You have two choices when you come to town for a football game or event at Hard Rock Stadium. You can book an expensive hotel in Miami and pay $40 each way for an Uber to the stadium, or you could make the right choice and book a hotel north of the city in Miami Gardens or Hollywood or Miami Lakes. Then you can concentrate on important things like relaxing by the pool or painting your chest for the game.
You know exactly what you’re getting when you book a room at the Stadium Hotel, just a mile from the Dolphins’ home. The appropriately named hotel primarily serves visitors in town for events, offering quick shuttle rides to the stadium for $15 round trip. The hotel also knows exactly who is staying with them too, offering sports enthusiasts a few particularly active amenities like a basketball court and a mini-golf course. Expect a party-like atmosphere on game days.
21485 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Shula’s Hotel And Golf Club
If you want a taste of Dolphins history, head to this independent resort in the quaint Miami Lakes neighborhood just southwest of the stadium. The Graham family behind the hotel has long roots in the area, including a partnership with famed coach Don Shula, who used to live on the 16th hole of the hotel’s golf course. Don Shula even sequestered the Dolphins in Miami Lakes for home games, so you’re in historic company here.
6842 Main St, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale/Miramar
Ignore the name. This Hampton Inn is just west of Miami Gardens in Miramar, pretty far from Ft. Lauderdale, making it convenient for anyone heading to Hard Rock. You can’t really go wrong with a Hampton Inn, but you also won’t be wowed by this property. Spend your off time exploring the area or in the pool.
10990 Marks Way, Miramar, FL 33025
Hyde Resort and Residences
There’s no need to compromise between the beach and the main event. Hollywood is an easy 30 minute drive from Hard Rock Stadium. If you’re trying to squeeze in some sun tanning before or after a game, consider staying in a beach resort instead of driving out of your way from somewhere inland. The Hyde, which boasts locations in Los Angeles and Miami Beach, offers a chic option on the water, with glamorous suites, upscale dining and stunning views.
4111 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
There’s nothing like a little gambling to give you a high going into a big game. Stay on brand with the Hard Rock Stadium by staying at the Hard Rock Hotel not far away in Hollywood. The AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel offers a high-energy atmosphere and 24/7 party, but you can also relax like a rock star in a luxurious suite.
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314