Packing your bags to have fun in the sun? Don't stress about hotels, all your work is done! Whether you're planning to party, sit poolside, or both, we've rounded up the best spots to stay in Miami. So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy the city's warm weather, deliciously cold mojitos, and contagious energy! 


 

STAY ON THE SAND & WORK ON YOUR TAN

 

FAENA

FAENA MIAMI

FAENA HOTEL

Known as the first luxury resort to receive the prestigious Forbes five-star rating in its first year of operation,The Faena Hotel is Miami's golden egg and it's no secret as to why. From the ever-famous Damien Hirst Golden Mammoth display near the pool, to the coruscating lobby, the Art Deco inspired hotel uniquely exemplifies the city's vibrance. At The Faena you'll find luxe amenities along with legendary services.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Sip on craft cocktails under the adorable red-and-white candy-striped beach umbrellas
  • Enjoy dishes from Argentine super-chef Francis Mallmann at the hotel's Los Fuegos
  • Visit the The Tierra Santa Healing House spa which offers over-the-top services (including a marble Ice Parlor, which uses the power of ice and air to strengthen your immune system)

 

If you're looking for a stay that is bold and truly unforgettable, this is the spot for you. 

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photo courtesy of Faena Hotel 

 


 

THE SETAI

THE SETAI MIAMI

THE SETAI 

Trying to take a tranquil trip and avoid tacky tourist? Stay at the Setai. From the moment you walk into the asian inspired hotel, you'll find your inner zen with the gorgeous black granite floors, high ceilings, and perfectly dim lights. After checking in, you'll be escorted to your room where you'll find the most glorious bed: a handmade DUXIANA bed, the Swedish state-of-the-art sleep vessel is scientifically designed to elicit the deepest sleep possible. Not only is the hotel's decor serene, but so are their amenities.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Soak in the sun on a daybed at the hotel's private stretch of sand
  • Grab a glass of champagne to watch the sunset at beachfront Ocean Grill,
  • Dine at Jaya now features a built-in retractable rooftop that fully expands, allowing guests unparalleled sky views while they enjoy their Truffle Dumpling and Sea Bass Tikka.

 

If you're in search of serious serenity and privacy, this is the spot for you.

MIAMI BEACH I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The Setai Hotel

 


 

SOHO BEACH HOUSE

SOHO HOUSE MIAMI

SOHO BEACH HOUSE 

Known for its selective club membership policy, Soho House has taken the hospitality world by storm...and you're invited in. Soho House is a members-only club aimed to unite creatives in the arts, politics, and media industry through its swanky lounge spaces, spas, pools, screening rooms, hotels, and restaurants- but dont fret: Nonmembers are also eligible to book Soho House hotel rooms and can visit one of the brand's many public-facing restaurants. Besides Soho House's amazing amenities, what makes it so special is its effortlessly cool vibe. Because aesthetics are at the center of this hospitality group's focus, each and every house is specifically designed to reflect the location it's in. At Soho House Miami you'll find a retro latin inspired vibe with Cuban-style tiled floors, leather armchairs, and even vintage wet bars serving the best mojitos in town.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Sunbathe under your personal complimentary cabana which includes full waiter service
  • Head to their beachside restaurant Scorpios to watch the sun set with their one of a kind music rituals
  • Stop by the spa for one of their rejuvenating treatments
  • End the night snuggled up with popcorn and prosecco at the hotel's movie theater.

 

If you're looking to lay low and feel VIP, this is the spot for you! 

MIAMI BEACH I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Soho Beach House

 


 

THE KIMPTON SURFCOMBER

THE KIMPTON MIAMI

THE KIMPTON SURFCOMBER

Miami may be one the best places to soak in the sun, but staying will remind you why the city is considered #1 for fun. From its pop art murals to its staff and amenities, The Surfcomber hotel is a hip, happening boutique hotel. The 186-room beachfront boutique hotel from IHG allows you to feel the buzz of South Beach, without overwhelming amounts of tourist and outrageous prices.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Participate in the hotel's daily happy hour
  • Take a scenic two mile tour to Lincoln Road, rent Jet Skis,
  • Indulge in the hotel's direct beach access.

 

If you're in search of a fun and upbeat hotel, with the best of both worlds, this spot is for you! 

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photo courtesy of The Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

 


 

1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH

1 HOTEL SB

1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH 

Discover a different side of Miami at this '1' of a kind hotel. At this hotel entire you'll find a fierce commitment to sustainability from the the giant “1” that was constructed out of 7,500 pounds of local Florida corals to welcomes guests in the lobby to the room keys that are made of various kinds of recycled wood. Mother Nature's elegance extends to all 425 suites through the hemp blend-filled mattresses, 100 percent organic cotton sheets, and clothes hangers made from recycled paper -  even the hotel’s taps sinks, and showers are equipped with Triple Clear Water filters, making them 100% drinkable.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Start off the day with an outdoor rooftop Soul Cycle class
  • Catch a wave on a paddleboard
  • Recover from the rays at the best voted hotel spa in Florida,The Bamford 
  • Cap your night with scenic views and specialty spirits at Watr Bar.

 

If glamour and going green are your guilty pleasures, this spot is for you! 

MIAMI BEACH I  DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of 1 Hotel South Beach

 


 

THE FREEHAND 

THE FREEHAND

THE FREEHAND 

With Miami's plethora of beaches, booze, and babes it's no secret as to why the city has been voted one of the top spring break spots for centuries... so college kids, this one's for you. Located just one block from the heart of South Beach, The Freehand is a luxury hotel / hostel; don't worry you won't have to bunk with a stranger, unless you want to. While  you have the option to book typical King and Queen suites, The Freehand also allows you to reserve rooms that about a quarter of the price and sleep four or eight - perfect for the whole gang.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Begin your night out at the Tales of Cocktail’s award-winning 'Best American Hotel Bar', Broken Shaker
  • Head to Miami's hottest night club LIV
  • End your night with late night bites from the delicious, Freehand's 27 Restaurant.

 

If you're looking for a luxury place to lay your head in between parties, this is the spot for you! 

MIAMI BEACH I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The Freehand 

 


 

THE RITZ ON KEY BISCAYNE 

THE RITZ ON KB

THE RITZ KEY BISCAYNE 

Everyone knows the landmark that is South Beach, but did you know that there are beaches just as alluring beaches only 15 miles away? Key Biscayne, known as 'The Island Beautiful', is a beautiful barrier island that is home to laid back, beach loving locals, delicious restaurants, two state parks, beaches that extend for miles, and only one hotel -  but don't worry this one's got it all. The Ritz at Key Biscayne offers all upscale amenities we know and love from the infamous chain, while still giving guest the relaxing, beachy vibe that is Key Biscayne.

 

When you're staying here you'll want to: 

  • Reserve a cabana and a bottle of bubbly to enjoy the live beachside DJ on Sundays
  • Challenge your skills at one of the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler,
  • Dine at the hotel's Cantina Beach Restaurant which stocks 110 varieties of tequila and hosts complimentary tastings at 6 p.m. nightly.

 

If you're looking to get away from the Miami Beach 'madness', this spot is for you! 

KEY BISCAYNE I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The Ritz Hotel 

 


 

SPEND YOUR NIGHTS AMONG THE CITY'S LIGHTS

 

THE SLS BRICKELL 

THE SLS BRICKELL

THE SLS BRICKELL 

Typical Miami culture means working hard and playing harder....and this Hotel perfectly encompasses that! At the SLS Brickell the party starts from the moment you lie eyes on their iconic, multi-colored stripes that hang down the exterior all the way until its time for check out. Inside your room you'll find striking light fixtures, massive mirrors, and one of the plushest hotel beds you'll ever sleep on.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Head upstairs for their exclusive boozy poolside brunches
  • Take one of their luxury vehicles to enjoy complimentary beach chairs at South Beach's Delano Hotel
  • Savor Italian flavors at the famous Philippe Starck designed restaurant, Fi'lia.

 

If you're looking to party but wanting to avoid South Beach's tourists and traffic, this is the sport for you!

BRICKELL I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The SLS

 


 

THE EAST 

THE EAST MIAMI

THE EAST 

A trip to Miami definitely means you're sunbathing, but let's not forget about shopping! Adjacent to the fabulous $1 billion mall, Brickell City Centre, you'll what Miamians and Conde Nast consider to be one the “The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World".... The East. The sleek, sexy hotel showcases Miami's modern side with its high ceilings, charcoal hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows in each room. While The East has an exceptional location to Miami's finest shops and clubs, its amenities will make you not want to leave.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Start your Saturday by the pool with their live DJ and creative cocktails
  • Make reservations at their Tea Room and experience Miami’s only Asian Night Brunch
  • End the night at SUGAR their award winning rooftop bar.

 

If you're looking to experience Miami like a true lavish local, this is the spot for you! 

BRICKELL I DIRECTIONS 

photo courtesy of The East

 


 

 

THE NOVOTEL 

NOVOTEL MIAMI

THE NOVOTEL 

Opening its doors in 2016, Novotel may be fairly new to Brickell's hospitality but its no rookie move to stay here. While Novotel may be located in Brickell, the hotel's warm color palette, suede couches, and palm tree sculptures transport you right to South Beach. Once you've grabbed a drink at the lobby's lux bar, head to the rooftop for breathtaking views of city skyline as you indulge in Vista's delicious plates like their Lobster Mac and Cheese and Bone-In Short Rib.

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Start your morning with rooftop yoga
  • Grab a drink and watch a movie under the stars
  • Watch the sun set at the hotel's "Sunset Sessions" which include live music, signature bites, and craft cocktails.

 

If you're looking for an affordable yet amazing hotel in the city, this is the spot for you!

BRICKELL I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The Novotel 

 


 

MR. C's HOTEL

MR.C MIAMI

MR. C HOTEL 

When visiting Miami, it's typical that tourist head to hotspots like South Beach and Brickell but this hotel is located in Miami's best kept secret: Coconut Grove. "The Grove", also known as Miami's original neighborhood by locals, is an upscale, chic area that has an eclectic mix of open-aired restaurants, swanky shops, and now the charming Mr.C' hotel. Opening just two years ago, Mr.C's nautical, vintage inspired hotel has stolen the hearts of many. Upon arrival, guests will instantly feel that they are setting sail on a luxurious yacht with the hotel's gorgeous blue hues, bellhops in tuxedo and bowties, and bubbly bellinis.  

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Indulge in endless views and yummy cocktails on the breathtaking rooftop
  • Take a day trip to Miami Beach and utilize the hotel's complimentary, private beach access
  • Enjoy the famous Bucatini Cacio & Pepe at the hotel's award winning Bellini restaurant

 

If you're looking to stay in the city but want to still enjoy the sea and sun, this is the spot for you!

COCONUT GROVE I DIRECTIONS 

photo courtesy of Mr.C Hotel

 


 

THE BILTMORE

THE BILTMORE

THE BILTMORE

Just because Miami is all fun and games doesn't mean there isn't any history in this city. Founded by Coral Gables land developer George E. Merrick, The Biltmore Hotel opened its door in the 1920's to serve a high profile clientele. After WWII the glamorous hotel became a hospital for veterans, and years later the City of Coral Gables invested $55 million in restoring the hotel's beauty to reopen its doors in 1997- 10 years later the hotel was added to The National Registry of Historic Places. Today, the 150 acre property continues to attract glamorous clientele with its recent, renovations, elegant decor, plethora of amenities, and impeccable hospitality.

 

When staying here you'll want to:

  • Play a game of golf on the the fully restored Donald Ross Par-71 designed course
  • Sit by the pool at a luxurious cabana with your very own personal Cascade Server
  • Dine at the award winning Italian inspired Fontana

 

Enjoyed the hotel and its amenities so much you don't want to leave? The Biltmore offers seasonal or yearly packages where members have exclusive access to the hotel's amenities and special events.

If you're looking for a timeless, enchantingly old-school experience, this is the spot for you! 

CORAL GABLES I DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The Biltmore