When you can’t be bothered to sort through reviews and ratings, you book the St. Regis. Convenience and confidence come at a premium, but guests of the luxury hotel are used to paying the big bucks for deluxe suites more comfortable than most people’s homes; it doesn’t hurt that every single room is ocean-facing. The Art Deco-inspired units epitomize modern luxury with panoramic windows and expansive terraces. The St. Regis Butler Service is one of the property’s signature perks: get your clothes pressed, your dog walked, your wine ordered and corked and your suitcase unpacked. Now that your schedule is cleared of errands, spend your free time making use of a myriad of amenities, like daily bicycle rentals, fitness classes and a soak in the sauna.
Neighborhood: Bal Harbour is one of the ritziest neighborhoods in Miami with lots of upscale restaurants and high-end shops. Pack your black card.
Bal Harbour Shops: For a fun stroll, to scope celebrities (you’ll almost always see a famous person here), people watch and shop
Makoto: For crispy rice, though Stephen Starr’s buzzy sushi restaurant is also home to some of the best raw fish in town
Haulover Park: For skinny dipping; Haulover is one of the country’s only nude beaches
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.