Miami has no shortage of A-list hotels along the beautiful Collins Avenue and beyond. But what sets apart the great from the extraordinary? The hotels that catch your breath when you walk through the door, from stunning interior design to a hip environment that makes the Miami crowd want to be seen there. Here, we’ve taken a look at the top picks and ranked our haute 5 choices of the coolest hotel lobbies in Miami.
1 Faena Hotel Miami BeachNik Koenig
The Faena Hotel is one of the most unique and luxurious destinations in all of Miami Beach. Its ornate design pays homage to its original locale in Argentina, with red and gold interiors mixed in with animal prints and lavish artwork, making it at the moment, one of the most revered hotels in Miami Beach—and it's destined to stay that way with an expanding presence from its new arts buildings, like the Faena Forum and Casa Faena. The most striking aspect of the entire property, and certainly the most photographed, is the Damien Hirst Golden Mammoth on display at the center of the outdoor area between the pool and the beach.
3201 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140
2 The Surf Club at the Four SeasonsThe Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
The newly debuted renovation of the iconic Surf Club at the Four Seasons has resulted in one of the most breathtaking hotel lobbies and overall hotel designs in Miami. Credited to Pritzker-prize winning architect Richard Meier and designer Joseph Dirand, the hotel uniquely blends the classic elements of the original famous club with modern design. The lobby is a beautiful combination of white flanked by green palm trees, and the classic dark and intricate refurbished ceilings of the original property. The overall ambiance is elegant and classically charming, with a 5-star restaurant, Le Sirenuse, and a tranquil beachfront, making it poised to be one of Miami's "it" locations.
9011 Collins Ave Surfside, FL 33154
3 1 Hotel South Beach1 Hotel South Beach
Since the hotel's debut on Miami Beach, it has won over the crowd from locals and visitors alike with its eco-friendly, sustainable and modern hotel design. With a predominantly white interior highlighted by popping colors of natural green from plants and natural wood finishings, the hotel lobby has remained one of the city's top destinations—whether to just hang out for coffee, or to an enjoy an evening drink. You can guarantee that the cozy white couches of the lobby will always be full of guests enjoying the beautiful atmosphere.
4 Fontainebleau Miami BeachFontainebleau Hotel
The iconic Miami Beach Hotel is striking from the moment you step into the massive lobby, illuminated at night by the hip Bleau Bar lounge area and decorated with guests hopping from five-star restaurants StripSteak by Michael Mina or Scarpetta, and heading to top nightlife destination LIV. A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and history.
5 The DelanoThe Delano
The sleek Philippe-Starck-designed hotel lobby dates back as one of the most iconic and striking hotel lobbies in Miami. The designer's signature stark white color is pervasive from the billowing drapes that decorate the lobby and blow against the breeze, offset by the dark floors and walls, popping with color from renowned works of art and an awe-inspiring translucent piano—a breathtaking view to walk into. Another bonus is the new haute spot, Doheny Room—a hit LA lounge that just debuted in Miami—just steps away from the lobby in the old Bianca space.