Boutique Hotels in Miami with the Best Pools
Just as beloved for its culture as it is for all the sun, sea, and sand, Miami is an excellent city for lovers of boutique spots. The lively nightlife, variety of cuisines, and a mishmash of multicultural attractions and events draw huge crowds. However, there are more and more stops popping up that shine a light on the often-lesser seen side of Miami.
When you think of Miami hotels, you might think of extravagant parties or far-removed resorts full of the rich and famous. For a long time, that was almost the entire Miami hotel scene. However, boutique hotels are popping up all over the city. They’re bringing the style, the change of pace, and the more personalized experience that we absolutely adore.
What’s more, we all know where we want to hang out when staying in such a hot, sunny, gorgeous place. We’re talking about those pools, of course. Here, we’re going to be looking at seven of the best Miami boutique hotels offering seven of the best poolsides.
Freehand Miami, Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA
+1 (305) 531-2727
2727 Indian Creek Dr
"Free spirited community...just steps from the beach. Welcome to Freehand.
Freehand Miami is the hotel for today’s traveler — combining convenience (a 5-minute walk from Miami Beach, and less than 1 mile from the nightlife of South Beach) with modern comforts, like an outdoor terrace with a pool, two craft cocktail bars, a seasonal restaurant, and breakfast served daily. It’s both an escape from the bustle of the strip and an ideal access point to the best of the city."
Prefer something a little more down to earth and organic? That’s precisely the feeling you’ll get from Freehand Miami. Few places really capture the creative flavor of the city like this Sydell Group owned stay. Multilingual staff, a super trendy bar, Broken Shaker, and poppy, colorful rooms give it really chill social vibe. Expressive wall art and shiny things aplenty all make their rooms some of the best in the Miami boutique scene. There are tons of local run events to keep you busy, too, from yoga to crochet to wine tasting.
Freehand represents the buzzing social hive that Miami is, but without any of the pretentiousness. When you want to chill, there are joint spaces where you can chill, play ping-pong, and hang by the pool. Though not the largest, the pool walled off by a wall of greenery and makes the perfect place to lounge while hanging with your pals."
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2Mondrian South Beach
Mondrian Hotel South Beach, West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA
+1 (305) 514-1910
1100 West Ave
Part of the Morgan’s Hotel Group’s growing boutique line, Mondrian Hotel South Beach offers custom-designed rooms crafted by Marcel Wanders. Luxurious features like bespoke trompe l’eil mirrors and bathrooms highlighting modern Miami scenery set the scene. For amenities, you’ll find kitchen areas to enjoy, flat-screen HDTVs, and luxurious GUYandGIRL bath products.
Sumptuousness is the word of the day here, and that carries into the pool. Who doesn’t love the idea of relaxing with fantastic views of Biscayne Bay enjoyed from plush lounge pillows? The pool area feels like its own little retreat. There are lush gardens from which you can lazily hang in a hammock, four-poster draped dining areas, and even complimentary yoga sessions on Sundays. Want to switch it up with something a little more exciting? You’re just a few steps away from the jet skis, kayaks, and boating trips of the Bay.
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3Miami Beach EDITION
The Miami Beach EDITION, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA
+1 (786) 257-4500
2901 Collins Ave
Are you looking for all the luxuries of a modern hotel but with a more personalized feel? The Miami Beach EDITION is precisely where you might find it. With gorgeous art by Sedition and photography by Dutch-born Hendrik Kerstens, the rooms have a modern, cultured vibe to them. Goodies like Le Labo scents and bath amenities and Illesteva sunglasses bring that feeling into something you can wear, breathe, and treat yourself with, too.
The two pools keep up the refined experience, too. Their designs are based on the 1950s Havana nightclub, Tropicana. Broad, open spaces are overlooked by a huge, sleek sundial, tall trees, and cabanas. Each cabana offers TVs, mini-fridges, and even private safes to really get indulgent in. Get a taste of the sophisticated style of the The Miami Beach Edition at https://www.editionhotels.com/miami-beach.
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EAST, Miami, Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL, USA
+1 (305) 712-7000
788 Brickell Plaza
A 255-room haven situated in the retail center of Brickell Plaza, EAST, Miami is sharp, contemporary space owned by Swire Hotels. The rooms are sleek, modern, and minimalist, making great use of the abundance of natural light. The rooms are designed by architecture firm Arquitectonica with interiors by New York décor firm Clodagh Design.
If you’re looking for a pool you can really chill by, there’s plenty of room on the deck. It’s hard to miss, with bright orange furniture contrasting the surrounding greenery and the bright blue of the water. The pool’s right next to the award-winning Quinto La Huella, EAST, Miami’s signature restaurant, too. If you’re get indulgent with wood fire-cooked snacks and a cocktail in hand, EAST is the place.
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5The Betsy Hotel
The Betsy Hotel, Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA
1440 Ocean Dr
Last, but by no means least, is the simple beauty of The Betsy Hotel. The Art Deco style of Ocean Drive is the inspiration behind its bright, relaxing rooms. Plus, they’re full of amenities like MALIN + GOETZ bathroom products, a guest library, and Sferra linens. Feeling at home is very much the vibe here. It’s a pet-friendly, live music playing, artsy community hub that invites guests to really get to know one-another.
Want somewhere that encourages you to get out there and mingle? The two pools don’t shy away from that communal vibe, either. There are lounge areas right by the bar of the trendy hangout spot on the roof. Meanwhile, the Courtyard Pool is very much the shaded tropical resort spot, the place to hang if you want to relax while the kids play. Visit https://www.thebetsyhotel.com/ to see for yourself.
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Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA
+1 (305) 534-8800
3201 Collins Ave
Faena was founded and owned by Alan Faena and designed by architect Brandon Haw of Foster + Partners. It is also so fueled by artistic passion that it can be a little intense. Their signature style is gorgeous. Carrara marble bathrooms, earthy wood furniture and flooring, and dramatic red color theming might make it feel like stepping into a painter’s vision. Still they don’t forget their luxuries, such as their Tierra Santa bath products. Faena is a real arts and cultural epicenter. If you want to get inspired, check out their calendar events including literary talks, jazz concerts, cabaret, and unique dining experiences.
The pool is just as unique, with candy cane umbrellas, extra thick chaise lounges and chill cabanas. It’s the perfect place to lounge while waiting for the next show.
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71 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA
+1 (833) 625-3111
2341 Collins Ave
A slice of modern comfort in the natural world is precisely what 1 Hotel South Beach feels like. Few hotels are so well blended with their environment. There’s 600-feet of beach at your doorstep. There’s intense greenery surrounding the whole place. They even use reclaimed wood and other renewable materials throughout the place. The rooms bring that natural feeling indoors, with reclaimed wood walls, stone bathrooms, organic cotton beds and more creating a real Zen feel to it all.
Don’t know what kind of vibe you want at the pool? You have a whole selection here. The rooftop pool is where you want to hang for a drink and a chat. The center pool is where families get rowdy. Meanwhile, the cabanas are perfect for you who want a more personal experience.
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