Hotels in Florida
The three-year-old Miami masterpiece, boasting Yabu Pushelberg-designed interiors, hosts a well-manicured crowd keen on high-end shopping and beachfront yoga and fitness classes from cult trainers Tracie Wright Vlaun and Christopher Vlaun.
Located near the old port, the hotel is a superb bargain; rooms are large and bright with modern furniture and floral accents, though there’s no on-site pool or restaurant.
True to its surfer-cool, 1950’s-motel roots, The new Postcard Inn, in St. Pete Beach, Florida, is hip, affordable, and resolutely casual.
Situated on 1,500 acres of palm trees, flowers, and golf courses are the Villas of Grand Cypress on North Jacaranda, just down the road from Walt Disney World.
A tasty little 30-room property that bills itself as South Beach’s first female-friendly hotel, offering a year-round 25-percent discount for women traveling alone as well as more creative services such as cabana boys at the rooftop pool (specialty: suntan lotion application), and jogging and yog
Owned by Italian clothing company Diesel, the Pelican Hotel is an eclectic property in the midst of Ocean Drive’s bustling nightlife scene.
This 2009 resort is located within the gates of Walt Disney World, but thanks to the 482-acre nature preserve that surrounds it, it feels far removed. Pedestrian paths and jogging trails connect the Waldorf to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, whose amenities are open to Waldorf guests.
Located on Key Biscayne, Crandon Park is often lauded as one of the best beaches in the nation. The two-mile stretch of shoreline is known for its clean sand and calm waters, the result of a sand bar that protects swimmers from strong waves.
Calm compound on the Atlantic that's the perfect pre- or post- Orlando furlough.
The relative isolation of this property on 500 acres of undeveloped, well-tended land about three miles east of SeaWorld results in a pleasing quiet otherwise unknown in these parts.
The hotel has four-person suites with full kitchenettes—plus monkeys and the chance to swim with manatees!
Just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, the Bay Hill Club & Lodge is owned by golf legend Arnold Palmer, also known as the King. Winner of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Palmer still lives and plays on the resort during the winter.