Enjoy the Good Life at Miami's 10 Best Luxury Hotels

Everyone needs a little "me" time. Enjoy yours by spoiling yourself at some of the most posh hotels Miami has to offer. Whether you're a local that's searching for a high-class staycation or a tourist who won't do without a world-class spa and Egyptian cotton sheets, our list is sure to point you in the right direction.

Indulge in ritzy, on-premises upscale dining or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs at luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton South Beach or the Mayfair out in Coconut Grove. Both of these grandiose guest lodgings feature deluxe accommodations with all the right spa treatments to help you unwind.

If you're hoping for a long-term stay with a holistic twist, the new Carillon Hotel and Resort could be just the place for you to unpack your bags. From organic, health-conscious dining to all sorts of wellness classes and activities (among them rock climbing, Qi Gong, pilates, and yoga), they offer a truly unique luxury hotel experience.

For a truly sumptuous stay, though, your best bets are either the internationally-praised and frequently star-studded Fountainbleau Hotel or the ultra-exclusive Fisher Island Club, which resides on its very own private island. 

Those who travel extravagantly know that staying at one of these Miami luxury hotels is the only way to go.



The EPIC Hotel is completely justified in naming itself just that. Business travelers love this financial district hotel, with its rooftop pool and killer downtown location. Well-to-do fans of EDM love it for its proximity to some of Miami's...  Read More



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 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



With its Art Nouveau decor, the Mayfair House Hotel in the heart of Coconut Grove is stylish and inviting. Spacious guest suites offer the ultimate in posh comfort. Each room features Art Deco inspired decor, Egyptian cotton bedding, plush...  Read More



Formerly the Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa, the new Carillon Hotel still holds the bar for luxury and decadence with a focus on wellness. This oceanfront resort in North Beach features decks out its rooms with 400-thread-count Mascioni linens plus...  Read More



Offering the perfect combination of tranquility and adventure, this Miami area resort is ideal for both family vacations and romantic retreats. Minutes from the Miami mainland yet far enough from the urban buzz to feel closer to island getaway,...  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



The lobby of this resort offers fabulous views of Biscayne Bay as well as of the pool and lounge. The colonial-style facility is located on a private island, so you know you are in for a peaceful retreat. The 85-slip marina and plenty of other...  Read More



The legendary Fountainbleau first opened its doors in 1954, in a Miami Beach that would be unrecognizable today. What started as an 11-story building with 554 guest rooms is now an epic resort housing 1504 rooms and suites; a 40,000 square-foot...  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


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