I was just enjoying the view of Miami's Biscayne Bay from the beautiful Vizcaya Museum & Gardens when this colorful character came sauntering onto the scene as if he owned the place.
You can check out the full story of our encounter via my blog at http://www.aplacecalledroam.com/home/turning-a-few-heads-on-miamis-biscayne-bay. Not quite Trover's Live Graffiti party from Austin, but pretty damn good. This is live from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. I highly recommend for the adventurous. Miami sunset. Good spot to rent Hobie 18s for a sail around Biscayne Bay. $80/hr. A view of the Miami skyline from Watson Island, just off of Biscayne Bay. Definitely a place to get good shots of the city. What's not in the photograph is the port of Miami where you can see the cruise ships docking. #architecture Miami comes with good and bad, as does any city. I've lived in south Florida for most of my life, and I still find things to discover in this melting pot. I can tell you one thing: the view is always awesome. This photo was taken from the Rusty Pelican off of Key Biscayne. #localgem #beach #architecture #waterlust #blue #beachbound Statues grace the coastal line of the Vizcaya museum, one of the oldest estates in Miami. #waterlust #weekendgetaway A trip to Miami isn't complete unless you visit Vizcaya, a multimillion dollar mansion that has been decorated with gorgeous gardens. Set against the ocean, this spot has become very popular with portrait photographers for various events. Even with them in the way, stroll around the property and take in all the scents of the plants, flowers, and ocean as you disappear within all the colors. #architecture #green On the 2nd Saturday of the month, the galleries of Wynwood open up to the public to showcase their art. I love how contemporary artists have taken abandoned buildings and turned them into admirable works of art and #architecture. Miami colors This tall tower is called as Freedom tower. It's in Miami, I felt like a Hollywood movie shot while watching the colors which are blending so well. The stacked condo apartments with their unique architecture and square windows make an enticing pattern. #patterns Walking along South Beach, Miami. Fun casual spot for dinner / drinks in the art zone. Downtown Miami as seen from a sunset cruise. Just a few years ago, the Wynwood district of Miami was in a poor state, now it has been converted to an art district and continues expanding. You can see the artwork from variety of street artists from around the world. This is just one of the plethora of pieces. The subject is rocking a #red accented sports jacket. Viscaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida, USA. Sunset behind Miami. Brickell Key offers some great views of the city.
#UrbanJungle This is a shot of Miami Port as we are leaving on a Cruise Ship to go to The Caribean. When we leave this port, the captain of the cruise line follows in a captain's boat while the ports captain takes the ship out of port. Right about now the smaller boat is comming up to the Cruise ship to switch captains. One of the best spots for sunsets in Miami at the Standard Hotel! We went on an awesome hike today at Miami Stadium Park. Check out the view from the end! @miamibeach411 #welovetoexplore #miami #florida #travel #hiking #architecture Vizcaya is an estate that was built in the early 1900’s by James Deering. He was inspired by European architecture, specifically Italian villas, but also wanted to include traditional Florida history and materials in his home. The unique mix of European and Floridian design is so interesting and beautiful. As we drove through the gates, we felt as if we stepped out of Miami and into a totally different world. We were in awe that this estate sat literally a mile down the road from the renown skyline, bikinis, and bars of Miami.
It is open every day from 9:30 - 4:30 except on Tuesdays when it is closed. It is $18 dollars for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children. It is worth every penny! Miami sunset 🌅 The Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami. View of Miami from underneath the Jungle Island bridge #miami #florida Leaving Miami, Florida on another cruise. Streetside art in Miami. This Italian restaurant in the lobby of a design center had amazing food and reminded me of being in Italy where you get a great meal anywhere- a rest stop, a store, a design center...the vitello Milanese was delicious. Sunset over Miami from the Floridian, South Beach, Florida. Sylvester Stallone former house Hidden pyramid Great place dinner and or drinks. Nice city views, sunsets, and people enjoying the water on their boats There she is !! The white of the high-rise building punctuated by the greenish glass balconies make for an intriguing patterns when viewed from below. #patterns Mochi ice cream 🍦 😋 Sunset over Biscayne Bay @miamibeach411 beautiful view from the park! #hiking #trail #miami #florida #welovetoexplore Miami at Night Golden afternoon The very popular Cuban Mojito and authentic Cuban Cuisine at Little Havana . Can't go wrong .... Gray clouds over Miami colors South #Beach 😎 One of Miami beautiful pearls, a hidden pavilion facing the ocean in Vizcaya gardens. Great view of the Miami skyline. #StunningStructures Wynwood Walls Street Art All Saints Store The old being watched by the new... Panther Coffee is a Miami-based specialty coffee roaster, retailer and wholesaler specializing in the small-batch roasting of coffee beans and the preparation of coffee beverages 
Wake.up.Miami City lights Sculptural piece called Elastika - in Miami's Moore Building. Check the graffiti out! All different and unique. Open park most of the day and it's free! #miami #lifeatexpedia Early morning in Miami behind the JW Marriott hotel. #beachbound Many of these lizards, completely harmless unless you threaten them, roam around freely in the park. This picture was taken within inches of the magnificent reptile. Sunset at Bayside Miami! #sunset #goldenhour Monday morning on MLK holiday.. Pyramid Voted Best Mofongo in Miami! Different Varieties of Wine and Beer. From Panini's to Mahi Mahi. Little Havana in Miami is home to many Cuban immigrant residents as well as residents from Central and South America. Characterized by robust street life , excellent restaurants and cultural activities . We'll know for its landmark 'Calle 8'. Queso Frito, Brussels Sprouts, Gambas Al Ajillo, Mexican Elote This marks my 20th stadium, and I'm adding it because my 'those I haven't list and my 'those I've done'' list didn't equal thirty. Somebody get to a blue jays game and trove that sucker. White Angels and your novenario Hanging gardens at the Pérez Art Museum. Great place to grab brunch and look out over the bay as well!
#miami #pamm #perez #florida #artmuseum Located in the heart of Wynwood. Amazing beer and may the force be with you! Old World art and architecture in the heart of Miami #vizcaya #miami #StunningStructures Gone Great place to see the Miami skyline, Watson Island. Snap from my Birthday Celebrations in August! #EndlessSummer Great boat tours well worth the ride
Landing Culture and happiness exists in this barrio...🇨🇺 We are in a Mission to attend a ball game at every major league venue. Marlins Park was stadium #29 for us. One more to go!! One more unique feature of the park is this collection of Bobbleheads. They are from all the teams and include broadcasters. The entire collection 'bobbles' thanks to a constant movement of the shelves by an unseen motor. The home from what is now the back side along Biscayne Bay. This was originally designed to be the front of the house. Beach at the Delano Hotel Amazing food in the heart of the Design District! Look up! #miami #architecture Solitude Greenery in the middle of crane city Vizcaya is an estate that was built in the early 1900’s by James Deering. He was inspired by European architecture, specifically Italian villas, but also wanted to include traditional Florida history and materials in his home. The unique mix of European and Floridian design is so interesting and beautiful. As we drove through the gates, we felt as if we stepped out of Miami and into a totally different world. We were in awe that this estate sat literally a mile down the road from the renown skyline, bikinis, and bars of Miami.
It is open every day from 9:30 - 4:30 except on Tuesdays when it is closed. It is $18 dollars for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children. It is worth every penny! Brickell Key is an island of upscale condominiums. just east of downtown Miami. This photo was taken from Brickell Bay Drive.
#Miami #Florida #SouthFlorida The view from the wonder full Perez Art Museum Miami. Beautiful contemporary art museum. White moon over Miami This is truly a park to relax and recharge Downtown Miami View of the formal gardens, completed in 1922, from the enclosed loggia. Notice the seahorse? He was one of the symbols of the house. Along the statuary walk in the formal gardens. One of the must visit places in Miami.
#vizcayamuseum #springvacation #springfun Located in Little Havana on Calle Ocho, its an eternal flame in remembrance of those who lost their lives during this event. On board the Oceania Marina and headed for Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Cuba and The Bahamas!! The most amazing coffee shop in Miami at the Wynwood Walls
#patterns #cappuccino #macchiato #panthercoffee #wynwoodwalls Little hidden gem in the heart of Wynwood!! If your a craft beer enthusiast! It's a must try! Drinking Blue Calmness Looking down (up?) #miamibeach #lifeatexpedia This Pic is showing the glamorous towering skyscrapers of the modern city and finance District Brickel in the contrast to an traditional church. Seen from W-Hotel (Viceroy) where you have a cool Pool -Bar at the Top and a nice Rooftop- Terrasse. The Rooms are formed in Art-Deco and outside are Sculptures from Philip Starck. #UrbanJungle Infront of us, after we enjoied a Game with Miami Heat at Airline-Arena, we saw Freedom Tower glowing in #red. Wynwood kitchen at Wynwood Walls is a hip place to have a bite or a drink surrounded by powerful, vibrant large scale outdoor wall art. Best Grilled Cheese In Miami! Right in@the Heart of Midtown! American Airlines Arena. During 2012 playoffs before King James won first title. Hidden secrets
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Get an overview of this hotelAcross from Port of Miami and Bayside Marketplace

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Cruises, conventions

This Miami hotel is across from the Port of Miami cruise-ship piers and the Bayside Marketplace. The Miami Convention Center is a half-mile from the hotel. Jungle Island is 1 mile away.

Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Port of Miami - Downtown offers an outdoor pool, fitness and business centers, and free wireless and wired Internet access in public areas. Children eat free at Marinas Bar and Grill.

HBO, free Wi-Fi

Air-conditioned guestrooms feature TVs with HBO. Wireless and wired Internet access are complimentary, and local calls are free. Beds are triple-sheeted. Rooms also offer coffee/tea makers and complimentary cribs.

Holiday Inn Port of Miami - Downtown

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This hotel is conveniently located across from the Port of Miami, Bayside Marketplace, and American Airlines Arena. The free Miami Metromover stops about a block away.

Guests can relax by the outdoor pool. The fitness center is open from early morning till late evening. A business center is available around the clock, including a computer station and technology support staff. A 1,297 square foot (120 square meter) conference room comes with audiovisual equipment, and event catering is available. Wireless and wired Internet access are free in the lobby. The Marinas Bar and Grill serves a breakfast buffet and a la carte dinner. Room service is available morning till late evening.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 120 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1297 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 200 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 

Where to Eat

Marinas Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves all main meals of the day, in addition to light fare and drinks. Children dine free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Room service during limited hours is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD $10.00 and USD $25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 27 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Hotel Miami Port Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Miami Port Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Port Miami Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Port Miami Downtown Hotel

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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