14 Best Miami “Park and Cruise” Hotels (Free/Discount Parking)

When it comes to budgeting for a cruise, everyone keeps in mind the cost of the cruise itself. But most people (especially first-time cruisers) don’t realize that parking can be a huge expense as well.

The Port of Miami’s official parking costs a pricey $22 per day. That’s more than $150 for a 7-day cruise. While some nearby independent lots charge significantly less, the price still adds up over the course of a week.

The good news is that you don’t have to shell out this money. A little-known tip is that many hotels in the area cater to cruisers. If you stay at least one night with them, they offer free or discounted parking during your cruise. If you’re not planning to stay in a hotel, then buying a room simply for the parking isn’t likely worth it. But if you planned on staying in the area anyway, be sure to ask about parking during your cruise.

With so many hotels in the Miami area, the list below isn’t meant to showcase every hotel that offers cruise parking. If there is a particular hotel you’d like to stay, chances are good they can accommodate your car during the cruise.

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see inexpensive hotels near the Miami cruise port or see hotels with shuttles to the port area.

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Miami Hotels Offering Cruise Parking (Top Suggestions)

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DoubleTree Biscayne Bay (Suggested; close to port)
Among the closest hotels to the port that offers cruise parking, the DoubleTree Biscayne Bay is a high-end hotel that sits right on the water. In fact, you can see the cruise ships from the hotel. It’s also within walking distance of the Frost Science Museum. For under $300 you get a great location and up to 8 nights parking for one vehicle if you book the “Park & Cruise” deal. There is also shuttle service to the port included.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Miami Downtown (Suggested; close to port)
Sitting just behind the DoubleTree, the Hilton Downtown isn’t quite as expensive, but still offers comfortable accommodations right next to the port. The hotel itself is modern and updated, fitting with the Miami style. Stay at the Hilton using its “Park and Go” package and you’ll receive parking for up to 7 nights and a shuttle to the nearby cruise port. This is a great option for those looking to stay at a high-end hotel near the port.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West (Suggested for budget cruisers)
Even if you’re staying in Miami and want to park doesn’t mean you have to stay at the pricier hotels near the port. This option is by the airport and offers a “Park and Go” package with a $12 shuttle per guest to the port. We’ve also been told that you can park for $5 per day as you cruise. That’s considerably cheaper than parking at the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

More Miami Hotels With Cruise Parking

Comfort Suites Miami Airport
A newer hotel right by the airport, you can stay here for relatively little compared to hotel by the port. It’s still about eight miles from the port, which is only a $15-20 Uber/Lyft ride. A phone call to the hotel told us that they have parking for $12 per day while you cruise, or $10 per day off the rate at the cruise port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Extended Stay America | Downtown/Brickell
Extended Stay America in Brickell is just south of downtown putting you near the action without as high a price tag. Depending on when you cruise, you can find rates as low as $100 per night. While the hotel doesn’t list an actual parking package, it does offer parking for $15 a night. That’s $7 per night off the rate offered at the cruise port. That saves you nearly $50 off a week-long cruise.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn Miami Airport/Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is a unique area just south of the Miami airport that is a literal lagoon. The body of water in the middle of the city is unique and cuts down on some of the concrete jungle that can be Miami. This Hampton Inn is highly rated and with its “Park and Go” parking package you can get up to 14 nights parking included in your rate. A shuttle to the port isn’t included, but it only costs a few dollars from here.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn Coconut Grove
Hampton Inn is known for offering great value and comfy rooms. Situated in Coconut Grove — about six miles south of the port — this version of the hotel sits right near Highway 1, without being right next to the freeway. You can get a room that comes with 7 nights parking included in the “Stay and Cruise” package rate. A transfer to the cruise port is also included.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Marriott Hollywood Beach
Want to stay on the beach? This is one of the few hotels near the famous South Florida shore that also offers cruise parking. One drawback — it’s roughly 25 miles from the port. The “Park and Cruise” package offered includes a room, breakfast buffet, and complimentary parking while on your trip. Not that there is no mention of a shuttle with the package. Expect it to cost about $30 each way.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 24 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West/Doral
Headed out on a longer cruise? This might be your best option. The hotel provides up to 14 nights parking included in their parking special. That length of trip would cost you $280 at the Port of Miami for parking alone. In addition it also has two one-way transfers to the port. You will need to get a ride back from the port to your car.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Quality Inn Miami Airport Hotel
Near the intersection of Palmetto Expressway and NW 36th, this hotel sits in a small group of options that all have cruise parking. Recently we found prices at the Quality Inn for about $140 for a Saturday night stay with their “Stay & Cruise” deal, with up to a week parking included and one-way transportation to the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Runway Inn
Sometimes you don’t want a fancy hotel. You simply want somewhere inexpensive to sleep before you catch the cruise ship. If that sounds like your situation, the Runway Inn might be a fit. Situated just north of the airport, this older hotel doesn’t feature a parking package, but does offer parking at $10 per day. That rate is half what the Port of Miami charges. It also has free shuttle service to the Port of Miami.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 2.5 out of 5

InterContinental at Doral Miami
Just because a hotel is high end doesn’t mean it has to have a high-end price tag. The InterContiental features a lot of appeal near the airport, including its “Cruise Package” special. With this special, guests receive up to 14 days of free parking and a $30 Uber gift card to cover your ride to the port. As well, there is also free wi-fi included in the package. All of this comes in at a price of under $150 on some Saturday night stays.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 13 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

EB Hotel Miami
Winner of a AAA Four-Diamond Award, you know that the EB Hotel has a lot to offer (check out the glass shower that looks out into the room). In addition to being a nice hotel, it also offers a “Stay, Park & Cruise” that package includes a free upgrade to a business suite, shuttle transportation to the airport, complimentary breakfast, parking for seven days, and one-way transportation to the Port of Miami. Go over seven days and additional parking is only $8 per day.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Crowne Plaza Miami Airport
Crowne Plaza has a reputation for higher-end hotels that are still affordable for the average person. In fact, this location has rooms with cruise parking for under $200. In fact, the hotel near the airport offers two parking options — a cruise park special for two guests and another for four guests. Both packages include accommodation, seven days of parking, and transportation to the port. Wi-fi is also included.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Are park and cruise packages more expensive than regular hotel rates?
In most cases yes, you will pay more for a parking package than you will if you just booked the cheapest no frills rate. For example, a hotel might be $150 a night normally, but charge $180 for the park and cruise package. Still, the extra cost is lower than the price of parking at the Port of Miami, which charges $22 per day.

How do I get to my car after my cruise?
Some hotels offer transportation roundtrip between the hotel and the cruise port. However, you might have noticed that some only offer one-way trips. This is because they don’t want to have to worry about picking up passengers at different times throughout the day. If your hotel only provides one-way trips, don’t worry. You can get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft back to the hotel for between $10-20, depending on the location.

I am sailing from Fort Lauderdale. Are there park and cruise hotels there?
Yes. South Florida is a mecca of cruising. No matter which port you are sailing from in the area, it will have hotels nearby that cater to cruise passengers. While you aren’t likely to find many Miami hotels that cater to Fort Lauderdale passengers (and vice versa), you can read our Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) hotels with park and cruise packages.

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 Hotels with Cruise Shuttles — If you want a hotel with a shuttle to the cruise port, we’ve rounded up a list that can get you to your ship.

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