The Best Hotels to Book Near Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach offers all the nightlife and culture of a sprawling metropolis edged by some of the world’s best beaches
Miami Beach offers all the nightlife and culture of a sprawling metropolis edged by some of the world’s best beaches | Courtesy of Nobu Hotel Miami Beach / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

Stroll to oceanfront restaurants, celeb-packed nightclubs and stretches of idyllic white sand by choosing these hotels in lively Miami Beach.

Live the Miami dream by booking a hotel close to the pastel-colored Art Deco architecture, tropical gardens and beachfront bars of Florida’s most glamorous destination. An island city connected to the mainland by several bridges, Miami Beach offers all the shopping, nightlife and culture of a sprawling metropolis edged by some of the world’s best beaches. Stay close to the action by checking in to one of these spectacular hotels.

1. The Plymouth South Beach

Boutique Hotel

Retro-chic outdoor pool area with plants and palms, pale orange lounge chairs and cabanas at the Plymouth, Miami Beach
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Swerve South Beach bling for boutique charm at this restored Art Deco delight on Collins Park. Opposite the Bass Museum of Art, the hotel is located in a more refined corner of South Beach, reflected in its chic interiors, elegant pool and popular sushi restaurant. Rooms are tastefully simple in shades of white and blush pink with Illy espresso machines and cocktail trolleys for sophisticated lounging.

2. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Resort, Suite Hotel, Hotel

An outdoor pool and palm trees, and the white hotel buildings of Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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Glamour exudes from every perfectly polished corner of the Fontainebleau. This oceanfront 1950s resort on so-called Millionaire’s Row cost $1 billion (£750 million) to restore, and it shows. There’s a lavish spa, an enormous pool complex, a dazzling lobby and some of the city’s best restaurants plus the celeb-packed LIV nightclub. With 20 acres (8ha) of grounds, four towers of rooms and plenty of space to lounge (or party), the hotel is equally suited to hen parties, clubbers and families.

3. The Palms Hotel and Spa

Resort, Hotel

Outdoor seating area at The Palms Hotel, Miami, with sun loungers and palm trees
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Extended families are warmly welcomed at this laid-back beachfront property with blooming gardens and an equally colorful decor. Family-owned and operated since 1989, the hotel is a tot’s dream with a kids’ play area, children’s menus galore, poolside restaurant and easy beach access. Parents won’t miss out either, thanks to the breezy AVEDA spa (and matching in-room bath products), beach yoga and a restaurant serving flavor-packed Florida favorites including yellow fin tuna and the must-have key lime tart.

4. The Setai, Miami Beach

Resort, Hotel, Luxury

The rooftop pool with sunbeds, hot tub, wall-mounted TV and a view over the city skyline at the Setai, Miami
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Close to Collins Park and within walking distance of South Beach, the Setai feels like another world. Sleek and exclusive, the beachfront hotel has three temperature-controlled pools, a top-notch Asian restaurant, a Swiss spa and staff who pride themselves on knowing exactly what you want before you even know yourself. Rooms are either in a restored Art Deco building or a gleaming glass tower overlooking the ocean, but all have crisp Frette linens, Acqua di Parma amenities, Nespresso machines and Samsung sound bars.

5. 1 Hotel South Beach

Eco Hotel

1 Hotel South Beach
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Bring your conscience on holiday when you check in to 1 Hotel. Covering an entire beachfront city block on Collins Avenue, this nature-centric hotel is committed to its eco-credentials with living plant-filled walls, hotel-wide apps to replace paper and an electric Tesla as the house car. Rooms are decked out in reclaimed wood with yoga mats, organic cotton sheets, filtered water taps and HEPA air filters. Yet the hotel still feels suitably indulgent with an adults-only rooftop pool, beach club and wellness center.

6. Mondrian South Beach

Hotel, Luxury

Mondrian South Beach
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Refurbished to the tune of $20 million (£15 million) throughout 2020, the Mondrian remains the place to be when the allure of party-focused South Beach wanes. Close enough to buzzing restaurants and shops but tucked apart overlooking Biscayne Bay, the tirelessly tasteful hotel is an enchanted wonderland of unexpected design flourishes. Think ethereal linen chandeliers and a black spiral staircase in the lobby, trompe l’oeil mirrors, brocade walls and monochrome accents in the suites.

7. Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Hotel

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Courtesy of Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach / Expedia
Warning: your kids may never want to leave the Loews. This luxe family-friendly hotel on Collins Avenue is as glam as they come, with VIP pool cabanas, marble and modern art at every turn, complimentary daily meditation and top seafood restaurant Lure Fishbar. But children are equally spoiled with pizza-making classes, kid’s spa treatments, an ice cream shop and a kid’s club with an indoor lifeguard hut. Staff will even provide an iPad loaded with movies during dinner.

8. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

Hotel, Luxury

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
Courtesy of Nobu Hotel Miami Beach / Expedia

It’s all about the food at Nobu Hotel, the Miami outpost of the global chain from celebrated Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Guests are suitably spoilt for choice at this hotel within the Eden Roc property at the northern edge of Miami Beach. Grab a priority reservation at the famous Nobu restaurant for its much-praised sushi or tuck into farm-to-beach comfort food at oceanfront Malibu Farm. Don’t feel like going out? Order the world’s best room service straight from the Nobu dining room.

Still haven’t found your perfect place to stay in the Magic City? See the best hotels with jacuzzis in Miami, the best hotels in all of Miami. For some cheaper stays, discover these Miami Beach hostels or these budget-friendly options, bookable with Culture Trip.

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