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Miami to Welcome a New Airport Hotel With Direct Terminal Access [Opening 2026]

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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.

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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.

Bottom Line:

The Westin at Miami International Airport will be the first airport hotel to open at MIA in over 60 years and will feature 450 guest rooms. The hotel is scheduled to open its doors to guests in 2026. Located at the Miami International Airport (MIA), the hotel will provide a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy. These include a full-service restaurant and bar, a pool, conference and event space, a fitness center, a spa, and valet service.

Final Thoughts

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.

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Juan has been involved in credit cards, loyalty, travel, and personal finance for more than 10 years. He has worked for several outlets including The Points Guy and Forbes and was previously Editor-in-Chief at Money Under 30.

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