With sweeping vistas of the city or the beach, hanging out at a rooftop hotel with a cocktail in hand is how Miamians pass the day. Here are some of the best rooftop hotels where the tropic breeze and jaw-dropping views will give you a reason to love Miami.
Enclosed by a sleek glass veranda, the rooftop on 1 Hotel South Beach offers unobstructed views of the ocean and the Art Deco architecture of the area. The deck is dotted with cabanas and loungers, and at the opulent pool, visitors can stretch out for a sun-tanning session or order drinks from the bar. Hello heaven.
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EAST, Miami is perched atop the Brickell City Centre, a fabulous shopping mall in the business district. The modern décor includes pops of orange, plenty of faux plant life, and a sleek pool with views of the skyscrapers in the urban jungle below. At the very top, the outdoor lounge, Sugar, reigns supreme as one of Miami’s favorite rooftop bars, complete with potent cocktails and glittering views of downtown.
Lounge poolside during the day, and enjoy the Lilt Lounge at night at EPIC, where the rooftop views are heart stopping. It might be the partial views of the bay, or maybe it’s the unobstructed, in-your-face scene of the skyscrapers and city lights, but this hotel has some of the best views of the Miami skyline. EPIC is just at the border of Brickell and downtown and has access to the marina. It’s also walking distance from public transportation and Bayfront Park.
The Boulan Hotel, clad in opulent Art Deco style, sits in the heart of South Beach’s animated quarter and offers panoramic views of the ocean from the rooftop deck. Guests can enjoy a relaxing sunbathing session on the loungers or cabanas that line the lavish pool, while luxuriating in the tropical breeze off the beach. The pet-friendly hotel, right on Collins Avenue, is just walking distance from shopping centers, such as Lincoln Road, as well as the must-see colonial-style Española Way.
This restored Georgian-Revival was originally built in 1942, and it remains a beachside haven and a hub for the arts. The hotel boasts a beautiful pool deck with vistas of the beach accompanied by modern and tropical décor. There’s also a courtyard pool for those looking for privacy, as well as a fitness center and a spa. Art and culture lovers will also be pleased with the literature conferences, music festivals and other performances the hotel hosts.