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By: Shayne Benowitz

There’s perhaps no better place to indulge yourself in the lap of luxury than in Miami. From dazzling glass towers in Downtown Miami and Brickell to lavish resorts in Coral Gables and Aventura and stylish boutique hotels in Coconut Grove, Greater Miami & Miami Beach is home to an incredible collection of luxury hotels. All of the accommodations in this article are on the list of American Express Travel Fine Hotels & Resorts. During your stay, you can enjoy restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, sprawling spa amenities, golf courses, swimming pools (and even an onsite water park) at the best luxury hotels in Miami.

Also see our article on Beachfront Luxury Hotels in Greater Miami & Miami Beach.

Aerial JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort
Stay at family-friendly JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa


JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

A 300-acre tropical oasis in tony Aventura, the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is an ideal family-friendly destination resort. There’s truly something for everyone here, from the 18-hole golf course to a lavish spa, several swimming pools and the Tidal Cove waterpark. A destination for foodies, the onsite Bourbon Steak Miami by Michael Mina makes for a memorable dining experience, from its duck fat fries to its butter-poached steaks.

Mr C lobby bar
Experience stylish European glamour at Mr. C in Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove

A hospitality concept by the storied Cipriani family, Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove is a sparkling hotel designed by Martin Brudnizki in a sublime nautical-meets-Italian mid-century modern aesthetic, with lacquered wood-paneled walls, a dramatic double-height cut glass mirror and a glittering, tiered chandelier in the lobby. With elegant rooms, the rooftop Bellini restaurant and swimming pool, Mr. C is an instant classic in the historic Coconut Grove neighborhood.

Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove lobby
Stay near Coconut Grove's charming sidewalk cafes at the Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove

The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove

The charming Coconut Grove community near Biscayne Bay is characterized by its shady banyan trees, bayfront parks and sidewalk cafes. It’s also where you’ll find The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, a grand and stately resort. The lobby is awash in marble, limestone, and glittering turquoise and purple mosaic columns inspired by the plumage of the neighborhood’s majestic wild peacocks.

Biltmore Hotel pool
Enjoy Old World glamour and quiet charm at the historic Biltmore Hotel

Coral Gables

The Biltmore Hotel Miami - Coral Gables

Conceived by visionary developer George Merrick in 1926, The Biltmore is an elegant historic hotel inspired by both Spanish and Venetian architecture and surrounded by the lush greens of an 18-hole golf course. This hotel in Coral Gables exudes Old World glamour in its luxurious spa, fine-dining restaurants and clubby bars, and a 600,000-gallon swimming pool with Renaissance-style sculptures.

Four Seasons Pool
Spend a day at the Four Seasons' rooftop pool

Downtown Miami/BrickellFour Seasons Hotel Miami

A shimmering tower in the heart of Brickell’s bustling financial district, Four Seasons Hotel Miami offers classically luxurious guest suites and a sprawling rooftop swimming pool with hammocks swaying in the breeze. Buoyed by the Four Seasons’ brand of superior hospitality, a stay here is pure pleasure. Don’t miss the popular EDGE Steak & Bar.

Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Dine al fresco and enjoy the views from Area 31 on the EPIC's 16th floor

Kimpton EPIC Hotel

One of Downtown Miami’s most stylish destinations, the Kimpton EPIC Hotel boasts sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami River from the glass balconies of its modern guestrooms. On the 16th-floor pool deck, combine sun worship with pampering at the outpost of exhale Spa. Celebrity favorite Zuma, a glamorous Japanese sushi restaurant, occupies a prime spot in the lobby.

La Mar outside area
Indulge in upscale Peruvian cuisine while enjoying water views at La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a luxurious escape on Brickell Key that feels worlds away from bustling Brickell Avenue. You’ll reach the swanky man-made island by crossing a short bridge. The hotel is home to a world-class spa and the famed upscale Peruvian restaurant, La Mar by Gastón Acurio. Views of the Downtown Miami skyline from the tranquil pool and private beach overlooking Biscayne Bay are truly breathtaking.

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