Sun-kissed beach bodies, South Beach, Art Deco buildings, Latin culture, nightlife, an exciting sports scene and more, these are just a few of the things travelers look forward to when they visit Miami. It’s never too early to start planning your trip to Florida and here are five hotels that are known for providing a pleasant experience for guests.

*Biltmore Miami Hotel. Since first opening its doors in the 1920s, this legendary destination in Coral Gables has provided an elegant escape for dignitaries, celebrities athletes and other important guests. With sophisticated accommodations, championship golf, a renowned spa and fine dining, it is easy to understand why there continues to be a loyal following.

*Epic Hotel. Part of the Kimpton portfolio, this luxury boutique property is situated in downtown Miami less than a mile from the Port of Miami and 10 minutes from South Beach. Inside visitors will encounter spacious guestrooms and suites complete with hydrotherapy bath tubs, private balconies and more. The Exhale Spa is right on the premises perfect for a little pampering before heading to ZUMA for modern Japanese cuisine or Area 31 for delicious seafood.

*Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Designed by acclaimed architect Morris Lapidus back in the day, this renovated gem attracts a glamorous crowd thanks to contemporary art, music, fashion and technology. This oceanfront property on Collins Avenue is also a foodie haven with 12 restaurants ranging from its signature collection that includes Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta to the more casual Blade and Fresh. As for nightlife, Arkadia and Liv keep people talking.

*King & Grove Tides South Beach. Right on the world-famous Ocean Drive, this elegant property stands out for its prominent Art Deco touches. Each of the spacious and stylish suites offers ocean views, tastefully appointed interiors that evoke beach cottage elegance and thoughtful touches such as Frette linens, iPod docking stations and complimentary WiFi.
Whether you’re in town for a business trip, romantic getaway or family vacation, it’s always a good idea to book these hotels in advance.