The Best Hotels in Miami

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Updated: November 19, 2023
By Santorini Dave

My Favorite Hotels in Miami

• Miami Beach: Setai
• Downtown: Four Seasons
• For Couples: East Miami
• For Families: Loews Miami Beach
• Hotel Pool: 1 Hotel South Beach
• Near Airport: Sheraton
• Best Water Park: JW Marriott

The 9 Best Hotels & Resorts in Miami

1. Four Seasons Miami

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool in Miami.
Hotel Phone: 305-358-3535
Five-star high rise hotel near Biscayne Bay in the upscale Brickell neighborhood. Among the great amenities here are two gorgeous outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and incredible on-site dining options that include a farm-to-table steakhouse, a garden terrace, and Latin-American-fusion poolside cuisine. This hotel is family-friendly with welcome treats and bespoke activities for kids, unlimited group fitness classes for the adults, and complimentary car service for all.
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2. Mandarin Oriental

Luxury hotel on Miami waterfront.
Hotel Phone: 305-913-8288
The only luxury hotel on tony Brickell Key, with fantastic water and Miami skyline views. Spacious guest rooms and suites are modern, beachy, and elegant, and feature high ceilings and marble bathrooms. There’s a day spa, multiple dining options, and a gorgeous infinity pool with butler service. Its across-the-water location is close to fine dining and luxury shopping, but provides a quiet and calm that’s harder to come by in the buzzy city center.
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3. 1 Hotel South Beach

Miami hotel with large pool.
Hotel Phone: 833-625-3111
Five-star historic retreat on a private beach. Rooms and suites are spacious and modern, dressed in warm neutrals and high-end materials; two-bedroom suites sleep up to six. Guests can choose from the hotel’s four fantastic pools (one is adults-only) and eight distinct dining options that range from coastal-inspired health food to Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Their Seedlings child-care center is open Thursday to Sunday for 4-10 year olds, and their luxurious beach club and serene wellness spa are open daily.
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4. St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

5-star hotel in Miami with view.
Hotel Phone: 305-993-3300
Posh, five-star oceanfront beach resort. All elegantly-appointed rooms and suites face the ocean and have private furnished balconies and marble bathrooms; some suites add kitchenettes and dining space – the largest suite sleeps ten. In addition to their pristine beach, the St. Regis has two infinity pools, an award-winning spa, world-class dining, and kid’s club for ages 4-12. Impeccable service, too. Located directly across from high-end Bal Harbour Shops, just minutes from South Beach.
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5. The Setai

Miami resort on beach.
Hotel Phone: 305-520-6000
Stunning and serene luxury hotel on Miami Beach in the Art Deco District. Guest rooms and suites feature sleek and contemporary Asian-influenced décor, with rich, warm wood tones and luxurious materials. The elegant restaurants here are Asian and Mediterranean in influence, the peaceful day spa is Swiss; the gorgeous bar courtyard surrounds a tranquil pond. All this plus three infinity pools, complimentary on-site bike rental, beautifully-landscaped gardens, and top-notch service.
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6. Loews Miami Beach

Miami hotel on South Beach.
Hotel Phone: 305-604-1601
Luxury beachfront hotel in the Art Deco District. All rooms and suites are dressed in sleek and airy decor and feature luxury linens and amenities; many have oceanfront balconies. There are five dining options on site, ranging from a quaint café/ice cream parlor to an award-winning seafood restaurant. A fantastic pool, full-treatment spa and salon, on-site shopping, fitness center, complimentary beach sport amenities, and great kids club make this a fun option for the entire family.
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7. EAST Miami

Miami hotel with view.
Hotel Phone: 305-712-7000
Excellent four-star design hotel in the upscale Brickell neighborhood. Accommodations range from classic king rooms to three-bedroom suites that sleep seven; all have art-forward minimalist decor, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end amenities, and balconies with views of the city or sea. Among the hotels offerings are four unique pools, a cool rooftop bar, chic Latin-American restaurant and speakeasy-like lounge, and 24-hour fitness center. All set within a neighborhood filled with great shops and restaurants.
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8. Hyde Suites Midtown

Boutique hotel in Miami with pool
Hotel Phone: 786-899-5300
Fun modern hotel with loads to do. Active folks will find no shortage of great amenities here, from an excellent swimming pool and fitness center to an on-site tennis court and putting green. Rooms and suites are spacious, with a warm industrial aesthetic, large bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows; all have desk areas and kitchenettes. Located on the edge of Miami’s Design District in the colorful Wynwood District, with Lincoln car service provided within a 10-block radius.
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9. Biltmore Hotel

Luxury hotel in Coral Gables.
Hotel Phone: 855-311-6903
Excellent and iconic resort in Coral Gables, six miles from the center of Miami. The seemingly endless amenities here include a gorgeous pool deck with luxury cabanas, historic 18-hole golf course, on-site culinary academy, full-service spa, ten lighted tennis courts, and six elegant in-house dining options. All guest rooms feature tasteful classic décor, some suites feature balconies that overlook the resort’s 150 acres of lush tropical landscape.
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