Miami Hotels & Resorts

by Alison Merfeld
Some Miami hotels provides views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Some Miami hotels provides views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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From the Art Deco District to the famous shops and restaurants on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive, Miami, Florida, is home to hotels where Frank Sinatra played and Elvis Presley visited. If you're interested in staying in a hotel with multiple on-site nightclubs, you need look no further than the Fontainebleau; if you prefer a quieter hotel with less than 100 rooms, the Victor Hotel might be the right spot. You'll also have other options downtown and near the airport.

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Collins Avenue Hotels

The stark white Delano Hotel provides a large outdoor swimming pool lined by towering palm trees and offering panoramic ocean views. The rooms in this South Beach hotel have all-white furniture. Rooms have city or ocean views, sitting areas and Internet access. The two-story bungalow suite also offers a living room, a soaking bathtub and a wet bar. Located on one of the hotel's private terraces, Agua Spa provides rejuvenating body treatments. The hotel's main restaurant, Blue Door Fish, offers a seafood menu prepared by Chef Claude Troisgros. The 1,504 rooms in the Fontainebleau are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, ocean views and light-hued furnishings for a comfortable feel. Hotel services include Internet access, a fitness center, reserved beach chairs and an outdoor swimming pool. The FB Kids Adventures, geared toward the younger guests, includes free meal vouchers, family activities and organized scavenger hunts. Four night clubs are located on the property. The Bleau Bar, decorated all in blues, was visited by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack and also Elvis.

Downtown Miami Hotels

Situated in the center of the city, the 70-story Four Seasons Hotel Miami provides 721 guestrooms with city views, living areas, DVD players and Internet access. The outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by tropical foliage, offers private cabanas and loungers. The hotel's spa provides massages in private cabanas, yoga treatments and a beauty salon. The Four Seasons provides child-size robes, children's books and video games for younger guests. The downtown InterContinental Miami is a luxury hotel with marble statues and framed photographs throughout the lobby. The 641 orange and tan guestrooms contain dining area, minibar, views of the Biscayne Bay and Internet access. Hotel amenities range from spa services to meeting facilities and two restaurants. The Blue Water Restaurant, located poolside, serves sandwiches, seafood dishes and salads throughout the day.

Miami Airport Hotels

A five-minute-drive from Miami International Airport, the Hampton Inn and Suites Miami Airport is only a 15 minutes from downtown Miami. Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and a convenience store. The 149 smoke-free guestrooms provide free Internet access and sitting areas; suites offer separate living rooms and full kitchens. The Miami Museum of Science and the Fairchild Tropical Gardens are both less than nine miles from the hotel. The Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The 405 rooms include soundproof windows, Internet access and air purification systems; smoke-free rooms are available. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to nearby attractions such as Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, four miles away. The hotel is across the street from Melreese Golf Course.

Ocean Drive Hotels

Built in 1939, the boutique Colony Hotel is located in the Art Deco District in South Beach. Renovated in 2004, the guestrooms in white and blue hues have hardwood floors and European linens, as well as custom-made furnishings and ocean views. The on-site Colony Cafe, mostly white with splashes of green, prepares seafood, wraps and cocktails. The hotel is directly across the street from the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Designed by Frenchman Jacques Garcia, the Victor Hotel is decorated in deep hues of crimson, burgundy and black. The 88 guestrooms offer deep soaking bathtubs, robes, custom-made furnishings and either ocean or city views. The on-site Spa V, which provides treatments based on European philosophies, has steam baths and steam showers. Offering views of the outdoor swimming pool or Ocean Drive, the restaurant, Bice, serves a Mediterranean-style menu. Reservations are recommended at the hotel.

About the Author

Alison Merfeld has been a freelance writer since 2008. Her published articles can be found on various websites, covering golf, the outdoors and other topics. She is currently working on her first fiction novel. Merfeld earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Iowa.

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