In this art-loving and style-conscious city, there’s definitely no shortage of amazingly unique places to stay – in fact, Miami is positively filled with gorgeously hip hotels each with its own funky and original design. From chic Art-Deco-inspired boutiques to trendy hotels perfect for fun pool parties, here are some of my favorite cool and unique hotels in Miami, Florida to suit all budgets…
Dream South Beach
The Dream South Beach Hotel provides a magical experience combining elegance, culture, and the attractiveness of the city’s coastal beauty!
Located in the Art Deco District of South Beach, This 4-star hotel is just two minutes from captivating attractions like Miami Beach, Wolfsonian Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Marina, Miami Beach Convention Center, and Lincoln Road Mall.
The hotel’s convenient location also offers easy access to Miami International Airport, only 15 minutes by car, while Ocean Drive, with its hotels, bars, shops, art gallery and restaurants, is a less than 10-minute drive away.
The hotel rooms are well designed, with mood lighting that is activated at night. Geometric openings in beds and above doors, lights with dangling beads, velvet or velour seating in certain rooms, and sculpted white bathroom tiles all add to the overall image. Most color schemes use a lot of white and one accent hue, which is commonly a pale powder blue.
The entry-level room categories include the Silver Deluxe King and Bronze Parlor with Full Size Murphy, both measuring 270 square feet, with the only notable distinction being that the former contains king-size beds while the latter provides Morphy Beds that can be turned into couches. Another distinction between rooms is that some have bigger TVs, a rooftop patio, and a full outdoor shower.
However, each room includes iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, safes, and minibars as amenities. The bathrooms are sleek and contemporary, with waffle-comb robes, compact vanity spaces, walk-in rain showers with high ceilings, and colorful little bottles of Etro products.
The hotel also features an onsite restaurant, Naked Taco, which serves traditional Mexican food, like street food from Ensenada, and has about 120 kinds of tequila. Breakfast is served daily, and there are international and egg meals to choose from. You can also get room service. The hotel also has a bar by the pool called High Bar. It opens in the morning and stays open until about 11 p.m. daily.
The hotel also has a gym, a small gift shop, a business center, and a heated rooftop pool. Wi-Fi is free all over the hotel.
Cool retro-inspired interiors
Get a taste of 125 various Tequilas in one place
Rooftop bar and swimming pool
Small rooms can be small
Small storage space
One South Beach
One Hotel South Beach offers an unrivaled combination of luxury, environmental conscience, and exceptional service for leisure, romance, and business travelers in Miami.
Located on Corns Avenue’s 23rd Street at the northern edge of South Beach, One Hotel South Beach has immediate beach access with 500 feet of sandy beach. In addition, the hotel provides Teslas for transport within a three-mile radius, and various sites, including the Miami Beach Convention Center, Bass Museum of Arts, the Botanical Gardens, and the Holocaust Memorial, are easily accessible by foot.
The hotel boasts an elegant design scheme with whites, beiges, and wood elements that extend into the rooms and suites. These guest accommodations are filled with eco-friendly amenities, such as organic sheets, hemp mattresses, oblong wooden desks, soft blue blankets, air filters, and glass terrariums with charming succulents.
The bathrooms are modern and spacious, featuring both bathtubs and showers, along with bulk toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can enjoy the convenience of free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth wooden speakers that connect to mobile devices, and a Field Guide on Nexus phones to order in-room dining, concierge service, and control the thermostat. Additionally, each room includes a stocked mini-bar, a coffee maker machine, and a triple-filtered water system.
Other distinctive features include chalkboards, take-home socks rather than cotton jersey robes, and disposable slippers. Rooms are either city or ocean views, and many have big balconies with chairs and tables. The hotel offers a range of amenities, including four swimming pools – a large pool, a stylish rooftop pool, the Cabana Pool (which can transform into a hot tub), and the south pool.
It also provides a business center and multiple meeting or event spaces, along with complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking. Electric car owners can charge their vehicles for free. For fitness and relaxation, there’s a gym and a full-service spa with various treatments. Families can also enjoy the convenience of a kids club!
Uber-stylish lifestyle hotel with eco-friendly policies
Superb wellness and swimming pool facilities
Not for the budget-friendly crowd
Limited breakfast options
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Experience the enchantment of the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, a hidden treasure nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Miami Beach. Located in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, Its prime location in the vibrant Art Deco Historic District, offers guests unbeatable access to a variety of restaurants, bars, and attractions, within easy walking distance.
These attractions include the famous Lincoln Road Mall, Fontainebleau and Merry hotels, Bass Museum Art, the Jackie Gleason Theatre, and the charming Miami Beach Botanical Garden. For added convenience, Miami International Airport is just a short 20-minute drive away, making travel a breeze for guests.
The hotel offers a variety of accommodation options to cater to guests’ preferences, featuring King, Queen, and Two Double beds. Each room boasts an elegant design and thoughtful craftsmanship, providing guests with plush beds and en-suite bathrooms equipped with designer toiletries. In addition to these amenities, the rooms also include minibars, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, iHome-docking stations and some suites include a full kitchen for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
For those seeking a touch of luxury, the Oceanview Balcony Suites and Oceanfront Balcony King Premier Rooms feature spacious balconies with stunning views. Additional options, such as rollaway in King Premier and Bedroom Suites and pull-out couches in suites, provide extra flexibility to accommodate different group sizes and needs.
The hotel also features onsite restaurants; Lantao Kitchen, which serves wonderful Southeast Asian food. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and supper; the food can be served at both the beach and pool areas. The hotel’s Social Club serves Asian and Latin-inspired food, such as fish tacos and duck crepes, and exotic beverages, like duck-fat-infused bourbon.
Additional hotel highlights include a well-equipped fitness center, a vibrant espresso and juice bar, a comprehensive spa offering various services, and an adorable beach playground– bliss!
Art Deco themed mixed with modern
Gorgeous outdoor pool and private cabanas
The Atlantic Ocean is right behind the hotel
Fitness center equipped with Peloton and Lululemon Studio
Some rooms can be small
No mini-bars in the room
The pool closes at 8 pm
Esmé South Beach
Esmé South Beach is a revitalized 4-star hotel located conveniently near the bustling Collins Avenue Shopping Area, as well as the popular Lincoln Road Mall and Miami Beach Convention Center.
The hotel’s 140 rooms boast premium bedding, air conditioning, and complimentary WiFi, making for a pleasant and comfortable experience. Additional amenities in the rooms include heating and ceiling fans, in-room safes, bathrooms with tubs or showers, and Smart TVs with access to popular streaming services like Netflix. Wardrobes, highchairs, and tablet computers add to the convenience and comfort of the guests’ stay at Esmé Miami Beach.
The hotel offers a range of amenities, including a rooftop terrace, a cozy coffee shop/cafe, and a charming garden. Guests can savor delicious Latin American cuisine and poolside dining at any of the four onsite restaurants. Complimentary in-room WiFi, along with laundry services and a welcoming fireplace in the lobby, ensure a comfortable stay.
Additional perks include an inviting outdoor pool with sun loungers, the option for a continental breakfast, complimentary bicycle rentals, and valet parking for added convenience. The hotel’s attentive services are available around the clock through their 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers.
A water dispenser, tour assistance, and a bellhop are also on hand to assist guests!
Chic Spanish-Mediterranean architecture
Rooms rich in artful-details
The Drexel serves wood-fired and grilled food
Romantic boutique vibe
The Vagabond Hotel
The Vagabond Hotel is a quaint boutique hotel noted for its distinctive and nostalgic appeal, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience.
Located in the 27-block historic district in Miami, The Vagabond Hotel offers a delightful mid-century modern chic experience. Surrounding the area are yoga studios, live-music venues, and tapas bars, making it a great place to explore. Nearby attractions like Vizcaya Museum, Bayfront Park, Gardens, and Miami Beach are easily accessible by car, with Miami International Airport just a 12-minute drive away.
The hotel’s cheerful, nostalgic rooms have headboards and dressers with a modern take on the classic color Robin’s egg blue. The rooms offer white bedding with sunny yellow pillows and zippy red bedside lights. Adding a touch of designer luxury, you’ll find plastic molded Saarinen or wire-framed Knoll chairs in the spaces.
All the rooms at the hotel come equipped with safes, flat-screen TVs, canvas wardrobes, and work desks, while the higher room categories offer additional amenities such as mini-fridges and coffee makers. The rooms boast showers with rainforest heads and hand wands, with eco-friendly toiletries and hair dryers.
The hotel also includes a 120-seat restaurant featuring stylish black-and-white Saarinen chairs and wooden tables atop narrow pedestals. The restaurant is open to the public, so making reservations in advance is advisable. While the restaurant and poolside bar offer a hipster menu, they serve delicious items like tuna poke toast. The hotel’s complimentary breakfast includes basic options such as bagels, English muffins, yogurt, orange juice, and coffee.
Other hotel highlights include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and meeting facilities. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and there’s a lobby computer with printer access for added convenience!
1950s-inspired stylish boutique hotel
Fun retro vibe
Great swimming pool
No room refrigerators
This boutique hotel is atop the Brickell City Centre, a sprawling retail, eating, and entertainment complex in Miami’s Financial District. There are several restaurants, pubs, and businesses in the near vicinity.
Other attractions include the American Airlines Arena, Jungle Island, and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Miami International Airport is about 10 to 25 minutes away. The hotel is directly next to the Eighth Street Metromover Station, which offers free public transportation to the Design District and other sections of the city.
The hotel boasts a stylish and modern design with minimalist decor sensibility permeating the entire property. Every detail exudes sophistication from the wooden floors seamlessly blending with sleek, clean-lined wooden furniture, including wall units with ample storage and headboards with built-in nightstands.
Captivating accent walls adorned with natural textures like water inject splashes of color amidst the neutral hues, complemented further by well-placed accent pillows.
All rooms feature inviting seating areas and tables, while floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with abundant natural light, offering picturesque views of Miami’s cityscape from private balconies.
For added luxury, the suites offer separate living rooms, while one-, two-, and three-bedroom residence suites cater to diverse needs with fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, ensuring a genuinely comfortable and elevated stay experience.
Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, iPod docks, minibars, electronic safes, and complimentary Wi-Fi, with room controls accessible through the hotel’s app.
The bathrooms exude sleek and stylish design, featuring walk-in rainfall showers. In higher-category rooms, guests can enjoy the luxury of separate soaking tubs. Hairdryers, individual Apothecary toiletries, and plush bathrobes are thoughtfully provided to elevate the overall experience and ensure a delightful stay.
The hotel has various dining choices, including the Uruguayan Quinto La Huella, which specializes in wood-fired meats, and an elegant rooftop bar and garden serving Asian nibbles. The pool deck offers a lobby bar/café, beverages, and snacks.
The hotel’s outdoor pool is a major selling point. The pool complex has a spa pool, a hot tub, and a cold plunge pool. Other features include; a fitness center and several conference spaces, including a ballroom with views of the city and several other amenities. All guests have access to the free Wi-Fi network.
Trendy and Fun Instaworthy upscale Hotel
Lush greenery and stunning swimming pools
Lack of bathroom amenities
Expensive bar drinks
The 4-star exceptionally rated Confidante Hotel on Miami Beach adds a touch of old-school glamour with its 1940s Art Deco skyscraper, Art Deco furnishings, and a relaxed style that’s typical of Miami.
Located on the popular Collins Avenue and overlooking the beach, the award-winning hotel is in a prime spot for exploring the wider city area. If you prefer a livelier scene, the popular Fontainebleau, with several restaurants and a vibrant nightclub, is just a few blocks apart. The airport is about 25 minute drive.
This luxurious us hotel offers 350 stylishly furnished rooms, including 14 suites, featuring retro decor such as blue patterned carpet, wooden bed platforms, and marble-topped minibars. The design effortlessly blends a Mad Men-era vibe with modern elements, framed prints adorning the walls, floral patterned chairs in the corners, and colorful curtains featuring geometric motifs.
The beds are comfortable, and adorned with Sferra linens, although some room layouts have beds placed close to the wall, making it a bit tight to climb in from that side.
All rooms feature modern amenities, including large flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and well-stocked minibars. In the closets, guests will find soft robes, slippers, laptop-sized safes, and umbrellas for their convenience. The bathrooms have spacious walk-in glass showers featuring rain showerheads, toiletries, and hair dryers.
Suites boast a separate living room area with a comfortable couch and a dining table. While not all rooms have balconies, they still provide varying views, from the cityscape to the breathtaking oceanfront.
In terms of cuisine, the upscale Seagrape restaurant offers Florida-inspired dishes for all three meals. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, as well as 24-hour room service. In the morning, free coffee and tea are served. Food and cocktails are also available at the poolside Garden bar.
Other hotel amenities include two large pools, a spa, and a fitness center. There is no business center for business travelers, although several meeting and event facilities exist.
Chic-modern oceanfront hotel
Indoor and outdoor dining and two heated pools
Open-air spa and 10th-floor spa
Direct access to Miami Beach
Drink choices are limited
Breakfast is a little limited
Standard Hotel Miami lies on Belle Isle in Biscayne Bay, located between the island and South Beach. Within a short car trip, you can reach the heart of Miami, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the Wynwood Arts District, the beaches, the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Art Deco architecture of South Beach, The Bass Museum of Art, and the Miami Beach Golf Club. It also takes around 20 minutes to get to Miami International Airport.
This hotel features various rooms, from small Standard Mediums to spacious bay suites. The decor is simple, and bright, and has a charming nautical retro style with beach cottage vibes. The rooms feature light wood details, blue accents, and furniture inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and mid-century American design.
Each room offers daybeds, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, Bluetooth speakers, and minibars. The cozy bathrooms feature walk-in rainfall showers and stylish marble vessel sinks supported by wooden, folding-chair-style bases. Garden Medium Rooms and Suites come with outdoor terrace areas, hot tubs, and a separate bedroom and living area, providing a comfortable and inviting relaxing space.
The hotel includes the Lido Bayside Grill, serving from morning until night. The menu offers a variety of health-food options, such as spirulina bowls, quinoa burgers, and raw vegan lasagna, as well as choices for those seeking less health-conscious dishes, like steak frites and huevos rancheros.
Additionally, the restaurant can be reserved for private parties and banquets, and indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces are available.
Other hotel highlights include a spa, two types of pools with both a hot tub and a cold pool, and beautiful gardens. Additionally, the hotel offers a juice bar with healthy snacks and a couple of bars in the lobby area. You’ll find an on-site gift shop that primarily sells beach accessories and apparel, and to top it all off, Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the property.
Sleek and Contemporary spot with Tropical gardens
Comfy beds with Egyptian cotton sheets
Outdoor Infinity Pool
Spa offers ancient Bathing rituals by world-renowned yogis
Service can be a little slow at times
The Goodtime Hotel
The Goodtime Hotel guarantees an inviting and unforgettable stay at the heart of Miami’s iconic South Beach, whether guests are looking for relaxation, socializing, or exploring the city’s vibrant culture.
This beautiful hotel is in a great position, close to many attractions. Guests may enjoy the sandy beaches of South Beach, the art deco architecture, the busy eating scene of Ocean Drive, and cultural attractions at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Bass Museum of Art.
The Wynwood Walls is a must-see for art lovers, and Little Havana is a great place to learn about Cuban culture. The Goodtime Hotel is close to many fun things to do, so guests are sure to have a fantastic stay.
The hotel features various modern bedrooms deliberately constructed to ensure a pleasant and pleasurable stay. Guests may choose from various lodging options, including conventional rooms, suites, and potentially specialty rooms with distinctive themes. Modern conveniences, such as soft beds, stylish bathrooms with premium toiletries, and high-speed internet access, are most likely available in the rooms.
Some rooms include private balconies or terraces with views of the city or the ocean. Guests may also anticipate in-room entertainment choices like flat-screen TVs and music systems. In addition, the hotel is likely to have 24-hour room service, providing convenience and quality service.
Aside from its elegant accommodations, the hotel provides various intriguing features to make visitors’ stay more enjoyable. A colorful pool deck with a lively environment, several eating choices in on-site restaurants and bars, a fitness facility for those looking to keep active, and a spa for relaxation and indulgence are all possibilities.
The hotel may also provide concierge services, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, and other contemporary comforts to enhance visitors’ comfort and contentment during their stay.
A playful vibe with pastel colors and wicker furniture
Prime location 300 metres from Lummus Park Beach
Outdoor Swimming Pool and Fitness Center
A Library with Cozy seating
No in-room Mini-bar
Moxy South Beach
Miami is a city that oozes cool, and the Moxy Hotel in South Beach perfectly sums up everything that is great and fun about Miami.
This boutique hotel has an excellent position in the center of South Beach, with easy access to Ocean Drive’s boisterous environment, sophisticated restaurants, and dynamic entertainment. Other adjacent attractions include pristine sandy beaches, the Art Deco Historic District, Lummus Park, Lincoln Road, and the Bass Museum.
Moxy South Beach has elegant and contemporary bedrooms built to suit various tastes. These rooms include King rooms, Double Queen rooms, and Studio Suites, all with contemporary décor and conveniences for a relaxing visit.
All rooms have comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating controls. Workstation, in-room safe for valuables, mini-refrigerator or minibar, coffee maker, Iron and ironing board, hairdryer, voicemail phone, free amenities, bathrobe and slippers, and bottled water
In addition, this hotel also provides a variety of hotel amenities and services to improve the entire experience of its visitors. The hotel has a lively rooftop pool and bar, ideal for relaxing, unwinding, and admiring the city or ocean views. Guests may stay active and invigorated at the 24-hour fitness facility, outfitted with cutting-edge training equipment.
For visitors looking for culinary treats, the hotel has an on-site restaurant serving scrumptious cuisine and a handy grab-and-go market for fast snacks. Guests may make use of laundry and dry-cleaning facilities to make their stay even more comfortable, and the hotel’s pleasant staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Moxy South Beach’s numerous facilities meet all demands, assuring a memorable and comfortable stay whether visitors are searching for pleasure, relaxation, or adventure!
Eclectic and Quirky style
Free Fitness Classes along with an Indoor and Outdoor gym
Complimentary bikes allow you to explore the city
Outdoor swimming pool and sea views
Rooms on the smaller side
Little storage space
Not for all ages
KAYAK, South Beach
This elegant boutique hotel is tucked away on the Collins Canal, close to all attractions like the Bass Museum of Art, Miami City Ballet, and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
It’s just a 4-minute walk to the beach and makes a great base to explore the arts, culture, entertainment and shopping at South Beach.
The sleek decor at KAYAK – South Beach is complemented by lush greenery, rattan furniture and light shades and handwoven fabrics for a cool tropical look. Featuring two categories of accommodations: standard rooms and suites, each with a distinct degree of comfort and elegance.
All rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and linens for a restful night’s sleep, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, in-room safes, air conditioning, modern ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, workspaces or desks for business travelers, and convenient room service for dining options. Some suites feature private balconies or patios with beach or city views.
In addition to the amenities provided in bedrooms, this hotel also provides a variety of additional facilities and services. These amenities include a 24-hour front desk and concierge service, on-site restaurants, exercise facilities, spas, swimming pools, business centers, valet parking, laundry services, and access to surrounding recreational activities.
These many facilities cater to the various demands of visitors, offering a comfortable and happy stay!
Small and uber-style boutique
Beachy ambiance with boho art-deco furnishing
4-minute walk to the beach
Lack of towels
Rooms do not have enough lighting
Yotel caters to various customers with varying interests and demands. Leisure tourists searching for a dynamic and elegant seaside experience, business executives attending conferences and events in the vicinity, and families looking for a convenient and fun stay are all drawn to the hotel.
A fun and trendy waterside hotel in downtown Miami, Yotel Miami is close to Miami Beach, Port Miami, and the trendy neighborhoods of Brickell, South Beach, Miami Beach and Ocean Drive. Breezy. The convenient location means that you can walk to the pier, Bayside Market, and the metro stop.
The clean, modern decor, breezy open spaces, and room service delivery robots all add up to a perfect energizing home base for your Miami vacation. It’s also tech-friendly, with comfortable SmartBeds, adjustable lighting, wireless chargers, and workstations with power and USB points.
The hotel has an enticing rooftop pool and bar with stunning views of the city and ocean, a fully-equipped fitness facility for health-conscious guests, and versatile meeting rooms for corporate functions and social gatherings.
Furthermore, Yotel Miami offers outstanding eating choices ranging from contemporary bars to top-tier restaurants, ensuring visitors enjoy a pleasurable and entire stay.
Funky Hotel with latest Technology
Engaging Rooftop Pool with mesmerizing Skyline view
Snacks are expensive
Some rooms can be small
SLS Hotel South Beach is situated in the northern part of South Beach at Collins Avenue and 17th Street. The area boasts upscale hotels with chef-helmed restaurants and trendy bars, and it’s within walking distance of Ocean Drive’s iconic Art-Deco buildings.
Other nearby attractions include The Miami Beach Convention Center, Fillmore Theater, Downtown Miami, and Wynwood. The Miami International Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive.
The rooms here are both stylish and functional. While sleek and fashionable, the occasional wear and tear of the carpet rugs and furniture might detract from the glam feel of the rooms.
Expect classic-themed black-and-white wall tapestries, white oak floors, thick center rugs, suggestive mirrors over the beds, and incredibly soft bathrobes in the closets.
Standard rooms have long chairs made of white vinyl, flat-screen TVs, and Minibars. The bathrooms feel small and have Ciel products and walk-in showers with rose-colored glass and waterfall showerheads.
The big showers also have decks, deep bathtubs, espresso machines, and regular and spray showerheads. Fans that turn on and off by themselves in the bathrooms and fresh flowers in the main rooms are nice touches. No official spa exists here, but there is Heaven Salon offers full-service hair and cosmetics.
Additionally, third-party mani-pedis are provided in-room or poolside cabanas. The fitness facility, a luxury automobile rental service, dividable conference and event space, and leisure publications in reception. All animals are allowed for a fixed cost, Wi-Fi, and valet parking.
Stunning and stylish oceanfront boutique hotel
Blend of old-world French elegance and modern
In-room mani-pedi services available
Private Beach with stunning views
No complimentary water
Some rooms can be small
Hotel Victor offers a sophisticated and contemporary setting for its guests, with a combination of modern elegance and Art Deco charm. Located on exciting Ocean Drive Hotel Victor is surrounded by magnificent Art Deco houses, superb restaurants, and attractive cafés, ideal for people-watching. Guests may easily visit the Art Deco District Welcome Center, Gianni Versace, the Design District, Lincoln Road Mall, and the Adrienne Arsht Center. Miami International Airport is just a 20-minute drive away from Hotel Victor.
At Hotel Victor, the 91 rooms perfectly balance sophistication and a laid-back beachy ambiance. Embodying the hotel’s overall theme, the rooms are adorned with neutral hues, natural textiles, and weathered wooden touches.
The design exudes a contemporary and refreshing feel, accentuated by striking black trim, Scandinavian-style minimalist furnishings, and charming details like fabric headboards featuring a belt motif.
StandardKing Superior Rooms feature partial ocean or pool views, and all rooms include air conditioning, iHome docking, safes, 46-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, and digital Do-Not-Disturb warnings. Other common amenities include desks and bespoke bathrobes, and many rooms have California king-size mattresses dressed with handmade linens. Bathrooms include uniquely patterned white marble tiling and walk-in showers or shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads and hair dryers.
Most of the King Suites feature balconies with infinity-edge hot tubs, while the second-floor Bungalow King Deluxe Rooms offer direct pool access and individual patios with outdoor rainfall showers. There are Penthouse Suites with private rooftop decks and hot tubs. Some rooms may pick up noise from adjacent hotels and the busy Ocean Drive outside.
Regarding dining, the hotel features two privately owned restaurants: Sugar Factory, which provides breakfast, lunch, and supper and is open late on weekends, and Sushi Couture Mikasa, which serves lunch and dinner. Another hotel feature is the lobby’s Vue Bar & Lounge, an outdoor pool, a fitness facility, bikes for hire, indoor and outdoor event space, 24-hour concierge service, a business center, and free Wi-Fi.
Gorgeous Modern Beach hotel with Contemporary interiors
Styled with a fusion of natural and luxurious materials and textures
Outdoor pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Penthouse Suites with private Rooftop decks and hot tubs
Breakfast not included
Weekends can be noisy
Nautilus by Arlo
If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat by the beach or a base to explore the bustling surroundings, Nautilus by Arlo Hotel guarantees an amazing stay. Located on Collins Ave, a prominent and fashionable South Beach street, Nautilus by Arlo’s location is close to several restaurants, clubs, and stores, and the Miami Beach Convention Center is two blocks away.
Other prominent local attractions include the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Jungle Island, the American Airlines Arena, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and Zoo Miami. The Miami International Airport is about a 20-minute drive.
The rooms are quite big and beautifully designed in an appealing yet modest way with; white marble floors, bare white walls, and crisp white bed linens make the rooms seem fresh and give a contrast to the dark-toned furniture, such as slate gray velour headboards and exquisite oak nightstands.
Other amenities include minibars, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth docking stations, safes, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Studio King Rooms contain couch beds and can accommodate up to four people. The two-bedroom Penthouse offers an expansive balcony, a kitchenette, and a dining space.
Bathrooms are modest, but all decked out in white marble and have opulent amenities like walk-in rainfall showers. There are no bathtubs, and the sinks are small. Some accommodations have beautiful beach views.
The hotel’s lovely outdoor saltwater pool is another attraction, and the poolside bar provides beverages and food. There are also eight opulent cabanas with couches, tables, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli oversees the casual-chic Driftwood Room, which serves a cuisine that mixes Southern French cooking with Miami taste, focusing on locally produced ingredients.
The trendy location is available for breakfast, lunch, and supper and has indoor and outdoor dining. Guests may also relax with a drink in the lobby bar. The exercise facility is tiny, but it is well-equipped with current equipment.
Other features include a spa treatment menu, a trendy meeting/event area, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Truly stunning upscale oceanfront hotel
Excellent service and amenities
Retro-modern style hotel with a luxurious feel
A heated pool with an underwater sound system
Cabanas and Spa services
Some rooms can be small
No free water in the gym
W South Beach
W South Hotel creates an immersive and remarkable experience for visitors by blending cutting-edge design, high-end facilities, and customized service.
This 4star hotel is located on the junction of Collins Avenue and 22nd Street, directly on the border between South Beach and Mid-Beach. Its great location is close to numerous expensive hotels with chef-helmed restaurants and within walking distance of Ocean Drive’s famed Art Deco skyscrapers. Despite its beachfront location, visitors must traverse a paved part of the Miami Beach Boardwalk to get to the beach.
The Fillmore Theater and the Miami Beach Convention Center are a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive away. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Miami International Airport.
The hotel offers vast suites of varying sizes and facilities, such as the Splendid Studio Suite, which has over 560 square feet and furnished patios. In comparison, the highest-category suites are approximately 3,000 square feet.
All feature upscale design in a mostly black-and-white color scheme, with trendy furniture, including patterned carpets, surf-themed artwork, and silver accents. The breathtaking Studio Suites provide ocean views, comfortable king-sized beds, and wet bars with microwaves. Travelers who desire a tub must upgrade to a Fabulous Ocean View Studio Suite with Balcony since the other rooms only have showers.
All suites feature kitchenettes; however, not all have a true suite-style layout. The dual-level Mega Suite, for example, includes a junior suite arrangement on the first floor and a spiral staircase to a private terrace with a sofa, plunge pool, and electric barbeque area with a dining room table.
Spa savings, enhanced bath items, VIP insider concierge access, meal discounts, and free use of the house vehicle within a five-mile radius are all included in luxury suites.
On-site food and beverage choices include a casual American seafood bistro by Andrew Carmellini that is available for breakfast, lunch, and supper and a fine-dining Chinese restaurant. Aside from the Lobby Lounge Bar, an outside hut built of recovered storm debris serves health-focused beverages.
Other amenities include a Bliss spa with a steam room and sauna, a 24-hour fitness center, an upmarket store, a regulation basketball and tennis court on the roof, and an outdoor event space next to the pools. There is also valet parking, pets are allowed, and the hotel provides special dog kits.
Trendy and Fun
Two on-site Pools
Cabanas and great Restaurants
Bliss Spa with a Steam Room
Rooftop Basketball and Tennis courts
Broadmore Miami Beach
Broadmoor Hotel on Florida’s famed Miami Beach is a landmark establishment. The hotel’s location in the bustling Art Deco District is matched only by the elegance and sophistication of the hotel’s timeless architecture.
Its prime location, Broadmore Miami Beach, provides easy access to the famed South Beach district, known for its magnificent beaches, bustling nightlife, culinary choices, and cultural activities. This newly renovated boutique hotel is an Art Deco jewel with finely designed furnishings that pay tribute to the hotel’s historical importance while combining modern conveniences to meet the demands of modern tourists.
The hotel provides a range of room alternatives, from comfortable rooms to magnificent suites, to ensure customers have a pleasant and memorable stay. The rooms have luxurious mattresses and fine linens for a comfortable night’s sleep. Flat-screen TVs with cable channels, free high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and microwaves; some suites offer a complete kitchen.
The bathrooms are well-equipped with complimentary amenities, and some rooms may include magnificent marble fixtures or soaking tubs for a sense of luxury. Depending on the accommodation type, visitors may enjoy magnificent views of the city, the hotel’s courtyard, or even partial ocean views.
The hotel also offers a variety of amenities and services, such as a restaurant for delectable food, a sophisticated bar for refreshing beverages, and maybe recreational amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, or spa, enabling visitors to relax and revitalize throughout their stay.
Budget-friendly hotel in North Beach neighborhood
Oceanfront boutique-style hotel with a Retro theme
Direct Beach Access
Taquiza offers authentic Mexican Tacos
Wi-Fi issues in a few rooms
Albion South Beach Hotel
Channeling a 1930s style Miami chic, the highly-rated Albion Hotel is situated near the intersection of Lincoln Road and James Avenue, a residential neighborhood that, although relatively desolate at night, provides a pleasant break from the commotion of Ocean Drive.
Just down the street, the hotel features a private beach area where guests may hire loungers, umbrellas, and cabanas for a cost. Guests will also explore The New World Symphony and the Miami Beach Convention Center, approximately five minutes away, as is Lincoln Road Mall, one of the top places for eating, shopping, and drinking.
The hotel includes 100 rooms of various sizes, all furnished in a sophisticated blue and white color scheme with Art Deco elements. Quality mattresses are adorned with white duvets and blue accent pillows with adorable sailor’s knot motifs that allude to the property’s ocean liner style.
Dark wood workstations and headboards have clean lines, while wire desk chairs and modern lighting with USB ports are pleasant additions. Flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, safes, mini-fridges, and iHome docks are all typical features, but coffee machines are not.
Clean bathrooms contain white subway tiles, dark flooring, shower/tub combinations, and Aveda products, although the majority are tiny, and the showerheads are antiquated. All suite options, including Junior Suites, feature couch beds in the living area, while Penthouse Suites have large patios with loungers, tables, and chairs.
The hotel’s restaurant, Repour Cafe, is on the mezzanine level and overlooks the lobby. It provides a nice continental breakfast and salads and sandwiches for lunch. The inside dining area is modest, and a touch old, but the outside terrace is a favorite with visitors, featuring roughly a dozen tables with umbrellas and courtyard views.
The hotel also has a pool, a small fitness facility, indoor and outdoor conference space, valet parking for a charge, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Dogs under 30 pounds are permitted in rooms and certain common areas for a one-time fee.
1930s vintage nautical-inspired themed hotel
Located in Art Deco District
Modern-chic vibe throughout the hotel
Modern rooms with reasonably prices
Mondrian South Beach
Set overlooking Biscayne Bay, the 4-star exceptionally rated Mondrian South Beach Hotel offers simplistic modernist luxury in a relaxed part of Miami’s South Beach area.
However, the area has a certain charm, with cafés, restaurants, and clubs. The Lincoln Road Mall, the Miami Beach Convention Center, and Downtown Miami are all nearby attractions. Drive time to Miami International Airport: 25 minutes
Rooms are sleek and simple yet full of innovative features, such as doors with peepholes at the top and halfway up for youngsters. Large windows let in a lot of light, reflected in the colorful mirrors that line one of the walls. Not to be outdone, other walls have a bold black-and-white floral design reminiscent of the wrought-iron railings around Buckingham Palace.
All rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, while the bathrooms have simple sink/counter combinations. The showers, however, are the true standout feature of these lavatories. High-tech fittings include Bose sound docks and flat-screen televisions. The bay and ocean may be seen from the balconies of some rooms.
The on-site restaurant provides breakfast, lunch, supper, and happy-hour specialties and features a rotating pop-up restaurant series on a regular basis. The Mondrian’s major attraction is its huge, bow-shaped infinity pool with views of Biscayne Bay. The gym features aerobic and weight-training equipment as well as a fantastic view of the pool and bay. For those who prefer outdoor activities, the hotel provides complimentary bike rentals.
Trendy upscale hotel with vibrant atmosphere
Modern Tropical vibe
Huge bow-shaped Infinity Pool
Views of Biscayne Bay
Some rooms are a little dated
Kimpton Epic Hotel
The 4-star exceptionally rated Kimpton EPIC Hotel located on the Miami River in Downtown Miami is a swanky, modern complex that guarantees fantastic views across Biscayne Bay and beyond. Being a mere 15-minute drive from Miami International Airport, it’s really easy to get to, and it’s also a short drive from all the fun at Miami Beach.
At night, the buildings glow in a riot of tropical pinks, yellows, blues, and greens. However, despite appearances, there is surprisingly little activity on the streets. You’ll probably have to drive there if you need to go elsewhere except for a business meeting. The driving time to Miami International Airport is about 16 minutes.
Several room types are available, ranging from standard to suites with two double beds or one king-size bed and pull-out sleeper sofas. Some have breathtaking views of either Biscayne Bay or the looming Downtown towers.
The rooms are comfortable, though a little corporate, and are designed in a subdued color palette of white, beige, and brown. Every room has a comfortable bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, a huge flat-screen TV, a stocked minibar, an iHome iPod dock, an in-room safe, and a furnished balcony.
The bathrooms are large, with walk-in glass showers or soaking tubs and a shower; a hairdryer, Exhale-brand amenities; robes, a scale, and a yoga mat are all supplied. Some furniture, such as the peeling desk chairs, need repair.
Because the hotel is not located on the beach, most activities for relaxation take place surrounding the hotel, including swimming pools. Exhale Spa and Fitness Center. The hotel also has an upmarket seafood restaurant. Open for all three meals. There is also an expensive Japanese restaurant that is popular with both visitors and locals.
Lilt Lounge is a vibrant, stylish club with live music five nights a week and patio seats along the lake. Room service is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A business center and various conference rooms are also available. Wi-Fi is free for Karma Rewards members, and the reward program is free to join.
Contemporary hotel with great onsite dining
Rooms with elegant interiors inspired by the sea
Area 31 features waterfront dining for a luxurious feeling
No in-room microwaves
No in-room coffee
All Hotels in Miami Ranked
The top 20 cool and unique hotels in Miami are ranked in the table below. The table aims to help you in choosing the best hotels in Miami.
Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attraction (km) Nearby Restaurants
Broadmore Miami Beach 7450 Ocean Terrace $106-$147 No 7.0 3
Hotel Victor 1144 Ocean Drive $267-$780 Yes 4.4 1
Dream South Beach 1111 Collins Avenue $135-$329 No 4.3 3
Moxy South Beach 915 Washington Avenue $159-$261 Yes 4.2 2
One South Beach 2341 Collins Avenue $748-$3697 Yes 3.8 3
The Confidante 4041 Collins Avenue $258-$840 Yes 3.7 3
W South Beach 2201 Collins Avenue $728-$3825 Yes 3.6 3
The Vagabond Hotel 7301 Biscayne Boulevard $175-$232 Yes 3.4 3
Nautilus by Arlo 1825 Collins Avenue $291-$3408 Yes 3.2 2
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel 1717 Collins Avenue $203-$522 Yes 3.1 3
KAYAK, South Beach 2216 Park Avenue $166-$203 No 2.9 3
Albion South Beach Hotel 1650 James Avenue $111-$214 Yes 2.8 2
Standard 40 Island Avenue $326-$429 Yes 2.6 3
Esmé South Beach 1438 Washington Avenue $168-$694 No 2.3 3
East Miami 788 Brickell Plaza $377-$1168 Yes 2.2 3
The Goodtime Hotel 601 Washington Avenue $198-$415 Yes 2.2 3
SLS Hotel 1300 South Miami Avenue $293-$598 Yes 2.1 3
Mondrian South Beach 1100 West Avenue $267-$666 Yes 2.1 3
Yotel Miami 227 Northeast 2nd Street $183-$1358 Yes 1.8 3
Kimpton Epic Hotel 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way $261-$444 Yes 1.7 3
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Ever since he was knee-high to a grasshopper Michael has always had an affinity for adventure. Growing up he was lucky enough to live in a handful of exotic far flung locations including Hong Kong, Pakistan, Kenya and Tanzania and since then he’s continued seeking out new places and cultures. In his spare time he explores everywhere from the sizzling street markets in Bangkok to random back alleys in Sri Lanka and everything in between! He also has a special fondness for Cohibas, trying all kinds of street food, playing carrom with random strangers, and fine wine – he knows his clarets from his chiantis. He counts Cuba, Amsterdam, Indonesia, Goa, Cambodia and Italy as his favourite destinations. Find Michael on Instagram or Twitter.
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