The 11 Best Beach Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Feb 14, 2020
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of hotels in Miami Beach. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 14, 2020
“The Confidante was the perfect hotel experience. I fell in love with it over the Internet amd the reality just exceeded my expectations. The room was amazing with an superb view over Miami beach.”
With an open-air spa and salon, 2 heated outdoor pools with poolside lounges, and 2 restaurants, The Confidante offers relaxing accommodation in Miami Beach.
Free WiFi is provided and every retro-inspired room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, rain shower, and bathrobe.
Enjoy direct beach access, sample artisan cocktails and tapas amid the bustle of the pool garden. Guests can enjoy body massages, facials, and salon services at the 10th-floor spa.
Cafecito Bar serves regional and Caribbean fares for breakfast while Bird & Bone serves Southern dishes created from locally sourced ingredients.
World-famous Lincoln Road Mall is 9 minutes’ drive from The Confidante while Bayshore Golf Course is 2.4 km drive. Miami International Airport is 16 km away.
“Excellent location, right on the beach, and a beautiful part of the beach too. Very clean and comfortable. Staff very helpful and nice. Absolutely the best area to be in.”
This oceanfront 1950s-era Nautilus boasts an outdoor pool surrounded by cabanas, spa services, and a restaurant. A full american buffet breakfast is available, and the South Beach district is 10 minutes’ walk away.
Dark wood and leather furnishings and photography by Sante D’Orazio accentuate each modern room. All rooms provide a 48-inch flat-screen TV, and certain rooms have a balcony with views of the ocean, pool, or city.
Direct beach access with lounging chairs can be enjoyed to the utmost with full food and beverage service. Guests can access the fitness centre 24 hours a day. A 24-hour reception, concierge service, and luggage storage are available to all guests throughout their stays.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on the terrace or indoor dining room at the Nautilus Cabana Club. In-room dining is offered for a fee.
Golfing is 5 minutes’ drive away at Miami Beach Golf Club. Lincoln Road boutiques and cafes are 1.1 km from Nautilus, while the Bass Museum of Art is 300 metres away.
“Best location on South Beach. The Stanton is centrally located without being in the heart of all activity. It's nice to be part of the action, but its very nice to be able to withdraw to a quiet hotel like the Stanton.”
Located on the beach, this luxurious oceanfront Miami hotel is adjacent to the vibrant South Beach Art Deco District. Guests can lounge in the infinity edge pool, stay active in the fitness centre, or escape to the spa.
A small cooler, flat-screen cable TV with internet capabilities, and coffee-making facilities are featured in all guestrooms. Select Marriott Stanton South Beach rooms include a city, coast, or ocean view.
After an exciting day of exploring South Beach, guests can soak in a hot tub with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests will have access to a concierge desk and launderette throughout their stay.
Offering Mexican-inspired dishes, Lolo's Surf Cantina serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Azabu Miami Beach, which serves Japanese food and classic cocktails, is open for dinner. Starbucks Coffee is available as well.
Guests will be 3.2 km from the Miami Beach Convention Center and the shops at Lincoln Road. The Miami Beach Golf Club is 10 minutes' drive from the property.
“Amazing staff. They went well beyond their duties to make our stay perfect! The food was also superb and the location made for a perfect beach vacation.”
Located amidst the luxury shopping, dining and entertainment on Ocean Drive, The Betsy Hotel, South Beach offers direct beach access, along with a secluded courtyard pool. A state-of-the-art fitness centre and concierge staff is available on-site.
Adorned with fresh orchids and original art, every room offers hardwood floors and marble bathrooms. A flat-screen TV and a minibar are included in all rooms at The Betsy Hotel, South Beach.
Betsy's rooftop Ocean Deck offers cocktails. It features ocean views and rooftop pool with 360 degree views. The Wellness Garden provides spa services, massages and sunrise yoga. A fitness centre with Peloton bikes is also available on site. Private beach service, an on-property library, and Carlton Room Lounge are also part of The Betsy.
LT Steak & Seafood at The Betsy, South Beach is a contemporary American steakhouse located in the hotel’s lobby. The Alley is an Italian restaurant that serves brick oven pizzas. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the Lobby Bar. Coffee beverages are provided at the Panther Coffee Shop.
The Lincoln Road Mall is 1 km from The Betsy Hotel, South Beach. Miami Beach Convention Centre is also 1 km from the property.
“This hotel is absolutely amazing! Beautiful beach, great spa for guests, very spacious, clean and comfortable room. Staff is very friendly and helpful. This is definitely a five star hotel.”
Situated on 750 feet of private beach along the Atlantic Ocean, Carillon Miami Beach is located in Miami Beach, Florida. Spa services from neuromuscular therapy to body rituals, skin care treatments, and pedicures as well as a salon are offered.
Bathrobes and slippers add comfort to each suite. A flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchenette with granite counters are featured. The bathroom is spa-inspired, tiled with Italian glass and stone flooring.
Boasting 4 pools and 4 hot tubs, Carillon also has over 40 fitness classes available each day. A cycling and walking trail surrounds the property, and a rock-climbing wall is featured on site.
The Strand Bar and Grill restaurant features seasonal cuisine, ocean views, and floor-to-ceiling windows as well as an outdoor patio. The Cabana services light fare with cocktails, and The Corner Store serves juice.
Premium shopping at the Lincoln Road Mall is 7.8 km away, and the La Gorce Golf Course is 6 minutes' drive from the hotel. Within 20 minutes' drive of the hotel are Jungle Island, the Art Deco District, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“The most amazing place to stay on South Beach! really enjoyed the decor and vibe of the hotel. The location on South Beach is the best place to be.”
Relax by the poolside at W South Beach, which features 2 on-site pools and a light fare bar and grille. Located in Miami Beach, this resort offers cabana rentals and poolside light fare from WET Bar & Grille.
A private balcony with ocean views, a 37-inch flat-screen TV, and a marble-lined private bathroom are included in every suite and studio. Select rooms house a kitchen or kitchenette. The en suite mixed bar offers chargers, sun block, snacks, and more.
Workout at FIT, W South Beach’s rooftop fitness centre, or enjoy a game of basketball or tennis at SWISH or SWING. Guests can treat themselves to facials, massages, and nail care at Bliss® Spa Miami or hire bicycles for daytime explorations.
Delight in authentic Asian fares at Mr Chow, which serves dinner under a 125-foot gold-leaf chandelier, or dine on yellowtail, oysters, and ceviche at The Dutch of W South Beach, which offers classic American dishes with multicultural flair.
Lincoln Road Mall is 8 minutes’ drive from the resort while world-famous South Beach is 7 minutes’ drive. Miami International Airport is 18 km from the property.
“Still one of my all time favorite hotels. Clean, great staff, great food, good selection of drinks. The resort hotel is ideally located on Miami Beach.”
This historic oceanfront hotel features a private beach area and on-site dining options. There are 2 swimming pools, including an adult exclusive rooftop pool, available at 1 Hotel South Beach.
A tablet with daily digital newspapers comes standard in every room, as do a 55-inch smart flat-screen TV and Bluetooth speakers. A mini bar, in-room water filtration system, and espresso machine with organic coffee are included.
1 Hotel South Beach guests can access the on-site fitness centre and spa and wellness centre. Guests looking for adventure can enjoy watersports activities while kids can explore the children's club activities.
Four on-site snack and beverage bars, as well as 24-hour in-room dining are available.
Shopping at Lincoln Road Mall is 1.2 km away from this hotel. Guests will be 5 minutes’ drive from the nightlife and dining of South Beach city centre.
“The perfect getaway. Everyone was friendly and the hotel was in a great location. The private beach was amazing and very relaxing.”
This beachfront Miami Beach hotel features an on-site ice skating rink, 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi access, and a petite spa. The Lincoln Road Mall is 2.3 km away from the Florida hotel.
A flat-screen cable TV, a desk, and a minibar are included in each air-conditioned, spacious room at The Miami Beach EDITION. The en suite bathroom has a bathrobe and a hairdryer.
A bowling alley, nightclub, and fitness centre are available for guests to enjoy on site at The EDITION. Bars and cabanas are offered poolside, and an outdoor movie theatre is also featured.
Matador Room prepares Latin cuisine while Tropicale serves light snacks poolside. The Market at The Miami Beach EDITION includes cocktails, sandwiches, and a raw bar. The Matador Bar and the Lobby Bar offer wine, champagne, and other beverages.
Bass Museum of Art is 3 minutes’ drive away from the property. The Art Deco District is 3.4 km away. The Bayshore Municipal Golf Course is 6 minutes’ drive away from this Miami Beach hotel.
“A perfect hotel on Miami Beach. The hotel is a beautiful property and at a great location. The design is terrific and it is well maintained and spotless.”
The oceanfront Faena Hotel is situated in Miami Beach, Florida and features an outdoor pool and a South American-inspired spa with massage, nail care, and salon services. The fitness centre with an ocean view offers daily indoor and outdoor classes.
A relaxed meal or cocktail can be enjoyed at Veranda, which boasts views of the pool and ocean. Pao serves Asian cuisine with international influences, including original rice dishes and fresh meats and fish. The restaurant, Los Fuegos, boasts an open-fire kitchen and dishes made with local ingredients.
Guests can retreat to the late-Deco styled rooms with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box. Each Carrara marble-tiled bathroom has bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.
Nearby, the Miami Beach Convention Center is 2.5 km away, and golfing is 2.9 km away at Bayshore Municipal Golf Course. Premium shopping at the Lincoln Road Mall is 8 minutes' drive from the Miami Beach Faena Hotel, while the Art Deco District is 9 minutes' drive away from the hotel.
“Tranquil gem in the middle of South Beach. My husband and I stayed here for the last leg of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived it was a magical perfect stay.”
Located directly on the beach in Miami’s famous Art Deco district, this resort offers yoga and tai-chi classes. Suites are furnished in Asian-style décor.
Free WiFi and an iPod docking station are provided in every spacious suite at The Setai, Miami Beach. Rooms are equipped with espresso and coffee facilities along with a minibar.
Miami Beach Setai features 3 infinity swimming pools and a business centre. The on-site spa offers a number of massages and treatments, including a 60-minute Nepalese Body Polish. Concierges are available to provide recommendations.
Guests can dine at 4 on-site restaurants including The Setai Grill, an American steakhouse serving Asian-inspired dishes. The Bar & Courtyard offers nightly drinks and snacks.
Bayshore Golf Course is 1.6 km from the resort. The Setai, Miami Beach is 1.6 km from Lummus Park and 320 metres from Bass Museum of Art.
“This has to be the best hotel I have ever stayed at. The team here make you feel so special. The hotel is stunning. The rooms are lovely. The team though make this hotel jump from a 5 star to a 6 star hotel in my view.”
At 14,000 square feet, Remède Spa at St Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers a number of spa services, including 11 treatment rooms, an aromatic steam room, and Finish saunas. The resort is located 3 minutes' walk from Bal Harbour Shops.
Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, and modern décor curated by Yabu Pushelberg. Select suites include a kitchenette, complete with stovetop and kitchenware, and spacious balconies with views of the ocean.
The resort includes 17,651 square feet of meeting and event space. St Regis Athletic provides an on-site fitness centre with ocean views and group classes that include yoga, cardio, and Pilates. Free internet access is included and butler service is available.
Atlantikós, the indoor-outdoor Greek restaurant, features both lounge and bar seating, while The Grill At St. Regis serves American fare such as USDA prime cut steaks and fresh seafood. St Regis Bar and Wine Vault features live music, vintages wines, and Asian-inspired dishes.
The resort is 14 km drive from the sights of South Beach and 25 minutes' drive from Brickell, Miami's financial centre. Miami International Airport is 24 km drive from St Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Feb 14, 2020