The 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Miami Beach
Whether you’re planning a visit to Miami from out of town, or you’re a resident planning a stay-cation, there are lots of wonderful hotels and resorts to choose from. Below are my five favorite hotels, all of which I highly recommend to anyone looking to relax and get pampered in Miami Beach.
Hotel #1: The Setai– Situated in the heart of the lively Art Deco District, this upscale, suite-only hotel is on the ocean, walking distance from Lincoln Road and surrounded by great shops and restaurants. This hotel has an exotic Asian-inspired décor with stunning teak accents throughout. The Setai has three outdoor pools, a private beach, a world-renowned spa, and a couple restaurants that range from casual to high-end. Here, you will feel like you’re living a dream as you gaze at the ocean from your suite window or lounging in a beach chair, cocktail in hand!
Hotel #2: Soho Beach House– While this hotel doubles as an exclusive member’s only club, luckily as a hotel guest you can have access to all of the amenities that members enjoy. This ultra-chic, European-styled hotel has a top-of-the-line spa, gym, screening room, two outdoor pools, three restaurants, and a private beach. Furthermore, the service is impeccable. On the beach, you’ll get fully catered to as they set your umbrella in place to your liking, bring you food and drinks and they even bring water to clean the sand off of your feet. This hotel will allow you to totally disconnect from reality and doze off into paradise.
Hotel #3: 1 Hotel South Beach– This environmentally-conscious Miami Beach hotel is both a natural sanctuary and swanky retreat at the same time, a progressive and beautiful mix all the same. Covered in organic elements including living plant walls, reclaimed driftwood, stone, tree stumps, succulent designs, and all neutral-toned colors, this earthy, yet sophisticated haven will soothe your spirit and mind. Your body will also benefit from the four outdoors pools, rooftop bar, high-end restaurant, fitness center and stunning beach. Relished from either from your room, the rooftop bar or from the actual beach, the spectacular ocean views will show you what Miami Beach is all about!
Hotel #4: Faena Hotel– Completed last December, the Faena Hotel was built with opulence and splendor in mind. The lobby is adorned with wall-to-ceiling painted murals and gold-leafed columns. Step outside and you’ll see an unbelievable 24-karat gold-covered woolly mammoth skeleton, an outdoor pool and Faena Playa, and 100,00 square foot beach. Additionally, the hotel boasts three ritzy eateries, two posh bars, a cabaret theater, a fitness center and decadent spa. This genuinely fabulous hotel has really stepped up the level of luxury in Miami Beach.
Hotel #5: The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort– Located across the street from the upscale Bal Harbour Shops, this elegant hotel is the definition of comfortable indulgence. A fusion of classic and contemporary styles, this delightful destination offers only the finest rooms and amenities featuring a white sand beach, two outdoor pools with private cabanas, a fitness center, a beautiful full-service spa, highly refined restaurant, a more casual bar and grill by the ocean and an impressive wine cellar. Whether you want to go out on the town, relax at the resort, or do a little bit of both, you will surely have the time of your life at The St. Regis!