Edited by: Stella Shon
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Not many passengers departing from Miami International Airport (MIA) know that the airport is home to an on-site hotel. Since its 1960 inception, the modest Miami International Airport Hotel has been significantly underutilized and badly needs renovation.
With the opening of the second on-site airport hotel at MIA — The Westin Miami International Airport — scheduled to open in 2026, travelers arriving and departing from MIA will now have access to a far more interesting on-site hotel choice.
Let’s dive into the details of this exciting new hotel opening.
New Westin Hotel Coming to Miami International Airport (MIA)
The new Westin on-site hotel at MIA won’t be opening until 2026 (or later), but travelers arriving or departing from Miami International Airport will, at last, have a convenient and practical choice for lodging at the airport.
While not much else is known about the hotel, we do know that it will have up to 450 rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, a pool, conference and event space, a fitness center, a spa, and valet service.
The new airport hotel’s most appealing aspect is that it will be connected to the terminal via a climate-controlled pedestrian bridge, notably Concourse D, which is mainly used for American Airlines flights. This prime location aims to offer travelers easy access and convenience, particularly for guests with long layovers or short overnight connections.
Although the proposed hotel does not aim to supplant the current Miami International Airport Hotel, its objective is to offer guests a superior accommodation experience and contribute to the overall enhancement of the airport’s amenities.
The addition of a Westin hotel at Miami International Airport is a positive development for all travelers coming to or leaving from the vibrant city of Miami.
However, if you’re planning a vacation to Miami and have some more time, you should absolutely consider staying in 1 of the city’s many well-known neighborhoods, such as South Beach, Brickell, or Wynwood, as the airport is only a 30-minute drive away from these bustling neighborhoods.
For travelers with long layovers or brief overnight connections at MIA, the new Westin set to open in 2026 will provide a convenient and comfortable on-site option.
Featured Image Credit: Miami International Airport
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