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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Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
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9.4
Excellent
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $299
Courtyard Miami Airport
Courtyard Miami Airport
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8.6
Excellent
1201 NW Le Jeune Road, Miami
from $75
Homewood Suites Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
Homewood Suites Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
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8.6
Excellent
5500 Blue Lagoon DriveWaterford Office Park, Miami
from $98
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
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8.1
Excellent
3900 NW 21st Street, Miami
from $83
Mutiny Hotel Coconut Grove
Mutiny Hotel Coconut Grove
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8.3
Excellent
2951 South Bayshore Drive, Miami
from $182
Freehand Miami
Freehand Miami
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7.9
Good
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach
from $29
Fortune House Luxury Apt. Stes
Fortune House Luxury Apt. Stes
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8.8
Excellent
185 Se 14TH Terrace, Miami
from $149
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
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8.7
Excellent
1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami
from $119
JW Marriott Miami
JW Marriott Miami
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8.5
Excellent
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $179
SpringHill Suites Miami Airport South
SpringHill Suites Miami Airport South
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8.5
Excellent
6700 NW 7th Street, Miami
from $95
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.