Miami Staycation Guide: Family Friendly Luxury Hotels


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Miami is the land of endless summer and outstanding vacation options. As a popular international travel destination, Miami is jam-packed with exciting opportunities to stay entertained. The best news is that there are incredible deals for locals to enjoy all the fun that Miami has to offer including: family friendly hotels, museums, restaurants, spa treatments, water parks, and more!

Check out the recommendations below for staycation ideas for every budget including *free* activities to do with your family. These family friendly hotels in Miami and beyond are sure to impress. Take advantage of these great opportunities to staycation anytime in South and Central Florida. 

Looking for a place to cool off in the warmer months? Check out our Guide to Splash Pads & Water Fun!

Staycation Guide :: A Resource with Hotel, Dining, and Activity Recommendations to help your family seize the final days of summer!

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, a 300-acre wondermaze of moments.

From the all-new Tidal Cove Waterpark and legendary championship golf courses to award-winning dining at BOURBON STEAK by Michael Mina and transformative spa treatments at âme Spa & Wellness Collective.

Experience the biggest wave to hit Miami, and make a splash at Tidal Cove Waterpark! Daring drops, turns, and twisting spirals await! Conquer a gravity-defying raft ride, thrill to a freefall loop, meander along a lazy river, and make a new friend in the Kids Cove. Whether you’re relaxing beneath one of 25 breezy cabanas, enjoying a bite to eat, or experiencing the ride of your life, you’re sure to find it at Tidal Cove.

Get set for a summer of fun, Turnberry-style. With three irresistible staycation packages and an array of signature events and activities, there’s never been a better time to experience JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.

– Splash into Tidal Cove: Rates from $199

– Summer’s Best: Rates from $249 & $100 Daily Resort Credit

– Paradise Extended: Stay 3 Nights, Save 25%

Address: 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura

Since the ‘snowbirds’ are back up north, Floridians from the Panhandle to the Keys are flocking to Doral, Florida’s best-kept secret, to experience one of the nation’s most prestigious resorts, right in their home state.

This summer Trump National Doral Miami invites its Sunshine State neighbors to claim their ‘Floridian perks,’ including 30 percent off best available room rates and exclusive seasonal greens fees on four championship courses.

With these Sunshine State Summer Perks, Florida residents can fully experience the club member lifestyle, complete with private pool cabanas, luxurious spa treatments, kid- and pet-friendly amenities and more.

Address: 4400 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178

Phone: (305) 592-2000

Read More: Trump National Doral Miami: A Family Friendly Luxury Getaway

The spirit of the Caribbean is weaved through the entire experience at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami.

Secluded on a barrier island and set along a golden sand beach, the resort balances quiet relaxation with an array of activities and amenities.

The resort features an impressive tennis center, a locally inspired spa, two oceanfront pools, a signature Ritz Kids program, and globally influenced dining.

Read More: The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: Expectation Exceeded on Island Paradise

The Boca Raton Resort & Club, is one of the premier resort destinations and private club facilities in the United States. The resort first opened in 1926 and today is home to two 18-hole golf courses, a 50,000 sq. ft. spa, seven swimming pools, 30 tennis courts, a full-service 32-slip marina, 13 restaurants and bars, and 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. 

Visit The Boca Raton Resort & Club to experience the modern luxury for yourself!

Discover Miami Beach and make memories as a family at Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club. While other family friendly hotels in Miami Beach may offer kids’ activities, Cadillac Hotel truly delivers on memorable and distinctive experiences.

From a dedicated kids concierge, well-versed in all things to do in Miami for kids, to our signature Cadillac Hotel beach toys and a family pool area, you’ll discover the perfect place to enjoy the sophisticated side of Miami, together. Learn more about special offers including the family friendly Family Night In.

Read More: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Resort: Experience Family Friendly Miami Beach

In the heart of Orlando, where theme park enchantment, upscale shopping, and vibrant dining intersect, a tranquil oasis redefines the hospitality landscape. Framed by contemporary architecture and lushly landscaped gardens and lawns, Magic Village Yards is a concierge-style community with 180 luxury villas, exclusive services and unrivaled comfort that will turn your dream family escape into reality.

Enjoy free daily shuttle service to Disney’s parks, along with complimentary little luxuries like Wi-Fi and parking. You can relax by the heated outdoor pool or get in a workout in the fitness room. Villaggio Restaurant pairs inspiring Brazilian-Italian cuisine with a world-class wine list highlighted by the award-winning Magique Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Napa Valley.

Life is Beautiful at Magic Village Yards. Come to experience Orlando from a truly exclusive perspective. Enjoy our exclusive savings on Book now! 

Read More: Magic Village: A Home Away from Home Near Disney

With a timeless appeal and style, The Biltmore Hotel is Miami’s most elegant National Historic Landmark. Spanning over 150 acres of tropical landscape, our 271-room resort, includes 174 suites and features spectacular Mediterranean architecture with Italian, Moorish and Spanish influences. A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71-par championship golf course, tennis courts, a European spa, modern fitness center, and the largest hotel pool on the east coast of the United States. The hotel’s dining destinations include the award-winning Palme d’Or, Recognized by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade, and the golf-themed 19th Hole restaurant. The Biltmore Hotel also boasts Miami’s finest Culinary Academy, offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore Hotel has a variety of luxury vacation packages, specials, and deals to offer you in our renowned resort. 

Read More: Making Family Memories at The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables

Acqualina Resort & Residences is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Residences features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award.


Staycation Activities in Miami 

You don’t have to leave Miami to enjoy an awesome vacation. A visit to any of the hotels listed above will make you feel like you are a plane ride away from Miami. 

However, if you’re looking for more of a “daycation” we’ve got you covered! Tidal Cove and Trump Spa offer days passes which include pool access and other amenities. Contact the hotels directly to schedule a fun day with your family. 

In the summer months, don’t forget to take advantage of Miami Spa Month and Miami Spice where you can receive special rates on some of Miami’s finest spa treatments and dining options. Check out some of our favorite spas. 

Find your nearest waterpark or splash pad to escape the summer heat: Guide to Splash Pads & Water Fun!

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Cierra is the Owner & Founder of Miami Mom Collective. A Southern girl with Alabama roots, she has lived in California, Israel, China, Texas and Florida. Cierra quickly fell in love with the beauty and diversity of South Florida when she first visited Key Biscayne after reconnecting with (and later marrying!) her high school sweetheart. Before having children of her own, she oversaw more than 100 as the Director of Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. In 2017 she launched into her latest and greatest adventure: motherhood! Cierra is Mama to a joyful 5 year girl, an energetic 3 year old boy, snuggly 1 year old boy, and a smiley baby girl! Her hands and heart are FULL to say the least! Cierra is passionate about leading and developing women to use their unique gifts to serve and encourage others. She founded Miami Mom Collective to encourage, equip, and empower Moms with relevant resources and a meaningful community. Follow her on Instagram to stay connected.