Miami Art Week is not just a celebration of artistic expression but a cultural extravaganza that draws enthusiasts from around the globe. As the city transforms into a vibrant canvas of creativity, the question of where to stay becomes paramount for those seeking to immerse themselves fully in this artistic spectacle. From luxurious accommodations offering unparalleled views of the city’s skyline to boutique hotels nestled in the heart of the cultural hub, Miami’s lodging options are as diverse and dynamic as the art being showcased. In this article, we’ll guide you through the best places to stay during Miami Art Week, ensuring that your accommodation becomes an integral part of your overall artistic experience. Whether you prefer the glamour of South Beach, the sophistication of Brickell, or the trendy vibes of Wynwood, we’ve got your stay covered for an unforgettable Art Week adventure.
Best Hotels to Stay During Miami Art Week:
The Balfour Hotel
Formerly known as The Lord Balfour Hotel, The Balfour Hotel is a charming, historic art deco property with 82 guest rooms and suites spread out over two buildings connected by an enchanting courtyard. It was designed in 1940 by Anton Skislewicz (an important architect in Miami Beach’s art deco movement) and continues to cater to design-conscious visitors with a unique style and timeless appeal. An elevated plunge pool with an underwater window provides the perfect Instagram shot of swimmers behind the glass wall. Terra-cotta mosaic tiles, chaise lounges and rattan lounge seating invite guests to sunbathe and enjoy seasonal refreshers. Click HERE for details about The Balfour’s Art Week programming.
The Gabriel South Beach
The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property centrally located on Ocean Drive directly across from South Beach. The 132-room hotel comprises four buildings and blends midcentury modernism with quintessential Floridian style, creating an oasis-like vibe. The Gabriel South Beach embodies the chic flair of Miami’s Art Deco District through immersive atmospheres and a 21st-century reimagination. Featuring a lush landscape, the courtyard pool adjacent to the hotel’s outdoor eatery offers a tranquil retreat in the midst of a bustling city. Guests can also lounge by the showstopping glass-bottom pool situated six stories above the open atrium. Rooftop yoga classes are offered throughout the week, while a fitness center provides free weights and cardio equipment. The hotel’s Floridita Building features a 30-foot-tall mural by French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Mr. Brainwash.
The Gates Hotel South Beach
The Gates Hotel South Beach is a tranquil retreat located along the Indian Creek Canal on beautiful Collins Avenue in the heart of Miami Beach, where the timeless allure of South Beach meets a sanctuary for wellness and sustainability enthusiasts. The 235-room hotel is an oasis of luxury, relaxation and leisure, with an expansive midcentury-modern lobby juxtaposed with art deco-inspired architecture. The hotel offers locals and discerning travelers an immersive Miami Beach experience with pristine beach access and programming catered to those who appreciate art, culture, design and self-care. A partnership with K’Alma Spa offers massages and wellness treatments in-room or on the hotel’s third-floor Plunge Deck. The expansive first-floor deck overlooks the hotel’s pool and the Collins Waterway with custom double-sided cabanas perfect for guests to relax under the sun. Steps from the hotel are cultural destinations such as Lincoln Road, the Bass Museum, the Miami Beach Convention Center and the area’s best dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.
Sagamore South Beach
Sagamore South Beach, the historic art deco hotel known for its year-round art programming and museum-quality exhibitions, has been a destination for locals and tourists alike since the Art Deco District was created in the 1940s. The iconic hotel offers deluxe accommodations, an array of amenities and a unique glimpse into the art culture that embodies the very essence of the property. The 101-room hotel, with ample suites, boasts some of the largest standard rooms in the area. The oceanfront boutique hotel is surrounded by history, culture and the city’s trendiest restaurants, shopping and nightlife, creating the ultimate setting for the ongoing #SagamoreIsArt series, a multicultural selling platform that supports and builds partnerships with local and international organizations to promote the growth of everything art-related. Click HERE for more details about the Sagamorel’s Miami Art Week programming.
The Elser Hotel Miami
The Elser Hotel & Residences is a 49-story luxury tower in Downtown Miami featuring 646 residential-style rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed bay views, walkout balconies, luxurious bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. Amenities include a 19,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck and event lawn overlooking Biscayne Bay; a 132-foot resort-style pool with a 16-foot LED screen, private lounge areas and a full bar; a massive hot tub offering panoramic views; co-working and meeting spaces; and a two-level gym that rivals any private fitness facility. Guests can enjoy an extravagant voyage by booking the “Seas the Day” experience with Spectre Sea (starting at $5,000), featuring luxe suite accommodations, curated culinary experiences, a four-hour private charter on a deluxe vessel and champagne breakfast in bed.
The Gabriel Miami Downtown
The Gabriel Miami Downtown is a 129-room lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious and stylish rooms and suites with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, perfect for watching the sunrise over the Miami skyline. The Gabriel boasts two pools on the 14th-floor pool deck: a serene resort-style pool and an infinity lap pool with sublime views of the Intracoastal, Miami Beach, PortMiami and Biscayne Bay. Centrally located near multiple cultural institutions and museums, The Gabriel Miami is an ideal gathering place for open interaction and enlightened conversations. The hotel also features three restaurants: Gabriel Restaurant, open for breakfast; Bella’s Bar for poolside lunch; and GBar (dinner only), a vibrant and expansive restaurant splashed with green and navy tones for an earthy ambiance.
THesis Hotel Miami
Landing on the New York Times’ “36 Hours in Miami” guide, THesis Hotel Miami is a modern property that serves as a cultural hub in Coral Gables with 245 contemporary guest rooms and suites in a strikingly designed building. Amenities include a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views, a poolside bar perfect for soaking up the sun and two on-site restaurants, Mamey and Orno, led by Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” and James Beard nominee Niven Patel. With a robust year-round calendar of programming and events – all open to the public – THesis is not only a hotel but a destination where curious, like-minded individuals exchange ideas, celebrate art, discover new cultural experiences and engage with the community.
Opened in November 2022, Arlo Wynwood is the first-ever hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district, home to the largest concentration of street art in the world. The lifestyle-driven 217-room boutique hotel serves as the cultural hub for residents and visitors while offering prime access to the best of the region. Designed by Meyer Davis, an award-winning firm at the forefront of global, upscale commercial design, Arlo Wynwood draws on the neighborhood’s bold and curated artistic nature while embracing an eclectic industrial aesthetic where organic meets modern. Arlo Wynwood has an all-star culinary team led by award-winning James Beard alum Chef Brad Kilgore. The hotel also has more than 250 works of art throughout the property and offers guests multiple complimentary wellness activities and live music programming. Click HERE and HERE for more details about Arlo Wynwood’s Miami Art Week programmin
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.
The Miami Beach EDITION: Where Modern Luxury Meets Beachfront Cool
Embrace the perfect blend of modern luxury and laid-back beach vibes at The Miami Beach EDITION. Located on a prime stretch of white sand, this boutique hotel offers stylish accommodations, a hip rooftop bar, and an exclusive nightclub. Immerse yourself in the vibrant social scene, unwind at the beachside oasis, or indulge in culinary delights at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room. The Miami Beach EDITION encapsulates the essence of Miami’s trendy hospitality.
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.
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.
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 the Miami Beach Convention Center, Your reservation at Hotel Greystone opens up a world of fabulous experiences in Miami Beach.
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
Step into a world of opulence at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a legendary oceanfront resort that continues to redefine luxury. With its iconic architecture, lavish suites, and a private beach stretching as far as the eye can see, this hotel has become synonymous with Miami Beach glamour.
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.
Escape to The Setai, Miami Beach, a serene retreat nestled amidst the bustling energy of South Beach. This Asian-inspired sanctuary combines meticulous design, exceptional service, and a prime oceanfront location. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the spa, lounge by the stunning infinity pools. 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.
Mondrian South Beach
Located on newly-fashionable West Avenue, Mondrian South Beach 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.
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.
Acqualina Resort & Residences: A Mediterranean-inspired Paradise
Experience Mediterranean-inspired splendor at Acqualina Resort & Residences, an exquisite oceanfront retreat in Sunny Isles Beach. Impeccable service, luxurious suites, and pristine beaches await discerning travelers seeking the pinnacle of indulgence. Immerse yourself in the tranquil spa, savor exquisite dining options, or simply relax in the comfort of your elegantly appointed room. Acqualina promises an enchanting escape for those seeking the utmost in luxury.
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.
Hotel Trouvail Miami Beach
A hidden gem in Miami Beach, guests will find Hotel Trouvail appealing for its somewhat secluded nature, situated steps away from the sand and nightlife while remaining a world away from the commotion. Located on the Indiana Creek Waterway in a restored Art Deco building, the hotel is close to Miami’s best in art, culture, restaurants, and shopping. With 70 well-appointed rooms and studios – most with kitchenettes – the property melds hotel service and amenities with AirBnB-sized rooms.
Embark on a journey of luxury and coastal bliss at the best Miami Beach hotels in 2023. From the timeless elegance of The Fontainebleau to the artistic marvels of the Faena Hotel, each destination offers a unique experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memories. Whether you seek relaxation, vibrant energy, or world-class amenities, these hotels are sure to exceed your expectations. Embrace the allure of Miami Beach and create unforgettable moments in this tropical paradise. Plan your visit to these exceptional hotels and immerse yourself in the best that Miami Beach has to offer.