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By: Lori Kahn

Best Hotels Near PortMiami

Coming to Miami for a cruise? You should really stay a night or two before or after your sail and discover some of Miami’s incredible art and culture, restaurants and fun-filled entertainment while you are here. It doesn’t even have to cause a dent in your budget with so many affordable and stylish hotels in Downtown and Brickell near PortMiami. The best part? These hotels are conveniently located near a world of exciting things to do —and, of course, your cruise ship.

Yve Hotel Miami
Add some color to your cruise vacation at Yve Hotel Miami

Stylish & Boutique Hotels

Yve Hotel Miami

A hip alternative to the Downtown big brand hotels, YVE Miami is truly a Miami gem. With local art throughout the lobby, modern décor and chic white furnishings with bright strokes of color, this Downtown hotel exudes Miami style. It’s even located in the heart of the action; directly across the street from Bayfront Park and only a short walk to AmericanAirlines Arena and a short five-minute transfer to PortMiami. With comfortable rooms with views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, YVE Miami will make you feel like staying in your room and ordering in. Insider’s Tip: Try their tasty fish tacos and a local brew.

Aloft Miami Brickell

Part of the Starwood Hotel Group and considered the little sister to the W Hotel brand, Aloft Miami Brickell offers stylish digs catering to the next generation of travelers. That means rooms designed for the tech generation with free Wi-Fi, iPhone docking stations and a grab-and-go café for travelers on the run. While it’s considered a “limited service” hotel, there’s no shortage of hip millennial style with a chic bar and lounge, as well as an outdoor pool. Plus, you’re just a few steps to Mary Brickell Village with all of its dining and nightlife offerings.

Novotel Miami Brickell

The Novotel Miami Brickell is a modern hotel for the savvy traveler. Located close by the cruise port in Brickell, this Latin-inspired beauty is a premier U.S. property. It’s a new hotel with many amenities like a 24-hour fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, complimentary coffee each morning and a weekly Art, Wine & Jazz Night showcasing local Miami artists. There is a stunning rooftop infinity pool with views of the bay and Miami’s iconic skyline where you can enjoy a movie under the stars every Sunday evening while enjoying a tart and tasty pisco sour from the rooftop bar. They will even store your luggage for up to five days if you plan on visiting other Miami neighborhoods while in town. The best news? The price is very competitive with other hotels in the area.

Churchill Suites Miami Brickell

More vacation rental than traditional hotel, each apartment suite in Churchill Suites Miami Brickell comes with separate sleeping, living and dining areas with a balcony and up to three bedrooms. While the price at this Brickell apartment-hotel might seem steep, you’re getting a lot more for your money than your average hotel. Each room also features fully-equipped kitchens and washer-dryers for a stay designed to be a home away from home. Located inside a luxurious, 36-floor building, you’ll be living large with a pool, fitness room, recreation center and more.

Hotel Urbano Brickell

For an unexpected tropical retreat in the heart of Brickell, look no further than Hotel Urbano at Brickell. Filled with local art, an inviting pool with cabanas and a fire pit, private balconies and its stylish restaurant Bistro Urbano, this hotel offers all the Miami flavor and charm you desire at an incredible price. If you are an art lover, you’ll love the hotel’s rotating exhibitions and a staff full of information about the Wynwood Arts District. The rooms even feature one-of-a-kind artworks produced exclusively for the hotel by local artists.

Tried and True Brand Name Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell/Downtown

Also a Hilton HHonors member hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell/Downtown seamlessly evokes Miami’s style more than you might expect from a major chain hotel. With bright pink accent furniture, a rooftop pool with South Beach-style cabanas and a hip Brickell address, this 221 room hotel is also LEED-certified and a member of the Florida Green Lodging Association, so you can feel extra good about staying there. It’s also home to one of Brickell’s most popular sports bars-cum-gastropubs, Batch, making it a perfect hotel if you plan to hit the town.

Hilton Miami Downtown
Enjoy full-service amenities at Hilton Miami Downtown

Hilton Miami Downtown

Whether you’re a member of the Hilton HHonors loyalty program, or you’re simply looking for a comfortable full service hotel in the heart of the city, Hilton Miami Downtown offers an ideal location on Biscayne Bay. The massive hotel boasts 527 guest rooms, a heated rooftop pool and sweeping water views. If you don’t care about breaking the bank, you can even stay in the deluxe penthouse suite that fits 70 (last-minute party, anyone?) and has even been stayed in by a previous president.

Homewood Suites Miami Brickell/Downtown

The Hilton brand is not done giving you options yet. Homewood Suites Miami Downtown/Brickell, offers travelers a little of the comfort of home with studio and one-bedroom suites all with fully equipped kitchens that include a refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. They also have a covered outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room, and free full breakfast. You can even enjoy a free evening social complete with dining and drinks Monday through Thursday for those folks who can’t say no to a deal.

Hyatt Regency
Convenience is king at Hyatt Regency Miami

Hyatt Regency Miami

Located on Miami’s scenic riverwalk and home to the Miami Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Miami is a massive hotel in the heart of Downtown that is always buzzing with business travelers, but it has a lot more to offer than just business. Enjoy a fully equipped StayFit gym, a heated outdoor pool, and lots of nearby food options. It’s a direct stop on the MetroMover (Miami’s free elevated mass transit system) so getting around Downtown is a breeze. PortMiami is also at your fingertips – only two miles away.

Holiday Inn Port of Miami

While the Holiday Inn is always a solid option for budget travel and familiar creature comforts like hot breakfast, clean rooms and a gym—the Holiday Inn Port of Miami Downtown's prices keep at pace with many of the area’s hotels. With 200 rooms, a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and an outdoor pool, the Holiday Inn is located within minutes to PortMiami.

Courtyard by Marriott Miami

In the heart of Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott Miami offers 231 guest rooms in a comfortable, welcoming setting with an outdoor pool and fitness facility. You’re an easy walk to all of Downtown’s attractions, from Bayfront Park to Bayside Marketplace, and all kinds of restaurant options. It’s also a quick and easy trip to PortMiami, as the hotel partners with several companies to provide transportation to your cruise ship terminal for $5 per person. Affordable and convenient always hit that sweet comfort spot.

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

For a gorgeous marina-front view, look no further than the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. Located at the northern edge of Downtown, you can easily access the famous Wynwood Arts District from this hotel. Enjoy dazzling views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami from your private balcony or while dining outdoors at the hotel’s waterfront restaurant, Catch Grill & Bar. You’ll even get a view from the nicely equipped fitness center, but be sure to make time to unwind with a dip in the pool.

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay

Directly facing Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown, DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay Miami is located inside a luxury condo tower at the edge of the chic, residential neighborhood of Edgewater. With easy access to the MetroMover, you’ll reach Downtown in a matter of minutes with time to spare while you meet up with friends or make new ones. This hotel also boasts four restaurants, an outdoor pool, fitness center, salon, spa and boutique shops on the lobby level. It’s almost like a city within a city—and it’s located just one mile from PortMiami.

Stay close to the action at InterContinental Miami

InterContinental Miami

Ideally located on Biscayne Bay in Downtown, the InterContinental Miami offers sweeping waterfront digs next to Bayfront Park. Walk to Bayside Marketplace for shopping and dining overlooking the water and retreat back to the luxurious 34-story marble tower for a good night’s sleep. Outside you’ll notice a digital LED screen lighting up the entire façade that’s visible from South Beach. Dine at chef Richard Sandoval’s trendy Toro Toro, a modern take on South and Central American cuisine, and enjoy a hip happy hour at the bar popular amongst the Brickell post-work crowd.

Want to see more? Here is a comprehensive list of hotels near PortMiami. 

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