Best Hotels in Miami, Florida

This is a list showing the best hotels in Miami which are recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Miami is a major city on the Atlantic Coast of South Florida and holds the distinction as the second most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. Miami is a major center and a leading city in finance, commerce, culture, media, and entertainment. The city is also an important city in arts and international trade and holds a great reputation for its hospitality.
Miami is regarded as an alpha world city and ranks highly in several indexes; it is the seventh highest ranked US city among global cities in terms of business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience and political engagement.
The city was described by Forbes as America’s Cleanest City making it a very livable city. It has a year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, and vegetation, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs; all identifiers of its good standard of living and good quality of living. This also makes it further an attractive tourist destination. The city is famous for its Cuban-American plurality; it is the largest city regarding this.
The city has a beautiful skyline with over 300 high rises and ranks as the third highest skyline in all of US. Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States making it an important financial center.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Miami, Florida.
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What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Miami?

Miami is a global city located at the southeastern U.S. state of Florida. The city is home to the famous South Beach and is renowned for trendsetting nightclubs, surfside hotels, white sand, and colorful art deco buildings. Some of the best neighborhoods in Miami are:

Brickell is a neighborhood that is the financial district of the city and also has a vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene. The neighborhood is home to many pubs and bars such as Blackbird Ordinary, Sidebar, La Moon, El Tucan, among others. The neighborhood has shopping centers such as Pandora, Lululemon Athletica, Chopard, AllSaints, and Agent Provocateur.

Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove is a neighborhood that is home to several great restaurants such as Sky Lounge, Panorama Restaurant, Plant Food + Wine, and Peacock Garden Café. The restaurants offer great margarita and seafood and gives out romantic and laid-back vibes.

Coral Gables
Coral Gables is a neighborhood that is full of lush greenery filled with flowers, trees, and other natural elements that renders it a garden type of look. The area features old Spanish architecture and several restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, bookstores, and many more places.

Downtown Miami
Downtown Miami is a neighborhood that is located near waterfront. The neighborhood is the home to several landmarks such as Olympia Theater that is the city’s historic performing arts center, The Moth that is a live event where people come on stage to tell stories, Fratelli Milano that is a romantic and quaint restaurant and Jar + Fork a healthy restaurant that serves cold-pressed juices, delicious wraps, and salmon curry bowls.

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4.0 Fontainebleau Miami

Resort Fontainebleau, Miami


“Vegas meets art deco at this colossal classic, deemed Miami’s biggest hotel after its $1 billion reinvention, which spawned more than 1,500 rooms, 12 renowned restaurants and lounges, LIV nightclub, several sumptuous pools with cabana islands, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a 40,000-square-foot spa.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Miami.

4.5 Mandrin Oriental Miami

Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Miami


“There are by now an awful lot of pretty great—even splendid—luxury hotels throughout Miami’s Brickell Avenue/financial/office district just south of downtown. But the one I still find among the most contemporary Miami in spirit is the cool wedge-shaped property a quick pop over the bridge on Brickell Key.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Miami.

4.4 Biltmore Hotel Miami

Biltmore Hotel, Miami


“The imposing neo-Spanish-colonial pile, rising regally over a 150-acre Coral Gables spread and dating back to city founder George Merrick’s original plan in 1926, has seen a lot of history since, to this day regularly hosting heads of states, CEOs, and celebrities.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Miami.

4.6 East Hotel Miami

East Hotel, Miami

New York Times

“For those opting out of South Beach there’s East, Miami in Brickell with eye-catching geometric lines designed by the local architecture firm Arquitectonica. Billed as a lifestyle hotel, it houses a series of dining venues, including a coffee shop, an Asian-themed rooftop bar and a fifth-floor restaurant called Quinto La Huella, the first international outpost of Uruguay’s renowned La Huella seaside grill.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Miami.

4.3 Betsy Hotel Miami

The Betsy Hotel South Beach, Miami

Lonely Planet

“One of South Beach’s finest hotels, the Betsy has a classy vibe with excellent service and first-rate amenities. The historic gem has two wings, with rooms set in either a colonial style or an art-deco aesthetic.”

4.7 Four Seasons Surf Club Miami

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Miami

CN Traveler

“If you’re looking for seclusion and don’t mind paying top dollar for it, The Surf Club is a wonderful option, and more centrally located than the many luxury resorts you’ll find in Sunny Isles Beach.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.