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Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? #155960
03/03/2018 05:40 PM
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Many of you travel a lot, so I thought I would ask for a hotel recommendation. We need to spend one night in MIA and would like to be near the airport. Does anyone have a "favorite" hotel in that vicinity? I was going to book the Residence Inn ($156/nite) that is in a complex with several other Marriott hotels. A few TA reviews mentioned its in a "sketchy" neighborhood, but its in a gated complex. We're going to arrive in the late afternoon and leave in the morning, so the hotel doesn't need to be upscale.
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Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #155963
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There’s a hotel right in the airport (just outside the Security Checkpoint in Terminal E.

If that doesn’t fit your needs just about every hotel chain has a place within 1 to 3 miles of the airport - many provide free shuttle service. Google “Miami Airport Hotels” for links.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #155975
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We stayed at the Hyatt Place for a night just a month ago. Pretty nice for an airport hotel and super close to the airport. Nothing to really do around it but for just a short stay it was quick and easy.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #155989
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There are a number of places like the Econo Lodge or Days Inn near the airport that offer free parking, free shuttle to and from and free breakfast and some have heated pools.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #156017
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I second Hyatt Place. Fairly new, clean and very convenient to the airport. We would stay there again.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: Fletch] #156044
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They had problems last time Marion tried to stay - no warning that they had to cancel - had to find another hotel at 11:30 PM with no help from the front desk.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #156188
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We have stayed at the hotel that is actually in the airport. It is very convenient, especially if your flight leaves early or you get in very late. Breakfast is included, and is quite good.

We have also stayed at the Marriott complex you mentioned, usually in the Courtyard hotel that is there. We have gotten deals before through www.simpleairportparking.com to park our car on the Marriott grounds (for less than Marriott charges and less than the airport charges). So we stay at the Courtyard, leave the car on the gated grounds, and take the Marriott shuttle back and forth to the airport.

As for the neighborhood, I suppose it is probably not the most upscale one you'll find around Miami, but it's not that bad. My wife and I have walked a couple of blocks from the hotel area to a restaurant for dinner and had no qualms about it. There are a number of decent restaurants within a very short driving distance. We will almost certainly be staying there again.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #156386
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I also stayed in the hotel at the airport by myself and reserved a twin room. Died laughing when I walked in because the flat screen tv was directly at the foot of the bed and it was wider than the bed. Very comfortable and clean. The bed area had everything I needed. The bath was very spacious and probably about the size of the bedroom. Came with free breakfast at the restaurant across from the desk. The convenience of just walking down the hall, get boarding pass and through security can’t be beat. I will stay there again and if I’m by myself I want one of the twin rooms. Loved it.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #156442
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Thanks everyone. This is very helpful! I didn't know there was a hotel right in the airport, even though we've been through there many times.

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #156573
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I, too, have stayed at the Miami International Airport Hotel several times. I had one of those twin rooms once and hated it because it was also next to the elevator shaft; noise all night long! That said the other rooms are more than serviceable. I've discovered that there are some rooms (well, at least one) on the top (7th) floor that are much larger than the rest of the rooms; I always request it now. Spacious: desk/chair, stuffed chair, other furniture. Comparable to if not better than a "regular" hotel room but yet with the convenience of proximity to terminal and free breakfast.


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Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #161572
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Hi Aqua Girl, I totally hear you about hotels in Miami being sketchy! I found that for the best hotels and best Miami Airport Parking is a great way to start! I hope this helps! Cheers,

Lulu

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #161578
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There is a full service Hilton at the airport with shuttle service. Stayed there a few months ago one night for an early flight to STT. Very convenient

Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #161711
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We stayed one night in Sheraton Miami airport and it was the best airport hotel, we’ve ever stayed in. Had a so called club room, with free breakfast and a lounge with drinks and snacks. The pool area was really nice too. It’s situated just beside the car rental center. Free shuttle. Will definitely stay there again if we need a room in the area.


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Re: Hotel near Miami Intl Airport? [Re: AquaGirl] #162211
05/31/2018 08:18 PM
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We are back from our trip and ended up spending 2 nights in Miami, one planned and one not. I wanted to thank everyone for their input as it was very helpful.

On our way down, we stayed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites - Miami Airport South. It was fine for our overnight stay - a typical Fairfield Inn. We didn't spend much time there as we arrived in the evening and left early the next morning. The neighborhood next to the Fairfield didn't look too bad to us, but we didn't go walking around. Perhaps it was worse when you left the immediate area around the Marriott complex. We used the shuttle to/from the airport and the ride was short.

On our way home from the islands, our flight landed 5 minutes late, then sat on the tarmac for 25 minutes. We got through Customs and Immigration quickly, then waited 45 minutes for our luggage. (This was a first for us. We have never waited that long at any airport.) By the time we picked up our checked bag and re-checked it for the Miami to DC flight, then raced for the gate, we had missed our connecting flight. Walked another 10 miles through the airport to a AA Service desk. (ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but at that time of night, it felt like 10 miles!). AA put us up at the nearby EB Hotel and gave us vouchers for food. Its a chain with hotels in Venezuela and Argentina. The rooms and lobby area were high-end and very nice. We enjoyed their breakfast buffet with our vouchers before going back to the airport. We would stay here again, although I hope to never have to stay overnight in-transit as it adds too much overhead to the trip!


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