Fun in the sun, it’s what Miami does best. Hotels with beachfront locations are a luxurious perk when vacationing in the Sunshine State, and these alluring properties not only provide prime oceanfront views from spacious rooms and suites but they also include sparkling on-site pools, upscale restaurants and pampering day spas. Helping you plan your next trip to the “Magic City”, here are our favorite beachfront hotels in Miami.
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1 Hotel South Beach is an eco-conscious hotel with luxurious on-site amenities, with environment-friendly features like hemp-blend mattresses, reclaimed wood and organic cotton sheets. You’re spoiled for choice with four pools, multiple dining outlets and 600 feet of sugary sands just steps from your luxury room or suite. Dig into farm-to-table cuisine at Plnthouse or sample Peruvian influenced Japanese cuisine at the sky-high Watr at the 1 Hotel Rooftop, then rest easy in your 700-square-foot of space in the Ocean View King or book a holistic treatment at Bamford Haybarn Spa.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is an iconic Miami hotel only a few miles from the Art Deco Historic District. Elegant Ocean View Guestrooms feature panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, while upgraded one and two-bedroom suites offer extra space with living rooms, kitchens and furnished balconies. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, then explore the on-site boutique shops or spend an afternoon getting pampered in the spa. Dance the night away at LIV nightclub or live entertainment at Bleaulive Presents, then visit the 4th-floor rooftop Hakkasan for Cantonese cuisine or StripSteak for succulent steaks.
Located just steps from the ocean and action-packed Collins Avenue, W South Beach is a stunning property that offers 5-star service. Boasting beautiful oceanfront rooms and suites, you’ll be treated to floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies with sweeping panoramic views. A dazzling pool surrounded by lush palms features designer loungers and luxury cabanas, while there’s also rooftop basketball and tennis courts. The on-site Bliss Spa offers a full range of pampering body treatments, Mr. Chow restaurant features pan-Asian-inspired creations and The Dutch is known for its surf-and-turf cuisine.
Highlighting Miami’s golden era, The Confidente Miami Beach has been open since the 1940s and features mid-century design and Art Deco architecture. The oceanfront property boasts beautiful outdoor pools, tranquil garden space and luxurious day spa. Dine on traditional country cuisine at Bird & Bone or sip on a rum-spiked The Confidante Thai Coconut at The Backyard, while Cafecito Bar serves espressos, cortaditos and café con leches. Retire to your Ocean View Suite to enjoy its wrap-around corner balcony overlooking the ocean, flat-screen TV and minifridge, then head to the beach to relax with a tropical drink on a plush lounger under an umbrella.
Delano South Beach Hotel is a Philippe Starck-designed hotel that is known for its eclectic details and elegant ambiance. Stay in the all-white Oceanfront room to enjoy its 300 thread-count linens and rainfall showerhead, or upgrade to a One-Bedroom Suite for a soaking tub and private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Agua Spa is a private rooftop oasis for hotel guests, while Delano Beach Club is a seaside retreat with a whimsical garden path that leads to the pool and ocean. The hotel’s two restaurants, Leynia and Umi Sushi and Sake Bar, serve a mixture of classic and modern cuisine, while Rose Bar and The Florida Room whip up tasty libations.
A 5-star property set along the Miami Beach Boardwalk, The Miami Beach EDITION boasts large windows and views of the city, pool or ocean from every room, suite and bungalow. The pet-friendly rooms feature plush bedding, marble bathrooms and BEATS Bluetooth speakers, while oceanfront suites also include extra space and step-out balconies and bi-level bungalows have plunge pools and terraces. Lounge at the ocean-facing pools, visit the wellness spa or dig into sumptuous Latin American cuisine at Matador Room. Matador Bar serves custom cocktails, while family-friendly activities include on-site bowling and private ice-skating rink.
With the charm of a Mediterranean villa, Acqualina Resort & Spa sits on 4.5 acres along the Sunny Isles Beach. Named one of Travel + Leisure’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World”, you’ll find luxurious rooms with ocean views, king-size beds, flat-screen TVs and whirlpool bathtubs. Enjoy the hotel’s beach butler service or swim in one of the oceanfront pools, which are dotted with private cabanas. II Mulino New York serves award-winning Mediterranean-inspired dishes, while intimate beach dinners can also be arranged. Unwind with a luxurious massage at 20,000-square-foot, two-story sanctuary at Aqualina Spa by ESPA.
An all-suite hotel, The Setai Miami Beach is an oceanfront beauty in South Beach’s lively Art Deco district. Celebrity sights are common at Setai, where spacious one to four-bedroom suites have direct ocean views and deep soaking tubs. Soak up the sun at one of three infinity edge pools, then refuel at Jaya with Asian-inspired dishes or spend a breezy night at The Bar & The Courtyard enjoying rooftop views and live music. The Spa at The Setai by THEMAE offers luxury pampering with four private spa suites with ocean and pool views, a private bath and steam room.
One of the most luxurious beachfront hotels in Miami, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is on the beach, across the street from Bal Harbour Shops. Some of the highlights of this resort include spacious guest rooms and suites with oceanfront balconies, two infinity pools and a 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa. Dine on gourmet cuisine at Atlantikós and BH Burger Bar, then treat yourself to beautifully appointed Oceanfront Day Villas and signature St. Regis Butler service. If you’re a wine lover, don’t miss a tasting at The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault.
Shelborne South Beach is set in a 1940s Art Deco building just a short drive from Ocean Drive. Step inside the retro-inspired rooms to discover flat-screen TVs, minibars and private balconies with ocean views, or upgrade to a suite for separate living areas. Dine by the pool or indulge in delectable cuisine from the on-site restaurant Root & Bone, then get pampered from head to toe at GuyandGirl Spa in your guestroom, cabana, poolside or beachside. Wrap up your day by quenching your thirst with Cigar City beer at Oasis Beer Garden or by treating yourself to happy hour specials at Shelborne Caffe.