Author: Danielle Lee Smith

My name is Danielle, I live in Miami Beach at less than 3 miles from the Art Decò district. I work for Inside Miami Beach since 2010. My job is to check hotels and services as a mystery guest to update information and every detail. I know this is not a happy moment for all of us but, I am sure, we will back to normal, one day. ✌️


The Villa Casa Casuarina

Past the iron gates (and the many celebrity seekers) that surround the 1930s villa that was Versace’s home for a long time — is located in Ocean Drive across from the beach in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco district — the property opens up like a scene from One Thousand and One Nights. The layout is reminiscent of a Moroccan riad: 10 suites set around an interior courtyard with a fountain, carved wood doors, and intricate tiling.


1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

This Villa is fairytale-like and legendary, fabulous and magically The pool is so overwhelmingly beautiful. I really feel like home! Front of the beach, it has only 10 rooms with an incredible Versace’s style. Free Wi-Fi…

Iconic Hotel | Only 10 rooms


1 Hotel South Beach

One of the beautiful-people hotels that Miami is famous for, is the 1 Hotel South Beach, (former Gansevoort) features a celebrated rooftop bar and lounge called Plunge that’s a DJ-driven hip haven by night and an amazing 18-story-high pool space by day. Located north of South Beach’s more crowded areas, this block-long resort is also surprisingly family-friendly, with enormous guestrooms and Miami’s largest beach club.

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

A beautiful boutique hotel, with classic decor that doesn’t feel old at all. The service is impeccable with a very comfortable room (loved the bed). Top-quality Gym with a lovely pool. Fabulous lobby. We used their bikes to get around…

The Pool Deck is Amazing | Party Hotel

Beaitiful girl at W South Beach

W South Beach

Quite a few hotels in Miami are perfect when considering the structure, matching every wall to the luxury that this structure emanates. One such new hotel is W Hotel located at Collins Park in Miami Beach. The beachfront location is the main attraction to this modern place that has balconies to give a great view of the sea, and also provide a host of nightlife and dining options and a splendid pool deck.


2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Workout at FIT, W South Beach’s rooftop fitness center, or enjoy a game of basketball or tennis at SWISH or SWING. Guests can treat themselves to facials, massages, and nail care at Bliss® Spa Miami or hire bicycles for daytime explorations…

Private balcony with ocean views | Spa inside


Setai Hotel Miami Beach

A 40 story aquamarine glass tower looks directly onto the beach. Symbol of South Beach Luxury Hotels, the exterior is noted for its art deco style, inside dark shades and black granite prevails, illuminated only by light teak which creates a kind of Indonesian look. It also has junior suites which were famous in the “Dolce Vita”. Not too distant from the Lincoln Road Mall.


2001 Collins Avenue, 33139 Miami Beach

Amazing rooms, boasting mahogany, soft lights, and designer paintings. Guests can enjoy Spa treatments, with great therapists in black marble bathtubs. If you are in Miami, you must have a drink at this place…

Sophisticated | Own Beach | Relaxing

Four Seasons Miami

Four Seasons Miami

The Four Season is lovely. The lobby and particularly the Botero sculptures are magnificent. One of the best hotels in downtown Miami! Great views of the bay, well-executed color scheme, and the usual tasteful Four Season bathroom. The service is excellent. The pool area is well designed and landscaped. It is also a perfect place for business. Lovely cocktails in the pool.


1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami

The staff is attentive. The concierge (Jakie) is very helpful also in organizing your nightlife in Miami Beach. WiFi and parking with charge. American Airlines Arena is nearby…

Top Class | Chic Terrace | Financial District


Mandarin Oriental Miami

A welcome hibiscus tea from the Mandarin Oriental Miami set you up for your Suite (on the 19th floor is the best) with its stunning tasteful Asian-inspired Interiors, looking the Fishers Island and the bay of Miami, exclusive shopping, and secluded outdoor pool this promises to be a stay like no other. After 10 hours, like you wasted no time and headed to the Spa an award-winning Sanctuary offering Custom Design treatments delivered by world-class therapists.


500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell, Miami

Excellent Spa Massages, the facility was modern, clean and food was easily accessible on and off the property. The room was clean and comfortable, decent sized, with a nice view of the bay. The service was great, the staff was attentive and prompt. Overall it was a great experience…

Miami Skyline | Spa inside | Safe Area

The Fontainebleau Resort at night!!

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau is for sure one of the Miami Hotels near Collins Avenue with the most alluring ocean-view and has been used in numerous Hollywood movies. Located in the north of the Art Deco District – up to 41st – it requires a 10-minutes cab ride to the Convention Center and Lincoln Road where you can find boutiques, restaurants, and clubs.


4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

This hotel is also famous for its hip club the sexy LIV, for good restaurants, and for one of the most sparkling outdoor pools in Miami. It offers also a Spa with different treatments. We suggest the Tresor rooms that are gorgeous. If you are looking for a total relax, we don’t suggest this hotel…

Nightclub inside| Direct Beach Access


Bentley Hotel South Beach

Within an Art Deco building in the Southern part of Ocean Drive next to 5th Avenue. It offers suites with ocean views, Italian marble baths, and separate kitchenettes. There is a rooftop swimming pool with Nikky Beach style sun-loungers. The rooms are spacious, unpretentious rather than luxurious.

510 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Don’t confuse with the 4-Star Hilton Bentley. 52 simply styled rooms which lack for nothing. The terrace offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. Located less than a quarter-mile from the city life. It is a peaceful hotel with an indoor restaurant…

Access to external Spa | Quiet


The Best Romantic Hotels

1) The Villa Casuarina We can’t imagine a more elegant setting in Miami. The whole hotel exudes a vintage European charm. This is totally…


Just For the Girls

There’s nothing the boys like better than the excitement of the pursuit of beautiful Ladies! Something that we girls, quite frankly, have no problem reciprocating….