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11 Best Luxury Resorts in Miami

Ready to splurge and stay at one of the best luxury resorts in Miami? While Miami resorts are all typically on top of their game, it’s the intricate design, gorgeous views, top-notch amenities, and impeccable service that separate these luxury resorts from the rest. Discover which luxury resorts in Miami you could be pampering yourself in for your next vacation getaway.

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W South Beach

With stunning oceanfront rooms and private balconies, W South Beach is a stylish hotel in South Beach and only minutes away from the shops, clubs, and restaurants of the famed Collins Avenue. Top-notch and sophisticated, W boasts stunning intricate design choices, high-end furnishings, and museum-worthy art displayed throughout the hotel. For relaxation, cool off with a freshly muddled mojito at the hotel’s pool lined with cabanas just steps behind a private beach area or visit their glamorous spa with an expansive list of services. If you want to kick it up a notch, the hotel’s Mr. Chow and Wall Lounge are perfect for a glitzy night out.

The Setai The Setai Miami Beach
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The Setai

A towering 40 story all-suite hotel in the heart of South Beach, The Setai is a beautifully designed space that is a classic beacon for serenity and tranquility in the midst of top restaurants and shops in the vibrant art deco district. Here you’ll find breathtaking views through shimmering glass surroundings with unique Asian-inspired decor, Italian linens, and impeccable first-class service. Dine on delicious Mediterranean and Asian cuisine at signature restaurants, soak in the sunshine at the private beach, relax at the hotel’s in-house spa, or float down one of the luxurious infinity pools.

The Palms Hotel & Spa The Palms Hotel & Spa
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The Palms Hotel & Spa

A popular spa resort in Florida, The Palms Hotel & Spa feels like you’ve stepped on your own private island away from all the chaos of Miami. You’ll have an unforgettable experience at this gorgeous oceanfront resort, with landscaped grounds, lush gardens and towering palm trees, where the highlight of your day is strolling through the tropical gardens that lead you directly to the hotel’s private beach. The newly renovated rooms and spa-inspired bathrooms are focused on sustainability, and provide a tranquil retreat after indulging in the onsite farm-to-table restaurant, getting nature massages from The Palms Spa, or having drinks at the poolside Tiki Bar.

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Four Seasons Hotel Miami

A brand synonymous with lavish first-class amenities and service, the Four Seasons in Miami is no exception. With an immaculate 50,000 square feet fitness center, a 10 treatment room spa and full-service salon to pamper yourself, complimentary car service, and attentive personalized service to boot – this luxury sanctuary hotel takes amenities seriously. Soak in the picturesque Miami and Biscayne Bay views at the hotel’s fancy 2-acre palm-lined pool and indulge in fine dining at EDGE, the hotel’s opulent steakhouse. Also a family-friendly luxury hotel, here you’ll find wading pools and a special room service menu targeted for the little ones.

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Carillon Miami Beach

An upscale beachfront location with breathtaking views, the Carillon Miami Beach is a great choice for a wellness retreat vacation with spacious 1 and 2-bedroom suites with floor-to-ceiling windows made for gawking at Florida’s natural beauty. Here you’ll find the luxury Spa at Carillon, one of the largest spas found in Florida with 70,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space and a mind-boggling list of medically focused personalized services. Just 15 minutes from the bustle of South Beach and 2.8 miles from luxury shopping at Bal Harbour, Carillon is removed from the tourist masses situated on a tranquil stretch of beach.

Faena Hotel Miami Beach Faena Hotel Miami Beach
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Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Sourcing the filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his Academy Award-winning designer wife Catherine Martin as creative consultants in the design of this luxury hotel, Faena Hotel in Miami Beach is an aesthetically pleasing piece of contemporary art. Visually appealing with an impeccable high level of service, Faena is situated in the artsy neighborhood known as mid-beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Pamper yourself at the lush Tierra Santa Healing House spa and catch a show at the Faena Theater before dining in Los Fuegos or Pao, two award-winning in-house restaurants.

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Fontainebleau Miami

A luxury property built in the 1950s, Fontainebleau has a brand new facelift that boasts 20-acres of quiet-yet-glamorous oceanfront views in accommodations that range from guestrooms to penthouses with attractive pools, a modern fitness center, and a plush ocean-view spa. Much like a cruise ship, there’s so much going on at this luxury hotel with a long list of amenities that you might just forget about what’s going on outside of the property, with several foodie-attracted signature restaurants, boutique shops, and the ultra-exclusive LIV nightclub just steps away.

Ritz-Carlton South Beach The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
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Ritz-Carlton South Beach

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 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 range 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.

1 Hotel South Beach Crowne Plaza South Beach - Z Ocean Hotel
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1 Hotel South Beach

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 direct beach access, four pools, and multiple 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. Dig into farm-to-table cuisine at Plnthouse or sample Peruvian-influenced Japanese cuisine at the sky-high Watr at the 1 Hotel Rooftop.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
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Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

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 the 20,000-square-foot, two-story sanctuary at the spa.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort  St. Regis Harbour Resort, Bal Harbour
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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort 

One of the most popular Florida hotels for couples, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is on the beach, across the street from Bal Harbour Shops. It has a prime location, set across the street from the Bal Harbour Shops and at the northern tip of Miami Beach. Snag one of its spacious guest rooms and suites with oceanfront balconies for an overnight retreat, then take advantage of its two infinity pools and a 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa. Pick from one of the many gourmet dining options, then treat yourself to beautifully appointed Oceanfront Day Villas and signature St. Regis Butler service. Vino lovers will enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault.

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