Stay close to downtown Miami and yet enjoy a private stretch of sand. Be minutes away from all the buzz but able to escape all the craziness. Oh yes, you want it all and you deserve it: ask for it at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Some of the best views in Miami can be found at this Asian inspired luxury hotel that lies on a man-made island, right at Biscayne Bay. Stunning downtown panoramas, awesome bay sights and different perspectives of the Key invade your room as long as the day shines in its bright lights, or at night when the dark gets sparkled by a profusion of colors. The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is very close to the busy Brickell Avenue and allows easy access to the hipster South Beach. The good news are you can have all the fun but all tranquility as well: the way back to the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a pleasant return to paradise, its own private beach included. No wonder it is considered one of the best Miami hotels and probably a hard one not to choose amongst all downtown hotels.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI SKYLINE, BRICKELL KEY, BISCAYNE BAY
Who would imagine the financial heart of a city full of glamorous hotels? That is kind of unusual, right? Well dear guest, not in Miami. Brickell district is Miami’s banking centre but surrounded by the river, sparkled by the waters from the bay, and embedded by the eternal Miami’s hip spirit, it couldn’t be fancier. One of its greatest hotels is by far the W Miami. The decor is a successful and artsy combination of diverse elements with the signature of Kelly Wearstler, whereas the pool and spa have the indisputable design of Philippe Starck. But we’re not over yet, we still have to mention the views or we would be running short. And unfair! What can we say about the rooms’ sights? The vistas from the pool at 15th floor? Just one word: un-be-lie-va-ble. You cannot possibly imagine a more harmonious combination of state-of-the-art buildings with water. The W Miami: situated on Brickell Avenue, it is the perfect hotel for all those who like to mix business with pleasure. That is to say soon to be ‘the’ Miami hotel for you.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI RIVER, BISCAYNE BAY, TERRIFIC DOWNTOWN AND WATER VIEWS FROM THE POOL AT 15TH FLOOR
The Four Seasons Hotel Miami is nested in a 64 stories tower which soars 240 meters above the ground. At present it is the tallest skyscraper in Miami and the highest in the entire state of Florida. Now, try to check these high standards on all other subjects regarding luxury hotels’ requirements, and you’ll find the Four Seasons Hotel Miami categorically flawless. Want to give it a try? Sure. Let’s begin with the lobby: handsome and majestic, with its giant Botero statues playing sentinels and bringing a smile into your face. Shall we move now to the rooms? Fine. Simply put, here’s what they are: 100% discreet, yet rich in comfort details (isn’t that elegance, after all?) and…, yes, absolutely gorgeous skyline and Biscayne Bay sights. Perhaps we go outdoors, now? Wonderful areas, charming pool, and, again,… yes, behind the palm trees some more lovely Bay vistas. What about the location? Its quietness and charm would never say it lies at the financial district, exactly on busy Brickell Avenue. Finally convinced? Yeah, that’s it, amongst all Miami hotels, the Four Seasons Hotel Miami clearly deserves each and every of its 5 stars.
HOTEL VIEW: DOWNTOWN MIAMI, MIAMI SKYLINE, BISCAYNE BAY
You will feel as if you were flying. Really. Flying over downtown’s skyline. Floating at the top of the bay, your eyes reaching the entire coastline, your feet almost in close contact with the waters… in spite of the height. Amongst all Miami downtown hotels, The Hotel Beaux Arts Miami is a little secret cherished by all who have been there. This boutique hotel lies on Biscayne Boulevard Way quite close to Miami River Walk. At The Hotel Beaux Arts Miami the interiors were designed with an absolute care for details and state-of-the-art furniture. But everything is nothing but an ode to the spectacular sights one can indulge on: huge window panels are a must in every room. This means to be surrounded by transparency from head to toes. Can you imagine what can be at sight? Yes you can; and you already foresee yourself floating. In pure Miami bliss.
HOTEL VIEW: DOWNTOWN MIAMI, MIAMI SKYLINE, BISCAYNE BAY, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Once in a lifetime allow yourself a fairytale where you become the privileged owner of an enchanted palace. Some places in the world have those, and Miami is surely one of them. The Biltmore, one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Coral Gables, is all you ever fantasized as a child. Designed as a country club by Schultze and Weaver in Mediterranean Revival style, and built in 1926, The Biltmore became a hospital during and after World War II. It was University of Miami medical school’s campus until 1968, and became a hotel again in 1987. This extraordinary place is surrounded by lush vegetation and an eighteen-hole golf course. The swimming pool reminds of ancient roman palaces with its statues and its greatness - good Lord, can you imagine 2.650 cubic meter swimming area?? At one time the largest in the world, it also was renowned by its swimming classes, for they were taught by one of the most famous characters in movie history: Tarzan, that is to say, Johnny Weissmuller. A one lifetime experience, The Baltimore is a lovely majestic place, with splendid views that reach far out from the green to Miami's skyline and Coral Gables.
HOTEL VIEW: BILTMORE GOLF COURSE, CORAL GABLES, MIAMI VIEWS
The JW Marriott Miami is a classical 5 star hotel located on Brickell Avenue, right in front of Claughton Island. Perfect for all those who travel for business or prefer the busiest parts of a city, the JW Marriott Miami has all the elements of comfort to welcome you after work or a full sightseeing day. Nested in Brickell, the district located south of the Miami River, this Miami hotel is a smart choice when you look for a good combination of urban codes like nightlife, restaurants or nice shopping, with beautiful views from the Bay or the city in its permanent blink. Two tips? Indulge yourself at The Shops at Mary Brickell Village (6 minutes away by foot) or enjoy a 10 minute walk for some sights’ extra bonuses at the Brickell Point.
HOTEL VIEW: DOWNTOWN MIAMI VIEWS, MIAMI TOWER, CLAUGHTON ISLAND, BISCAYNE BAY
Maybe you’re one of those who doesn’t like too much fuss. One of the kind that does believe form follows function. This is why you never relinquish on your hotel guest´s rights for full comfort, discretion and subtle elegance. That is also the reason why you escape all hipster icons; for you, those may come, may stay or may go, and you clearly prefer skilled consistency in a hotel. This being the case, we assure you, the InterContinental Miami is the gem you will love to discover. This Miami hotel is a synonym of excellence, no exceptions. Famous for his discreet grace since 1982, the Intercontinental Miami was recently renovated with extraordinary taste and the ultimate focus on providing the best hotel’s relaxing experience. Where? Where you need it: in your room. This downtown Miami hotel, steps away from Bayside Market Place, has probably some of the most comfy accommodation in the area; and some of the most striking views as well. The windows look as photograph frames; the panoramas you’ll be granted with are an excellent reason for it: you’ll be able to picture the amazing downtown’s skyline, Miami’s Port, or let your eyes travel from there to the Bay or up to Miami and South beach shores. Where else will they take you…? That will be up to you to decide.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI VIEWS, MIAMI PORT, BAYFRONT PARK, BISCAYNE BAY, MIAMI BEACH, SOUTH BEACH
Located in the beautiful Key Biscayne, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is the only luxury hotel in the island. It has all you can expect from a Ritz-Carlton hotel: a private 365 meters beachfront, the very best in comfort and service and, of course, stunning ocean views. The standards are high at this Miami hotel; so elevated that you’ll probably think twice about leaving the premises, especially if you are a sea lover and book a room facing the blue, salty waters, in their plenitude. Nevertheless, if this is your first time in Miami, try not to miss Miami Beach or downtown: both are at an easy reach through the causeway.
The Mondrian South Beach stands elegantly off the tourist South Beach tracks. Designed by famous designer Marcel Wanders, this luxury hotel emanates a baroque allure that exquisitely contrasts with all hip trends. Full of character, this Miami Beach hotel features custom-designed furniture and artwork. The main pool is a lovely cocoon surrounded by lush gardens where hammocks and lounge areas play hide and seek. But the icing on the cake are the magnificent sights. Be ready for the sunsets illuminating Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline: they are astounding. Open your eyes gently to the first day lights over Star, Palm or Hibiscus Islands: they are splendid. And when the magic hour falls over the beach, believe us, you’ll feel enormously grateful to be here.
HOTEL VIEW: STAR, PALM AND HIBISCUS ISLANDS, MIAMI SKYLINE, BISCAYNE BAY, SOUTH BEACH
Look for The Standard Miami on a map and the location will totally daze you. The Standard lies on Island Avenue, an idyllic spot that sits right between downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Now, you can guess what this means, don’t you? That’s it, views that will drive you mad: the widest perspectives of all, from the city’s skyline to the bay and from there to Miami Beach (or the other way around). But wait until you get there, the magic within The Standard Miami is not over yet. From the water or the road you will see a retro building (the original Lido Spa designed by Norman M. Giller in 1953); it will make you wonder about what is left inside. And that´s where the magic continues: state-of-the-art interiors, an infinite pool overlooking the bay, a Turkish hammam with heated marble, lush gardens and a waterfall, rooms in which every detail was thought so to provide the best romantic atmosphere. Whoa, no regular standards at all for this place called The Standard.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI SKYLINE, MIAMI BEACH, BISCAYNE BAY
If any hotel has it all, the Kimpton Epic Hotel, is one of the ones. This opulent Miami hotel, nowadays considered one of the best in downtown Miami (Brickell), is the accurate translation of the saying ‘God is in the detail’. Let us give you a few examples: at the Epic Hotel there will be a room for you if you’re extra-tall. There is a private marina if you need to accommodate your own private yacht. There is LILT Lounge, on the river, a magnet even for South Beach people. And if you cannot possibly imagine a stay anywhere without exquisite food, the Kimpton EPIC Hotel will amaze you with Londoner’s Zuma, and the seafood at Area 31. But now you ask us: what about the most perfect view? And our answer will be that we have saved the best for last: where would your eyes like to stare at? Several angles of Miami's skyline? Or the Miami River and Biscayne Bay in their full splendor? The Epic has them all and that is why, in our view, this is one of the best places to stay in Miami.
HOTEL VIEW: MIAMI SKYLINE, MIAMI RIVER, BISCAYNE BAY