10 Miami Hotels So Gorgeous, We Just Might Pretend to Be a Tourist
Instead of jetting off to the Caribbean (because who has time for that?), how about considering somewhere right at home? Whether you’re looking for a full-week splurge or just a quick long weekend, here are our picks for the best hotels in town.
Acqualina Resort & Spa
This serene, lush and peaceful hotel features Miami-style accommodations (oh, hi, cabanas, beachfront spa and swanky restaurants) without the South Beach chaos. When you return from the beach, kick back on your gorgeous waterfront balcony with a glass of wine—you’ve earned it.
17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-918-8000 or acqualinaresort.com
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Between the nine restaurants, the private cabanas, the nightclubs and the spa, the only reason to leave the Fontainebleau hotel would be to make the five-minute drive down to the Art Deco district on South Beach.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-3283 or fontainebleau.com
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
The Faena is more than just a hotel—it’s a palace. This opulent establishment is home to famed Argentine eatery Los Fuegos, a South American-inspired spa and a private beachfront oasis. Oh, there’s also a 24-karat-gold woolly mammoth skeleton in a glass case in the backyard…because, you know, why not?
3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-8800 or faena.com
The St. Regis Bal Harbour
This oceanfront gem has killer views, tons of amenities (infinity swimming pool! a private beach! a spa! butler service!) and amazing dining and cocktailing options. The sprawling property is equal parts luxurious and laid-back, so you’ll get the best of both worlds. Let’s not forget you’re also across the street from Bal Harbour Shops.
9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-993-3300 or stregisbalharbour.com
With classy accommodations and top-notch service at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables, don’t be surprised if you feel more like you’re a guest at a château than at a resort.
180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-441-2600 or hotelcolonnade.com
The Setai Miami Beach
This Art Deco landmark offers a central location without the loud noise levels you’ll find at neighboring hotels. The spa and indoor and outdoor pools aren’t too shabby, either. Just try to feel stressed while taking in this view. We dare you.
2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-520-6000 or thesetaihotel.com
1 Hotel South Beach
Four pools, seven restaurants (we’re looking at you, Beachcraft, STK and Plnthouse), a farm stand with fresh produce in the lobby, beachfront yoga and an in-house SoulCycle studio. Ahh, we could go on and on.
2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-1000 or 1hotels.com
The Betsy South Beach
A boutique-style hotel, the Betsy is sure to grab your attention with the only outdoor spa in Miami Beach and complimentary beachfront morning yoga. And did we mention it’s home to the award-winning LT Steak & Seafood? Yeah, we’re moving in.
1140 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-6100 or thebetsyhotel.com
THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
Although you'll have access to 70,000 square feet of pristine beachfront, two gorgeous pools and shady hammocks galore, you might find it compelling to just stay put in your bungalow, which is complete with an always-Instagrammable ocean view and your own private deck with a hot tub. Yeah...this might call for room service.
2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4500 or editionhotels.com
Dating back to the 1920s, the Biltmore is an icon of Miami glitz and glamour. Once frequented by celebrities and socialites (think Judy Garland, Al Capone, the Vanderbilts and the Roosevelts), the hotel features gorgeous winding courtyards, an expansive golf course, large sky-blue pools and afternoon high tea. Oh, and don’t forget about its legendary Champagne brunch on Sundays. We’ll have whatever Eleanor Roosevelt had.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 855-311-6903 or biltmorehotel.com