There 鈥檚 a good reason that so many hotels pop up near airports 鈥?convenience for both leisure and business travelers. And it 鈥檚 as true in Miami as in any large city. The Miami International Airport (MIA), just eight miles from downtown, has been praised for its location since before Miami was even a tourist destination! From the 1930s through the 1950s, the airport was used as an Army Air Force airstrip. Today, numerous Miami airport hotels dot the skyline near the terminals, offering convenient access to not only the city, but Florida's major highways, as well. From entertainment to eating, you can find everything you need without stepping through the lobby doors. And whether you 鈥檙 e in town for business or pleasure, when it comes to airport hotels, Miami has some of the best. Nightclubs, neon-lit pools, and some of the best restaurants in town can be enjoyed within eyeshot of the traffic control tower, and just minutes from Coconut Grove, University of Miami, the Miami Beach Convention Center, Coral Gables and countless golf courses. But no visit to Miami is complete without a trip to South Beach! Once home to a number of retired citizens and starving artists, this cultural crossroads has risen to international fame as a popular vacation destination. Every block is packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and - of course - dance clubs, each trendier, more glamorous and cutting-edge than the last. One could spend days soaking in the sights and sounds of South Beach. Take a walking tour along Ocean Drive or down Lincoln Road, where the beautiful people come out to play. Whether it's three in the morning or three in the afternoon, there is bound to be plenty to do. Luckily, from your airport hotel, Miami 鈥檚 most popular hotspot is easy to reach.