When it’s time to kick back, relax, and treat yourself to a break away from the real world for a few days, there’s only one place that brings the food, the culture, the sunshine, the luxury, and of course, the heat: Miami. As one of the most well-loved travel destinations in the U.S., Miami offers dozens of world-class resorts that don’t spare any expense when it comes to making your experience in the Magic City an unforgettable one.
Check out our top picks for beach resorts in Miami.
#1 Thompson Miami Beach
It’s an oceanfront boutique hotel with a reputation as one of Miami’s best beach resorts. If the rooms with 360 degree balcony views aren’t enough to entice you, perhaps the pools – and their swim-up bars – will be. With everything you need to relax in one convenient place, the Thompson offers a number of accommodations for any visitor.Rejuvenate your mind and body with a visit to the spa’s top floor open-air spa, or swim a few laps in the hotel’s large pool. Additionally, if you’re looking to get involved in Miami nightlife, the Thompson offers weekly events presented by the hotel, including live music and pool parties.
And when you’re hungry, you can enjoy a relaxed casual dining experience at the hotel’s own Seagrape restaurant, or step out and explore any number of nearby cafes, restaurants, and boutiques on Lincoln Road.
Prices start around $200/night on the lower end, however there are lots of extras – like breakfast and valet parking – you can tack on for a few more dollars. You can head to the Thompson’s website for more information, discounts, and special offers.
#2 Mondrian South Beach Hotel
Hands down, the Mondrian South Beach offers one of the most exclusive and upscale experiences available in Miami. From cocktails, spa treatments, and private cabanas (and this is just the pool area we’re talking about), the Mondrian simply can’t be outdone, and offers an unbeatable experience for those wishing to spend a few days pampering themselves in the lap of luxury. If you can tear yourself away from the hotel’s generous accommodations, the nearby Biscayne Bay offers a variety of water sports, including jet skis, kayaks, boating, and canoes.
Prices begin at around $250/night.
#3 The Savoy
No list of the best beach resorts in Miami is complete without at least one art deco hotel. Boutique hotels are a historic trademark of Miami, and The Savoy is a stand-out among them. Swim laps in two large pools that take you on a gently meandering journey through swaying palms and foliage, lounge in a poolside cabana, and enjoy in-room spa treatments when you book your stay at the Savoy.
Prices start at around $250/night.
#4 Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach
This 74-room Art Deco hotel has anything and everything a visitor would need to make their stay in Miami an unforgettable one. Rooms with beautiful ocean views, rooftop hydrotherapy and spa treatments, a large pool surrounded by plush lounging chairs, and the world-class Traymore restaurant, the award-winning Metropolitan by COMO has been a top choice among travelers for several years running.
Prices begin around $369/night.
#5 Z Ocean Hotel, South Beach
With its own spa, rooftop suites, and a pool that enables visitors in one hallway to view swimmers through the skylights above them, this hotel is not unlike a place Agent 007 would stay during his downtime. Nestled in one of Miami’s upscale neighborhoods, everything from Urban Outfitters to Armani Exchange stores is just a few steps outside the hotel’s front door. Enjoy in-room spa services, unparalleled ocean views, and unmatched luxurious accommodations.
Prices start around $270/night.
#6 Miami Beach Resort and Spa
If you’re looking for a bigger, bolder, grander atmosphere, look no further. Just steps away from sugar sand beaches and glittering ocean waters, Miami Beach Resort and Spa offers 424 elegant suites and guest rooms. This hotel offers rooms with breathtaking ocean and city views, and plenty of diversions such as jet skiing, parasailing, a beautiful beachfront to lounge on and a generous pool to relax in. Step outside the hotel and you’ll find museums, world-class dining, and trendy boutiques and salons all within a few minutes’ walk.
Prices start around $202/night.
#7 Shore Club South Beach Hotel
If you’re into staying in a hotel that offers everything you need without requiring you to step foot off the property, Shore Club is the place for you. Enjoy lounging in the pool or one of the many luxurious poolside cabanas, each with their own delicate chandelier, flowing curtains, and plush furniture. Enjoy decadent fare from Terezza or world-class sushi from Nobu, both within the hotel. Or experience Miami’s signature nightlife while sipping a cocktail among the sensual atmosphere and breathtaking views in the hotel’s very own Skybar. With different DJs and events every week, as well as you’ll never get bored at the Shore Club.
Prices begin around $239/night
#8 Grand Beach Hotel
This family-friendly hotel offers two large pools, two hot tubs, beach access, and several bars and restaurants, there are plenty of diversions for solo travelers, couples, and families. Each suite offers two gorgeous marble bathrooms, private balconies, and floor to ceiling windows with heart-stopping ocean and city views. Additionally, this hotel sits at the doorstep of the South Beach, so if it’s action and nightlife you’re looking for, you won’t have to go too far at all.
Prices start around $239/night
#9 Hotel W, South Beach
With locations in metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., Hotel W always does an amazing job with flawless, cutting-edge presentation, top-of-the-line service, and unbeatable features. Known for its slightly offbeat, Warholian aesthetics, trendy travelers flock to the W Hotel by the thousands. World-class dining, buzzing bars and lounges, rooftop basketball and tennis, unbeatable beach views, and the largest suites and guest rooms in the South Beach? You’ll find it all and more right here at the W Hotel.
Prices begin around $407
#10 The Beacon Hotel
If a packed mega-resort isn’t your scene, this small yet chic and modern boutique hotel combines classic architecture with trendy décor. However, this hotel offers more than just stylish accommodations. When you stay at The Beacon Hotel, you can look forward to:
- Rooftop access
- Valet laundry/parking services
- Complimentary drop off at the Port of Miami when you purchase a cruise package
- Complimentary transportation to American Airlines Arena with the purchase of a Game Day Package
- Beach access as well as beach chairs and towels in every room
Additionally, the hotel offer it’s very own restaurant, The Place, for nights when you’d rather stay put than dine out. Rooms start around $223/night, but prices may vary depending on the season and how far in advance you choose to book.