Miles of white sand beaches, year-round sunshine, buzzing dining scene, and vibrant art and culture, Miami is probably the only place that fits these criteria. A true hotspot throughout the years and one that is continually developing and expanding.
Today, you have many great properties not only in trendy South Beach but all over with a variety of styles, tastes, and price points. Below we show you our top 10 hotels in Miami and offer a range of budget, moderate, and luxe options.
The Goodtime Hotel
This new Art Deco-style property in posh South Beach is committed to creating an experience where your worries are checked at the door and only a true good time remains while inside. Singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams is behind this hotel that takes up an entire city block and, upon entering, includes the sprawling two-pool Strawberry Moon pool club and of course two open-air bars, a DJ booth, as well as private cabanas. If you are geared more for the oceanfront, The Goodtime Hotel has an exclusive stretch of beachfront with chaise lounge chairs to accommodate.
Highlights—two outdoor pools, cabanas, terrace, beach access, gym, yoga, business center, co-working space, bike rentals, gift shop, library
KAYAK Miami Beach
A brand new spot in a historic Miami Beach landmarked building and also the first-ever stay experience brought to you by KAYAK.com, Kayak Miami Beach reflects the vibrant cultural and culinary scene of the local community. As a technology company in the travel space, it is a natural move for this hotel to be tech-focused, in terms of design, and embed that technology into almost every aspect of the hotel’s offerings. From a self-guided check-in process and other app-based innovations in an attempt to re-think the guest experience and provide for a seamless stay, here, you can make your stay whatever you want it to be.
Highlights—self check-in, Layla Bar & Restaurant, hotel bikes by Priority, rooftop pool, in-room retail experience, terrace lounge on the canal
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Created by the Argetinian hotelier Alan Faena, this oceanfront property is the perfect glamorous urban experience. The second Faena hotel, after his Buenos Aires spot is just as ambitious as the first. Designed by a dream team of architects responsible for a one of a kind interior. This property is grand and bold and will demand your attention to the details. It’s a visual fashion that some describe as falling into the Wonderland rabbit hole. If you are the type of person that doesn’t like things half way done, then this is the place for you. You won’t want to miss hanging out by the pool and even snap a picture by the 25-karat gold wooly mammoth skeleton sculpture.
Highlights—spa, outdoor pool, valet parking, room service, library, lounge, sauna, gym, bar, restaurant, beach service, wine Cellar, yoga & meditation
Moxy Miami South Beach
The Moxy hotels exude an energetic vibe through its designs, colorful decor, as well as lighting and, expectedly, the Moxy Miami South Beach hotel exemplifies this style to a ‘T’. Packed with regular events from fitness classes to live music and DJs, this hotel is a great spot to make new friends and have a great time. Whereas the lobby is set up as a playful, communal living room it’s bar acts as the heartbeat of the hotel where you can check-in to your room while sipping on a cocktail and never lose your spot at the bar.
Highlights—fitness center and classes, pool, sun deck and lounge chairs, restaurant, bar/lounge, evening entertainment, outdoor movie screening room, event rooms, pet-friendly
1 Hotel South Beach
This is an eco-friendly hotel done right, created for the conscious modern traveler. What’s better than a luxurious experience with the peace of mind that you are contributing to the environment? Some of the largest rooms in South Beach are found at this resort, executed perfectly offering beauty and comfort. Their commitment to sustainability and service makes environmentalism look easy. Expect reclaimed wood and materials throughout the building, no paper, water filters, and artisan product in order to help reduce waste and carbon footprint. In terms of comfort, they offer multiple pools, restaurants including a vegan option, and a bar.
Highlights—multiple outdoor pool, outdoor bar, room service, valet parking, gym, fitness classes, yoga, private beach service, oceanfront, spa, restaurant, bar, vegan restaurant
The Miami Beach EDITION
One of the newer kids on the block, this is far from your average hotel experience. Conceived by Ian Schrager, co-creator of Studio 54 in NYC and known for conceptualizing a unique hotel experience. Perfect for the younger generation (or for the young at heart) this place brings fun and luxury together. This urban resort is the largest oceanfront property in all of Miami with the best address in South Beach. This place has everything you would want under one roof such as a Michelin-starred chef Jean-Geroges running their restaurant, outdoor movie theater, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, club and more.
Highlights—gym, outdoor pool, beauty salon, restaurant, sauna, spa, steam room, valet parking, private beach service, wake up service, yoga, oceanfront
This property in Brickell Miami has quickly become a hotspot frequented by locals, business and leisure travelers. With a location in the heart of downtown Miami, this hotel makes it easy to explore the different parts of Miami such as South Beach and Wynwood. This stylish hotel was designed by Philippe Stack and it caters to a luxury clientele. The 55-story tower was carefully curated to celebrate contemporary art and culture. The pool is located on the rooftop along a bar by José Andrés.
Highlights—spa, gym, outdoor pool, restaurant, fitness classes, private house car, screening room, room service, valet parking
Acqualina Resort & Spa
Located in pristine Sunny Isles Beach on 4.5 beachfront acres, Acqualina Resort & Residences features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most remarkable private communities in South Florida, it’s a world of luxury offering unprecedented accommodations and service. This world-class dining destination has three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, Rolls-Royce house cars and Sunny Isles Beach hotel’s innovative marine biology-based children’s program.
Highlights—outdoor pool, oceanfront, private beach service, spa, restaurant, bar, children’s program, wine tasting, saunas, Himalayan salt lounges, gym, water sports, Rolls-Royce house car
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club has hosted history. It is here that you will find Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, an oceanfront destination bringing a new era of glamour elevated with chic Italian dining and a world-class spa. Since the beginning, this legendary members-only South Florida retreat has been the favorite destination for world leaders, famous artists and some of the world’s biggest stars. Back in the day, The Surf Club was a place where you could mingle with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill. Those stars and time may be gone, but now the new Surf Club is ready to welcome a new generation of tastemakers and make history again.
Highlights—restaurants, oceanfront, beachfront gardens, multiple pools, serenity law, valet parking, bicycle rental, room service, private beach service, house car, laundry and dry-cleaning service, airline reservation service, picnic on the beach, beach toys, pool side entertainment, family excursions
The Betsy Hotel
Located amidst the luxury shopping, dining and entertainment district on Ocean Drive, The Betsy Hotel, South Beach offers direct beach access, along with a secluded courtyard pool. A state-of-the-art fitness center and concierge staff is available on-site. Adorned with fresh orchids and original art, every room offers hardwood floors and marble bathrooms. Overall, it is a hotel with a lot of personality and very different from the mainstream properties you will find oceanfront on Collins. Here you will experience the Great Gatsby glam, so expect style.
Highlights—gym, bar, library, outdoor swimming pool, rooftop deck, restaurant, room service, spa, valet parking, wake up service, wine cellar, yoga, private beach service
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