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Hotels in Miami Gardens near Hard Rock Stadium

Hard Rock Stadium Introduction

Formerly known as the Sun Life Stadium, the Hard Rock Stadium is the present home of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins. It also serves the University of Miami’s football team, the Miami Hurricanes. In addition, the Orange Bowl is held here annually, and many Super Bowls and World Series championships have taken place here in the past. Through the years it’s gone through many name changes. Despite its strong ties to sport, it also has a connection with the film industry: many major movies have shot scenes here, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Marley and Me.

Hotels near Hard Rock Stadium

Many different hotels are set just blocks from the stadium, though few are within walking distance. There are several budget options, with the majority being 3-star chain properties. Most of the hotels offer amenities like outdoor pools and free breakfast. Miami is a generally warm city year round, though it’s most pleasant from March through May when temperatures reach highs in the low 80s. That said, rooms are also most expensive at this time of year. September through November are your best bets for a bargain—it can be humid, but it’s hurricane season and the beaches aren’t nearly as crowded.

Where to stay near Hard Rock Stadium

About 20 minutes south of the Hard Rock Stadium, downtown Miami is the liveliest neighborhood to visit. There are designer boutiques, hip cafes, and several excellent museums, including the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Miami Children’s Museum. A few minutes west of downtown is Little Havana, known for its vibrant Cuban culture. The main road features bakeries, street food vendors, and frequent street festivals. Just a few miles from South Beach, Miami Design District is the city’s hub of creativity and recognized for its innovative cultural experiences, including the Bossa Gallery of photography, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.

Things to see near Hard Rock Stadium

The historic Venetian Pool is approximately 20 miles south of the Hard Rock Stadium. Built in the early 1920s, this deep blue lagoon is carved from coral rock and surrounded by waterfalls and caves. Family-friendly Jungle Island is a vibrant zoological theme park with interactive exhibits and petting barns. 9 miles from there is the Miami Seaquarium, an oceanarium featuring killer whales and dolphins. About 17 miles from the venue, the artsy Vizcaya Museum and Gardens show off Miami’s luxurious side. The sprawling estate features immaculately landscaped Italian Renaissance gardens and over 70 rooms filled with antiques and European artwork.

How to get to Hard Rock Stadium

The simplest way to reach the stadium is via Miami-Dade Transit. To do so, take the Metrorail directly to the Earlington Heights station. From there, the Metrobus route 297 comes directly to the venue. The Metrobus also stops at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Brownsville Metrorail stations. The stadium also has a designated public transportation zone where visitors who use ride-sharing apps on their mobile devices can instantly find their vehicle and depart. Traffic in the area gets extremely congested, so it’s best to allow for extra time if driving independently or taking a taxi.