Port of Miami hotels with cruise shuttle
Miami is not only a fantastic location in itself, it is the starting point for many cruise adventures.
Miami cruise port (see terminals) is the biggest in the world with plenty of modern facilities to ensure a smooth start and finish to every cruise adventure.
The city itself has a wealth of attractions to offer from gorgeous beaches, including the iconic Miami Beach, and shopping opportunities to a world-class art and culture scene and an edgy nightlife.
As Miami is such a fantastic holiday destination in itself why don’t you combine your cruise with a few days in the city or a road trip across Florida?
If doing this, we recommend that you choose Miami hotels with cruise port shuttle service and if you are arriving by car, long-term cruise parking. This is particularly ideal if you are using your own car for your holiday.
Our advice is to first select the hotel accommodation that meets your travel needs. Search by budget, size, amenities, and location and then organize your port transfers.
You will find a good range of hotels near Miami International Airport, in downtown Miami or in the Brickell area. Where should I stay? Check out the most convenient areas to stay near Miami cruise port.
To help with your search we have put together a list of 30 hotels that either offer a free port and terminal shuttle service or can arrange private transportation for you.
Please note, from any hotel near MIA you can take a taxi for about $30+ or use UberX or Lyft for about $20+ to the Port of Miami. From the downtown/Brickell area cost will be $10 to $20 to POM.
Read also: Our list of handpicked best 4 & 5 star hotels near Port of Miami
Hotels in Miami with Cruise Port Transfer
Miami Hotels with Free Shuttle to Cruise Port
1. Comfort Suites Miami Airport North ★★★ (Free Shuttle)
Comfortable rooms, a heated outdoor pool, and a delicious hot breakfast buffet are some of the welcoming features of the property. The hotel is ideally located for the attractions of Miami, the beaches, and your cruise terminal.
The Comfort Suites Miami Airport North offers a free one-way shuttle. Please note this shuttle is first come first serve so register at the Front Desk during check-in. If required, a return transfer can be booked, a fee will be charged for this.
The hotel also offers a free airport shuttle from the Miami International Airport, which is only only around 5 minutes away. Extended cruise parking is 12.00 USD per night.
2. Comfort Inn & Suites Miami International Airport ★★★ (Free Shuttle)
Classy rooms, professional staff, awesome experience and an eight floored building are few tips that best describe the Comfort Inn & Suites Miami International Airport. Set 8 miles from the vibrant and dining life of downtown Miami alongside other key highlights, this property offer great value for money.
A complimentary shuttle to and from the Miami International Airport (24 hour shuttle service) and the cruise port are offered by this hotel. Shuttles to the port of Miami vary each week depending on which cruise one is taking. The port shuttles are free but there is a return fee to the hotel.
If you would like to leave your car while on cruise it is at $12.00 per fee. Parking is free when you are staying at the hotel.
Top 12 Hotels in Downtown/Brickell area with Transfers
Hotels in Downtown Miami and Brickell are the closest properties from the cruise ship port, which is only a short drive away. Charges for a shuttle transfer are around $8 to $15* per person.
1. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell ★★★★ (Popular Hotel)
The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami is a popular, modern and contemporary hotel conveniently located close to more than 30 bars and restaurants in the downtown Brickell area. If you have ‘explore downtown Miami’ in your bucket list, the hotel is next to a free Metro Mover station. You can easily visit Bayside marketplace, Adrienne Art Center, and the American airlines arena.
Get your dose of ocean views 15 minutes away at the South Florida beaches. The property works with an outside company that will shuttle cruise guests to the port of Miami at $8.00* per person for adults. The transport service is free for children aged 6 years and below. Make the port transfer reservation once you have checked into the hotel.
2. InterContinental Miami, an IHG Hotel ★★★★★ (Luxury Hotel)
The InterContinental Miami, an IHG Hotel is a very popular 5 star pre-cruise hotel located in Downtown Miami, less than 2 miles from the port. This excellent property features also an incredible view, first-class customer service, located near the best shopping areas in Downtown.
From the accommodation, you will get excellent views of Biscayne Bay where cruise ships depart and arrive from the port. Unfortunately the hotel does not offer a shuttle service. The best way to get to The Port of Miami, only 10 minutes away, is taking a Cab (fare is approx. $16.00, depending on which terminal) or Uber.
Discover the style and life of Miami while you enjoy your stay at the Courtyard Miami Downtown Brickell hotel which places you few steps from James L. Knight Center. They do not offer any transportation from the airport but you can easily take a taxi, uber or lyft to the hotel.
A shuttle bus service to the port is approx. $12 per person* from Courtyard hotel (sign up at check-in) and if you are a shopper Bayside Marketplace is a mile away. Buy a souvenir to make your stay unforgettable and full of memories.
4. Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Brickell-Port of Miami ★★ (Affordable)
Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Brickell is a traditional hotel that has been welcoming guests since 1972. Rooms and suites overlook the sea and the stunning Miami River. The limo/ town car service is available for guests who want to explore Miami in style while at their world-class comfort.
This cheaper property offer a shuttle for $13.00* per person. The first departure from the hotel to the Port of Miami is at 09:00am and you need to secure your spot with the front desk the day prior or the day of your departure to the cruise terminal.
5. YVE Hotel Miami ★★★ (1 mile from the Port of Miami)
With its contemporary chic decor and central downtown location, the YVE Hotel Miami is the perfect spot for starting or ending your cruise holiday. The hotel has a fitness center while its Biscayne Tavern opens from early until late for hearty breakfasts and tasty evening dining.
The YVE Hotel Miami offers a shuttle service to the cruise ships for a nominal fee, the cost is around $8 each way* per person.
The hotel offers also transport to the Port Everglades which is around $95 for up to 5 people and $15 additional if more than 5. Miami International Airport to Yve hotel cost approx. $70 for up to 5 people (add $10 pp if more than 5), return cost approx. $40 up to 4 people and additional $10 if more than 4. (Reservations must be made at least 24hrs in advance)
6. Holiday Inn Hotel Port of Miami-Downtown, an IHG Hotel ★★★ (Closest to Port)
With views of Biscayne Bay and easy access to Coconut Grove and South Beach, the Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown is a good base for extending your city stay either before or after your cruise. Hotel features include a well-equipped fitness center and outdoor swimming pool while Marina’s Bar and Grill is open from early morning to late evening.
The hotel does not provide transportation, however you can always ask the concierge team at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown to arrange travel to the cruise terminal with a third party. Taxis are always available near the hotel entrance, another option is Uber or Lyft.
7. Eurostars Langford ★★★★ (Good Value)
Located in Miami’s Art Deco heart, the Eurostars Langford Hotel combines a charming old-world building with contemporary comfort. Its Bloom Skybar is the perfect place to enjoy an evening drink as the sun sets over the city and bay.
The Eurostars Langford can arrange a Port shuttle service by a third party to the Port of Miami. Also a transfer (taxi company) can be organized at the reception or with the concierge. It has a cost of US$20 to US$25. In the case you would like to arrange a shuttle pick-up to the Port, simply inform the front desk staff at the moment of your arrival. You can also use other options such as yellow cabs or the Uber/Lyft apps.
Part of the Hilton chain, the Hampton Inn at Coconut Grove / Coral Gables is just a few minutes walk from downtown Miami and 10 minutes drive to the cruise terminals. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
The hotel offers a transport service to the port of Miami at $10* per person.
9. Extended Stay America Premier Suites – Miami – Downtown Brickell – Cruise Port ★★ (Great Value)
The Extended Stay America Premier Suites in downtown Miami is just two miles from the cruise port as well as the Mary Brickell Village, a lifestyle shopping and entertainment mall. Each hotel room has a small kitchenette for guests who wish to cook for themselves. The property is within walking distance to the Metro Rail.
The Extended Stay America can arrange a shuttle service to the port for a fee.
The Homewood Suites Miami Downtown/Brickell is an excellent 4-star hotel nestled in the posh Brickell neighborhood. The accommodation rooms and suites of this extended-stay hotel offer guests an exclusive and intimate view of Biscayne Bay and is only 4 miles from Miami Seaquarium.
The hotel’s Cruise Package includes a shuttle 1-way to the port of Miami for two guests, and it takes about 10 minutes to get there. The price of an Uber starts at about $11.
# Read also: The Best (Luxury) Hotels near Miami Cruise Port
11. Hyatt Regency Miami ★★★ (Downtown Miami)
Located in the trendy Mary Brickell area and overlooking the river, this downtown property is less than two miles from the port. The hotel has an outdoor pool with sun terrace, a fitness center and a choice of several dining options.
The Hyatt Regency Miami Downtown does not offer a port shuttle service but the Concierge at the reception will help you to reserve a private taxi. Taxis are available 24-hours a day. Rate for 2 or 3 persons will be around $15.00 to $20.00 based on traffic and an average rate for a party of four people is $25. Extra passengers are usually charged at $6* extra.
Set on Brickell Avenue in a quiet neighborhood, the Hilton Garden Inn Miami Brickell South hotel offers it’s guest the chance to discover the south of Downtown Miami and Brickell financial district just steps from the door.
For the cruise shuttle, they charge approx. $ 10* per person and they do not have a shuttle to the airport. Well-appointed and spacious accommodations grace this hotel. Guests having the option of having a view of the pool from their rooms.
Hotels near Miami Airport with Free Transport to/from Airport (Port for a Fee)
Hotels near Miami International Airport are a bit further away from the Port but prices for these properties are cheaper than when staying downtown. Transport to and from the airport terminal is often free and shuttle service cost to the Port of Miami start at around $10.00 per person.
1. Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon ★★★ (Popular Hotel)
The Hampton Inn & Suites Miami has an enviable Blue Lagoon location as well as being just a short drive from the airport and city center. The port is located approximately eight miles away with a journey time of 15 – 30 minutes depending on local traffic. There’s free airport transport and free hot breakfast.
Transportation from the popular Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites to the port is provided by a third-party with several departures in the morning and midday. The cost is $10* per person each way. Reservations can be made when checking in to the hotel and seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
2. EB Hotel Miami Airport ★★★★ (Best Hotel)
The EB Hotel Miami is currently, in our opinion, the best hotel near Miami International Airport. Brilliantly located near the airport this boutique-style hotel provides complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport, private parking and swimming pool.
A stay & cruise package is available. Package include a complimentary breakfast for 2 guests and one-way transportation for two to the Port of Miami. Additional guest is $20 and additional parking is $12.00/day. Shared ride to Port of Miami leaves the hotel at 11:00 am (please ask hotel lobby for latest information). You must confirm your transportation to the Port at check in time.
Another and very popular option is to book a room with/or without breakfast and take a taxi (+/- $35) or Uber/Lyft (+/- $20) the next day.
3. Wyndham Garden Miami International Airport ★★★★ (Popular)
Located within close proximity to the airport, the Wyndham Garden Miami International Airport is a newer and popular property which offers 152 upscale non-smoking accommodations. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available every day and shuttle charges apply at a cost of around $15* per person to go to the cruise port (provided by a third party company). You need to book at arrival. Shuttles to the ships leave at certain times.
Free parking is available for guests staying at the hotel. Amenities include a swimming pool and restaurant. It’s perfect for a 1-night pre-cruise stay.
4. Radisson RED Miami Airport ★★★ (Affordable)
If you are arriving for your cruise holiday by plane, this hotel is ideal. Convenient located near Miami International Airport the Radisson RED provides courtesy transportation to and from the airport. A transportation to the Port of Miami is provided by a third party, but only on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost per person is $15 and reservation is required after check in time.
Stay in one of the 157 air-conditioned rooms. Choose between a king or queen room. Buffet breakfasts are available daily.
5. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South ★★★ (Affordable)
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Miami Airport South is conveniently located less than two miles from the airport terminals. It offers its guests a cooked breakfast service as well as having a fitness center and outdoor whirlpool.
This affordable property does not have its own port shuttle service but third-party transportation can be organized by the reception on your arrival. A one-way transfer is charged at approx. $15* per person and needs to be reserved the day before. Distance is about 20 minutes and shuttles depart a few times in the morning.
6. Best Western Plus Miami Airport North Hotel & Suites ★★★ (Great Value)
This is an ideal choice for leisure travelers like other hotels in Miami. Coral Gables, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami are key attractions easily accessible from this modern hotel. The property is about 25-30 minutes away from the cruise terminal.
Best Western Plus Miami Airport North Hotel offers shuttle services provided by a third party company to the port of Miami one way around $12 to $16*. You can arrange that with the front desk agent. Airport shuttles, as well as breakfast is free.
7. Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon ★★★★ (Free Airport Shuttle)
Make the most out of your stay by getting the services you need, thoughtful amenities and the extras you deserve by reserving your accommodation at the Hilton Airport Blue Lagoon Hotel.
This deluxe hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Miami International Airport that runs continuously every 20 minutes between the hours of 5:00 am and 12:30 am. However transfers to the Port of Miami are through a third party at around $ 16 per person. Book at check-in with the Concierge.
This is a modern hotel conveniently located 10-minutes drive from Miami International Airport. Its 163 airy rooms and suites are spacious enough to let you breathe and soak in the air of Miami. Visit nearby attractions including Magic City Casino.
The Residence Inn Miami Airport has two restaurants and used to provide a shuttle service to the port but this service is not longer offered. You can always check at the front desk for latest shuttle information. If you prefer to take a taxi or Uber the cost is about $15 to $36 one way, depending on time of day and traffic.
Enjoy your stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport with newly redesigned rooms and suites that give guests a nice view of the Miami skyline. After a long day of exploring Miami’s attractions, relax while using world-class accommodating amenities.
This property can arrange cruise terminal transfers at a cost of around $15* per person one way. Please check at the front desk. Like other luxurious hotels, accessibility services can be arranged for guests to cater to their special needs. Transfers to the airport are free.
10. Hyatt Place Miami Airport East ★★★
Subtle colors and an ample reception space invite you to this beautiful hotel and the décor of the lobby is unique and inviting. This popular hotel has a gallery whereby friends and family do socialize not to forget that this hotel is pet friendly too.
The Hyatt Place used to offer complimentary shuttle services to the airport with your stay and transport to or from the cruise port for $ 15* per person. Unfortunately the shuttle services are ‘Temporarily’ Suspended. The best option is to take a Uber/Lyft.
11. Miami Airport Marriott ★★★★
Style and comfort are the perfect combinations you will get at Miami Airport Marriott. Similar to most hotels in Miami modern amenities grace this property that is located near compelling attractions. Treat yourself to American cuisines at the restaurant that will make your taste buds yearning for more.
The property used to provide an excellent shuttle bus service to the Port of Miami for $ 11* per person one way. Please inquire at the front desk upon arrival for latest information as this can change regularly. The host will be able to give you the best options. There is a free shuttle bus to and from the airport.
12. Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center ★★★★ (Complimentary Transport to Airport)
A riverside location, Art-Deco decor and an eco-friendly outdoor swimming pool all come together to create the perfect Miami holiday hotel. There is also a modern fitness center and two restaurants, one with a riverside terrace and one with an aviation theme.
The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport and is happy to organize a third-party transport or taxi service to the port. Prices will vary depending on the request but the price for one guest and one way is approx. $35* for two guests. Uber or Lyft will be the cheapest option.
13. Pullman Miami Airport ★★★★ (Free Airport Transfer)
With its chic contemporary interior in bold bright colors and Blue Lagoon location, the Pullman Miami Airport Hotel is a good base for extending your cruise experience. La Riviera Restaurant is open from breakfast through to lunch and again in the evening while tempting evening cocktails can be enjoyed in Le Bar.
The Pullman Hotel can help you with a transfer service to the cruise port which takes approximately 30 minutes. The cost is around $15* per person payable to the driver. Shuttle transportation is provided by a third party and these arrangements can be made the day of departure. Taxis and Ubers are also available and the price is roughly around $25-$45* depending on the traffic. Transport to the airport is complimentary.
14. Red Roof PLUS Miami Airport ★★ (Cheap Hotel)
Red Roof Inn Plus+ Miami Airport is a cheap motel which makes it a top pick for families and budget minded travelers. Restaurants and markets are within easy distance therefore you can sample numerous cuisines and even bring some to your room. This functional hotel offers free airport transfers every half an hour and they charge $ 12* per person to the cruise port.
A schedule return trip can be discussed with the driver of the shuttle company.
15. Quality Inn Miami Airport – Doral ★★★ (Affordable)
Set in the suburban Doral area of Miami, Quality Inn Miami Airport is a straightforward hotel with room furnishings comprised of dark woods with soothing color themes. The hotel has a convenient ‘Stay & Cruise’ package which includes a shuttle services to the Port of Miami for 2 guests. Extra persons are $10 per person one way.
Secondly, complimentary transportation to and from Miami International Airport is offered to guests. If you want to take the transportation for the Port of Miami, please let the Front desk know at your check in time.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton is at the heart of the Blue Lagoon complex. Rooms are arranged as suites with equipped kitchenettes. Other amenities include a tropical outdoor pool, a fitness room, and a hearty breakfast buffet.
The property offers a cruise package. This includes round trip transportation to the Port of Miami along with a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Please note that this package is not always available, please check with hotel directly. A third party transfer can always be organized for an extra charge.
17. La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport East ★★★ (Free Cruise Parking)
La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport East enjoys a convenient location just a short drive from Miami and the beaches. Guests can enjoy a cooked breakfast buffet and an outdoor swimming pool while for those visitors staying a little longer, a guest launderette is an added bonus.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport East offers a free airport shuttle service (from 5 a.m.–11 p.m.) as well as free cruise parking for up to 10 days. There’s a third party shuttle service to the port of Miami (around $15.00* pp). Another option is using the Uber app or the hotel can always call a taxi at the front desk.
Editor’s Choice – My 3 Recommended Hotels
As an avid cruise traveler, I have been on many cruises from Miami, staying at various hotels and visiting many others. It is very important to me that hotels offer value for money, have comfortable rooms and are ideally located for a pre- or post cruise stay.
Based on my experience, I can personally recommend the following 3 hotels;
- Comfort Inn & Suites Miami International Airport (Hotel with FREE shuttle to port)
- Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell (Close to the Port of Miami)
- The Palms Hotel & Spa (Miami Beach Hotel)
Author: Stefan DP
Cost for Shuttle & Distance
note (*): The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees may not include tax and are subject to change. Most rates listed are one-way fees and are subject to change without notice. Fees can be changed by the hotel and may change at any time. Please contact the hotel directly for latest shuttle information and hotel/cruise parking packages.
(Latest update February 16th 2024)
Please contact us if any information is incorrect or not up-to-date.
note (**): Free shuttle with cruise package
Miami Cruise Port
The massive Miami Cruise Port serves over 20 cruise lines including Oceania Cruises, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and the Disney Cruise Line. It is also the home port of five of the world’s biggest cruise liners from Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruises.
The port is located on Miami’s downtown waterfront and enjoys easy access to Miami International Airport which is just eight miles away. The port is also linked to the city by a combination of road, monorail, and other public transportation services. There is ample parking at every terminal while most cruises offer a shuttle service to the airport.
Hotels near Miami International Airport are a bit further away from the Port but prices for these properties are cheaper than when staying downtown. Transport to and from the airport terminal is often free and shuttle service cost to the Port of Miami start at $5.00 per person. Among hotels with free airport shuttle and port transfers are Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Miami Airport, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon, Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport, Sleep Inn Miami Airport and Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport.
Hotels in Downtown Miami and Brickell are the closest properties from the cruise ship port, which is only a short drive away. Charges for a shuttle transfer are around $5 to $10 per person. Among hotels offering a shuttle service to the Port of Miami are the Holiday Inn Port Of Miami-Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown, YVE Hotel Miami and Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell.
We have put together a list of hotels that offer a free port and terminal shuttle service. These properties include the Comfort Suites Miami Airport North, Comfort Inn & Suites Miami International Airport and Runway Inn Miami Airport.