The Best Hotels With Balconies to Book in Miami Beach, Florida

Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers up incredible views from its balconies
Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers up incredible views from its balconies | Courtesy of Loews Miami Beach Hotel / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

Whether you want to wake up to a city skyline or uninterrupted sea views, a room with a balcony offers a private vista of magnificent Miami Beach. A dream for sunset-watchers and couples, these hotels also have exclusive restaurants, heavenly infinity pools and drop-dead gorgeous beaches. Just specify when booking to guarantee your outdoor space, and then sit back and take in the city’s sights without going anywhere. Here’s the best hotels with balconies in Miami Beach, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Eden Roc Miami Beach, for quintessential Miami style

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The outdoor pool at Eden Roc Miami Beach during evening
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If you want to know what Miami style is, book into the Eden Roch. Capturing the vibrant energy of the coastal city, the inviting guest rooms and suites here have dashes of color and touches of classic Florida glamor. You can drink in ocean or cityscape views from spacious balconies, walk around the hotel and marvel at curated pieces from Saatchi Art, or have some seaside fun at a private beach cabana and three pools.

2. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, for ocean views

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Exterior of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach with outdoor pool, palms and loungers
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Designed by architect Morris Lapidus, the curvy Fontainebleau has been a revered landmark in Miami Beach for more than half a century. The behemoth boasts several restaurants (including an Italian and Chinese eatery), two nightlife spots, and an elegant palm-tree-lined pool area. Beautiful ocean views abound here, which you can take in either from the balconies of the sea-facing rooms or from the posh two-level spa.

3. The Plymouth South Beach, for poolside chilling

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Retro-chic outdoor pool area with plants and palms, pale orange lounge chairs and cabanas at the Plymouth, Miami Beach
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Set in a restored 1940s Art Moderne building opposite the Bass art museum, The Plymouth is just a five-minute walk from the beach. You might prefer to hang out at the hotel’s Art Deco outdoor pool with a checkered deck and peach loungers or the fun bamboo bar between the pool and the lobby. The Juliette Balcony Pool View offers views of the buzzing pool area, to go with lavish hardwood floors and a French-style bathroom including a lush enclosed rain shower.

4. The Miami Beach EDITION, for no-holds-barred fun

Resort, Chain Hotel

Natural wood doors and balcony with plush seats at Miami Beach Edition
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An unlikely collaboration between Marriott and king of boutique cool Ian Schrager, the EDITION is an irresistible mash-up of impossible glamour and no-holds-barred fun. The dramatic all-white lobby shimmers with gold columns and candles, yet rooms are starkly minimal, with some having balconies that overlook the ocean below. You probably won’t linger, though, as the property has two lively pools, a cutting-edge spa, a stellar nightclub and 70,000sqft (6,503sqm) of a powder-soft beach, the largest of any hotel in the city.

5. Loews Miami Beach Hotel, for wellness classes

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Roof terrace at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel with a view across South Beach
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Luxury is all in the details at Loews. Rooms at this stylish Collins Avenue property feature wall-size art, tactile furnishings, Keurig coffee makers and Julien Farel hair products, while many have balconies overlooking the ocean. Downstairs, the Exhale Spa offers yoga, barre and free meditation classes, while the pool is lined with VIP cabanas. There’s also a popular outpost of New York seafood restaurant Lure Fishbar; don’t miss the iced platters piled high with oysters, crab and shrimp.

6. 1 Hotel South Beach, for luxury at scale

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Chair with cushion and small plant on the balcony overlooking the beach at 1 Hotel South
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Spanning an entire city block on Collins Avenue, 1 Hotel South Beach doesn’t do anything by halves. You can enjoy the property’s 600ft (183m) white-sand beach, pool-size hot tub, rooftop pool with 360-degree views and multiple dining options, while a wellness center offers everything from sunrise yoga to classes in mindfulness. The sustainable rooms feature yoga mats, filtered water taps and HEPA air filters, and many have balconies with seating, where you can toast the spectacular Miami sunset.

7. The Setai, Miami Beach, for a Swiss spa and Asian dining

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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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Book carefully if a balcony is non-negotiable at the Setai. Rooms are either in a restored art deco building or a glittering glass tower looming over South Beach, but only the tower’s oceanfront suites come with balconies. Complimentary airport transfers, valet parking and breakfast also come with these rooms, but the sweeping ocean views are alone worth every penny. Tear yourself away for the exclusive Asian restaurant, Jaya, temperature-controlled pools and exclusive spa specializing in Swiss anti-aging skincare.

8. The Palms Hotel and Spa, for beachfront living

Resort, Hotel

Living room at The Palms Hotel & Spa with balcony, natural wood furniture and flatscreen tv
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Choose a suite at this laid-back beachfront property to sip cocktails on your very own large terrace. Specify, when booking, whether you prefer to gaze at the brilliantly blue Atlantic Ocean or people-watch with bustling city views – though all rooms come with spa-inspired bathrooms, Aveda products and Chromecast streaming. Head downstairs to enjoy the lagoon-style pool, spa, tropical gardens and breezy restaurant, all steps from the expansive white-sand beach.

9. Mondrian South Beach, for grown-up cool

Hotel, Luxury

Outdoor pool at the Mondrian South Beach with white loungers and umbrellas on astroturf
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When you need some time away from the razzle-dazzle of South Beach, recharge at the tasteful Mondrian, overlooking Biscayne Bay. Acclaimed Dutch designer Marcel Wanders designed this all-suite property, which features dreamy white spaces, unexpected design flourishes and an impossibly grown-up pool. The brand-new beach club, built in 2020, is the Mondrian’s secret weapon, though, including a marina, an open-air living room and a spa offering everything from moonlit yoga to mindful meditation classes.

10. The Betsy, for taste and refinement

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Lounge in a room at The Betsy Hotel with balcony and chic furniture and photography on the wall
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Take refuge from Ocean Drive’s noisy bars and neon with jazz evenings, sunrise yoga and poetry at the gloriously refined Betsy, in the heart of the Historic District. This family-owned property is a refreshing alternative to the city’s flashier hotels, though its rooftop infinity pool and renowned seafood restaurant ups the glam quota. Several rooms have balconies and feel like a home away from home, with alpaca bed throws, walnut floors, curated libraries and artwork from the owner’s personal collection.

Heading to South Beach? Discover our guide to the best beachfront hotels in the area, and book now on Culture Trip.

Pierre de Villiers contributed additional reporting to this article.

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