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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

Mondrian South Beach
Mondrian South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
This family-friendly Miami Beach hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of 8th Street Designer District and Flamingo Park. Lincoln Road ...
3.7/5Good! (1,103 reviews)
"Upon arrival we were greeted with Champagne the room was nice and clean. I was nervous about the reviews I read but housekeeping came everyday. I had a king one bedroom suite, nice size living room. I usually stay at the Loews because it’s beachfront but The Mondrian will be my go to whenever I’m ..."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Mondrian South Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4.5 out of 5
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $309 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Mid Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of 41st Street and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Collins Avenue ...
3.7/5Good! (5,102 reviews)
"I would like to stay there long but my trip was only for three nights. I love it 😻"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
4.5 out of 5
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $299 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Nestled on the beach, this South Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Avenue Shopping Area, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Espanola Way and Washington ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,767 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach
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The West Ave Studios
The West Ave Studios
2.5 out of 5
1565 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $69 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in South Beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Road Mall, Ocean Drive, and Lummus Park Beach. Miami Beach Convention Center ...
3.7/5Good! (109 reviews)
"We got what we paid for. The little room was perfect size for me and my wife to sleep in (which is all we used the room for) but the walls where paper thin and we was the first room right outside the front entrance so we heard every time someone came and went and in Miami that was literally all day ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The West Ave Studios
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
New Point Miami Beach Apartments
3 out of 5
5445 Collins Av Suite # CU15, Miami Beach, FL
The price is $115 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
Nestled on the beach, this Mid Beach aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Miami Beach Boardwalk, Collins Avenue Shopping Area, and Miami Beach Convention Center. ...
3.3/5 (792 reviews)
"No comments"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

New Point Miami Beach Apartments
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
3 out of 5
7500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Located in North Beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Shore Open Space Park and Surfside Beach. Bal Harbour Shops and Miami Beach Boardwalk ...
4/5Very Good! (1,696 reviews)
"Great inexpensive place to stay in Miami. Nothing fancy, but clean and newly renovated."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel
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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