New Year's Eve Hotels in Miami

New Years Eve Miami Hotels: Fontainbleau Miami Beach

Welcoming the New Year in Miami? This is certainly the place! This is one of the busiest times, so needless to say, the sooner you firm up your plans, the sooner you should book your hotel!

As expected, hotel rates in Miami during New Year's Eve, or any major holiday or event for that matter, skyrocket the closest you get to it. Premium views i.e. bayviews and fireworks views book months in advance, and of course, come with premium prices.

If you have accumulated Hotel Reward points, THIS is the time to redeem! All major hotel chains are more than well-represented in Miami, many with several flaghsip hotels in the area, but again, start your search early as the number of rooms allocated for Rewards will be limited.

Where the best place to stay in Miami for New Year's Eve will depend much on what your preferences are.

Check out this year's NY Events to give you an idea of what is happening where to help you decide on a neighborhood or area to stay (or stay away from) if you haven't already.

If you want to stay close to the action in Bayfront Park where the City of Miami's main festivities and fireworks take place, then choose a hotel in the downtown area where you can walk easily to it. Trying to get a taxi or Uber might not be the easiest on New Year's Eve. Bayfront Park is where the city's mega free party takes place and where the city's fireworks will launch from.

Hotels closest to Bayfront park include:

But Bayfront Park is not the only celebration going on in Miami. The City of Miami Beach, not to be outdone, will be having its own bash, fireworks and all, so if you want sand and surf, fireworks and champagne then head over to South Beach or Miami Beach. The party scene here will be sizzling, as the champagne flows and fireworks explode all around. The downtown fireworks will also be in view from many of the rooftop pools and lounges in the area.

If you want to be on the beach and in the middle of the action, Ocean Drive is the place, Map Miami Hotels NYE The Clevelander is party central.

Consider the SoFi (South of Fifth) or South Pointe area if you want to chill and still stumble into the revelries, Map Miami Hotels NYEThe Bentley South Beach is a great option.

And then there is classic Miami Beach, Map Miami Hotels NYE the Fontainebleau is the magnet for first rate events and VIP treatment, after all, this is where Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin once entertained.

If you want to celebrate in opulence and Old World glamour and charm, Map Miami Hotels NYE the Biltmore in Coral Gables and Map Miami Hotels NYE Casa Casuarina (Versace Mansion) in South Beach are your top choices.

The period between Christmas and New Year is very busy, there is also the Orange Bowl happening at the same time i.e. college kids swarming the town.

If you are traveling with family or would like a quieter scene, choose a place away from the melee of South Beach. The areas in North Miami Beach, Surfside and Sunny Isles, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne have a more tranquil while still lively vibe.

If traveling in a group with family or friends, a vacation rental is quite convenient and has much to offer. There are endless options from luxury beachfront condos to convenient studios offering fantastic value just steps from the beach. The most sought-after properties sell out quick so try to book early, here is more on Miami Vacation Rentals

And finally, if your priorities are price, party and surf 'n sand, in that order, then consider some of our top picks for South Beach Hostels, yes, there are youth hostels in South Beach!

Most if not all hotels will be having special events during the Holidays. It is not unusual to have some of the areas of the hotel blocked off while preparations are underway for their galas, concerts and parties. Pool decks, rooftop lounges, sun terraces might be off-limits to guests even if temporarily, pay special attention to avoid dissapointment.

As another year comes to a close, we at MiamiScapes want to thank you for your support and wish you a wonderful year ahead to you and your family...
Happy New Year!

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Closest to Bayfront Park to Pitbull's New Year's Revolution and Midnight Fireworks

Intercontinental Miami Hotel Category: 5 Star

Intercontinental Miami

  • Cannot get any closer than this to the main New Year's festivities in Bayfront Park, you just walk out the front door and into Pitbull's New Year's Revolution party, and in fact, Big Orange Ball Drop Countdown takes place on the side of the Intercontinental
  • This is a bayfront hotel with gorgeous city and bay views in the business district area, superbly positioned to enjoy the midnight fireworks
  • If you want to enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of your own room request a room facing the Bay. The rooftop pool on the 5th floor is also a great place to greet the New Year.
  • Lots of amenities at this five-star property, pool, spa, fitness center, five dining options onsite. There is a charge for the spa and fitness center
  • 2-minute walk to the Bayfront Park Metromover Station and 5-minute walk to Bayside Marketplace
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas only
  • Parking onsite is $43.07 per day

Intercontinental Miami:

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Yve Hotel Miami Downtown Hotel Category: 3 Star

Yve Hotel Miami

  • Accross the street from Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace, the YVE Miami offers basic accomodations on a fantastic location for the New Year's Eve countdown celebrations.
  • There are 243 contemporary-designed rooms arranged over 17 floors. Rooms are small, basic and comfortable, definitely a no-frills hotel with no other amenities as pools, fitness center, etc.
  • Biscayne Tavern located in the lobby of the hotel is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers American fare.
  • 5-minute walk to the Bayfront Park or 1st Street Metromover Stations and American Airlines Arena
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No Parking

YVE Hotel Miami Downtown:

164 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel Category: 5 Star

JW Marriott Marquis Miami Pool

  • Great location, rooms offer riverside, bay and/or city views. For view of the midnight fireworks book a bay view room on a higher floor
  • In the heart of downtown and just off Brickell, Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace are a short 10-minute walk
  • Fantastic amenities: Four restaurants onsite, indoor golf school, basketball court, full service spa, heated outdoor pool, tennis court, fitness center, bowling alley, 3D media room
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas only
  • Parking onsite is $45 per day

JW Marriott Marquis Miami:

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Brickell, Miami, FL 33131

Kimpton EPIC Hotel Hotel Category: 5 Star

Kimpton Epic Hotel Rooftop Pool and Lounge 16th floor

  • This is a luxurious boutique hotel in downtown and an easy short walk to Bayfront Park for the NYE celebrations and fireworks
  • Spacious guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with each room boasting a private balcony. For top fireworks views book a bayview room on a higher floor
  • Fantastic facilities: Full-service marina, waterfront dining, turkish/steam bath, spa, sauna and fitness center
  • A modern and happening vibe with amazing views at Area 31 Lounge and the rooftop pools, yes pools, there are two on the 16th floor
  • Pet friendly!
  • Free wine happy hour from 5:00-6:00 pm at the lobby
  • Free Wifi throughout
  • Parking onsite is $42 per night

Kimpton EPIC Hotel:

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Brickell, Miami, FL 33131

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay Hotel Category: 3.5 Star

Biscayne Bay views from Double Tree by Hilton

  • Gorgeous location right on Biscayne Bay with stunning views of the Miami skyline, the bay, Sea Isle Marina, the Venetian Causeway and beyond. Prime location for viewing the midnight fireworks.
  • Watersports and marina practically downstairs
  • Free Metro Mover and Trolley stop across the street, trolleys bring you to Bayside, Downtown, etc. South Beach is a a 10-minute ride accross the Causeway
  • Spa, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool on the 10th floor, four restaurants (seafood, Chinese, Italian, Argentinian) and a deli
  • The DoubleTree offers regular guest rooms as well as one- or two-bedroom condos, many with balconies, great for families
  • Wired internet available in public areas is $9.95 per day
  • No Onsite Parking Public Parking nearby is $30 per day

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay:

1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel Category: 4 Star

Bay view room at Courtyard Coconut Grove

  • Gorgeous location right on Biscayne Bay with stunning views of the Miami skyline, the bay, Sea Isle Marina, the Venetian Causeway and beyond. Prime location for viewing the midnight fireworks.
  • Rooms and suites offer fantastic views of Biscayne Bay, the Marina and downtown Miami from private balconies
  • Watersports and marina practically downstairs
  • Free Metro Mover and Trolley stop across the street, trolleys bring you to Bayside, Downtown, etc. South Beach is a a 10-minute ride accross the Causeway
  • Hotel offers a shuttle for guests to South Beach, Dolphin Mall, and the Port for a small fee
  • Spa, fitness center, outdoor pool, 3 restaurants onsite
  • All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
  • Free internet available in public areas
  • Onsite Parking is $30 per day

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay:

1633 North Bayshore, Miami, FL 33132

Surf and Sand, Champagne and Fireworks: Where to Stay for New Year's Eve By The Beach

Hilton Bentley South Beach Hotel Category: 4 Star

The Bentley South Beach

  • Beautiful beachfront all-suite property on Ocean Drive, next to Nikki Beach Club (read... party)
  • They offer studio, one- or two-bedroom suites, book a city view room to watch the main fireworks display over Biscayne Bay by downtown Miami
  • Suites are equipped with state-of-the-art furnishings, including kitchens or kitchenettes, private balconies
  • Two restaurants onsite (Greek and Italian steakhouse), pool, sundeck, beach club and spa services, fitness center, whirlpool
  • Pet friendly
  • All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Parking onsite is $40 per day

Hilton Bentley South Beach:

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

The Clevelander South Beach Hotel Category: Three Star

The Clevelander South Beach

  • 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 fireworks
  • On Ocean Drive, just cross the street and you're at the beach, walk out and stumble into more parties
  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • No Onsite Parking, private parking available nearby

The Clevelander South Beach:

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

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel Category: 5 Star

The Fountainbleau in Miami Beach

  • The Fontainebleau is a top beachfront resort with top amenities, pool complex, fine dining, nightclub and lounges... For New Year's Eve, they go all the way... Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber have hosted the Fontainebleau's NYE bashes in the past. Guest appearances for the 2018 NYE bash include Demi Lovato, KYGO And Travis Scott. 2019 NYE TBA
  • Grounds are beautiful and inviting, the pool areas, the beach... top rate spa and welness facilities
  • Eight restaurants: Chinese, Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, etc
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Onsite Parking costs $47 per night

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach:

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Welcome the New Year in Opulent Old World Charm

The Biltmore Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

The Biltmore in Coral Gables

  • The Biltmore in upscale and leafy Coral Gables, is a lavish hotel built in the 1920s in gorgeous Mediterranean Revival style with all the amenities for a plush and pampered stay in the Magic City.
  • For New Year's Eve, they always manage to throw one of the best galas in town in one of their many signature ballrooms. A delectable dinner, open bar, free-flowing champagne, fireworks from the Terrace...
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Lavish 600,000-gallon swimming pool
  • Luxury spa
  • 10 tennis courts
  • Four restaurants and two bar/lounges
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • FREE Onsite Parking
  • Limousine Service
  • Childcare available

The Biltmore:

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

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 on Ocean Drive just steps from the hustle and bustle of SoBe where you can retreat to your own peaceful oasis within the Villa
  • 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 where the champagne will definitely be flowing to welcome the New Year
  • 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

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