10 Best Beachfront Hotels in Florida for 2019

10 Best Beachfront Hotels in Florida for 2019


A summer vacation in Florida inevitably means a trip one of the state’s alluring beaches, where you can dig your toes in soft, white sand and experience the feeling of pure vacation bliss. There’s no better place to base yourself in the Sunshine State than at one of its beautiful beachfront hotels, where you can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves from an oceanfront suite, take a dip in a beachfront pool and indulge in luxurious spa treatments and on-site restaurants serving fresh local seafood dishes.

Ready to plan a memorable beach vacation? Check out our picks for the best beachfront hotels in Florida where the only thing separating you from the beach is a floppy hat, sunscreen and pair of flip flops.


JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island

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Nestled on three miles of private white sand, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is a tropical oasis in Marco Island. With decor inspired by Bali, it boasts spacious rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. There are multiple on-site dining options, from freshly caught seafood at Ario to fifth-floor views at Tesoro, while the laid-back Quinn’s on the Beach offers a Fire Dancer Show at sunset. Tee off at a championship golf course or sip drinks by the pool, then treat yourself to a relaxing massage, body scrub or facial at Spa by JW. When you’re ready to explore, Marco Island is less than an hour’s drive from the wildlife spotting adventures in Everglades National Park.

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The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach

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Nicknamed the “Pink Palace,” The Don CeSar is one of Florida’s most iconic beachfront hotels, home to luxurious beachfront suites overlooking St. Pete Beach. Showcasing old-world glamor since 1928, both movie stars and U.S. Presidents have stayed here. Enjoy poolside concierge service or indulge in body treatments at the 11,000-square-foot Spa Oceana, then enjoy the sophisticated fare at Maritana Grille or satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat at Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor. The kids will love the children’s beach play area and poolside games, while paddleboards and banana boat rides are available. Don’t miss exploring nearby Fort De Soto Park, where its miles of white-sand coastline are great for scenic bike rides, seashell collecting and kayaking.

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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Fernandina Beach

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Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is located just off the Northeast Florida coast. In addition to its beautiful oceanfront accommodation options, this resort boasts world-class resort pools, championship golf and a full-service spa. Bask in the sunshine at the infinity-edge, adults-only pool, then recharge with a succulent steak at Bob’s Steak & Chop House, fresh seafood at Verandah or burgers at Falcon’s Nest. There’s even an on-site shopping village with charming boutiques and an award-winning kids’ camp and Nature Center. Love animals? Book a horseback riding tour along Amelia Island at sunrise or sunset.

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The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach

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The Breakers Palm Beach is an Italian Renaissance-style resort set on a private beach, just a five-minute drive from the luxury shops on Worth Avenue. Dating back to 1896, this historic hotel is home to beautiful oceanfront suites, a private beach and four oceanfront pools. Relax in a private bungalow by the shoreline, take a break at the indoor-outdoor spa or let the kids loose at the 6,100-square-foot Family Entertainment Center.  You can work up a sweat at 10 tennis courts, two championship golf courses or at one of the complimentary fitness classes. Raise a glass at the elegant HMF lobby bar or wrap up your day with fresh seafood and craft cocktails at the Seafood Bar.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples lives up to its luxurious brand name, offering five-star perks such as spa treatments inspired by the sea and 36 holes of championship golf. Enjoy Gulf of Mexico views from one of the chic rooms or suites, then work at your tan at the two outdoor pools or enjoy sunset views at Gumbo Limbo. Dusk restaurant features fresh sushi and a terrace overlooking the Gulf, while the Poolside Cafe serves frozen cocktails. Make memories with the family at Vue, a modern high-tech entertainment lounge with video games, visit the children’s splash pool or browse the interactive environmental exhibits in the on-site Nature’s Wonders. Ready to explore Naples? Observe local wildlife at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary or stroll the pristine shores of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, both a short drive away.

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort offers some of the best Atlantic Ocean views from its rooms and suites. Located in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find old Florida grandeur as well as a zero-entry pool and private beach that is joined by a lazy river and three on-site restaurants. Dine by the beach at OCEAN2000, sip poolside cocktails at 02K Lounge and enjoy sweet treats at The Emporium, an old-fashioned ice cream shop. If relaxation is your top priority, soak up the sunshine in a rocking chair on the large veranda or get pampered at Pure Spa. You can also see Millionaire’s Row and Fisher Island on a scenic boat tour, then browse the boutique shops, restaurants and galleries along Las Olas Boulevard.

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The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

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The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne offers beachfront luxury in Miami, located on a five-mile barrier island within an arm’s length from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Dine on fresh seafood at Lightkeepers or Mexican favorites at the oceanfront restaurant Cantina Beach, then enjoy the spa’s steam rooms, saunas and vitamin C-infused showers. When the sun goes down, get transported to 1940s Havana with live Latin music and classic mojitos at Rumbar. Browse the romantic gardens at nearby Vizcaya Musem & Gardens, or take a day trip to Biscayne National Park for a day of memorable underwater adventures.

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Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach

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Located on Clearwater Beach, Sandpearl Resort offers a picture-perfect setting along one of Florida’s most famous stretches of sand. Enjoy Floridian-Inspired decor, private balconies and premium amenities in the beachside rooms and suites, then relax in a poolside cabana or the zero-entry, lagoon-style pool with beverage service. Kick back in a beach chair or get out on the water with a jet ski, then treat yourself to a mineral-rich mud cleanse at the spa, colorful cocktails at Tate Island Grill or sushi and live entertainment at Caretta’s. You’re spoiled for choice in nearby attractions, from the nightly sunset festivities at Pier 60 and collection of Salvador Dali’s artwork in The Dali Museum to the beautiful beaches at Honeymoon Island State Park.

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan

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Located on a private beach in Manalapan, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa offers plush oceanfront rooms and suites with five-star amenities. You’ll find welcomed perks like a resort-style pool, tranquility pool and access to aquatic sports, while the 42,000-square-foot spa boasts a unique Scrub & Polish Bar. Enjoy farm-to-fork cuisine at Angle Restaurant or Atlantic Ocean views and Floridian flavors at Temple Orange, while Stir Bar & Terrace features a terrace fire pit overlooking the water. Master your backhand on the tennis court, rent a beach cruiser or take in the views from a private oceanfront cabana. Traveling with the kids? The Palm Beach Zoo and South Florida Science Center and Aquarium are just a short drive away.

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort sits across the street from the upscale Bar Harbour Shops at the northern tip of Miami Beach. The 27-story hotel features spacious rooms and suites with ocean views from private balconies along with gourmet cuisine at its on-site restaurants, Atlantikos and La Gourmandise. Enjoy pampering treatments at Remede Spa or get the celebrity treatment in an Oceanfront Day Villa with signature St. Regis Butler service. When the sun goes down, visit The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault to enjoy champagne, rare vintage wines and handcrafted cocktails paired with sushi and Asian-inspired cuisine. For a classic Miami experience, snap photos of Art Deco along Ocean Drive, admire striking graffiti art in Wynwood or sample authentic Cuban delicacies in Little Havana.

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