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Miami's Top 8 Most Luxurious Hotels

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Updated: 9 February 2017
When it comes to finding the perfect hotel in Miami, rest assured there’s a perfect fit for every traveler. If luxury is what you seek, then pay close attention, because we’ve put together a dream-team list of Miami’s most luxurious hotels. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, family-friendly activities, beautiful interior designs, or spacious accommodation, these top-of-the-line hotels always rise to the occasion and deliver a stellar experience. Not to mention the location — these hotels are situated within walking distance of Miami’s most popular shopping, dining, and night-life locations. At these luxury hotels, you truly do get what you pay for.

The Setai Miami Beach

The Setai in Miami Beach is the epitome of luxury. Its design artfully combines the rich architectural history of South Beach’s Art Deco District with the multi-faceted cultural history of the International Art Deco movement. Built between 1936 and 1938, the Setai’s landmark Art Deco building on Collins Avenue began as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel. Adjacent to the Art Deco building is a 40-story glass residential tower featuring The Ocean Suites at The Setaia, surpassing all around it in elevation, views, and design. Basically, come here if you want to be treated like royalty.

The Setai Hotel. 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA +1 305 520 6000

W South Beach

There’s nothing quite like staying at a W hotel. With locations all over the world, the W has become a name associated with luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and easy beach access. A vibrant paradise in the heart of South Beach, The W stands tall and proud among the litany of luxurious South Beach hotels. Make sure to check out the art collections, Bliss spa, and other wonderful features like the 24-hour fitness room, the cabanas that are available for daily rental, or the new bike program that allows guests to take bicycles and roam around Miami. World-class dining, hip shopping and Art Deco District are all within cycling distance.

The W. 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA +1 305 938 3000

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Next on our list is the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, where attention to detail and excellent service is always guaranteed. A place where you can wake up in the morning, open the balcony window, and feel the fresh ocean breeze from the Atlantic. Only minutes away from the electric South Beach atmosphere and world-class shopping at the Bal Harbour Shops, the only difficulty will be trying to leave the Resort, which offers countless amenities and awesome activities, such as the Wellness program, the Beach Play Time (ever been on a Jet-ski?), and the award winning Remede Spa.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. 9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL, USA +1 305 993 3300

Four Seasons

Set in the busy financial district, this luxury hotel overlooks Biscayne Bay in the heart of downtown Miami. With a AAA 5-Star rating, the Four Seasons is able to stand out in list full of luxurious, top-of-the-line hotels. The Four Seasons is proud of their South and Central American, as well as Caribbean influence and the hotel’s interior design is a testament to this; featuring a creative balance between modern art deco architecture and classic Latin American and Caribbean designs.  And did we mention that the pool is an absolute must-visit? Complete with beautiful palm islands that interwoven by pool hammocks, you can actually lay in a hammock until you’re nice and baked from the South Florida heat, then you can simply hop off into the refreshing waters of the Four Season pool.

Four Seasons. 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 358 3535

Mandarin Oriental

With a blissfully peaceful waterside setting, The Mandarin Oriental in Miami is a 5-star luxury hotel in the prestigious Brickell Key area. Visitors get the experience of being in a private island setting complete with beach club privileges, an infinity edge swimming pool, and Shanghai Tang and Karma boutiques. Are you looking to throw a party or host a business meeting? Mandarin Oriental accommodates all types of events and meetings and is the perfect place to have the wedding reception in paradise that every bride and groom dream of.

Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 913 8288

1 Hotel South Beach

1 is a peculiar name for a hotel. But when you find out what this South Beach hotel does, the name makes perfect sense. Excusing the play on words, 1 Hotel is truly one-of-a-kind; using only reclaimed and organic materials whenever possible. Who said that luxury had to compromise sustainability? Aside from being environmentally responsible, 1 has got to be at the top of your vacation list for reasons such as their waterside daybeds with full-service cabanas, the ocean-side swimming pools, and of course the famous adult-only 1 Rooftop pool.

1 South Beach. 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA +1 305 604 1000

Hotel Beaux Arts

Location is everything, we’ve heard it a million times. The people at Hotel Beaux Arts know this as well; and they have skillfully and fearlessly capitalized on their superb location in the heart of Miami. Within minutes of the city’s art and cultural center and top attractions, Hotel Beaux Arts provides guests with unprecedented personal service and a welcome invitation to co-create a highly personalized hotel experience. The cuisine at Hotel Beaux Arts is top of the line as well. Bistro Moderne offers an exciting mix of traditional French bistro cooking and contemporary American flavors. Also, The Capital Grill and Sushi Saki, two of Miami’s best restaurants are within walking distance of Hotel Beaux Arts.

Hotel Beaux Arts. 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 421 8700

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JW Marriott Marquis

Welcome to the proverbial triple-threat hotel. This is a hotel that accommodates any type of business gathering, family vacation, or romantic getaway. Miami is full of things to do, places to see, and restaurants to eat at. So why is the hotel so important? The answer to that question is simple, added value. JW Marriott is unmatched with regards to its sophistication, design, art, fashion and technology, which have all been put together to create a diverse landscape that meet the requirements of your business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits.

JW Marriott Marquis. 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 421 8600