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.
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.
Acqualina, a grand 51-story Mediterranean-inspired tower that mixes touches of Collins Avenue grooviness with old-world nostalgia, is a welcome addition to Sunny Isles, North Miami’s rapidly developing answer to South Beach. Baroque fountains and marble-and–gold leaf columns in the public areas e
South Florida hotel spas trembled at the arrival of Canyon Ranch in Miami in 2007, when they annexed and renovated the old Carillion Hotel.
More than 300 rooms fill this 41-story downtown Miami tower that overlooks Biscayne Bay.
Massive columns and soaring ceilings in the entrance hall mark the entrance to the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove. Each of the 115 guest rooms and suites is adorned with a private balcony and oversized windows for the best views of the city and Biscayne Bay.
Set apart from the teeming ocean side of South Beach, the Mondrian holds a plum spot on the isle’s opposite shore along Biscayne Bay, with views of the glass towers of downtown.
Nearly 10 years after its splashy opening, the Shore Club remains one of the top spots in Miami to ogle beautiful people modeling the latest designer swimwear.
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.
Kor Hotels and its design doyenne Kelly Wearstler strike again—this time in downtown Miami. Using her signature spin on Hollywood Regency and chinoiserie, she has transformed what could have been just another drab high-rise into a bold statement.
Formerly Angler's Boutique Resort
Besides the Mandarin's trademark luxury Asian touches, the reason to stay here is the view of the downtown Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay.
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.
With an art deco exterior, the Albion hotel sits on James Avenue on Lincoln Road Mall, right in the middle of South Beach's hotspots. Having undergone a total renovation in 2005, the interior boasts modern touches like clean lined white sofas accented with orange and green pillows.