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Surely 60 million people can’t be wrong? It is for very good reason that the Sunshine State is one of the biggest tourist magnets in the Western hemisphere. And since the onset of low-priced air travel it has replaced the Mediterranean as the sun-seeking peoples’ choice amongst Europeans - as well as for North Americans, who may have liked to keep their knowledge of the best places to stay in Florida to themselves!
With the longest coastline on the mainland United States, Florida is best known for its beaches, but the best places to stay in Florida aren’t all by the sea. The long coastline is only one part of the story of this flat peninsula, where rich Latin American and Caribbean culture meets one of the world’s unique wetland habitats, with its wild, crocodile-infested mangrove swamps. The best places to stay in the Sunshine State are the ones that offer glimpses of Florida in all its moods.
The ethnic melting pot of the USA in microcosm, Florida has it all: good food, tropical flora, as well as the invariably warm weather and blindingly white beaches.
From the wild hedonism of Miami’s South Beach, to the fisherman’s paradise of Key West in the famous Florida Keys and the concentration of theme parks headed by Walt Disney World, the urbanisation that has made this state the fourth most populous in the US, has not so far damaged its status as an animal-watcher’s paradise. Alligators, herons, manatees and sea turtles, osprey and eagles, dolphins and tarpon all dwell here, and there are touches of the primitive paradise, where precious rare orchids flourish in inaccessible wetlands.
Florida goes from big and brash to delicately natural in a second, making it a dream destination. Our pick of the best places to stay in Florida reflect this diversity, with a good selection for all from family favourites, to glamorous boutiques.
Best Places to Stay in Florida
- Villas of Grand Cyprus, Orlando are located in the heart of Central Florida; a luxury retreat offering 45 holes of award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, top-notch instruction at Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, good dining and a full range of non-golfing activities for those who don’t play.
- WaterColor Inn & Resort, Santa Rosa Beach is coastal resort on the Panhandle. The award-winning WaterColor offers no fewer than three pristine courses, including The Greg Norman-designed Shark's Tooth Golf Club on the shores of Lake Powell, Florida's largest coastal dune lake.
For night owls
- Casa Claridge’s offers Mediterranean moods in the heart of Miami’s liveliest district. Great rooms to come home to in the small hours.
- Hotel Victor, Miami is an exceptionally cool Art Deco designed hotel, well placed in South Beach’s Ocean Drive for the sights of the city as well as for the bars and clubs.
For honeymooners and other romantics
- Hotel Impala, on MIami's South Beach is a luxurious 17-room boutique with the intimacy of a Mediterranean retreat, although close to the action it manages to be an oasis of peace.
- Artist House, Key West, Florida Keys. You can’t get much more “away from it all” in US terms than in Key West. This restored late-Victorian mansion has romantic old world charm built in. Remodelled and recently refurbished, it’s the perfect getaway.
- At Hawks Cay Resort you'll find pristine blue waters in a sheltered bay with private beach. Ideal for
- jet skiing, snorkelling, fishing, or swimming with dolphins. Kids are welcome and they run a good babysitting service.
- Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande has been a family-friendly west coast resort for generations. It specialises in spring break activities for kids as well as adults, such as sand castle contests, laser tag, beach games, "drive-in" movies, bingo and much more.
For great value
- 1818 Meridian House is a great option if you're on a strict budget, but still want a South Beach location. They have a wide range of accommodation and studios start from as little as $109 per night.
- Or how about the Colony Hotel and Cabana Club on Delray Beach? Here you're just blocks from the ocean and rooms start from just $150.
- The Setai offers oceanfront luxury on Miami Beach. Suites are spectacular with either city or sea views and the facilities are second to none.
- Little Palm Island is a seriously romantic property, with a serious price tag to match! The tropical island location plus private marina, pampering spa and fabulous food make it a luxury hideaway not to be missed.
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1818 Meridian House 27 rooms from $109Miami (South Beach)
Beachy and serene furnished apartments for short and long term stays to remember, fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, beds with memory foam mattresses, carefully designed spacious suites and studios with natural light and tropical colour scheme. Close proximity to South Beach restaurants.Outstanding locationDiving - Good diving nearby.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
The Artist House 7 rooms from $145Key West, Florida Keys
An historical bed & breakfast in downtown Key West housed in a restored Victorian mansion with a turret. High-ceilinged rooms retain original character with ornate woodwork and well-appointed furnishings. Complimentary breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden or the front porch. Private outdoor pool.Sights nearby - 1.6km from the Ernest Hemingway Museum; Key West Museum of Art and History is 7 minutes’ walk from the propertyLively area - 3 minutes walk from iconic Duval StreetRestrictions on children - Children older than 5 years are welcomeFull of character
Colony Hotel & Cabana Club 67 rooms from $150Delray Beach
This cheerfully yellow historic hotel just blocks from the ocean will welcome you in with charm and grace. Original features bring more than a touch of authenticity but the indulgence of modern comfortable living is never forsaken with organic cotton sheets and dreamy beds. Bar, pool, restaurant.Romantic - A prime example of the romantic Flagler era of Florida Mediterranean architecture.Sights nearby - Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is not far from the hotelSwimming Pool - Outdoor saltwater pool
Townhouse Hotel 68 rooms from $157Miami (South Beach)
A modern, playful reinvention of the beach house, this trendy, vibrant hotel has a light and airy feel. All-white rooms are sleek, minimalist and serene. The rooftop terrace is perfect for lounging in the daytime sun or watching the night-life of Miami unfurl below. Enjoy sushi in the restaurant.Sights nearby - 3 minutes walk from the Bass Museum of ArtOn the beach - In front of the hotel.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel St Augustine 24 rooms from $159Miami (South Beach)
Custom-made furniture, decadently kitted-out bathrooms with private steam room and aromatherapy oils, and an eye for chic and simple decorations set this hotel apart. Well located just a stroll from the beach, feel yourself become rejuvenated and recharged ready for a day or night in buzzing Miami.Sights nearby - The opulent Versace Mansion and the historic Art Deco District are minutes from the HotelRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet
Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant 23 rooms from $159Jacksonville
An inviting step back in time set on the Jacksonville oceanfront. The historic hotel's interiors evoke 1920s glamour, with one-of-a-kind furniture carved from wood, plush armchairs, and framed art on the walls. In the Casa Marina Restaurant you can enjoy local seafood with an international twist.Sights nearby - A short walk from Casa Marina you can stroll along Jacksonville Pier, and Jacksonville Historical Society is a short drive away.On the beach - Located right on Jacksonville Beach.Views - Some rooms have ocean viewsFour poster beds - In some rooms.
Hotel Victor 91 rooms from $159Miami (South Beach)
A youthful, trendy property with poolside lifestyle. Interiors offer a neutral colour palette, sun-bleached woods, glass and metal accents, and big windows for a naturally-lit beach-chic vibe. Snack on sushi at Sushi Couture or join the Miami glitterati at the playful Sugar Factory Brasserie.Sights nearby - Adjacent to the Versace mansion and within 5 minutes' walk of the Art Deco DistrictSwimming Pool - Year-round outdoor pool overlooking the Atlantic oceanSpa - Relax in the hammam, a Turkish style bath house spaViews - Views of the glittering AtlanticRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Casa Claridge's 51 rooms from $160Miami
Inspired by the relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean, rooms are bright and welcoming with Spanish tiled flooring, light fabrics that flutter in the ocean breeze and luxurious four-posters in some rooms. Library, gym. The restaurant serves a delectable combination of American and Argentinian fare.Sights nearby - 4 minutes from the Bass Museum of ArtKids Club - Babysitting/childcare availableLively area - In the thick of the action.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Hotel Impala 17 rooms from $160Miami (South Beach)
Marble bathrooms, ornate wooden beds, golden drapes and sumptuous bedding are tell-tale signs that the designer of the Versace mansion had a hand in this opulent townhouse with old-world grace. Dine outside on authentic Italian fare before enjoying a nightcap under a palm-fringed, star-studded sky.Kids Club - Fully staffed.Romantic - Good for couples.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Lively area - In the thick of the action.
The Hotel of South Beach 53 rooms from $160Miami (South Beach)
Drawing inspiration from the neon lights of South Beach and the breathtaking Atlantic sunsets, bright patterns in defiantly saturated hues and custom-designed motifs adorn the interiors of this property. Rooms are welcoming and simple, and the rooftop pool and bar is a haven for open-air relaxation.Designer - Interiors by American fashion designer Todd OldhamViews - Some rooms have views of the oceanSwimming Pool - Year-round rooftop outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Edgewater South Beach 49 rooms from $169Miami (South Beach)
Mediterranean-inspired beach-front property. Superbly equipped suites and studios featuring kitchenettes with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances and deliciously comfortable beds with pillow-topped mattresses. The rooftop terrace offers stunning views over the beach and ocean.Kids Club - Babysitting service availableOutstanding locationSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Lively area - In the thick of the action.
The Vagabond 45 rooms from $169Miami
Playful and quirky 1950s-inspired hotel promising holiday fun. White rooms with vibrant pops of colour, wood flooring, and hand-picked design pieces. Enjoy delicious fusion food exquisitely prepared in the Vagabond restaurant, recline in an oversized lounge chair by the pool, or visit the gym.Value chic - Super stylish rooms start from as little as $169 per nightSights nearby - art galleries, opera, classical music and ballet, salsa music in Bayside, concertsSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with generous deck chairsRestrictions on children - No children aged 12 or underRecommended by - Tablet
Gale South Beach 87 rooms from $175Miami (South Beach)
Return to Art Deco glory days in this fine Miami Beach property, replete with elegantly balanced monochrome furnishings, plush Italian sheets, and a nostalgic eye for design. Enjoy views of Miami and its shoreline from the rooftop bar, pool and restaurant or soak up the rays on a private terrace.Swimming Pool - Rooftop outdoor pool which enjoys unobstructed all-day sunshineSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Lively area - In the thick of the action.
Surfcomber 186 rooms from $185Miami (South Beach)
Oceanfront property with class and character. Interiors draw inspiration from Miami's art deco heritage and have modern luxe appeal, with stylish clean lines and colourful accents. Suites are inviting and fully-equipped. Two bars and a restaurant cater to all tastes with regional seafood cuisine.On the beach - Direct access to the sands of South BeachSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor poolLively - Hip and happening.Outstanding locationRecommended by - Tablet
Coconut Palm Inn 17 rooms from $189Key Largo, Florida Keys
Secluded seaside hotel with private marina, pool and beach access. Charming rooms with light walls, dark wood furniture and nature-inspired art summon up a laid-back elegance. Bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards and fishing poles included. Guests can grill their dinner on the fire pit barbeque outside.Kayaking - Groups and individuals can enjoy kayaking around the shallow waters of the island and explore using the hotel's own kayaks.Diving - Scuba diving opens up a world of shimmering tropical fish, strange sea creatures and a stunning underwater landscape.Fishing - Bonefish, redfish, snook and trout, and yellowtail snapper populate the waters around Key Largo.On the beach - The hotel offers guests private access to the beach.
Tranquility Bay Resort 87 rooms from $195Marathon, Florida Keys
Fully-equipped 2 and 3 bed beach-houses set on pristine white sands overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Soothing pastel tones complement light woods and wicker accents. Three swimming pools, beach-side bar, international restaurant, and the chance to enjoy a range of activities, from golf to kayaking.Families - With the opportunity to rent houses, rather than rooms, families can easily be accommodated.Fishing - Fishing charters organised by the concierge service (fish the flats, hit the reef, maybe a wreck, or go offshore)Kids Club - There are age-graded activities for children, including diving lessons, snorkelling and scuba classes.Swimming Pool - Three tropical outdoor swimming pools
Le Meridien 130 rooms from $197Tampa
This renovated former courthouse is now one of Tampa's most grand and imposing hotels. Featuring modern, sleek interiors with marble accents in the bathroom and large windows, the hotel owners have managed to marry traditional architecture to an eye for contemporary design. Pool, gym, restaurant.Sights nearby - Not far from Tampa Theatre or Tampa Museum of ArtSwimming Pool - Seasonal outdoor poolLively area - In the thick of the action.
Metropolitan by COMO 74 rooms from $200Miami (South Beach)
Luxury Art Deco hotel with marble flooring, accents in mint pastel and chrome. Bright and airy rooms drawn up by architect and designer Paola Navone. Sink into sumptuous bliss in the extravagant rooftop hydrotherapy spa with sea views. In-house restaurant serves locally sourced Floridian seafood.Swimming Pool - Two outdoor pools, one roof-top and one ground floorSights nearby - Art Deco District is 1.5 miles awayKids Club - Babysitting services availableSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Marquesa Hotel 27 rooms from $210Key West, Florida Keys
Historic property in bustling Key West, with whimsical peaked roofs, gingerbread trim and wooden porches. Rooms have marble baths, hand-carved beds and heirloom furnishings. The elegant restaurant "Cafe Marquesa" serves imaginative Neo-American cuisine with an Asian twist and excellent seafood.Sights nearby - Five blocks from the Gulf of Mexico and within walking distance of the main tourist sights and museumsLively area - Downtown Key West just a block from the main thoroughfare, Duval StreetRestrictions on children - No children under 14 allowedSwimming Pool - OutdoorRecommended by - Tablet
Room Mate Lord Balfour 64 rooms from $212Miami (South Beach)
An elegant and youthful property in buzzing downtown Miami Beach. Bold and quirky details, a classic neutral canvas and an emphasis on comfort and quality set this hotel apart. Attentive staff go out of their way to make your stay a special one. Gym, open-air courtyard, front porch, beach-front.Full of characterLively area - In the thick of the action.On the beach - In front of the hotel.Quirky - An experience!
Mondrian South Beach 205 rooms from $212Miami (South Beach)
Custom-designed furnishings. Spa. Restaurant. On the waterfront of Biscayne Bay. Black and white decor. Outdoor pool and verdant tropical gardens with hammocks. The Restaurant at Mondrian South Beach serves modern American cuisine and sushi with artisanal cocktails and views of electric blue.Spa - Six treatment rooms and private garden terrace. Milk and honey treatments particularly notable.Views - Views of the garden or Biscayne Bay from each roomDesigner - Designed by renowned designer Marcel WandersSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Tablet
The Chesterfield 53 rooms from $217Palm Beach
Bold choices in the interior design draw on ornate botanical patterns and Victorian opulence coupled with Floridian laid-back charm. Hot tub, swimming pool, bicycles. At The Chesterfield, you can eat outside on the terrace or enjoy the atmosphere of the Lizard Restaurant, Lounge and Bar.Swimming Pool - Outdoor swimming poolRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Casa Monica 138 rooms from $219St Augustine
A Moorish revival-style building housing a luxurious and opulent hotel. Interiors match the Moorish exterior, with rich hues and detailed floral and oriental motifs. On-site restaurant serves Asian and Middle-Eastern cuisine. Pool, hot tub, gym, spa. Luxury penthouse available, pets welcome.Sights nearby - 9 minutes' walk from Castillo de San MarcosSwimming Pool - Year-round outdoor poolSpaViews - Great views from hotel
The Angler's 45 rooms from $220Miami (South Beach)
This Mediterranean revival hotel, a bastion of old Miami architecture, offers a breath of fresh air, discretion and supreme comfort, a sanctuary just a few minutes' walk from the buzz of downtown South Beach. Restaurant, pool, bar, spa treatments. Interiors with light fabrics and natural woods.Spa - Spa treatments offered in-room and by the poolSwimming Pool - Year-round outdoor poolOutstanding locationRecommended by - Tablet
The Marlin 14 rooms from $225Miami (South Beach)
Centrally located 1930s Art Deco masterpiece that has been tastefully restored. Wooden flooring and neutral colour palette with sophisticated splashes of primary colours. Just steps away from the beach, designer shopping and well know eateries with the option of the in-house Asian fusion restaurant.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Standard Spa Miami 100 rooms from $225Miami
Achingly cool seaside spa-hotel with futuristic interior design, astonishing sea views and state-of-the-art facilities for ultimate indulgence. Minimalist rooms entirely in nude woods and soft fabrics, a palette of whites and champagnes for blissful serenity. Restaurant serves fresh, organic fare.Spa - A full-service spa presented by renowned 'The Standard' spa chain. In-room treatments available.Views - Rooms overlooking the gardenSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool and waterfallRestrictions on children - Adult-onlyRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
The Betsy Hotel 61 rooms from $225Miami (South Beach)
Hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, original art and fresh flowers create a low-key, refined aura for this beachside hotel. Miami's only open-air rooftop spa, a sheltered outdoor pool, and exclusive and highly-acclaimed BLT steakhouse make your stay memorable - just don't forget to explore Miami too!Outstanding location - Located directly on Ocean Drive in Miami's South Beach districtSwimming Pool - Secluded outdoor swimming pool, year-round.On the beach - Direct beach accessViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Small Luxury Hotels
Vintro Hotel & Kitchen 50 rooms from $229Miami Beach
Trendy but secluded Miami Beach hotel, retro Art Deco design, white interiors with pops of citrus shades. Library, rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, bicycles. Artisanal delicacies expertly prepared in the restaurant. Private beach access with beach chairs and towels, complementary shuttle service.Swimming Pool - Year-round outdoor poolRestrictions on children - Adult onlyOutstanding locationLively area - In the thick of the action.Recommended by - Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
Cheeca Lodge 214 rooms from $230Islamorada, Florida Keys
Resting in 27 acres of garden along a one-mile private beach, this spa resort offers Atlantic views and a wide range of activities. Rooms are bright and well equipped, the restaurant specialises in seafood and The Tiki Bar overlooks the ocean and pool. Relax at the spa or tone up.Fishing - A private fishing 525-foot pier is the perfect spot for guests to try a hand at fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.Sights nearby - Miami Seaquarium is a great day trip for all the family.Kayaking - Kayaks are readily avalaible in the saltwater lagoon.Full of character
The Brazilian Court Hotel 68 rooms from $239Palm Beach
A chic and romantic hotel in the centre of down-town Palm Beach, with a heated outdoor pool and hot tub for lounging with loved ones. Restaurant serving exquisite seasonal French cuisine. Spa and salon offering massages, beauty treatments, and haircuts. Rooms are lavishly but tastefully decorated.Sights nearby - The Norton Museum of Art is less than 2km awaySpa - Frédéric Fekkai Salon and SpaHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge 25 rooms from $245Fernandina Beach, Florida
Romantic beachfront hotel with charming shingles and a wide porch overlooking the sea. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or brunch on the porch, and in the evenings partake of complementary wine and nibbles. Rooms and suites decorated with nature-inspired colours, prints and materials. Bicycles for hire.Sights nearby - Only 3.5 km away is the Amelia Island Museum where you can see a replica Timucuan Village amongst other historical exhibits.On the beach - Private beach access with provided chairs and umbrellasViews - Every room has either an oceanfront or a sunset view.Restrictions on children - Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Bars B&B 7 rooms from $250Miami
A home-away-from-home in Miami Beach's Art Deco district, this elegant and minimalist modern B&B envelopes you in a sense of calm. Interiors are white with accents in grey and pops of colour, with memory foam mattresses and complimentary wine and cheese every night. Hot tub, outdoor bar and BBQ.Lively area - Art Deco District of Miami's South Beach
Delano South Beach 194 rooms from $270Miami (South Beach)
Classic and glamorous, the Delano invites you to languish in decadence, enjoying excellent service, exquisite food and extravagant comfort. Spacious rooms and suites decked out in white fabrics and stylish furnishings. Gym, spa, solarium, pool. Italian and Japanese cuisine. Proximity to the beach.Sights nearby - Bass Museum of Art is 9 minutes' walk and Miami Beach Botanical Garden is less than 1 mile awaySpa - Rooftop Agua Spa offers a choice of treatments with beautiful viewsSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with private cabanas and underwater sound systemOn the beach - In front of the hotel.Recommended by - Tablet
The Pillars 18 rooms from $271Fort Lauderdale
Warm and sophisticated hotel perched on the banks of the Intercoastal Waterway. Views onto the water or the outdoor pool from rooms and suites which are tastefully decorated in a colonial style. Hop on the water taxi to explore downtown Fort Lauderdale. On-site restaurant serves Mediterranean fare.Views - Of the intracoastal waterway.Swimming Pool - Outdoor swimming poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Port d'Hiver 11 rooms from $279Melbourne, Florida
A romantic hideaway just steps from the sea at Melbourne Beach. Eleven rooms tastefully and individually furnished with gorgeous four-poster and bamboo beds, spa baths in each bathroom, balconies and floral motifs. Gourmet breakfasts served on the patio are included and special diets catered for.Romantic - Casual elegance in a dreamlike location near the sea creates a romantic atmopshere just for twoSights nearby - Located opposite Ocean Park, just 15 minutes’ drive from Foosaner Art Museum.Restrictions on children - Children older than 10 years are welcome.Views - Stunning ocean views from some rooms.
Viceroy Miami 148 rooms from $289Miami (Brickell)
Premium resort hotel set in the heart of Miami's financial district. Indulgent furnishings in rooms create a welcoming atmosphere of deluxe comfort, and there is further space to unwind in the two pools, fitness centre and in-house spa. Dining and drinking options are varied with beaches nearby.Swimming Pool - Year-round 300-foot outdoor infinity pool on Biscayne Bay and private rooftop poolLively area - In the thick of the action.Views - Great views from hotelSpa
Sense Beach House 18 rooms from $289Miami (South Beach)
Soft beachy hues - taupes, creams and eggshell blues - meet weathered wood and wicker accents to create a lived-in, welcoming space for relaxation after a busy day in downtown Miami. The rooftop pool and terrace provide a private spot for enjoying downtime and the restaurant serves exquisite tapas.Lively area - Art galleries, boutique shopping and famous restaurants are just around the corner on Ocean DriveOutstanding location - Ideal central location in the SoFi district (South of Fifth)Views - Panoramic city and partial ocean viewsSwimming Pool - Delightful rooftop pool.
Shore Club 309 rooms from $297Miami (South Beach)
A party hotel like no other: sleek but chic interiors with concrete floors and light fabrics. Decadent pool leading down to private beach access. Sophisticated dining experience at world-famous Nobu, alternatively Italian. Gym, spa, and watersports on offer. Highlight is the trendy poolside bars.Spa - Full-service spa with outdoor treatment rooms and seaviewsSwimming Pool - Outdoor, a cascade of descending pools leading to the sea.Views - Some rooms have views onto the oceanOn the beach - Private beach accessRecommended by - Tablet
WaterColor Inn & Resort 60 rooms from $300Santa Rosa Beach
Relaxing and comfortable vacation destination on pristine sands of Florida's panhandle. With a kids' club, on-site golf course and outdoor pool, as well as complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and canoes, there is no shortage of fun activities. Interiors are modern and cheerful. Waterfront dining.Families - A fantastic destination for families, as this hotel understands kids (fantastic kids' club, cookies on pillows at turn-down)Kids Club - Camp WaterColor has a low counselor to child ratio (8:1) that encourages boundless creativity, care and fun.On the beach - The hotel boasts a private beach.Swimming Pool - Year-round outdoor pool
Casa Morada 16 rooms from $309Florida Keys
Serene beachside retreat. Utter comfort, elegant rooms, indulgent accents. Carefully tended grounds include lush gardens, private island and beach access. Swim with dolphins, go snorkelling, recline in a hammock, lounge by the year-round outdoor pool, or enjoy a drink at the beachside bar.Views - Some rooms have views of the sea or gardens.On the beach - The hotel has its own private beach areaRestrictions on children - No children under the age of 16Sights nearby - Theatre of the Sea is nearbyRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
Hawks Cay Resort 420 rooms from $315Marathon, Florida Keys
Tropical resort and spa on a sheltered bay with aquamarine waters and private beach. Go jet skiing, snorkelling, fishing, or swimming with dolphins. Interiors feature comfortable heritage-style furniture. Dine on Latin, Mediterranean or American cuisine in one of the three on-site restaurants.Swimming Pool - There are five swimming pools on the resort.Kids Club - Babysitting availableViews - Great views from hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Paradise Inn 18 rooms from $319Key West, Florida Keys
A tranquil adults-only bed and breakfast with outdoor jacuzzi and fountain fed pool. The exquisitely simple rooms, painted in calming whites and nudes, are flooded with natural light and furnished with an eye for Floridian refinement. Breakfast and wine and cheese happy hour are included.Diving - It is possible to go scuba diving in the waters surrounding the island.Sailing - Go for a sunset sail on the ocean.Restrictions on children - No children under the age of 18Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Gasparilla Inn and Club 66 rooms from $325Boca Grande
Retro classic Floridian charm on a grand scale in an historic hotel designed to make you feel at home. Rooms and cottages decorated with pastel colours, wood detailing, and a nautical element bring the seaside small-town feel of Boca Grande indoors. Spa, beach club, sports club, fine dining, fishingFishing - Boca Grande has long been known as "the tarpon fishing capital of the world."Spa - Massages, Body Treatments, and a full venue of fitness classes are offered.Sailing - The resort has its own marina.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The National Hotel 151 rooms from $339Miami (South Beach)
A 1940s landmark of Miami's Art Deco ocean-front area, with the longest pool in Miami. Lovingly restored to the original specifications with antique pieces of furniture and authentic accents in chrome and dark woods. The atmospheric restaurant serves carefully prepared French cuisine. Gym, spa, bar.Swimming Pool - Miami's longest pool, over 200 feet longSpa - Poolside cabana spaLively area - In the thick of the action.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Villas of Grand Cypress 146 rooms from $349Orlando
Spectacular suites-only resort hotel right by Orlando's top theme parks. Activities include golf, sailing, cycling, swimming in the outdoor pool, fishing and tennis. Interiors are warm and inviting with understated modern furnishings, elegant bathrooms and sleek living areas. Dining options abound.Swimming Pool - Spacious outdoor swimming pool with poolside snackbarsSights nearby - Located next to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FloridaViews - There are views of the North Course golf courseOutstanding location - The resort is adjacent to Disney World.
The Moorings Village and Spa from $359Florida Keys
Eighteen private villas nestled among the lush tropical gardens of a former coconut plantation. Beautifully furnished interiors have views onto the garden, outdoor pool or ocean and come fully equipped with kitchens, flat screen TVs and other necessities. Activities such as kayaking can be arranged.On the beach - Private beach access to 1,100 ft. of natural white sand beach.Views - Pool, garden and ocean views.Swimming Pool - 25 meter heated lap poolSecluded setting - For escaping.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa 309 rooms from $369Palm Beach
Florida's number one resort has it all: marble detailing in bathrooms, feather beds, balconies for every room and suite, a full-service spa, a bar and two restaurants, two outdoor pools and a bold and classy eye for design. Enjoy cabana luxury in this chic, nautical-inspired beach-front paradise.On the beach - Soak up the sun, sea and sand on Eau Palm Beach's personal access to the beach.Kids Club - Extensive children's programming (teen centre, game room, and puppet theatre)Views - Views over the ocean, the city and the beautiful resort gardens.Swimming Pool - Two swimming pools
Fisher Island Club & Hotel 15 rooms from $446Miami
Secluded but accessible location on private island. The discerning traveller's eye will appreciate the tastefully decorated interiors and carefully landscaped gardens which embrace the property. Golf, tennis, spa, marina. Two restaurants. Take a swim in the outdoor pool or on the private beach.Sights nearby - All the sights and activities of Miami and Miami Beach are reachable by ferry.Views - Views of the Atlantic ocean.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool year-roundOn the beach - Private beach access
Tides South Beach from $450Miami (South Beach)
Sophisticated icon of Miami's glamorous history. A sunset colour pallet, rich textures, with a nod to the Art Deco movement, marble bathrooms and ocean views make suites inviting and elegant. Outdoor pool, massages, gym. Restaurant serves exquisite seafood, an ideal spot for socialising.Lively area - Set on South Beach at the heart of Miami's buzzing art deco Miami Beach neighbourhoodViews - Each room is guaranteed oceanfront viewsSwimming Pool - Private heated outdoor swimming poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
The Miami Beach EDITION 294 rooms from $509Miami
Beachfront high-rise with spacious bedrooms and contemporary, breezy furnishings that bring a coastal feel indoors. Two open-air pools, ice-skating rink, nightclub, spa, gym, outdoor cinema and bowling alley. Dine on Latin cuisine in the Matador Room or enjoy an al fresco experience at Tropicale.On the beach - Private beach areaSwimming Pool - Two outdoor poolsLively area - In the thick of the action.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Santa Maria Suites Resort from $529Key West, Florida Keys
Downtown Key West resort with tropical palm-fringed gardens surrounding two heated outdoor pools. Carefully appointed suites are bright and airy, have private balconies and feature fully equipped kitchens to cook for family and friends. Alternatively, dine in the sophisticated Japanese restaurant.Sights nearby - Ten minutes' walk from the Ernest Hemingway house.Swimming Pool - Two outdoor heated poolsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.On the beach - In front of the hotel.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
1 Hotel South Beach 426 rooms from $542Miami (South Beach)
Nature-inspired beachside retreat. Bright, airy rooms with natural woods and a neutral colour palette provide the perfect space to unwind away from the excitement of the city. Rooftop bar to watch the Miami skyline, award-winning restaurant, spectacular sea vistas, gym, spa.Families - Kids club on site for the little ones aged 4-12Kids Club - Kids Club focussed on fun activities centered around learning about nature e.g. nature walks, seashell art and bird feedersSwimming Pool - Four pools including rooftop poolOn the beach - Private beach area
Acqualina Resort & Spa from $550Miami (Sunny Isles Beach)
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this luxurious hotel and spa is ideal for all the family. Rooms are spacious, some are sea facing, and some come with a kitchen. Indulge in the extensive range of spa treatments and three restaurants. Kids activities are popular, as are beach days. Great all round spotViews - All bedrooms look onto the Atlantic Ocean.Great walks - 4.5 beachfront acres on Sunny Isles Beach.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Ritz Carlton 450 rooms from $650Naples, Florida (Pelican Bay)
This five-star luxurious and contemporary hotel rests on the Gulf of Mexico with many activities. Seven restaurants, a bar, two pools and prime location to Naples. Rooms are contemporary with everything you need, baths and sea facing views. Spa treatments are the ultimate relax option for guests.Kids Club - Fully staffed.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
The Setai 130 rooms from $659Miami (South Beach)
Luxury oceanfront hotel in vibrant Miami Beach neighbourhood. Spectacular suites feature rainfall showers, Asian-inspired design and views of the city and the sea. Outdoor pool, spa, massage, gym. Enjoy an unrivalled fine dining experience at any one of the four restaurants and bars, notably Asian.Outstanding location - On Ocean Drive right by the beach in the centre of Miami's nightlife and shopping districtSwimming Pool - Three swimming poolsViews - Great views from hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Tablet
Little Palm Island 28 rooms from $890Florida Keys
This tropical resort with beach, salon, spa, private marina, yoga and outdoor pool is the ultimate in beachside romance. Dine in the dining room or request a more intimate affair on the beach or in your bungalow. Swim with dolphins, learn to scuba dive, or simply watch the sunset from your porch.Weddings - The island and resort is a magical location for an elegant and enchanting destination weddingRomantic - Seriously romantic with muslin draped beds, roll top bath tubs and glorious ocean viewsDiving - Looe Key Reef Dive Center is 2.1 km from the resort.Remote - The resort can only be reached by seaplane or boatRecommended by - Tablet