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Miami Beach and neighboring Miami are some of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world. From diverse culture and vibrant nightlife to the amazing weather, these are cities that delight year-round. Iconic nightclubs and top-rated fine dining experiences abound, but the area’s daylight brings plenty of entertainment, too.
This trendy and chic destination has much to offer to all types of travelers and many luxurious boutique hotels to cater to them.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Miami Beach
Price: From $199
This beautiful hotel provides a classic luxury South Beach experience designed for comfort. The Balfour features high-quality custom furnishings and cozy beds — a retreat in the middle of the constant bustle in this hip area.
Rainfall showers and signature PURE bathroom amenities are available in every room, as are Frette Italian sheets and Lavazza coffee. From single travelers to romantic getaways, The Balfour has rooms that cater to every need.
There are Classic rooms with a king bed or 2 queens, as well as a Superior king and accessible options. The Junior and King suites add even more luxury to the trip with separate living and sleeping areas for its guests.
The outstanding location puts guests in easy reach of Lummus Park, Ocean Drive, South Pointe Park, and the many delights of the Art Deco district.
Price: From $482
The Betsy is a top-rated boutique housed in a Georgian Revival building dating back to the 1940s. Found at the end of the iconic Ocean Drive, this gem provides a tropical luxury experience in all its accommodations. Premium furnishings accompany the high-quality details like walnut floor and marble bathrooms.
Stunning artwork pieces come from the owner’s private collection, and there is a library for those looking to unwind with a book. Some of the beautifully-appointed rooms and suites have wonderful views over the Art Deco district.
The Classic king and double rooms offer amazing comfort, while the Betsy Balcony options provide even more sophistication. The Royal Ocean View allows you to enjoy the sight of the beach, while the Skyline Penthouse has a wrap-around terrace for 360-degree views, as well as a baby grand piano.
The Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Price: From $722
This luxury destination combines the comforts of a hotel with the premium wellness of a spa resort — a perfect place to fully unwind, relax, and enjoy everything Miami has to offer. The Carillon offers 4-star luxury apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms.
The apartments have Atlantic Ocean or Miami Skyline views to entice all travelers through floor-to-ceiling windows. The spa-like bathroom allows guests to benefit from blissful relaxation at any time during their stay.
There are separate kitchen and living room areas for extra convenience. Guests can luxuriate in the space they have available in between sessions at the spa. The modern design apartments are some of the most spacious lodgings guests can find in the whole Miami Beach area. Fresh, in-season fine dining is available at various indoor and outdoor locations on the premises.
The Confidante Miami Beach
Price: From $309
This 4-star hotel is a 2-minute walk from Miami Beach. Located in a spellbinding 1940s Art Deco-style skyscraper, The Confidante Miami Beach treats its guests to a luxury experience with oceanfront views.
Mid-century décor meets modern convenience in this hotel. Waterfall showers are included in every room so that guests can relax, and views of the ocean or to the city are available in all of them.
Guests should consider booking the Ocean View Suite for even more premium accommodations. It includes a wrap-around terrace and an uninterrupted view of the Atlantic through floor-to-ceiling windows.
There are 2 outdoor heated pools, one of which is reserved for adults only. The hotel has an exclusive private corner on Miami Beach, with attendants and Art Deco seating. At The Backyard, guests will get to enjoy craft cocktails and open-air dining.
Hot Tip: See a more detailed look of The Confidante Miami Beach in our in-depth review.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Price: From $760
This 5-star boutique hotel provides unforgettable accommodation and an experience fit for royalty. Signature red details and gold accents create an unbeatable interior design that serves to enhance the spectacular views of the ocean.
Combining 1950s and Art Deco glamor, this hotel includes amazing fine dining options. From open-fire cooking at Los Fuegos to Filipino-style dishes at Pao, guests can also take full advantage of the location they’re in by dining on the open-air veranda.
All the rooms available at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach are suites, and they are all luxuriously decorated, from the color palettes to the gold accents. There are full and partial views of the ocean and a towering penthouse with 5 king beds, 9 bathrooms, and multiple balconies. This hotel is ideal for guests looking to treat themselves to amazing quality and style.
Price: From $129
This adults-only hotel provides an exclusive experience to those looking to enjoy the city. Located in a beautiful building in the art deco style, The Julia is only a block away from the beach and 3 blocks away from South Pointe Park.
The interior design stands out through its quality and the original artwork that adorns the hotel. Its excellent location puts guests in an ideal place to discover everything that Miami has to offer, from a day at the beach to shopping and experiencing the amazing cuisine.
The rooms at The Julia offer instant comfort and relaxation — 5 of them feature 20-foot tall ceilings, and there are twin-bed or king-size options. Built to be cozy and visually appealing, enjoy your time at The Julia while exploring the messages in its many pieces of artwork.
Price: From $355
This 4-star hotel in Miami Beach has oceanfront views and provides an exclusive adults-only experience to its guests to ensure maximum relaxation. In the building’s landmark historic tower, there are suites and rooms with a full ocean view and additional suites and cabanas offer more tropical accommodation.
The National Hotel has the longest infinity pool in Miami Beach to make sure guests get the most unadulterated views. Its rooms are designed with luxury and comfort in mind. There are furniture pieces made from Sapele hardwood with a piano finish, while chrome-plated accents add a superior feel around the space.
Each room and suite is lavishly decorated and offers full or partial views of the city, the Art Deco district, or the beach. Fine dining and Spanish cuisine is enjoyed on the premises at Mareva 1939.
Palihouse Miami Beach
Price: From $233
Palihouse Miami Beach is a beautiful boutique hotel located in an Art Deco building that dates back to the 1940s when it used to be known as The Greenbrier. It is right next to the Indian Creek Waterway and a leisurely 5-minute walk from the Miami Beach Boardwalk.
Its prime location is matched by the beautiful bedrooms and studios inspired by eastern seaboard designs with a touch of boho Mediterranean chic. Aged materials are used to enhance the retro aesthetic, with elegant upholstered furnishings and gorgeously textured rich fabrics.
All rooms have access to fully-stocked minibars that include gourmet treats. There are 43-inch HDTVs and rainfall showers. Studios have additional kitchenettes for extra convenience. Amenities include a complimentary personal beach butler to accompany guests to the best beaches nearby and set them up with towels, an umbrella, and a chair.
Price: From $1,080
This 5-star hotel in Miami Beach is close to the Bass Museum of Art, the Lincoln Road Mall, and the Miami Beach Convention Center. A spa on the premises offers signature groundbreaking treatment for those seeking to indulge in wellness.
The Setai accommodations are inspired by an Asian aesthetic of beauty and modernity, with Far Eastern décor details. From Studio Suites with courtyard or city views to Art Deco and Ocean Suites, there is something to appeal to every guest.
The ocean-view suites offer an oasis in the middle of South Beach’s bustle, while the Art Deco rooms offer sumptuous indulgence and serenity.
Authentic and original artworks enhance the visual appeal of each space. Guests can enjoy signature fine dining based on Mediterranean and modern Asian cuisines.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Miami
Life House Little Havana
Price: From $220
This 4-star hotel is an exclusive experience in a mansion designed with tropical flair in the style of a rich adventurer’s lair. This Mission Revival base is full of art, fabrics, and furnishings collected from trips along the tropics.
Modern designs are stunningly weaved among Afro-Cuban ceramics and plants hailing from the Caribbean. The amazing garden at Life House is an exclusive experience in itself, and there is also a library and sunbathing seating available on the rooftop for those looking to unwind.
The rooms feature dark woods, aged brass details, and rugs woven from natural fibers. Those looking to pamper themselves can indulge in Le Labo bathroom amenities and the premium Revival New York linens.
A bar and restaurant are available on the overgrown tropical rooftop for an unforgettable fine dining experience.
Mr. C Coconut Grove
Price: From $365
Opened in 2019, the beautifully located Mr. C Coconut Grove overlooks Biscayne Bay. This newcomer on the Miami boutique hotel scene has already established itself as an elegant and refined option for all visitors.
Guest rooms and suites include amenities like private outdoor terraces to enjoy the stunning views, luxury designer toiletries, and personalized service. The modern design with European style was helmed by Arquitectonica and features a custom nautical motif by Martin Brudnizki.
One of the biggest draws on offer at Mr. C Coconut Grove is, without a doubt, the Bellini Restaurant and Bar, found on the hotel’s lush rooftop. The world-class eatery features Italian concept cuisine, with indoor and outdoor seating available to fully enjoy the sights of the city and the bay. For guests with a sweet tooth, Il Giardino Crêperie is there to delight.
Miami Beach and Miami are popular with those seeking great weather and fantastic nightlife, but the cities are also known for their commitment to the arts. With Cuba so close, it is no surprise that the food and diversity of the area are some of the best in the country.
Whatever your tastes, there will be a boutique hotel in Miami Beach or Miami to suit your needs.
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