Miami

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 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

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 the words sleep with me emblazoned on its front windows —as well as on the T's worn by the buff staff—Aqua is bound to attract a sexy crowd. Besides the blue condom waiting for you on the bed, another turn-on is the impressively big and stylish rooms.

Surrounded by tropical gardens, the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa is located on a 20-acre private island in Biscayne Bay.

With some 40 floors, the Setai rises over South Beach like an opulent obelisk, serving as a playground for damn-the-expense visitors.

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.

This Art Deco hotel in South Beach is just two blocks from the famed Ocean Drive and the beach. Reflecting its location in the Art Deco District, the Hotel Astor's lobby includes the property's original 1938 Vitrolite wall panels.

Rebuilt in 1914 after a fire, the Redland Hotel was Homestead's first hotel and one of its most important structures. Restored to its pre-fire, 1904 architecture, the property now boasts modern conveniences like Wi-Fi.

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.

A sweeping porte cochere greets visitors at this graceful Modernist hotel from the 1940s, which also functions as a contemporary art gallery.

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.