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

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Villa, Luxury
4.1/5 (69 Reviews)
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Courtesy of the Villa Casa Casuarina / Expedia

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.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Costa d'Este Beach Resort and Spa

Luxury
4.6/5 (955 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Costa d'Este Beach Resort and Spa / Expedia

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.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Luxury
4.4/5 (64 Reviews)
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Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach / Expedia

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.

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At a Glance

Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

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  • Playa Largo Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection

    Luxury
    4.5/5 (756 Reviews)
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    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.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    The Henderson, a Salamander Beach and Spa Resort

    Luxury
    4.6/5 (565 Reviews)
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    Courtesy of the Henderson, A Salamander Beach and Spa Resort / Expedia

    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.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities

    Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

    Resort
    4.8/5 (625 Reviews)
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    Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort / Expedia

    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.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    These recommendations were updated on November 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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