Planning to stay in Miami the night before your cruise? That’s always a great idea.
Between traffic, airport delays, bad weather, and even computer shut-downs, there’s no good reason to risk coming into the city the day of your cruise. Doing so just increases the risk of missing your ship.
If you plan to drive in and stay in a hotel before your cruise, we’d recommend finding a hotel with cruise parking. This can save you a considerable amount of money over parking at the Port of Miami. If you are flying in, then finding a hotel with a shuttle to the cruise port is ideal. That way you don’t have to worry about how to get to your ship on the day to cruise.
The good news? Since Miami is such a tourist destination — especially for cruising — many hotels cater to cruise passengers with shuttles to the port.
To help you out, we’ve rounded up a list of 17 hotels that offer a shuttle or other transportation to the Miami cruise port. Some of these may charge for the service, but expect the cost to be minimal.
With so many hotels in the Miami area, don’t think this list is exhaustive. However, it’s a good starting point for those hotels with cruise shuttles.
Prices are based on a recent search for a Saturday night stay. They will vary based on your specific dates. Click on each hotel name to read reviews on TripAdvisor. For hotels that offer shuttles through a package, you may have to book through the hotel website, which is linked on TripAdvisor.
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Miami Hotels With Cruise Shuttles
Price: $89 per night
One of the absolute closest hotels to the Miami cruise port, the Leamington Hotel won’t make you just walk to the cruise ship! There is a complimentary shuttle to the port that departs at 10:45 a.m. Just let the front desk know at check-in and they will make sure you are squared away for your ride.
YVE Hotel (Suggested; close to port)
Price: $159 per night
This hotel is right on Biscayne Boulevard and just about five minutes from the port. They offer shuttle transportation to the port when you set off for your cruise for just $8 per person. Simply let the concierge know you’ll need a ride when you check in.
Price: $79 per night
Situated just north of the airport, this older hotel is quick to get to if you are flying in for your cruise. It also features a free shuttle to the cruise port for its guests.
Hampton Inn Miami Airport South/Blue Lagoon (Suggested; great reviews)
Price: $189 per night
This hotel sits just off the airport property to the south. They offer a “Stay and Cruise” package featuring one-way shuttle service for two to the cruise port. Additional riders are $10 each.
Comfort Suites Miami Airport (Suggested for budget cruisers)
Price: $139 per night
Located just north of the airport and about 8 miles from the cruise terminals. This hotel offers a free shuttle to the cruise port for its guests. If you want a return ride, then it’s $10 per adult.
DoubleTree Biscayne Bay
Price: $289 per night
This high-end hotel is one of the closest to the cruise port. It offers a “Cruise Escape Package” that includes a room, breakfast and transportation for to to the Port of Miami. That’s not a bad way to start your embarkation day.
Hampton Inn Coconut Grove
Price: $195 per night
For under $200 you can get a room just a few miles from the port at this Hampton Inn. They offer a parking package that includes free parking for your stay plus a shuttle to the cruise port. If you don’t have a car, you can just take advantage of using the shuttle to get to the cruise terminal.
Holiday Inn Express Miami Airport Doral Area
Price: $99 per night
Located about 14 miles from the cruise port, the Holiday Inn Express near the airport has a “Fly N Cruise” package that offers a shuttle to and from the airport and one-way transport for up to four people to the Port of Miami. It also includes up to 7 days of parking.
Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West/Doral
Price: $179 per night
Located near the airport, this hotel not only offers a third-party shuttle to the Miami cruise port for its hotel guests, but they will pick you up for your flight as well. The shuttle for the cruise port leaves at 10:30 and 12:30 on cruise days and costs $12 per person.
Quality Inn Miami Airport Hotel
Price: $139 per night
Near the intersection of Palmetto Expressway and NW 36th, this hotel sits in a small group of options that all cater to cruise passengers. They have a “Stay & Cruise” package that includes parking, breakfast, and a shuttle to the cruise port.
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West
Price: $129 per night
With the Hilton’s “Park, Stay & Go” package you can park for the duration of your cruise. If you don’t have a car, then just use the shuttle to the cruise port to start your vacation. Rates to the port are $12 per guest, one-way. There is also a “Park and Cruise” package that includes a breakfast buffet, 15 days of parking, and included shuttle to the Port of Miami.
Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
Price: $209 per night
Located near the airport, this hotel offers a shuttle from Friday-Monday for $15 per person. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the cruise terminal.
Doral Inn & Suites
Price: $115 per night
The third-party shuttle offers a ride to the port every hour between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. It costs $13 per person and you’ll need to purchase in advance to ensure a spot. The ride takes about 30 minutes to the port.
Courtyard Miami Airport
Price: $114 per night
The Courtyard Miami Airport offers comfortable accommodations near the airport, but with the “Extend Your Miami Cruise Experience” package you can get a room, breakfast for two and transportation to the Port of Miami. You’ll use code “TRS” when booking.
Residence Inn Miami Airport
Price: $164 per night
As with other hotels in the immediate area that are part of the Marriott family, the Residence Inn offers an “Extend Your Miami Cruise Experience” package with room, breakfast and transportation to the port.
Miami Airport Marriott
Price: $169 per night
Another Marriott property, this hotel has the same package offering a room for two along with breakfast and a ride to the ship on embarkation day.
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Midtown
Price: $139 per night
With the “Stay and Cruise” offer from Hampton Inn you will receive a room and transportation for two to the cruise on the date of your trip. Note that the package also includes breakfast and wi-fi. Parking is available for $10 per night.
Crowne Plaza Miami Airport
Price: $196 per night
Conveniently located near the airport, the Crowne Plaza is a nice option for those wanting to fly in the day before their trip. They offer a shuttle at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to the cruise port, for $15. You’ll want to let them know you plan to use the shuttle when you check-in so that they can reserve your spot.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell
Price: $179 per night
Just a few minutes from the port in Brickell, near the downtown area, the Homewood Suites are a convenient option. As for a shuttle to the port, they offer a third-party service that costs $10 per person. Departures times are at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. You’ll just need to let the front desk know you want a ride when you check-in.
Atton Brickell Miami
Price: $239 per night
While not specifically mentioning a shuttle to the port, the location of the Atton is just a few minutes walk to the Coral Way Trolley stop. The trolley runs to the cruise port about every 15-30 minutes. Best of all, it’s free of charge so you can get a lift without spending a dime.
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown(Suggested; great reviews)
Price: $230 per night
Just a short drive through downtown to the cruise port, this Hampton Inn offers a great location for those who want to be near the action. Best of all, they offer a cruise shuttle of $8 per person that leaves several times per day. Want to save money? You can also right the Coral Way Trolley for free, that runs to the cruise port. The Brickell stop is just a short walk (0.2 miles) from the hotel.
Extended Stay America — Downtown/Brickell
Price: $135 per night
One of the more affordable options in the downtown/Brickell area, the Extended Stay America offers comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price. They also offer a shuttle to the cruise port that costs $8 per person. It runs Monday through Friday, but unfortunately no service on the weekends. If you need a ride on Saturday or Sunday, your best option is taking a Lyft or Uber.
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Brickell South
Price: $179 per night
Staying here, you’ll be about a 10-15 minute ride to the cruise port on embarkation day. A shuttle runs at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. each day, at a cost of $10 per person (with a two-person minimum).
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Downtown/Medical Center
Price: $144 per night
Conveniently located between the Miami airport and the Port of Miami, this hotel puts you only about 12 minutes from the ship on cruise day. They offer a third-party shuttle that picks up three times a day (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.) that costs $8 per person.
More on Cruising From Miami
Getting to the Port of Miami — Transportation options from airports and the Miami area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Miami Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Miami Park and Cruise Hotels — If you plan to stay in Miami the night before your cruise, look at this list of hotels that offer cruise parking with a one-night stay.