In one of South Florida's poshest neighborhoods, the former ONE Bal Harbour exudes contemporary beachfront luxury design with decadent mahogany-floor guest rooms featuring large terraces with panoramic views of the water and city, over-the-top bathrooms with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, and LCD TVs built into the bathroom mirrors. Suites have fully equipped kitchens with cooktops, microwaves, convection ovens, dishwashers, and refrigerators. The northwest corner suites have some of the best views in Miami. Split your afternoons between the outdoors—enjoying the pool and 750 feet of beachfront—and the hotel's lavish, 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center.
Rooms and suites all boast either full or partial ocean views and 10-foot high windows that open onto balconies. All rooms are furnished with mahogany beds and work spaces, a coffee maker, and Bose sound system. Retreat to your room via private elevator.
Be sure to take advantage of your morning newspaper and bottled water so you can stay in the know and hydrated.
Bathrooms feature large windows with soaking bathtubs with ocean views. Enjoy Asprey bath amenities an in-mirror TV so you can catch up with the news while primping for the day.
The art deco lobby is decorated in rich gold and brown tones. On the small side, the lobby looks out to the ocean and leads to the bars and restaurants.
A freeform pool curves along a path filled with chase lounges and rattan seats for two. Just beyond, lies the beach.
The 10,000 square foot Exhale Bal Harbour spa features waterfront treatment suites that feature ocean and nature sounds to relax by. The spa offers a couples suite and special bridesmaids' packages.
The fitness center also offers barre classes and core fusion barre and yoga classes.
Artisan Beach House offers continental food with a beautiful water view. Global plates are made with local ingredients. On Sunday, the restaurant offers a lavish brunch.
Artisan Beach House offers cocktails and the pool bar serves drinks daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The best way to get to South Beach, Design District, and Miami's museums is by car car service.
Le Zoo (10-minute walk) is restaurateur Stephen Starr's vision of a French bistro. It's a perfect place for people watching over a glass of wine and steak frites. The Palm (5-minute drive) serves steak and seafood in a classic old-school setting.
St Regis Bar (5-minute walk) offers classic cocktails and an extensive wine selection. The Diplomat's lobby bar (10-minute drive) is a lively hub of activity. Seek out the hidden karaoke rooms at Monkitail's secret lounge.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Understated elegance in Miami's most exclusive neighborhood.