Best Christmas Hotels
For Spending The Holidays in Miami

Christmas Celebrations

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.

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.

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 Miami 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.

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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 2018 at Azabu at the Mariott Stanton

Christmas at the Stanton will bring you a Japanese feast at the Michelin-starred concept, Azabu Miami Beach. A 4-course Christmas dinner menu will be offered including the Chef's Amuse Of The Day, and your choice of Appetizer, Robata Entree and Dessert... Aburi Salmon, Wagyu Beef Tataki, Sakura Pork Shiokoji, Masa's Chocolate Cake...

  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4-course Dinner - $50 per person, three seasonal sake flight add $22, Japanese Whisky Flight add $35

All prices subject to service and taxes.

Marriott Stanton South Beach:

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

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 white Teslas offering complimentary transport. 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.
  • Six dining options from grab-and-go to exquisite cuisine, all with an emphasis on fresh ingredients: Plnthouse, Watr at the 1 Rooftop, The Sand Box, Nativ Made, Drift, and the newest signature restaurant Habitat, by Chef Jose Mendin.
  • Family-friendly: Seedlings Program Kid's Club offering a variety of activities including sports, teambuilding and games, swimming, outdoor adventures, arts ∓ crafts.
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Pets are welcome!
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Onsite Parking $45/day

1 for the Holidays at 1 Hotel South Beach

Upon entering the lobby, you'll feel transported to a South Beach winter wonderland with an indoor forest of chic white trees, festive lights and decor. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year during Festive at 1 Hotel South Beach. From unforgettable dining experiences, festive activities for the little ones, gift-wrapping and rosé... discover holiday entertainment for the whole family this winter in South Beach.

  • "Wrapping Hour" & Rosé at DRIFT - December 21 - 24, 2018 - take advantage of the daily complimentary gift wrapping station available from 4pm-6pm
  • Seedlings Festive Activities - December 24 - January 1, 2019 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm - daily crafts and activities including tie-dye, snow globes, flower crowns and more at The Sandbox (3rd Floor)
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at Habitat - 3-course pre-fix menu - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $85 per person, Kids menu available
  • Chrismtas Day Brunch Buffet at Habitat - Stations: Sushi, Omelett, Salad, Baker, Carving, Chef Line, Kids, Pastry Shop - $90 per person

All prices subject to service and taxes.

1 Hotel South Beach:

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Faena Hotel Miami BeachHotel Category: 5 Star

Faena Hotel Miami beach

Where to Stay for Christmas in Miami Map Faena Hotel is located in the high-flying Faena District. Everything at Faena is over-the-top, the hotel's design where commissioned and acquired art is deeply entrenched, the stellar service, unique restaurants and lounges providing world-class entertainment and experiences in house, and naturally, the fantastic oceanfront setting with mesmerizing views.

  • Faena Hotel has 180 rooms and suites arranged over 14 floors, most with furnished balconies and superb bay or ocean views, all luxuriously appointed... glamour, charm, indulgence awaits...
  • Direct beach access, spa, one-of-a-kind restaurants, bars, lounges and world-class theater in-house.
  • Family-friendly: kid's club and supervised activities available, spacious 2 and 3-bedroom suites available
  • All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
  • Pets are welcome, inquire!
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Onsite parking at $55 per day
  • Just accross the street, the hotel's boutique sister property, Casa Faena, in a historical building with a Mediterranean flair, offers a more intimate and quaint alternative with access to the posh amenities of Faena Hotel, i.e. beach access, restaurants, gym, etc.

Christmas Feasts 2018 at Faena

On Noche Buena, make your way to Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann and savor a multi-course dinner of holiday-inspired dishes like pumpkin "al rescoldo" with fresh burrata, succulent Maine lobster with black truffle hollandaise sauce, slow-cooked ribeye grilled to perfection, and your choice of almond praline yule log or chocolate streusel for dessert.

On Christmas Day, gather 'round with loved ones on Los Fuegos' tropical veranda for a traditional Argentine asado buffet. Pile your plate with an array of Francis Mallmann signatures like tender beef empanadas, fresh Madagascar prawns, smoked eggplant salad, fall-off-the-bone short ribs and more before indulging in a tower of decadent desserts handcrafted by Faena’s renowned pastry chefs.

If a unique epicurean experience is more your style, join in for dinner on Christmas Day at the award-winning Pao by Paul Qui. Dine in the glow of Damien Hirst's gilded unicorn and feast on inventive, Filipino-inspired dishes like fresh Kinilaw with rich coconut milk, tender scallop with black truffle dashi, 72-hour Wagyu beef shortrib, Chirashi with caviar and wasabi, Miyazaki Wagyu carpaccio with warm bone marrow and more.

Faena Hotel Miami Beach:

3201 Collins ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140

Casa Faena Boutique Hotel Miami Beach:

3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140

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 $47 per night

Christmas 2018 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Enjoy classic American Christmas specials at Stripsteak by Michael Mina. Create a unique culinary experience for Christmas Eve and Day dinner with friends and family and enjoy holiday specials. A la Carte dining.

At Scarpetta, you can enjoy italian-inspired Christmas specials amidst breathtaking unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and beautifully lit pools.

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 2018 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. An elaborate "East Meets West" Asian-inspired menu will be offered during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day... Caviar, Dim Sum, Wagyu Rib Eye, Peking Duck...

  • Christmas Eve Breakfast Buffet - 7:00 am to 11:00 am - $44 per person
  • Christmas Eve "East Meets West" a la carte dinner - 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm Main courses from $36 See menu here
  • Christmas Day "East Meets West" a la carte dinner - 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm Main courses from $36 See menu here
  • Christmas Day Brunch Buffett with free-flowing champagne and live jazz in the courtyard - 11:30 am - 3:00 pm. - $145 per person, $63 children (5-12)

All prices subject to service and taxes.

The Setai Miami Beach:

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Downtown/Brickell: JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel Category: 5 Star

JW Marriott Marquis Miami Pool

Where to Stay for Christmas in Miami MapThis downtown/Brickell hotel offers plenty of amenities: Four restaurants onsite, indoor golf school, basketball court, full service spa, heated outdoor pool, tennis court, fitness center, bowling alley, 3D media room and fine dining at Boulud Sud, Chef Daniel Boulud's vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Fantastic location if you are staying through New Year's Eve, perfect for the midnight fireworks.

  • In the heart of downtown and just off Brickell, Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace are a short 10-minute walk
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas only
  • Parking onsite is $45 per day

Christmas Eve 2018 at Boulud Sud at the Marriott Marquis

Boulud Sud, will offer an exquisite Christmas Eve prix fixe three-course dining menu. The menu will highlight the flavors of the Mediterranean for the ultimate dining experience, main courses to choose from: Pumpkin Agnolotti, Seared Dayboat Scallops, Tuna Steak, Chicken Tagine, Roasted Elk Loin, plus your choice of appetizer and dessert.

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 3-course Prix-Fixe Menu - $85 per person, $30 children under 12, optional wine pairing 55 per person

JW Marriott Marquis Miami:

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Brickell, Miami, FL 33131

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 2018 at the Biltmore

Christmas Dinner and Events throughout many of the Biltmore venues

  • 4-Course Christmas Eve Dinner at Fontana - $90
  • 5-Course Christmas Day Dinner at Palm d'Or - $125

The Biltmore:

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

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
  • Four dining options from casual fare to fine dining: Italian, Steak House, Beachside casual, Kosher to go
  • 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 $38 per day

Christmas Day Brunch at AQ Chop House by Il Mulino at the Acqualina

A delicious Christmas Day Brunch awaits at AQ Chop House by Il Mulino. Santa Claus will make an appearance for children. Unlimited Prosecco, Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and Mojitos included.

  • Christmas Day Brunch - 12 noon to 4:00 pm $85 per person, children (3-13) $35

All prices subject to service and taxes.

Acqualina Resort and Spa:

17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

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