From ornate furnishings to eco-friendly features and whimsical interiors, Miami’s hotels are brimming with Insta-worthy photo opportunities. Toss on a cute floppy hat, soak up the sun, strike your best smile and watch the likes roll into your feed.
We’ve looked far and wide to find hotels that deserve a special shoutout on your timeline. No filter needed when a tropical paradise is your backdrop.
Acqualina Resort & Spa
Set on more than four acres of pristine sands, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star beachfront property provides plenty of glitzy photogenic venues. Snag a selfie in the grand porte cochère, surrounded by a fleet of Rolls-Royces, or in one of the Five-Star ESPA spa’s Fendi chairs, sipping champagne. Acqualina itself means “water line,” so bring it home by angling yourself next to the infinity fountain, displaying the pools and ocean behind you.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Located along the white sand shores of Miami Beach, this all-suite haven exudes a refreshing air of health and well-being. Make the sparkling Sunrise Pool the setting for your next morning flow pic and return before dusk to the Sunset Pool for another magical memory as the moon rises and glows overhead.
The fact that this elegant Four-Star resort is the only hotel in Miami designated a National Historic Landmark says it all. The Biltmore is a highly coveted backdrop for wedding photos with its tranquil Old World ambience beset by the Mediterranean-inspired architecture.
While brides love the glam, the gentlemen tend to focus their posts on The Biltmore Course, a jaw-dropping 6,800-yard gem of a golf course by Donald Ross.
Delano South Beach
The Philippe Starck-designed hotel is a cultural icon on Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue. White curtains dramatically draped from the lobby’s cathedral ceilings and mood lighting can capture a dramatic moment, while the Alice in Wonderland-themed garden path makes for a playful candid shot.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Since its opening in 2015, this glamorous Five-Star spot has been an Instagram darling. The photo opportunities are endless, from the striking red-and-gold lobby, to the decadent room interiors and custom Juan Gatti-designed murals found throughout the property. Still, the most sought-after shot is with the 10-foot-tall, 24-karat gilded woolly mammoth skeleton by artist Damien Hirst on the terrace.
The Miami Beach Edition
Pop into this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel’s white-marble-covered lobby, designed by celebrity hotelier Ian Schrager, and you get an immediate whiff of the space’s modern glamour air. The nightclub, bowling alley and neon-lit ice-skating rink also provide memorable party scenes for your Instagram feed.
1 Hotel South Beach
Whether you’re a lover of the outdoors or not, the eco-centric South Beach outpost of the boutique luxury 1 Hotel brand is a must-visit. Every décor element in this high-end paradise was designed with Mother Nature in mind. Stand by the impressive living green walls covering the hotel’s façade or by the grotto garden in the lobby for a scenic selfie.
Mondrian South Beach
This sumptuous stay offers one-of-a-kind views of the glittering Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline. Pause by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the whimsical Marcel Wanders-designed lobby for a million-dollar shot of the crystalline waters. Picture yourself leaning against the famous floating staircase or casually soaking up the sun near the legendary pool.