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The Best Luxury Hotels in Miami

Laine Doss | April 18, 2018

Miami has grown from a seaside resort town into a major destination for people who like the finer things in life. Glamorous celebrities can be seen getting out of limousines or dining at chic restaurants any day of the year. With that lifestyle comes equally plush accommodations. Miami luxury hotels offer guests perks like wrap-around balconies with stunning views of the ocean, private car service, and in-room massages. Here are the most stunning and pampering Miami luxury hotels to stay in.


Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Why it made the list

The Acqualina Resort & Spa, located in Sunny Isles, offers premium lodging with large rooms with balconies, family-friendly resort amenities including a children's marine biology camp, and a spa by Espa. Dine at Il Mulino New York or shop at nearby Aventura Mall, which recently received a multi-million dollar upgrade and a new food hall.

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Fisher Island Club Hotel & Resort

Why it made the list

The Fisher Island Club is so exclusive, it takes a ferry to get to it, yet it's just a few miles from the excitement of South Beach. The resort is all about privacy -- private club, private beach, private gold course -- so guests can be pampered and truly feel like they're a million miles from the world.

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Biltmore Hotel

Why it made the list

The grand dame of Miami, the Biltmore Hotel is located in posh Coral Gables, named "the City Beautiful" for its tree-lined streets and Spanish architecture. The Biltmore offers old world charm and features a championship gold course, a stunning pool, and one of Miami's finest restaurants -- Palme d'Or. Be sure to say hello to the resident finches in the lobby as you explore the vast and beautiful structure. If you feel a presence, the Biltmore is said to be haunted. Maybe not so, but it only adds to the charm of strolling the grounds.

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SLS Hotel South Beach

Why it made the list

Located in the center of South Beach, the SLS Hotel South Beach is always filled with excitement. The lobby is a hub of activity and is the home of master chef, Jose Andres' restaurant, the Bazaar by Jose Andres. Enjoy a cocktail at Bar Centro or sushi at Katsuya before retiring to modern rooms designed by Philippe Starck. In the daytime, guests lounge by the pool which features weekend pool parties.

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The Setai

Why it made the list

This first-class resort offers calming and elegant facilities in the center of South Beach. Guests can choose to stay in the original art deco building or in the more modern ocean suites. Either way, all can enjoy amenities like a spa by Therme, three pools, and a beautiful beach setting.

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The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Why it made the list

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is a self-contained resort that features family-friendly amenities including a Mexican restaurant and burger joint right on the sand and a Ritz Kids program that focuses on seaside knowledge. Rooms have balconies and many offer ocean views.

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Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Why it made the list

Since the Mandarin Oriental is located on Brickell Key, it's surrounded by water -- though it's still walking distance from Miami's business and banking center. The hotel offers rooms with stunning bay or skyline views, and La Mar by Gaston Acurio serves Peruvian fare with a flair.

At the tip of prestigious Brickell Key in Biscayne Bay, the Read More


The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

Why it made the list

Located in tony Bal Harbour, the Ritz-Carlton is an exercise in luxury. Even the smallest room is as large as an apartment and all accommodations have partial or panoramic water views. The resort offers a large pool, beach club, and spa services. Artisan Beach House serves local fare in a seaside setting. Shoppers will love that Bal Harbour Shops is only s short stroll away.

In one of South Florida's poshest neighborhoods, the former Read More


Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Why it made the list

Located in Miami's Brickell business hub, the Four Seasons attracts business travelers, but is also perfect for a city getaway. Luxury accommodations have floor to ceiling windows and ample work space. When work is finishes, a swimming lagoon calls to guests. At suppertime, Edge Steak & Bar is one of Miaim's hottest restaurants where Australian chef, Arron Brooks, serves prime steaks and some surprise specials like kangaroo empanadas.

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