The 2023 Forbes Travel Guide has just landed, and boy oh boy, Miami has sure made quite the splash! From the charming Brickell Key to the sun-soaked shores of Sunny Isles, no less than six hotels and resorts have scooped up the guide’s most esteemed honor – a five-star rating. That’s the cream of the crop, my friends!

But wait, there’s more! Ten other hotels in Miami also received a four-star rating, and four more were given a hearty thumbs-up in the “recommended” category. It’s safe to say that the Magic City is truly a treasure trove of exceptional accommodations.

Now, let me tell you how these fancy ratings are dished out. You see, the eagle-eyed inspectors from the Forbes Travel Guide have been scouring the globe, testing and rating nearly 2,000 top-notch hotels, restaurants, and spas, all based on a whopping 900 objective standards. They’re taking into account everything from how well the room keeps out the noise to the quality of the agua coming out of the tap. And let’s not forget, the emphasis is on top-notch service – only the very best of the best can snag those coveted five stars. Bravo to Miami for delivering the goods!

Now, let’s talk about some serious pampering, my dear friends. Miami has pulled out all the stops this year with some truly ultra-luxe spas that are simply top-notch. Believe it or not, four of these heavenly havens have snagged the esteemed five-star rating, while seven more have scored a solid four stars. It’s safe to say that Miami knows how to treat its visitors to some truly indulgent and revitalizing experiences.

But let’s not forget about the culinary delights on offer, for they are just as crucial to the overall experience. In fact, when it comes to luxury hotel restaurants in Miami, only one dining destination has received the coveted top honor in 2023. So, if you’re a foodie with a penchant for the finer things in life, you know where to go!

And there you have it, folks! If you want to see the full list of Miami’s well-deserved distinctions in the Forbes Travel Guide, look no further. It’s all down below.


2023 Forbes Travel Guide Miami Award Winners

Five Stars Hotels in Miami

  • Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach
  • Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
  • Mandarin Oriental, Miami
  • The Setai, Miami Beach
  • The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Four Stars Hotels in Miami

  • 1 Hotel South Beach
  • Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
  • Fisher Island Club Hotel & Resort
  • Four Seasons Hotel Miami
  • The Miami Beach EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
  • Trump International Beach Resort Miami
  • Trump National Doral Miami


Recommended Hotels in Miami

  • The Betsy — South Beach
  • The Biltmore
  • Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Five Stars Spas in Miami

  • Acqualina Spa
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
  • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
  • The St. Regis Spa at Bal Harbour

Four Stars Spas in Miami

  • Aquanox Spa
  • Lapis The Spa at Fontainebleau
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach
  • The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach
  • The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION
  • Tierra Santa Healing House
  • Valmont for The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach

Five Stars Restaurants in Miami

  • NAOE


Four Stars Restaurants in Miami


Recommended Restaurants in Miami

  • Bourbon Steak, Miami by Michael Mina
  • Hakkasan Miami
  • Il Mulino New York
  • Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
  • Scarpetta Miami Beach