Luxe, amenity-packed resorts that you can call home in Florida’s nightlife capital, Miami Beach. These are the World’s Best hotels as voted by Travel + Leisure readers.
This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on Mar. 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect our readers’ experiences before the pandemic, but we hope that this year’s honorees will inspire your trips to come—whenever they may be.
With its sublime weather, postcard-perfect beaches, and world-class dining and nightlife, Miami is perennially hot, no matter the season. And for hotel lovers, there’s something to suit every taste, from charming beachside inns to sleek high-rises and Art Deco icons.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.
Of our 15 winning properties, only a handful were located outside Miami Beach — including the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa (No. 11), a Mediterranean-inspired property in the upscale neighborhood of Aventura (designed by Nichols). The sprawling resort is renowned for its two 18-hole championship golf courses and its Michael Mina steak house. Similarly, the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (No. 5) is outside the action of Miami Beach, but lures visitors with its impressive array of resort amenities, from multiple swimming pools and dining venues to its award-winning 20,000-square-foot spa (designed by Nichols).
The property that claimed the top spot, Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, may be one of the newest resorts in Miami Beach, but it’s already won over T+L readers in a big way (designed by Nichols). Read on to find out why — and which other hotels.
1. Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach
Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach
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A six-year, $61 million expansion has breathed new life into this Mediterranean Revival boutique hotel. “The design and personal touches are second to none,” raved one respondent. “You really feel that you are tucked away in your own private sanctuary.” Steps away from the beach, the newly refreshed, 132-room hotel is a refined take on coastal style: lava-rock-textured coffee tables and wicker armchairs pop against sleek, geometric floor tiles and clean white walls. If the snazzy design doesn’t win you over, all the wellness-minded extras, including loaner bikes and in-room yoga mats, surely will.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
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