The Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Miami for Art Basel
Heading to Art Basel in Miami Beach? Art Basel is the premier art event, showcasing contemporary and emerging art from prominent galleries around the world. The event also includes talks with artists, performance art, photography, and a film series. Nothing sounds better than Miami in December, save for maybe the the astounding art you’re bound to see. The only thing left to do is find a place to stay that’s sophisticated as you are. To help you out, check out our list of the most luxurious places to stay in Miami.
1. Hotel Beaux Arts
A sleek room at the Hotel Beaux Arts is perfect for any art lover heading to Miami. You’re not just getting a simple bed here. The carefully designed, sophisticatedly modern rooms and suites at this Miami hotel come with couches and living areas, spas and salon service, spectacular city views, and access to all of the fun Hotel Beaux Arts has to offer, including a 19th floor sky pool, an NBA-certified basketball court, a golf course and golf school, and virtual bowling. Hungry? Try DB Bistro Moderne by acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud, an exclusive dining option for hotel guests, or any of the other hotel restaurants and cafes.
2. The Four Seasons Miami
This lavish Miami hotel is fit for the best of the best. The Four Seasons Miami is the perfect place to relax for a few days. From the suites with classic marble bathrooms, to the full spa service, hot tubs, and sauna, to the two outdoor pools complete with access to poolside drinks and more from the poolside restaurant, this is truly al ‘treat yo self’ stay. The views offer you a stunning look at either the city’s skyscape or Biscayne Bay below. Not to mention, the neighborhood is home to dozens of eateries, cafes, and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
3. The Mandarin Oriental Miami
This hotel makes you forget you’re even in a hotel. The Mandarin Oriental Miami provides guests with the full celebrity treatment. Cool down in the infinity pool, dine along the coast of the Biscayne Bay, or relax at the spa. The rooms themselves are nothing shy of perfection, either. The penthouse suite provides a full length balcony, a dining room that seats eight, and a living room with a fireplace and a piano. Looking for something a little smaller? The skyline view suite and the bay view suite are two one bedroom suites with massive balconies featuring dazzling views. Even the non-suite rooms give you the full 5-star treatment.
4. The Sonesta Hotel
This bright and sunny Airbnb on the 9th floor of the Sonesta Hotel gives you a home away from home in the Sunshine state. The two-bedroom and two and a half bathroom apartment comes fully furnished and full of vibrant blues, greens, and yellows, and with a private balcony overlooking the city. While in the apartment, you get access to the Sonesta Hotel’s amenities. Cool down while taking in the breathtaking views on the 8th floor pool, practice your stroke on the squash courts, and dine at the two gourmet restaurants in the building.
5. A room fit for the biggest of stars
Want a private getaway for you and some friends? Head to this kid-friendly paradise, listed on Airbnb, in the middle of Miami in the gated community of Villa Lazzara. This 4,500 square foot modern home combines sophisticated decor with creative lighting and designs. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a full kitchen, a mini soccer field, a pool, and a five minute walk to the beach, you get to live the dream in your own private villa.
6. A room for a quiet getaway
Want to live that relaxed beach life? Check out this Airbnb listing in the South of Fifth (SoFi) area of Miami Beach. With high ceilings and large windows bringing in all the Florida sunshine, your stay here gives you the best Miami treatment. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft style apartment with two private balconies is perfect for you to share with three others. The apartment is in a quiet neighborhood, great for you to escape the busy life of the city, and has easy access to the beach, which is just five minutes away on foot.
7. The Mondrian Hotel
Live the life you’ve always wanted. This private apartment atop the Mondrian Hotel is a perfect option for the art-loving traveler. The posh residence comes with two bedrooms, comfortably fitting five guests, a full kitchen, a living room with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, a private rooftop terrace complete with a grill, seating, and the best views of Miami and Biscayne Bay. Not only do you get your own private, polished pad, but you also receive access to the hotel pool, 24-hour gym, spa, and all the decadent amenities the Mondrian has to offer.
8. The Fontainebleau Hotel
Looking for a lot of space in high class place? This Airbnb listing is a three-bedroom apartment in the lavish Fontainebleau Hotel. This space is technically two conjoined suites, with three bedrooms in total, two full kitchens, and plenty of balcony and entertaining space. This is perhaps the best deal in the city, combining your own massive apartment, with all the decadence of the famous Fontainebleau. Hungry? Find gourmet restaurants StripSteak steakhouse, Hakkasan Cantonese restaurant, and Scarpetta Italian restaurant all in the hotel. You don’t even need to leave the hotel for nightlife, the renowned LIV nightclub sits on the bottom floor of the hotel.
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