If you are visiting Miami, one of the most popular spots in which to stay is South Beach. This stretch of the coast is home to some of the top hotels in the city. Choosing the right one can make a significant difference in your overall enjoyment of your vacation. Regardless of your budget or your personal preferences, you will find the perfect hotel for you in this location as there is so much choice. Here are the 20 best hotels in South Beach Miami.
20. Shore Club South Beach
Shore Club South Beach is ideally located for accessing shopping and the lively nightlife in the surrounding area. The guest rooms are bright but with a minimalist design, and they boast flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and coffeemakers. If you opt to stay in a suite, you will also have a whirlpool. Guests can dine in the Italian restaurant and enjoy a drink in a hip bar on the terrace. There is also a heated outdoor pool at Shore Club South Beach.
19. The Raleigh Hotel
Like many of the hotels in South Beach, The Raleigh Hotel is in an Art Deco building. However, the guest rooms have beach-themed amenities and come with modern amenities for the comfort and convenience of guests. There is the option to upgrade to a suite or a themed room, both of which have either a balcony with ocean views or terraces with whirlpool tubs. Guests can enjoy elevated American fare in the hotel’s restaurant, have a drink in the cocktail bar, or relax by the palm-lined pool.
Vilazzo is one of the most exclusive hotels in South Beach, and it offers guests a personalized service in an intimate environment. This five-star hotel is located on Washington Avenue ins a smart Art Deco building. The presentation of the exterior of this property encourages guests to spend as much time outdoors as possible, especially in the humungous, stepped outdoor pool.
17. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Ritz-Carlton hotels are renowned for their luxury and providing guests with an enjoyable experience, and The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is no different. The breakfast is complimentary, and guests can enjoy dinner at the hotel’s upscale beachfront restaurant, that serves steaks and seafood. There is also a refined bistro serving American and Spanish cuisine. Some of the facilities available for guests include a spa, and event space, and a luxurious spa.
16. The Tides South Beach
Comfort is key at The Tides South Beach Hotel, with comfortable furnishings in the spacious guest rooms, and warm décor throughout the hotel. The guest rooms also have modern amenities for the convenience of the guests. If it is available, opt for the Penthouse Suite, as this has a private rooftop terrace. Set opposite this beach, the hotel is conveniently located close to local attractions, such as Flamingo Park. All guests receive a welcome cocktail on arrival, and the facilities available to them include an outdoor pool, loaner beach chairs, and a seafood restaurant.
15. COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
If one of your main priorities on a vacation is relaxation, then you should consider booking a stay at the wellness-focused COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach. It is a more intimate option than most of its competition as it has just74 rooms. Former guests agree that the best part of staying at this hotel is spending time on its eighth floor. There, you will find the COMO Shambala Urban Escape, which is a holistic spa and terrace that boasts several hydrotherapy pools that have ocean views.
14. Marriott Stanton South Beach
One of the standout features at Marriott Stanton South Beach is its dining options. The concept restaurant Azabu Miami Beach serves sushi and Japanese cuisine. If you want to eat something more casual, then head for Lolo’s Surf Cantina. This hotel also has a spa and a heated outdoor pool that overlooks the ocean.
13. Loews Miami Beach
Although South Beach is known as a destination for partying, there are some family-friendly options and Loews Miami Beach is one of the best. It is in a convenient location on the beach and close to the local restaurants, attractions, and amenities. The large pool deck is predominantly an area for kids, but they haven’t forgotten about the adults as there are adults-only cabanas that are serviced by Bloody Mary carts. If parents want to spend the night at Bar Colling or eat in Lure Fishbar, then there is the option for the kids to enjoy the Kids Club. Another feature of this hotel is its spa, which also hosts barre and yoga classes.
12. The Betsy South Beach
Sitting in a prime position on Ocean Drive, The Betsy is a peaceful and elegant hotel that is spread across two buildings; the Art Deco Wing and the Colonial Wing. This hotel attracts an artsy crowd, as there is artwork throughout the property and they host both poetry and live music evenings in the lobby bar. Chef Laurent Tourondel is at the helm of the hotel’s restaurant, LV Steak & Seafood. There is also a pizzeria which is situated in the alley between the hotel’s two buildings.
11. Nautilus South Beach
Time Out says that Nautilus South Beach shows that it is possible to find affordable luxury in Miami. This Art Deco hotel in the heart of South Beach was designed by Morris Lapidus and boasts 250 rooms, all of which have been upgraded. The hotel has a beach house vibe that runs throughout the property. There is an on-site restaurant called Nautilus Cabana Club, which overlooks the pool. Many people claim that this restaurant serves the best brunch in Miami.
10. SLS South Beach
If you are headed to South Beach to experience the typical Miami pool party style vacation, then CNN Travel says that the SLS South Beach is the ideal place to stay. It is home to an indoor/ outdoor club called Hyde Beach that hosts poolside parties both day and night. However, there is a second pool for guests who want to enjoy a vacation at a slower pace. There are two restaurants at this hotel. The Bazaar is a Spanish restaurant, while Katsuya serves Japanese cuisine, including sushi and sake.
9. Washington Park Hotel
Close to the shopping and dining on Ocean Drive. This Art Deco-style hotel has chic guest rooms with fantastic amenities, such as rainfall showers, coffeemakers, minifridges, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, and floor-to-ceiling windows with excellent views. Guests who upgrade to a suite also have separate sitting areas. Many aspects of staying at this hotel are complimentary, including the breakfast, the shuttle service, the parking, and loaner bikes. Guests can even get a discount from the diner across the road when they present their hotel room key. However, guests do not need to venture out to enjoy an excellent meal, as there is a sophisticated restaurant on-site. Other guest facilities include beach access, a spa, a bar, a business center, a hot tub, and an outdoor pool.
An understated yet upscale hotel, Setai is described by many guests as a haven of sophistication. This high-end hotel is set in a beachfront Art-Deco building with an interior that has an Asian-inspired design that is chic and minimalist. The guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows to give guests the benefit of spectacular views across the Atlantic Ocean. There is a triptych of infinity pools that are set at separate temperatures. Overlooking the pools is a small but luxurious spa. The main dining option at the hotel is The Ocean Grill, which is set on an elevated deck.
7. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Although most Standard Hotels are known for having a hipster feel, the South Beach outpost has a more laid-back vibe than its sister hotels. The guest rooms have been compared to beach bungalows set in lush gardens that provide the perfect surroundings for meditation. One of the best features of this hotel is the spa which features baths, a sauna, and a Turkish hamman. Other highlights of staying in this hotel are the large pool and The Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill. This hotel is located on Belle Isle close to the Sunset Harbor neighborhood.
6. Gale South Beach
The Telegraph says that Gale South Beach is one of the best hotels in South Beach because of the range of facilities for guests. These include beach service, a rooftop swimming pool, a bar, a fitness center, and Wi-Fi throughout the property. Another element of a stay that is enjoyed b guests is the breakfast buffet, where guests can ask for made-to-order omelets. The main dining option at this hotel is Dolce Italian. Guests can also enjoy signature cocktails at The Regent Cocktail Club.
5. Delano South Beach
Considered an icon of Miami, Delano is a designer hotel that has a trendy appeal for modern travelers. Time Out says that the interior of the property has a minimalist style, with splashes of color against the stark white that features on the walls of every room. Guests hang out at the hip Rose Bar or the Doheny Lounge. The latter is a subterranean lounge that puts a modern twist on old-school glamor. A notable feature of the hotel is its restaurant, Leynia, which has a patio for outdoor dining. The hotel also boasts an interesting swimming pool that is surrounded by palms and boasts celestial bodies and waterfalls.
4. W South Beach
As it only opened in 2009 and is one of the newer hotels on the scene in South Beach, W South Beach differs from the hotels that are set in older properties. It is a very modern hotel with guest rooms styled like spacious loft apartments. Each of the rooms has a balcony, with most having ocean views. The hotel has a WET pool deck, a nightclub, and a restaurant called Mr. Chow.
3. Faena Hotel Miami Beach
The aesthetics of this hotel make it stand out from the competition. Gold and red décor is adorned with contemporary art, colorful soft furnishings, and tiger print. Another reason that this hotel has become such a hot spot in South Beach is that it is a foodie destination hotel. It is home to legendary Argentinian Asado grill master Francis Mallmann’s restaurant, Los Fuegos. This is the first North American outpost from this highly acclaimed chef.
2. The Miami Beach EDITION
Not only is this one of the newest hotels in South Beach as it opened in 2014, but it is also one of the most luxurious. A collaboration between Marriott Hotels and hotelier Ian Schrager. There are two concept restaurants with acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the helm. Facilities for guests include a bowling alley, an ice skating rink, and a lavish pool area. Guests have praised the level of hospitality they have experienced at this hotel.
1. 1 Hotel South Beach
According to The Telegraph, the best hotel in South Beach Miami is 1 Hotel South Beach. Just one of the reasons why this hotel ranks so highly is that the resort is eco-friendly, which is something that appeals to an increasingly environmentally-aware society. Another great selling point is that it is the only hotel in South Beach with a water-facing rooftop. 1 Hotel is one of the biggest resorts in South Beach, and the rooms are spacious and airy. This hotel is also popular because of the wide range of facilities, including four pools, a rooftop bar and restaurant, two further restaurants, and yoga or meditation classes.
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