25+ Miami Hotels Near the Cruise Port With Shuttles (Free & Paid) |

Planning to stay in Miami the night before your trip and need a hotel with a shuttle to the cruise port? That’s always a great idea.

With a hotel cruise shuttle, you don’t have to worry about how to get to your ship on embarkation day. The good news? Since Miami is such a tourist destination — especially for cruising — many hotels cater to passengers with shuttles to the port as a perk to attract customers. Factory Transfer Trolley

25+ Miami Hotels Near the Cruise Port With Shuttles (Free & Paid) |

To help you out, we’ve rounded up a list of more than two dozen hotels that offer a shuttle or other transportation to the ship while also being close to the Miami cruise port.

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see inexpensive hotels near the Miami cruise port or see “Park and Cruise” hotels in the port area  that have parking for cheaper than at the pier.

Note: This article contains affiliate links to Kayak. We earn a commission for clicks made on their website, at no charge to you. For hotels that offer shuttles through a package, you may have to book through the hotel website. Review ratings come from either Google or TripAdvisor and are rounded to the nearest half point.

Looking for a free ride to the port? These hotels close to the cruise port offer shuttles to the ship at no cost or offer a package with transportation included. Note that you may have to book directly with the hotel for packages.

1. Hampton Inn Coconut Grove   As one of the best mixes of value and comfort, Hampton Inn is a good choice for cruise passengers. As you’d expect from the hotel chain, it offers of clean accommodations before your cruise. The location is a little farther than some other hotels on our list, but they offer a “Stay & Cruise” package on their website that includes a stay and a shuttle to the cruise port… plus a welcome drink.

2. Hampton Inn Miami Airport South/Blue Lagoon   Hampton Inn is known for a solid hotel at a good value. This location is no different. The hotel sits just off the airport property to the south. Included in your stay are breakfast, use of the pool, business center, and fitness center. The hotels offers a “Stay and Cruise” package featuring one-way shuttle service for two to the cruise port. Additional riders are only $10 each. You can also just book the ride at check-in for $10. 

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3. EB Hotel Miami An AAA Four-Diamond Award winner, it’s no surprise this hotel gets near perfect reviews. If you’re flying in for a cruise, then you’ll appreciate that it’s right near the airport and has a 24-hour shuttle from MIA. In addition, the hotel offers a “Stay & Cruise” deal that includes an upgraded room, free breakfast, and a ride to the cruise port for two. Additional guests are $20.

4. Hampton Inn Miami Airport East Another Hampton Inn option, the location is also near the airport, but on the east side of the facility. That makes it convenient if you are flying in and just want somewhere close to stay. It offers a package that features your room and one-way transportation to the port come cruise day. Conversely, you can just book the shuttle at check-in for $12 per person.

5. Fairfield Inn & Suites Miami Airport South This Fairfield Inn is a great option for those flying in. It’s highly rated, affordable, and features a complementary airport shuttle. They also offer a “Pre Cruise” package that includes everything from breakfast to wi-fi, along with one-way transportation to the cruise port when it’s time to set sail. 

6. Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon Perhaps the most unique location of any hotel in our list, the Hilton is more like a resort. It sits on a peninsula south of the airport, surrounded by water. In other words, you don’t have to worry about the noise of the city in this oasis. The hotel offers a package on their website that includes transportation to the port. You can also just book a room normally and then add up the shuttle. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes to get to the cruise terminal.

7. Comfort Suites Miami Airport North   Located just north of the airport, this hotel is only about 8 miles from the cruise terminals. As you’d expect from the chain, you’ll get free wi-fi, breakfast, pool and fitness center with your stay. It also has free rides to and from the airport. For cruise passengers, this hotel also offers a free shuttle to the cruise port. As for value and convenience for passengers flying in, it’s tough to beat.

8. Comfort Inn & Suites Miami International Airport   A completely brand-new hotel right near the Miami airport, this hotel rolls out the carpet for cruise passengers. This includes a free airport shuttle and a free shuttle to the cruise port. As for the hotel, it is modern, clean and affordable. It also offers free wi-fi, a pool, and breakfast.

9. Cambria Hotel Miami Airport – Blue Lagoon Sitting in the Blue Lagoon area just south of the airport, this highly rated hotel offers a location that’s convenient to your flight and away from much of the hustle and bustle since it sits lakeside. They also offer a “Cruise Package” that features transportation to the cruise ships for two, along with an upgrade to a lake view room. 

10. Embassy Suites Miami International Just 15-20 minutes from the Port of Miami (and right next to the airport), Embassy Suites caters to both cruise passengers and those taking flights. Embassy Suites offers a “Cruise Package” that comes with a shuttle ride to the port for each person in the room. The rate is about $20 more than the base nightly rate in our search.

Not every hotel offers free rides — or is near the trolley — but many offer cheap transportation to the cruise ships.

11. Hilton Miami Downtown An upscale hotel with great reviews, there is a lot to like about the Hilton Miami Downtown, including views of Biscayne Bay to put you in the mood for cruising. If you need a ride to the port, the concierge can arrange transportation, which costs just $8 per person and departs at 11 a.m. It’s suggested that you call to book your spot about three days before arriving.

12. Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown   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 in the heart of Miami. Best of all, they work with a shuttle company to offer a ride for $8 per person that leaves several times per day. Want to save money? You can also ride 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.

13. DoubleTree Biscayne Bay   This high-end hotel is one of the closest to the cruise port, and offers some of the most stunning views. It sits right on Biscayne Bay, where you can see the cruise ports docked just a mile or two away. The DoubleTree offers a shuttle over to the ships for $10 per person, but just know it doesn’t run on Tuesday and Wednesday. There are several departures each day over to the Port of Miami.

14. Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West   One of the more comfortable hotels in the airport area, the Hilton Garden Inn is relatively new, which is always nice. Plus, with the Hilton’s shuttle you don’t have to worry about getting to the port. Rates to the port are $14 per guest, one-way. Departure times are at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

15. Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West/Doral   Want a well-reviewed hotel that’s a solid choice before your cruise? This is it. 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 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on cruise days and costs $15 per person. Kids under 5 are free.

16. Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell   Looking more like a modern condominium building than a hotel — and just a few minutes from the port in Brickell, near the downtown area — the Homewood Suites are a convenient option. It’s also clean and new. As for getting to the ships on cruise day, you’re literally just minutes away. There is a shuttle available for $15 per person, and the pickup time is between 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

17. Holiday Inn Express Miami Airport Doral Area Located about 12 miles from the cruise port, the Holiday Inn Express near the airport doesn’t have it’s own shuttle, but can arrange a ride for you at check-in. The rate is $50 for up to three people. More than that is $15 per person. As for the hotel, it gets strong reviews, featuring updated rooms, breakfast, and a pool.

Just because a hotel doesn’t offer a shuttle doesn’t mean you can’t get a free ride. The city has the Coral Way trolley, which runs to the cruise port. It runs from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. most days (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays), and it’s free to ride. For more, see the trolley website or our coverage of the Coral Way trolley here .

All of the following hotels are within a short walk of a Coral Way trolley stop to get you to the cruise terminals.

18. The Guild Downtown X Miami If worse comes to worst, you could technically walk between this hotel to the cruise port, but no need. The Coral Way trolley stops right by the hotel. As for your stay, the hotel bills itself as an “oasis of calm” in downtown Miami. It’s trendy, artsy, and modern, with a location that’s tough to beat.

19. Novotel Miami-Brickell Interested in a hotel with a rooftop infinity pool overlooking Miami? Then you’ll want to know more about the Novotel Miami-Brickell. It’s about a mile or two south of downtown, so close enough to be near the action but not to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Meanwhile, it’s highly rated, earning 4.5 out of 5 on Google. Meanwhile, the free trolley stop to the port is just a couple of blocks away.

20. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables A posh Mediterranean-style hotel, the Hyatt Regency would cost a fortune were it located in downtown. In Coral Gables it can still be pricey, but you can find rooms under $200 per night. On-site is a large pool, fitness center, restaurants, and more. And while the hotel is about 10 miles from the cruise ships, the stop for the trolley is just a few hundred feet away.

21. Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables Looking for a high-end hotel in swanky Coral Gables that can also get you to the cruise port? Hotel Colonnade is fancy, but sits right on the Coral Way trolley stop. In addition to the high-end stay, there are a number of shopping and restaurant options right nearby.

22. Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown It’s hard to get much closer to the cruise ships than staying at the Holiday Inn downtown. Just over the bridge from the port, you can be at your ship in about five minutes. It’s also right across from the Bayfront Marketplace, which has lots of shopping and restaurants. From here, you can also catch the trolley over to the ship.

23. YVE Hotel This hotel is right on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami and just about five minutes from the port. In fact, from some rooms you can actually see the cruise ships. It’s a trendy, modern hotel as you’d expect in the middle of a cosmopolitan mecca.  While they don’t offer a shuttle, you could literally walk to the ship (you do have to cross the causeway), or walk just across the street to the Coral Way stop that heads to the port.

24. Hyatt Regency Miami A spot right on the Miami River, this upscale hotel offers a high-end experience while visiting Miami. Pick an outward facing room and you’ll have views of Biscayne Bay and Brickell Key, and you might be able to catch a peek of the cruise ships as well. It’s only a couple of blocks to the trolley stop that can take you to the port.

25. Eurostars Langford Simple, clean, and modern, the Eurostars Langford has a gorgeous mid-century modern feel to the rooms that’s mixed with the modern vibe of downtown Miami. Headed to the cruise port? It’s only two miles away. Best of all, the Coral Way trolley can get you there for free within minutes.

26. Extended Stay America — Downtown/Brickell   While many hotels in downtown Miami are trendy boutique hotels, you can still find affordable, comfortable options. One of the cheaper options in the downtown/Brickell area, the Extended Stay America offers comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price. This spot puts you in the middle of the Miami scene, and literally right at the trolley stop.

27. Hotel Indigo Hotel Indigo is known as a chain of hotels that offers a more “boutique” experience (think modern and hip instead of boring). This spot is in the heart of Brickell, a Miami neighborhood just south of downtown and close to the cruise ports. You are also within walking distance of a lot of restaurants, and the Coral Way trolley.

28. Aloft Miami-Brickell In our opinion, this hotel just screams Miami. It’s hip, modern, and trendy, with a vibe that’s bright and colorful just like the city. Stay here and you’ll be just south of downtown and all that it has to offer. Ready to get to the ship? The trolley car route runs just a block from the hotel. Hop on for free and then you can be in the port without having to worry about any shuttle.

29. Extended Stay America – Miami – Coral Gables Coral Gables is some distance from the port, but the Coral Way trolley runs between the cruise port and the city. That means you can get a hotel here — often for cheaper than staying downtown — and still get a free ride to the port. The Extended Stay is a mid-level hotel, and we found rates for about $100 a night in some cases. The trolley stop is just a half-block away.

30. Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Sitting right on the Miami River that cuts through downtown Miami, this Comfort Suites is a combination of affordable, but also in the heart of it all. It’s also just over a mile to the cruise terminals. The hotel itself is nothing fussy, making it perfect for people searching for a low-key place to stay. The trolley stop is just a couple of blocks away.

While not every hotel offers a shuttle to the port, you can catch an Uber or Lyft from nearby hotels — often for just about $10, or less than paying for a hotel shuttle. These hotels are all near the Miami cruise port.

31. Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay From your room at this highly-rated hotel, you should be able to see the cruise ship if you have a view facing the bay. Surprisingly, we called the hotel and they told us they don’t offer transportation to the port despite the short distance. Even so, an Uber of Lyft would be quick and inexpensive to get to the ship.

32. Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Wynwood Design District This hotel is just north of downtown Miami and about 10 minutes away from the cruise port. It’s also convenient to the freeway that runs to Miami Beach if you want to go see the famous South Beach before you catch the ship. As well, as a Hampton Inn, you can have confidence that it will offer a great stay.

33. Hilton Garden Inn Miami Brickell South   South of downtown, this hotel is a good idea for those who want to be close to the port, but don’t want to stay in a busy spot. In fact, you can have three different views — the bay, the city, or the pool. Meanwhile, you are still near a lot of things to do in see. Most importantly, you’ll be about a 10-15 minute ride to the cruise port on embarkation day.

34. Courtyard Miami Airport South   Just minutes from MIA (and with a free airport shuttle), The Courtyard Miami Airport offers comfortable accommodations. It also has a surprising amount of outdoor area for you to relax. From here, you can get to the port in about 15 minutes and the ride should only be about $10-15. Staying near the airport is more affordable than staying right near the port, and convenient if flying in.

Are there inexpensive hotels near the Miami port with shuttles? When it comes to Miami, you should expect to spend some money. That said, there are some deals on hotels if you look around. In particular you’ll find cheaper hotels around the airport. The area near the cruise port and downtown tends to have higher-end accommodations. Here are a few options:

Can I leave my car at the hotel while I cruise? Parking at the Port of Miami is expensive. You can save by selecting a hotel close to the port with a shuttle and that lets you leave your car. A number of hotels have “park and cruise” specials that offer just the thing. See our article on Miami hotels with cruise parking .

What area of Miami should I stay? The city offers a lot of options depending on your needs. Want to see the classic Miami beach scene? Try a hotel in South Beach, about 10 minutes from the port. Simply want somewhere affordable to stay? Hotels near the airport can be just the thing. Just want to be near the port? Try the downtown or Brickell areas which are nearby but also have a lot to do.

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.

Thank you for making this. It has proven invaluable in my search for hotels that both offer transportation from the airport, and transportation to the cruise terminal. I appreciate that you even broke it down by prices, and amenities offered.

It’s always good to find quick and reliable services before you go on your trip. Thank you for the suggestions for looking for a good hotel to meet the needs of travel with shuttles to your port etc. Thanks for the list of hotels that include these services.

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Looking for a hotel with a shuttle to the Port of Miami? Many area hotels offer guests a ride to the cruise port. Click here to read our full article on Miami hotels with cruise shuttles .

25+ Miami Hotels Near the Cruise Port With Shuttles (Free & Paid) |

Intelligent Guided Vehicle Driving to the port? As a perk, some hotels in Miami offer parking deals while you cruise in exchange for a night’s stay. Click here to read our full list of Miami hotels with parking packages .