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.

For the ultimate romantic getaway, head to the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, an island off the coast of Miami and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This 1920’s Coral Gables haunt is  jaw-droppingly dreamy. Hand-painted frescoes on the barrel-vaulted ceilings grace the lobby of this Mediterranean chateau.

Nestled on the exclusive island of Brickell Key, the Mandarin Oriental is a cosmopolitan darling that dazzles. Your love-cation will look something like this: whisked away on the glass elevator to the VIP couples spa suite for dual massages, champagne and strawberries.

This intimate beachfront oasis guarantees direct ocean views from every room. In-room spa treatments, round-the-clock dining, and Nespresso machines mean you don’t have to ever leave your romantic chamber.

At first glance, you won’t believe this is a hotel—perhaps because it was the former mansion of designer Gianni Versace.

Two-bedroom suites are big enough to fit the whole family, but you’ll want to leave your room at this Sunny Isles beachfront resort and discover all its great family amenities.

Rest assured your kids will have the time of their lives at Trump International’s enviro-adventures where they’ll learn everything from how sand is formed to how to make a difference in the world with a game of oil spill cleanup.

The most glamorous resort on Miami Beach isn’t just for adults. Twelve pools, some with waterfalls and others with slides, give the kids ample room to splash. Or for a daily fee, the Family Concierge will personalize adventures for tots.

Acqualina recently won a Gold Choice Award for being one of the best hotels for kids and families in America, so naturally they decided to up their game even more and implement a complimentary marine biology program dubbed AcquaMarine.

Loews loves kids. In fact, that’s the name of their program for youngsters of all ages.

Probably the most anticipated opening of the year, The Thompson South Beach is already accepting reservations for November 2014.

Hippies will feel right at home upon entering Vintro and finding an air stream in the middle of the first floor garden. You’ll think you’re walking into a library when entering the elevator that’s wallpapered with books from top to bottom.

The novel Hilton Cabana Miami Beach sits pretty on millionaire’s row and is surrounded by a plethora of upscale eateries and entertainment venues. Oversized rooms are disguised as beachside cabanas and pixie dusted with a dash of 1950’s glamour.

Don’t just walk by this hidden gem that’s tucked away adjacent to Collins Park and a block away from the Atlantic—stay a while. Local artists furnish the cozy 51-room guesthouse via an Artist in Residence program.

Nestled in historic South Beach, the Metropolitan opened in March after a renovation that took the 1920’s Art Deco building from retro to urban modernity. The 74 guest parlors are flooded with natural light and awash with sea-foam green, just in case you missed the whole oceanfront memo.