Hotels in Florida
Florida is known as the go-to place to vacation, so Florida hotels certainly live up to the standard. Rent a beach condo in the Panhandle, a cottage in the Keys, or go all-out at a luxury high-rise in Miami. For a luxury experience outside of the buzzing city streets, try The Breakers in Palm Beach. The hotel offers high-end amenities, with two 18-hole golf courses, snorkeling right off the beach property, and four pools to cool off in. Their spa is also famous, and the hotel offers childcare and children’s activities as well. Hotels in Florida are known for their great ocean views. Eden Roc Miami Beach is no exception. The resort echoes old 1950’s charm and its updated renovations make it one of the best luxury spots in the area. It sports an infinity-edge pool and oceanfront views in many suites. Cheeca Lodge and Spa has six tennis courts, a huge private beach and its own fishing pier. Its luxury amenities and its own saltwater lagoon for snorkeling make it an ideal place to stay in the Florida Keys. You’ll find just what you need with the variety of hotels in Florida.
Venerable 1925 bay-front Mediterranean-style hotel, complete with its own 74-slip marina, in a convenient location near shopping and museums.
Room to Book: Bay View Balconies in the Vinoy Tower offer views of the pool, marina basin, and Tampa Bay
Hawks Cay Resort was overhauled in late 2007 to the tune of $40 million. Expect an entirely new look, with West Indian furniture and private cabanas. This 60-acre playground is geared largely toward families, sportsmen, and conventioneers.
Ivey House hotel has a modern, eco-lodge vibe with a membership to the Society for Ethical Ecotourism. Opt for one of the en suite rooms in the main building of this storied Everglades mainstay owned by the Harraden family, which also masterminds trips into the park during season (Nov.–Apr.).
The Thai-accented property features 16 suite-size rooms kitted out in dark wooden Asian furniture, pool, and patio for lounging—there’s even a “spirit house” to amp up the resort’s good vibes
Bunk at one of the island’s best B&Bs, housed in one of Fernandina’s signature Victorians with central tower, 12-foot ceilings, mahogany staircase, and heart pine floors.
The latest proof that downtown Miami is heating up? The Beaux Arts, a hotel-within-a-hotel on floors 38 to 40 of the JW Marriott Marquis.
The time: 1940. The place: Walt Disney World's version of the Jersey Shore, complete with a boardwalk, surrey bikes, and saltwater taffy. The rooms: think old-fashioned floral.
Unsurpassed in terms of luxury when oil tycoon Henry Flagler built it in 1896, the Breakers outdid itself in a 1926 renovation modeled after various Italian renaissance palaces and gardens.
With some 40 floors, the Setai rises over South Beach like an opulent obelisk, serving as a playground for damn-the-expense visitors.
South Beach gestalt has come to conservative Naples with the multimillion-dollar renovation of the former Registry Resort & Club. L.A.
With the lagoon-style pool, complete with beaches, palm trees, and an abandoned prop plane, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando brings the South Pacific to life. Yet steps from the resort is easy access to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Citywalk.
The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.