Miami Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations

  • Miami is a sprawling city and, despite its large transit system, buses are often stuck in traffic. The best way to get around is to use the Metromer or Metrorail, although their routes are limited. Instead, use a ride-sharing service or Freebee, the free shuttle service that runs through various neighborhoods.
  • The Miami Trolley is also free but only runs in a few parts of the city. Check online for the routes and times and note that some routes are not available on Sunday. Be extra careful should you opt to drive and also while crossing the street on foot.
  • Miami Beach is a resort city that was built on a sandbar and is technically separate from the city of Miami. However, it is nearby, and many people come to Miami simply to visit the beaches here. The neighborhood of South Beach is to the south and runs about 2.5 miles. Many hotels and resorts are located here along with pristine beaches.
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The 10 Best Hotels for Families in Miami, Florida

Holiday Inn Downtown Port of Miami, budget

This hotel has rooms and suites that overlook Biscayne Bay and is also close to the airport as well as South Beach and many other attractions. It’s great for families because kids 18 and under stay free while those 11 and under eat free at on-site restaurants.

Rollaway beds and cribs are available, and rooms come with a refrigerator and microwave that’s perfect for snacking, heating up bottles, or having leftovers. Suites have a kitchen or kitchenette for cooking, and there are video games in the rooms to keep kids occupied.

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, budget

This waterfront hotel in Biscayne Bay has spacious rooms and is close to many museums and the Miami Seaquarium. There is a great seafood restaurant on-site and outdoor pool with a whirlpool so you can soak up the sun.

Rooms have a mini-fridge, and rollaway beds can be added along with a crib or play yard. There are many activities nearby, like snorkeling, tennis, volleyball, bicycle rentals, and a trail for biking or walking.

Marriott’s Villas at Doral, mid-range

Relax in style at these condominium-style rooms complete with balconies, living area, and a full kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook your own meals. They are perfect for families, and the two-bedroom villas can accommodate up to eight people.

Parking is free, and there are no resort fees included. The Wifi is complimentary and available in both the villas and all the public areas so you can stay connected wherever you go. There’s also a game room and video games for kids and a washer/dryer to make it easy to get cleaned up after a day at the beach.

Kimpton EPIC Hotel Miami, mid-range

This boutique hotel in Miami features rooftop pools with private cabanas, two restaurants, and a spa. Rooms in this sky-rise hotel have been newly renovated, and all have their own private balcony.

There is complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby each morning and an evening wine hour for adults. The Kimpton Kids Program provides welcome gifts and family-friendly dining as well as babysitting services and child equipment rentals. You can rent bikes, and if you’ve forgotten any amenities or toiletries, they have plenty on hand, including phone chargers you can borrow.

Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach, mid-range

Those who choose to stay in Miami Beach will be glad to find a more affordable option that is family-friendly. The rooms and suites at this modern hotel are spacious and feature oversized balconies. With three pools to choose from, including a children’s pool and a volleyball court.

The BeCo Kids program gives children ages 4-12 the opportunity to explore through full or half-day programs. After-hours babysitting is also available, and there are activities like pizza-making classes, spa treatments, and kid-friendly menus at restaurants that include mocktails and popsicles poolside.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, luxury

This Miami Beach hotel is right on the water and combines luxury along with lots of perks for families. The motto “Loews Loves Families” means there are plenty of perks, including kids under 18 who stay free and baby bath kits. They will provide you with a family activity guide, and there’s a kids club for children ages 8-12. 

Teens will love video games and vintage arcade, and you can rent out beach chairs, kayaks, paddleboards, and boogie boards as part of their resort amenities. Late checkout is available at no additional charge, and you can take advantage of their fifth night free for extended vacations.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, luxury

This five-star luxury hotel with water views in Brickell Key features art deco style and decor that reflects their Oriental roots. Rooms look out over the city, or the water and suites or connecting rooms are available.

Check out the infinity-edge pool for a unique swimming experience that kids are sure to love. You can also get complimentary accessories for babies and young children like cribs, bath amenities, and Diaper Genies. Children 11 and under eat free when dining with an adult, and babysitting services can be requested through the concierge.

Trump International Beach Resort, luxury

Stay at this refine retreat on Sunny Isles Beach and enjoy a personalized stay where your entire family gets pampered and taken care of. The suites are very spacious, with even a one-bedroom measuring at more than one thousand square feet. There are walk-in closets, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private balcony with a water view.

Take advantage of Planet Kids, a supervised program for children ages 4-12 that is full of activities and fun. Relax at the oceanfront, grotto-style swimming pool, or spend time in a cabana. Adults can head poolside for happy hour snacks and cocktails while the kids swim nearby.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, luxury

Located on 4.5 beachfront acres, this resort boasts both guest rooms and suites along with residences, which makes it ideal for families. The AcquaMarine kids club gives children from 5-12 the chance to participate in marine biology-inspired programs and activities.

The oceanfront soccer field, basketball hoop, foosball, and king-sized chessboard will keep kids occupied for hours of fun. Three outdoor pools and beaches provide plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. You can even receive books delivered to your room for nighttime reading, and there is little nightlife nearby which makes for a quiet stay.

Biltmore Coral Gables, luxury

Enjoy the elegance of Coral Gables while staying at the historic Biltmore hotel, which is set on 150 tropical acres. It is home to a championship golf course and tennis courts where kids can take lessons. Kids also have access to the Biltmore Culinary Academy, where they can learn to cook, attend a cooking camp, or do the cooking for their birthday party.

The huge pool is 23,000 square feet and has a cascading waterfall and cabanas you can rent or relax on a lounge chair and then rinse off at the outdoor rain showers. If you want to splurge, try the famous Sunday brunch with an extravagant buffet full of delicacies that has reduced pricing for children 5 to 11.

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