A bouquet the size of her head, chocolates from a Miami bakery, a candle-lit dinner at a romantic restaurant in Miami—there are countless ways to show your love. But keeping the spark alive in a relationship sometimes calls for backup: breakfast in bed, turndown service, jacuzzi tubs and more of what you’ll find at the most romantic hotels in Miami. Not one for showy gestures? A simple reservation is all you need to show your affection. Whether for a lusty staycation, a fun splurge for a special occasion or a getaway to escape the doghouse, a romantic Miami hotel is everything you need to set the mood.
Most romantic hotels in Miami
A marbled, mid-century dream where every facet of your vacation is covered: sleep, dine, relax and party without ever leaving the property.
Time Out tip: EDITION hotel has two separate pools, but we’re fans of the landmark Sundial Pool, part of the original property. The towering, Art Deco diving board from the 1950s has also been preserved and is now flanked by rows of loungers and the pool’s namesake bar.
This luxury hotel chain is synonymous with stellar service and plush accommodations. In Miami, it also boasts a prime waterfront location.
Time Out tip: Though far away from the Downtown museum hub, the St. Regis’s art collection rivals that of any cultural institution. On-site Rosenbaum Contemporary features rotating exhibits, which have included works by Fernando Botero and Robert Indiana of the famous LOVE sculpture, while the hotel’s restaurants and grounds also serve as exhibition space.
Tucked away on its own island, Mandarin Oriental is a slice of tropical paradise in the middle of bustling downtown Miami
Time Out tip: One of the city’s best brunches is just downstairs at La Mar. You’ll want to wear more than your bathrobe (it’s also one of the city’s nicer restaurants) and bring your biggest appetite for the all-you-can-eat extravaganza that concludes with an adorable artisanal dollhouse stuffed with desserts.
The luxurious hotel from Argentine hotelier Alan Faena is a sensory experience, dripping in red and decked in art from around the world
Time Out tip: The Faena may very well drain your bank account but the Faena Forum across the street will save you from social ruin. Pop in every second Sunday of the month for free rollerskating on the property’s kaleidoscopic rink, a site-specific art piece that debuted during Art Basel 2017. Live DJs and performers make it feel like a fast-moving dance party.
Though unequivocally glamorous, the understated resort is a peaceful sanctuary in the center of South Beach—close to everything yet sheltered from crowds.
Time Out tip: The Bass, Miami Beach’s premier space for contemporary art, hosts a number of cultural events and features colorful site-specific works just outside its grounds. Admission is free on the last Sunday of the month.
A hotel for cool kids in search of an alternative South Beach: relaxed, understated and with more waterfront options than just a place to lie out.
Time Out tip: On the first Sunday of each month, scenesters gather for Not Your Standard Bingo: a totally free game night led by with the colorful drag queen Shelly Novak and always fun DJ Jody McDonald. Arrive early to get a good seat and a playing card, and prepare to yell if you’ve won—prizes include a free night stay at the hotel.
Steeped in culture and history, the Coral Gables hotel is as elegant and comprehensive as they come—golf, dine, drink and relax without ever leaving
Time Out tip: It’s pinkies up at the Biltmore’s traditional afternoon tea service (Wed–Thu at 2pm, 3:30pm; $45), complete with tiny sandwiches, fresh-baked scones and live harp music. It’s not at all stuffy and quite enjoyable as a follow-up to a treatment at the hotel’s spa.
Old Spanish charm and many eclectic offerings within walking distance make a stay at the quaint property feel like a mini European getaway
Time Out tip: Feeling overwhelmed by the commotion of Española Way? Head a mile northwest to the neighborhood of Sunset Harbor. It’s a lazier (and fancier) chunk of Miami Beach perfect for chilling, drinking and eating.
A rooftop pool and a lush, open courtyard make this laid-back property in the heart of hippie Coconut Grove the ideal place to unwind.
Time Out tip: Coconut Grove hosts Fashion + Art + Music + Night on the first Saturday of each month. Expect free live music on the streets, gallery exhibitions (and free wine) and pop-up fashion markets throughout the colorful neighborhood.
A luxury hotel chain that delivers on service and amenities, plus boasts a gorgeous waterfront area for sunbathing, eating and drinking.
Time Out tip: The brunch at Rusty Pelican is unmatched in terms of views and service. It’s more of a family-friendly crowd but equally enjoyable for couples.