I love Miami, but I’m not a fan of the beach. Too much sand in strange places and it’s hot. So, what’s the point? Well, it’s Miami. They call South Beach an adult playground and the hotels cater to that way of thinking. These hotels are special because they offer experiences beyond the beach.
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Stay in Your Room
The best way to avoid the beach is to stay in your room. Well, staying in your room at the South Seas Hotel is easy to do. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. They offer amazing views of the ocean or Miami Beach city views through large windows. The decor is clean and crisp. Absorb the inspiration and get some work done with the free wireless service. Each room offers spa-like bathrooms with large tubs and rain showers. Book an in-room massage to help you relax, and when you get hungry, order from the award-winning restaurant with the hotel’s 24-hour room service.
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South Beach is synonymous with night life. The beautiful people of Miami love to hang out, dance, party, and be seen. The Clevelander is the hotel to stay in if you want to party where you stay. It’s an adult-only hotel, so leave the kids at home and come hang out with Miami’s finest. The POOL+PATIO has been an entertainment mecca for locals and tourists for over 75 years. Arrive early to get the nightly drink special and then enjoy the salsa dancing or fire dancers as they put on a show. At the end of the night, the club opens up into the best dance party on the beach.
If you are a spa person, check out the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach and book a treatment package at the Blue Spa. The nature-inspired spa matches harmony and bliss in equal measure. While South Beach can be busy, you won’t feel any of the hustle and bustle inside the walls of this luxurious spa. They offer traditional spa treatments such as massages and facials, but with a South Beach twist like a Jamaican Rum Body Scrub and a Mojito Mani-Pedi.
For the foodie vacationers, book a room at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. This South Beach hotel offers not one, but two world-renowned restaurants. You don’t have to step on the beach to enjoy them — the restaurant does it for you. New York chef Josh Capon brings his vision of the perfect seafood restaurant to Lure Fishbar. With its nautical theme, you know what the place is known for, but they have steak and pasta, too. For breakfast and lunch, try the Preston Market. It uses locally grown meat and produce to bring you farm-to-table classic dishes such as shrimp and grits, signature burgers, and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
If you’re averse to the beach, go ahead and book a trip to Miami with these hotels and have the perfect anti-beach vacation.
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