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The best luxury beach hotels in Miami

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 09 August 2022
  • Revised 24 February 2023

You're positively spoiled for options when looking for Miami luxury beach hotels. Miami is home to some of the most sumptuous hotels, with rooms that boast brilliant balconies and views that overlook the breath-taking Atlantic Ocean. The soft white stretches of sandy beach attract those who wish to bask in the glorious sunshine or take to the seas for some water sports or a leisurely catamaran adventure - so if that sounds like you, you're in for a treat.

Find your perfect luxury Miami beach holiday and discover a paradise like no other.

Beachfront beauty at The Miami Beach EDITION

One of the top South Beach Miami hotels is The Miami Beach EDITION, thanks to its stunning location directly on the beachfront. With unobstructed ocean views from the hotel and from certain hotel rooms and suites, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the Miami sunrises and sunsets.

Featuring an onsite nightclub, bowling alley, and even an ice-skating rink (yep), you'll have plenty of entertainment when you retire from basking on the sands. Blending contemporary design with a boutique vibe, this hotel has everything you need for an exceptional stay – particularly within its airy and stylish guest rooms.

For the best ocean-facing room, book the Oceanfront Suite - elegant in design with spacious living areas and, of course, a vast balcony to enjoy the relaxing sounds of the sea. The Bungalow Penthouse is the most abundant of all the suites, with a terrace to enjoy the views and your own private rooftop pool. With additional facilities including two ocean-facing pools, a spa, exceptional dining courtesy of Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and beyond – it's a real jewel in Miami’s crown.

The Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION

Glitz and glamour on the oceanfront at W South Beach

Ideally located on the beachfront, W South Beach is an absolute oasis of natural beauty. Boasting the most stunning ocean views and soft white sands, you can enjoy a drink at the bar as you look out to sea or relax in your cabana while listening to the soft waves. 

The hotel is just a short stroll from all the shops, clubs, and restaurants of Miami Beach. The magnificent pools are inviting, or you can sit back with a cocktail on the impressive chaise lounges instead. For an invigorating experience, the spa will pamper like no other. It even has a brownie buffet for after-treatment treats. Sold.

For the best oceanview room, the Amplified E-WOW 3 Bedroom Suite has a wraparound balcony that provides guests with the most stunning views. This suite is pure luxury and has everything you need for the ultimate beach holiday in the city. 

W South Beach

W South Beach
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Brilliant views at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, is perfectly located on the coast for the most luxe holiday imaginable, immersed in nature, between Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Plenty of beach activities will keep adventurers entertained too, with water sports like kayaking and sailing. 

It’s all about luxe living at The Ritz, with lagoon-style pools, lush manicured gardens and a peaceful spa to indulge in. Suitable for families, couples, golfers and spa-goers alike, guests can relax amid a tranquil and serene setting.

For the best views of the ocean, book an Oceanfront Suite. This elegant room has everything you need for the most extravagant stay, including a vast balcony to take in the natural views. 

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Prime South Beach location at Delano South Beach

You have everything you could possibly need during your stay at Delano South Beach. The prime location on the beachfront means you can just stroll from your room to the soft powdery sands in no time. 

The hotel spa offers unrivalled ocean views as you lay back for a pampering session whilst listening to the sea waves. Spend your days exploring the azure waters or relax by the pool with a cocktail. The choices are endless. 

For the best sea views, book the Penthouse, which has a balcony overlooking the crystal waters and a stunning stretch of beach. The Penthouse is pure luxury with an entertainment centre and a walk-in wet bar. When you wish to explore the city, it’s just a 5-minute walk to exciting Collins Avenue, lined with designer boutiques. 

Delano South Beach

Delano South Beach

Beachfront views on millionaire’s row at Fontainbleau Miami beach

With 20 acres of oceanfront beauty, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a perfect oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Open since the 1950s; it’s one of the most sought-after hotels in Miami. It’s all about glamour and opulence at this resort, whether you’re relaxing in a cabana by the impressive cluster of pools, indulging in the sumptuous spa treatments, or enjoying some lively water sports on the ocean waves. 

For the best ocean views, you can’t go wrong with the Tresor Ocean View Junior Suite, which not only has jaw-dropping scenes but is brimming with luxury amenities and facilities. The Sorrento Ocean View One Bedroom Suite is the ultimate base for your Miami Beach adventure due to its incredible space and tranquil views. 

Fontainbleau Miami beach

Fontainbleau Miami beach

Perfect views from The Setai, Miami Beach

The beach at The Setai, Miami Beach, is one of the most incredible spots on the bay. With soft sands and the most stunning cerulean waters, guests can relax on the daybeds or tuck into some beautiful cuisine at the beachfront Ocean Grill. 

Situated in the city’s most desireable location close to South Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach is the height of high living with extravagance at every turn - whether that’s in the inviting pools, the invigorating spa, or the exceptional fine-dining options. 

The hotel’s accommodation choices blend Asian inspired interiors with art deco, boasting a choice of 90 Art Deco rooms, 55 Ocean Suites and one luxury Penthouse. For the best ocean views, the aptly named Ocean Suite offers contemporary rooms and luxury spaces where you can admire the sea views from your bed. 

The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai, Miami Beach

The best luxury beach hotels in Miami FAQ’s

What’s the most luxurious hotel on Miami Beach? 

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, is synonymous with luxury living. Immersed in nature, you can sit back with a cocktail on the stunning beach and enjoy lagoon-style pools and sumptuous spas. 

What's the best hotel on the beach in Miami?

One of the best beachfront hotels is The Miami Beach EDITION, where you can enjoy sunrises and sunsets from the most beautiful spot. The Setai has the most comfortable daybeds to enjoy the sands. 

What activities can you do on Miami Beach?

There are plenty of activities to enjoy on Miami Beach, from beach sports to water sports like kayaking and diving to exploring the coast on a seaplane. There is so much to see and explore. 

Miami Beach draws a crowd thanks to its crystal waters and soft white sands. The city has it all, whether it’s partying on the beach, relaxing with a cocktail in a cabana, browsing the designer boutiques, or diving beneath the ocean to explore the marine life. Explore our luxury beach hotels in Miami today and book your paradise retreat. 

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