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If you are planning to cruise out of Port of Miami, you are probably wondering where to stay the night before your sailing.
The Miami area provides so many different hotel options near the cruise port that it can feel a bit overwhelming when trying to find the best one.
If you are traveling with kids, you more than likely want a resort or hotel that will meet the needs of little ones, including kid-friendly restaurants and super fun pools! If you would like to add in a bit of luxury along with amazing amenities for the whole family, you should definitely check out the Four Seasons Hotel Miami.
My family and I stayed in this amazing resort the night before our Disney cruise out of Miami. The outstanding service and easy transportation options to the port really sold me on this hotel.
In this post, I will provide a full review of my pre cruise stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, including all the fantastic amenities it provided for our kids!
- Where to Stay in Miami with Kids
- Where is the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami?
- Pure Luxury for Families
- Four Seasons Hotel Rooms
- Four Seasons Miami Pool
Where to Stay in Miami with Kids
Once I booked a cruise out of Miami for my family, I immediately started researching the best hotels to stay with kids.
Since we would be traveling with our six year old and our toddler, my husband and I were concerned about needing car seats once in Miami. We did not want to lug car seats with us on this trip, so we needed transportation options in Miami that were kid-friendly.
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Disney Cruise Line offers stay and cruise packages in some of the cities where they sail. (Other cruise lines like Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean do this as well.)
After stressing over where to stay with our two little kids in Miami, I ultimately decided to book the Four Seasons Hotel Miami through Disney Cruise Line.
This meant that DCL took care of the whole reservation for us, including the use of their shuttle from the Four Seasons to the Port of Miami.
Since we didn’t want to mess with car seats in Miami, we felt the Disney shuttle service would be the most convenient option.
Where is the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami?
My husband and I had never visited Miami and had heard mixed reviews of the city.
I don’t know if we were just in a really nice part of downtown or what, but we found the city of Miami to be beautiful!
The Four Seasons Hotel is located in the financial district of downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue.
The hotel and surrounding buildings all looked clean and modern.
Locals and tourists walked and jogged right in front of the hotel, so it seemed to be in a safe area of the city.
We passed a few grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants on our drive to the hotel.
The arena where the Miami Heat play is also located near the Four Seasons Hotel. In fact, we saw some NBA players leaving the hotel as we arrived.
My husband knew who all of the athletes were and said they played for the Washington Wizards. I just knew they were REALLY tall!
Pure Luxury for Families
I wish I could remember the bellman’s name because I liked him so much! We seemed to run into him a lot during our trip, and he was always so friendly and helpful.
Right after we pulled up to the hotel, this bellman grabbed our luggage and walked us into the ground floor entrance to the hotel.
You have to take an elevator up to the seventh floor where the hotel lobby is located. This is also where you will find the pool terrace.
Once in the lobby, we made our way to the check-in desk. The process was super simple, and the Four Seasons had our room ready even though we had arrived before the official check in time.
After I finished checking in, an employee wheeled over a wagon full of stuffed animals. She welcomed us to the hotel and told my two girls that they could each choose a stuffed toy.
Then, she asked my husband and I if we would like some wine from a table in the lobby. Um…..sure!!
We then headed up to our room with wine and stuffed animals in hand.
Four Seasons Hotel Rooms
The bellman brought our luggage to the room right after we arrived, and we changed into our swimsuits for the pool.
Our room had a king sized bed and a small sitting area.
We called to ask for a rollaway bed since we didn’t want to fit four people in the king bed in the room.
The room attendant who set up the cot said that they also had bed rails available. We decided not to use the rails; though, and I just pushed the rollaway bed against the window seat.
I slept on the cot with my toddler, and it was actually one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in!
The desk in the room held some additional information about the hotel. It also contained a calendar of events for the month we were visiting.
I thought this was a really nice touch as it listed sporting events, concerts, festivals, etc. taking place in Miami during your stay.
Our room also offered a mini bar with snacks and beverages for an additional cost…and a coffee/espresso machine, which was free to use.
Overall, the room was a great size for the four of us…and the bathroom was gigantic! My six year old was highly impressed!
Four Seasons Miami Pool
Once outside on the terrace, we found a stand with towels and refreshments. This is where you could pick up and return your pool towels.
Ice water and sunscreen were also free to use here.
Since we were visiting in the month of December, I was worried that it would feel too cold outside to swim. However, the weather was sunny with a high in the mid 80’s.
The main pool at the Four Seasons sees a lot of shade during the afternoon. This is probably welcomed in the hot and humid summer months.
There are several cabanas in this main pool area that looked really cute and cozy. I believe they are first come first serve. Only one was being used while we were there, so they had plenty of availability.
This shade caused the main pool to feel a bit too chilly for us, though. There was also a hot tub connected to the main pool that a few people were enjoying.
As we walked past the main pool, we saw the really shallow Palm Grove Pool with hammocks.
We almost put our belongings down beside this pool until we saw the children’s area.
This small outdoor section is in a gated area, and it held both toddler and adult sized loungers.
This area also had a giant Connect 4 game to play, which was really fun for our older daughter.
We claimed a spot by this kiddie pool because it was in the sun, and it allowed our toddler to have more freedom to roam around in an enclosed space.
The Four Seasons has several restaurants on property, but my family and I chose to eat dinner at Bahia, which is the pool lounge, since we were still wearing swimsuits and coverups.
Bahia wasn’t busy at all, so we were able to easily grab a table. A server came out to take our orders immediately.
My husband has dietary restrictions, and the waiter was able to recommend some gluten free options for him to try. I had the tacos and they were really good!
If you are traveling with kids like we were, this is a copy of the kids’ menu at Bahia.
My toddler ordered the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and it came grilled. I’m not going to lie, I think I ate half of it myself because it was SO good!
In Room Dining
The next morning, we ordered room service for breakfast to help our morning with little ones run more smoothly.
The menu for In Room Dining is in your room at check-in, and I have included photos of it below.
Our food arrived promptly and was delicious!
After eating, we headed down to the ground floor lobby to wait for the motor coach that would take us to Port of Miami for our Disney cruise!
Final Thoughts on Four Seasons Hotel Miami
We had a really great experience at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.
All of the employees we met were super nice and helpful. The dining options and pool area were really convenient for those traveling with little kids.
We have another cruise scheduled later in the year and are already thinking about booking the Four Seasons again since we loved it so much!
Where do you like to stay in Miami with kids?
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