Miami Spring Break Hotels

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It's that time of the year again when thousands of college spring breakers descend on the beaches of Miami for some serious partying and some fun in the sun.

This is a specially busy time of the year with some mega events taking place that draw the party crowds: Miami Music Week, ULTRA and the Miami Open. Here are this year's most popular Spring Break events, check out the areas where the party scene will be sizzling and when for the best areas to stay in (or avoid).

Whether you are here to party your heart out or just want to enjoy and relax in the sun, here are some top places to stay in the Magic City.

South Beach Hotels in the heart of Spring Break Chaos

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 (they will actually hand you ear plugs when you check in), neon signs, horrendous traffic, and hordes of intoxicated mortals.

At the heart of it all is the Spring Break Hotels MapClevelander with its legendary pool party scene and live entertainment into the wee hours.

A location a few blocks from the beach and the club scene can save some money (for South Beach standards), Spring Break Hotels Map Gale South Beach and Spring Break Hotels Map Bars B&B are top choices where you are still within easy reach of the mayhem.

For the ultimate Spring Break splurge, a beachfront hotel in South Beach is hard to beat, Miami South Beach Hotels MapThe W South Beach on the north end of South Beach is a fantastic option with some of South Beach's hottest party spots.

Miami Music Week Party Hotels

There are hundreds of parties and events during Miami Music Week and the Winter Music Conference, these hotels will be hosting some of the most popular events and parties, these are not the spots to stay for peace and relaxation during that week. Miami Music Week will take place from March 19 - 24, 2024.

Miami Music Week Hotels: Delano during Spring Break

The Miami South Beach Hotels MapDelano South Beach used to be the "Miami Music Week Hotel" until it closed in 2020, and is now undergoing some major refurbishment; however, the epic pool parties which typically spread to the surrounding hotels live on all the nearby hotels, top choices to stay include Miami South Beach Hotels MapThe National and the Miami South Beach Hotels MapSurfcomber.

In Downtown / Brickell, the party moves to the rooftops of the Miami South Beach Hotels MapKimpton Epic and the Miami South Beach Hotels MapW Miami Brickell

The Miami South Beach Hotels MapFaena Hotel and Faena House are also top choices in Miami Beach. Here are some more top choices in Mid-Beach, including value, boutique, and more oceanfront splurge options.

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). 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.

Parking and valet services can tack on an extra $35-$50 per day. 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 available or cheap, street closures are abundant, valet parking highly inconvenient. UBER and LYFT are better options.

Party Central: The Clevelander South Beach Hotel Category: Three Star

Ocean Drive Hotels: The Clevelander South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels MapThe Clevelander IS party central... all year 'round... with its iconic pool party scene day and night... this has been one of South Beach's pioneer Art Deco Classics with over 75 years of history and certainly one of the original party spots in the area... and still going strong.
  • Facing Ocean Drive and on the ground level is the Clevelander's signature POOL+PATIO with live outdoor music and entertainment from 10 pm to 5 am, anything goes here with people from the street walking up at all times, it is a happening place. On weekends, there is the epic Splash Saturday Pool Party... Check out this year's Spring Break Events at the Clevelander
  • If the pool action is a bit much, head for one of the two rooftop terraces with private access for guests only from which to take in the Ocean Drive and pool scene below
  • If there's a game on, the Sports Bar is your place, right next to POOL+PATIO
  • Food and drink is available at all venues and of course a mind-boggling assortment of frozen drinks and cocktails. Dishes are casual and menus change with the season.
  • There are 60 rooms arranged over 6 floors. Accomodations are basic, small and comfortable, you are not here for a good night sleep. However, rooms are sound-proofed if you do happen to get a couple of hours of shut-eye...
  • Or choose the Clevelander's sister property, Essex House, located just behind, where you can chill and unwind in a retro-cool setting, with all the party perks of staying at the Clevelander, the best of both worlds!
  • Clevelander is adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • No Onsite Parking, private parking available nearby for $46/day

The Clevelander South Beach:

1020 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Essex House By Clevelander:

1001 Collins Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Art Deco Chic: Gale South Beach Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

The Gale South Beach Rooftop Pool

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map Retro Chic property built in the 1940s and recently refurbished to modern luxury standards with a fantastic rooftop pool and bar and beach club access, excellent value property
  • 86 rooms arranged over 4 floors
  • Location just a block from the beach and Lincoln Road Mall, also convenient to the hottest nightspots in Ocean Drive plus they offer free shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel
  • Splurge on a Suite for additional space, better views and chic, private outdoor terrace with lounge chairs
  • Dine indoors or al fresco at their award-winning restaurant, Dolce Italian. Sip refreshing cocktails and wine while listening to live music at The Regent Cocktail Club or enjoy your food and drinks poolside at The Regent Rooftop with views of the city and the ocean
  • Fitness center in premises
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Parking Onsite $40/day

Gale South Beach:

1690 Collins 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

Oceanfront Splurge: 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... plus two bars and WALL Nightclub, one of South Beach's hottest party spots.
  • 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 (tranquil is relative)
  • 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.
  • 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

The National Hotel Hotel Category: 4 Star

The National South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map Next to the Delano, this historic South Beach oceanfront hotel features 116 newly designed city and direct ocean view guest rooms in the Tower and 36 luxurious cabanas and suites, skirted alongside native tropical palm trees and Miami Beach's longest infinity-edge pool.
  • Its hallmark one-of-a-kind infinity-edge pool has been the backdrop for concerts, fashion shows and home to a host of high-caliber performances including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, and Pitbull among others and this is the epicenter of the Spring Break action. Check out this year's Spring Break Events at the National
  • There is also a second leisure pool, heated and set near the private sandy area
  • You can choose from 3 onsite food and drink options, fresh fusion cuisine at Tamara Bistro, refreshing poolside cocktails at Aqua Pool & Lounge and handcrafted libations at the indoor Blues Bar
  • Guests have access to spa services and fully-equipped state-of-the-art fitness facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Pets allowed
  • Parking available nearby for $42.80 per day

National Hotel, an Oceanfront Resort:

1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel Hotel Category: 4.5 Star

The Surfcomber South Beach

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map An oceanfront trendy and hip hotel in South Beach in a historic Art Deco building, with a palm-tree-lined pool and a silky sand beach that will be in full swing during Spring Break. The Surfcomber hosts a series of poolside events that have become the highlight of the Miami social scene during the annual Winter Music Conference Week and Miami Music Week. Guests receive two complimentary tickets per night for the pool parties. Check out this year's Spring Break Events at the Surfcomber
  • Rooms are arranged on three two-story buildings in a retro art deco design with water or city views, offer Atelier Bloem bath products, 40-inch HD flat-screen TV and iHome docking stations
  • Food & Drink? The Social Club offers American-inspired fare and the outdoor High Tide Bar where a laid-back vibe is accented with live music, occasional movie screenings on a giant projection screen, and a shorts-and-sandy-feet dress code
  • Poolside K'ALMA Spa and 24-hour fitness center in premises and free use of bicycles
  • Pets are allowed FREE
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Public Parking available onsite for $46 per day

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach:

1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Downtown: Kimpton Epic Hotel Category: 5 Star

The Kimpton Epic in Downtown Miami

  • Miami Spring Break Hotels Map Top upscale hotel in the heart of Miami's financial district with fabulous city views and the Miami River. This is a high-rise with a trendy chic boutique feel and two fantastic rooftop pools. Spring Break brings a series of poolside events during the Winter Music Conference. The 16th floor pool deck will be hosting daily parties throughout the week with recognized DJ's. Check out this year's Spring Break Events at the Epic
  • If you are attending ULTRA, the EPIC is walking distance to Bayside Marketplace where the shuttles for Virginia Key will be leaving during the festival
  • 411 rooms and suites exquisitely appointed, arranged over 30 floors all with private balcony, rooms on floors 18-30 offer stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.
  • Dining options include Area 31 on the 16th floor with an open-air terrace and spectacular views of downtown the bay, ZUMA offers modern Japanese in a waterfront setting
  • The 12000-square foot full service EXHALE Spa on the 16th floor with amazing views, all sorts of treatments, yoga and core fusion classes
  • Private marina
  • Free wine happy hour from 5:00-6:00 pm at the lobby
  • Pets are allowed FREE on request
  • Free Wi-Fi in all areas
  • Private Onsite Parking for $44 per day

Kimpton Epic Hotel:

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Brickell, Miami, FL 33131

Brickell: The W Miami Hotel Category: 4 Star

The W Miami

  • Miami South Beach Hotels Map W Miami offers a contemporary, Asian-inspired atmosphere in the middle of downtown Miami. Housed within the Icon Brickell complex it boasts a 300-foot infinity pool on Biscayne Bay and a lounge with a private rooftop pool, a fantastic venue for Miami Music Week events Check out this year's Spring Break Events at the W Miami
  • With 118 rooms and 28 suites arranged over 10 floors, all with private balconies overlooking downtown Miami or the bay, floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms. Each guestroom offers a stocked kitchenette or full kitchen and gourmet minibar for a homey but luxurious touch.
  • Dine on international cuisine at ADDiKT as you enjoy near 360-degree views of Miami and Biscayne Bay or sip cocktails on the 15th floor WET Deck and take in the stunning views
  • A Philippe Starck-designed spa, featuring a reflecting pond and hot and cold plunge pools, two oversized hot tubs and a fitness center.
  • Pets are allowed
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms for $14.95 per day
  • Private Parking available onsite for $42 per day

W Miami:

485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, 33131

WMC Central: Faena Hotel Miami BeachHotel Category: 5 Star

Faena Hotel Miami beach

  • Miami Mid-Beach Hotels Map 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, the signature candy-cane-striped umbrellas and plush chaise lounges and private poolside cabanas
  • Family-friendly: kid's club and supervised activities available, spacious 2 and 3-bedroom suites available
  • One-of-a-kind restaurants, bars, lounges and world-class theater offer an impressive lineup of live entertainment and experiences, including ambitious original productions, hands-on cooking classes, nightly live music, concerts, comedic acts and more, including Faena's very own highly-acclaimed cabaret performances
  • Two award-winning restaurants offering Argentine and Modern Asian cuisine, an outdoor veranda for a leisurely breakfast, three bars
  • Tierra Santa Healing House Spa features one of the largest hammams available on the East Coast, along with shaman-developed body-healing rituals and treatments, and technologically advanced facial treatments. There's Day Spa Packages, In-Room Spa Experiences as well as Spa Suite and Couples Treatments.
  • Direct access to Miami Beach's 4 mile boardwalk
  • 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.

Faena Hotel Miami Beach:

3201 Collins ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140

Casa Faena Boutique Hotel Miami Beach:

3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33140

Spring Break Hotels for Families - Away from the mayhem

Spring Break in Miami is a great chance for families seeking a break from the cold temperatures, and we do have plenty of beaches where you will not be bothered with partying crowds and noise. Party central concentrates around South Beach where traffic, loud music, raucuous crowds will be out on force, so staying away from this area will assure you a more tranquil vibe so you can enjoy your surf and sun with the family.

The following areas will be quieter while still within easy reach of South Beach:

Mid-Beach Hotels - Miami Beach Central

Spring Break Hotels for Families

Miami Spring Break Hotels Map Just 10 blocks north of the party atmosphere and pumping music of South Beach, this area commonly referred to as Mid-Beach is your classic Miami Beach with a more mellow and refined atmosphere, certainly less crowded than the busy stretches of Ocean Drive but still with a very lively vibe and with plenty of entertainment around.

And of course with a couple of miles of prime ocean frontage, there is no shortage of waterfront hotels with direct beach access in Mid-Beach.

Surfside Hotels

Spring Break Hotels for Families

Miami Spring Break Hotels Map Surfside is a small and charming beachfront community sandwiched in between trendy Miami Beach and posh Bal Harbour and extending from 87th Street to 96th Street.

With a mile-long pristine beach, a pedestrian-friendly "downtown" area with plenty of neighborhood shops and cafes, lovely community and family-friendly vibe, the town of Surfside makes for a very delightful stay for those seeking a quieter location while still within easy access to the hustle and bustle of South Beach.

Sunny Isles Beach Hotels

Spring Break Hotels for Families

Miami Spring Break Hotels Map Sunny Isles Beach hotels are ideal for a quieter beach escape than the melee of South Beach. The atmosphere here is more low-key which also attracts plenty of families.

Sunny Isles is located on the barrier island just north of Miami Beach. Despite being in the northernmost part of Miami, it is still readily accesible to the popular spots in South Beach with public transport or a short Uber ride.

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