Where to Stay in Miami

We scoured the city for the best places to stay. Here's our shortlist.

Courtesy Miami Beach EDITION
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The city’s hotel landscape is shifting. For the past two decades, Miami’s most significant hotels have been those located on the beach’s main Art Deco drag: Collins Avenue running north from roughly 15th to 20th streets, and Ocean Drive flowing south below that. That’s all changing—South Beach has grown up and moved north. The reopening of the Fontainebleau in 2008 paved the way for the Soho Beach House on 44th Street, which, with the help of no less than five forthcoming, game-changing­ hotels­ in the neighborhood, is helping to create Mid Beach. Meanwhile, the St. Regis Bal Harbour, which opened on 96th Street two years ago, has become a juggernaut, and the city’s financial district, on the mainland below South Beach, has come into its own.

Now there are hotels that matter everywhere. We started with a list of 75 properties, and then we sent our editors to visit each one. From there we picked the 28 we think are doing it right—hotels with great personality and outstanding staff who are bringing the buildings to life.