Top Hotels With Free Breakfast In South Florida

July 5, 2014 8:00 AM

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and when one is on vacation, it is a treat to wake up bright and early and sit down to have a hearty breakfast. Fluffy eggs, crispy, buttery bread and fresh fruit bring out smiles in people to start their day’s activities. Sometimes, the free breakfast offered prompts guests to return to their rooms, planning a later start to the day than originally thought. And as the guests leave to return to daily life, the free breakfast creates a lasting memory that they will communicate to friends and family as one of the highlights of their vacation.
Element Miami International Airport
3525 N.W. 25th St.
Miami, FL 33142
(305) 636-1600

While the hotel is not in the resort areas of Miami-Dade County, the clean lines and comfortable sunken lobby provide a getaway for guests who need to stay in the area for a short or extended stay. The hotel prides itself on providing a “Rise” breakfast with smoothies, wraps, fruit, yogurt and cereal. The “Rise” is part of its food options – Rise, Restore (lunch) and Relax (dinner and drinks). Guests will feel like they are in a special place and can focus on more important priorities without the distractions of traffic and work-week errands.

Residence Inn Miami Airport
1201 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 642-8570

Here’s another hotel that, while not in a resort area of Miami-Dade, provides guests with a resort-like quality: the feeling of escape. Immediately, guests are greeted by a welcoming staff and the decor amazes with colors to represent South Florida such as bright blues, golden yellows and deep reds, mirroring the sun and sea. The free breakfast offered contributes even more to a guest’s escape with breakfast burritos, eggs florentine, fresh oatmeal, yogurt parfaits with fruit and granola and more.

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
1150 W. State Road 84
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 828-9905

Right in between I-95 and U.S. 1 and a taxi ride from Ft. Lauderdale Airport, this hotel provides a wonderful breakfast filled with pancakes, bagels, cinnamon rolls and “make your own French toast.” It gives travelers comfortable lodging whether on business or vacation and it is nearby the Ft. Lauderdale Beach area with stores and great restaurants.

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Best Western Ft. Lauderdale Inn
1221 W. State Road 84
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 462-7005

A breakfast offering that gets customers going is an important part of a guest’s experience at a hotel and the Best Western offers this amenity included as part of the stay with sausage, bacon, eggs, pastries, yogurt and fruit with excellent, free coffee. It is close to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and the famous tourist area, Las Olas Boulevard. Free shuttle service is offered to the airport and the hotel also helps with travel arrangements to Port Everglades.

The Grand Resort and Spa
539 N. Birch Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 630-3000

With the beach in close view, the Grand Resort is Ft. Lauderdale’s first mens-only resort and offers great amenities with comfortable rooms. The breakfast includes hard-boiled eggs, assorted juices, muffins, oatmeal, cereal and more and it is served poolside or in the Club Room to give guests a chance to mingle. The Resort has received accolades from the Travel Channel as a Top 10 Resort and by Out Traveler as the Best Small Hotel or Resort.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on

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