Welcome to the InterContinental at Doral Miami. My name is Conrad Baguisa and my team and I look forward to the opportunity to serve you in any way we can. Our team is awaiting your arrival to welcome you personally.
The Hotel is convenietly located minutes away from three expressways which can take you anywhere of your liking. The Miami International Airport provides you with an easy entrance to the city. With these options available to us we are given the opportunity to provide you with a broad variety of options to fulfill your adventures.
Start your day with a classic Cuban coffee with traditional "tostadas", at Versailles Café, only a short distance from the hotel. If you are in the mood for something exciting, visit the Everglades National Park. Here, the adventure seeker in you can enjoy the natural wonders of our wildlife. Join the Miccosukee Indians on an air-boat tour through the Everglades' waters. If you prefer a more cultural view of Miami, the Vizcaya Museum and Garden provide a beautiful setting showcasing the rich Spanish heritage of our city or try one of our many musuems and galleries such as the Miami Art Museum.
Once in South Miami, you are close to the legendary Calle Ocho district, or Little Havana. This multiethnic neighborhood represents the merger between the old and new Miami. Make sure you walk to the unique Maximo Gomez park, or Domino Park. Here legions of the old guard from Cuba reminisce whilst playing dominos. Just across the street, you will find the Boulevard of the Stars, commemorating the outstanding members of this community; you will find many Cuban arts and crafts stores as well as sandwich shops for a quick ham and cheese "croqueta". If you are looking for a world class Guayabera, you must go to "La Casa de La Guayaberas". By this time you will probably be ready for some lunch. Luckily "Casa Juancho" is just a short distance away boasting the best home made Sangria in town as well as some delicious "Callos a la Madrileña".
Tropical Fairchild Gardens offer some of the most beautiful exotic flowers and rare plants on the world. If you are lucky, they will be showcasing one of their rare blossoms that peak for extremely short periods of time. For dinner, we recommend Caramelo; an Italian-Caribbean fusion restaurant managed by its own chef, Willy Hernandez. If after dinner you want to share the dance floor with the locals, The Pawnshop is a laid back boutique lounge that hosts some of the best international DJ's. If it's the Latin flavor that you want to experience, Bongos Cuban Cafe is where the best in Caribbean and Latin beats are played.
PRACTICE YOUR SPANISH
Though English is used throughout the city, Spanish will be commonly spoken in most areas. Known as the capital of the America's, Miami has latin heritage running through her veins. Certain areas of the city such as Little Havana speak more spanish than others, but dont be surprised to hear other languages as well due to the diversity of the city.
PACK AN UMBRELLA
Miami has weather to envy in the winter and spring with arguably, the best weather in the country. During the summer you will have plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun however, be wary of our sudden thunderstorms.
TO DRIVE OR NOT TO DRIVE?
We as Concierge typically recommend car rentals due to the seperation between attractions in the city. Taxi's are a phone call away however, a cab from Intercontinental at Doral Miami to South Beach (SoBe) is approximately $45 one way. Contact our Concierge team for special deals on rentals, tours, and private transportation.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Miami is a port city where people from all over the world come to Miami to depart on unforgettable journeys. Let us at Doral Miami begin that journey.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami is home to this amazing estate built at the beginning of the 20th century with some of the most beautiful gardens and breathtaking views you will see in Miami.
WHAT TO PACK
Unless you visit Miami in December or January, Miami's temperature is typically in the high 80's to mid 90's so sweaters and coats are unecessary. Be sure to bring your bathing suits and sunblock for some fun in the sun.
Avoid having $100 bills as most small shops and taxi's throughout the city will not have appropriate change
We offer a complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to the airport every hour on the hour. Hours of operation are 6:00am to 10:00pm. We also offer a 24hr taxi service there - cost is $22-$25 and should be booked in advance with the concierge.