Miami is known for its lively nightlife and 1940s Art Deco architecture, but it’s also family-friendly, offering easy access to unique animal encounters, water-based activities and, of course, sun-kissed beaches. Its abundance of fun-filled activities and endless Florida sunshine creates the perfect setting for a family vacation that even the littlest family member can enjoy. With this, we’ve highlighted some of the most family-friendly hotels in Miami to get the most out of your vacation getaway.
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Loews Miami Beach Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Loews Miami Beach Hotel is located right on the beach, offering plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep the family busy. Take a dip in the large free-form pool, then retreat to your spacious room or suite with smart TVs, 24-hour room service and minibars. Kids can enjoy use of kayaks, paddle boards and boogie boards or hop on the morning banana boat rides, while the Rec Room has a vintage arcade center and the Loews Loves Kids program has a lending library of games and the SOBE Kids Club offers pizza making classes and night camp. Need to stretch your legs? You’re just a five-minute walk from Lummus Park.
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach (Prices & Photos)
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is known for its family residences that are kid-approved, featuring pull out sofas, full kitchens and Atlantic Ocean views. Sign up for the kids’ program, AcquaMarine, where little ones will have access to marine biology-inspired activities, while the entire family can participate in the outdoor pool and beach games or see the Wildlife at Acqualina presentation from expert exotic animal trainers. There is 24-hour in-room dining available, while breakfast is served al fresco at AQ Chop House, as well as three outdoor pools and a luxurious day spa.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Prices & Photos)
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is an iconic hotel only a few miles from the Art Deco Historic District. Guestrooms offer two queen beds, Downtown Miami or Biscayne views and cozy lounge chairs, while one and two-bedroom suites offer extra space. There are eight pools to choose from, many that are shallow enough for kids, in addition to a kids club that offers everything from outdoor activities and scavenger hunts to arts and crafts. There’s also a Full Day Program available in addition to babysitting services, where parents can explore the posh spa or upscale on-site restaurants.
Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables (Prices & Photos)
Only a five-mile drive from Miami International Airport, Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables is a historic resort that dates back to the 1920s. Luxury rooms feature flat-screen TVs while suites add separate sitting games and golf or pool views from balconies or terraces. Kids can sign up for tennis lessons or learn to play golf on the 18-hole course, while culinary classes offer a chance to try something new and the 23,000 square feet free-form pool will keep them entertained for hours. Want a new place to cool off? Drive a half-mile to the nearby Venetian Pool.
Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection (Prices & Photos)
Nestled amongst beautiful tropical gardens, Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection boasts an award-winning golf course in addition to outdoor pools and a high-end spa. The kids, however, will be more interested in the on-site water park. Make a splash at Tidal Cove with its raft rides, lazy river and Kids Cove, then retreat back to the hotel for in-room dining, a Starbucks coffee to go or poolside dining. Each of the rooms provides furnished balconies or terraces with Florida foliage views, in addition to Keurig coffee makers, daily housekeeping service and plush bathrobes.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (Prices & Photos)
The luxurious Ritz-Carlton, South Beach dates back to 1953 and offers beachfront accommodation ideal for families. The Ritz-Kidz program offers various activities for kids, from kite decorating and video games to basic Spanish lessons. Its elevated outdoor pool overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, while a beachfront restaurant serves seafood and steaks. A luxury spa is available for parents who need to unwind, while elegant rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars and marble bathrooms. Upgrade to a suite for ocean views and kitchens. Need a rainy day activity? The Lincoln Road Mall is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel (Prices & Photos)
A laid-back beachfront hotel, Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel features brightly decorated rooms with water or city views in addition to pillow top beds and flat-screen TVs. Dine on American-Inspired fare and desserts at The Social Club, then join one of the family-friendly activities that range from yoga and crafts to backyard games, while beach games include Jenga, corn hole, spike ball and boogie boards. Itching to explore? The bustling promenade along Lincoln Road is a 10-minute walk away, while the Miami Seaquarium is just a short drive from the hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami (Prices & Photos)
Four Seasons Hotel Miami offers the kind of luxury you’d expect from the iconic brand, featuring top-notch service alongside elegant rooms and sophisticated on-site restaurants. Kid-friendly experiences range from cookie decorating and scavenger hunts to behind-the-scenes hotel tours. There’s also a two-acre main pool in addition to a children’s pool, while the Spa at Equinox specializes in stress-relieving massages. Stay in the spacious one-bedroom suite for a complimentary guest-services specialist, while the Premier Bay-View Rooms have Biscayne Bay views, deep soaking tubs and a king-size bed.
The Palms Hotel & Spa (Prices & Photos)
The Palms Hotel & Spa is a beachfront hotel just a mile from the family-friendly Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Take a dip in the heated swimming pool or explore the gift shop with a coffee bar, then relax in a city, garden, oceanfront room with king-size beds, dining tables and flat-screen TVs. For a separate living area and an expansive terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, stay in the Oceanfront One-Bedroom Suite. A concierge can help organize tours and excursions or babysitting services, while there’s also 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning service and direct access to Miami Beach’s four-mile boardwalk, beach and ocean.
The Savoy Hotel - South Beach (Prices & Photos)
The Savoy Hotel offers unobstructed ocean views from its beachfront accommodation that occupies two landmark Art Deco buildings. It boasts two laid-back pools just steps from the beach and is within walking distance from many of the city’s popular restaurants and museums. Enjoy beachfront amenities like pool and beach attendants, lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach towels, or rent a private cabana. Unwind in one of the luxury one or two-bedroom suites, which come with flat-screen TVs, nightly turndown service, Nespresso machines and room service.