Miami is known for its stunning beaches and luxurious hotels, making it the perfect destination for a beachfront getaway. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend escape or an exciting family holiday, there are plenty of beachfront hotels in Miami to choose from. From high-end resorts with all the amenities to more intimate, exclusive properties, here are some of our favourite beachfront hotels in Miami.
5* 1 Hotel South Beach
Set on 600 ft of Miami coastline on Collins Avenue, its location gives guests the best of all worlds. Eco-luxury is the theme here, with lush plants, natural woods and elegance in abundance and rooms are a good size for Miami. The rooftop pool with cabanas is set 18 stories above the beach, with amazing views. Dining options are beach club dining to more upscale options.
4* Fontainebleau South Beach
One of the most recognisable and biggest hotels on Miami Beach, (think Goldfinger and Scarface), this landmark hotel occupies a beautiful location in a quieter location than South Beach, although the nightclub remains a Miami hotspot. There are six outdoor pools to choose from and dining options include celebrity chefs, this stylish hotel brings a glamorous vibe.
4* Loews Miami Beach
If guests are looking for a hotel with flawless service and beautiful décor, then this will please them. Close to the art deco district and located on the beach, this family-friendly resort caters for all requirements. Home to one of Miami’s best fish restaurants, an acclaimed spa and pool with cabanas (some adult only) and day beds, it has something for everyone.
5* The Setai Miami Beach
One of the tallest buildings in Miami, this hotel offers Asian sophistication and serenity. Located directly on the beach with access to day beds, whilst in the hotel there are three infinity pools. The vibe is relaxed by day yet comes alive at night with its fashionable bar. Its two restaurants offer Asian cuisine along with Mediterranean and American-inspired food. Rooms are minimalistic, offering a sanctuary to escape.
5* W Miami
Located in downtown Miami, this luxury beachfront hotel is a great choice for those looking for a contemporary and lively stay in town. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with great city or river views, and marble bathrooms designed in the Hollywood Regency style. The pool area has a party vibe, located on the 50th floor often with guest DJs. Guests also have access to a spa and there’s a restaurant and café.
5* Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
Located on the beach south of Bal Harbour, this historic property has had celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill stay here in the past. Rooms are stylish and the hotel feels bright and modern throughout. The hotel’s champagne bar house Miami’s largest collection of Champagne. There are also three restaurants, two outdoor pools, a kids club, and a full-service marbled spa.
5* The Miami Beach Edition
A modern beachfront design hotel with spacious rooms. There are two pools in the aptly named Tropicale area with cabanas and loungers. Sandbox is an area of the beach with hammocks and low-lying beds and there’s also a beach club. In addition, the hotel has an ice-skating rink and bowling alley, nightclub and luxury spa as well as two hotel restaurants run by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
5* Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour
Set on a semi-private beach in the exclusive Bal Harbour Village, the luxury hotel offers privacy and pampering in equal measure. Each floor has just two rooms to ensure privacy for its guests and has floor-to-ceiling windows, that feel light with natural tones. There are two restaurants including a poolside and a waterfront restaurant that is popular for Sunday brunch. Kids are welcome with a kids’ welcome pack, activities and menus.
4* Grand Beach Hotel
Set on a private beach the hotel offers a more laid-back atmosphere than South Beach. Rooms here have a tranquil vibe and are spacious. Chez Gaston Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there are four other bars including an espresso and gelato bar and two pool bars. Guests can enjoy two beachfront pools and hot tubs and a 7th-floor adult-only pool. There’s also a fitness centre and daily yoga.
4* Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Set on the ocean at South Beach in the art deco district with direct beach access, the hotel features art deco vibes with a casual but sociable atmosphere. Guests can dine in two restaurants, one with a bar and outdoor seating on Collins Avenue. One of its draws is its large pool with full-service cabanas to hire, along with a pool bar. Rooms are stylish and neutral in tone.