Miami Beach, FL

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Miami Beach featuring a city and street scenes
Head to this exclusive coastal stretch to see where the rich and famous hang out and enjoy pristine sands, glamorous boulevards and diverse beachside entertainment.

Miami Beach is one of the most famous urban beach resorts in the United States. The American dream of success and prosperity is proudly on display on this “Billion Dollar Sandbar.” It stretches for 35 miles (56 kilometers) along the oceanfront. With hundreds of nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and boutiques, Miami Beach is considered the place to be seen in the Miami-Dade area.

Miami Beach is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay. It stretches north from South Pointe Park Beach to John U. Lloyd Beach Park. Miami Beach was first connected to Miami by a long wooden bridge in 1913. This became the catalyst for the incorporation of Miami Beach as a man-made paradise. Simple changing huts made way for big hotels, such as Brown’s Hotel, which is still standing on Ocean Drive today. It’s now surrounded by luxury resorts, modern condos, high-end restaurants and shops. The glamorous boulevard along the Atlantic Ocean owes part of its fame to the 1980s TV series Miami Vice.

Head to Miami Beach to enjoy pristine sands and people-watching. Open-air art exhibits, music festivals and dance performances take place here throughout the year. It's the venue for Art Basel, one of the world's premier modern and contemporary art shows, with other venues in Europe and Hong Kong.

A short four-minute drive south is South Beach, also known as SoBe. This is the place for water sports and people-watching. It’s where surfers play it cool, sunbathers top up their tans and Hollywood stars come to party. The area is also very cultural and home to one of the largest collections of art deco architecture in the world.

To get to Miami Beach by car, take one of the causeways north of downtown Miami that link Miami Beach to the mainland. By public transport, take the hop-on hop-off bus, or grab a taxi to get around in North Miami Beach. South Beach has a local bus service and exploring the area by foot is easy.

Where to stay in Miami Beach

Riviera Hotel South Beach, a South Beach Group Hotel
Riviera Hotel South Beach, a South Beach Group Hotel
4 out of 5
318 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
The price is $138 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Betsy at the hotel reception checked us in and was very nice to give us an upgrade. Armoury was really great to book tours and help with any questions throughout our stay."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
The price is $279 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 9 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (4,877 reviews)
"This Hotel has everything you need . No need to ever leave. The ocean view room inside the Tresor tower was exceptional. Definitely coming back! Walking distance to a lot of other surrounding restaurants and beach walk is right in the back as well as jet ski rentals ."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Mondrian South Beach
Mondrian South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $189 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Property was exactly as advertised"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
Castle Beach Suites by MiaRentals
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
3.1/5 (778 reviews)
Amazing accommodation for a reasonable rate
"We showed up to the property we were greeted by valet.. We had a great time.. there was a miscommunication between the hotel and the property owner about the condition of our initial room which she remedied immediately by upgrading. We enjoyed it so much we extended another night."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2022

Seacoast Suites on Miami Beach
Seacoast Suites on Miami Beach
3.5 out of 5
5101 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3.1/5 (857 reviews)
"Todo excelente en este lugar"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2365 Pine Tree Dr, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Miami Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,029 reviews)
"Close to the beach, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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