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.
A testament to opulence and design, The Villa by Barton G. is a creative collaboration between event planner Barton G. Weiss and designer Gianni Versace. The 19,000-square-foot luxury boutique hotel houses 10 suites decorated in a variety of lavish styles, ranging from Egyptian to Baroque.
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 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.
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 L. Murray Dixon–built Hotel Victor has been restored in high sybaritic fashion by celebrated French designer Jacques Garcia.
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.
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.
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.
With its lush gardens, oceanfront pool, and full-service Aveda spa, The Palms Hotel & Spa Miami enjoys esteemed status on chic South Beach.
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.
The newest outpost of the London-based boutique hotel and social club, the oceanfront Soho Beach House Miami was created by local architect Allan Shulman and designer Martin Brudnizki. Expect a Cecconi's Italian restaurant, a Cuban coffee bar, and a 100-foot-long beachside pool.