Four Star Hotels in Miami Beach
Miami Beach is one of the world’s most popular playgrounds offering beachfront accommodations at every level of luxury. Some of the best hotels and resorts aspire to their four star rating by creating a pampering and relaxing experience for every guest. Rooms are modern and sleek, pool patios are lushly landscaped and serviced by teams of toned and tanned attendants. Spacious spas and dining rooms craft menus of tempting delights and focus on satisfying even the most finicky traveler. Competition for your travel dollar is fierce so the best hotels work 24 hours a day to be sure your stay is everything you dreamed it might be—and more!
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
A Miami Beach landmark since the 1950s, the Fontainebleau Resort & Spa provides so many luxurious amenities, it is possible to check in and enjoy a dream vacation without ever leaving the property.
With over 1,500 newly renovated guest rooms and suites overlooking the city and the sea, the hotel boasts a 40,000 square foot spa and fitness center, 11 fine dining and casual restaurants, 2 top-tier nightclubs, 10 pools with VIP cabana service, and a dedicated staff to supervise the kids so mom and dad can relax.
A multi-million dollar renovation of the legendary Morris Lapidus design added every modern luxury to each room including flat panel TVs, advanced sound systems, and 20″ iMac computers. A vast Vegas-inspired pool deck and beach club overlooks the glorious Atlantic surf where it is warm enough to swim, surf and jet ski 365 days a year.
The co-ed Lapis Spa caters to travelers and locals seeking a pampering escape, a full beauty makeover or a romantic couple’s interlude in one of 30 dedicated private treatment suites.
Celebrity chefs Alan Yau, Scott Conant and Alfred Portale worked with a team of international designers to craft lavish oceanfront dining rooms serving Asian and Italian cuisine and perfectly grilled prime beef.
The Fontainebleau attracts visitors from all over the world to LIV and ArKadia nightclubs where the biggest names in the dance music industry DJ for capacity crowds nearly every night of the week. To experience the excitement of a classic Miami Beach getaway, make plans to check into the Fontainebleau.
Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Following upon the immediate success of the Fontainebleau, the Morris Lapidus design team embarked on a second project on the golden sands of Miami Beach that captured the glamorous era of luxury travel—the Eden Roc Hotel.
After a comprehensive renovation earlier this year, the property now boasts an oceanfront tower that brings over 600 state of the art guest rooms and suites to the stunning resort. Business travelers enjoy over 46,000 square feet of fully-wired meeting space and 28 separate rooms for conferences. Rooms feature flat panel HDTVs, iPod stations and WiFi plus spa-inspired bathrooms, floating staircases and oceanfront balconies.
The hotel is built directly on the beach with city-facing rooms enjoying an unobstructed view of the Intracoastal Waterway and the lavish celebrity mansions that are some of Miami Beach’s most desired addresses.
Spa suites are currently available until the opening of a full-service ELLE spa in the winter of 2011. A multi-level pool deck features a quiet, heated infinity edge adult pool and a kid-friendly garden pool with whirlpool jetted tubs that overlook the Atlantic surf. A massive fitness center helps keep guests and locals in swimsuit shape with cardiovascular equipment, free weights and a dedicated athletic staff.
After an impressive performance on FOX’s reality cooking show Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Paula Da Silva has taken over as executive chef for the Eden Roc’s 1500 Degrees Restaurant focusing her menu on a farm-to-table sensibility with vibrant and seasonal cuisine.
Ten minutes away from the action of South Beach, the brand new Eden Roc Renaissance Resort offers upscale amenities and impeccable service in the heart of Miami Beach.
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Achieving a mention on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List, the all-suite Sagamore— the “Art” Hotel—offers a unique cultural experience directly on the shores of South Beach.
While many of the renovated properties in the Art Deco district can feel small to the modern traveler, the Sagamore boasts over 90 spacious suites, two-story bungalows and penthouse accommodations facing the Atlantic Ocean so guests can enjoy an extended holiday in a landmark property that’s thoughtfully designed and fully updated.
Rooms have jetted spa tubs, high speed WiFi, fully stocked kitchenettes, luxurious interior design and in room safes. Oceanfront bungalows have separate bed and living rooms with flat panel TVs, mp3 towers, full kitchens and whirlpool baths.
Property owners Cricket and Marty Taplin have collected modern art for over 25 years and utilize the Sagamore’s public spaces to showcase their passion. Contemporary works fill the hallways, murals line the stairwells and the lobby lounges and dining areas feel like cool New York gallery spaces. A hotel concierge can arrange for private tours of the collections and facilitate entrance to many of Miami’s museums and exclusive galleries for interested visitors.
The RikRak Beauty Bungalow faces the hotel’s tropical pool deck providing spa services and salon treatments. Enjoy a quiet respite in the shaded garden or food and drink service on a padded lounger by the sea.
Steps away from the city’s top nightclubs and the shops and sidewalk cafes of Lincoln Road Mall, the Sagamore combines the luxuries of a tropical getaway with immediate access to all the best of South Beach.
1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
An iconic property in the very heart of the South Beach scene, the Raleigh Hotel makes the most of its much-deserved swagger.
Effortlessly chic, the vintage hideaway maintains the historic elegance of the Art Deco era and attracts an A-list clientele of celebrities from film, fashion and the art world who somehow manage to escape the spotlight at this distinguished resort. Karl Lagerfeld staged his CHANEL resort collection presentation along the sinuous edge of the Esther Williams-inspired swimming pool where guests can enjoy a perfectly chilled martini or dinner service crafted by the hotel’s brand new executive chef, John DeLucie.
A tropical oasis of sunbeds and private VIP cabanas leads from the pool deck to the sea creating the ideal spot for a shaded snooze, a quiet snuggle or a few cocktails with friends. Just over a hundred rooms and suites are appointed with Deco era furnishings, 2-line speaker phones, free WiFi and luxurious linens.
As the sun sets, guests gather at the swank Martini Bar for specialty drinks, wine and cocktails shaken, not stirred. A poolside cocktail bar provides minty mojitos to cool sun worshippers by day and stargazers by night.
Dinner on the moonlit terrace makes the brand new Royal Restaurant one of South Beach’s hottest destinations with the chef from New York’s Waverly Inn offering American comfort food with a decidedly Latin twist. To experience the ideal fusion of retro glam and modern travel comforts, book your next trip at the subtle and hip Raleigh Hotel.
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The beating heart of the Art Deco Historic District is home to the National Hotel, one of South Beach’s truly classic properties that encompasses the elegance of the 1940s and the modern conveniences of a hip seaside resort.
Steps away from the city’s best shopping, nightclubs and restaurants as well as the Miami Beach Convention Center, the National is an ideal vacation destination. Fully restored to showcase the iconic Deco lines of the original structure, 151 guest rooms and suites offer ocean and city views plus high speed WiFi, flat panel TVs, DVD players and stocked mini bars.
Luxuriously appointed tower suites have a separate seating area and brand new cabana suites overlook the famous 205 foot long swimming pool and lush tropical garden.
Tamara Restaurant offers all day dining with a Mediterranean flair served in an elegant mosaic ceiling salon or outdoors facing the pool and the sea. The beachfront AquaBar hosts a popular alfresco happy hour and the swank speakeasy Blues Bar serves a traditional tea service by day and becomes a sizzling jazz club after dark.
Business travelers appreciate over 2,200 square feet of dedicated meeting space within walking distance to the Convention Hall as well as a fully equipped fitness club, 24 hour concierge service and a multi-lingual support staff.
Combining a chic South Beach location with a landmark boutique-style property, the National Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for a truly memorable Florida getaway.
Z Ocean Hotel
1437 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Many of the hotels along historic Ocean Drive are restored Art Deco properties with updated appointments housed within existing 1940s structures, however the all suite Z Ocean Hotel is an entirely new structure.
A thoughtfully intimate boutique property, it is designed to provide luxurious suites and pampering service to lucky guests who enjoy every modern convenience in their 79 oversized oceanfront love nests in the very heart of sunny South Beach.
Steps away from the hottest clubs, the bounciest bars and fine dining establishments, this fully upscale property includes floor-to-ceiling soundproofed windows, European wet bars, private balconies plus luxurious linens and spa-inspired bathrooms. Guests enjoy two flat panel DVD-TVs with surround sound, spacious marble baths with oversized 12-setting showers, three phones, and furnished balconies overlooking the private pool deck and the city.
Lanai suites open directly onto the glass-bottom pool patio and Spa Suites include jetted hot tubs out on the terrace where an in-house therapist can provide deep tissue massages in the relative privacy of your hotel balcony.
At the roof level, penthouse accommodations offer access to 600 square foot fully furnished rooftop sundecks with private jacuzzis and wetbars, making it easy to party like a rock star!
One of the newest updates to this special property, the Front Porch Cafe has recently moved into the ground floor restaurant space providing casual American comfort food to visitors and locals all day long. The Z Ocean Hotel makes it easy to fall in love with South Beach.
The Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Tucked between the busy tourist district and the tony residential area of Miami Beach, the Palms Hotel & Spa offers a quiet oasis of tropical serenity right on the Atlantic shore.
Fully renovated top-to-bottom, the 251 guest rooms and sumptuous suites have spa-style bathrooms, rain showers and private balconies. Guests can dine indoors or alfresco at the Essentia Restaurant where Executive Chef Frank Jeannetti crafts an all day menu focused on local, organic and seasonal ingredients.
A full-service Aveda spa and salon makes it simple to ease into vacation mode with personalized treatments, pampering services and all natural products. A brand new Precor strength-training suite with treadmills, elliptical cross trainers and free weights is open daily for guests on the go.
Perhaps the most dazzling element of the resort, the lushly landscaped tropical beach oasis surrounding the swimming pool has cozy lounges, secluded gazebos and swaying hammocks tied to coconut palms. Offering a private hideaway by day or by night, the Palms Hotel gardens and beach facilities are romantic and inviting.
With 8,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24 hour business center and 9 conference rooms, business travel at the resort is definitely a breeze. For world-class service, laid-back luxury and a truly dazzling seaside setting, consider taking your next vacation at the Palms Hotel & Spa.
1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Casual and elegant, the Shore Club attracts a youthful, hip clientele who gravitate to the indoor and outdoor lounge spaces designed to encourage mixing and mingling.
While some hotels are dedicated to privacy, the Shore Club is social, sexy and totally South Beach. Visitors flock to the pool deck where vibrant parties and impromptu after-hours gatherings attract a great looking crowd.
Guest rooms are streamlined and modern with flat panel TVs, luxury linens, high speed WiFi and glass-enclosed wet room showers. A private poolside duplex, seven sexy bungalows and a spectacular tri-level penthouse apartment are available for luxurious extended getaways and private events. Also at the rooftop level, the Shore Club Spa is an 8,000 square foot oasis of stunning ocean views with pampering therapies available indoors and out.
Start your vacation with a facial, body or nail treatment to get you ready for the South Beach scene with a healthy glow. A 24-hour dedicated fitness area offers Cybex machines and free weights to trim and tone your beach-ready body.
The two elevated infinity-edge pools are surrounded by sexy sunbeds just steps away from Rumbar where a tropical cocktail infused with a choice of 75 different rums is ready in a flash.
After hours, the crowds move on to SkyBar; an indoor and outdoor refuge that’s bold and buzzing with gleaming lacquered surfaces and eclectic appointments. All day dining at the Mediterranean-inspired Ago and late night bites at internationally renowned Nobu make the Shore Club a place to see and be seen.
1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The eastern shore of Miami Beach is lined with glamorous hotels and casual hideaways that attract millions of visitors each year.
Images of bustling, neon-lit streets at the heart of the Art Deco District fill the pages of glamour magazines, top-rated TV shows and notorious motion pictures. All that glitters makes South Beach gold. And on the other side of town, the Mondrian Miami takes a bold move to the chic western edge of the city where monied residents enjoy multi-million dollar views over Biscayne Bay to Downtown Miami’s glittering skyline.
Opened in 2008, the property was envisioned by super star designer Marcel Wanders to be whimsical, wonderful and lavishly modern. Guests can escape the scene or venture into the very heart of the nightclub, shopping and performing arts district in minutes. Rooms and suites with unobstructed views of the waterfront homes of some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports have sleek modern appointments like flat panel HDTVs, luxury linens, private balconies and sumptuous baths.
One of the most spacious suites on the property, the Sky Terrace apartment is a two bedroom indoor/outdoor space with wrap-around balconies, a dining area for eight and over 2,400 square feet to move and groove.
The Agua Spa and Fitness Center have six private treatment suites, a 1,200 square foot SoulCycle indoor cycling studio, and a 24-hour workout room overlooking Biscayne Bay. Adults and children enjoy separate pool terraces with Asia de Cuba and the Sunset Lounge pool bar attracting a who’s-who of international guests to one of the hottest pool parties in town. With 26 boat slips and a dedicated staff offering onsite service, the Mondrian provides the best of times by land and by sea.
Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach
101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
The southern edge of South Beach is home to some of the most famous people in the world who enjoy panoramic views of the city and the sea from multi-million dollar apartments.
Restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the South of Fifth Street (SoFi) district are easily the best in town. At the heart of this beachfront paradise, the all suite Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach Hotel offers spacious luxury accommodations including resort kitchens, marble baths, pillowtop beds, private terraces and dedicated workstations with 2-line phones and high-speed WiFi.
Guests enjoy the Asian-inspired Spa 101 overlooking the pool deck and beach club where a massage, a quick sunblock application or a post-sun cooling mask make it easy to relax and recharge. The pool and Atlantic beachfront are surrounded by VIP cabanas and lounges where a staff of beach butlers cater to your every need.
James Beard Award Winning Chef Douglas Rodriguez has just opened De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean on the Bentley pool deck where guests enjoy all day dining and his inspired seafood creations infused with Latin flair. Prime 112 Steakhouse and Prime Italian Restaurant offer gourmet cuisine and the chance to encounter celebrities, socialites, professional athletes and world-famous politicians nearly every night of the week. Experience this romantic playground by the sea on the quiet reaches of South Beach.
Angler’s Boutique Resort
660 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
One of the new breed of properties in the heart of South Beach’s club district, the Angler’s Boutique Resort promises sophisticated island-style living in the center of the city.
Combining the best of the old and the new, a historic architectural property has been painstakingly renovated to provide guests with the modern conveniences of luxury travel including a hideaway pool patio that is the heart of the hotel’s cozy social scene. Two new structures have been thoughtfully added to two 1930s buildings to craft a unique, modern getaway.
A lushly landscaped outdoor oasis is home to 660, a contemporary bistro serving one of the most popular Sunday brunches in town. Casual and elegant, the rooftop terraces, private gardens and secluded jacuzzis create the perfect urban retreat.
Spacious studios and duplex suites feel like an exclusive private club with plasma TVs, DVDs, iPod docks, mini-bars and WiFi throughout.
The Pool House includes three poolside 3-story villas with balconies and rooftop sundecks designed with honeymoons in mind. Four Manor Villas have spiral staircases and spacious one bedroom pool view suites perfect for barefoot entertaining.
Renowned for service and discretion, the Angler’s staff creates a friendly atmosphere by facilitating in-room spa treatments or offering beach bags and cool drinks for the two block trek to the sea. If you are planning a quick weekend getaway or a romantic escape, the Angler’s offers an elegant new approach to exploring South Beach.