In the middle of suburbia, about 14 miles northwest of downtown Miami and near the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium, this comfortable hotel and golf club is geared toward sports enthusiasts, namely those looking to experience the par-72 senator (renovated in 2013) and par-3 executive courses. Rooms are more stylish than you'd expect for a giant man cave and the vintage sports prints are tastefully scattered throughout. A shuttle runs between the two hotel wings and all around the 500-acre property. If you're not teeing off, you can work out or play tennis in the 40,000-square-foot athletic club. Need to fortify yourself with some protein? Don Shula's Steak House serves hefty cuts of prime beef in an atmosphere that can best be described as \"football elegant.\"
Rooms are comfortable but a bit dated with rattan and dark wood furnishings with citrus accents. Amenities include a mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, work space, and balcony.
Show your room key for complimentary access to Shula's Athletic Club.
Bathrooms feature marble vanity and complimentary bath products.
An open air lobby features Mexican tile flooring and rattan furnishings. Memorabilia of football coach, Don Shula, graces the walls and common spaces.
A comfortable pool area is located in the center of the property. Relax under a bright orange umbrella with a drink.
The spa features facials, hot stone massage, and complimentary refreshments and light bites.
A state-of-the-art fitness center features dozens of cardio machines and a wall of flat-panel TVs. Need inspiration for one more mile? Get it from pictures of Coach Shula in his prime, peppered around the facility.
The property features the Senator Course, an 18-hole, par 72 course.
Shula's Steak House offers prime steaks surrounded by memorabilia from the 1972 Miami Dolphin’s "perfect season". Shula's Steak Two serves burgers and more casual fare. Vie de France proffers pastries, coffees, and light bites.
Shula's bar serves classic cocktails in a gentlemen's club setting.
This self-contained resort is located far from most Miami attractions and the beach. A car is the best way to get around. A complimentary shuttle provides easy access from the main resort to the golf course.
Miller's Ale House (10-minute drive) offers burgers and pub fare with its own private label beer. Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar (10-minute drive) serves healthful ceviches and juices.
Sports Grill (10-minute walk) offers beers and pub grub. Get some liquid courage then sing your heart out at MSMR Lounge and Karaoke (5-minute drive).
WHY WE LIKE IT
A sports-centric resort that's great for golfers and football fans.