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The lively part of Miami Beach, South Beach is famous year-round for its sun-kissed beaches and turquoise waters that pair perfectly with the area’s lively nightlife scene and luxury hotels. Known by locals as “SoBe”, South Beach is a vibrant area where celebrities and regular folks alike go to sunbathe on palm-lined beaches, dine in sidewalk cafes, shop in chic boutiques and visit late-night lounges. Visitors who come to this idyllic paradise will find a variety of upscale hotels that are nestled in walking distance from not only the beach, but the pastel-hued buildings and neon hues that make up Miami’s most popular areas, such as the Art Deco District and the pedestrian-friendly shopping area on Lincoln Road. An ideal vacation destination for those looking for sun, fun and tropical vibes, discover the best hotels in South Beach.
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach (Prices & Photos)
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is an Art Decor luxury design hotel in the northern tip of South Beach. Overlooking a pristine stretch of beach, the hotel offers guests stylish rooms featuring modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. A picturesque outdoor pool is perfect for soaking in Florida’s sunshine, while beach service and an on-site fine dining restaurant offer a variety of food and drinks. Direct beach access with comfy loungers calls for plenty of beach days, while the on-site spa and rooftop hydrotherapy pool is ideal for unwinding after a day of adventure.
The Setai Miami Beach (Prices & Photos)
A tranquil property on South Beach, The Setai Miami Beach is a landmark Art Deco building on Collins Avenue with a prime location. Celebrity sights are standard at Setai, where the spacious one to four bedroom suites have direct ocean views and offer luxury amenities such as deep soaking tubs. The property boasts three stunning pools with varying 85-95 degree temperatures nestled in the immaculately landscaped grounds facing the sparkling blue ocean waters, while the hotel offers a range of upscale and informal dining at on-site eateries. Spend your days at The Spa at The Setai by THEMAE for luxury pampering or soaking in the sunshine at the private beach area with day-beds.
W South Beach (Prices & Photos)
Located just steps from the ocean and action-packed Collins Avenue, W South Beach is a stunning property with VIP service. Boasting 312 spacious oceanfront rooms and suites, guests are greeted with floor to ceiling windows, huge bathrooms and private balconies with sweeping panoramic views. A dazzling pool surrounded by lush palms offers designer loungers, and luxury cabanas are perfect for a day of lounging, while active travellers can play a game at the rooftop basketball and tennis courts. The on-site Bliss Spa offers a full range of pampering body treatments, while guests will find a variety of upscale cuisine at the hotel’s restaurants, Wet Bar and Grill and Mr. Chow.
1 Hotel South Beach (Prices & Photos)
A perfect home base to explore Miami’s famous South Beach area, 1 Hotel South Beach is an eco-conscious hotel with luxurious details. Here guests will be greeted with environment-friendly features like hemp-blend mattresses, reclaimed wood and organic cotton sheets, while not sacrificing on modern comforts such as a direct beach access, four pools and three on-site bars and restaurants. Guests are spoiled for choice in how they want to spend their days, either lounging in private cabanas at the rooftop pool or digging their toes in the 600 feet of sugary sands just steps from their room. A range of fresh farm-to-table cuisine is available in seven unique dining outlets on the property, with five-time James Beard award-winning chef Tom Colicchio’s Beechcraft particularly popular with foodies.
Mariott Stanton South Beach (Prices & Photos)
Set apart by its stunning design, the Stanton will satisfy your every whim. Its Deco Blue Restaurant & Bar has an idyllic ocean view complimented by American dining options, or you can visit Lolo’s Surf Cantina for some Baha-inspired Mexican cuisine. Located near the famous South Beach shopping and nightlife, it’s is centrally located for the Miami experience travelers expect. The boutique hotel spa offers a myriad of luxury treatments to pamper you on your vacation.
The Confidante (Prices & Photos)
Highlighting Miami’s golden era, The Confidante has been open since the 1940s. With mid-century design and Art Deco architecture, this oceanfront property wows guests with its two outdoor pools, tranquil gardens and outdoor spa. A range of restaurants and bars offer a variety of quality cuisine, including celebrity chef Dale Talde’s TALDE Miami Beach. After a day of adventure in South Beach, guests can retire to one of the 363 retro guestrooms or 16 spacious suites with rainfall showers, high-tech amenities and stunning ocean views from a private balcony. Guests will likely want to spend time at the beautiful beach area, equipped with loungers, umbrellas and attendants taking food and drink orders.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach (Prices & Photos)
Boasting an iconic Miami address, the Ritz-Carlton South Beach lives up to its brand name with an abundance of luxury amenities and services. Situated in a prime location to explore the action-packed South Beach, this family-friendly hotel offers 375 bright and airy rooms with vintage decor and ocean views, with two poolside wings that highlight the era of early Miami Beach. A 16,000-square-foot spa offers a range of massages and body treatments, while those who want to explore the nearby area will find a wealth of restaurants, shops and nightlife within walking distance. The oceanfront infinity pool is the real highlight here, with a beach club serving refreshing drinks to guests before they venture towards the ocean.
Delano South Beach Hotel (Prices & Photos)
A luxury boutique hotel, Delano South Beach Hotel offers guests the perfect blend of eclectic details and elegant ambiance. Designed by Philippe Starck, the 195 all-white rooms at this hotel sit in the center of Miami’s Art Deco Historic District in the upper area of Collins Avenue. Guests who stay here will find fluffy white beds and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens to ensure a peaceful night of sleep, in addition to flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. A full-service spa and top-floor sundeck are where guests go to unwind, while the pool transforms into a lively bar scene come evening. The hotel’s two restaurants, Biana and Umi Sushi and Sake Bar, serve an excellent mixture of classic and modern cuisine, and the Rose Bar and Pool Bar whip up tasty libations.
The Savoy Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Savoy Hotel is an iconic Art Deco hotel in a quiet area of South Beach. Oceanfront suites feature luxurious marble bathrooms and private balconies, while the lush tropical grounds lead to the scenic beach area that offers access to Miami’s abundance of water-based activities. Those who want to stay on-site will find two luxurious lagoon pools more suited to their needs, while poolside attendants offer refreshing cocktails straight to your cozy chaise lounge. Guests who want to partake in South Beach’s famous nightlife scene will find this hotel’s location ideal, as it is within walking distance of numerous nightclubs and bars.