Miami Beach is a vibrant art and culture scene with world-class dining and miles of sunny beaches. Here are some of the most iconic oceanfront resorts in Greater Miami & Miami Beach.Less
For the eco-conscious traveler, 1 Hotel South Beach offers the perfect getaway. This stylish oasis is a LEED silver-certified retreat mindfully designed to feel like a natural space. The elevated pool deck offers gorgeous ocean views, three pools and two dining options — a light lunch from The Sandbox or vegan fare from Plnthouse. Watch the sunset from the rooftop swimming pool and enjoy cocktails from Watr at the Rooftop.
Faena is the brainchild of visionary hotelier Alan Faena; this eponymous hotel is an exquisite escape on Miami Beach in a luxuriant color palette of red, gold and animal print. The hotel is well-known for curating a lavish experience with sumptuously styled rooms and beach attendants that roll out the red carpet for guests, offering to clean their sunglasses, provide sunscreen, and even wash the sand off their feet.
Situated inside a historic mid-century modern, The Miami Beach EDITION has retained the property’s throwback charm and blended it with modern luxury. The poolscape features a grassy lawn with two swimming pools and a pool bar, Tropicale, located inside a cabana with plush cushions for lounging. Out on the beach, stylish black-and-white striped lounge chairs and umbrellas greet you for an afternoon on the ocean.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach has become a prominent resort in part thanks to Hollywood films like Goldfinger, legendary singers like Frank Sinatra, and an iconic nightclub. Designed by architect Morris Lapidus in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach oozes Miami Modern style with curvilinear lines, original bowtie tile in the lobby and one of the most lavish oceanfront poolscapes around.
Boasting an oversized oceanfront swimming pool tucked away from public view, W South Beach is a favorite hideaway for the celebrity set. Relax beneath bright pink and white umbrellas where beach attendants know how to provide VIP treatment. Have cocktails and fine wine delivered straight to your beach chair or dine-in at one of two celebrated restaurants — a celebrity favorite, Mr. Chow, or RWSB offering Tuscan-inspired cuisine.
The Loews Miami Beach Hotel is a family-friendly resort offering a lavish lagoon-style oceanfront swimming pool, and fun activities for kids. The SOBE Kids Club is an interactive clubhouse featuring a craft area, video games and a Rec Room for teens. The resort features several dining options, including the poolside Nautilus Bar & Grill, and is only a block south of the famous walkable shopping area, Lincoln Road Mall.
At 40 stories high, The Setai is one of the tallest buildings in Miami Beach, looming over the Atlantic Ocean. This boutique hotel draws inspiration from Asian cultures for a minimalist approach to design. The poolscape features three parallel swimming pools that lead to The Ocean Grill, an open-air dining experience with ocean views. At Jaya, another Setai culinary experience, guests can enjoy a jazz brunch on Sundays.
A rare example of Florida-Georgian architecture, The Betsy – South Beach is a chic oceanfront retreat in the heart of Miami Beach. The hotel is home to the "The Betsy Orb," a sculpture that serves as a functional bridge connecting the two Betsy buildings. Public artworks are displayed inside the Orb and can be viewed in the alleyway. Also, enjoy a rooftop pool, yoga on the skyline deck or fusion cuisine LT Steak & Seafood.
SLS South Beach is a chic seaside retreat featuring guest rooms conceptualized by the trendsetting designer Philippe Starck. Starck turned to the hedonistic tastes of 18th-century French aristocrats for inspiration, while Lenny Kravitz drew inspiration from his travels and musical career in designing two penthouses. The stylish Hyde beach club is equally extravagant, featuring pool parties and gourmet cuisine.