Are you looking for boutique hotels in Miami? If so you have come to the right place. In this article, we will walk you through not only the best boutique hotels in South Beach but also boutique hotels in Miami Beach. All the places we have chosen are no more than a few miles from the beach and all have a customer score above an 8/10.
Miami is the cultural, economic, and financial center of Florida and has something for everyone. Miami is a vibrant, lively diverse city with something for everyone. There is so much to see and do from the beautiful galleries and museums to the lively South Beach area and the diverse restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars.
If you need ideas of what to do in Miami we have a great article on The Ultimate 3-Day Weekend in Miami Itinerary.
During your trip, we highly recommend checking out the outdoor museum of international street art Wynwood Walls, Little Havana, the Cuban Heart, the busy area of downtown Miami and of course the glamorous South Beach, which is a great day and night. Also check out Española Way, Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and the amazing Coral Gables.
And to make your trip more memorable, stay at one of these Miami boutique hotels we recommend and your trip will be amazing.
What is a boutique hotel?
We highly recommend looking for boutique hotels in Miami. Boutique hotels are privately run hotels that are not owned by big chains. Staying in a boutique hotel means you get a more local feel to your holiday and you will be giving back to the local economy.
I know some people stay in chain hotels for the security of knowing what they are getting, which is why we have chosen boutique hotels that have an overall customer engagement score of 8/10. With a score like this, you know that the hotel has great service and a great offering,
Why stay in a boutique hotel in Miami!
Staying in a boutique hotel in Miami will really make your stay something special. Firstly you often feel like you get a much more personal experience. Since the owners often work on the property they are much more invested in their customer experience. The hotels can also be more unique and quirky as they reflect the owner’s personality.
Miami is a busy, lively place, and to make the most of it you need local knowledge and you will get that at more at a boutique hotel. Ask the staff for inside information, the best restaurants, bars, places to visit, and time to visit. You will get a more unique, personal experience staying in boutique hotels in Miami.
The Miami boutique hotels we have found are all amazing, some are incredible and they are all unique.
15 Best Boutique Hotels In Miami You Will Love
The Marlin Hotel
Do you know those wonderful 1930’s buildings in Miami? Well, this is one of them. Originally designed by Lawrence Murray Dixon, one of the principal architects of the tropical art deco style of the 1930s, this hotel has a long history and was once owned by the founder of Island Records and many artists have recorded here. Now it’s as chic on the inside as the outside. British fashion icon Barbara Hulanicki designed the interior.
It’s cool, funky, and is steps away from South Beach. This boutique hotel in Miami is right in the middle of it with the restaurants, bars, and nightlife of Lincoln Road is less than a mile away.
It’s got all the mod cons you could think of, including a rainfall showerhead! Parking is available and guests comment on how great the location is and how clean and spacious the rooms are.
Oh, and if you forgot your beach bag and towel, no problem they provide them.
The Villa Casa Casuarina
If you want your boutique hotel in Miami with added luxury then this one’s for you. To say this place is stunning would be an understatement. The Villa Casa Casuarina was the former Versace Mansion. which I think says it’s all.
The Villa has 10 guest suites with everything you would expect from Versace, including Italian marble bathrooms and hand-painted ceilings. And the swimming pool is something else. It’s also in the South Beach area.
If you are after a Miami holiday with an added something extra this one is for you. It’s really hard to describe this place to you, you have to see the picture to believe but trust us you haven’t seen anything like this before.
This boutique hotel in Miami is chic, modern, and with an amazing view of the beach. The art deco district is a 5-minute walk. It’s a great location with an incredible swimming pool.
If you like your hotel with fluffy white towels, crisp white bedding, and a Turkish-style bathhouse then this one’s for you.
Parking is available and you can see the ocean from some of the bathtubs.
Another art deco boutique hotel in South Beach, this one is stunning, on Ocean Drive, and comes with a glass-enclosed swimming pool. I don’t think boutique hotels come much cooler than this. The outside is an art deco masterpiece and the inside is a great mix of neutrals and bold yellows and blues.
Miami city center and Bayfront Park are within 10 minutes’ drive of the hotel. Lincoln Road Mall and New World Symphony are 17 minutes’ walk away.
Oh, and it has rain-style showers and organic toiletries!
Beacon South Beach
Another art deco gem and this one loves color and is so quirky. It’s situated on Ocean Drive in the lively art deco district. The beach is across the street and continental breakfast is included.
If you like being in the center of things then this hotel is for you. It’s bright, colorful, and very cool.
Guests love the location of this hotel and the free beach towels and chairs.
Another art deco gem with all the curves and glamour, all in white and gold with pretty neon lights.
A few steps from Lummus Park Beach, it’s on ocean Drive and in a great location. Parking is available and previous guests comment on the friendly staff and great location. This boutique hotel in Miami mixed cool and chic with art deco luxury
Another beautiful Ocean Drive art deco hotel and this one comes with mint green lights on the outside; it’s just divine. This Miami boutique hotel is a bright, white bustling hotel right in the heart of South Beach.
It’s across the road from the beach and comes with continental breakfast
Avalon Hotel is an 11-minute walk away from the Miami Convention Centre and 1.2 miles from all the shops. Previous guests have commented on the great staff, the cleanliness, and the location.
The Hotel of South Beach.
On Collins Avenue, this hotel is in the center of South Beach and is a short walk from the beaches. The rooftop pool has stunning views and this hotel is right in the middle of all the action.
It’s a beautiful art deco hotel with a modern and stylish interior. Guests love the location and comment on how friendly the staff are.
Originally built in 1939, by master architect L. Murray Dixon, today the hotel encompasses 53 deluxe rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views.
On the famous Ocean Drive, Hotel Ocean is a 2-minute walk from the art deco center. Hotel Ocean has a restaurant and bar on site. This is a beautiful hotel, simply and stunningly decorated and just 1 minute from the Convention Centre.
Guests comment on the comfy beds and the great staff and the hotel has parking.
The complimentary amenities include high-speed wireless internet, unlimited local/long distance and international phone calls, use of beach chairs, beach towels, and water bottles.
Cavalier South Beach
This hotel is as stunning inside as it is outside. It’s an iconic building on Ocean Drive, right near South Beach. This hotel is stylish with some quirky features.
The Cavalier South Beach Hotel is one of the first hotels ever to be built on Ocean Drive and its exterior is one of the few that has stayed in its originality, bringing out its true art deco beauty.
Guests comment on the great staff and the art deco features. This is a real gem of a boutique hotel on South Beach
A beautiful pink hotel, inside and out. This hotel is located on the beachfront of Miami Beach. The hotel has a garden and parking can be arranged for an extra fee.
The hotel has a terrace and guests comment on how friendly the staff are and how stylish and cute the rooms are.
This is one of those boutique hotels in Miami that is super cute and cozy.
With a charming patio, Cadet Hotel is 400 yards from the beach and comes with Egyptian cotton and designer amenities.
This boutique hotel in Miami also has a whisky/scotch tasting room, which sounds like a great addition. There’s also a French cuisine restaurant
The Miami Beach Convention Center and Miami Beach Golf Club are 2 minutes’ walk and Ocean Drive and Lincoln are within an 8-minute drive.
Guests comment on the great staff, the custom designs by Fernando Santangel, and the comfy beds.
The Plymouth South Beach
Boutique hotels don’t get much more iconic than The Plymouth South Beach. Housed in a 4-story art moderne building, it has the most beautiful pool area.
This hotel is amazing with custom designs by Fernando Santangel, a poolside grill, private parking and handcrafted cocktails.
Guests comment on the great atmosphere, the friendly staff and how beautiful the place is.
This boutique hotel in Miami is well worth a stay.
Located in Miami Beach, the Venezia is a classy blue and yellow and guests comment on how friendly the staff are.
The hotel has private parking and the hotel has a lovely roof terrace. The hotel is 1.8 miles from the Holocaust Memorial.
A great, more budget boutique hotel option.
A wonderfully wacky and colorful hotel in Miami Beach just 3 minutes walk from the beach. The Miami Beach Convention Center is 1.6 miles away from the hotel.
Guest comment on the friendly staff and how clean the hotel is. The hotel has everything you would expect and is a great, less expensive option.
Prime Hotel Miami
A two-minute walk from South Pointe Park Beach, the Prime Hotel Miami has a restaurant, private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar.
The hotel is stylish with some quirky touches and the most amazing rooftop swimming pool. Some rooms come with a terrace and incredible views.
Guests comment about the great location and friendly staff.
Whichever one of these boutique hotels in Miami you decided to stay in we know you will have an amazing time. Whether it’s one of the best boutique hotels in south beach or one of the boutique hotels in Miami Beach, Miami is a great city and you will have lots of fun.
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