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Plan a romantic trip to South Beach, Florida to enjoy sunny weather, world-class restaurants, shopping and spas. Here are some of the best romantic getaways in South Beach, whether you are looking for a plush oceanview suite or a cozy room with Art Deco touches. Most of these hotels have pools where you can relax in a lounge chair and enjoy the view. Enjoy unique architecture, art and creative decor. Our list includes luxury hotels as well as great affordable options.

3 Pools and Priceless Art at the Setai

The Setai is a luxury getaway, offering five star service, a sandy beach, and individually decorated guest rooms and suites in South Beach, Florida. The hotel is comprised of the Art Deco Building and the Tower. Authentic jade pieces from antique markets of China decorate the rooms. The unique spa draws its inspiration from the Pacific Rim. Each suite has ocean and pool views, a private bath and steam room. The beach has comfortable day beds, towels, water, magazines and iPods.

Guest suites feature authentic jade pieces from antique markets in China. Guest accommodations have spacious layouts and scenic views. There are several dining options, ranging from sophisticated to casual. Select from our menu of light fare and refreshing beverages available from the hotel's pool-side restaurant. The hotel has tree beautiful pools, ranging from moderate 75-degrees to 95-degrees. The beach features day beds overlooking the ocean.

At $30,000 per night, the Penthouse at the Setai in South Beach is one of the most expensive in the world, featuring its own swimming pool, two living rooms and a music area with a Steinway piano. There is a huge outdoor deck with panoramic ocean views. The total space measures 10,000 square feet in size. The Penthouse has 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are master bedrooms. The third bedroom has a queen bed and the fourth two twin beds. 24/7 Butler service ensures that all of your needs are met on this luxury getaway. Room rates start at $675 per night (888-625 7500, website.

Oceanview Rooms at SLS South Beach

 

Fans of luxury, nightlife and people watching can check into the SLS South Beach which offers elegant guest rooms and suites with panoramic views. Located on Collins Avenue, the hotel offers two restaurants serving Spanish and traditional Japanese cuisine.

The Bazaar restaurant is run by James Beard award-winning Chef Jose Andres with both indoor and outdoor seating. The Spanish-style menu is influenced by local Latin flavors. Katsuya serves delicious creations by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, well known for his top-rated sushi bars. The restaurant offers innovative sushi and robata dishes. Guests can also relax at the restaurant's lounge, the Dragon Room. ll stylishly appointed guest accommodations at have SLS signature king-size beds, 42-inch HD LCD TVs, iPad and high-speed WiFi. Room rates start at $355 per night (305-674-1701, website.

National Hotel Miami Beach

The National Hotel has 151 guest rooms and suites, a pool, and a private beach area. From this oceanfront hotel, guests have direct access to the beach. The property is located in the heart of the Art Deco district, near nightclubs, shopping and dining. There are two swimming pools, including a 205-foot infinity pool. Ask for a room or a suite with a view of the beach. The full-service concierge at the hotel can help you plan your visit, especially if it's your first time in the area. Ask for assistance with dining reservations, nightclub access and other activities. If you are looking for a unique experience, book the Triplex Three-bedroom Suite which is located under the hotel's cupola. The hotel's signature restaurant Tamas serves modern Mediterranean-fusion cuisine. Rooms start at $170 per night (800-327-8370, website).

Art Deco Clinton Hotel

The stylish Clinton Hotel features cutting edge design elements such as its chic pool, custom furniture, lighting fixtures, and even drinking glasses created exclusively for the hotel by a French architect and designer Eric Raffy. The newly-added Panico Salon and Spa overlooks the garden interior courtyard and offers a full menu of spa services that can be enjoyed in one of the treatment rooms, poolside or in the privacy of your room. The exterior of the hotel is a 75-year old Art Deco structure that fits perfectly into the local theme. To ensure quality and attentive service, a former manager of The Waldorf-Astoria was appointed to oversee the hotel.

The hotel is located in the heart of the Art Deco district, two blocks from Ocean Drive, near sandy beaches, boutique shopping, fine restaurants and nightclubs. The 88 guest rooms are individually furnished with whimsical yet practical elements such as adjustable lighting to accommodate different moods, and unique bathrooms with a wall of clear glass. The loft suites are built around the interior courtyard, with a view of the spa pool or the reflecting pool and waterfall. Balcony suites have Jacuzzis, perfect for a romantic getaway; a butler prepares the Jacuzzi nightly with bed turndown service. If something catches your eye and you would like to buy it for your home, make a note of it since it may be available for sale. Rates range from $259 to $799 in high season; from $169 to $559 in low season. (305-938-4040, website).

TownHouse Hotel

Get away for a fun weekend at TownHouse Hotel, located in a five-story building near hip clubs, shops and restaurants. During the day, lounge on the beach or on the terrace. At sundown, the hotel's outdoor rooftop terrace with water beds transforms into a hip nighttime hot spot. 69 guest rooms are located in the renovated five-story building from the late 1930s. Hotel guests receive complimentary Parisian breakfast in the morning as well as complimentary coffee and tea during the day. BondSt Lounge on the ground floor serves sushi creations and other delicacies in a casual setting. The restaurant offers take out service for hotel guests, in case you want to spend your romantic trip in your room. Snacks and beverages are available in the lobby throughout the day. Room rates from about $210 per night (877-534-3800, website).

The Hotel of South Beach

The Hotel of South Beac has a stylish restaurant and a roof top pool - a great spot from which to enjoy sunsets, views of the water, and relax with a cocktail. Guests who want to work out can do so at the fitness studio. Or head for the beach with a complimentary beach chairs and umbrella provided by the hotel. The 52 rooms and suites feature custom-crafted furniture, luxurious beds and rain-head showers in the bathrooms. Details include Frette linens and towels, complimentary wireless internet access and twice daily maid service. Enjoy award-winning cuisine at the Wish Garden serving classic American cuisine with Asian accents in a romantic outdoor setting. Room rates start at $205 during the low season; from $265 during the high season (305-531-2222, website).

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Check into the plush Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, to relax at the spa, enjoy fine dining and luxury service. Relax next to the outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, try a couple's treatment in a private suite with a whirlpool, and tour the hotel's multi-million dollar original art collection. The property occupies the site of the former DiLido Hotel; the building was restored preserving original Art Deco design features including black terrazzo floors, a grand lobby staircase, and a curved lobby wall with 72 inlaid domed wall sconces.

The hotel wellness center measures 16,000 square feet in size and has 14-treatment rooms, a fitness center, relaxation lounges, a salon and two couple's suites with whirlpools. The facility is based on La Maison de Beaute Carita philosophy that combines a relaxing environment with a holistic approach to beauty. Several signature treatments were designed to help you prepare for a night of partying. The Avant SoBe is a five and a half hour treatment you should schedule prior to your night out; and Apres SoBe is the signature treatment to help the recovery the next day. Work out in the fitness center or join one of the oceanfront exercise classes. The facility is open seven days a week.

The property is within walking distance of boutique shopping, restaurants and nightlife that have made this area famous around the world. Plan a quick weekend escape and relax at the hotel spa. The 376 guest rooms and suites are located in a 11-story landmark building and two new poolside buildings slightly elevated above the pool area with views of the ocean. There are 40 suites which make great honeymoon suites, 67 Ritz-Carlton Club Level rooms & suites, and One Ritz-Carlton Suite. The Moroccan-inspired restaurant features scenic ocean views and serves "Sun cuisine," innovative dishes inspired by the Southern Mediterranean rim and the North African coast. Bistro One LR is a modern American bistro which offers elegant indoor and outdoor dining. Doubles start from $575 per night (800-241-3333, website).

The Tides

If you are looking for a glamorous hideaway to pamper and relax you, Tides has some of the best luxury suites you can find. The hotel features brand new interiors, the Personal Assistant Program and a new restaurant. Unwind by the heated outdoor pool, head to the beach for some celebrity watching, go shopping, play golf and get a taste of the famous South Beach nightlife. Remember to call on your dedicated personal assistant, whether you want an in-room massage or a reservation at a famous restaurant.

This is is an all-suite getaway. Although layouts vary, measuring from 550 square feet to 2,200 square feet in size, each suite has an ocean view, a large walk in closet and a luxurious marble bathroom. Standard features include a 42" Plasma screen cable TV, an iPod Docking station, Travel Trainer Yoga kit, Nespresso machine, H2O Bar, and a fresh fruit amenity, refreshed daily. La Marea Restaurant offers beautiful ocean views and serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine. Suites from $545 per night (305-604-5070, website).

 

South Beach & Miami Deals and Special

Hotels and resorts in Miami offer many fun things to do, from fabulous spas to great restaurants and beaches. Book a room in South Beach where you'll be close to sandy beaches, boutique shopping and celebrity watching. Or find a deal in downtown Miami where hotels offer relaxing spa treatments and rooms overlooking the water.

Trump International: Free Night

Trump International Beach Resort in Miami is offering a free 4th night when you stay for three consecutive nights. You can stay for four nights, or you can stay three nights and redeem your free night at anytime within 12 months of your original visit.

Casa Moderna: Save up to 25%

Casa Moderna is near cruise ship docks, so if you are planning a cruise vacation check into this hotel the night before to enjoy the spa and gourmet dining. The hotel is offering an "Advance Purchase" rate where you can receive up to 25% off if you book your stay ahead of time. The sooner you book, the more you save, as follows: Book 7 days in advance to receive 10% off, Book 14 days in advance to receive 15% off, or Book 30 days in advance to receive 25% off.

Turnberry Isle: Golf Package with Breakfast

If you want to play golf in Miami, check into Turnberry Isle Resort which offers spectacular championship golf. Ask for the "Fore the Love of Golf" package which includes: One round of golf for up to two players, golf cart included, Daily AMERICAN BUFFET breakfast in Cascata Grill (two adults per room), Complimentary warm-up bucket of golf balls prior to round, Replay available after first round is played and based on availability (Re-play cannot be scheduled in advance or at the beginning of the round.), Rates starting from $309 per night during the high season and from $219 per night during the low season.

Canyon Ranch: $100 or $50 Spa Credit

Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach is one of the leading spas in Florida. Get away for a few weeks of relaxation in the sun and soothing massages and receive a $100 hotel credit (or a $50 spa credit), depending on when you go. Mention the promotion "Mid-Week Breather" when booking your trip. You may also like the "Exhale at Aquanox Spa" package which includes Luxurious Accommodations, Two (2) 50-minute Aquanox Spa massages, Full American Breakfast Buffet in Neomi's Grill for 2 Daily, and One (1) unique Aquanox Spa gift set.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami

JW Marriott Marquis Miami frequently offers last minute weekend deals, so be sure to check on their web site if you are planning a last minute getaway. Nightly rates vary according to the season.

Grove Isle Hotel: Private Island With Views of Miami

If you want to get away from all the action in Miami Beach, check into the Grove Isle Hotel with one of these specials. The hotel is offering a Bed and Breakfast deal which includes daily breakfast and free valet parking. A romantic pakcage with a couples massage, private watsu pool soak and other amenities is also available.

Epic Hotel: Free Night in Downtown Miami

Epic Hotelis offering a third night free vacation package deal. Alternatively, if you are planning your trip well ahead of time, the "Advance Purchase Rate" at the hotel lets you save up to 20% on the best available rate.

Viceroy Miami: $100 Food and Beverage Credit

Ask for the "Invest in Rest Package" at the Viceroy Miami and receive a $100 Food and Beverage credit that can be used at Eos Restaurant, at Club 50 or poolside at Cafe Icon. This offer requires a two night minimum stay. You may also like the "Romance in Downtown, from $405" vacation package which includes champagne, breakfast in bed and late check-out so that you can relax longer.

Hyatt Regency Miami: 10% Off Advance Purchase Rate

Hyatt Regency Miami is offering a 10% off advance purchase rate for reservations made 7 days prior to arrival.

Free European Style Bed & Breakfast in South Beach

The National Hotel is offering an European Style Bed & Breakfast package which includes luxury overnight accommodations and breakfast buffet for two.

TownHouse South Beach: Save Up To 20%

Save more the longer you stay at the TownHouse Hotel: 10% off for one night, 15% off for two nights and 20% off for 3 nights.

Explore Miami's Wynwood District

Ask for the "Discover Wynwood" package at Mandarin Oriental Miami and explore Miami's energetic Wynwood District. The vacation package includes Daily American breakfast for two at Cafe Sambal, Half-day guided tour of Wynwood's eclectic mix of street art, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants with expert Rebecca Kleinman and chauffeured transportation and an Art fan vase amenity provided in-room upon arrival.

Free Night at the Tides Hotel

The Tides is offering a 4th night free promotion with nightly rates starting at $263. The package includes Oceanfront accommodations with complimentary beach set up with two lounges, umbrella, and towels. Click here for more great specials in Florida.