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By: Shayne Benowitz

Enjoy Your Pool Day with a Cabana or Dayroom at these Miami Hotels

There’s perhaps no greater city on earth to lounge poolside in style, whether it’s by lounge chair, by dayroom or by cabana. From trendy hotels lining South Beach to lavish resorts across the city, Greater Miami is home to a collection of one-of-a-kind hotel pools. Whether it’s a sprawling lagoon-style pool or an Art Deco chic throwback scene, take your pick from any one of these incredible hotel pools that offer private cabanas, dayrooms and daybeds, boasting concierge service and exclusive amenities.

Supreme pool cabana at Fontainelbeau Hotel

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is the storied oceanfront resort where Frank Sinatra held court and James Bond’s Goldfinger was filmed. Originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus in 1954, the Fontainebleau oozes Miami Modern style and boasts one of the most lavish oceanfront poolscapes in Miami. With 11 distinct pools, the choice is yours between the Bowtie Pool (styled after the hotel’s original lobby flooring still intact today), the children’s pool complete with a winding waterslide or any number of smaller pools across the oceanfront deck. Reserve a cabana to lounge in style with amenities including high-definition TVs, Wi-Fi, lounges, a mini fridge stocked with fruit and nonalcoholic beverages, ceiling fans, privacy curtains and a digital safe. Some cabanas even come wtih butler service.

Adult Pool cabanas at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

One of the most family-friendly oceanfront resorts in Miami Beach, the Loews Miami Beach's lavish lagoon-style oceanfront swimming pool boasts the VIP Soak cabanas with access to an exclusive Jacuzzi in a private section along the pool. Here, you’ll enjoy a cabana with rooftop terrace, butler service, daybeds, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a private marble bathroom with shower, and full food and beverage service. Soak up the sun as pool attendants circulate throughout the day with treats to beat the heat, like fruit trays, frozen grapes and popsicles.

Pool at 1 Hotel

1 Hotel South Beach

An eco-chic luxury resort spanning an entire city block, 1 Hotel South Beach is a stylish oasis of tranquility boasting 600 linear feet of oceanfront real estate. The elevated pool deck offers sublime ocean views and three beautifully landscaped pools for lounging and swimming, not to mention a fourth rooftop pool, for 21-plus, on the 18th floor with unparalleled views. 1 Hotel South Beach offers a variety of cabanas at its rooftop, Cabana and center pools. For the ultimate experience, reserve one of the ultra-cabana at the intimate Cabana pool, decked out with sofas, a flat-screen TV, full kitchen and a patio. It’s as if you had a hotel room directly on the pool deck.

Pool at The Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel Miami

A stunning Mediterranean Revival resort in Coral Gables dreamed up by George Merrick in the 1920s, The Biltmore is one of Miami’s most legendary hotels. The pool is a true oasis surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and Roman-style sculptures landscaped with palm trees, hibiscus and vines of bougainvillea. Measuring 23,000 square feet and holding 600,000 gallons of water, the pool is one of the largest in the continental United States. You’ll find a sea of daybeds and nine private cabanas, each boasting teak wood chaises and loveseats, banana leaf ceiling fans, lounge chairs, outdoor rain showers and butler service.

Aerial view of JW MArriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

When it comes to fun for the whole family, make a splash at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry’s thrilling Tidal Cove waterpark. The sprawling luxury resort in Aventura is now home to seven twisty-turny waterslides, a lazy river and Flowrider surf simulator. There’s even a Kid’s Cove with a splash park designed by local Miami art collective, Friends With You. A day pass to Tidal Cove grants you access to the resort’s lagoon-style swimming pool, cabanas and multiple dining outlets. There’s also the Cascata Pool designed for peace and tranquility inside a Mediterranean-style courtyard with cabanas shaded by lush palm trees, perfect for an afternoon of relaxation.

Poolscape at Miami EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION

Situated inside a historic mid-century modern building on a double lot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Miami Beach EDITION has retained the property’s throwback charm and blended it with modern luxury. The poolscape features a grassy lawn with two swimming pools, one featuring a restoration of the original diving platform. The lawn is anchored by the Tropicale bar, which resides inside a cabana with a rooftop spire surrounded by cushions for lounging. Additional cabanas are available throughout the poolscape boasting TVs, mini fridges and private safes.

EPIC pool cabana

Kimpton EPIC Miami

Perched on the 16th floor, the Kimpton Epic Miami hotel’s two swimming pools offer panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, the Miami River and the Downtown Miami skyline for a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe. Anchored by the Area 31 restaurant and Exhale Spa, enjoy your afternoon with a core fusion barre class and a spa treatment, then relax poolside. Stylish cabanas boast daybeds, mini fridges and gauzy curtains for the perfect way to enjoy a poolside afternoon in Downtown Miami.

Aerial view of Faena pool

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

The brainchild of visionary hotelier Alan Faena, his eponymous hotel is an exquisite escape on Miami Beach in a luxuriant color palette of red, gold and animal print. Faena’s pool scene is as lavish as the hotel’s interiors, featuring cabanas with red umbrellas and lounge chairs for a striking contrast against the aquamarine pools. Here, attendants will clean your sunglasses, provide sunscreen and even wash the sand off your feet. You’re also in good company with contemporary master Damien Hirst’s sculpture “Gone But Not Forgotten,” a 24-karat gold-dipped woolly mammoth skeleton on display in a glass case in the hotel garden.

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