The Best Luxury Hotels in Florida, USA

Enjoy the rolling blue Atlantic Ocean, sandy beaches and endless blue skies at the best luxury hotels in Florida
Enjoy the rolling blue Atlantic Ocean, sandy beaches and endless blue skies at the best luxury hotels in Florida | © Richard Semik / Alamy Stock Photo
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23 November 2020

Yes, the Sunshine State’s natural assets are priceless – the rolling blue Atlantic Ocean, sandy beaches as soft as sugar, those endless blue skies. But to seal the deal you need a luxury hotel, with superb swimming pools, gourmet restaurants and spas that’ll spoil you rotten. These are our top picks for the best luxury hotels in Florida.

The Villa Casa Casuarina

Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Princess Diana… Gianni Versace hosted everyone at his Ocean Drive mansion in the 1990s. Now a hotel, the Mediterranean Revival villa is still sprinkled with stardust memories, you’ll realize, as you swim in the mosaic pool lined with tiles from Italy. Book Gianni’s Suite and discover what it’s like to call a mansion home. Your stay includes exclusive access to the Rooftop Lounge and the restaurant Gianni’s at the Villa.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Costa d'Este Beach Resort and Spa

As you might expect of a place with Tesla charging stations, guests used to living in the lap of luxury adore Costa d’Este. That luxury is part-natural – Vero Beach is magical, from yoga at dawn until the tangerine glow of dusk. Book an Ocean Cabana King for direct access or, more affordably, an Oceanfront with balcony views of the pool and the Atlantic. Food is top – try the filet mignon at the Wave restaurant – but the spa’s the star. Book a four-treatment day package.

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
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with luxury, so it’s only natural that their South Beach property should be a Miami landmark. Choose from suites overlooking South Beach or the pool – either way you’ll get a private balcony, a marble bathroom with a standalone tub and the coolest, creamiest white interiors to recline in. The spa elevates your holiday with treatments that revive your muscles and your mental state. That leaves nights of rum cocktails to enjoy at Lapidus Bar.

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
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

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  • Playa Largo Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection

    Welcome to your own private tropical Key Largo oasis: 177 rooms, suites, bungalows and a beach house on the Florida Bay side of the Overseas Highway. The Hammocks – the beach bungalows – are super-secluded, surrounded by lush foliage. But we’re happiest at the convivial Sand Bar, toasting the sunset with an Aperol Spritz. Hit Ocean Spa for customized, self-guided treatments, or swap sandals for smart attire and dine on a wasabi tuna burger at Sol by the Sea.

    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
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    The Henderson, a Salamander Beach and Spa Resort

    Up on the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is a world away from Disney – think dunes and nature trails. The Henderson cuts a grand figure, with its wind-buffeted grey facades. Rooms and suites are plush-carpeted, with timber-frame beds you’d expect in a ski resort. The Emerald Coast waters glitter, beckoning you for boogie-boarding and bike rides beachside. You’ll return famished – luckily, restaurants include Primrose, for sushi, and Horizons, for hand-shucked oysters.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Smoke-free property

    Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

    Enter a world of animal magic at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort – the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and his pals will get your children smiling. Set on Disney property, this Four Seasons caters just as much to adults, with its rooftop steakhouse and its spa offering exquisite exfoliation treatments and vibrational sound therapy. There’s an adults-only pool – but you’d have to be a meanie not to join the kids on a fun float down the lazy river.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    These recommendations were updated on November 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.