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.
The three-year-old Miami masterpiece, boasting Yabu Pushelberg-designed interiors, hosts a well-manicured crowd keen on high-end shopping and beachfront yoga and fitness classes from cult trainers Tracie Wright Vlaun and Christopher Vlaun.
The L. Murray Dixon–built Hotel Victor has been restored in high sybaritic fashion by celebrated French designer Jacques Garcia.
Set in the heart of tony Sunny Isles on Miami Beach, this contemporary full-service Trump resort is ideal for all types of travelers—from families to those wanting to be within striking distance of the party in South Beach.
Opened in 1998, this sprawling beachfront hotel is located on South Beach’s famed Collins Avenue, lined with historic Art Deco hotels built in the 1960’s.
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.
The Catalina takes the value-added approach to South Beach nightlife and succeeds without feeling cheap or cheesy. Guests receive free VIP passes to clubs like Mansion and free frozen mojitos during the daily cocktail hour, served under the thatched roof of the Tiki Bar or in the sleek Red Bar.
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.
A sweeping porte cochere greets visitors at this graceful Modernist hotel from the 1940s, which also functions as a contemporary art gallery.
This luxury resort sits on 300 acres in Aventura, a suburb of Miami. The hotel’s terracotta roof and lush landscaping lend the feel of a Mediterranean villa, and the guest rooms and suites are decorated in a soothing neutral palette with red-orange and pale green accents.
The latest proof that downtown Miami is heating up? The Beaux Arts, a hotel-within-a-hotel on floors 38 to 40 of the JW Marriott Marquis.
Not far from attractions like South Beach and Brickell Key Park, this 22-story business hotel contains 274 guest rooms and 22 suites.
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.
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.