Miami's 10 Best Romantic Hotels for a Memorable Getaway



Miami has all the natural ingredients for a romantic rendezvous: Soft shores, ocean breezes, and fiery sunsets abound, making for photo-worthy and kiss-stealing moments. Many area hotels flaunt these picturesque vantage points as their backdrop, designing their spaces around the city's visual wonders and captivating patrons by their location alone. Other haunts lure guests with their lush surroundings, stellar decor, or intimate settings.

History buffs wanting throwback nostalgia can opt for an Art Deco outpost, many of which capture the essence of days past and fuse it with modern amenities and chef-driven cuisine. Luxury seekers can find R&R on private island playgrounds or in high-rise hotels overlooking Downtown Miami and its intricate waterways. Miami's hautest locales each carry signature services and specialties, from couples massages under the stars to co-ed spas.

Hotel restaurants are also upping their ante, toting marquees backed by celebrity chefs and global food icons; top-tier names like James Beard winner Michael Schwartz are helming property-wide food and beverage programs. This hospitality shift puts local, seasonal ingredients are at the forefront, making hotel eateries a go-to for tourists and natives alike.

Despite Miami's impressive hotel repertoire, these ten Miami hotels rise above the rest: Each captures their sense of beauty and elevates it, creating an undeniably romantic, getaway-worthy ambiance.


Acqualina Resort & Spa is based in what some consider Florida's Riviera, a stretch of pristine beaches along Sunny Isles. This high-end destination features 188 residences and 98 rooms and suites along 4.5 acres of Miami beachfront property....  Read More


The Angler's Boutique Resort

Located on bustling Washington Avenue, this hotel is decidedly reserved, and yet it manages to stand out completely. The tiny nightclubs and restaurants surrounding the property seem shockingly out of place next to the classic facade and deep...  Read More


The Betsy Hotel
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Amidst the Art Deco landmarks of South Beach, this unique landmark hotel immediately stands apart, given its stately British Colonial architecture. The 61 rooms and suites are serenely white, with one or two splashes of color, and are furnished...  Read More


Overlooking the oceanfront on South Beach, this stylish hotel, easily one of the most stunning designs on South Beach, is flanked by a 40-foot tower and beautiful Asian-inspired courtyard. Very exclusive, private, serene and sedate, The Setai...  Read More


The Mondrian South Beach is situated in Miami Beach's West Avenue. This hotel offers sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Ocean and downtown Miami. The Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Beach Convention Center, as well as several museums,...  Read More


This secluded 205-acre private island, the former winter estate of the Vanderbilts, is accessible only by air or water, so helicopters, seaplanes, and yachts are common sights. Once on the island you may never want to leave, and you wouldn't...  Read More


Mandarin Oriental, Miami
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For the ultimate posh hotel experience, the Mandarin Oriental is out of this world. Your every wish is granted at this five-star stunner, whether you are completing an important business transaction or simply looking for the ultimate experience...  Read More


Viceroy Miami
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The Viceroy Miami is located in one of the premier neighborhoods in Miami, with many places of interest nearby. Guests can visit Brickell's financial district, the American Airlines Arena, the Adrienne Arsht Centre for the Performing Arts, South...  Read More


The Standard Miami
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Emphasizing beauty and simple pleasures, this hotel, set just off the eastern end of the Venetian Causeway in Biscayne Bay, provides a soothing place of retreat. White walls and linens and blond wood accents characterize the guest rooms, which...  Read More


This immaculately restored Art Deco hotel opened in 1940, and retains the original terrazzo floors and updated period decor. In keeping with the restoration, rooms and main seating areas are furnished with vintage-style wicker and teak...  Read More


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Meet Liana Lozada

Liana is a Miami Beach-based lifestyle and travel writer. Liana was raised in South Florida and thus witnessed the area's growth first hand. She specializes in digital media and social content,...  More About Liana

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