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Hotels near Hard Rock stadium Please

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by fastball83, Dec 31, 2021.

  1. fastball83

    fastball83 Active Member

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    Hello from France,

    Next year if this f.....g pandemic end, I want to come to Miami and go to my first dolphins game in Miami (I see them in London again raiders) in November or December.

    Could you give me names of hotels near to hard Rock Stadium and tell me how to come to the stadium from South beach (Uber, Bus, Taxi .....)

    I would go to a heat Game too, so if you could give me Hotels near American Airline Arena (FTX Arena now) that would be sweet too.

    Thanks and happy new year to everybody in this forum
     
  2. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Don't stay anywhere near the stadium. I would suggest staying in Ft. Lauderdale. Some hotels offer a shuttle to the game.
     
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  3. canesz06

    canesz06 Well-Known Member

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    You don't want to stay anywhere near hard rock stadium. Stay in ft Lauderdale, close to the beach/Las olas area
     
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  4. Hooligan

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    Sounds like he's already planning on staying at South Beach. If that's the case then it would be easiest to Uber to and from the games. American Airlines Arena is just at the other end of McArthur Causeway from South Beach.
     
  5. Galant

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    I'll jump in as I'm curious, if one’s main purpose is coming to see a game, why not stay near the stadium?

    Poor quality?
    Too much traffic?
    Too expensive?
    Too far from other things?

    ...?
     
  6. Hooligan

    Hooligan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    If the plan is to stay in a hotel within walking distance of the stadium then it's a bad plan. The stadium is surrounded by residential developments. There are some high priced hotels which offer shuttle service but, after the game you're stuck in the middle of the burbs with not much going on.
    On the other hand, if the plan is to take a small vacation, for a week or so and, take in a couple of games then the best course would be to find a vacation rental on Tripadvisor, airbnb or Craigslist on or near the beach near South Beach or one of the small micro cities that line the oceanfront to the north all the way to Fort Lauderdale. Traffic in South Florida is not for the faint of heart if you're planning on renting a car. There is a decent mass transit system with Tri-Rail and Metro Rail and buses but they can be confusing for first timers.
    Uber would be my choice for door to door transportation.
     
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  7. KeyFin

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    I agree completely- get a hotel/condo near one of the beaches and take Uber to get around. Lots of traffic if you don't know where you're going, plus lots of bad areas to avoid. There's not really anything to do around the stadium...some restaurants but that's about it in walking distance. You'd be much better off in Ft. Lauderdale beach area, Hollywood, South Beach, etc. Those places have shopping, nightlife, etc. and you get a lot more of the S. Florida culture.

    With that said, I haven't been down in probably a decade, so I can't give an exact referral. Most of the beaches have hotels at all price points though, from the hole in the wall establishments just across A1A to 5-star luxury resorts. The Ft. Lauderdale airport is more convenient than Miami International as well.
     
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  8. canesz06

    canesz06 Well-Known Member

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    The stadium is in Miami gardens, which is a high crime area
     
  9. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The Uber situation sucks after the game. You have to do the death match in the sun to get to the pick up location. And then it’s a pain to find your car. If I was to do it over again I would rent a car and just park and tailgate.
     
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  10. fastball83

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    That was my plan.
    If I am right there are no taxi station and no Uber station near the stadium that's right ?
    So could you help me and give me some hotels name's in safe neighborhoods with Shuttle stadium service
    It's really hard here in France to found information about Miami Dolphins game and all help is really welcome
     
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  11. KeyFin

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    You can get an Uber from anywhere, so that's not a problem. There are many options to get you to the game and back from anywhere in Dade/Broward county, so don't worry about staying close to the stadium.

    I would personally look at "Hollywood Beach" or "Ft. Lauderdale Beach" to start...it's hard to give a specific recommendation without knowing your price range. The Hard Rock Casino in Hollwood wouldn't be bad either- it's central to a lot and not terribly far from the stadium.
     
  12. Hooligan

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    My recommendation is to go to tripadvisor.com and do your research. You need to decide the length of your visit. If you're planning on staying a week or more then you can find a better price deal in the "vacation rental" category. There are maps that show the location of the rental and you can compare prices. If you want something somewhat convenient to a basketball game AND a football game then, as Keyfin suggested, you have to decide your budget. South Beach is convenient to basketball but, is expensive. Hollywood Beach or Dania Beach is more convenient to Hard Rock Stadium and the night life of Fort Lauderdale. There are literally thousands of hotels and private apartment rentals to choose from.
     
  13. fastball83

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    sorry English is not my first language (I am French)
    I search an hotel only for the night after the game at hard Rock stadium
    Does it's dangerous to stay just one night at Stadium Hotel ( I would leave the hotel only for going at the game) and go back at the hotel at the game end.
    I would not leave the hotel the evening and the night
    I want just sleep around the stadium, call a taxi the Monday morning and return to south beach to end my Hollidays at south beach
     
  14. canesz06

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    Stay near the stadium if you like but it's not a good area. Definitely don't go out for a walk
     
  15. Galant

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    I've only been to Miami twice myself, and once was as a teen. My other trip was back in 2007, so I'm sure things could have changed a lot since then, but I stayed at the Don Shula hotel in Miami Lakes, and it was terrific. I rented a car, and had no issues driving to the stadium.
     
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  17. Stitches

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    Unfortunately most games in Miami that I have gone to, I think I stayed elsewhere and drove in.

    The exception is when I stayed at Holiday Inn Express (Miami-Hialeah/Miami Lakes):
    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/hialeah/miaml/hoteldetail

    It's a Holiday Inn Express, so if you're familiar with them, it meets those standards. It's still 20 mins from the stadium.

    I've also stayed at the DoubleTree (Miami Airport & Convention Center), and it was quite nice, but I didn't stay there for the game. I imagine it's not close to the Stadium, but it has shuttle service to/from the airport at least.
     
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  19. fastball83

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    What about hard rock Shuttle express to go back to south beach ?
    Does anybody picked up this service ? does it's safe and easy to pick up ?
     
  20. KeyFin

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    Yes, there are many shuttles and they are safe to take. Leaving the stadium is always heavy traffic and the shuttles get caught in that as well, so I don't think it's something you should worry about. Like others have said, you can stay anywhere in North Miami, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, South Beach, Pembroke Pines, Dania, etc.
     
  21. Finatik

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    Just rent a car and tail gate. It's the best option. Unless you do a shuttle from South Beach.
     

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