Whether you’re a fan of Art Deco architecture or a beach-loving, sun worshipper, Miami combines high-rise city buzz with a laid-back coastal vibe. With panoramic views of the Atlantic, you won’t want to visit the Magic City without booking one of these hotels with a balcony in Miami, Florida.
The Gabriel Miami brings the cosmopolitan energy of downtown through its doors. Every room is designed to include contemporary art and flashes of gold, while some balconies have views over sparkling Biscayne Bay. Grab a coffee from Cvltvra and flick through design books in the the Library Lounge’s bookshelves before heading off to explore the nearby Pérez Art Museum.
Fortune House, an all-suites hotel, offers your own slice of home in a new city, whether you’re in town for a few days or months. Each condominium-style suite has a living room, dining area, full kitchen and balcony waiting for you to relax with a book in the sunshine. Choose from a water view overlooking Biscayne Bay, or a city view across the Brickell neighbourhood.
Drive your yacht up to Miami’s only private hotel marina and check-in to the luxurious, towering Kimpton Epic Hotel. A cigar lounge and rare-spirit bar are at your disposal in the lobby, while an elegant balcony suite with sweeping views of the city awaits upstairs. Take the elevator to the 16th floor and tuck into a spicy tuna taco with jalapeño and avocado cream by the poolside, not forgetting the tequila sunrise cocktail.
Set on the exclusive Brickell Key, Mandarin Oriental Miami delivers undisturbed views of the cityscape and Atlantic Ocean. Opt for the Skyline View Suite for the best vistas from your wrap-around balcony. Sandwiched between the city’s two hottest neighborhoods – downtown and South Beach – the hotel is primed for exploring the Bayside Marketplace or strolling the coastline. Don’t leave without sampling a Peruvian cocktail in the waterside hotel bar, Yaku by La Mar.
Simple and classy, the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay is ideal for those who prefer a no-fuss stay, right in the center of the city. The outdoor 180 degree Pool Bar is open during weekends, serving margaritas as you soak in the hot tub. Watch ships sail into the Port of Miami from your spacious private balcony as the sunset sky glows pink.
The Mutiny Hotel is a dream destination for those who love the buzz of a big city but prefer somewhere more serene to sleep at night. Tucked beneath the leafy palms of Coconut Grove, just five miles (8km) from downtown, the hotel’s chic suites provide apartment-style features for those who don’t want to dine out every night. Cook up your own breakfast in the kitchen and enjoy it on your private balcony.
Dreamed up by designer Philippe Starck, SLS Brickell is a style icon amongst Miami hotels. Crisp, glam and milky pink, the hotel’s suites include rainfall shower heads, soft bathrobes and Ciel Spa products in the bathroom, plus some have balconies overlooking the Miami skyline. Join a free yoga class in the fitness center and make sure you reserve a table at the on-site Italian restaurant Fi’lia for dinner – the linguine cacio e pepe is spot on.
With 150 acres (61ha) including an 18-hole championship golf course, the Biltmore is far removed from the high-rise hotels of downtown Miami. Schedule a tee time on the golf course or learn to make sushi at the Culinary Academy kitchen, before lounging by the famous pool, one of the largest in the US. Even the balconies are spacious here – book the Terrace Suite with its large balcony, ideal for reading your book on the sun lounger. Don’t miss Sunday brunch, a lavish buffet with caviar, smoked salmon, fresh omelets and carved meat served alongside sweet peach Bellinis.