Florida’s 6th largest city and suburb to Miami, Hialeah is one of the cities close to the airport that tourists can explore as a side trip or primary destination. Hialeah is famous for its Cuban community and a strong remnant of the Roaring 20s. Highly accessible by land and air, both Miami International Airport and Opa-Locka Airport serve the city of Hialeah.
A thriving urban city with a small town feel, Hialeah’s residents enjoy a high quality of life, thanks to the fact this is a full-service city. Visitors will enjoy these amenities and facilities in a safe environment. Hialeah as a historic city is great for families, specifically multi-generational families with recreational and leisure facilities to please guests of different ages.
When in Hialeah, never miss the opportunity to visit the famous Hialeah Park Race Track and Casino
One of the country’s oldest recreational facilities, the Hialeah Park Race Track and Casino is listed under the National Register of Historic Places. The casino is a great place to enjoy or at least get acquainted with jai alai. Then, finish it off with sumptuous meal of Cuban cuisine.
One of the best Cuban restaurants in Hialeah is Molina's Ranch Restaurant, which has been open for 30+ years. Or try Chico's Restaurant which features Cuban, Latin and Caribbean cuisines. If you prefer more of a swing toward Puerto Rican cuisine, stop into El Rinconcito de Santa Barbara and order up some tasty Mufongo. For those with less daring taste buds, try a Reuban from long-standing Stephen's Restaurant which has been serving up New York deli-style food since 1954. No matter where you opt to eat in Hialeah, select from a variety of unique local owned eateries and chain restuarants.
Traveling with kids? The kiddos will appreciate the Amelia Earhart Park. More than a tribute to the trailblazing woman, this park is great for little ones with its own petting zoo and pony rides. Garden of the Arts on the other hand is sort of a hidden gem. Enjoy sculptures and murals from local artists along with paved walking trails. For those who love performing arts, see a show at Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment.
Most hotels in Hialeah are airport hotels
Located only a few miles from Miami International Airport, most hotels in Hialeah are airport hotels. There are a few lodging options in the city, most of them are budget hotels. To name some of the places to stay in Hialeah, they are Ramada Hialeah/Miami Airport North, Holiday Inn Miami West-Airport Area, Hialeah Executive Motel, and Palacio Inn Motel.
Ramada Hialeah/Miami North
Ramada Hialeah/Miami North lies 5.6 miles from the airport and only 1.2 miles from the city center. This 3-star hotel has a total of 252 guestrooms with different room choices from smoking rooms to rooms with pool views. Ramada offers an outdoor pool gym, business center, restaurant, ATM, and a computer station. Guests can enjoy airport shuttle, daily housekeeping, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Hialeah Race Track is only 3 miles from this property.
Holiday Inn Miami West Airport Area
Holiday Inn Miami West-Airport Area is best suited for those looking for a more tranquil environment. This hotel is located in the suburb of Hialeah Gardens, 1.3 miles from the downtown area. Modern and stylish, this hotel has smoke-free guestrooms, all spacious with the latest in-room amenities such as pillow menu and entertainment facilities. Some rooms have bathtubs while accessible room for hearing and mobility are also available. Families like those with bigger kids can take their adjoining rooms.
This hotel has an outdoor pool, restaurant, business center, 24-hour gym, and provides car/limo service, airport shuttle, front desk safe, parking, and Wi-Fi. Located in Hialeah Gardens, guests are close to some significant business or leisure venues like Palmetto General Hospital, Opa-Locka Flea Market, Miami Jai Alai, and Miami Springs Golf Course.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Another Holiday Inn property within Hialeah is Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Miami-Hialeah-Miami Lake. This is a good option for those looking for a inexpensive hotels in Hialeah without sacrificing amenities and service. This no-frills hotel has its own outdoor pool and offer free/hot breakfast. There are 146 non-smoking guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, For those with kids, their 2-double bed room is highly recommended.
In-room amenities are free cribs/infant beds, private bathroom, microwave, TV, and fridge. Extra bed is also available for extra charge. Check-in guests can enjoy the following facilities- fitness gym, meeting room, business center, pool, computer station, ATM services, and laundry facilities. In terms of location, Tobie Wilson Park is 42-minutes away on foot, and less than 4 miles away are Hialeah Race Track and the Opa-Locka Flea Market.
For those looking for cheap hotels in Hialeah, guests may check out Hialeah Executive Motel or Palacio Inn Motel. All Hialeah Florida hotels, no matter how much the budget is provides great service, neat rooms, and safe properties.