The Best Hotels Near Miami, Florida

Acqualina Resort and Spa is just a few sandy steps away from the ocean
Acqualina Resort and Spa is just a few sandy steps away from the ocean | Courtesy of Acqualina Resort / Expedia
Emily Draper

From Coconut Grove to Miracle Mile, you don’t have to stay downtown to appreciate all Miami has to offer. Stay in one of these hotels near Miami, Florida, on your next trip.

Escape the busy streets of downtown Miami and stay in one of these hotels in the quieter surrounding neighborhoods. With ocean views, glamorous shopping boulevards and acres of championship golf courses, there is plenty to keep you and your family entertained at these hotels near Miami. Plus you can enjoy spacious suites that high-rise city hotels can’t provide.

1. JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa

Resort, Hotel

JW Marriott
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Turnberry is synonymous with golf, but the JW Marriott Miami resort is less wild and woolly than its Scottish namesake. Just 17 miles from downtown, you can swing your way around two 18-hole PGA championship golf courses, while the kids splash around the Tidal Cove waterpark. For those in need of rejuvenation, take the wellness circuit at the Âme spa, cycling through the aromatic steam room, Himalayan salt suite before finishing in the Swiss shower.

2. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Casino Hotel, Hotel

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
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Visit Florida’s own Hollywood to experience iconic entertainment at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. You can’t miss it – it’s shaped like a 450ft-high glass guitar. Inside, you’ll find seven bars and clubs (as well as luxurious bedrooms, fit for a rock star). Try your hand at blackjack in the casino, and spend your well-earned winnings on cocktails at your private poolside cabana.

3. Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Resort, Hotel

Diplomat Beach Resort
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If you’re travelling with kids, Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood is right where you want to be. This ocean-facing resort has two pools, complete with water slides, a kids club and access to jet-skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding from the beach. Feeling hungry? Book a table at the coveted, award-winning sushi restaurant Monkitail, led by celebrity head chef Michael Schulson. Even if you don’t stay here, park at the marina dock for free when dining on-site.

4. Acqualina Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel, Luxury

Serene room in white and silver with oceanfront balcony at Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach in North Miami Beach
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Situated on Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort and Spa is just a few sandy steps away from the ocean. When you’re not shopping at nearby Bal Harbour and Aventura Mall, dive into a scuba lesson or a group painting workshop on the beachfront. The two-story ESPA spa is worth a visit in itself – especially for its quiet pool and Roman waterfall with the Atlantic Ocean in the background.

5. Element Miami Doral

Hotel

Element Miami 2
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Extended-stay hotel Element Miami Doral sits on the edge of Florida’s wildlife-filled wetlands, while being just 20 minutes from downtown Miami. Families and business travelers will appreciate the spacious suites, complete with pillow-top mattresses, a full kitchen and dedicated workspace. Don’t forget to check out the bar with 107 whiskeys and bourbons to sample.

6. Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

Chain Hotel, Luxury

The beaux-arts-style facade of the Hotel Colonnade, with trees in front
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Design-centered hotel Hotel Colonnade is set in the tree-lined neighborhood of Coral Gables. A work of art in itself, this hotel greets you with a grand central staircase and crystal chandeliers with contemporary art decorating the walls. Families should book the loft suites with separate bedrooms upstairs for the kids. Stroll down Miracle Mile, decked out with upscale boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes, before diving into the rooftop pool to cool down on return.

7. Mr C Miami, Coconut Grove

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Bright living space with a light-toned sofa and chairs, a wooden table, a flat screen TV and a balcony at Mr C Miami
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Complete with a private terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay, Mr C Miami Coconut Grove brings 1960s resort glamour to the 21st century. Although only a mere 10 minutes from downtown Miami, the hotel is surrounded by peaceful green spaces like the mangroves of Barnacle Historic State Park. Take a stroll along the bay until you reach the harbour to rent a yacht and enjoy Miami from the water.

8. Marriott's Villas at Doral

Resort, Hotel, Villa

Marriotts Villas Item
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Doral wins the award for being close to downtown Miami and the city’s international airport. Make yourself at home in the Marriott’s Villas at Doral – its two-bedroom private villas have lakeview balconies. As many of the villas are privately owned, you’re guaranteed to rub shoulders with the locals at the resort’s Deco Bar & Grill or during a round of golf at the many renowned courses nearby.

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