Where To Stay During Art Basel Miami Beach

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Explore These Hot Hotels During Art Basel Miami Beach

Visitors flock to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach in early December every year. Book your hotel room as soon as you can to snag a room in your top pick place to stay. Having trouble deciding where that room should be? Here is a bit of information and some suggestions for where to stay during Art Basel.

While the ideal hotel will place you in close proximity to the Miami Beach Convention Center where Art Basel Miami Beach is held, it's not necessary to feel like you need to be across the street. Satellite fairs take place all over the city and you may want to take a peek at your planned schedule since these locations are scattered across Miami Beach and the mainland areas including Brickell, the Design District, Wynwood and Downtown. Of course, stylish accommodations and a buzzy scene never hurt. Many Miami hotels even boast their own impressive contemporary art collections, as well as exclusive Art Basel Miami Beach parties, concerts and events.

Read on for some of Miami’s best hotels for art lovers during Art Basel Miami Beach 2019.

Faena Hotel Lobby
Faena Hotel Lobby

Faena

Faena is more than a hotel, it's basically an art installation of its own. This magnificent property was imagined by creative hotelier Alan Faena and executed with the design help of Baz Luhrmann. The Faena Hotel anchors the Faena District on Collins Avenue from 32nd to 36th Streets. The area includes: the Faena Forum, an arts and entertainment space; the Faena Bazaar, a retail experience; and the Faena Hotel. Enjoy the dramatic design and culinary experiences by Francis Mallmann and Paul Qui as well as the onsite spa, a beautiful pool, and beach access.

Oceanfront Bungalow Suite at Miami Beach Edition
Oceanfront Bungalow Suite at Miami Beach Edition

Miami Beach Edition

If you’re the type who wants to be able to head downstairs and be at one of the hottest parties in town, The Miami Beach EDITION is always a hotspot during Art Basel, playing host to exclusive parties and flaunting a killer lineup at their Basement nightclub. The chic white lobby with a variety of potted palms and plants has quickly become an iconic Miami destination for a great photograph.

The EDITION is the epitome of sophisticated modern luxury with two restaurants by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a lavish poolscape and a novel approach to nightlife, which includes both an ice skating rink and four-lane bowling alley. The rooms, in all white and natural oak, are tranquil abodes for an escape from the frenetic pace of the week.

Living Room inside the W South Beach
Living Room inside the W South Beach

W South Beach

A perennial favorite amongst celebrities, W South Beach is an Art Basel hideout. This hotel is located just across the street from The Bass, where there is always a host of public art exhibits in their park and inside the newly renovated museum. Whether it’s a late night DJ set at Wall, a drink at their tiki bar Irma’s, or an exclusive dinner at Mr. Chow, the W is sure to be buzzing during Art Basel. Their lobby bar Living Room is an excellent spot for a cocktail between the fairs and it boasts an impressive contemporary art collection with works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and George Condo - the perfect place for a nightcap after an art-filled day.

All rooms are luxuriously appointed with oceanfront balconies. The studios and suites are some of the most comfortable and spacious in the area, perfect for entertaining at your home away from home.

Lobby at the Sagamore
Lobby at the Sagamore

Sagamore

Sagamore, known as the Art Hotel, is famous for showcasing its diverse art collection throughout the property and its 101 rooms. Located in the Art Deco District, a stay at Sagamore is an artistic experience in itself as you sleep tucked into Miami’s Art Deco architecture. The hotel even has its own Resident Art Advisor who ensures programming all year round to engage with the arts and always delivers with programming specific to Miami Art Week. The hotel’s South Beach location coupled with relatively affordable room rates and spacious all-suite rooms make this an ideal launching point for Miami Art Week explorations.

Habitat at the 1 Hotel
Habitat at the 1 Hotel

1 Hotel South Beach

This eco-chic, LEED-certified resort brings the outside in. That means reclaimed wood, chic organic white linens and accent furniture inspired by the blue shades of the ocean. 1 Hotel guests enjoy extra large rooms in a palette of white, pale blue, natural wood and soft gold executed beautifully by design firm Meyer Davis. For the ultimate luxury experience, ask about The Retreat Collection, where personal “gurus” can arrange for your every need to be satisfied. Be sure you stay feeling fresh when you dine at their onsite restaurants including Habitat, Plnthouse, Watr at the Rooftop, and more eateries focused on delicious, fresh and healthy food. Be sure to check out their event schedule for a bit of mindful meditation or sound healing during your busy week of art events.

Quinto La Huella at East, Miami
Quinto La Huella at East, Miami

East, Miami

You may not know it, but Art Basel Miami has another sister fair in its Hong Kong edition. For a bit of Hong Kong flair in South Florida, stay at the new EAST, Miami. Located in Brickell, off of Miami Beach, this is an excellent location for those who are more focused on an itinerary of events in Wynwood, the Design District and Downtown or Brickell. This luxury hotel was designed by Arquitectonica and located in a soaring skyscraper with some of the best views of Miami’sskyline. The two onsite dining restaurants are perfectly Miami in their own ways: Quinto La Huella, an import from Uruguay, anchors the culinary experience, while Sugar, the rooftop bar, provides an excellent urban retreat for cocktails.

Delano Hotel
Delano Hotel

Delano

The Delano is a classic South Beach hotel and it’s no stranger to holding court during Art Basel Miami Beach. From impossible-to-get-into parties, pop-up nightclubs and art installations in the lobby, the Delano fully embraces Miami Art Week and is located a short drive or walk from some of the major Miami Beach fairs. This is the place to stay if you want to be in the center of it all. Be sure to set aside time for a drink at Rose Bar, the iconic onsite bar.

The Freehand
The Freehand

The Freehand

The Freehand is the place to stay for those looking for a hip, laid-back, bohemian energy during their stay. The first location of what is now a burgeoning national boutique hotel chain, the Freehand is a local favorite for their Broken Shaker cocktail bar with its eclectic-lush backyard patio and 27 Restaurant serving fresh flavors inspired by Miami’s diverse melting pot of cultures.

The Freehand is a natural go-to during Art Basel Miami Beach 2019. Be sure to check out their calendar of events whether or not you are staying there for hip, yet inclusive parties. For those staying at the Freehand, it has some of the most affordable rates in town with stylish private and shared rooms available.

Bar at Soho Beach House
Bar at Soho Beach House

Soho Beach House

How do you gain access to one of Miami’s most exclusive members-only clubs? Book a room at their hotel. Soho Beach House is Miami’s outpost of the private club founded in London and caters to those in the entertainment and creative industries (read: celebrities). Expect a slew of hyper-exclusive parties attended by A-listers. If you’re savvy enough to snag a room at this cozy and chic boutique hotel, you might just be savvy enough to get into a party or two.

Jim & Nessie in the Generator
Jim & Nessie in the Generator

Generator

Miami Beach is home to the first location of Generator, a European brand providing a designer hostel experience. These budget-friendly accommodations don’t sacrifice style but they do offer both private and shared rooms. Just a short walk from the sand you can start your day on the beach, spend it experiencing the area’s art events and then enjoy their hip lobby bar and restaurant Jim & Nessie.

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