Possibly the loveliest hotel on South Beach, the Tides is a thing of beauty inside and out. A masterpiece of art deco by L Murray Dixon, it boasts porthole windows, abundant stainless steel and ocean liner curves. The interior was recently beautified by designer-du-jour Kelly Wearstler, who swapped the old minimalist decor for sensuousness and beachy romance. The stark whites have been replaced by coral, peach and creamy beige; the clean lines have been softened by lovely textures: shag rugs, woven rope chairs, hemp wallpapers and petrified woods. Trumpet shell lamps and vintage brass palm trees add to the ocean theme. The bedrooms are roomy, and an open-air gym and spa is in the works for the top floor. La Marea, the Italian seafood restaurant, is adorned with faux tortoiseshells; sip martinis in the outdoor lounge and watch the world go by.