Hotels in Florida

The grand antebellum-like property has plenty of on-site distractions, including a superb golf course and large rooms, some with water views.

Rising above Biscayne Bay, the 56-room Tempo Miami is located in the heart of downtown Miami near the city’s arts and entertainment district.

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 in the Art Deco District, the historic National Hotel provides a quiet retreat from the party atmosphere of Collins Avenue. The beachfront property retains much of its 1930’s design, from the pale-yellow stucco façade to the lobby’s geometric wall sconces and vintage barrel chairs.

This inland resort is sportier and more informal than the nearby beachfront Ritz and has a superlative golf program, thanks to the 2 Greg Norman-designed courses and stellar golf academy.

Designed to resemble a large plantation-style home, this resort has 118 rooms, each with tiled-entry foyers and private balconies providing at least partial ocean view.

In addition to free bike rentals, the property has a range of accommodations—from a five-bedroom house (a.k.a. the Love Shack) to a cozy en suite room decked out in Old Florida florals and whitewashed antiques.

Miami's first W property is a major departure for the brand: all 408 spacious residences have a French bohemian aesthetic, and are done in various shades of white and gray.

The 13-acre property is the best in town, with 500 rooms overlooking the Atlantic.

Miami has been a city of big, brash hotels since the 1950’s. Although the landscape is always changing, a few properties rise above the rest, including South Beach’s Tides.

The quirky property features six airy cottages (and one regular room). Its eccentric owner will loan you books from her personal library for enjoying in the surrounding hammocks.

Rita Hayworth and Gregory Peck are among the stars who once stayed at this revamped 1920 compound, another product of Henry Flagler's bold vision.

This new 250-room hotel, set right on the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, may look like an average waterfront resort, but unexpected extras make it a stellar choice on Florida’s western coast, just 25 miles west of downtown Tampa.

Situated on nearly 500 acres of powdery, white-sand beaches and secluded pine forests, the David Rockwell-designed WaterColor Inn & Resort contains 60, cheerfully appointed beachfront rooms with walk-in showers and balconies.