The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Miami

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Miami

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Visiting Miami, Florida for the first time can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. With so many incredible hotels to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to stay. If you're deciding where to stay for your first visit to Miami, we've compiled a list of the best hotels for first time visitors. We analyzed all of the hotels in Miami based on price, location, amenities, guest ratings, and more to determine which would be the ideal places to stay for first timers. Whether you're here for just a few days or longer, these hotels offer the perfect combination of amenities, location, and price. For those visiting Miami for the first time, it's important to choose a hotel in a safe and convenient area to make the most of your first visit. You'll want to be close to the activities, shopping, and dining options, of course. When looking for hotels, consider the amenities they offer. Some hotels may have a fitness center, a bar or restaurant, a pool, or even a spa. All of these features can add to your overall enjoyment if you've never been to Miami before. Also, guest ratings and reviews are also important to consider when choosing a hotel. Whether you're visiting Miami for the first time, or you're a seasoned traveler, the best hotels in Miami for first-timers offer the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and affordability. So, here's our list of suggestions for your next trip.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

InterContinental at Doral Miami

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $154 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Heated pool

Located at 2505 Northwest 87th Ave, InterContinental at Doral Miami has great rooms from $154 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.40 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 9.1 miles from the city center, first time visitors will especially love parking, a kid-friendly buffet, child care, laundry services, and golf at this relaxing hotel. The heated pool is comfortable, relaxing, and fun for everyone. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


InterContinental Miami

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $181 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is InterContinental Miami which has nice rooms starting at $181. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 100 Chopin Plaza. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.5 miles from the city center. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


AC Hotel Miami Midtown

2-star Hotel with prices starting at $128 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Miami
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

We found AC Hotel Miami Midtown to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $128. We loved the an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 3400 Biscayne Blvd. You'll also find a bar, parking, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 2.4 miles from the center of town. We love a fun pool bar, and this one is a nice spot to chill and relax by the pool. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Refrigerator


Mandarin Oriental Miami

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $307 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

With terrific rooms from $307, Mandarin Oriental Miami, at 500 Brickell Key Drive provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.15 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views. It's located just 0.8 miles from the city center, too. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop


JW Marriott Marquis Miami

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $301 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Miami
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

JW Marriott Marquis Miami has a great guest rating of 8.10 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $301 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way. Furthermore, it also offers parking, child care, laundry services, city views, and a spa and wellness center, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 0.3 miles from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. Getting room service delivered is always a nice luxury.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop


Four Seasons Hotel Miami

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $412 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

The great guest rating of Four Seasons Hotel Miami is 9.00 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $412, and it's located at 1435 Brickell Avenue. We also love the parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which are great for visitors. And since it's just 1 miles from the center of the town, the location is great, too. We love relaxing in a hot tub after a long day, and the one here is really nice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $177 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Miami
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell because it has great rooms that start at $177. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 50 Southwest 12th Street. Only 0.8 miles from the city center, travelers will especially love parking, breakfast, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services at this convenient hotel. It's always nice to have a kitchenette to cook some basic meals or have an easy breakfast.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Miami

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $451 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Miami offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $451 (before taxes). It's located at 3300 Southwest 27th Ave and has earned a guest rating of 8.60/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers parking, laundry services, city views, a spa and wellness center, and a spa which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 4.1 miles from the city center.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop


East Miami

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $255 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at 788 Brickell Plaza, East Miami has great rooms from $255 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find rooms with kitchens, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a hot tub which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just 0.5 miles from the center of town. The kitchen in the room is great, because you can cook your own meals to save time and money.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Biltmore Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $269 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Miami
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Biltmore Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $269. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant, it also has a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 1200 Anastasia Avenue. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a fitness center, a bar, parking, laundry services, and golf. It's located just 5.7 miles from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Luxury


Also, take a look at the First Time Trip hotels in nearby destinations: Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Key Largo.

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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Miami?

Miami Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$160

Visitors will find a large range of terrific first time trip hotel choices when planning a visit to Miami, Florida. The price of these first time trip hotels can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average first time trip hotel price in Miami, Florida based on data from 72 hotels is an affordable $160. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Miami.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $338
  • 4-star hotels: $188
  • 3-star hotels: $128
  • 2-star hotels: $117


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