There is a large selection of hotels in Miami that offer something for every budget. The South Beach coastline is known for its international upscale hotel chains, but there are also cheap hotels in Miami, from affordable boutique hotels to budget hotels in colorful Art Deco buildings.
All hotel bills include a municipal hotel tax of 13%. It is also common to tip staff: doormen around $ 1, taxi stand attendants $ 1-3 (depending on the number of people traveling), valet parkers $ 2 and housekeeping $ 2-5 each Night.
The following hotels in Miami are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over $ 200)
Moderate ($ 100 to $ 200)
Inexpensive (up to $ 100)
These are minimum rates for a double room per night excluding tax and breakfast, unless otherwise stated.
The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa
Set amidst tropical gardens and palm trees on an eight-hectare private island, the hotel overlooks the shimmering waters of Biscayne Bay and the silhouette of Miami. The luxurious boutique hotel with 49 rooms offers inviting suites with balconies and views of the bay or the marina on the island.
The tropical ambience of the terrace around the swimming pool and the sandy beach are ideal for weddings. The interior and exterior of the hotel are designed for receptions and meetings for up to 250 people. Guests can indulge in the SpaTerre wellness center, inspired by Indonesia and Thailand. You can also use the 12 tennis courts of the Patrick McEnroe Tennis Center, the jogging trails or the whirlpool.
Address: 4 Grove Isle Drive, Miami
Phone: (305) 858 83 00
Mandarin Oriental Miami
This five-star waterfront hotel in one of Miami’s most prestigious business areas is close to the shopping and entertainment areas of Bayside and Coconut Grove. It offers a first class restaurant, Azul, an elegant cocktail bar. a luxurious wellness center, tennis courts and a swimming pool.
Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami (Brickell Key)
Phone: (305) 913 82 88
Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
The striking DiLido Hotel, which Lapidus designed in Art Deco style in the 1950s, was reborn in 2003 under the name Ritz-Carlton. The Art Modern style building looks more like an ocean liner than a hotel from the pool terrace.
The 375 spacious rooms with dark cherry wood furniture, luxurious bed linen and goose down pillows are decorated with bold, nautical-themed colors.
The restaurant has a view of the swimming pool, where synchronized swimming shows take place at sunset, and the glittering Atlantic. The Ritz Carlton also offers a unique “sun butler” who, among other things, applies sunscreen to guests, and one of the best wellness centers in the city.
Address: 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Phone: (786) 276 40 00
The incredibly luxurious Acqualina Resort is located halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale on a 122 meter long, breathtakingly beautiful section of the Atlantic coast in quiet Sunny Isles.
The hotel complex, modeled on a Venetian palace, has 97 luxurious rooms and 188 opulent residences, all of which have a view of the shimmering sea, the glittering silhouette of Miami or the Intracoastal Waterway from the terrace.
The renowned wellness center pampers its guests with luxurious treatment methods. The hotel’s services range from in-room check-in, a children’s program on marine biology and a baby butler service
17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Tel: (305) 918 80 00.
Address: 17875 Collins Avenue, Miami (Sunny Isles Beach)
Phone: (305) 918 80 00
The Biltmore Hotel
The 1926 landmark in affluent, sought-after Coral Gables remains one of Miami’s best hotels. The architecture of the Biltmore Hotel is based on the Spanish castles and cathedrals. Details such as the hand-painted ceilings, the magnificent crystal chandeliers, the Corinthian marble columns and the imposing 15-story tower (reminiscent of the wonderful Giralda bell tower of Seville) are complemented by impeccable service from the old school.
Luxuriously furnished rooms and suites are equipped with travertine marble bathrooms, spacious living rooms with desks and wireless Internet access, and balconies with views of the golf course (18 holes). There are also ten illuminated tennis courts and an enormous, magnificent hotel swimming pool. You can relax wonderfully in the Zen-inspired wellness center.
The ultimate in elegant luxury is the Evergreen Suite on the 13th floor, where Al Capone already lived and which is preferred by important personalities from all over the world and celebrities.
Address: 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Miami (Coral Gables)
Phone: (305) 445 19 26
The chic Hotel The Tides – the tallest and most elegant Art Deco hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach – is minimalist without being entirely white. It offers die-hard trendsetters authentic style and an elegant, spacious and magnificent interior in soft shades of white, taupe and sand.
All 45 bright, airy and large suites have a wonderful view of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean and are equipped with entertainment centers and the latest telecommunications.
The Coral Bar and La Marea Restaurant next to the 25-meter swimming pool on the terrace above Ocean Drive is the ideal place to see and be seen.
Address: 1220 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 604 50 70
Dove Creek Lodge
The Dove Creek Lodge in Key Largo, the gateway to the Florida Keys, has 4 rooms and ten suites, from double rooms to two-story luxury apartments for families with pool tables and verandas with sea views. At the Dove Creek marina with its 14 moorings, guests can moor their own boats for a fee or go on a guided tour of the Keys with one of the harbor boats. Dove Creek is ideal for explorations in otherwise hard-to-reach natural areas, “green” tourism, diving and fishing trips. The place is small and friendly and specializes in solo travelers or small groups, weddings, company outings and enthusiastic anglers.
Address: 147 Seaside Avenue, Miami (Key Largo)
Phone: (305) 852 62 00 or (1 800) 401 00 57
Ambrosia Key West
A trip to Key West at the southern end of the Keys should not be missed on any trip to Miami. The Ambrosia is an extremely charming guest house in the center of the historic district, just one block from Duval Street. Everything can be run without problems. Guests are greeted with an exotic, health-promoting drink, and the restored, tropical-style buildings overlook the garden with swimming pool.
The 19 spacious rooms and suites have private verandas and patio gardens, local artwork, beautiful bedding, refrigerators, coffeemakers, and ceiling fans. The luxury suites also have kitchens, whirlpools and spiral staircases.
Address: 622 Fleming Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 296 98 38
Miami River Inn
The Miami River Inn is Miami’s only bed and breakfast and one of the city’s best kept secrets. It is surrounded by a tropical oasis overlooking the Miami River and is right in the city center. The five restored shingled buildings from 1906 are listed in the National Historic Register.
A charming, secluded garden with palm trees and other tropical plants that shade the swimming pool and whirlpool is also part of the Miami River Inn. The 38 rooms and 15 one and two-room apartments are individually and comfortably furnished. Parquet floors, antique furniture, brass beds and floral wallpaper await the guest.
Breakfast in the garden (with homemade muffins and freshly squeezed Florida orange juice) is a great way to get to know the other guests – often an interesting mix of poets, artists, dancers or musicians. The Miami River Inn is one of the best options for those on a budget.
Address: 118 SW South River Drive, Miami
Phone: (305) 325 00 45 or (1 800) 468 35 89