Family-Oriented Resorts and Hotels
High-rise hotels and condominiums line Miami Beach's central shore. And though many have been made over in recent years, they still aren't what they used to be. However, prices remain high, except during the summer, when temperatures soar. Prices of refurbished art deco hotels remain constant all year due to their popularity.
Reservations: Toll-free 800-872-6500
The first art deco hotel to be brought back to life and one of the chicest, with its high gloss and modern decor, U-shaped design that offers the most ocean views of any on the strip, and rooms decorated in deco blue and shiny lacquer furniture, plus a lobby bar/café.
Days Inn Oceanside
Reservations: Toll-free 800-356-3017
Located on Collins Avenue, this ten-story hotel offers the best ocean views at moderate prices. It features a pink-and-silver lobby and guest rooms that sparkle, plus an Olympic swimming pool and restaurant.
Fontainebleau Hilton Resort & Towers
Reservations: Toll-free 800-548-8886
The queen of Miami Beach hotels once again holds court along Ocean Drive. It has 1,206 rooms in three curving, fourteen-story buildings surrounding connecting pools with rushing water, hidden rocky caves, and palm tree islands. The hotel features an opulent lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble staircases, and huge crystal chandeliers, plus thirteen restaurants, four bars, and rooms furnished in French provincial style. Excellent service demands high prices.
Reservations: Toll-free 800-445-1512
Located in Central Miami Beach along Collins Avenue, this eight-story, restored deco-style hotel features a cream-colored facade with rows of pink ledges, shiny terrazzo floors, and vast Greek columns in its lobby; Formica furnishings and pastel decor in its modern rooms; and a clay-tiled loggia surrounding a Mediterranean-style swimming pool and bar.
Apartment and Condo Rentals
If you're planning to stay in Miami Beach for longer than a few days, you may want to consider renting an apartment or condominium with full kitchen from either Florida Sunbreak (Toll-free 800-786-2732) or Miami Habitat (Toll-free 800-385-4644).