15 Best Hotels in Miami Beach

Known for its long golden beaches (the clue in the name), Miami Beach, Florida is a great place to enjoy sun, sea, and sand against the backdrop of a bustling city. Also known for its legendary 20th-century architecture, the destination has its own Art Deco Historic District that any design-minded traveler can indulge in on Instagram.

When it comes to staying in Miami Beach, the key is finding a great hotel. While there’s no shortage of incredible hotels to choose from, narrowing down your options so you only have the best is a good place to start – that’s what you’ll find below.

1. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

With 229 meters of private beach, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is the perfect place to relax in Miami Beach. Even so, this fantastic hotel has a lot more than a private beach certificate, as good as they are.

The rooms here are sophisticated and sophisticated, with ocean views, warm wood furniture, and a minimalist feel that makes them feel very stylish. Inside, guests will find four swimming pools and four hot tubs, participate in more than 40 daily fitness classes, a rock climbing wall, and a walking trail that runs through its expansive grounds.

Location: Jungle Island and the famous Art Deco District are within a 20-minute drive of the hotel. Most notably, there is a beach of its own right in front of the hotel for guests to enjoy.

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2. Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club

The rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club are luxurious. With cool, calming tones and fine furniture — and gleaming, impeccable bathrooms — staying inside is like lying on the pages of a magazine.

The luxury doesn’t stop there. Guests can choose to dine at the gorgeous Le Sirenuse Miami with oceanfront views and pamper at the holistic spa. There is also a kids club where parents can indulge in a day of luxury.

Location: While the Bal Harbour Shops is about a 15-minute walk away, it’s also very close to the beach: Surfside Beach is just 100 meters away, while Miami Beach is 650 meters away.

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3. W South Beach

W South Beach

W South Beach is super stylish. With a rooftop tennis court and futsal pitch, the hotel exudes elegance and sophistication, with attention to detail in everything from the stylish restaurant to the romantic terrace for seaside dinners under the stars.

This refreshing Miami Beach hotel features a delicious on-site spa for guests to enjoy as well as multiple pools, and its rooms feature chic furnishings with pops of color and a minimalist feel for a very stylish stay in the city .

Location: Actually in Miami Beach itself, there are many restaurants and bars nearby (though W has excellent dining options). Also close by are attractions such as Bass Museum of Art and Jackie Gleason Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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4. Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai, Miami Beach

Housed in a beautiful historic building in Miami Beach’s iconic Art Deco District, The Setai is a very chic hotel. With Japanese-inspired interiors, incredible views and polished furnishings, the rooms are decidedly high-end.

The hotel boasts three infinity pools, as well as an on-site spa offering a variety of pampering treatments. Guests can choose to dine in one of the four on-site restaurants, including a very stylish courtyard bar.

Location: Located in a prime Miami Beach location, this hotel is located in the city’s famous Art Deco District, making daytime wandering very feasible. The Bass Museum of Art is on your doorstep, and so is the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

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5. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

FontainebleauMiami Beach

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a sprawling hotel with some of the best views in the city. The rooms have a peaceful ambience and the decor is perfectly balanced with the blue of the ocean as seen from the private balcony.

Swimmers rejoice: there are six outdoor pools surrounded by chic cabanas (each with its own TV and butler service). Food lovers will also be in for a treat here, with nine restaurants to choose from. There’s even a live nightclub.

Location: Located on Collins Avenue, this hotel is located in the middle of the beach, just 200 yards from the sand. Miami Beach Golf Club is just a mile and a half away.

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6. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

The guest rooms are designed to reflect the city’s Art Deco heritage, with modern simplicity and luxury, all whitewashed walls and crisp furniture with pops of color. This five-star hotel has an eclectic sense of style from the moment you walk through the door.

There’s plenty to do here: a stunning outdoor pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a selection of lovely on-site restaurants, and a luxurious lobby bar serving evening drinks. Guests also have access to the Ocean Front Beach Club.

Location: Located in the wonderful Art Deco District of Miami Beach, close to downtown, the beach is on the doorstep of this hotel. There are many bars and restaurants within walking distance.

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7. Miami Beach Edition

Miami Beach Edition

Imbued with Miami Beach style, this incredible hotel is imbued with sheer elegance, with natural wood furnishings, a calming palette, and luscious plants and greenery. There are also many unexpected amenities here.

There is a bowling alley, an ice rink, two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center and a nightclub. Not to mention the incredible on-site restaurants and bars where you can spend seemingly endless nights soaking up the atmosphere.

Location: Near the Bass Museum of Art, the hotel is close to the Bay Area, and Miami Beach is on your doorstep for lounging in the sun. The Versace Tower is just a mile and a half away.

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8. St. Regis Bar Harbor Resort

St. Regis Bar Harbor Resort

Sparkling and glamorous, this Miami Beach hotel is definitely part of luxury. Rooms are accented in pastel tones and decorated with high-end minimalist furnishings; some even have their own kitchens and jaw-dropping ocean views.

Featuring an indoor and outdoor Mediterranean restaurant, guests can also dine at the grill or wine bar, both options for an unforgettable evening. The resort also offers a variety of spa services.

Location: Located in Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor Beach is just 200 yards from the hotel. Surf beaches are also nearby, as are all the shopping opportunities the area has to offer.

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9. Nautilus by Arlo

Nautilus from Arlo

Nautilus by Arlo is a waterfront hotel housed in a 1950s building. The interior, with all its chic design details and mid-century modern furniture, is decidedly retro. The bar’s parquet floors and patterned walls are also cool.

Guests will find a beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and drink service. Meals are served all day on the outdoor patio or in the dining room.

Location: Just a 10-minute walk from the South Beach area, guests have direct access to the beach, and other amenities are nearby, such as the Miami Beach Golf Club. The cafés and boutiques of Lincoln Road are also just a short walk away.

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10. Plymouth South Beach

Plymouth South Beach

Housed in a four-story modern art building that exudes a classic Miami aesthetic, The Plymouth Hotel is definitely one of the coolest hotels in Miami. There are palm trees, black and white tiles and a retro pastel palette, most evident in the hip pool area.

The rooms are simple and clean, with opportunities for on-site drinking and dining interspersed with vintage furniture. You can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and sushi in the hotel restaurant.

Location: A 14-minute walk from Lincoln Road and all its shops, this hotel is almost adjacent to the Bass Museum of Art and within walking distance of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Miami Beach itself is also just a short walk away.

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11. Fana Hotel Miami Beach

Fana Hotel Miami Beach

Faena Hotel Miami Beach is a stylish stay in Miami Beach. Rooms have sleek furnishings and minimal retro designs, along with some true Versace-inspired decor (including some palatial bathrooms), which is certainly trendy.

In addition to the true 1980s Miami vibe, there is also a South American-inspired spa to indulge in. Otherwise, you can simply lounge around the pool and enjoy a drink service. There are two restaurants on site, serving international dishes made with local ingredients.

Location: Just digital from Miami Beach, this hotel is close to many different restaurants. The Versace Mansion and the Art Deco Historic District are about two miles away.

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12. Kimpton Angler Hotel South Beach

Kimpton Angler Hotel South Beach

If you’re looking for modern luxury, then this top Miami Beach hotel might be right for you. Housed in a historic Mediterranean Revival-style building, the hotel is tastefully decorated with blue and white accents throughout.

The elegant rooms have beautifully tiled bathrooms and are available in a variety of sizes – from studios to bungalows and everything in between. The rooftop pool with bar and lounge will amaze guests.

Location: The Miami Beach Arena is just two blocks from South Beach and a short walk from the hotel. Guests will also find the iconic Ocean Drive and the Art Deco Historic District nearby, sure to keep you entertained.

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13. Betsy Hotel South Beach

Betsy Hotel South Beach

Betsy is a beautiful hotel. The rooms here feel warm and elegant, and feature chandeliers, marble bathrooms, art deco and balconies.

In terms of amenities, the rooftop ocean deck offers 360-degree sea and city views. There is also a swimming pool and a cocktail bar for you to enjoy. The hotel has several restaurants. When you really need to relax, the Wellness Garden is the place to go.

Location: Located on Ocean Drive, this hotel is surrounded by luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Miami Beach is just a short walk away and the Versace Tower is nearby. Great location, all in all.

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14. The Ritz-Carlton, Bar Harbor, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton, Bar Harbor, Miami

Offering some serious sophistication, this top Miami Beach hotel is absolutely magnificent. Guests are blown away by its vaulted ceilings and columns from the moment they enter the lobby. The rooms on offer are richly decorated in subtle colours and large windows offer incredible views.

Facilities on offer include an outdoor swimming pool with private cabanas where you can enjoy drinks and snacks. The hotel also has direct access to the beach, which is a big plus.

Location: The hotel is located on the beach in Bar Harbor, close to Collins Avenue and Haulover Beach Park.

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15. 1 Hotel South Beach

Hotel 1 South Beach

Housed in a historic waterfront building, this place has two outdoor pools overlooking the ocean with incredible unobstructed sky views. Rooms have a beach-like vibe with natural woods and whitewashed colour palettes.

Guests can use the on-site fitness center or visit the spa for relaxing treatments. There is also a private beach area and several restaurants.

Location: Very close to Lincoln Road Mall and a short drive to all South Beach nightlife, this hotel is located on Collins Avenue. Miami Beach Golf Club and the Bass Museum of Art are both within walking distance.

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