Best Time of Year to Visit Miami, Florida
Miami is an excellent leisure or business location any time of the year. For the best in seasonal prices, the quietest months of June through September are the time to visit. If your plans bring you to Miami during the winter, plan on crowds, long waits in line, and higher hotel rates any time from January through April. Plan ahead and book in advance to guarantee accommodations.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Miami, FL:
Miami by Star Rating
Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Miami, FL. You can use these illustrations to calculate the best seasons to make a reservation in Miami for upcoming travels.
Luxury Hotels in Miami, Florida
4 Star Average Prices: $211.31
JW Marriott Marquis Miami is the lap of luxury with guest rooms with one king or two double beds, deluxe and executive rooms, and standard, junior, or executive suites outfitted with the best linens, custom-made duvets, and plush down comforters. Enjoy an espresso while taking in the view of Biscayne Bay, relax with your favorite TV on a 52" high-definition television, or stay up-to-date with high-speed internet access. Indulge yourself at the full-treatment spa and salon where you'll be pampered from head to foot. Other relaxing options include the heated outdoor pool, sauna, bowling, Yoga classes, and the MET2 Fitness center. At the JW Marriott Marquis, dining is always a pleasure at one of the four hotel restaurants featuring culturally diverse menus for both casual and fine dining.
Enjoy 5-star luxury at the Four Seasons Residences in downtown Miami. The hotel offers the convenience of extended stay residences, including deluxe studios and two-bedroom apartments. Each is fully furnished for guests to experience the comforts of home and include such amenities as an in-room coffee maker, washer and dryer in the two-bedroom units, fully stocked bar, dishwasher, safe, and a CD/DVD player. For relaxation time, Equinox Spa offers full-service treatments. For your entertainment, refresh in one of two outdoor swimming pools or the Palm Grove lounging pool. Guests have access to 24-hour valet parking, daily housekeeping, high-speed internet access, and concierge services. Dining options include casual poolside menus from Bahia, American cuisine at Edge Steak and Bar, or convenient 24-hour in-room service.
Affordable Hotels in Miami, Florida
3 Star Average Prices: $134.54
Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, situated in downtown Miami, offers beautifully outfitted guest rooms with balcony views, spacious suites, or condominiums featuring full-sized kitchens. For relaxing and exercising, enjoy the sparkling pool, fitness center, men's and women's saunas, tennis, and basketball courts. Business travelers have access to the business center, secretarial service, fax and copying, audio/visual equipment rental, and a Notary Public. Dine at one of four delectable restaurants, the deli, or enjoy room service. The hotel has a coin laundry, beauty salon, barber, gift shops, and clothing store. Car rental is available.
Hotel Urbano in Miami's Brickell neighborhood is an ultra-chic boutique hotel with upscale guest rooms reflecting the city's lifestyle with artwork by local artists decorating the walls. Guest rooms feature modern comforts that include mini-fridges, flat screen TVs, and views from a private lanai or balcony. Soak up some rays at the tropical courtyard with its refreshing pool, cabanas, waterfall, and fire pit. The fitness center will keep you on your toes and a complimentary breakfast served in the dining room or outdoor patio provides fuel for a day of leisure or business. If traveling with a canine companion, Hotel Urbano offers pet-friendly accommodations.
2 Star Average Prices: $100.01
Miami, FL Hotels with Discounts
When facilities for business events are needed, choosing a hotel with convenience, comfort, and group facilities is a priority. At YVE Hotel Miami located in the downtown district, guests receive all that, and more. Rated with a 10.0/10 and an average group discount of 12.4 percent, the hotel provides top-notch services, and features and amenities groups have come to expect. YVE Hotel Miami features easily accessible rooms and suites for business and leisure guests, casual dining and bar, valet parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Group facilities include spacious Inspiration meeting rooms and an extra 2000 square feet of space in the Bayfront Conference Space featuring two boardrooms and open break areas.
At the 5-star Mandarin Oriental, Miami, luxury accommodations and quality customer service is standard. The downtown hotel is centrally located to many of Miami's attractions, activities, dining options, and shopping venues. At the hotel, luxury is combined with savings for group events. The hotel provides 15 conference rooms, ballroom, projection screens, high-speed internet access, and video conferencing equipment. The exceptional facilities have earned the hotel an 8.6/10 rating and groups an impressive 25.9 percent in savings. Guests can choose between rooms or suites, enjoy waterside views while dining, and be rejuvenated at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental with treatments and holistic therapies.
Best Value Options in Miami, Florida
EPIC describes the tone and atmosphere of Kimpton's EPIC Hotel situated among the hustle, bustle, and upscale attitude of downtown Miami. Rated as one of the "500 World's Best Hotels 2015" by Travel + Leisure and the "2015 Reader's Choice Award Winner" by Conde Nast Traveler, validates this hotel's dedication to complete guest satisfaction. Its chic sophistication is everywhere from the specialty cocktails served at the Lilt Lounge to the exceptional treatment at Exhale spa. Take swimming to another level at one of two rooftop pools. Dining is a delicious experience at Area 31 with the expert attention of Chef Wolfgang Birk and at Zuma Miami with Chef Rainer Becker. Both ensure each plate is created to perfection whether dining for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. Additional perks include a hosted wine hour each night and complimentary tea and coffee served each morning in the hotel lobby.
At Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, step into the modern comfort of a guest room with private balcony or reserve a spacious suite with a living room, bedroom, and scenic views. The Miami flare for creativity is displayed throughout each room with original art work by area artists. Enjoy the fresh menus from the Catch Grill & Bar, Espressamente Illy Café., or your favorite beverage from the 180° Pool Bar. Guests can enjoy the heated pool, fitness and health center, plan a sailing adventure, and go water-skiing or scuba diving. Located in the heart of the entertainment district, guests are just minutes from the performing arts district, shopping, dining, and nightlife of South Beach. Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay is just 7.5 miles from Miami International Airport and 25 miles from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. For your convenience, the Omni People Mover Station is 0.3 miles from the hotel.
Things to Do in Miami, Florida
Miami has a list of things to do for the culturally inclined such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. For visitors interested in exquisite Renaissance-style architecture, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, built in 1916, is a "must see" destination.
Kids and adults will enjoy the sights at the Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, Miami Children's Museum, and interesting wildlife and underwater inhabitants at Jungle Island and the Miami Seaquarium.
Miami is known for its menu of delectable traditional Spanish and Cuban cuisine and in Little Havana, you can savor the flavor of delectable delights. Grab a cup of cafe con leche, to go, and head out for a picnic or a round of golf at the 265-acre A. O. Greynolds Park, or drink in the beauty of Bayfront Park with its 32 acres of beautifully landscaped greenery.
A major draw for Miami visitors is the miles of pristine beach and excellent opportunities for above water activities as well as underwater snorkeling and scuba diving. Whether you want to sunbathe, watch the sunset, or collect seashells, choose from one of the many beaches such as Hobie, Lummus, and Crandon, and for those who want to be totally free there's Haulover Beach, the only clothing-optional beach in Miami.
Underwater exploration is what it's all about when visiting Biscayne National Park. Strap on diving gear and venture to the depths where plaques note the way along the Maritime Heritage Trail lined with many ships that sank along the coast.
While staying in Miami, take a walk through the past in the Art Deco District located on Miami Beach. The district features extraordinary architecture from the 1930s and 1940s. The neighborhood has 800 structures built between 1923 and 1943, and noted by the National Register of Historic Places. The treasure trove of pastel-colored buildings details the Art Deco style of the past with an array of terrazzo tiles, glass, chrome, and porthole windows. Begin at the Art Deco Welcome Center for information, brochures, and to schedule a guided tour.
A visit to Miami, no matter what time of year, for business or pleasure, is an experience like no other. Enjoy a tropical atmosphere where unlimited fun is available for all ages. Experience casual and fine dining, multiple attractions, sports, and Atlantic beaches while soaking up the diverse culture of one of Florida's most visited destination locations.
Recent traveler reviews of Miami, FL
Below are reviews of the city of Miami, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.
"Will Be Back"
Score 4.0 / 5
The Dolphin Mall. It was huge and had tooooooo many stores. Couldn't get to all the stores on this trip, but will be back.
"The City Of Miami Is Great"
Score 4.0 / 5
I like Miami, but not this Days Inn- Airport-International, or the area in which it is located.
"Busy and Exciting"
Score 4.0 / 5
Miami is always an enjoyable visit, plenty of exciting venues and activities to do around the city.
"South Beach Lifestyle"
Score 4.0 / 5
The South Beach lifestyle is by far the selling point of Miami. Don't be afraid to bring your friends and loved ones for an unforgettable time at one of Miami's premier beaches.
Score 4.0 / 5
The food was delicious and the Hard Rock Casino in Ft. Lauderdale was awesome.
"Diversify your life"
Score 4.0 / 5
Aside from the heavy traffic, hot heat and humidity, the city of Miami offers a wide variety of exciting venues from shopping to golfing. It's a safe and family friendly place to visit.
"Fun Place to Explore"
Score 4.0 / 5
Miami is my hometown. I love Coral Gables & Coconut Groves.
Score 5.0 / 5
The city of Miami is always fun to visit. I really like the beaches and good restaurants.
Score 5.0 / 5
Miami is overwhelming, the traffic is always going, this is really a city that never sleeps.
"Greater Miami areas"
Score 4.0 / 5
Miami is a great city with lots to see and do. We loved these areas: Coconut Grove, South Beach, Lincoln Road Mall, South Miami. It is a fun spot to vacation even in the winter with rainy days.
"The people have become rude"
Score 3.0 / 5
I have lived in Miami before for 25 years and at this time, I would say that I do not wish to return to live there. The traffic is horrible and the people have become rude.
The average traveler rating of the city of Miami, FL shown above is 4.1 out of 5 based on 11 reviews