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Top 10 family friendly hotels in Miami for summer 2024

These hotels are gems that make vacationing with kids not just easier but absolutely delightful.

April 22, 2024
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Last updated:
Apr 26
A view of Ocean Drive in Miami.


Ready to dive into the heart of Miami with your little ones in tow? We've scoured the sun-soaked streets of Miami to bring you a list that’s going to make your family vacation planning a breeze. Whether it’s splashing around in kid-friendly pools, munching on meals that even the pickiest eaters can’t turn down, or spacious rooms where bedtime feels like a luxury, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s embark on this journey together, discovering hotels that understand families aren’t just looking for a stay – they're after an unforgettable experience.

JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa

At the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, fun is for the whole family! Spend a day at the Tidal Cove Water Park within the hotel, where admission is included in your booking, and enjoy various activities like a lazy river and waterslides, and swim in a pool meant just for kids. For fun out of the water, sign up for some of the hotel’s kids programs and activities, which ensure that children won’t be bored for a minute. If you’re a family of sports enthusiasts, the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa also features a 36 hole golf course and tennis center. The fun never ends! Book it, baby!

19999 West Country Club Drive

Aventura, FL

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

If you have a large family and can never find a hotel with enough room for everyone, you’re in the right place! The Four Seasons Hotel Miami boasts large luxurious suites, which are spacious accommodations that are ideal for families. This hotel is known for its high-level service, ensuring that your family vacations comfortably. Kids will love the activities and amenities at this hotel designed for them, including two large pools where they can play all day. And if you’re itching to explore all that Miami has to offer, Four Seasons Hotel Miami is in a central location, meaning you’ll have easy access to Miami’s attractions and activities. Book it, baby!

1435 Brickell Avenue

Miami, FL

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

For a family resort like no other, book at Acqualina Resort & Residences! With more than two-thirds of the hotel dedicated to family residences, Acqualina offers a comfortable environment that feels like home. Its elegant infinity pool overlooks the ocean, perfect for families to cool off during a hot day. Their large children’s programs place kids’ engagement and enjoyment as its top priority, and include arts and crafts as well as beach sports to cater to multiple different interests. While kids are entertained, parents can relax in Acqualina’s award-winning spa or dine at one of their renowned restaurants, which offer a variety of international cuisine. Book it, baby!

17875 Collins Avenue

Sunny Isles Beach, FL

The Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION was made with kids in mind, meaning their services cater to them in fun and unique ways. The hotel is designed with bright colors and fascinating gold details, giving it an eclectic feel. Its private beach is perfect for families, with umbrellas and beach chairs allowing parents to relax while kids have the time of their lives playing in the sand or in the water. For indoor fun, check out the bowling alley and ice skating rink, both featuring stunning colorful lighting effects. And if you’ve got some picky eaters, never fear! The Miami Beach EDITION offers diverse dining options catering to various tastes, including children’s. Book it, baby!

2901 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

For views of Biscayne Bay that can’t be beat, book a room at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay! Close to major attractions, you and your family will be able to enjoy all that Miami has to offer just steps away from your accommodation. But don’t think that the fun of this hotel only lies in what’s outside the hotel! Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay features a pool that’s perfect for cooling off from the hot Florida sun, as well as dining options that are suitable for all ages. The hotel also offers 24-hour security, ensuring a safe environment that you and your little ones can play in. Book it, baby!

1633 North Bayshore Drive

Miami, FL

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel is as close to the beach as you can get in a Miami hotel. With direct access to Miami Beach, you’ll be able to easily lounge under an umbrella or play all day with your kids in the water. The hotel offers a daily social hour where families can mingle and relax, as well as family-oriented activities that ensures hours of fun for both kids and adults. Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel also has family suites, providing a comfortable place for families of all sizes to rest after a long day. And when they say family, they mean the whole family - this hotel welcomes pets too! Book it, baby!

1717 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

W South Beach

If you have an active family, W South Beach is the perfect place for you and your kids to play from sunup to sundown. Its rooftop sports courts allow you to play tennis and basketball while on vacation, and the hotel’s central location is close to shops, restaurants and entertainment so you and your little ones will never have a minute of boredom. W South Beach’s onsite dining options offer unique culinary options where more adventurous eaters can experience a variety of different cuisines. But if you’re itching to rest after a day of nonstop fun, don’t worry! The outdoor heated pool is located alongside a quieter beach area for some relaxation. Book it, baby!

2201 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

1 Hotel South Beach

For eco-conscious families, 1 Hotel South Beach is great for vacationing while remaining mindful of the environment. The hotel is LEED certified and features an exterior plant wall with over 12,000 plants that helps to offset their CO₂ emissions. The sustainable fun continues with the Seedlings Club, where kids can learn about nature in various themed activities. The hotel’s architecture and interior design promote a connection with nature, allowing guests to relax in harmony with the natural world. Bring the serenity inwards by participating in yoga or nature inspired spa treatments, or spend a day outside at the beautiful beach just outside the hotel. Book it, baby!

2341 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

Mandarin Oriental Miami

Mandarin Oriental Miami is all about luxury! With spacious rooms and suites ideal for families of all sizes, this hotel allows the whole family to experience the beauty of Miami. The hotel’s kids’ programs provide activities and amenities specifically tailored for young guests, and activities like bike rentals are sure to provide fun for the whole family. Mandarin Oriental Miami also boasts five-star dining options that appeal to adults and children alike, including a restaurant by renowned chef Gastón Acurio. And to top it all off, the hotel’s central location allows for easy access to Miami’s cultural and entertaining attractions that kids are sure to love! Book it, baby!

500 Brickell Key Dr

Miami, FL

The Palms Hotel & Spa

To complete this list, we’re covering a tropical oasis that is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Miami. The tropical gardens offer a serene environment perfect for kids to explore, and the direct beach access allows for fun family beach days. The hotel is very wellness-oriented with a focus on health and wellness, making for a relaxing stay for the whole family. This extends to their eco-friendly practices, which include low-flow water fixtures and rain harvesting systems which offer a great opportunity to teach kids about environmental sustainability. When it comes to a balance between fun and relaxation, The Palms Hotel & Spa can’t be beat! Book it, baby!

3025 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach

Each hotel on our list isn’t just a place to rest your head but a playground of possibilities, making every moment of your stay memorable. From splashtastic pools and culinary delights to serene spas and cozy family suites, we’ve left no stone unturned. So, pack your bags, round up the troops, and set off for Miami, where sunny skies, warm smiles, and unforgettable family adventures await. Happy travels!

*Prices fluctuate based on season and day of the week.

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Ashley McCrea

With over ten years of writing experience, Ashley explores a variety of lifestyle topics in her written pieces including travel, finance, health, beauty, cooking, and entrepreneurship. She is currently pursuing degrees in History and English Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communications with specializations in Technical Writing and Creative Writing at the University of Waterloo. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Ashley is an avid reader and passionate about writing poetry and short stories, aiming to inform, entertain, and inspire with every piece she creates.