Miami is a city that has long been known for its art deco architecture. From the iconic South Beach to the historic Art Deco District, Miami is home to some of the most stunning examples of art deco design in the world. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the view, or you’re looking for an opportunity to explore and appreciate this unique form of architecture, Miami has it all. From boutique hotels with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and restaurants with open-air terraces overlooking Ocean Drive, to galleries filled with vibrant works of art and historic landmarks from a bygone era – there’s something for everyone in Miami’s art deco scene. We take a look at some of Miami’s best art deco hotels.
5* Faena Hotel Miami Beach
This art-deco hotel has been given a theatrical makeover when Baz Luhrmann got involved as creative Director, with its own cabaret troupe and theatre! You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time, with luxury art deco touches throughout. Located on the beach, some rooms have ocean views. There are also 4 restaurants and 3 bars and a beach club to while away the days.
4* The Marlin
This art-deco boutique hotel has become a South Beach icon, close to the beach, shopping and nightlife that the area is famous for. The modern interior retains some art deco touches. Rooms have contemporary furnishings, with large rainfall showers and luxury toiletries. The award-winning restaurant offers Italian food and cocktails.
3* Cavalier Hotel South Beach
Originally built in 1936, this boutique hotel is located on Ocean Drive, close to the beach. Rooms are modern, with tones of wood and stone. Lunch or dinner can be taken in the Ocean Bistro restaurant which has an outdoor patio, and there’s a bar to take a cocktail or two.
4* National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort
Located on the beach, this legendary hotel is famed for its huge pool and vintage art deco travel-themed rooms and it oozes vintage glamour. The pool has cabanas and guests can indulge in poolside yoga. Dining options range from the poolside bar and grill to Mareva 1939, a Spanish restaurant as well as two bars.
4* Gale Hotel
Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the Gale is steps from Miami Beach and has become a South Beach nightlife icon. It oozes art deco glamour, with chic rooms, and stylish bathrooms. The rooftop infinity pool is perfect during the daytime, playing music that can also be heard with views out to the ocean. Live music takes place at the bar.
4* The Betsy
An elegantly designed beachfront hotel on Ocean Drive. Luxury furnishings and marble bathrooms await guests in the rooms, and around the hotel, there are many artworks and a library which radiate old-school glamour. There’s a courtyard and rooftop pool to lounge around and dining options include a Trattoria and an American restaurant.
4* The Plymouth South Beach
A gorgeous luxury boutique hotel that retains its art deco vibes. Soak up the sun at the art deco pool or the hotel’s private beach. The famous Blue-Ribbon Sushi bar and grill is in the lobby, as well as casual poolside dining in the Plymouth Café. There’s also a complimentary golf cart shuttle service around South Beach within a mile of the hotel.
4* Hotel Victor
An upscale hotel with a beach house vibe in the art deco district, that’s in the heart of the South Beach action. Amenities include a spa, gym and pool with cabanas. Its outdoor terraces are perfect to relax, and two dining options. Guestrooms have a mix of classic and modern styles, with natural fabrics and neutral tones.
4* SLS Hotel South Beach
A hotel for those who are looking for a trendy hotel with a party vibe in the heart of South Beach. With design features by Phillipe Stark and Lenny Kravitz, the hotel has some undeniable style. The pool scene here is en-point, with a guest pool and the lively Hyde Beach pool, the place to be seen at its day club and evening lounge.
4* Shelbourne South Beach
An original art deco hotel dating back to the 40s, the hotel features ocean views, a stylish interior and plenty to keep guests entertained inside and out. The heated serviced pool has cabanas, palm trees and an original 1950s diving board. Dining options include casual cafés to more upscale dining in the Drawing Room.