A city constantly reinvents itself, Miami is synonymous with glistening white beaches, a dynamic art scene, and sensational nightlife. Entrepreneurs opened the first Miami Beach in 1914; today, Miami is a top destination for honeymooners, spring breakers, and vacationers seeking a luxurious, sun-drenched getaway. No matter what level of accommodations you’re looking for, you’ll have no trouble finding something suited to your budget without skimping on the amenities you need for the perfect retreat or holiday adventure.

01Freehand Miami

Less than one mile from South Beach and a five-minute walk from the ocean, Freehand Miami is a budget-friendly, pet-friendly choice for travelers who seek more than just a place to sleep. This hotel-hostel, an Art Deco building dating back to the 1930s, is a welcoming community for travelers. Choose from a private room or suite with a king bed, a room to share with up to eight others, or a private bungalow with four twin beds. You’ll also find an award-winning cocktail bar here. The 27 Restaurant, the hotel's onsite dining option, serves creative dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. The hotel specializes in group events and frequently offers special deals on rooms.

02Fontainebleau

The unmistakable curved tower of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a symbol of local architectural style and luxury. This resort’s contemporary yet glamorous style makes it a top-rated destination for travelers and a standout on Millionaire’s Row, a waterfront stretch along Miami Beach filled with mansions, celebrity homes, premier shopping, and luxury hotels. Fontainebleu features amenities such as gym access, elegant ballrooms, private poolside cabanas, highly acclaimed cuisine options, and amazing concierge services. You’ll find more than 1500 rooms with stunning views to choose from. For those who travel with their pet, this canine- and feline-friendly destination also offers an ocean-side dog park and other special amenities for your four-legged companion.

03Lifehouse Little Havana

This boutique hotel is a contemporary traveler’s dream. The urban mansion architecture and decor focuses on comfort and exposure to local culture. From its unique rooftop bar to the Egyptian cotton linens on the beds, lush courtyard, and serene library, this is truly a destination offering more than just a place to rest your head between treks to local Miami attractions. Enjoy a tasty breakfast or lunch at the Parcela, the hotel’s vegetable-forward cafe. Or, enjoy dinner and a Garden Mojito on the roof, looking out over the surrounding Little Havana neighborhood. Amenities like the plant-based bath products and hand-picked textures in the rooms make this a unique and delightful locale to spend your much-deserved downtime.

04Acqualina Resort

This world-class, award-winning hotel sits on Sunny Isles Beach and is a top fave among travelers who love its five-star, Mediterranean-style elegance. The rooms and suites offer massive floor plans, private terraces, his and hers marble bathrooms, a private bar, and oceanfront views. If you’re traveling with a group, you’ll find a selection of three-bedroom suites that accommodate up to eight adults. Spend a day of self-care at the hotel's 20,000 square-foot spa. Shop at the exclusive Acqualina Boutique, soak in some rays at one of three outdoor swimming pools, or experience one of the complimentary wine tastings. Feed your creative side with an abstract painting workshop with a local Miami artist, or experience one of three different scuba diving experiences.

05Faena Hotel

The Faena District in Miami sits between 32nd and 36th Streets on Miami Beach, which most people call the mid-beach area. The white terrazzo steps, red carpet, and gilded cathedral entrance to the Faena Hotel creates an atmosphere rivaling an elaborate movie set. That’s likely because filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his Oscar-winning designer wife Catherine Martin were the creative masterminds behind the decor. Choose from spacious Bay View Suites to rooms with two twin beds and views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Enjoy live music or theatrical performances at the hotel. Car enthusiasts will love exploring Miami Beach behind the wheel of a new Alfa Romea Stelvio or Guilia, a service offered exclusively for hotel guests.

06Circa 39

Travelers seeking an unpretentious, safe, beachside boutique hotel will love Circa 39. Its playful-but-chic vibe makes for unique accommodations that won’t take a huge bite out of your travel budget. Rattan furniture, bright, cheerful decor, and green-certified rooms make this the perfect spot to rest after a day of sunbathing on the hotel’s designated beach spots across the street. Indulge in some healthy comfort foods at the hotel’s all-day cafe, Jules Kitchen, or relax with a favorite adult beverage at Wunderbar, its cocktail bar and lounge.

07The Setai

You’ll relax the moment you walk into this 5-star hotel near South Beach. Its Art Deco-style rooms, ocean suites, and top tier service make it a favorite among international travelers seeking luxury accommodations. A Far East aesthetic combined with local historical architectural styles creates intriguing but comfortable surroundings. You’ll find three temperature-controlled infinity pools, situated so that you can enjoy the breathtaking Miami sunsets and dramatic sunrises. Hop on a custom Setai bicycle, a complimentary service for guests, and explore the beach. Plan a full day under the Miami sun, complete with a picnic lunch created by the hotel’s executive chef. Enjoy suites with 24-hour room service, a rainfall shower, Apple TV, and a luxurious, handmade, king-size bed covered with high-end Italian linens.

08The Betsy

The owners renovated and expanded this iconic jazz-era style South Beach hotel in recent years, then merged it with the Carlton Hotel on Collins Avenue. With poetry readings, book signings, live jazz concerts, literary festivals, and art exhibits, it’s the perfect accommodation for artsy travelers. Choose a room with a balcony in the Art Deco wing or opt for the light-and-bright Colonial wing. Marble bathrooms, built-in LCD TVs, wood floors, and libraries create a coziness that feels more like a friend’s upscale guest bedroom than it does a hotel room. On the rooftop, you’ll discover 360-degree views and a serene pool. Enjoy gourmet meals at the hotel’s restaurants. Indulge your taste buds at the flagship LT Steak & Seafood or explore Italian cuisine at The Alley.

09El Paseo Hotel

If luxury and extravagance just aren’t your cup of tea, never fear: The El Paseo Hotel sits in the heart of Espanola Way, a pedestrian-only, historic avenue between 14th and 15th streets where people gather to eat, drink, and enjoy the nightlife. You’ll find a range of affordable, comfortable accommodations at El Paseo. Charmingly decorated rooms, many of which have balconies, create a relaxing and inviting ambiance. Although there’s no restaurant or swimming pool on the premises, you’ll find complimentary coffee every morning in the library and a great selection of eateries nearby.

10Mr. C Miami - Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove was Miami’s original neighborhood. People love its Bohemian feel, its sidewalk cafes, its lush tropical canopy, and the picturesque views of Biscayne Bay. Mr. C Miami-Coconut Grove combines old-world sophistication with modern amenities to create comfortable yet lavish accommodations for its guests. With more than 100 rooms and suites, you’ll love the spectacular views, private outdoor terraces, and exclusive beach access. The rooftop Bellini Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring rustic Italian fare. The hotel also provides guests with exclusive discounts for local attractions.