The Best Hotels in Miami

For travelers who prefer to stay in the glittery hotel strip of South Beach, there's plenty to choose from. Miami's Art Deco style, combined with contemporary approaches to design with plush lobby lounges, DJs, hot bars, and outrageous Miami-style pool parties. Miami's best hotels have it all.
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Close to Miami's busy center, but set back from it, the Mandarin Oriental, Miami enjoys a quiet spot and the designation of the only hotel to sit on Brickell Key, a small island connected to Brickell Avenue by a bridge. This location gives the...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Fontainebleau is perhaps Miami's most legendary hotel, dating back to the mid-20th-century golden age of South Beach's social scene. Opened in 1954, the hotel has seen a number of celebrities—as well as scandals—over its six decades....
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
When Freehand launched in Miami at the end of 2012, it became a welcome alternative to the city’s glitzy hotel scene. The retro-inspired, summer-camp-style hotel is housed in a 1930s building outfitted with vintage furnishings and wood...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
It appears small from the outside, but Gale South Beach manages to pack a lot into a modest space, including Italian restaurant Dolce, a cocktail lounge, and a nightclub. These attractions, and its prime location on Collins Avenue, just a block...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
One of only two hotels right on Biscayne Bay (the other is the Standard), rooms at Mondrian South Beach are coveted by guests wanting a stellar view. Designed by Dutchman Marcel Wanders, the hotel's decor is intended to evoke a sense that one is...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Nearly hidden behind a tall row of hedges is Delano South Beach, a landmarked hotel built in 1947 and renovated by Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck in 1995. Schrager and Starck wanted Delano to feel like a home; to that end, Starck created a...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
The Setai is unlike most hotels in its neighborhood, offering a mature, sophisticated alternative to the frenetic party-time energy of other properties. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, the Setai attracts numerous celebrity guests, thanks...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
The Miami outpost of a hotel brand well known for its Los Angeles and New York properties, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is less a hotel in the traditional sense, and more a spa with guest rooms set amid tropical gardens. The concept extends to...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
W South Beach is a bit of an anomaly in the neighborhood—a sleek, glassy new shape soaring up and above the surrounding art deco–era hotels whose growth and exterior design are limited by historic landmark regulations. One of the...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
If Viceroy Miami has a homelike feel that sets it apart from corporate chains, there's a good reason. Only 14 of its 50 floors are dedicated to hotel guests; the remainder are residential units. The “This could be my home” sensibility...
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500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Tucked away on a bend in the road on the northern part of Collins Avenue, the Soho Beach House feels surprisingly removed from the Miami Beach bustle. Once inside, however, especially on a weekend, it's evident that the hotel is hardly a secret....
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