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Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami

Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami

1.W South Beach

1.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami W South Beach

Local: South Beach, Miami, Flórida

The stunning 312-room W South Beach — located on the beach, on the northern outskirts of South Beach — blends cute comforts, intricate design  and flawless service.


2.The Resort at Fisher Island Club

2.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami The Resort at Fisher Island Club

Local: Fisher Island, Miami, Flórida

Fisher Island is unlike any other hotel in Miami. Its 45 guest rooms, all suites, are located among the homes of the super-rich on a lush, private island that’s a 10-minute ferry ride from the Miami mainland. It’s a superb choice for couples and families looking for something special.


3.The Setai Miami Beach

3.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami The Setai Miami Beach

Local: South Beach, Miami, Flórida

Paradise doesn’t come cheap. Striking but sober mood-lit design; impeccable service; huge, immaculate rooms; three pools, each a different temperature; and a prime, beachside location make the Setai one of the best hotels in Miami.


4.Four Seasons – Miami

4.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami Four Seasons - Miami

Local: Centro, Miami, Flórida

An astounding, immaculate property that lives up to the brand — super-accommodating service, large rooms, a great rooftop pool overlooking Biscayne Bay, and the Sports Club/LA on-site.


5.Acqualina Resort & Spa

5.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami Acqualina Resort & Spa

Local: Sunny Isles, Miami, Flórida

Four pools, great Italian cuisine, a luxurious spa, 97 huge, modern rooms, and some of Miami’s most attentive service — this is family-oriented Sunny Isles Best hotel. For families especially, this a superb luxury pick.


6.The Tides South Beach

6.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami The Tides South Beach

Local: South Beach, Miami, Flórida

A beautifully designed hotel with pomp-free service at all levels – from housekeeping to porters to private designated assistants. The Tides brings rarely seen substance to the price tag. Though the hotel lacks direct beach access and the small pool is less than breathtaking, the huge, immaculate rooms more than compensate.


7.Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach

7.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach

Local: Miami Beach, Miami, Flórida


A 1954 mainstay, the 1,504-room Fontainebleau is a sprawling Art Deco complex built by iconic architect Morris Lapidus that stretches over several city blocks. Still, it’s hard to top its nine pools or phenomenal spa.


8.Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach

8.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach

Local: North Beach, Miami, Flórida


With some of the most beautifully decorated guest rooms in Miami, a beachfront location, a great spa, and a huge fitness center with a rock-climbing wall and dozens of daily classes, Canyon Ranch is a great choice for a healthy vacation – provided you’re not also looking for nightlife or a happening pool scene.


9.Mandarin Oriental, Miami

9.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Local: Centro, Miami, Flórida

Located on beautiful Brickell Key, this beachless island resort offers a mix of serenity and high design. Inside its soaring lobby, warm golden-brown floors, beautiful artwork, huge windows looking out over Biscayne Bay, and soft instrumental music are a welcome alternative to loud, clubby hotel lobbies.The Mandarin also sports a phenomenal spa, a first-rate gym, and excellent restaurants like Agua.


10.The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

10.Top 10 Design Hotels in Miami The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

Local: Bal Harbour, Miami, Flórida

Sure, it boasts a 10,000-square-foot Guerlain Spa, $4 million worth of modern art, and some of Miami’s grandest rooms. It’s more romantic and understated than the nearby Acqualina, but keep in mind: It’s 20 minutes from South Beach. Trade-offs, trade-offs.