The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to the sand February 24-27, 2022 celebrating its 21th anniversary. Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite gourmet gatherings on the beach, the four-day Festival will feature 90-plus events spanning Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For the 21st installment, Food Network & Cooking Channel personalities and more than 400 chefs and wine and spirit producers will come together to create an unforgettable epicurean celebration comprised of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, masterclasses, wine seminars and more.
With so many great events and restaurants found inside South Beach hotels, we’ve created this guide to the best hotels in Miami for foodies during SOBEWFF®.
Loews Miami Beach
Loews Miami Beach is the official hotel of South Beach Wine & Food Festival and it serves as headquarters for the festival’s best parties and many of its celebrity chefs. This family-friendly resort has plenty of diversions for adult travelers. At 790 rooms, it’s one of the largest hotels on the beach boasting Exhale Spa for fabulous treatments and Core Fusion classes, plus an inviting lagoon-style pool.
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
You can’t go wrong with the high level of service at the Ritz-Carlton, just steps from the tents on the beach housing South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s most sought after events. Located on the beach in the city’s Art Deco district, this 5-star hotel features a full-service spa and on-site dining with Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine. The The DiLido Beach Club has the unique distinction as one of the only beachfront restaurants in South Beach. It’s a great casual spot to soak in the ambiance, share a few small plates and listen to live music.
The Miami Beach EDITION
Surround yourself with luxury at The Miami Beach EDITION. Spacious rooms, suites and bungalows benefit from modern design elements and city, pool, or ocean views. This beachfront Miami Beach hotel features an on-site ice skating rink, 2 outdoor pools, and a petite spa. A bowling alley, nightclub, and fitness center are available for guests to enjoy on site at The EDITION. A luxury spa and fitness center, two outdoor ocean-facing pools, sophisticated indoor and charming outdoor venues and extraordinary dining, including restaurants developed by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, await you. The Tribute Dinner honoree Jean-Georges Vongerichten will once again preside over the kitchen at Matador Room, his neutral-hued hotspot buzzing with 1940s style inside the sleek Miami Beach EDITION Hotel.
The National Hotel
Nestled in South Beach’s celebrated Art Deco neighborhood, our Miami Beach oceanfront hotel evokes cinematic elegance, boasting 116 newly designed city and direct ocean view guest rooms in our Historic Tower and 36 luxurious cabanas and suites, skirted alongside native tropical palm trees and Miami Beaches longest infinity-edge pool.
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel is a trendy and hip boutique hotel in South Beach Miami. Recently renovated with Art Deco charisma, the boutique hotel has grown up beautifully. Enjoy private pool cabanas to bright and airy accommodations to curated DAYLIFE activities that inspire your playful side. Enjoy a craft cocktail at The Social Club, or dine beneath the stars at High Tide Beach Bar and Grill, ocean waves soundtrack included.
Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach
Steps from the Art Deco District and just two blocks from the ocean, Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach is your private haven in the center of it all, inviting you to discover South Beach like never before. Located in a historic Mediterranean Revival setting, this resort in Miami Beach features a rooftop pool with bar and lounge as well as eco-friendly amenities and savory dining. South Beach is 2 blocks away.
Hotel Greystone offers the amenities of a large resort—a rooftop pool, a beach club, wellness offerings and more—with the intimate scale and personalized service of a boutique hotel. Guests are invited to come as they are and depart feeling renewed. Hotel Greystone is conveniently located steps from Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, and SOBEWFF Events, Your reservation at Hotel Greystone opens up a world of fabulous experiences in Miami Beach.
1 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach is a sexed-up addition to Miami’s already sizzling scene. The hotel features four ocean view swimming pools; fully outfitted cabanas; three superb restaurants and bars from award-winning chef Tom Colicchio; One of the largest rooftop pools in South Beach. Residents can enjoy access to an array of unique experiences whether it’s indulging in an oceanfront massage, sipping organic wine at the ocean’s edge, or exploring the exciting nearby attractions of Miami.
SLS South Beach
Your luxury hotel in South Beach, where you can call on close friends, Philippe Starck, Chef José Andrés and Lenny Kravitz for a beachfront getaway like no other. Tuck away in our Miami boutique hotel, score the hottest reservations in Miami or play it coy at Hyde Beach, no matter your destination at SLS Hotel South Beach, you can always count on welcoming service, redefined luxury, and undeniable style. At SLS, you don’t need to go to South Beach. South Beach has come to you.
Eden Roc Miami Beach
A vibrant city transitions to a beachside oasis. Designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus, Eden Roc Miami Beach is one of the most iconic and architecturally significant hotels in Miami, lending nostalgic glamour to a modern beachfront resort experience. Your Vibrant Beachfront Oasis Awaits. Three Distinct Pools, Beachfront Cabanas, Award-Winning Dining and Contemporary Design.
The Standard Spa & Resort
Situated on Belle Isle in Biscayne Bay, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy playground that fosters stress-free socializing in a tropical, contemporary setting. With a minimalist design, the holistic hydrotherapy spa hotel provides a stylish yet intimate ambience just blocks from the glitz of South Beach. Winner of Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Favorite Spa Hotel, it also features a garden, DIY-based scrubs, plunges, open-air mud baths, and stunning amenities that include an Infinity Pool.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida. Its iconic design is a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury. The 22-acre oceanfront Miami Beach hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues including LIV; a two-story spa, a virtually endless poolscape, miles of pristine beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities.
The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach. Its design vision artfully combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood and its cultural diversity with the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia. Their modern Asian restaurant, Jaya, invites you to discover a menu that dedicated to the traditional flavors and dishes of Asia from China, India, Thailand and Japan and a traditional Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Ideally located between the hustle of South Beach and the bustle of Miami’s hip art districts, The Confidante Miami Beach captures the mid-century quality of life in retro-glam style. The 354-room Collins Avenue hotel provides a kaleidoscope of ambiance like vibrant mid-century modern décor, direct access to famous Miami Beach, a chic backyard pool vibe with colorful cabanas and bungalows and mod rooftop spa.
Located on newly-fashionable West Avenue, Mondrian is a quiet enclave just minutes from the bustling center of South Beach, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. Upon entering the soaring lobby, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of Biscayne Bay.
Lennox Hotel Miami Beach
Lennox Miami Beach fuses upscale sophistication with tasteful comfort to create a uniquely modern boutique hotel. Conveniently located steps from Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, and the Miami Beach Convention Center, this hotel is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Located in what was once the Peter Miller Hotel, the property is a modern reinterpretation of an iconic and preserved 1930s Art Deco Mediterranean Revival building. The property offers 119 tastefully curated rooms, a South American inspired restaurant, private beach area, and a tranquil courtyard featuring a swimming pool and poolside bar.
Perched overlooking spectacular white sand and turquoise waters, Faena Hotel Miami Beach features 179 guestrooms and suites conceived by Alan Faena and designed by award-winning film director/producer Baz Luhrmann and four-time Academy Award(R)-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin. Typifying South American warmth of spirit, Faena Hotel Miami Beach sets a new benchmark for hospitality.
Moxy Miami South Beach
Travelers searching for an authentic Miami Beach experience need look no further than Moxy Miami South Beach, where colorful murals, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bright hues greet all who enter. Highlights include a rooftop pool with panoramic views, a dedicated beach club, and six dining and drinking venues to choose from, including the rooftop restaurant Serena.
The Goodtime Hotel
Fueled by the star power of Pharrell Williams and David Grutman, visitors can escape this summer and vacation like a celebrity when staying at the Goodtime Hotel. The hotel features a 30,000-square-foot pool deck spotted with cabanas, lush greenery, and Instagram-worthy interiors – like pink landline phones. Guests can also enjoy dining and drinks at Strawberry Moon, cozy up with a book at the library, or record music at the on-site recording studio – the possibilities are endless.
Esmé Miami Beach
Located on Miami Beach’s famed Española Way, this Spanish-Mediterranean property will feature 145 hotel rooms and five original food & beverage concepts, bringing a new style of chic escapism to Miami Beach this summer. The hotel will feature a rooftop space with four interconnected roof decks activated with a bar, a restaurant and a pool.