20+ Best Miami “Park and Cruise” Hotels (Free/Discount Parking)

Miami hotels with cruise parking can save you a bundle of money.

When it comes to budgeting for a cruise, everyone knows about the cost of the cruise itself. But most people (especially first-time cruisers) don’t realize that parking can be a huge expense as well.

The Port of Miami’s official parking costs a pricey $22 per day ($25 at Royal Caribbean’s Terminal A). That’s more than $150 for a 7-day cruise! While some nearby independent lots charge significantly less, the price still adds up over the course of a week.

The good news is that you don’t have to shell out this money. A little-known tip is that many hotels in the area cater to cruisers. If you stay at least one night with them, they offer free or discounted parking during your cruise.

If you’re not planning to stay in a hotel, then buying a room simply for the parking isn’t likely worth it. But if you planned on staying in the area anyway, be sure to ask about parking during your cruise.

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see inexpensive hotels near the Miami cruise port or see hotels with shuttles to the port area.

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How to Book Parking During Your Cruise

Now, booking hotel parking for your cruise isn’t always as straightforward as you’d think. There are several different ways to get parking and how to book will depend on the specific hotel. While we’ve laid out all the details, it’s always a good idea to call the hotel directly before booking, as the offers can change.

1. Booking a hotel package: Many hotels offer packages through their website that include parking. Room rates are normally higher than what you’d pay without the parking package, but still more affordable than parking at the port.

2. Paying a per-night fee: Other hotels simply let you pay a daily parking fee while you leave your car there instead of booking a package. 

3. Third-party hotel parking: Some hotels have started to work with third-party websites for parking. If you call the hotel, they will direct you to book with the website if you want to leave your car during the cruise. 

Below, we’ve covered more than 20 hotels with cruise parking offered. Click on each hotel name to read reviews and see pricing on Kayak.

For hotels that offer parking packages, you may have to book through the hotel website. It’s a good idea to compare the base rate with the parking deal to make sure you are saving money versus parking elsewhere.

Miami Hotels Offering Cruise Parking

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DoubleTree Biscayne Bay
Among the closest hotels to the port that offers cruise parking, the DoubleTree Biscayne Bay is a high-end hotel that sits right on the water. In fact, you can see the cruise ships from the hotel. It’s also within walking distance of the Frost Science Museum.

Rooms run between $175-$300 for most nights. The “Park & Cruise” deal offered adds about another $100 to the price. That’s cheaper than parking at the port if you planned to stay anyway. That deal gives you a great location and up to 8 nights parking for one vehicle. There is also shuttle service to the port included.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-372-0313

Comfort Suites Miami Airport
A newer hotel right by the airport, you can stay here for relatively little compared to hotels by the port. It’s still about eight miles from the port, which is only a $15-20 Uber/Lyft ride. A phone call to the hotel told us that they have parking for $12 per day while you cruise. That’s $10 per day off the rate charged at the cruise port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-888-8404

Extended Stay America | Downtown/Brickell
Extended Stay America in Brickell is just south of downtown, putting you near the action without as high a price tag. Depending on when you cruise, you can find rates as low as $100 per night.

While the hotel doesn’t list an actual parking package, it does offer parking for $15 a night. That’s $7 per night off the rate offered at the cruise port, saving you nearly $50 off a week-long cruise.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-856-3700

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown
Located in downtown Miami, less than three miles from the port, the Hampton Inn Brickell-Downtown isn’t just conveniently located. It also gets some of the highest ratings for any hotel in our list. 

According to its website, the hotel has an exclusive “Park, Stay, & Cruise” offer when booking direct. It includes a transfer to the cruise port for two people, as well as discounted parking of $14 per day for up to a week. That’s $8 less than parking at the terminal.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-377-9400

SpringHill Suites Miami Downtown/Medical Center
We’ll admit that the location of this hotel right next to an elevated freeway isn’t the greatest, but it does offer parking at a sharp discount to the port and gets good reviews. 

Specifically, the hotel has a pre or post-cruise package. With this special you’ll get $10 per day parking for up to 7 nights, as well as complimentary transportation to the cruise port (you’ll need to arrange a ride back). Rates we saw were about $50 higher than the base room rate, so you’ll need to do the math on if it’s worth it for your parking since it’s also extra.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-575-5300

DoubleTree Miami Airport & Convention Center
DoubleTree is a well-respected name in hotels, and this spot gets good reviews. It’s situated southwest of the Miami airport, about 10 miles from the cruise port.

Despite the high ratings, we found reasonable rates in the mid-$100s for the hotel’s “Park, Stay, and Go” package. This deal offers parking for up to seven days with your stay, and mentions cruise port transportation as well.  

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 10 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-261-3800

Clarion Inn & Suites Miami International
Not everyone wants to stay in a fancy hotel. Sometimes you simply want an inexpensive place to stay — especially when you’re there for only a night. In this case, the Clarion Inn can do exactly that. We found rates under $100 a night with parking includes, and it gets decent reviews.

The hotel offers a parking deal for up to 30 days. It’s actually meant for airline passengers (the hotel is next to the airport), but there’s no rule that you can’t use it for your cruise.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-921-4268

Holiday Inn Miami-International Airport
Like many hotels near the airport, the Holiday Inn caters to people flying out. That means they offer the ability to leave your car parked after you leave. We called the hotel and were told that you can park for $10 per night while you are gone. Parking is free the night of your stay.

You will need to arrange transportation to the port. However, it’s only about eight miles away. An Uber/Lyft will cost about $20 to get to the ship. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-885-1941

Hilton Miami Downtown
Sitting just behind the DoubleTree listed above, the Hilton Downtown isn’t quite as expensive, but still offers comfortable accommodations right next to the port. The hotel itself is modern and updated, fitting with the Miami style. Stay at the Hilton using its “Park and Go” package and you’ll receive parking for up to 7 nights and a shuttle to the nearby cruise port. This is a great option for those looking to stay at a high-end hotel near the port.

During our search, we found the package for only about $15 above the base rate. In other words, you can park for the week for less than the cost of one day at the port (prices may vary).

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-374-0000

Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West
Even if you’re staying in Miami and want to park, it doesn’t mean you have to stay at the pricier hotels near the port. This option is by the airport and offers rooms for as little as around $100 a night in some cases.

The hotel also has a “Park and Go” package that includes seven nights parking and a ride to the cruise port. If you don’t book the package, you can park for $5 per day as you cruise. That’s considerably cheaper than parking at the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-629-7701

Hampton Inn Miami Airport East
Literally across the freeway from the airport, Hampton Inn caters to air travelers, but cruise passengers might also like it. The hotel is highly rated, not far from the ships, and offers parking while you sail. 

The hotel offers a “Park and Go” deal on its website that gives you seven nights of parking included in your room rate. When we price checked, the parking offer was about $75 more than the base room rate. In other words, if you sail for four days or more, then you’ll save versus parking at the Port of Miami.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 786-801-3136

Hilton Garden Inn Miami-Brickell South
Sitting south of downtown and the port, this hotel is nearly (but not quite) on Biscayne Bay. If you’re wanting to stay in an area that doesn’t just feel like you’re next to the airport, then this might be the answer.

Only about five miles from the port, they offer a “Cruise Package” for guests. This includes parking for up to seven day and one-way transport to the ship. Best of all, in our checks the rate was only about $10 more than the base rate for a room (although expect that to vary).

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-854-2070

Embassy Suites Miami International
Just 15-20 minutes from the Port of Miami (and right next to the airport), Embassy Suites caters to both cruise passengers and those taking flights. 

The hotel offers a “Park and Go” package that gives you up to seven nights parking. During our search we found prices around $200, or about $50 above the base room rate. In other words, for about two nights of parking at the port, you can leave your car here instead for up to a week. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-634-5000

Hampton Inn Miami Airport/Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is a unique area just south of the Miami airport that is a literal lagoon. The body of water in the middle of the city is unique and cuts down on some of the concrete jungle that can be Miami. 

It is also highly rated, and with its “Park and Go” parking package you can get up to 14 nights parking included for about $60 over the base rate, although the rate difference varies. A shuttle to the port isn’t included (one to the airport is), but it only costs a few dollars from here.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-262-5400

Homewood Suites Blue Lagoon
This hotel sits at the end of a peninsula that juts out into Blue Lagoon, giving it a convenient location that’s in the middle of everything but still feels secluded. 

The hotel offers a parking package for up to 10 nights. In our search, we found prices around $200 for the offer, or about $75 more than the base rate. If you don’t want to book that deal, you can also reserve parking through GreenBeeParking.com, which offers parking at the hotel for just $7 per day. Keep in mind you’ll need to arrange transport to the hotel.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-261-3335

Courtyard Miami Airport
Highly rated and right near the airport, it’s hard to go wrong staying at a name-brand like the Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel offers a couple of parking options.

First, you can book the “Park and Fly” special through the website, which offers a discount of 50% off the regular parking rate. That comes out to $11.50 per day. They also offer parking at the hotel through CheapAirportParking.org. This website offers parking at the hotel for only $7 per day while you sail.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-642-8200

Hampton Inn Coconut Grove
Hampton Inn is known for offering great value and comfy rooms. Situated in Coconut Grove — about six miles south of the port — this version of the hotel sits right near Highway 1, without being right next to the freeway. You can get a room that comes with 7 nights parking included in the “Park, Stay and Cruise” package rate. A transfer to the cruise port is also included.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-448-2800

Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West/Doral
Headed out on a longer cruise or back-to-back sailing? This might be your best option. The hotel provides up to 14 nights parking included in their parking special (technically it’s a Park and Fly package designed for those flying somewhere, but you can park during your cruise). That length of trip would cost you more than $300 at the Port of Miami for parking alone.

One thing to note is that you are about 12 miles form the port and transportation is not included. Even so, the ride will only cost you $20-30 each way, meaning you still save a bundle versus parking at the cruise terminal. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-718-8292

InterContinental at Doral Miami
Just because a hotel is high end doesn’t mean it has to have a high-end price tag. The InterContinental features a lot of appeal in accommodations near the airport.

While the website didn’t mention a parking package, we called the hotel and were told that parking is available for $3.50 per day while you sail. However, there is no shuttle to the cruise port. Still, at nearly 85% off the price of parking at the cruise terminal, it’s a great deal.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 13 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-468-1400

EB Hotel Miami
Winner of a AAA Four-Diamond Award, you know that the EB Hotel has a lot to offer (check out the glass shower that looks out into the room).

In addition to being a nice hotel, it also offers a “Stay & Cruise” that package includes a free upgrade to a business suite, shuttle transportation to the airport, complimentary breakfast, and one-way transportation to the Port of Miami. If you need to park, it’s just a flat $20 for up to seven days. Go over seven days and additional parking is only $8 per day.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-324-6835

Sonesta Miami Airport
Formerly the Crowne Plaza, Sonesta fits if you are looking for a higher-end hotels that are still affordable for the average person. In fact, this location has rooms on weekend nights for under $200 (though prices will vary).

If you’re wanting parking during your cruise, you can book independently through AirportParkingInc.com. Through these site (which we were referred to when calling the hotel), you can book parking for about $6.50 per day.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Phone: 305-446-9000

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are park and cruise packages more expensive than regular hotel rates?
In most cases yes, you will pay more for a parking package than you will if you just booked the cheapest no frills rate. For example, a hotel might be $150 a night normally, but charge $180 for the park and cruise package. Still, the extra cost is lower than the price of parking at the Port of Miami, which charges $22 per day.

How do I get to my car after my cruise?
Some hotels offer transportation roundtrip between the hotel and the cruise port. However, you might have noticed that some only offer one-way trips. If your hotel only provides one-way trips, don’t worry. You can get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft back to the hotel for between $10-20, depending on the location.

I am sailing from Fort Lauderdale. Are there park and cruise hotels there?
Yes. South Florida is a mecca of cruising. No matter which port you are sailing from in the area, it will have hotels nearby that cater to cruise passengers. While you aren’t likely to find many Miami hotels that cater to Fort Lauderdale passengers (and vice versa), you can read our Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) hotels with park and cruise packages.

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More on Cruising From Miami

Getting to the Port of Miami — Transportation options from airports and the Miami area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Miami Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

Miami Hotels with Cruise Shuttles — If you want a hotel with a shuttle to the cruise port, we’ve rounded up a list that can get you to your ship.

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