Choosing the Right Hotel in Miami & South Beach

Miami and South Beach are enormously popular with Inspirato Members — and for good reason. Always exciting (yet always relaxing), members know that Miami can be whatever they need it to be.

And the more things change in Miami, the more one fact stays the same — this city will always be at the cutting edge of trends in cuisine, fashion, design, and nightlife. This is especially true on South Beach, a place defined as much by its Art Deco grandeur and prime sand-side location as it is by its progressive and forward-thinking citizens.

The Inspirato portfolio of hotel options has grown in Miami and South Beach, taking into account the variety of member requests received. If you are looking for the perfect hotel in Miami and South Beach, Inspirato knows they have one that lines up for you and your travel aspirations.

“I’m looking for the most stylish digs for me and friends.”

SLS South Beach

Best hotel for you: SLS South Beach

Because … Well, for one it was designed by Phillipe Starck (the single greatest force in hotel design over the last 20 years) with a little help from Lenny Kravitz. Balancing modern touches with Art Deco soul, this 140-room hotel creates an ambiance that is unmistakably South Beach. The playfully designed pools (complete with a 700-pound silver ducky) and the Hyde Beach Lounge create a sexy scene for hanging out and lounging in the Florida sun.

Added bonus:  Getting a table at one of its two restaurants — The Bazaar by José Andres and Katsuya by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi — is a coveted accomplishment (but Inspirato’s Member Services team and Destination Concierge can make it happen).

Location: Collins Ave. & 17th St.

“I want it both ways: a mixture of nightlife and supreme relaxation.”

1 Hotel South Beach

Best hotel for you: 1 Hotel South Beach

Because …  This hotel offers quite a cocktail to its guests: four pools including a stunning adults-only one on the rooftop, Beachcraft Restaurant by five-time James Beard Award-winner Tom Colicchio, a farm stand in the lobby, plus a complementary Tesla for Inspirato members to use within 15 blocks of the hotel. But when it comes down to it, the 1 Hotel’s 600 feet of beachfront may just be the kicker.

Added bonus: With several integrated features in each room, this is one of the most tech-savvy hotels in the Inspirato portfolio.

Location: Collins Ave. & 24th St.

“I’m looking for old-school Miami without sacrificing the latest and greatest trends.”

Fontainebleau South Beach

Best hotel for you: Fontainebleau

Because … This sprawling property overlooking a prime stretch of South Beach is classic Miami. With 22 acres of pools, restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and spas, it is not far off from the classic Las Vegas resort model. But it doesn’t feel like Vegas at all. A South Beach institution since 1954, the Fontainebleau continues to evolve in modern and exciting directions. The upgraded rooms are decidedly modern, and Scarpetta — one of Fontainbleau’s seven restaurants — has won the AAA Four-Diamond Award for its sophisticated take on Italian cuisine.

Added bonus: There are two things that separate Fontainebleau from other South Beach hotels — the acclaimed kids program, and the private marina for guests with boats (or those who desire a yacht charter).

Location: Collins Ave. & 44th St.

“I’m seeking more than a beach getaway … I need to completely decompress.”


Best hotel for you: Carillon Miami Beach

Because … More than just a hotel with a spa, The Carillon Miami Beach takes wellness to a whole new level. The hotel offers an integrated health and well-being program in which guests can learn more about nutrition and holistic self-healing, all while enjoying the luxurious amenities of the resort. With a prime location on North Miami Beach — a great place to decompress without being too far from the action — the Carillon is our top choice for those looking to savor the sand more than the scene.

Added bonus: The Spa at Carillon completes the wellness circle for guests with highly focused treatments. And with the largest gym in Miami at your disposal, there is no need to miss a workout during your stay.

Location: Collins Ave. & 69th St.