Hotels in Miami
Hotels in Miami are known for their colorful façades and design pedigrees; Ian Schrager, André Balazs, and Todd Oldham are just a few of the big names who have contributed their exceptional taste to South Beach properties. Many Miami hotels are small, boutique affairs, designed in the Art Deco style and located right on the beach. The Angler’s Boutique Resort in South Beach merges original 1930s Mediterranean revival architecture with a chic interior done up in tasteful neutrals. Guests of The Angler can rent a pair of private poolside cabanas and feast on a Mediterranean-inspired dinner provided by the hotels’ on-site restaurant, 660 Mediterranean Kitchen.
For design and architecture lovers, this Miami hotel is a must-visit: The interior was designed by J. Wallace Tutt III, who also designed the sumptuous Ocean Drive mansion that belonged to Gianni Versace. The Betsy South Beach – formerly known as the Betsy Ross – boasts a palatial white façade and an interior done up in a modern, colonial-meets-tropical style. Guests staying at the Betsy can take a dip in the hotel’s indoor courtyard pool, grab a bite at the on-site restaurant, Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak, or grab a specialty cocktail at one of the hotel’s two bars. Of course, guests can easily step out onto the beach as well.
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.
Where the Miami River meets Biscayne Bay, EPIC Hotel sits on a waterfront property in the heart of downtown.
Formerly Gansevoort Miami 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.
Over-the-top decor is this boutique hotel's trademark: crystal chandeliers and tufted throne-like seating in the main area complete the art decor decor. The three story hotel is located on South Beach's Collins Avenue, making it popular with those looking frequent the nearby party scene.
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 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.
With five championship-caliber golf courses, spa facilities and luxurious amenities, prestigious Doral Golf Resort & Spa gives guests an unforgettable experience.
Upon arrival at this 70-story, glass-and-granite edifice in the center of Miami’s business district, guests enter a cavernous lobby featuring a high arched ceiling, trickling water wall, and colossal sculptures that are part of the hotel’s $3.3 million Latin American art collection.
Picturesque, serene and located on Miami Beach, the Standard spa offers the perfect wellness getaway. At the spa, you can revel in all types of hydrotherapy at the Aroma Steam Room, Cedar Sauna, Roman Waterfall Tub, and more.
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.
A former vacation retreat of William Vanderbilt II, Fisher Island is now home to a 45-room luxury resort, set amid one of the nation's most exclusive residential communities.
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.
Hands down, the Ritz-Carlton is Miami's best full-service resort, with tropical gardens, a tennis center, a 20,000-square-foot spa, kids' programs, and a pristine beach.