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Top 10 luxury hotels in Miami for summer 2024

Read on for an insider's look at where opulence meets relaxation in the Magic City!

April 22, 2024
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Last updated:
Apr 26
A view of a beach in Miami at sunset.


Ever dreamt of a Miami getaway that wraps you in luxury the moment you step through the door? Well, dream no more! We’ve scoured the Magic City to bring you the top 10 places where you'll be pampered like royalty. From rooftop pools with jaw-dropping views to gourmet dining that'll make your taste buds dance, each of these havens offers something uniquely spectacular. So, grab a cup of your favorite brew, kick back, and let us whisk you away on a virtual tour of luxury like you've never seen before. 

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

Looking for a European escape in Miami? Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach offers seaside luxury, complete with direct access to a serene beach that rivals its European counterparts. The hotel itself is inspired by the luxury of Europe, and its design features wouldn’t look out of place on Cote d’Azur. With their large, 1,100 square foot guests rooms and full kitchens, this hotel is fit for guests who love their space. Its gourmet dining options include acclaimed restaurants like Il Mulino New York, which offers rich Italian cuisine. And if you’re in the mood for relaxation, Acqualina hosts a world-class spa where you can experience the best of rejuvenating treatments. Book it, baby!

17875 Collins Avenue

Sunny Isles Beach, FL

1 Hotel South Beach

For environmentally conscious travelers, 1 Hotel South Beach allows you to experience luxury while helping the environment. The hotel uses salvaged wood in its design, as well as hemp mattresses in every room. Its farm to table meals are available in several of the on-site dining options, with the hotel focusing on organic and local produce to ensure you eat only the best. 1 Hotel South Beach also has a variety of comprehensive wellness programs, including fitness classes and a full-service spa that allows you to experience luxury inside and out. To top it all off, this hotel is home to South Beach’s largest rooftop pool, offering breathtaking views of Miami you can’t find anywhere else. Book it, baby!

2341 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, inspired by Japanese aesthetics, offers an unforgettable luxurious experience. Blended with Miami’s tropical vibe, the Japanese design of the hotel provides guests with stunning ocean views and beach access while incorporating Japanese culture. Dine at the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant, which offers delicious Japanese cuisine and specialty cocktails curated by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa. For unparalleled relaxation, check out Esencia Wellness Spa, which offers specialty treatments and daily tea tastings. And if you’re looking to spot some stars while on vacation, you’re in luck! Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is a favorite for celebrity guests who want a luxurious experience away from home. Book it, baby!

4525 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL

Mr. C Miami - Coconut Grove

Mr. C Miami features classic Italian luxury right in Miami. With its polished wood, nautical sketches, and porthole windows, this hotel will make you feel like you’re on a boat in the Mediterranean, complete with beautiful views of the ocean. Relax in the rooftop pool, offering a panoramic view of Miami, or enjoy the scenery from a sem-private balcony which is included with every room. The Bellini Restaurant offers the best of the best of Italian cuisine, including classic dishes with a modern twist. This restaurant is located on the roof along with the pool, allowing you to see the sights while indulging in a delicious meal. Who knew Italy was so close to home? Book it, baby! 

2988 Mcfarlane Road

Miami, FL

Hotel Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection

Ever wanted a taste of the future right here in the present? Hotel Beaux Arts has you covered! This hotel features advanced in-room technology, including iPads and flat-screen TVs, and exquisite marble bathrooms in their deluxe guest rooms. The luxury extends to the hotel’s sleek design, complete with cherry wood floors and beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows in each room. The heated outdoor pool, overlooking downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay, offers an unforgettable swimming experience, while the hotel’s dining options blend international cuisine with familiar favorites. Be sure to check out some of Hotel Beaux Arts’ exclusive amenities, including the Mariano Bartolome Golf School and the Enliven Spa and Salon! Book it, baby!

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way

Miami, FL

JW Marriott Marquis Miami

JW Marriott Marquis Miami offers unparalleled luxury right in the heart of Magic City. Its modern rooms feature desktop computers and 52-inch flat screen TVs, as well as panoramic views of downtown Miami. If you’re feeling hungry, you’ve got options! This hotel has three restaurants, with menus ranging from Mediterranean cuisine to American dishes. Their other amenities include a pool, a fitness center, and an NBA-approved basketball court, allowing you to experience luxury while also staying on your workout schedule. But if you’re itching to explore the wonders of Miami, never fear: the JW Marriott Marquis Miami’s central location provides easy access to local attractions, including the famous Bayside Marketplace. Book it, baby!

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way

Miami, FL

Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Kimpton EPIC Hotel is nothing short of an epic experience! Featuring a fitness center, rooftop pool, and luxury spa with exclusive services, this hotel’s high-end amenities demonstrate the exquisite modernity Kimpton EPIC is known for. Its exceptional customer service is well-renowned, with hotel staff offering personalized services that make guests feel like royalty. Fancy some gourmet dining? Kimpton EPIC hosts two high end restaurants, including Area 31 which allows you to dine on a balcony high above downtown Miami. And if you can’t bear to leave your furry friend at home while you’re on vacation, this hotel has you covered, welcoming pets and providing as luxurious an experience for them as they’ll do for you. Book it, baby!

270 Biscayne Blvd Way

Miami, FL

Mandarin Oriental Miami

For an exclusive island experience, look no further than Mandarin Oriental Miami! This hotel is located on Brickell Key, offering a tranquil retreat where you can still indulge in stunning views of Miami and Biscayne Bay. Its five star spa allows you to relax while on vacation, with its wide range of treatments and therapies promising to leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated. For a taste of gourmet dining, check out Mandarin Oriental Miami’s top-rated restaurants, including Peruvian and contemporary cuisine that only enhances your experience in this gorgeous hotel. Not sold yet? Look no further than Mandarin Oriental’s frequent high-profile guests for proof that this hotel offers unparalleled elite service. Book it, baby!

500 Brickell Key Dr

Miami, FL

SLS Brickell

Situated in the vibrant Brickell neighborhood, SLS Brickell allows you to easily experience Miami’s top attractions and nightlife. This hotel features stylish and contemporary design by world-renowned French architect Philippe Starck, enhancing your luxurious experience and making you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. The luxury extends to their dining options, which include award-winning restaurants that offer a range of gourmet culinary delights. SLS Brickell also has a wide range of exclusive services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa that help you return home feeling rejuvenated. And if you’re in the mood for a swim, check out the rooftop pool, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Miami while relaxing and socializing. Book it, baby!

1300 South Miami Avenue

Miami, FL

EAST Miami

We’re concluding this list with a taste of international flair in Florida. EAST Miami, located in the heart of Brickell City Center, blends modern aesthetics with Asian and Latin American styles, allowing you to experience a fusion of cultures unique to this location. This hotel offers fully-equipped residential suites, making it ideal for extended stays as well as families who want to vacation without feeling cramped. However, if you don’t feel like cooking, you can dine at Quinto La Huella, which presents an authentic South American dining experience with signature cuisine and an open-fire parrilla. Cap off the night at Tea Room, where you can indulge in Miami’s only Asian Night Brunch! Book it, baby!

788 Brickell Plaza

Miami, FL

Each of these spots promises an escape that's nothing short of extraordinary. These aren't just places to stay; they're experiences waiting to leave a mark on your soul. So, when you're ready to live it up in Miami and create stories worth telling, you know where to head. Here's to making your next Miami adventure as lavish as the city itself – because you deserve nothing less!

*Prices fluctuate based on season and day of the week.

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With over ten years of writing experience, Ashley explores a variety of lifestyle topics in her written pieces including travel, finance, health, beauty, cooking, and entrepreneurship. She is currently pursuing degrees in History and English Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communications with specializations in Technical Writing and Creative Writing at the University of Waterloo. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Ashley is an avid reader and passionate about writing poetry and short stories, aiming to inform, entertain, and inspire with every piece she creates.