Discover the 8 Best Family Hotels in Miami

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aerial view of The Palms Hotel, one of Miami's best family hotels
The Palms Hotel in Miami Beach, one of the best family hotels in Miami. Photo credit: Cindy Richards

Whether you’re a local or planning a visit to Miami, the city’s beachfront location makes it an excellent choice for a family vacation. You’ll find many kid-friendly hotels, dreamy swimming pools and water sports galore. In addition, many of the best family hotels in Miami offer babysitting services (for a fee) so parents can enjoy downtown Miami and the vibrant nightlife of South Beach.

We’ve put together a list of the best family hotels in Miami to accommodate any budget. Although these hotels are not all-inclusive, they do pack in numerous amenities and dining options.

The Best Family Hotels in Miami

SOBE Kid's Club lifeguard stand, a feature that makes it one of the best Miami hotels for families
SOBE Kid’s Club lifeguard stand. Photo credit: Loews Miami Beach Hotel

1. Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach

1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 604-1601

The beachfront Lowes Miami Beach Hotel is a comfortable, family-friendly hotel that is popular with visitors and a fun getaway for locals. Spacious guest rooms and suites, free wifi, SOBE kids club and activities for teens make this beach resort an excellent choice for families.

Upon check-in, kids and teens receive welcome amenities. In addition, the resort can provide gaming consoles and games to guest rooms. The resort pampers kids, too, with pedicures, manicures and haircuts at the Exhale Spa’s nail salon.

Then, after a day of fun-filled activities, parents and kids can rendezvous at the outdoor pool to refresh before dinner.

Here’s why Loews Miami Beach Hotel works for families:

  • Welcome amenities for kids and teens upon check-in
  • Located on the beach
  • Kids club for ages 4-12
  • Tweens and teens video and arcade games in a lounge
  • Babysitting available for a fee
Exterior view of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, one of the best family hotels in Miami
Located in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau is a luxury oceanfront resort with eight swimming pools and nine onsite restaurants. Photo credit: Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

2. Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
(800) 548-8886

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel is an upscale beachfront property conveniently located near the Miami Beach Boardwalk and water sports. It’s a sprawling resort with eight swimming pools – including a designated children’s pool. The kids programs engage ages 4-12 with activities, sports and beach walks.

An array of guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, free wifi and babysitting services (for a fee) ensure a stress-free family vacation. Plus, with nine onsite restaurants, families will have many dining options.

Why the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel works for families:

  • Free cribs/infant beds for use
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children’s pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free wifi
The beach at The Palms Hotel Miami
The beach at The Palms Hotel Miami. Photo credit: Cindy Richards

3. The Palms Hotel & Spa

3025 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
(305) 534-0505

Take a break from your hectic work schedule and plan a stay at The Palms Hotel & Spa which is a Green Lodging certified property in Florida. Located in a great location, this family-owned resort is focused on environmental awareness, which gives it a special place in the hearts of eco-minded families. The laid-back property has secure beach access and nearby boardwalk.

Frequent traveler Cindy Richards has this to stay about The Palms Hotel & Spa: “This oceanfront hotel on Collins Avenue has a traditional Florida resort feel with a strong eco twist.”

Why The Palms Hotel & Spa works for families:

  • The Palms Hotel Miami is a long walk or short Uber ride from the South Beach crowds and activity.
  • Secure beach access. This makes the resort feel safe and protected from strangers who might otherwise wander in from the beach.
  • Beachside location. A pretty boardwalk through lush gardens leads to the wide beach, where there are plenty of blue cushioned beach chairs and umbrellas reserved for use by The Palms guests.
  • Poolside food deliveries from the Tiki Bar.
Aerial view of Miami's South Beach
Miami’s South Beach. Photo credit: Shutterstock

4. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(786) 276-4000

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is an Art Deco-themed, oceanfront resort that pampers families with luxury amenities. Guest rooms and suites overlook the Atlantic, swimming pool or South Beach. In the beach area, you’ll find cabanas and beach chairs/umbrellas (included in the resort fee), and games including volleyball, paddle ball and beach toys.

In addition, the hotel offers a beach bar and fitness center. Plus, the resort is a short walking distance to the Miami Beach Boardwalk, Lincoln Road Mall and Collins Avenue Shopping area.

Why The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach works for families:

  • Located on the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ritz Kids Program (surcharge)
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

5. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

17875 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
(305) 918-8000

Situated in Sunny Isles Beach on the northern end of Miami Beach, the Acqualina Resort & Residences made our list of the best luxury spring break destinations for families.

We’re not the only ones who have been impressed by this resort. In fact, in 2020, it was named the #1 Best Destination Resort in the United States, #1 Best Waterfront Hotel in the United States and #1 Best Hotel Spa in the United States in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. It’s also one of the few Florida resorts that maintains a 5-star rating from Tripadvisor reviewers.

The resort activities are focused on luxury and convenience for the entire family. In addition, families will find a plethora of amenities like free cribs/infant beds, a children’s pool, an onsite playground and free kids clubs. In addition, kids stay free with their parents.

Why Acqualina Resort & Residences works for families:

  • Children’s pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting for a fee
  • Onsite playground
  • Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the U.S.
  • The AcquaMarine program allows kids ages 5-12 to use computers and iPads to participate in seven different themed hands-on learning experiences
  • Daily kid-friendly activities such as football, baseball, basketball, cornhole, soccer, kite flying, foosball match and ping pong
Sunset at the Four Seasons pool in Miami, one of the top family resorts
Families love the Four Seasons’ swimming pools. Photo credit: Christian Horan/Four Seasons

6. Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club

9011 Collins Ave.
Surfside, Florida 33154
(305) 381-3333

The elegant Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club has a rich history and has hosted many prominent people over the years. It’s also among the best family hotels in Miami.

The whole family will enjoy the pool area, three swimming pools, cabanas, a pristine beach and nearby shopping in the Bal Harbour district. Topnotch amenities include a holistic spa, a kids club and oceanfront dining.

Tripadvisor reviewers rave about the resort’s great location, guest rooms, concierge services and pool area.

Why the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club works for families:

  • Beachfront location
  • Children stay free
  • Kids club
  • Pet friendly
  • Free wifi
Several downtown hotels are among the best hotels for families in Miami
View of the Miami skyline. Photo credit: Cathy Bennett Kopf

7. Hilton Miami Downtown

1601 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 374-0000

Situated in Downtown Miami, the Hilton is near South Beach and the Port of Miami. Guest rooms and suites have city or ocean views. In addition, the hotel has a rooftop pool.

Family amenities include free cribs, laundry facilities, a microwave upon request and refrigerator.

Why the Hilton Miami Downtown works for families:

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator
  • Outdoor pool
  • Self-parking
A Miami Florida marina at dusk.
Photo credit: Shutterstock

8. Kimpton EPIC Hotel

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, Florida 33131
(305) 424-5226

The Kimpton EPIC Hotel is a luxury urban property just five minutes from the Port of Miami, making it a great location for those with cruise plans.

While staying at the Kimpton, families will enjoy spacious guest rooms, bedroom suites and free breakfast.

Located in the heart of the city’s financial district, the eco-friendly Kimpton has a rooftop pool and views of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. It also has a full-service marina.

Why the Kimpton EPIC Hotel works for families:

  • Spacious guest rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Rooftop pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly