When to go:
This boutique hotel sits at the end of Ocean Drive and gives you access to the excitement that is South Beach but a with a more relaxed atmosphere. With only 61 rooms the staff learns your names the first day which would make anyone feel special.
Newly Renovated and only a block from Ocean Drive you are within walking distance to the Art Deco area along with Lincoln Road. Their standard rooms are fantastic but also offer Apartment style accommodations. I love this property as it gives back and goes green- triple distilled water refreshed daily in the rooms along with large shampoo/conditioner dispensers. Don’t forget to check out their gift shop as all products give back in some way.
I am a HUGE W Hotels fan and this property is one of the best. The Suites are wonderfully designed and have some of the best views of the ocean. Chill out and let the “Beach Ambassadors” take great care of you or post up at WET (the pool) for some fun in the sun. You really can not go wrong with the W.
Inside the Soho Beach House is one of my favorite Brunch spots. The buffet is to die and if you happen to be staying there or know a member (I am lucky that way) you can have one of their amazing pizzas delivered ocean side.
A great place to watch sunset on Biscayne Bay and choose from an organic and fresh Mediterranean menu.
Take a break from all your shopping on Lincoln Road for some sushi with a Brazilian kick. I could eat a dozen of their Crispy Taquitos with Yellowtail!
Miami cocktails are more expensive than Vegas and those 2 for 1 specials on Ocean Drive are kinda a joke but if you plan on getting a bit tipsy there are my go to spots…
FDR at the Delano Hotel
Know the doorman or be prepared to purchase bottle service for this underground spot. A smaller space but tons of fun once you get in!
The Broken Shaker
A cool vibe with a great garden and some of the most inventive cocktails by the beach.
Hit the corner store then hit the sand!