A Florida vacation is absolutely incomplete without visiting the iconic coastal city of Miami. Located along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Miami is a seaport city that is a major hub of culture, art, music and food, which attracts over 38 million of tourists every year. And for good reason! Miami’s tourism industry is composed of- naturally -the city’s access to the white sand beaches along the Atlantic, as well as conventions and festivals.
Miami is home to an array of museums and orchestras, if you’re looking to gather up a little more culture during your trip. But of course, Miami’s main attraction for most vacationers is the access to the endless warm beaches. Booking your vacation to Miami is easy, but deciding where to stay can be a heavy task. There are downtown hotels and beach resorts, each boasting their own unique styles and amenities. Whether you’re seeking a couples retreat or a vacation that the whole family can enjoy, you’ll want to make sure the hotel or resort you choose fits your exact needs.
Here are the best resorts in Miami:
1. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is among the many Art Deco style hotels that line the skyline of Miami Beach, and it’s one of Miami’s more iconic and legendary hotels. Guests here are bathed and luxuriated in modern design. An array of rooms await each guest, from oceanfront studios to club city view suites.
Beachfront dining is ready and available at the Ritz-Carlton’s onsite dining venues, bistros, clubs, bars and lounges. Guests will be served fresh Atlantic seafood among casual or fine-dining ambiance. Centrally located, the Ritz-Carlton resides on Lincoln Road, which allows guests access to an array of shopping and restaurants, as well as access to the white sand beaches of Florida’s iconic Atlantic coast.
2. Carillon Miami
If you’re seeking a vacation that will rejuvenate you in both body and mind, you’re going to want to look out for the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. Settled on a stripe of 750 acres of private beach, Carillon Miami is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing getaway from the rest of the world. Guests will be able to relax the day away in their one or two bedroom suites, with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline.
Onsite dining at the Carillon Miami includes a delicious spread of cuisine that is dedicated to be both delicious and healthy, with a team of nutritionists to make sure you’re getting the best out of every meal. Carillon Miami’s main feature is their 70,000-square-foot wellness spa, with offers holistic treatments for both mind and body, as well as stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the oceanfront of Collins Avenue, Fontainebleau sits in the very heart of Millionaire’s Row. Fontainbleau boasts historical and architectural significance and overlooks the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Accommodations at Fontainebleau are fit for every single guest, from couples to entire families, with a choice between standard guest rooms or one-to-two bedroom suites with views of the water or Miami’s Iconic skyline.
Onsite dining at Fontainebleau is designed to give guests an extraordinary culinary experience, with dishes that range from casual American burgers, to signature steak and BBQ. Guests are also welcome to order in for a romantic meal. Fontainebleau boasts and exciting nightlife of bars and lounges, as well as access to pools, beaches and a marina.
4. Nobu Hotel
Nobu Hotel blends modern Eden Roc architecture with contemporary Japanese architecture to make an unforgettable oceanfront hotel. The Nobu Hotel is a perfect hub for fun, theatre and luxury. Nobu Hotel is a blend of two hotels at one address, with accommodations that are spacious and modern, where guests can take their pick of standard studio rooms or deluxe luxury suites.
Three dining venues at Nobu Hotel allow guests a choice of handcrafted drinks and cocktails, and farm-to-table dining that gives guests natural and healthy dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For ultimate relaxation, Nobu Hotel also features a wellness spa and fitness center, so guests can relax and let all their troubles.
5. Ocean Point Resort and Spa
Just steps away from Sunny Isle Beach, Ocean Point Resort is a stunning oceanfront hotel with a private beach, to allow guests to experience a level of seclusion and privacy that other hotels along the beach don’t offer. Ocean Point Resort includes standard studio rooms as well as one and two bedroom suites, with partial or full views of the Atlantic.
The View is Ocean Point Resort’s onsite restaurant, with American Bistro cuisine and a venue that overlooks the Atlantic. The View serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with both American favorites and fresh seafood. In addition, the pools and fitness center, as well as the private beach, Ocean Point Resort offers the Salt Day Spa, where guests can get any number of spa treatments and massages.
6. Miami Beach Resort
Miami Beach Resort is an iconic Miami hotel that’s settled online the white sand beaches that Miami’s Atlantic coast has to offer. Surrounded by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Miami Beach Resort has 424 guest rooms and suites, and boasts stunning floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlantic Ocean.
For all your dining needs, Miami Beach Resort offers breakfast, favorite American burgers, seafood and island-themed cuisine that will fit everyone’s tastes. When it’s time for fun, hit the sugar sand beach, or take a jet ski out onto the water, or try snorkeling and windsurfing. There are even deep-sea fishing and Yacht tours.
7. The Alexander
Tucked away from all the tourist activities, The Alexander is a perfect place for guests to come who want seclusion as well as quick access to all of the excitement of Miami. The Alexander is an all-suite hotel, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Millionaire’s Row. Guests will be able to take their pick of Junior, Deluxe or Signature condo suites, all with stunning views from every window.
Nestled among the tropical pools and with lovely views of the ocean, The Garden Terrace is the Alexander’s onsite dining venue. For cool drinks and open-air dining, try the Top of the Falls restaurant. The Alexander is oceanfront, with access to the white sand Miami beaches. Take to the water with snorkeling gear, or enjoy a boat tour or jet-skiing adventure. Guests can also take their time and lounge by any one of the Alexander’s pools.
8. Fisher Island Club
Get the tropical island experience without visiting a tropical island, at Fisher Island Club, located just off the Atlantic Coast of Miami, with transportation to and from by boat. For guests who are seeking a seclusive vacation experience, Fisher Island Club offers accommodations that allow for a private island experience. Guests are given the choice between luxury courtyard villas or beautiful, historic cottages, as well as guest house suites.
Fisher Island Club has a range of selections when it comes to dining, with casual dining options as well as elegant fine-dining venues, including outdoor terraces and Spanish era ballrooms. Guests will be treated to the finest activities at Fisher Island Club, including access to the marina, shopping, a golf course and spa.
9. The Setai
The Setai is an intimate hotel experience located in the Art Deco District, brimming with culture and heritage, as well as architectural history. This all-suite experience offers guests show off the best views that the Atlantic Ocean has to offer, as well as Art Deco suites that feature private verandas with Asian inspired decadent designs and decor.
The Setai has an Asian restaurant experience at Jaya, where guests will dine on the finest Asian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For hideaway couples, Jaya also offers in room dining options. Including access to a white sand Miami beach and onsite pools, the Setai also offers a spa experience where guests can enjoy intimate, quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding Miami Art Deco District.
10. The Miami Beach EDITION
EDITION is located in a 3.5-mile enclave, nestled along Collins Avenue and reaching the white sands of the Atlantic Ocean. EDITION boasts a home away from home experience for guests, while also offering luxury amenities. Guests are treated to a choice of 294 uniquely design guest rooms, or 28 private one or two story bungalows, for guests who are looking to spend time away from the rest of the world.
At the Matador Room, onsite at EDITION, the cuisine is a mix of delicious Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavors, that use local and seasonal ingredients for each dish. The Relaxation Lounge is EDITION’s spa, and offers guests a place to destress from their day to day lives with luxury spa treatments and aromatherapy.
11. The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour is a luxury beach resort that mixes elegance and sophistication with an urban environment. This resort has an exclusive spot among Bal Harbour Village, and offers guests one or two bedroom suites with partial or oceanfront views, as well as views of Bal Harbour. There is even a luxury presidential suite for discerning travelers.
Artisan Beach House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, and offers an array of cuisine from American favorites or fresh, seasonal seafood dishes. With its location in Bal Harbour village, guests will be able to explore the nearby shopping, or explore the South Beach that’s just fifteen minutes away from the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour front steps.
12. Como Metropolitan
Perfect for guests who are looking for something with a little more exclusion and privacy, the Como Metropolitan is located in Miami Beach’s historic district and overlooks the white and of the nearby beach. With only 74 rooms, Como Metropolitan is perfect for couples who are looking for a getaway without all the hustle and bustle of the tourism that surrounds Miami.
Como Metropolitan boasts one of South Florida’s most highly-acclaimed restaurants, the Tray More, where guests will be treated to the finest cuisine available. Como Metropolitan offers guests kayaking, windsurfing and paddle-boarding on the nearby white sand beach. Guests can also explore nearby Miami attractions such as Art Deco and Everglade tours.
13. Shelborne South beach
This hotel is an original Art Deco building from the 1940s, nestled along Collins Avenue and renovated to allow guests a modern luxury experience among the Art Deco ambiance. Shelborne South Beach has an array for guest rooms and suites, including two bedroom townhouses and penthouse suites, with views of the Miami skyline, as well as the iconic and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean.
A delicious inspired menu await guests at the onsite restaurant, the Sarsaparilla Club, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, including a daily happy hour with unique cocktails. Indulge in the wellness spa onsite for therapeutic treatments, or hit the fitness center. When it’s time for some fun, pristine beaches await with an array of watersport activities for the whole family to enjoy.
14. Royal Palm South Beach
Royal Palm South Beach is located just off the world-famous Ocean Drive, surrounded by the rich culture and history of South Beach. Guests have direct beach access, as well as access to the Miami boardwalk. With 393 guest rooms and suites, every traveller will be able to find just the right room to suit their needs, from standard guestrooms to luxurious suites with ocean view rooms.
With three different dining venues and two different bars, Royal Palm South Beach has breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suite everyone’s needs, including in room dining. Royal Palm South Beach is located centrally for guests to explore the nearby attractions, sigh as the Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island or the Wynwood Art District.
15. Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Loews Miami Beach Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach, with an enviable oceanfront location and access to the stunning beaches of the Atlantic. With a newly redesigned style that emphasizes sophistication, guests are offered 790 guest rooms and 65 luxury suites, with stunning views of the ocean or the surrounding cityscape.
Three dining venues are located the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, each with an array of dishes that will leave guests satisfied. From fresh and local seafood, to steak and pasta, guests will be able to order all their favorite meals. After guests have explored all the local Miami attractions, Loews offers the exhale Spa, as well as kids’ activities, so parents can kick back and relax by the beach.