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Miami's South Beach hotels will get you as close to the center of the action, whether a night in the town, a day basking in the sun, a stroll through stunning art deco architecture, high-octane shopping and dinning or just simply people watching.

They come in a mind-boggling range of options, from decadent oceanfront luxury resorts, quaint art deco boutique hotels to trendy and affordable inns...

The vibe here is highly charged and when there is a major event, which is quite often, bordering on the chaotic.

The following events in particular will draw the crowds, if you will be visiting during these times you need to book as early as possible as rates for hotels in South Beach skyrocket and availability dwindles as you near the date of the event.

  • Spring Break in March - April, Miami in Spring Break is the epicenter of some major world-class partying with Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference and ULTRA, offering literally hundreds of events...
  • Memorial Day Weekend in May, when the exciting Air and Sea Show takes place in the sandy shores and Urban Beach Week takes over South Beach
  • 4th of July, Independence Day celebrations and fireworks take place throughout Miami
  • Art Basel, on the first week of December when the art world converges in the city
  • New Year's Eve, one of the busiest weeks of the year with the Orange Bowl crowds on top of party revelers...

South Beach, located in the southern end of the barrier island of Miami Beach, runs from South Pointe through approximately 23rd Street. Although where South Beach ends and Mid-Beach begins is a point of contention, most locals agree it is more or less marked by diagonal Dade Boulevard, so roughly around 23rd Street.

Getting around South Beach on foot or bike is best, having a car if most of the time will be spent in this area is more of a liability as parking is not particularly abundant and the little there is won't come cheap. There is a FREE trolley that connects you to Mid-Beach and North Beach and of course there is always Uber and Lyft.

South Beach Hotels on Ocean Drive, Miami's legendary strip, will be in the heart of party central with bars, cafes, shops, and the sizzling nightscene at your doorstep. That also means higher noise levels, neon signs, busy traffic, and a raucuous atmosphere. Hotels between 5th and 15th Streets will face the ocean-front Lummus Park, so although technically with "ocean views" they are NOT on the beach, you will have a nice short stroll through the park to get to your surf and sand.

Top picks on Ocean Drive are Miami South Beach Hotels MapThe Betsy and the Miami South Beach Hotels MapMarriott Vacation Club Pulse.

As you move away from this area and leave the mayhem behind, some superb waterfront options still close enough to the action though closer to refined Mid-Beach are Miami South Beach Hotels MapThe Setai, Miami South Beach Hotels MapThe W South Beach, and Miami South Beach Hotels Map1 Hotel South Beach, with three very different styles.

South Beach which is almost synonymous with art deco, also has its share of small, more intimate design hotels. Miami South Beach Hotels Map The Hotel Of South Beach, Miami South Beach Hotels Map The Marlin and Miami South Beach Hotels Map The Shepley are fantastic choices.

Miami South Beach Hotels MapUrbanica The Meridian Hotel offers an outstanding location and excellent value in the SoFi (South of Fifth) neighborhood only a 4-minute walk to the beach and for a home-away-from-home, the Miami South Beach Hotels Map Bars B&B is a winner.

Please be aware of the many extra fees you may encounter and check what is included in your quoted rate.

Most hotels charge a "Resort Fee" which can run from $20 - $40 per day extra and cover things like beach chairs and umbrellas (yes, seriously). Parking and valet services can tack on an extra $35-$50 per day. Cleaning fees in the case of apartments and rentals are billed per stay, $100 - $150 so consider this if only staying for a couple of days.

An Ocean Drive Oasis: The Betsy South Beach Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

Betsy Hotel South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map This beautiful and luxurious boutique hotel on Ocean Drive reminiscent of a grand colonial estate has recently undergone a complete renovation that merged two properties, the original colonial Betsy Ross Hotel and the adjacent art deco Carlton Hotel. The two wings are connected by "The Orb", a giant beach ball perched four stories up in the air, a public art piece of its own which serves as a seamless transition from the very distinct styles of both historic hotels. The Betsy is more than a charming space, they have a busy monthly calendar and regularly are host to many cultural endeavors, art exhibits, literary events, string-quartet concerts, etc. Even though in the midst of South Beach's frenzied strip, the vibe here is subdued and refined.
  • 130 well-appointed rooms and suites arranged over 5 floors, many with balconies. Hardwood floors, marble baths, luxury bath amenities, modern gadgets, and curated guest libraries are standard features in all rooms
  • 3,200 square foot rooftop terrace and outdoor pool with incredible ocean and skyline views
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, Spa, Conference Center
  • 5 Superb dining options, from an award-winning Steakhouse to casual al fresco on the Skyline Deck or poolside
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Pets allowed!
  • Public parking at $45 per day

The Betsy South Beach:

1440 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Great Value Ocean Drive: Marriott Vacation Club Pulse South Beach Hotel Category: 3 Star

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels MapA beautiful Mediterranean Revival property is home to 49 studios and one and two-bedroom suites spread over 5 floors on the north end of Ocean Drive, some offering balconies with stunning ocean views
  • Equipped with kitchenettes with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a microwave
  • Stunning views from the Rooftop Terrace
  • Casual dining at Havana 1957, the hotel's restaurant serving Cuban and Spanish cuisine
  • Concierge services
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Valet Parking $40/day

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse South Beach:

1410 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Serene Beachfront Splurge: 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. For sweeping ocean views, book an Ocean Suite in the Tower which range from one to four bedrooms.
  • Rooms are equipped with espresso and coffee facilities along with a mini-bar and Roja Dove luxury bath amenities
  • 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

The Setai Miami Beach:

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Oceanfront Hip and Glamourous: The W South Beach Hotel Category: 5 Star

The W South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map Over the top would be an understatement, everything at The W South Beach oozes hipness and glamour in a contemporary style... high ceilings, dark woods, marble walls, and a $40 million contemporary art collection showcasing pieces by Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  • 408 spacious rooms and suites spread over 20 floors, each with balcony with stunning ocean views, marble-lined bathrooms, a kitchenette, Bose sound system, Bliss toiletries.
  • WET outdoor heated pool with a swanky rollicking vibe is anything but calm, Mini WET is a more tranquil pool
  • Full-service spa with a signature menu of treatments and indulgences, rooftop fitness center, basketball and tennis, complimentary bikes
  • Three dining options: Smart casual Mr Chow is open for dinner offering Chinese cuisine, The Dutch with an eclectic atmosphere is an American melting pot of Caribbean, Latin and Asian flavors, and the poolside bar and grille.
  • Two bars and WALL Nightclub, one of South Beach's hottest party spots.
  • If noise is an issue, choose a room in the higher floors away from the pool and nightclub scene.
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Pets are welcome!
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Valet Parking $46/day

The W South Beach:

2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Trendy Eco Luxury On The Beach: 1 Hotel South Beach Hotel Category: 5 Star

The W South Beach

  • Miami South Beach 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 Hotel South Beach:

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Chic Art Deco: The Hotel Of South Beach Hotel Category: 4 Star

The Hotel of South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map This well-preserved gem from the 1930s is adorned in the rich colors, shapes and textures that celebrate the jewel motif of the original Tiffany Hotel. Quietly tucked away between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, the vibe here is laid-back and unpretentious even though the beach and party zone are less than a block away.
  • The Hotel of South Beach encompasses 73 spacious deluxe rooms and suites, each with the distinctive Todd Oldham touch. From airbrushed tiles to mosaic door pulls, almost everything was designed and handmade exclusively for the hotel. Latest technology furnishings include flat-screen TVs and iHome docking stations.
  • The rooftop pool scene with sweeping ocean views and luminous Garden Bar & Lounge deliver exactly the South Beach chic you've come to experience at surprisingly affordable levels for this area
  • Four dining options include the Rooftop Pool Bar, al fresco The Garden, the Lobby Bar offering cocktails and bites, and The Hotel Restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Fitness center in premises
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Private onsite parking is $39 per day

The Hotel Of South Beach:

801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Luxury Art Deco: The Marlin Hotel Category: 4 Star

The Marlin South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map This 3-story historical property built in 1939 featuring an exquisite Art Deco exterior façade was once the home of South Beach Studios where the likes of Bob Marley, Jay Z, Aerosmith, U2, and Pharrell Williams recorded some of their most prominent works. Located on Collins Avenue just two blocks from Ocean Drive and the party scene and five-minute walk from the beach.
  • Recently renovated, it offers 33 high-end spacious rooms and suites with contemporary furnishings, wood flooring and soothing color palettes, a classic Art Deco escape in the heart of South Beach
  • State-of-the-art amenities including iHome play center, Ving Card locks, Nespresso machine and 55 inch 4K TV with Direct TV and Netflix included.
  • The Marlin is home to Osteria del Teatro, one of Miami's most iconic Italian restaurants.
  • Non-smoking throughout.
  • Pets up to 20 lbs. are welcome! Mandatory pet deposit $350 per stay
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Public parking available nearby at $35 per day

The Marlin:

1200 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Vintage Boutique: The Shepley Hotel Category: 3 Star

The Shepley South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map Just behind Ocean Drive, The Shepley relives the glamour of the 1930s-era art deco style at this small two-story boutique property. Helpful staff, top location and stylish decor add up to a delightful while affordable boutique hotel experience.
  • 29 vintage designed rooms with all the comforts and modern amenities featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. For a quieter stay request a room facing the back or side, rooms facing the street tend to be noisier.
  • There are no restaurants on premises but complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the lobby or the outside terrace
  • Four minute walk to the beach. Beach chairs and towels are complimentary.
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Public parking across the street at $20 per day

The Shepley:

1340 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Best Value Boutique Hotel: Urbanica The Meridian Hotel Hotel Category: 4 Star

Urbanica The Meridian Hotel

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map Best value at this design hotel in the SOFI neighborhood (South of Fifth), within a 4-5 minute walk to the beach and the nightclub action
  • 33 rooms arranged over 3 floors in breathtaking surroundings. Rooms are modern and in a minimalist style with lots of sockets for charging devices and fridge.
  • Coffee and water available throughout the day at the lobby
  • Extremely welcoming and friendly staff will attend to every detail
  • Several comfy spaces to relax: plunge pool, chill out cabana, bar...
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Free use of bikes
  • Dogs allowed, please inquire
  • Private parking nearby costs $35 per day

Urbanica The Meridian Hotel:

418 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Excellent Value: Bars B&B South Beach Hotel Hotel Category: 3 Star

Bars B&B in South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map Tucked on a small residential side street a ten-minute walk from Ocean Drive, Bars B&B is a charming boutique Bed & Breakfast style accommodation away from the glitz but still conveniently located. The superb staff, inviting Asian-style courtyard, freshly made-to-order breakfast served al fresco and a nightly wine and cheese happy hour to unwind at the end of the day make for a very pleasant stay and a top value option.
  • There are only seven rooms that open to a central common area. Accomodations are on the small side but comfortable and decor is modern and minimalist. All rooms have a refrigerator, TV, some have DVD players.
  • The outdoor pool and jacuzzi in the backyard are a nice area to lounge around.
  • The beach is a 10-minute walk away, the Bars provides beach towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs free of charge.
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas.
  • Free parking on the street.

Bars B&B South Beach:

711 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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