Where To Stay In Miami
This Memorial Day Weekend

Ocean Drive Hotels and National Salute Police Car

Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year in Miami. This is not only the "unofficial" start of the summer vacation season, the public holiday presents a chance for a lengthy weekend, one packed with activities and popular events throughout the city and the beaches, attracting locals and visitors alike.

From the celebrations to pay tribute to our Service Men and Women including a fantastic Air and Sea Show right from the sands of South Beach, live concerts and parades, to the Hip Hop whirlwind of Urban Beach Week which itself attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers, this is one weekend you do want to plan ahead.

Needless to say, hotel rates in Miami during Memorial Day Weekend, or any major holiday or event for that matter, skyrocket the closest you get to it, so the earlier you firm up your plans, the better.

Where the best place to stay in Miami for Memorial Day Weekend will depend much on what your preferences are, from heavy partying to a weekend of relaxation.

These are some of the most popular Memorial Day events and things to do to help you plan and give you an idea of where the action is likely to be this weekend in Miami. South Beach is where many of the events will be taking place. This is NOT the weekend to stay in South Beach if you are hoping for a relaxing stay, there will be much going on, street closures will be in effect.

The Air and Sea Show will be on the beach between 10th and 14th Streets. (See red zone in the map) Hotels on Ocean Drive will be ground zero with all of the festivities literally in your backyard and front row seats for the fantastic air show.

Hotels on Ocean Drive Between 10th and 15th Streets

These hotels on Ocean Drive while not DIRECTLY on the beach are only a two-minute walk from the surf and sand. Most have ocean view rooms and suites and fantastic roof-top terraces, pools or other common area from which to enjoy the revelry in grand comfort.

This will be a VERY busy, loud, and crowded area. If you are looking to relax by the beach, stay somewhere else.

And remember traffic will be closed on Ocean Drive over the weekend. If you must have a car, this will not be the most convenient area to stay.

And lastly, watch out for extra "Resort Fees" at these hotels which may not be included in the rates.

The Clevelander Hotel Category: 3.5 Star

The Clevelander South Beach

  • Right at the south end of all the action, The Clevelander is party central... all year 'round... iconic pool party scene, sports bars, nightclub and lounge with live outdoor music and entertainment from 10 pm to 5 am and 2 rooftop decks offering stunning views of the city and South Beach and of course, the Memorial Day fireworks
  • The Airshow Landing Area and the Concert Stages are literally just accross south of 11th Street.
  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • No Onsite Parking, but you SHOULD NOT have a car here this weekend.

The Clevelander South Beach:

1020 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Villa Casa Casuarina (Versace Mansion) Hotel Category: 4 Star

Versace Mansion South Beach

  • The iconic Versace Mansion... grandeur in spades... for the ultimate splurge, prime location to enjoy the Memorial Day festivities and retreat to your own oasis in the middle of South Beach
  • 10 opulent custom guest suites... these large luxurious rooms are individually decorated, have painted ceilings, extra large custom beds and marble bathrooms
  • Magnificent grounds and pool, superb restaurant on premises
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Offsite Parking is $42/day if you must

The Villa Casa Casuarina:

1116 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Victor South Beach Hotel Category: 4 Star

Victor Hotel South Beach

  • Small property with 91 rooms/suites arranged over 8 floors
  • Rooftop terrace, outdoor pool with fantastic ocean views and free pool cabanas
  • Turkish style bath house with massage services and other spa treatments
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Offsite Parking is $42/day if you must

Hotel Victor South Beach:

1144 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Leslie Hotel South Beach Hotel Category: 4 Star

The Leslie Hotel South Beach

  • Small and delightful boutique Art Deco hotel right in the middle of the action
  • 35 spacious rooms/suites arranged over three floors
  • Nice in-room amenities: refrigerator, espresso maker
  • Fantastic rooftop pool, indoor lounge area, fitness centre
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Free Continental Breakfast included
  • Onsite Parking is $34/day if you must

Leslie Hotel South Beach:

1244 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse South Beach Hotel Category: 3 Star

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse South Beach

  • Best value 49 studios and one and two-bedroom suites spread over 5 floors on the north end of Ocean Drive, some offering balconies
  • Equipped with kitchenettes with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a microwave
  • Stunning views from the Rooftop Terrace to take in all the Memorial Day action
  • Concierge services and valet parking
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Offsite Parking is $47/day if you must

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse South Beach:

1410 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Betsy South Beach Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

Betsy Hotel South Beach

  • Beautiful and luxurious boutique hotel on Ocean Drive reminiscent of a grand colonial estate
  • The Betsy participates in this year's Memorial Day celebrations with a Youth Poetry Slam with Silent Revolution, Dranoff 2 Pianos and hosted by Octavia Yearwood, at the Atrium of the hotel on Sunday May 27, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • 130 well-appointed rooms and suites arranged over 5 floors, many with balconies
  • Outdoor pool and rooftop terrace
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, Spa, Conference Center
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Pets allowed!
  • Public parking at $45 per day

The Betsy South Beach:

1440 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Gabriel South Beach Hotel Category: 4 Star

The Gabriel  South Beach

  • Art Deco Boutique property on Ocean Drive and a 2-minute walk from the beach offers 132 smoke-free guestrooms spread over 6 floors.
  • Two restaurants and bar/lounge, two outdoor swimming pools including a glass-bottom pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Panoramic rooftop features an exclusive bar which will be hosting the Air and Sea Show Watch Party on May 28, with specially crafted beer, wine and cocktails and a DJ.
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Onsite valet Parking is $45/day

The Gabriel Miami South Beach Curio Collection by Hilton:

640 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

More South Beach hotels within easy walking distance

The Meridian Hotel Hotel Category: 3 Star

Urbanica The Meridian Hotel

  • Best value at this design hotel in the SOFI neighborhood (South of Fifth), within a 4 minute walk to the beach and ten minutes to the Air Show action
  • 70 spotless rooms arranged over 4 floors in breathtaking surroundings. Rooms are modern and in a minimalist style with lots of sockets for charging devices and fridge.
  • Coffee and water available throughout the day at the lobby
  • Extremely welcoming and friendly staff will attend to every detail
  • Several comfy spaces to relax: plunge pool, chill out cabana, bar...
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Free use of bikes
  • Dogs allowed, please inquire
  • Private parking nearby costs $35 per day

The Meridian Hotel:

418 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Loews Miami Beach Hotel Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

  • A majestic resort on three and a half acres of gorgeous beachfront in the heart of South Beach, just steps from the north end of the Memorial Day Action Zone, close enough for the thundering noise from the air and sea show
  • 790 rooms including 69 suites spread over 18 floors, all rooms with either city or ocean views
  • It features a full-service spa, fitness center, brand new pool deck, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, 6 restaurants and lounges
  • Kayaks, parasails, boogie boards, and complimentary banana boat rides are available for guests' enjoyment
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Family-friendly: Kids' Club, kids meals, in-room babysitting available
  • Pets allowed, please inquire
  • Public parking at $41 per day

Loews Miami Beach Hotel:

1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139


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