Miami seduces travelers year-round with its gorgeous beaches, tantalizing restaurants and sexy nightlife. Whether in town for a weekend getaway or exciting international events like Art Basel, visitors from near and far will find no shortage of fine places to stay. Here are five hot hotels to keep on the radar for your next trip to Florida.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Situated on Collins Avenue near Millionaire's Row, this legendary landmark designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus continues its legacy of glamour for a new generation of travelers. Models, moguls and other stylish types set their sights on this hotel when in town. The hotel has hosted high-profile events such as the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, among others. As for dining, Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta are the signature restaurants, while more casual fare is available at the chic La Cote. When its comes to playtime, guests can lounge by the pool or hit the spa during the day, and dance at Arkadia or LIV at night.
Soho Beach House. Just like sister properties in London and New York, this Miami hotspot, private member club and hotel has a number of distinctive details, from the South American-inspired rooms to the tony beach club with lounge beds. Guests also enjoy relaxing over Cuban coffee, cigars and cocktails in the Drawing Room and dining on inventive Venetian dishes at Cecconi's.
The Raleigh. Historic and modern all at the same time, this classic Miami hotel exudes elegance at every turn. Situated on South Beach, this Art Deco gem boasts nice touches such as in-room or poolside massages, Kiehl's amenities and private beach access. Sun lovers will like the fact that some call the pool "the most beautiful in America." When it comes to food and drink, The Royal Restaurant serves savory American cuisine in an inviting garden setting, and The Martini Bar provides a throwback to yesteryear with its original swanky details.
Viceroy. Located in downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue overlooking Biscayne Bay, this bold hotel boasts elegant accommodations including the Viceroy Suites decked out in striking jewel colors and outfitted with Sferra linens, a gourmet mini bar and a la carte film library. Mediterranean dishes are served at Eos and Cafe Ion is perfect for grabbing a cup of coffee when on the go. As for rest and relaxation, the Spa and Fitness Center provide a nice respite from the sometimes hectic hustle and bustle of the city.
Z Ocean Hotel. Sexy and chic, this Ocean Drive property sits in the center of all the South Beach action. Along with opulent suites including the ultra luxe Rooftop Terrace Suites with Roman hot tub and wet bar, guests will appreciate such indulgences as the Z Spa, where special treatments such as The Deep Blue Sea Massage and Champagne Oil Couples Massage provide the ultimate in pampering. Fresh seasonal cuisine is always on the menu at The Front Porch Cafe. As for activities nearby, bars, clubs and lounges are only a short walking distance away.
The next time a trip to Miami is in your future, book a stay at one of these five fabulous hotels.
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Miami is packed with some of the world's most luxurious hotels, leaving anyone looking for somewhere to stay while on holiday or on a business trip to this beautiful area. At the moment, the seven hottest, most popular hotels include:
- Grand Beach Hotel
- Fontainebleau Miami Beach
- Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
- The Deauville Beach Resort
- Casa Moderna Miami Hotel & Spa
- The Perry South Beach
- Kimpton Hotel EPIC
All of these hotels are located either on Miami's trendy Collins Ave or Biscayne Blvd Way and offer excellent amenities and services at reasonably affordable, low to mid-range rates.
Grand Beach Hotel
The 4 Star Grand Beach Hotel is located on Collins Ave, overlooking the white sandy beach. Close to a marina and up-scale shopping facilities, this hotel is just 2.5 miles from South Beach and the Convention Centre (Miami Beach). Miami Beach board walk is just 2 blocks from the hotel. 430 airy suites offer excellent views, in-room spa treatments, and amenities include three pools, a business center and several exquisite restaurants.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Also on Collins Ave, this 4.5 Star hotel, which is within 3 miles from South Beach and only 2 miles from famous Lincoln Road shopping. Six ocean front pools, a health spa, 11 restaurants and a business Centre are just some of the excellent amenities offered by this 1,504-room hotel.
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Two miles from Miami's Art Deco District and South Beach - also on Collins Ave - the 3 Star Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort offers 186 luxurious rooms, a Business Centre, swimming pool, fitness facilities and free Wi-Fi among its first class amenities.
The Deauville Beach Resort
Facing the ocean on Collins Ave, the 3 Star Deauville Beach Resort hotel is located within the middle-section of Miami Beach. Adjacent to a 700 ft stretch of white, sandy beach, this hotel is 5 miles to the north of Lincoln Road shopping and the famous night life of South Beach. Offering 454 well equipped rooms, the Deauville Beach Resort counts a swimming pool, a full service spa, business Centre, a hair salon and a nightclub, as well as several restaurants as part of its excellent amenities.
Casa Moderna Miami Hotel & Spa
Located on Biscayne Blvd, this 4 Star hotel is adjacent to the Adrienne Arsht Center the American Airlines arena and Bicentennial Park. Offering a health club with fitness facilities, a full service spa, a swimming pool, as well as a steam room, a sauna and business services among its amenities, the hotel has a capacity of 56 elegant rooms.
The Perry South Beach
Back on Collins Ave, the 4.5 Star Perry South Beach hotel offers a total of 340 rooms. This hotel's outstanding amenities include a rooftop infinity pool, several bars, restaurants and a nightclub, as well as spa and fitness facilities, free Wi-Fi, business and meeting facilities.
Kimpton Hotel EPIC
On Biscayne Blvd Way, you will find the 4.5 Star EPIC boutique hotel. All of the hotel's 411 guest rooms feature balconies with excellent views. Amenities offered here include the hotel's full service marina (complete with access to the dockside), two outdoor pools, a nightclub, several outstanding restaurants and business services, as well as a spa and fitness facilities.
Make sure to check out one of these hot spots on your next trip to Miami.
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One of the principal reasons people go to San Diego is to visit the wonderful beaches. If you’re in the area and are thinking of some places to go, consider these three amazing beaches for your visit to San Diego.
La Jolla Shores: For gentle surf and family fun, La Jolla Shores may be the perfect spot on your San Diego beach adventure. La Jolla Shores is located nearby the Underwater Ecological Reserve and hosts scuba classes for beginners. Don’t try any fishing at this outpost but enjoy the calming breezes and lapping summer waves of the surf. When you’re visiting La Jolla Shores and you’re hoping to stay a while, La Jolla Shores Hotel is the obvious choice. With a property right on the beach you’ve got all the fun you want and a place to lay your head, wake, and do it all over again!
Pacific Beach: Another beach destination in San Diego just south of Crystal Pier is Pacific Beach. Pacific Beach is one of the busiest beach spots in all of San Diego; the perfect draw for tourists and locals to meet up and enjoy. Pacific Beach has lifeguards, fishing areas, and is great for swimming, surfing or just catching some fun in the sun.
The Children's Pool: Another great spot for families and kids is a small beach protected by seawall; The Children's Pool. Originally intended as a fully enclosed swimming area, The Children's Pool has become a picturesque area with some inspired views. The Children's Pool is also serviced by public transportation so if you're visiting San Diego and you don't have a car, you can take the bus on out and see the surf. Another great thing about The Children's Pool is that for much of the year there are seal loins and seals just offshore on Seal Rock for much of the year.