Hotels in Miami Beach
With their penchant for pastels and striking architecture, hotels in Miami Beach offer laid-back sophistication in luxurious settings. From the pulsating vibe of South Beach to secluded oceanfront retreats, luxury and comfort are never far away on this beachy playground.
The Setai is considered one of the best hotels in Miami Beach. With its Art Deco style and 40-story glass tower, it’s a prominent landmark in the heart of South Beach. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa is a branch of the legendary spa right in Miami. Even though this stunning oceanfront Miami Beach hotel it offers the flexibility of à la carte hotel services and spa treatments, don't miss the healing waters, soaking tubs and thermal cabins of the spa’s popular Aquavana thermal suite. The granddaddy of Miami Beach hotels, the white high-rise Fontainebleau, first opened in 1954. Today it is both an architectural icon and still one of the sleekest places to stay (and eat, or party), thanks to luxurious updates made over the years. Ritz-Carlton South Beach is an outpost of the luxury brand and has recently renovated rooms, impeccable service and a central location in the Art Deco district, with easy walks to both shopping and nightlife.
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.
This crescent-shaped landmark hotel has a longstanding reputation for grandeur. Recently, more than $200 million was poured into an elaborate renovation, including the construction of a new entry and 36-story tower, with ocean views.
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.
The 54 rooms at South Beach’s Riviera Hotel are surprisingly spacious (at least 700 square feet), given the prime location a couple of blocks from the ocean and near the Bass Museum of Art.
Located in North Beach at the heart of Millionaire's Row, the Deauville is one of Miami’s “Grande Dame” hotels, with distinct MiMo (Miami Modern) architecture. The property once hosted Rat Pack members such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, as well as Elvis Presley.
This 109-suite hotel at the southern tip of Ocean Drive (the quieter end of South Beach) couldn’t be closer to the ocean. The sumptuous suites, only 10 per floor, come with kitchens or kitchenettes, marble bathrooms, and gilt- and-upholstered headboards.
Formerly Gansevoort Miami Beach
With its lush gardens, oceanfront pool, and full-service Aveda spa, The Palms Hotel & Spa Miami enjoys esteemed status on chic South Beach.
Located on Collins Avenue, this Art Deco hotel is enhanced by the colorful interior design of famed decorator Todd Oldham. His designs combine with original elements, such as 1939 terrazzo floors, to create an updated take on the classic Art Deco features.
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
South Florida hotel spas trembled at the arrival of Canyon Ranch in Miami in 2007, when they annexed and renovated the old Carillion Hotel.
The ultra-exclusive Casa Tua is a five-suite hotel housed inside a Mediterranean-inspired mansion. Complete with ornate columns, spiral staircases, and manicured grounds, the hotel has the feel of an opulent private estate.