Accommodations in South Beach in Miami, FL

by Cicely A. Richard

South Beach consists of approximately 23 blocks in Miami, Florida, with Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue serving as its epicenter. Accommodations in South Beach feature the Art Deco architecture that has defined the area since the 1930s and 1940s. Guests are in the center of a vibrant area with art galleries, fine restaurants and thriving nightlife. Most accommodation options in South Beach overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

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Pet Friendly

The Aqua Hotel is a boutique hotel in South Beach’s Art Deco District and features art deco design and modern furniture. Its Pets Are People Too package includes a welcome basket with gourmet pet food, a chewy bone and a bottle of water. Pet owners must pay nightly fees. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, a swim spa and sun deck. Rooms have flat-screen televisions and CD players. Select suites offer kitchenettes. Loews Miami Beach Hotel features a palm tree line promenade with a mountain and bold interior colors. Its Loews Loves Pets program provides room service menus for dogs and cats, bedding, treats, toys, pet sitting and pet walking. Hotel amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool, seven restaurants and 24-hour room service. Rooms have flat-screen televisions and mini bars.

Romantic Hotels

The Setai is a 40-story glass tower directly on the beach and feature black granite and dark shades in its interior. Its Honeymoon at The Setai offers a one-bedroom suite in the Art Deco Building, champagne and chocolate truffles upon arrival, breakfast, a gourmet basket, romantic dinner for two and couple’s massages at The Spa. The hotel has three beachfront pools, personal trainers, and yacht and plane charters. Rooms feature rainfall showers, Irish linens and 22-inch flat-screen LCD television. Hotel Victor sits next to The Villa by Barton G, formerly the mansion of Gianni Versace. The hotel has an infinity pool and sunbathing deck. The Opulence package consists of penthouse accommodations, dinner for two and couple’s massages at Spa V or in room. The penthouse overlooks the ocean and has a terrace with a hot tub and lounge furniture.

Spa Retreats

Sanctuary South Beach boasts a mixture of art deco and eastern décor that includes a bamboo courtyard, creating a tranquil atmosphere. The Sanctuary Spa & Salon gives body and hair treatments using local ingredients. The hotel’s website lets guests schedule their desired services before arrival. The spa provides services in the spa, by the rooftop pool and in suite. The restaurant serves Caribbean and Latin inspired meals. All fully furnished rooms have full kitchens with marble countertops, 42-inch LCD television, sunken tubs with rain forest showerheads. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa provides ocean views and luxury spa treatments. Spa packages may include a choice of about 10 massages, facials, fitness classes and beachside group classes. The facility also provides fitness and nutrition consultation. Guest rooms have kitchens with granite countertops, robes and bathrooms with Italian glass tile mosaics.

Organizing Your Vacatrion

MySoBe.com provides information about South Beach hotels, including hotels ratings, packages and locations. Vacationers can compare hotels and see if they have vacancies. The website also has guides to clubs, restaurants and tourist attractions. It even gives updated weather forecasts.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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