The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Miami, Florida

Miami's best hotels know exactly how to pamper families looking for sun, sea and sand
Miami's best hotels know exactly how to pamper families looking for sun, sea and sand | Courtesy of the Savoy Hotel and Beach Club / Expedia
Photo of Emily Draper
25 November 2020

Come to the home of the Miami Dolphins, Art Deco architecture and the famous Ocean Drive to soak up the Florida sun at the best family-friendly hotels in Miami.

With 40 miles (64km) of white sand coastline, Miami is the ultimate beach resort destination – with a slice of city life on the side. Whether you’ve come to snorkel at Biscayne Bay or just lap the outdoor pool, Miami knows exactly how to pamper families looking for sun, sea and sand. Book one of these top family hotels for ocean-view rooms, private poolside cabanas and first-class kids clubs.

1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach is Miami’s number one choice for discerning families who want an eco-friendly, luxury stay when traveling. This chic, all-white hotel has salvaged driftwood bedheads, organic cotton bedding and in-room yoga mats. Start your day with an Immunity Golden Yogurt Bowl dotted with citrus fruit (plus buttermilk pancakes for the kids) – there are eight farm-to-fork dining options here. Drop them off at Seedlings kids club, where your young ones can plant trees, hunt for seashells and settle down for story time.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

The St Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Unlike many upscale hotels, the St Regis Bal Harbour resort goes above and beyond for families who prefer the finer things in life. Children are welcomed to the St Regis with a personalized pack – including coloring books, a mini bathrobe and library card – plus they offer a nightly turndown service with bedtime stories included. Alternatively, book a VIP tour of the Jungle Island eco-adventure park, home to real kangaroos and Capuchin monkeys.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Conference space
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Acqualina Resort and Spa

Located right on the beach, this elegant Miami resort caters to adults as well as families. Picture plush white rooms with traditional furniture; some even have ocean views from the bath. Kids can book into the complimentary AcquaMarine children’s center, with fun marine biology activities – from sizing up whales to creating an edible coral polyp. Meanwhile, you can sneak off to the 20,000-square-foot (1,860sqm) spa for a deep tissue, hot stone massage.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Check out of the office and into paradise at the family-favorite Loews Miami Beach Hotel, where every aspect of kids’ entertainment is covered. While your tiny travelers are preoccupied making pizza or diving for treasure at the SOBE Kids Club, you can indulge in quality time with your other half. Reserve a rooftop cabana with margaritas served to your bedside after enjoying a grilled Florida mahi mahi sandwich at Bar Collins for lunch.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Fontainebleau Miami

    The ultra-modern, lively Fontainebleau Miami Beach has pulled out all the stops to welcome your family with the wow factor. Let the hotel’s certified Adventure Guides unlock your children’s imaginations with activities including making tie-dye T-shirts and glittery slime. Disappear off to the adults-only Arkadia Day Club to sunbathe by the pool or peruse Fontainebleau’s boutique shops. Regroup in the evenings for Miami-style entertainment at BleauLive, where everyone from Elvis to Lady Gaga has previously performed.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
    Although downtown Miami is moments away, the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne transports your family to a secluded island. The Ritz Kids guides await to play kickball and teach your little ones about sharks – they even have a special American Girl package, so even the dolls get pampered. You can relish in grown-up activities, like tennis or a round of golf. Just remember to leave time for your complimentary professional family photoshoot on the hotel’s private beach.
    Everything you need to know

    The Palms Hotel and Spa

    Get back to nature at the Palms, an independently owned resort with family at the core. This hotel has a strong eco-message – from its beach clean-up program to a true farm-to-table philosophy. Take your younger members along to the family yoga and meditation sessions before lunch at the kid-friendly main restaurant. Top off the afternoon with a nourishing Miami Smoothie before you hit the beach in style with a private tiki cabana.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Beach towels
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    The Savoy Hotel and Beach Club

    The Savoy Hotel & Beach Club blends the glamour of its 1930s Art Deco origins with tropical elegance, creating a stylish retreat for your family. The hotel has only 31 suites in total, so you benefit from maximum space and attentive service. Quality family time is guaranteed at the Savoy, as the hotel has two acres (0.8ha) of beachfront to enjoy. Rent a bike and cruise down the Lummus Park promenade before returning to the beach club for a sunset cocktail (or soft drink) by the pool.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Beach towels
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on November 25, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.