Miami Airport Marriott with Free Shuttle

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Whether you have traveled to Miami, Florida for work, vacation or a cruise, it’s nice to stay at a hotel near the airport. Miami Airport Marriott with free shuttle made my radar on a recent trip to Florida.

It’s always a good idea to fly into your destination the day before if you are taking a cruise. An early arrival ensures that there’s less chance of missing the boat! In this case, it didn’t hurt that the hotel offered a complimentary shuttle service to and from Miami International Airport.

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Internet TV photo © Nancy D. Brown

They say the devil is in the detail, and on this trip, a free shuttle made my life easier. My friend was flying into Miami at a later time and with the Marriott shuttle service, I didn’t have to worry about picking her up from the airport. More pool time for me!

The hotel has 9 floors, featuring 362 newly redesigned guest rooms and 5 newly redesigned suites, including a Presidential Suite located on the highest floor with views of the Miami skyline. A head’s up to baseball fans; some rooms offer views of Marlins Park.

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Miami Airport Marriott deluxe double room. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Our room #811, was a deluxe double room and rented for $165. per night. Prices will vary, so always check the hotel website for deals and promotional pricing.  I’m a Marriott Rewards member and I agreed to lock in an early reservation, assuring Marriott’s lowest rates.

Marriott Connection at Miami Airport is unique in that it combines three distinct brands, including a full service Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott and a Residence Inn by Marriott in one location. All three hotels collaborate to offer guests an outdoor pool, 2,500 square foot fitness center and five dining options. There are also additional restaurants available within walking distance of the hotel.

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Cane Fire Grille breakfast buffet. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Miami Airport Marriott dining

Miami Airport Marriott features a full hot breakfast buffet plus ala carte items starting from $15 per person. In room dining is available from 6:30 am -12:00 am. As mentioned previously, between the three Marriott hotels, there are five food and beverage outlets on site. Cane Fire Grille is featured at Miami Airport Marriott and has the traditional Miami Mojito, as well as seasonal libations, draft beers and wines.  Champions Sports Bar serves American pub fair, local draft beers plus a large beverage menu.

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Looking for a grab and go dining option? Mia’s Pantry has healthy travel snacks and sugar-filled treats, too. Starbucks coffee is available, too.

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Mia’s Pantry for grab & go items & Starbucks coffee. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Need to know:
Rates start at $94 and vary depending on the season. The airport hotel shuttle runs every 15 minutes.  AAA members receive exclusive discounts with their valid membership card. Self parking is available for $23. daily. Valet parking is $28. There is no resort fee.

WiFi is complimentary for Marriott Rewards members, otherwise the hotel charges $14.95.

Pets are not allowed at the hotel. Residence Inn Miami Airport is located at Marriott Connection and is pet-friendly.

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Outdoor pool and whirlpool. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Check in: 3:00 p.m.

Check out: 12:00 p.m.

Insider Tips: Multilingual hosts can suggest local must see spots throughout Miami. For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and Marriott Rewards on Instagram and Twitter.

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2,500 square foot fitness center. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

If You Go:

Miami Airport Marriott (305) 649-5000

1201 NW Le Jeune Road

Miami, Florida 33126

Miami Airport Marriott hotel review and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. No compensation was received for this review.