While Florida has plenty to offer when it comes to family-friendly resorts, dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a variety of brilliant boutique hotels that provide the right dose of privacy and friendly service. From beachside havens to historic havens, these intimate boutique hotels are stylish and inviting. Offering the perfect base for exploring the Sunshine State, here are some of the most trendy boutique hotels in Florida.
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach (Prices & Photos)
Close to an array of enticing shopping spots, The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach is decorated in rich colors and mahogany accents. You can pick from one of the 80 elegant rooms, from spacious studios to one and two-bedroom suites that feature modern comforts. Dine on French cuisine at the on-site Cafe Boulud or get pampered at the Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa before lounging at the pool or renting a bike and exploring the nearby area on two wheels.
Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna Beach (Prices & Photos)
A charming riverfront estate in the heart of New Smyrna Beach, Black Dolphin Inn was named after the dolphins that patrol the nearby waters. A historic guest house with 14 suites, here you’ll find river-view balconies, outdoor terraces and European style decor in the heart of New Smyrna’s historic downtown area. Start your morning off right with a hearty breakfast before exploring the area’s natural landscapes with a day of surfing, kayaking or swimming with dolphins.
Room Mate Lord Balfour, Miami Beach (Prices & Photos)
A boutique design hotel in Miami Beach, Room Mate Lourd Balfour features South Beach-style aesthetics and contemporary furnishings. With stylish and playful decor, the hotel boasts a queen, king and junior suite with colorful artwork and modern amenities. It’s a great location to base yourself to explore the city’s cultural highlights, and you’re also just a five-minute walk from the picturesque Lummus Park Beach.
Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn, St. Augustine (Prices & Photos)
With 15 rooms and eight beach cottages, the intimate ambiance at Bayfront Marin House in St. Augustine is laid-back and welcoming. Most rooms feature double Jacuzzi tubs and electric fireplaces, setting the tone for a romantic getaway. Located directly across from Matanzas Bay in the heart of the historic district, you can take an easy stroll to the city’s historic sites, art galleries and fine-dining restaurants.
The Betsy – South Beach, South Beach (Prices & Photos)
A 61-room historic hotel with chic decor, The Betsy – South Beach is a refined, beachside haven that is nestled in the bustling heart of South Beach. With gorgeous ocean views and world-class cuisine, the rooms at this hotel match its beach vibe with light and airy interiors and is a welcoming, tropical retreat. You’ll love the rooftop sundeck, while the lobby bar and excellent BLT Steak restaurant delivers one palate-pleasing experience after another.
Hotel Indigo Sarasota, Sarasota (Prices & Photos)
Located in Sarasota’s Rosemary District, Hotel Indigo Sarasota is within walking distance to the downtown action and is minutes from the beach. A boutique property with 95 rooms, you’ll find contemporary interiors and a beach-chic style with large walk-in showers and flat-screen TVs. Take a dip in the hot and cold spa-inspired wading pools, grab a drink at the H20 Bistro or rent a bike and visit the Downtown Farmer’s Market.
The Alfond Inn, Winter Park (Prices & Photos)
A stylish boutique hotel in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn is owned by Rollins College. Profits go to The Alfond Scholars program fun, and it also showcases The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College. Elegant rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and luxury bath robes and slippers. You can dine at the award-winning Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant, relax at the heated pool, or head to downtown Orlando a 15-minute drive away.
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Vero Beach (Prices & Photos)
A private beach sanctuary, Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is located on Florida’s Treasure Coast. A small oceanfront property where days can be spent lounging on a beach chair, you can either choose to unwind in the heated pool or kick your holiday up a notch with an array of watersports. Dine on fresh seafood with ocean views at Cobalt restaurant or Heaton’s Reef Bar & Grill, or rejuvenate your muscles with a massage at White Orchid Spa.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Fernandina Beach (Prices & Photos)
Offering oceanfront relaxation, Elizabeth Point Lodge in Fernandina Beach is a quaint bed and breakfast that will make you feel right at home. Located on Amelia Island, its 13 miles of pristine beach offers a sense of serenity and plenty of outdoor adventure, where you can go sailing, snorkeling, sunset cruising or horseback riding on the beach. Suites feature private sundecks with balcony options, while the two-bedroom guest house has kitchen facilities.
Sunset Key Cottages, Key West (Prices & Photos)
An arm’s length from the bustle of Key West, Sunset Key Cottages resort offers the both of best worlds with its secluded 40 cottages nestled on a quiet 27-acre island. You’ll be spoiled for choice in where you soak up the sunshine, from the sparkling on-site pool or the gorgeous beach with palm trees and clear waters. Recharge with a massage at the outdoor spa or have a romantic dinner with fresh seafood and a glass of bubbly on the beach.
The Southernmost House, Key West (Prices & Photos)
An adults-only property on Key West, The Southernmost House is a historic beachfront property and boutique hotel. A Victorian home with only 18 rooms, it has hosted the likes of Hemingway and Capote and features antique furnishings and a Tiffany-glass entrance. Take a dip in the zero-entry heated pool perched directly on the oceanfront and relax on the sitting porches and in the spacious suites that include a complimentary breakfast.