Florida

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.

The closest to the action of the three on-site Universal hotels, the Spanish Mission–style Hard Rock, managed by Loews, is a 10-minute walk from Universal Studios and from the CityWalk nightlife zone.

1928 golf-and-tennis resort for the preppy set on a 300-acre oceanfront site 20 miles southeast of Jacksonville.

With a private white-sand beach, a pool and Jacuzzi, a tropical fruit garden, and 11 guest rooms and suites named after tropical fruits, Kona Kai Resort & Gallery sets a junglelike atmosphere for swinging in a hammock.

With its white rooms and tropical floral accents, this inn is a great island base; the kitchenettes are a plus, too, as is its proximity to Jensen Beach.

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.

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.

Opened recently within the last several years, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is an all-suites venture with ocean-view balconies. Swing by the spa for a treatment or shop at the Saks Fifth Avenue at the nearby Galleria Mall.

Low-rise beachfront property with an old-world feel (sandstone flooring; marble staircase), plus a new 10,000-square-foot spa and completely renovated rooms, just 15 minutes from downtown.

The sister property to the Casa Marina, features an outpost of the Strip House.All 150 breezy rooms at the Reach Resort have coconut-shell headboards, bathrooms with abstract art, and private balconies.

This oceanfront condominium complex rises 18 stories above Collins Avenue and houses units that range in size from 565 square feet to 1,480 square feet. The palatial architecture has a distinct Miami look, with its white facade and blue balconies.