A PLACE TO REST YOUR HEAD
Ultra Music Festival is located in the heart of downtown Miami at Bayfront Park, a bustling metropolitan hub offering visitors an array of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Your best bet is to try to book a hotel as close as possible to Bayfront Park so you can save time and money on travel. Because when it comes to actually trekking from your place to Bayfront, the streets are jam-packed and cab fares are through the roof. Just catching a cab is a feat in and of itself, so add in at least 20 minutes of extra time when you’re scheduling your morning.
You basically have two options - stay by the venue in downtown Miami or venture across the bridge to South Beach. Generally the South Beach hotels are nicer, but they’re also more expensive and a farther destination. However, if you’re planning on attending after-parties, South Beach is the way to go since most of the clubs are in that area.
Best location: The Intercontinental Miami
Located literally on the southwest corner of Bayfront Park, this hotel provides visitors with a short and sweet stroll to Ultra. The 34-story high-rise offers breathtaking views of the Miami skyline, and its 800+ rooms please guests with their clean, contemporary design. The Intercontinental is notorious for its four award-winning restaurants, serving up convenient options for the perfect pre-festival meal. And make sure to check out the pool downstairs which is famous for its Biscayne Bay backdrop and occasionally plays host to daytime DJed parties.
Live Like A King: The Delano
Perched on the mideast side of South Beach, The Delano lets visitors live like kings in its uber-luxurious world-class building. From elegant suites to over-the-top apartments, this hotel provides the finest in luxury living. Perfect for relaxing your feet after a weekend of nonstop raving, guests can chill out at the soothing Agua Spa or private Delano Beach Club. Boasting the first indoor/outdoor lobby and a plethora of fancy restaurants and bars, The Delano is for those of you with deep pockets and high expectations.
College Dormitory Flashback: South Beach Hostel
For those of you booking Ultra on a budget, the South Beach Hostel will please your bank account. Located at the bottom of South Beach, the hostel 37 air-conditioned rooms with options for sharing with strangers or booking a private spot. This boutique hostel's cozy and trendy environment is perfect for meeting other Ultra attendees and world travelers. Consistently voted a top 50 designed hostel in the world, the South Beach Hostel offers visitors free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free transportation to Miami International Airport and a full bar open until 5 a.m.