Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
Time Out says
The picturesque location, outdoor activities and workspaces at this sleek hotel cater to business travelers and vacationers alike
Set on a peninsula in an 100-acre natural lake, this Hilton’s surroundings are surprisingly picturesque for something so close to the airport. Jogging trails, tennis courts, basketball courts and a pool make it easy to enjoy the great outdoors during your stay. Business travelers will also be happy to know that the Hilton offers several meeting rooms, workstations and office equipment for rent. As for the accomodations, the 508 rooms and suites feature sleek (if neutral) furnishings, flat-screen TVs and views of either the lagoon or skyline. Four on-site bars and restaurants offer plenty of dining options, too.
Neighborhood: West Miami’s abundance of land makes it an attractive area for developers—residents have seen plenty of golf courses, tennis facilities and business districts spring up here in recent years. If that doesn’t inspire you, visit nearby hoods with a little more going on, like Little Havana and Coral Gables.
Versailles: For authentic Cuban cuisine in a delightfully kitschy setting
La Casa de los Trucos: For over-the-top costumes, jokes and gag gifts
Ball & Chain: For new wave cocktails in a 1930s hotspot where jazz legends once performed
Time Out tip: Whether you’re used to sinking holes-in-one or have never picked up a putter before, you can surely manage nine holes at Granada Golf Course. Opened in 1923, this historic course is among the oldest in the state. It’s also one of the best for beginners, with a fully stocked pro shop and no water hazards.