The Betsy tops the list for what it offers in terms of arts and culture events. If you’re looking for a unique Miami experience that doesn’t necessarily revolve around partying and drinking, you’re going to love this hotel. It hosts events such as poetry readings and jazz shows and offers guests beautiful, beachy rooms with minimal décor, large open windows that fill the space with natural light, and an overall wonderful boutique hotel experience.
The Betsy, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 531 6100
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
However, on the flip side, if you’re looking for the most luxurious hotel you can find in Miami Beach, you’re going to want to book a room at the Fontainebleau. Not only does it host one of Miami’s most coveted and most glamorous nightclubs, LIV, but it also has a whole slew of amazing dining options, including Scarpetta, La Cote, and Vida, right inside the hotel. If you’re looking for a spa treatment and a day out at the pool, you will not be disappointed. Head to the Fontainebleau if you’re looking for a mix of relaxation during the day and glamour all night long.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 538 2000
The Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore is a pricier option, but if you can afford it, staying in this stunning hotel located in the heart of Coral Gables is worth it. It is by far one of the most beautiful hotels in Miami, with a rich history and Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architectural influences. The hotel has a lush golf course, restaurants that are just as stunning as they are delicious (like the Palm d’Or and Fontana), and a large pool surrounded by statues reminiscent of Greek goddesses. This hotel is where you want to be if you’re looking to get away from the Miami Beach crowd and stay in a place that is much quieter and enchanting. Though be warned as the hotel might be haunted; yes, there is a 13th floor.
The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, USA, +1 855 311 6903
Sagamore Miami Beach
If you want to have the ability to just wake up in the morning and walk out from your hotel and right onto the beach, then you’re going to want to grab a spot at the Sagamore. The Art Deco hotel offers dreamlike oceanfront rooms, and you’ll have access to a private pool for hotel guests only. The Sagamore is an all-suite hotel, meaning more space and amenities for you and your group of friends, and comes with different views and arrangements: the garden view, a bungalow, an oceanfront suite, and, of course, the penthouse.
Sagamore Miami Beach, 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 535 8088
Clifton Miami Beach
If you’re looking for a less expensive route, the Clifton might be your go-to. The small hotel (which is lit up with rainbow lights at night, so you can’t miss it) offers rooms for approximately $130, and if you’re splitting the cost with friends, it comes out to a pretty good deal. For those who are just looking for a place to shower and change between the beach and the club and a place to crash after you’ve had a drunken night out, this is your spot. Plus, it has free wifi and offers its guests continental breakfast (the perfect cure for a hangover).
Clifton Miami Beach, 1343 Collins Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 763 8844
The Vagabond Hotel
If you’re into old movies and wish you lived in the U.S. during the 70s, then you will want to book a room at The Vagabond Hotel. Recently remodeled, its charm lies in its old 70s design, which is reminiscent of a retro motel – think Urban Outfitters catalog backdrop brought to life in the form of a chic new hotel. If you’re looking to take some awesome photos for your Instagram account, you’ll love the colors and patterns found all throughout the hotel. Other perks include its location in the MiMo District, which means it’s closer to the arts district than all of the other hotels listed, and the fact that you can steer clear of all the non-stop action in Miami Beach, if that’s what you want. Opt instead for intimate bars, restaurants, and music venues. When you need to take a break, just order a classic martini and go for a swim in the hotel’s pool.
The Vagabond Hotel, 7301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 400 8420