Best Christmas Hotels in Miami

Festive menus, Santa Visits, Sparkling Displays...
Christmas Celebrations

The blissful beach weather and festive atmosphere always makes for a fantastic Christmas stay, hotels go all out for the celebrations with different themes and activities every year... live music and performances, activities for children, fantastic displays, lights and decorations and naturally, festive Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners and Events.

Miami is a magnet for visitors during the holidays and booking your hotel as soon as possible is a must for best chances at better rates and availability.

As expected, hotel rates in Miami during Christmas and the holiday period skyrocket the closest you get to it. Premium views i.e. bayviews and fireworks views book months in advance, and of course, come with premium prices.

If you have accumulated Hotel Reward points, THIS is the time to redeem! All major hotel chains are more than well-represented in Miami, many with several flaghsip hotels in the area, but again, start your search early as the number of rooms allocated for Rewards will be limited.

The period between Christmas and New Year is very busy, there is also the Orange Bowl happening at the same time.

While hotels in South Beach and Miami Beach are in the center of the action, for a quieter scene choose a place a bit further away. The areas in North Beach, Surfside and Sunny Isles, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne have a more tranquil while still lively vibe.

If traveling in a group with family or friends, a vacation rental is quite convenient and has much to offer. There are endless options from luxury beachfront condos to convenient studios offering fantastic value just steps from the beach. The most sought-after properties sell out quick so try to book early, here is more on Miami Vacation Rentals

There is plenty to choose from whether you are celebrating with friends and/or family and children. Below find some top picks for Christmas Hotels for spending the holidays in Miami and the celebrations, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings, from dinners, brunches, activities for the kids, visits with Santa, etc. 2023 offerings are being posted as they become available, stay tuned!

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Great for Families: 1 Hotel South Beach Hotel Category: 5 Star

The W South Beach

Miami Christmas Hotels Map This is a 426-room resort, with a sublime 600-feet of beach frontage, a 30,000 square foot center pool, and a house fleet of All-Electric Audi e-trons, the Official Electric Vehicle of 1 Hotels offering complimentary transport. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Audi Electric Vehicle Experience while taking advantage of the house car during your stay.

In keeping with the 1 Hotels philosophy, each room is designed for comfort with pure and natural elements, every detail brings the outdoors inside, all beautifully executed.

  • The state-of-the-art eco rooms include use of tablet with daily digital newspapers, 55-inch smart TV, Bluetooth speakers, in-room water filtration system, and espresso machine with organic coffee.
  • There are 4 swimming pools, all with panoramic ocean views, including an adult exclusive rooftop pool on the 18th floor with mesmerizing 360 degree views and poolside cabanas.
  • Full-service Bamford Haybarn Spa with a selection of holistic treatments, services and classes and a 14,000 square-foot Spartan Gym.
  • Many dining options from grab-and-go to exquisite cuisine, all with an emphasis on fresh ingredients: Plnthouse, Watr at the Rooftop, The Sand Box, Tala Beach, Neighbors, Drift, and signature Habitat.
  • Family-friendly: Seedlings Program Kid's Club offering a variety of activities including sports, teambuilding and games, swimming, outdoor adventures, arts & crafts (extra charge)
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Pets are welcome! (Allowed on request, no extra charges)
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Onsite Parking $62/day

Christmas 2023 at Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach

Join in for the holidays at Habitat, the hotel's modern-day Mexican restaurant offering light and fit options as well as classic Mexican dishes with a twist using the freshest ingredients and handmade tortillas. Enjoy the nature inspired dining room, outdoor patio or private mezzanine.

Habitat will be offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menu enhancements, gather with your loved ones at Habitat and feel right at home with a festive dinner including seasonally-inspired holiday dishes.

1 Hotel South Beach:

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sunny Isles: Acqualina Resort and Spa Hotel Category: Five Star

Acqualina Resort and Spa Beach

Map Christmas HotelsThis is a superb beachfront luxury resort in Sunny Isles Beach with a full-service spa and 4 restaurants offering gourmet dining options. Even though in an opulent Mediterranean setting, the atmosphere is intimate and relaxed, great for families. Top-notch service from start to finish...

  • Spacious guestrooms all furnished with private balconies and modern amenities with breathtaking ocean and/or intracoastal views
  • Three outdoor swimming pools, including an adult-only pool
  • Several dining options from casual fare to fine dining: Italian, Japanese, Beachside casual
  • Watersports and beach activities available for a fee and offered by a 3rd party: jetskiing, paddleboarding, kayak rental
  • Family-friendly: Kids club (free), in-room babysitting available. Up to 3 children up to 17 years of age can stay in parents' room free of charge if no extra bedding is requested
  • Pet friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private Onsite Parking is $40 per day

2023 Christmas at the Acqualina

Il Mulino New York's Christmas Eve menu is a culinary celebration inspired by the cherished Italian tradition of the Feast of Seven Fishes. Priced at $120 per person, this extraordinary six-course feast promises an unforgettable journey through the treasures of the sea.

Acqualina Resort and Spa:

17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel Category: 5 Star

The Fountainbleau in Miami Beach

Where to Stay for Christmas in Miami MapThe Fontainebleau is a top beachfront resort with top amenities, pool complex, fine dining, nightclub and lounges... Unwind and spend the holidays and experience all Fontainebleau has to offer. Indulge your palate with their chef's exclusive creations and celebrate with a variety of dining options.

  • Grounds are beautiful and inviting, the pool areas, the beach... top rate spa and wellness facilities
  • Eight restaurants: Chinese, Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, etc
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Onsite Parking costs $58 per night

Christmas 2023 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Celebrate at Prime 54, which is much more than your average steakhouse. The menu abounds with a world-class selection of fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and decadent desserts for the ultimate fine dining experience. Create a unique culinary experience for Christmas Eve and Day dinner with friends and family. A la Carte dining.
At Mirabella, you can enjoy italian-inspired specials amidst breathtaking unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and beautifully lit pools.
Or look forward to Chef Loo's award-winning Hakkasan, perched on the fourth floor rooftop it will mesmerize you with waves of exotic dishes.
The hotel also offers a choice of indoor or outdoor, private and semi-private venues with panoramic views of the ocean, where you can indulge with friends and family with the culinary creations that have built the reputation of Fontainebleau's own stellar restaurants.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach:

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

The Setai Miami BeachHotel Category: 5 Star

The Setai South Beach

Miami South Beach Hotels Map Blissful zen at this oceanfront Asian-inspired property. 130 rooms and suites spread over a 40-story glass tower (the tallest building in So Be) and an adjacent 1930s Art Deco building.

  • Rooms in the Art Deco building have courtyard or city views.
  • Lavish spa, steam room and fitness centre in premises
  • Luxurious grounds feature a majestic interior courtyard and three temperature-controlled infinity pools
  • Three superb dining options for guests: Jaya Restaurant serving Asian fare, the Courtyard Bar and Ocean Grill and Bar at the Pool
  • Impecable and flawless service sets this property apart
  • Non-smoking throughout public and private areas
  • Quieter atmosphere than surrounding hotels as there are no lounges or clubs in the premises
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Small pets allowed!
  • Onsite Parking is $49/day

Christmas 2023 at Jaya at the Setai

Festive season at the Setai features a specially curated menu by executive Chef Vijay Veena and his 5-star culinary team. Guests have the option of sitting in Jaya's indoor dining room or immersing themselves in al fresco dining in Jaya's courtyard. A Festive a la carte Holiday Menu will be offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

  • Christmas Eve Brunch - $125, child (5-12) $75
  • A la Carte Christmas Dinner with festive menu

For kids: cookie decorating on December 22, Santa on Christmas Day at the Setai from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Setai Miami Beach:

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Coral Gables: The Biltmore Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

The Biltmore in Coral Gables

Miami Christmas Hotels MapThe Biltmore in upscale and leafy Coral Gables, is a lavish hotel built in the 1920s in gorgeous Mediterranean Revival style with all the amenities for a plush and pampered stay in the Magic City.

  • Lavish 600,000-gallon swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, luxury spa, 10 tennis courts
  • Plenty of dining options: Four restaurants and two bar/lounges
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • FREE Onsite Parking
  • Limousine Service
  • Childcare available

Christmas at the Biltmore 2023

Christmas Eve Lunch and Dinner and Events throughout many of the Biltmore venues

  • The Biltmore's Grand Christmas Eve Brunch at Fontana - $140, children 4-12 $65
  • 3-course Christmas Eve Dinner at Fontana - $105 per person
  • Christmas Day Brunch at Fontana - $140, children 4-12 $65
  • Christmas Day 3-course Dinner at Fontana - $105 per person

The Biltmore:

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Marriott Stanton South Beach Hotel Category: 4 Star

Marriott Stanton Beachfront Hotel on Ocean Drive South Beach

Miami South Beach Hotels Map Luxurious oceanfront resort with direct beach access, has 224 rooms spread over 11 floors, many with private balconies with breathtaking views of the city skyline or the sea. The atmosphere here is a blend of modern sophistication with a laid-back beach vibe.

  • Two restaurants on premises, you can enjoy Mexican classics at Lolo's Surf Cantina or authentic Japanese cuisine and fresh sushi at Azabu.
  • Outdoor infinity edge pool, free beach cabanas, full-service spa and fitness center.
  • Bicycle rentals and parasailing onsite
  • Valet parking is $42 per day
  • Dogs up to 25 lbs welcome, $150 non-refundable fee

Christmas at Azabu at the Mariott Stanton

Christmas at the Stanton will bring you a Japanese feast at the Michelin-starred concept, Azabu Miami Beach. It houses various experiences under one roof; tied together with the spirit of Omatenashi, the essence of Japanese hospitality. The first concept is a full service dining room with a stunning open kitchen. Beyond lies The Den, an exclusive hidden sushi counter helmed by Tokyo-trained chefs. A classic cocktail bar showcasing sakes and over 40 imported whiskies, Bar Azabu invites guests to sip and savor. Azabu has many private dining options to choose from from an intimate event in the cozy dining room to dining alfresco on the patio.

Marriott Stanton South Beach:

161 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Not into Japanese cuisine? Just a short walk away from the Stanton:

  • At Smith & Wollensky has plenty of indoor and outdoor space with impressive Ocean and Miami Skyline views as well as private and semi-private spaces for intimate events for friends and family and a variety of private event menu packages.
  • Nikki Beach Winter Wonderland Christmas Eve Brunch $95, children under 12 $46.50

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