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Updated: March 29, 2022

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New Hotels on Map: Esmé • The Ritz-Carlton • KAYAK • The Goodtime Hotel • Kimpton Palomar • The Balfour • Moxy • THesis • Hotel Indigo • Berkeley Park

1. Esmé – South Beach

Sumptuous looking hotel room with colorful tapestry on the wall and custom tilework on the floor.

  • Open November 2021.
  • Located across eight buildings spanning the south side of pedestrian-only Española Way, in a 1927 Spanish-Mediterranean revival building that originally housed an the “Spanish Village” artist colony. 5-Minute walk to the beach.
  • 145 guest rooms, small but chic, feature rich decor elements like a deep jewel toned palette, textured mahogany, and gold accents. All rooms sleep 2; a crib can be accommodated in some rooms, available by request.
  • Stylish and private boutique hotel with a luxury bohemian vibe. Entirely charming, with restored original details and bespoke details like hand painted, hand carved walls and a rustic whitewashed exterior breezeway connecting the hotel spaces.
  • Five original food and beverage concepts include The Drexel, helmed by the team behind the Design Districts’s acclaimed Mandolin; Tropezón, an Andalusian-style gin and tapas bar; pub-style Bar Pintxo, offering a modern take on a Spanish pintxo bar; and El Salon – a sophisticated spot for small bites, morning coffee, and evening cocktails.
  • The Roof at Esmé is a series of four connecting rooftop terraces featuring a bar and restaurant, a small pool with swanky cabanas (open to hotel guests only), and a wellness space.
  • Beach access and chairs offered for guests.
  • No spa.
  • Private, on-site parking is available for a daily fee; valet parking is offered.
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  • +1 (305) 809-8050 • Hotel Website
  • Check prices for Esmé Miami Beach

2. The Ritz-Carlton – South Beach

  • Reopened January 2020, after a multi-year, $90 million renovation.
  • Located on the corner of Lincoln Road and Collins Ave. in the Art Deco District, right in the middle of the South Beach action.
  • 376 guest rooms and suites in a 1950s Art Deco building. Rooms are bright and stylish, with custom millwork and enhanced soundproofing that ensures a quiet night’s sleep. Rooms sleep 3 to 4 guests and offer Atlantic Ocean, South Beach and pool views.
  • Design throughout the hotels is inspired by the building’s Art Deco roots, including in the gorgeous and grand lobby space featuring plush furnishings and a sumptuous vintage bar.
  • Four drinking and dining options include a stunning Art Deco lobby cocktail bar; inside-outside Latin-inspired restaurant, Fuego y Mar; the French Mediterranean-inspired Bagatelle; and the oceanfront DiLido Beach Club.
  • Guests with Club Lounge access enjoy dedicated concierge service, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack, and dessert buffets, and champagne, beer, wine, and cocktail fixings throughout the day – all complimentary and with a view.
  • Large outdoor pool, with adjacent hot tub, ocean view, and private cabanas.
  • 24-hour fitness center with treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines, free weights, stability balls, resistance bands, yoga mats, 60-minute daily outdoor fitness classes, and more.
  • Holistic wellness spa, offering the only Timeless Capsule available in the U.S.: a specially-designed capsule-like space designed to offer maximum treatment in minimum time.
  • 20,000 sq ft of events space, including a 10,000 sq ft ballroom.
  • Ritz Kids program offers a kids’ menu for poolside and in-room dining, as well as fun, kid-friendly experiences for guests aged 5 to 12.
  • Valet parking is available.
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  • +1 (786) 276-4000 • Hotel Website
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3. KAYAK – South Beach

  • Open April 2021.
  • Located in a quieter pocket of South Beach, along the canal near Collins Park and just a few blocks from the beach.
  • 52 Rooms and suites in a landmarked 1934 Art Deco building. Rooms range from cozy kings to 2-bedroom suites. All feature rainfall showers, in-room Dripkit pour-over coffee, and Le Labo bath products.
  • Tech-forward boutique hotel owned by the popular online travel aggregator company. Self check-in is offered in the lobby via tablet kiosk, and an app offers virtual self check-in and checkout, keyless entry, contactless room upgrades, instant access Open Table restaurant reservations, and 24-hour access to hotel staff and support. Rooms have bluetooth Marshall speakers and connected TVs.
  • The décor vibe is tropical boho-chic meets Art Deco, with rattan furnishings and an sophisticated earth-toned palette.
  • Wrap-around public rooftop area, with pool and bar/lounge.
  • Indoor-outdoor Middle Eastern restaurant overlooking the Collins canal.
  • Complimentary beach bike rental.
  • No spa.
  • Secure public parking is available nearby for a daily fee.
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  • +1 (844) 419-0192 • Hotel Website
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4. The Goodtime Hotel – South Beach

Pool deck with pink tile and cabanas, and large green plastic palm leaves

  • Open April 2021.
  • Located over an entire block in South Beach, one block away from the SoFi neighborhood and a short walk to the ocean.
  • 266 rooms, ranging from space-saving Queen rooms to 1-bedroom King Suites with separate living areas. Guest rooms are on the small side, but are well-designed with blackout drapes, bright leopard prints, and pink rotary phones.
  • Whimsical Art Deco design, with cheery décor meant to invoke a Wes Anderson film: think a pastel palette, hand-painted murals, animal prints, and designer rattan furniture.
  • Owned by singer/songwriter/producer/designer Pharrell Williams and hospitality guru David Grutman.
  • Expansive 3rd floor Strawberry Moon pool club with 2 pools, indoor-outdoor restaurant, 2 open-air bars, DJ booth (helmed by such high profile DJs as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Black Coffee), and private cabanas.
  • All-day terrace cafe.
  • Unique indoor/outdoor MyBeast fitness center with Peloton bikes, Technogym equipment, and weekend yoga and fitness classes.
  • No spa.
  • Valet parking is available for a daily fee.
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  • +1 (786) 687-0234 • Hotel Website
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5. Kimpton Palomar – South Beach

Padded sun beds and a private cabana sit next to a rooftop pool backed by palm trees and a city skyline.

  • Open March 2020.
  • Located in South Beach’s vibrant and walkable Sunset Harbour neighborhood on Collins canal, a few blocks from Biscayne Bay.
  • 96 Rooms and suites over 5 stories, many with private balconies that overlook Biscayne Bay or spacious neighborhood-view terraces.
  • Unique building design meant to resemble a yacht. Sleek and refined décor, with a fresh and nautically-inspired color palette, interior design, and overall ambiance.
  • All-day, indoor/outdoor Northern Italian restaurant offering small plates, house-made pastas, prime meats, and fresh seafood.
  • 6,000-square-foot, two-tier rooftop bar and pool with city and Biscayne Bay views.
  • Complimentary transfers and beach access including two beach chairs and two beach towels.
  • The lobby features complimentary coffee by Panther Coffee, as well as a hosted evening wine hour.
  • 24-Hour state-of-the-art fitness center with Precor machines, free weights, yoga mats and balance balls.
  • Wellness Concierge service offers guests discounted or complimentary fitness classes at local wellness-related partners in the neighborhood.
  • No spa, but in-room spa treatments can be booked through the concierge.
  • Complimentary bike rental, in-room yoga mats, and kick-scooter (and helmet) rental for kids.
  • Very pet-friendly; no size or weight restrictions, no additional fees, complimentary pet amenities, and a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques.
  • Secure on-site valet parking is available.
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  • +1 (786) 628-2000 • Hotel Website
  • Check prices for Kimpton Palomar South Beach

6. The Balfour – South Beach

Hotel bed with wooden frame, with rattan sofa and desk

  • Reopened June 2021, after an extensive renovation.
  • Located in South Beach’s quiter SoFi neighborhood, an easy 2-block walk to the beach or the action on 5th Street.
  • 82 rooms and suites, spread across two Art-Deco-style buildings (one vintage 1940, the other new construction) connected by an open-air courtyard. Rooms are compact but comfortable, with walnut furnishings and personalized, homey touches.
  • The hotel offers a comfortably luxurious vintage vibe, reminiscent of Old Miami.
  • Elevated outdoor plunge pool with underwater window.
  • Charming outdoor spaces include a wrap-around porch and breezy courtyard.
  • Two rooftop sundecks offer 365º views of Miami Beach and the ocean.
  • The lobby lounge and bar offers breakfast, dinner, and cocktails daily, and adds a lunch menu on the weekend.
  • In-house Mehzcla restaurant serves a Latin-fusion menu daily from 7:30am to 10pm.
  • Two beach loungers and towels offered per room.
  • No spa, no fitness center.
  • Valet parking is offered.
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  • +1 (305) 538-1055 • Hotel Website
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7. Moxy – South Beach

  • Open February 2021.
  • Located in the heart of the Art Deco district, just two blocks from Ocean Drive.
  • Colorful Marriott-branded resort hotel with 202 rooms over 8 stories; King rooms sleep 2, Double Queen or Bunk rooms sleep 4. Guest rooms are efficiently-designed, with floor-to-ceiling windows, terrazzo tiled floors, and vibrant artwork.
  • Décor throughout the hotel is playful, pairing an Art Deco framework with Miami Modernism furnishings and colorful murals and textiles.
  • Four food-and-beverage outlets: 2nd-floor terrace Mexican restaurant Serena, Retro Cuban-themed lobby bar, all-day lobby bodega and taco stand, and an a rooftop bar on the 8th floor. A ground floor seafood/raw bar restaurant and mezcal lounge will both open in April 2022.
  • Two pools: One 2nd floor terrace swimming pool, featuring private cabanas and service from Serena restaurant, and an 8th-floor rooftop lounging pool with panoramic views of the ocean and skyline.
  • The hotel’s beach hut on South Beach offers 2 complimentary beach chairs per bedroom.
  • 24-hour indoor-outdoor gym, featuring treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bike, and free weights
  • Rooftop lounge with outdoor movie screen and deck games.
  • Contactless check-in is available through the hotel’s app or self-service kiosks.
  • Complimentary bike rental.
  • No spa.
  • Private parking is available on site for a fee.
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  • +1 (305) 600-4292 • Hotel Website
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8. THesis – Coral Gables

  • Open October 2020.
  • Located in Coral Gables, across the street from the University of Miami and adjacent to the Mahi Waterway.
  • 245 guest rooms. Rooms are sleek and contemporary, with design-forward furnishings and whimsical artwork. Rooms sleep 1-4 guests, and adjoining guest rooms are available for all room types. Suites add kitchenettes and a dining table for 6; the 1,150 sq ft penthouse suite has unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay.
  • Décor is modern, with a neutral earthy palette accented by live greenery.
  • Two on-site dining options led by award-winning chef Niven Patel: one serving American bistro fare, one offering an island-inspired menu and fruit-forward cocktails.
  • 3rd floor rooftop features a terrace lounge with live music, cocktails, and small bites, as well as a pool deck with sun beds, open daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Pet-friendly, with welcome amenities and a park across the street that’s perfect for dog-walking. (Pet fee applies.)
  • 24-Hour fitness center with Matrix-brand equipment. Hotel guests also receive complimentary access to weekend outdoor group yoga classes from Green Monkey Yoga, held on site.
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the University of Miami and Douglas Road Metrorail station, and Life Time Coral Gables.
  • 6,500 square feet of meeting and events space.
  • No spa, but guests receive a discount at a spa facility nearby.
  • Valet and self-parking are both available for an additional fee.
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  • +1 (305) 667-5611 • Hotel Website
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9. Hotel Indigo – Brickell

  • Open March 2021.
  • Located south of the Miami River on SW 11th Street in Mary Brickell Village, amid great restaurants, bars, and shopping, and adjacent to the Miami Metromover – a free service that links downtown and Brickell area.
  • 140 guest rooms and 43 suites showcase local artwork and unique circular rugs that reference Miami Circle archaeological site, located nearby, that was once home to the indigenous Tequesta people. Rooms sleep 2 to 4.
  • This modern design hotel’s concrete Brutalist concrete is contrasted by rich wood and a vibrant palette of blue and yellow. A mosaic theme and custom tilework features throughout the hotel.
  • All-day restaurant Mosaico Kitchen and Bar offers pan-Latin Miami cuisine.
  • 6th-Floor sun terrace with outdoor pool
  • Pet friendly, with deposit.
  • Poolside 24-hour indoor fitness center, featuring cardio equipment, weight machines, free-weights, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views over downtown to the ocean.
  • No spa.
  • Valet parking in a secure on-site lot is available for a daily fee. No self-parking.
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  • +1 (305) 860-3874 • Hotel Website
  • Check prices for Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell

10. Berkeley Park – South Beach

  • Open April 2021.
  • Located in the Collins Park “Arts Corridor,” near art museums and the Convention Center; just two blocks from the beach.
  • 80 Rooms and suites in a 1936 Mediterranean-style building. Rooms are bright and spacious, sleeping 2 to 4 guests, with floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary furnishing.
  • The hotel’s public areas are sleek and airy, including a charming inner garden courtyard.
  • 2,070 sq ft rooftop deck with swimming pool and great views of of the Miami Beach’s skyline.
  • In-house Mediterranean restaurant.
  • Beach club with two loungers offered per room.
  • No spa, no fitness center.
  • On-site valet parking is available.
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  • +1 (877) 892-7275 • Hotel Website
  • Check prices for Berkeley Park Hotel

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