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Nothing complements a stay on the beach more than the perfect accommodations, and Miami's got those in spades. There are certain things you may want to look out for, like private beach access (to avoid the hoards of tourists, especially during certain times of year) and convenient cabanas, towels, umbrellas, and beach chairs; relaxing ocean views right from your room; high-quality on-site dining and pampering; and even nearby or in-house entertainment for those days when the weather is less than perfect (a frequent occurrence during the rainy summer months).
Hotels like The Palms Hotel & Spa in Midbeach offer guests high-quality service and extensive pampering packages with delicious in-room comforts like plush robes and rain shower heads.
Guests staying at the Setai will enjoy extras like instruction in yoga and tai chi, various on-site dining options, and beautiful private pools.
The Fontainbleu's reputation as a star-studded hotel precedes it, and visitors always run the chance of rubbing elbows with big name celebs poolside or at their popular on-site nightclub, LIV.
Or maybe you'd prefer to forego the Miami Beach experience altogether but still want a place on the sand that's a bit more laid back. That's why we've also listed the Ritz-Carlton on Key Biscayne, known for its enormous spa, tennis center, and proximity to golf and water sports.
Check out our list for the best beach side hotels; there's sure to be one that's right for you.