Miami’s 12 Most Affordable Luxury Hotels
1. Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
The Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami is one of the few hotels that are considered luxurious but will not cost you an arm and a leg to stay in. If you are planning a trip to Miami, or are from Miami and are looking to go on a staycation, but are not aiming at staying near the beach, the Kimpton EPIC is one option you should consider.
Some of the features and amenities you can expect from this structure include a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a rooftop viewing deck, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. There are two restaurants within the building, 3 bars and lounges, a business center, and a nightclub. The hotel has a marina, free wifi in the lobby, and is near many places of interest like the Miami Convention Center, Bayfront Park, and American Airlines Arena.
2. COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Neighborhood: South Beach
For a lavish but budget-friendly stay in famous South Beach, you should try to look into COMO Metropolitan Hotel near Lake Pancoast on Miami Beach. This 5-star hotel is conveniently located on beachfront property that gives guest easy access to the beach, while at the same time still being near the many attractions and amenities of the neighborhood. Just a short walk away from the hotel is the famous Lincoln Road, where the Lincoln Road Mall can be found.
The hotel gives guests access to two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, a full-service spa, and a rooftop viewing deck. There is free wifi, an on-site restaurant, a beach bar, and lots of beach umbrellas on the hotel’s beachfront. What sets this hotel apart from its counterparts is its offering of in-room childcare, which is a welcome feature for vacationing families with little children.
3. The Gabriel
Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
The Gabriel is a modern hotel that is located near the waters of Downtown Miami and is one of the favorites in the area due to its many luxury features as well as close proximity to many interesting places to visit. Just a short walk from the hotel is the Perez Art Museum, Museum Park, the American Airlines Arena, and the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. This makes the hotel a great place for families to stay in.
The hotel also has a number of features that help make it not only ultra-comfortable but also family-friendly. You can request for adjoining or connecting rooms here and there is a babysitting service that you can avail of if you are planning on exploring the area’s nightlife. The amenities you can expect from this 5-star hotel include a couple of outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, two bars, a health club, a rooftop viewing deck, free wifi, and daily housekeeping.
Neighborhood: South Beach
Another beachfront 5-star hotel you can choose to stay in when you are in Miami, without burning a hole through your wallet, is the W at South Beach. This opulent hotel is right next door to the Miami Beach Regional Library and Collins Park. In front of the hotel is the boardwalk, giving guests an easy way to explore the length of the beaches of the area.
When it comes to amenities, the W at South Beach lives up to its 5-star rating and offers guests access to two outdoor pools, 2 on-site restaurants, 2 bars and lounges, a nightclub, and a viewing terrace. Of course, there is direct beach access, a 24-hour fitness center, free wifi in the lobby, a full-service spa, and a business center. The hotel is conveniently located near the many tourist destinations on South Beach, and these include the Art Deco Museum beside Collins Park, The Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and Lincoln Road Mall.
W South Beach is additionally a condo-hotel, meaning that there are condos for sale within the development for those considering owning a unit.
Neighborhood: Mid- Beach
Situated in what is called Millionaire’s Row on Miami Beach, the EDITION is a 5-star hotel that boasts of majestic views from both the front and the back, direct beach access, and numerous dining choices. The hotel has an upscale restaurant, an outdoor eatery, a 24-hour café, and a couple of bars for you to choose from when it comes to your dining and snacking choices. It also has a couple of outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, a full-service spa, and a business center.
What sets this hotel apart from the ones beside it and along this stretch of sand is its ice-skating rink and bowling alley. There is also a gaming room with a billiard table, a hair salon, and watersports equipment available, as well as bicycle rentals and moped rentals nearby. All 294 rooms in the building are non-smoking rooms, and guests have the option of renting a bungalow by the pool instead of a room or suite in the main building.
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Neighborhood: Key Biscayne
With the name “Ritz-Carlton” before any property or hotel, you know for sure that you will get the kind of lavish and luxurious stay that comes with such a name. Add to that the inherent opulence of the Key Biscayne neighborhood, and you are sure to enjoy the first-class luxury at its finest. The amazing part of this is that you won’t have to shell out exorbitant amounts of money to enjoy a stay in one of the world-renowned names in luxury hotels.
The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne is a beachfront hotel that features 400 well-appointed rooms, all of which have spa-inspired bathrooms, designer toiletries, flat-screen televisions, free wifi, and daily housekeeping. The hotel itself has a wealth of lavish amenities, and these include 4 on-site restaurants, a bar and lounge, a poolside bar, 2 outdoor pools, and a kiddy pool. On the beach, there are cabanas, beach umbrellas, sun loungers, and complimentary towels. The hotel also has a fitness center, a full-service spa, tennis courts, a game room, business center, hair salon, conference rooms, and babysitting services.
The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne also features condos for sale for those seeking a privately-owned residence within the development.
Neighborhood: North Beach
Located near the juncture of Mid-Beach and North Beach is the spa hotel called Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. This resort is relatively small in size when compared with others in the same category since it only has 150 rooms, but this does not mean that it cannot rival its counterparts when it comes to the many luxurious features it has to offer. From its rooms to its amenities to its services, the Carillon can definitely hold its own when it comes to offering guests what they look for in a luxury hotel.
The rooms here come with 50-inch flat-screen TVs, a private living and dining area, spa-inspired bathrooms with soaking tubs, and even a kitchen. Amenities that can be found in the hotel include direct beach access, beach umbrellas, sun loungers, 4 outdoor swimming pools, 4 spa tubs, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness center. There is a full-service spa, a 24-hour business center, a hair salon, meeting rooms, on-site restaurants and bars, coffee shops, and even fitness classes for Pilates, yoga, and many more.
Another hotel located along Millionaire’s Row in Miami Beach is the Nobu Hotel, which is a contemporary hotel that features airy and modern rooms with Asian inspired décor. These rooms come with 60-inch flat-screen TVs, free wifi, spa-inspired bathrooms, in-room safe, and daily housekeeping. Room options include suites with dining and living areas, ocean-view rooms, and Intracoastal Waterway view rooms.
The hotel has 2 restaurants, one of which is a Japanese fusion place. There is a lobby bar, a 24-hour fitness center, spa services, a coffee shop, a poolside bar, and a meeting room. The hotel has four swimming pools, direct beach access, poolside umbrellas, and sun lounges, a grand lobby, and valet parking. For fitness buffs, there are boxing and yoga classes at the gym here.
9. 1 Hotel South Beach
Neighborhood: South Beach
Another South Beach luxury hotel that does not break the bank in terms of costs is the 1 Hotel, located between Lake Pancoast and Collins Park. This beachfront property has 426 rooms, all of which are smoke-free. Room options range from standard to studio suite, to one-bedroom suite, to two-bedroom ocean-view suites. Some rooms come with a balcony while others have floor-to-ceiling glass windows, all of which give guests majestic views of either the ocean or the city.
The hotel also features a number of world-class amenities, which help give it the 5-star rating that it has. These include direct beach access, 3 outdoor swimming pools, 3-onsite restaurants, and 2 poolside bars. You also get access to a health club, use the beach umbrellas and sun loungers, use the 24-hour business center, and hang out at any of the 6 bars and lounges here.
10. JW Marriott Marquis Miami
Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
When you mention the name Marriott, you know you are talking about a world-class business hotel that has a long list of luxury features for you to enjoy. That is exactly what you can expect at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, a staid and serious hotel that does not skimp on the perks that guests get to enjoy. The rooms in this hotel come with 50-inch TVs, a bathroom with separate tub and shower, an in-room safe big enough to fit a laptop, and soundproofing for utmost peace and quiet.
The hotel has a list of amenities that you will find is at par with other 5-star Downtown Miami hotels, and these include an outdoor pool, a health club, a game room with billiards table, a full-service spa, and a spa/sauna. There is even a bowling alley, basketball, and indoor golf facilities. Of course, the hotel has a business center, numerous meeting rooms, and a conference center with various conference rooms in varying sizes. The hotel has 4 on-site restaurants, a couple of bars, and a coffee shop.
11. Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Another name that is associated with luxury hotels is the Four Seasons, and for a good reason. This sophisticated hotel located on Brickell Avenue is just one of the many that belong to the Four Seasons brand and has all the features that people expect from such an upscale establishment. The Four Seasons Hotel on Miami has 221 rooms, all of which have spa-inspired bathrooms, LCD TVs, Free wifi, daily housekeeping, and floor-to-ceiling windows that give you majestic views of either the bay or the financial district of Brickell.
Aside from the well-appointed rooms, the hotel also has a long list of amenities that guests are sure to enjoy. These include an outdoor swimming pool facing the bay, private poolside cabanas, a poolside bar, children’s pool, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas. There is a fitness center, a full-service spa, a business center, meeting rooms, conference space, and a hair salon. The hotel has an on-site restaurant featuring American cuisine, a coffee shop, and a bar.
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12. Mandarin Oriental Miami
Neighborhood: Brickell Key
If you want to stay near the hustle and bustle of the city but still want some distance from such busyness at the end of the day, then the Mandarin Oriental on the southernmost corner of Brickell Key is a perfect choice. This 5-star hotel stands beside Brickell Key Drive, at the southern end of this triangular island, and is right beside Brickell Key Park. The hotel, which has 326 rooms, is close enough to the financial district for the convenience of those who have a business to conduct there but at the same time, far enough from it for utmost relaxation.
The hotel has a number of amenities that help guests enjoy their stay, and these include a restaurant that serves international cuisine, 4 bars and lounges, a coffee shop, an outdoor pool, a full-service spa, and an outdoor hot tub. There is a fitness center, a private beach area, steam rooms, a hair salon, and poolside cabanas. There are also meeting rooms, a business center, 24-hour front desk services, viewing terrace, babysitting services, and the hotel is pet friendly.