Chic hotels and luxurious resorts cluster around the heart of South Beach. South Beach hotels cater to every type of traveler, from vacationers demanding five-star luxury to spring breakers seeking adventure on a budget. Many of South Beach’s most popular hotels stand elbow to elbow along the oceanfront Collins Avenue. Luxury hotels along Collins Avenue include Loews Miami Beach Hotel, which occupies a prime location on the north end of South Beach’s popular Art Deco District and houses world-famous Chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature eatery. Just down the street, the fabulous National Hotel features its own film crew and hosts star-studded events, like fashion shoots by Vogue Magazine. Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art Fontainebleau Suites soar above Collins Avenue and feature luxuriously appointed suites, complete with full kitchens and living rooms, flat screen TVs and marble bathrooms.
Catering to leaner budgets, accommodations such as Continental Hotel and Haddon Hall Hotel feature home-style comforts and convenient locations at wallet-friendly rates. Continental Hotel South Beach enjoys a prominent location on Collins Avenue, surrounded by popular South Beach attractions. Dotted with palm trees, the 8 story hotel features a sparkling pool area with a cascading fountain and spacious sundeck. Meanwhile, Haddon Hall Hotel on Collins Avenue lies within one-half block of South Beach hotspots, including Ocean Drive and the beach.
The famous Ocean Drive houses several oceanfront hotels, too. Basic lodging, such as Beach Paradise Hotel and designer boutiques, such as The Bentley Beach Hotel, hail from Ocean Drive. Several hotels also occupy Washington Avenue, where a party sizzles all night long. A sparkling jewel on Washington Avenue, the restored New Clinton Hotel & Spa offers a luxurious boutique-style oasis. Ultra-mod guestrooms feature minimalist decor with playful accents and designer spa products.
In North Miami Beach, approximately 10 to 12 miles from South Beach, several hotels offer quieter accommodations. One such hotel is Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort, featuring a pedestrian walkway that leads from the resort to the exclusive Bal Harbour Shops where celebrities and fashionistas frequent the likes of Versace, Cartier and Gucci. Nearby, Donald Trump’s designer hotel, Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, offers a plethora of luxurious accommodations, including 10 acres of lush oceanfront property and Aquanox Spa, which dedicates 8,000 square feet to all-out pampering.