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Miami’s 4 most incredible hotels

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Premium amenities, breathtaking beach views, and aesthetic grandeur – all are the common features of the best luxury hotels in Miami Beach. These qualities lure residents and tourists alike, including celebrities and sports superstars.

To know the favorite vacation accommodations in the area, here are our top picks from the most famous hotel in Miami:


  2. 1 Hotel South Beach
    2341 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL

    Sustainable yet premium, this eco-luxury retreat features reclaimed wood, organic linens, and an impressive 100-meter living wall. Stay in any of the 400+ guest rooms with oak beds and soak your worries away in marble tubs or under rainfall showers. Choose your recreational amenities including direct beach access, multiple swimming pools, a full-service spa, and various dining rooms. Sample the vegan entrées at the poolside eatery or the Japanese-Peruvian dishes at the rooftop restaurant, Watr. 1 Hotel South Beach is located on the border between South Beach and Mid-Beach, which keeps you close to the finest things in Miami. There’s also a Tesla car service you can book if you’re going anywhere within a three-mile radius.


  4. Faena Hotel Miami Beach Resort
    3201 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL

    The Faena District of Mid-Beach is home to upmarket residences and hubs of culture, fashion, and the arts. At the heart of this vibrant destination is the quaintly opulent Faena Hotel Miami Beach. With features designed by director Baz Luhrmann, the hotel clearly channels “Moulin Rouge,” the director’s most celebrated movie. Expect the film’s bold colors to give the indoor and outdoor spaces an energetic vibe. Trademark red-and-white striped umbrellas beckon guests to lounge by the pool or the beach. Accents like the 24-karat gold mammoth (recalling the elephant-shaped boudoir in the movie and an opium den during the heydey of the actual cabaret) and velvet drapes exude decadence. Be sure to check out the shows at the Faena Theater, which is decked like a European opera house. Grab a bite at the raved-about Los Fuegos restaurant. And, after all your merry-making, retreat at the five-star spa called Tierra Santa Healing House.


  6. Delano South Beach Boutique Hotel
    1685 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL

    If you’re looking for a smaller hotel that’s just as luxurious as the bigger models, consider staying in the bright and airy Delano South Beach Boutique Hotel designed by French designer Philip Starck. It has stood for decades and was renovated in 1995. What makes the hotel stand out is the lobby designed to look and feel like a runway framed by floor-to-ceiling curtains. Explore a whimsical backyard with oversized chess pieces and mismatched seating areas, said to be inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” The expansive oceanfront infinity pool surrounded by rows of cabanas is another standout. If you’re not lounging in these spots, hang out at the Rose Bar or Leynia restaurant, an Argentinian grill. Or, simply relax in the rooms with all-white furnishings accented with greenery.


  8. Fisher Island Club and Resort
    1 Fisher Island Drive, Miami, FL

    The Fisher residential island is accessible by ferry for members only. It features an exclusive boutique hotel set around a 1920s William Vanderbilt mansion. It’s perfect for getaways without crowds, and your needs will be promptly attended to by the in-house service staff. Outside the luxurious accommodations, play golf, or tennis in one of 18 courts. Then, explore the six gourmet dining venues in the resort, including a steakhouse and a restaurant that serves elegant Mediterranean dishes.

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