Hotels near Venetian Causeway
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The Venetian Causeway connects Miami's mainland to its man-made neighboring Venetian Islands. The causeway bridge crosses Biscayne Bay and connects Miami to Miami Beach. This is a very picturesque area of Miami with islands like Biscayne Bay Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island, and Belle Isle.

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Hampton Inn and Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown, FL
Hampton Inn and Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown, FL
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9.1
Excellent
50 SW 12th Street, Miami
from $135
SpringHill Suites Miami Downtown/Medical Center
SpringHill Suites Miami Downtown/Medical Center
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8.1
Excellent
1311 NW 10th Avenue, Miami
from $110
Conrad Miami
Conrad Miami
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8.6
Excellent
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $156
Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
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8.2
Excellent
2889 McFarlane Road, Miami
from $118
Riviera South Beach Hotel
Riviera South Beach Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
2000 Liberty Avenue, Miami
from $104
Hampton Inn Miami/Dadeland
Hampton Inn Miami/Dadeland
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8.3
Excellent
8200 SW 70th Avenue, Miami
from $109
Mayfair Hotel and Spa
Mayfair Hotel and Spa
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7.3
Good
3000 Florida Ave, Miami
from $149
W Miami
W Miami
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8.7
Excellent
485 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $110
Hotel Urbano
Hotel Urbano
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6.3
Good
2500 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $113
Hampton Inn Miami Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
Hampton Inn Miami Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
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8.3
Excellent
2800 SW 28th Terrace, Coconut Grove
from $92
More About Hotels near Venetian Causeway...

Hotels in Miami and Miami Beach

If you want to stay in the general vicinity of the Venetian Causeway, affordable hotel options are available in Miami as well as Miami Beach. Rates do run the gamut from the less than $100 a night Island House in Miami Beach to the several thousand dollar Villa Stella on Palm Island.

Hotels like Hilton Miami Downtown, The Standard Spa Miami Beach, Hôtel Gaythering, and Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay are some of the hotels closest to the Venetian Causeway and are likely to have the best views of the area. If you want to face the Miami Beach side, look for cheaper hotels like Dream South Beach, Red South Beach, and Catalina Hotel & Beach Club.

Closures on the Venetian Causeway

The biggest downside to staying at a hotel where you need to rely on the use of the Venetian Causeway is its propensity for closure. Accidents have occurred on the Venetian Causeway, which have forced officials to close the nearly 90-year-old highway for repairs. And, residents and travelers are watching updates closely as Miami plans to close the Venetian Causeway in fall 2014 for up to nine months for a massive renovation.

History of the Venetian Causeway

The Venetian Causeway follows the original route of the Collins Bridge, built by John S. Collins and Carl G. Fisher. Collins was originally a farmer and developer who sought financial assistance and automotive parts from his partner Fisher, who was a well-regarded racing legend. The 2.5 mile wooded bridge was constructed in 1913 and opened the door for extensive expansion on the island, which was previously only accessible by ferry service.

At the time of its completion, the Collins Bridge was the longest wooden toll bridge in the world. In 1925, the wooden causeway was replaced by a series of arch drawbridges, which was renamed the Venetian Causeway. Aside from reducing travel time between Miami Beach and downtown, the Venetian Causeway is popular with joggers and bicyclists who enjoy utilizing the 2.8 mile jaunt as part of their daily exercise routine.