Are you looking for a vivacious South Beach hotel where you can party like it’s hot with celebrities and other beautiful people? Or a laid-back yet luxurious Miami beach hotel where you can relax in style? No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.

South Beach hotels and resorts are some of the most expensive in Florida. But it’s worth it for those stunning ocean views, sensational restaurants, iconic pools and, of course, the VIP treatment. Expect to spend at least $200/night, more if you’ve got a taste for the finer things in life.

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W South Beach

This is the quintessential South Beach hotel with VIP suites overlooking the ocean, private poolside cabanas and the swanky WALL nightclub, where celebrities like Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Jamie Foxx like to party. The 350 ultra-modern rooms and suites are the largest in the area, all with private balconies and incredible views.

There’s no need for a car at the hotel, as they’re just a few blocks from all the excitement of Miami Beach. Take a quick Uber ride to the nearby Lincoln Road Mall or use their complimentary bike rentals to explore the area at a more leisurely pace.

W South Beach Miami Hotel

W South Beach Miami Hotel

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Amenities:

  • 3 restaurants and bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • State of the art sauna
  • Rooftop fitness center including basketball and tennis courts
  • A high-class spa and salon
  • Pet program with toys and treats for your pup

Price: $$$$$

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The Setai, Miami Beach

This Miami beach hotel is like a slice of opulence taken straight out of Tokyo or Singapore. The sleek, Asian motifs add a feeling of intimate luxury to the original 87 suites as well as the 51 newer suites found in the 40-story glass tower addition. That addition makes The Setai one of the tallest buildings in Miami Beach, giving it stunning views of the Atlantic. For the absolute best view, reserve the 10,000-square-foot penthouse suite, complete with rooftop infinity pool and jacuzzi. Yolo.

If you’re a mere mortal who can’t swing the penthouse rate, you’ll still get to enjoy all the benefits of staying in the #1 Miami Beach hotel, according to Travel + Leisure.

Setai South Beach Miami Hotel

Setai South Beach Miami Hotel

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Amenities:

  • 3 infinity pools
  • Private beach area with daybeds
  • Jet ski rentals
  • Bach yoga
  • Spa treatments in the resort’s private ocean view spa suites or in the comfort of your own suite

Price: $$$$$

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Delano South Beach

The Delano, one of the original South Beach luxury hotels, has a decidedly Mykonos vibe with their white-on-white minimalist decor. The whimsical, Art Deco touches add a layer of sophistication and charm to the architectural beauty. Many of the rooms have ocean views, and the higher end rooms have private balconies with spectacular views of the Atlantic.

But the star of this Miami Beach hotel is the iconic infinity pool. There are plenty of chaise lounges surrounding the pool, as well as private cabanas where you can watch TV or get pampered with various spa treatments. At night, the Delano pool turns sexy with dramatic lighting effects and trendy tunes.

Delano South Beach Miami Hotel

Delano South Beach Miami Hotel

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Amenities:

  • Direct access to the beach
  • 3 hot restaurants
  • 2 luxe bars
  • Rooftop spa
  • 24-hour fitness center with personal trainers and yoga instructors

Price: $$$$$

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SLS Hotel South Beach

This hotel is home to the hottest beach in Miami – Hyde Beach. The outdoor space hosts the best pool parties in town, and people pay thousands of dollars just to hang out in one of the cabanas. The parties include Miami’s hottest DJs, fresh cuisine by celebrity chefs, signature cocktails, champagne showers and lots of beautiful, scantily-clad people.

The SLS is the tallest Art Deco building in South Beach, originally built in 1939. It has since been updated into a shimmering palace combining French opulence with modern delight. The rooms are sinfully stylish, with mirrors on the ceiling and “sinners” boxes inspired by Louis XV’s legendary mistress, Madame de Pompadour.

SLS South Beach Miami Hotel

SLS South Beach Miami Hotel

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Amenities:

  • 4 gorgeous restaurants and bars
  • 2 pools (one with a 10-foot tall, 700 pound silver duck)
  • Concierge service
  • A luxury house car
  • Fitness center
  • Cosmopolitan salon

Price: $$$$$

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The Standard, Miami Beach

This adults-only Miami beach hotel is not so much a hotel as it is a spa with guest accommodations. It’s one part new-age sanctuary, one part healing center and about 38 parts tranquil oasis. The property is located on tropical Belle Isle, right in between Miami and Miami Beach, where it commands some of the most incredible views of the city and the bay. The interiors have a breezy, soothing vibe, and many of the guest rooms come with private terraces and outdoor soaking tubs. The surrounding gardens feature chic hanging chairs and secluded fire pits. There’s also a zero-entry pool with underwater sound system overlooking the bay.

But the star of this beachside gem is The Spa. Packed with amenities like a Turkish-style hamam, aroma steam room, Roman waterfall hot tub, cedar sauna and outdoor mud baths. Whether you want a DIY-style hydrotherapy experience or expert treatment from massage therapists, estheticians and acupuncturists, they’ve got you covered. The Spa serves as a well-known center for world-class yoga instructors and other skillful practitioners teaching everything from fitness to meditation to general wellness.

The Standard South Beach Miami Hotel

The Standard South Beach Miami Hotel

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Amenities:

  • A fantastic juice cafe
  • Top of the line fitness center
  • Clothing boutique
  • Nail salon
  • Lido Bayside Grill waterfront restaurant

Price: $$$$$

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How to Choose the Best South Beach Miami Hotel

It’s all about what you look for in a beach resort. Do you prefer party central or is your idea of a good time more about aligning your chakras? No matter what you’re looking for, Miami’s beach hotels have it all.