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Top Hotels in Florida

’Tween Waters Inn

The renovated 1931 fishing cottages named after famous former guests like Charles Lindbergh and ... more

15951 Captiva Dr.
Captiva , FL
800-223-5865
Tags: family | moderate | great value | adventure
Acqualina

Just 30 minutes by car north of downtown Miami, the low-key, beachfront community of Sunny ... more

17875 Collins Ave.
Miami , FL
305-918-8000
Tags: luxury | spa | expensive
Albury Court Hotel

Historic Key West Inns operates six small hotels in the island city and one of its most ... more

1030 Eaton St.
Key West , FL
877-299-9870; 305-294-9870
Tags: budget | b&b
Alexander's Guesthouse

There are several gay guesthouses in Key West, but unlike the male-dominated majority of them, ... more

1118 Fleming St.
Key West , FL
800-654-9919; 305-294-9919
Tags: spa | gay and lesbian | moderate | swimming pool
Bayfront Inn Fifth Avenue

Positioned next to the Bayfront shopping complex, which is reinventing itself as an art-gallery ... more

1221 Fifth Ave. South
Naples , FL
239-649-5800
Tags: spa | romance | moderate | swimming pool
Bayside Inn

True to its name, this 2009 remodeled resort offers 56 rooms set along FloridaBay. Room ... more

99490 Overseas Hwy. at MM 99.5
Key Largo , FL
305-451-4450
Tags: moderate | swimming pool | beachfront
Bellasera Hotel

An insider favorite that's hidden in plain sight on the east side of historic downtown Naples, ... more

221 Ninth St. South
Naples , FL
239-649-7333
Tags: spa | romance | moderate | all-suite | swimming pool
Best Western Lake Buena Vista

This bargain hotel in the Downtown Disney district is clean and decent. The 325 rooms are ... more

2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-828-2424
Tags: family | budget | disney
Best Western Midtown

Its architecture may be a throwback to the 1970s, but the location is verymodern – close ... more

1425 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota , FL
941-955-9841
Tags: budget | swimming pool
Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

Designated a National Historic Landmark, Coral Gables' grandiose Biltmore is a 1926 ... more

1200 Anastasia Avenue
Miami , FL
855-311-6903
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | historic
Brazilian Court

Chic and discreet, the 80-room Brazilian Court blends right into its palm-lined residential ... more

301 Australian Ave.
Palm Beach , FL
561-655-7740
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | design | expensive | boutique hotel | swimming pool
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa

Located right across from Downtown Disney Marketplace, this resort spreads its bright, spacious ... more

1900 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-827-2727; 866-397-6516
Tags: family | budget | resort | swimming pool | disney
Cabbage Key Inn

On a hundred acres, Cabbage Key's singular and remote inn is only accessible byboat or seaplane, ... more

Cabbage Key, Pine Island Sound
Cabbage Key , FL
239-283-2278
Tags: budget | historic | hotel bar | boating
Captiva Beach Resort

Return visitors book bungalow-style rooms and two-bedroom suites months or evenyear, ahead at ... more

6772 Sara Sea Circle
Siesta Key, just off Sarasota's coast , FL
800-349-4131; 941-349-4131
Tags: moderate | great value
Captiva Island Inn

With names like Hibiscus, Orchid, and Bird of Paradise, the cluster of 10 enchanting picket ... more

11509 Andy Rosse Ln.
Captiva Island , 239-395-0882
Tags: romance | moderate | great value
Casa Marina Resort

Located right on the beach and a short walk from the action of Duval Street,this landmark hotel ... more

1500 Reynolds St.
Key West , FL
888-303-5717; 305-296-3535
Tags: luxury | beach | historic | expensive | jim's pick
Casa Morada

This intimate 16-room resort has been making headlines with its NewYork-meets-Florida flair - ... more

136 Maderia Rd. near MM 82
Islamorada , FL
305-664-0044
Tags: resort | expensive | boutique hotel
Casa Ybel Resort

This exclusive resort was built in the old Florida spirit during the 1890s, but it’s still ... more

2255 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel , FL
800-276-4753
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick
Cheeca Lodge & Spa

A New Year's Eve fire in the main lodge shut down this 214-room luxury resort for the majority ... more

81801 Overseas Hwy. at MM 82
Islamorada , FL
1-800-327-2888
Tags: luxury | expensive
Chesapeake Beach Resort

This 65-room, 6.5-acre resort renovated in February 2009 blends Florida Keyscharm with a ... more

83409 Overseas Hwy, at MM 83.5
Islamorada , FL
305-664-4662
Tags: moderate | beachfront | editor pick
Circa 39

North of the South Beach scene, but within easy driving/taxi distance of its attractions, the ... more

3900 Collins Ave.
Miami , FL
305-538-4900
Tags: moderate | trendy | swimming pool
Clay Hotel & International Hostel

Backpackers and Europeans love this hostel-hotel, which is surely the least expensive option in ... more

1438 Washington Ave.
Miami , FL
305-534-2988
Tags: budget | great location
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort

Only a year old in 2011, the cheerful CoCo Key on I-Drive greets visitors withbright coats of ... more

7400 International Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-351-2626; 877-875-4681
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Coconut Cove Resort & Marina

Set on a nature preserve, Coconut Cove exudes a "mom and pop feel," offeringvisitors a quiet, ... more

84801 Overseas Hwy. at MM 85
Islamorada , FL
305-664-0123
Tags: budget | beachfront | editor pick
Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

Popular for weddings, this tucked-away B&B features four historic buildingsunited around a ... more

211 N Lucerne Circle East
Orlando , FL
407-648-5188
Tags: romance | budget | b&b | gardens
Cove Inn

The Cove Inn on Naples Bay exudes a rustic, nautical charm, despite its old-school motel-style ... more

900 Broad Ave. South
Naples , FL
239-262-7161 or 1-800-255-4365
Tags: moderate | swimming pool
Crane's BeachHouse

Crane's creates its own little Caribbean oasis within walking distance of downtown Delray, the ... more

82 Gleason St.
Palm Beach , FL
561-278-1700 or 866-372-7263
Tags: moderate | swimming pool
Cypress House

Built in 1888, the Cypress House wears its weathered wood exterior with pride,eschewing the ... more

601 Caroline St.
Key West , FL
800-525-2488; 305-294-6969
Tags: romance | moderate | b&b | historic
Days Inn Orlando/International Drive

The busy International Drive location of this chain hotel is far from scenic, with tacky tourist ... more

5858 International Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-351-4410 or 1-800-225-3297
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Delano Hotel

The Delano's fanciful and extravagant setting, created by none other thanSchrager and Starck, ... more

1685 Collins Ave
Miami , FL
800-697-1791 or 305-672-2000
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | trendy | swimming pool | jim's pick | editor pick
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African touches infuse this luxury resort with the charm of the savannah. The welcoming lobby ... more

2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-938-3000
Tags: luxury | family | smart splurge | expensive | disney
Disney's Art of Animation Resort

You’ll feel as if you’re walking through your favorite cartoon movies at ... more

1850 Animation Way
Lake Buena Vista , 407-938-7000
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool | disney
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

You'll feel like you're in the Caribbean with this 2,112-room resort's white-sand beach, water ... more

900 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-934-3400
Tags: family | wildlife | moderate | great value | swimming pool | editor pick | disney
Disney's Contemporary Resort

This hotel (one of the property’s originals) was once a misnomer, but a renovation ... more

4600 N. World Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-824-1000
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | disney
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

This Tex-Mex inspired moderately priced hotel encompasses 1,921 units, including studios, ... more

1000 West Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-939-1000
Tags: family | moderate | views | great value | swimming pool | disney
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds

For the family that enjoys the rustic feel of the woods – yet with modern amenities ... more

4510 Fort Wilderness Trail
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-824-2900 or 407-824-2837
Tags: family | budget | great value | camping | disney
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

A beautiful confection of a resort, the Grand Floridian is hands-down the most luxurious ... more

4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-824-3000
Tags: luxury | family | smart splurge | views | expensive | swimming pool | editor pick | disney
Disney's Pop Century Resort

Celebrating 20th-century American pop culture (think oversized Play-Doh containers and peace ... more

1050 Century Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-938-4000
Tags: family | budget | editor pick | disney
Disney's Port Orleans Resort

Dive into tastes of Louisiana at Port Orleans, a duo of hotels with complementary personalities. ... more

1251 Riverside Dr.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-934-5000 or 407-934-6000
Tags: family | moderate | resort | disney
Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Charming in an earthy New England kind of way, the Yacht Club is a bit more sophisticated than ... more

1700 Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-934-7000
Tags: luxury | resort | expensive | disney
Doubletree Hotel Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

With so many Cocoa Beach Hotels set a few blocks back from the beach, this property’s ... more

2080 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cape Canaveral , FL
1-321-783-9222
Tags: luxury | family | expensive
Eden Roc Resort

Long-term rival to its neighbor, the Fontainebleau, this Morris Lapidus classicis in the final ... more

4525 Collins Avenue
Miami , FL
305-531-0000
Tags: spa | moderate | great value | swimming pool | beachfront | food and wine
Embassy Suites Tampa

Driving is unnecessary thanks to the front-door streetcar stop; this contemporary, all-suite ... more

513 S. Florida Ave.
Tampa , FL
813-769-8300
Tags: moderate | swimming pool
EO Inn and Urban Spa

A former youth hostel, the EO Inn underwent a serious facelift in 1999 to create 17 fashionable, ... more

227 N. Eola Dr.
Orlando , FL
888-481-8488
Tags: spa | moderate | trendy | great value | editor pick
Fawlty Towers Motel

Bright, spacious rooms are comfortable (those with kitchenettes are ideal for extended stays). ... more

100 E Cocoa Beach Causeway
Cocoa Beach , FL
321-784-3870
Tags: family | budget
Fontainebleau

After a jaw-dropping $1 billion makeover, the Fontainebleau re-emerged inNovember 2008 as a ... more

4441 Collins Ave.
Miami , FL
305-538-2000
Tags: luxury | golf | design | expensive | nightclub | hotel bar | swimming pool | hotel restaurant | beachfront | food and wine | jim's pick
Gallery ONE

Cut down on driving courtesy of the dockside Water Taxi stop and satiate your inner shopaholic ... more

Intracoastal Waterway
2670 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-565-3800
Tags: moderate
Gaylord Palms Resort Hotel & Convention Center

With a whopping 25,000 square feet devoted to wellness, beauty and fitness in the form of the ... more

6000 W. Osceola Pkwy.
Kissimmee , FL
1-407-586-0000
Tags: spa | family | moderate | trendy | great value | water park | swimming pool
Golden Host Resort

Saving some green usually means a more remote location. Yes, this 80-roomresort is several miles ... more

4675 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota , FL
941-355-5141
Tags: budget | great value
Grand Bohemian Hotel

Italian renaissance meets upscale bordello in this hip hideaway that's moreVegas than Disney ... more

325 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando , FL
866-663-0024
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | trendy | expensive
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Water views and a 25-acre wildlife estuary filled with mangroves provide natural aesthetics; ... more

2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa Airport
Tampa , FL
813-874-1234
Tags: luxury | wildlife | expensive | editor pick
Grandview Gardens B&B

Grandview Gardens, a 1924 Spanish-Mediterranean historic home surrounded by tropical foliage in ... more

1608 Lake Ave.
Palm Beach , FL
561-833-9023
Tags: moderate | b&b | swimming pool
Hampton Inn Convention Center

The 170 rooms in this seashell-pink chain may be plain, but the locale –near ... more

8900 Universal Blvd.
Orlando , FL
407-354-4447; 800-426-7866
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

A rock’n’roll vibe permeates this Universal hotel, from the $1million worth of ... more

5800 Universal Blvd.
Orlando , FL
888-832-7155
Tags: luxury | family | expensive
Hawks Cay

Family is the focus at this Florida Keys’ island retreat, set on some 60rambling acres ... more

61 Hawks Cay Blvd. at MM 61
Duck Cay , FL
305-743-7000
Tags: luxury | family | smart splurge | resort | expensive
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

The only thing separating you from the sand is the pool. Although everything is squeaky clean ... more

1550 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cape Canaveral , FL
321-799-0003
Tags: luxury | expensive
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

One of the first hotels to renovate as part of Fort Lauderdale’s renaissance, the ... more

505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-414-2222
Tags: luxury | beach | family | culinary
Hilton Orlando

I-Drive’s sleek new business hotel, connected via covered walkway to thenearby convention ... more

6001 Destination Pkwy.
Orlando , FL
407-313-4300; 800-445-8667
Tags: luxury | spa | business | expensive
Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista

This nice convention hotel is located in walking distance from Downtown Disney. While not owned ... more

1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-827-4000
Tags: moderate | business | disney
Holiday Inn Express Convention Center

Proximity to Port Everglades makes for a good pre- or post-cruise base camp; the free airport ... more

1500 S.E. 17th Causeway
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-728-2577
Tags: cruise | tour | moderate
Holiday Inn in the Walt Disney World Resort

Value is the byword at this Holiday Inn, which is located on Disney premises. The 323 stylish ... more

1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-828-8888; 888-465-4329
Tags: family | budget | great value | swimming pool | disney
Holiday Inn Lido Beach

Sure, it's nowhere near The Ritz (figuratively and geographically speaking) but the 135-room ... more

233 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota , FL
1-888-465-4329
Tags: moderate | great value
Hotel Biba

Off the beaten path, but still within a few miles of the major sights, cool-mint-colored Hotel ... more

320 Belvedere Rd.
Palm Beach , FL
561-832-0094
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | swimming pool
Hotel Indigo Sarasota

Its 95 rooms and fresh design give this manifestation of the burgeoning HotelIndigo chain a ... more

1223 Blvd. of the Arts
Sarasota , FL
941-487-3800
Tags: moderate | design | trendy | boutique hotel
Hotel Place St. Michel

Spend time in one of this property’s 28 rooms, each of which is well-appointed with ... more

162 Alcazar Ave.
Miami , FL
305-444-1666
Tags: culinary | moderate | great value
Hyatt Regency Sarasota

A floor-to-ceiling renovation completed in May 2008 gives this 30-year-oldresort a more ... more

1000 Blvd. of the Arts
Sarasota , FL
941-953-1234
Tags: moderate | design | trendy | swimming pool
Indian Creek Hotel

A wonderfully atmospheric '30s 'Pueblo Deco' property with 61 rooms, a restaurant with a ... more

2727 Indian Creek Dr.
Miami , FL
305-531-2727
Tags: moderate | great value | editor pick
Inn at the Bay

Built in 1910, the 14-room bed and breakfast mixes gracious antique-filled rooms with modern ... more

126 Fourth Ave. NE
St. Petersburg , FL
888-873-2122 or 727-822-1700
Tags: moderate | great value
Inn of Naples

If the Med-style Inn of Naples and its plant-filled lobby look suspiciously like a budget chain, ... more

4055 Tamiami Trail North
Naples , FL
239-649-5500
Tags: family | budget | great location | swimming pool
Island House

If you want to take it all off where the boys are, the men-only,clothing-optional Island House ... more

1129 Fleming St.
Key West , FL
800-890-6284, 305-294-6284
Tags: smart splurge | b&b | jim's pick
Island Inn

Established in 1895, this quaint resort facing 550 feet of beachfront has welcomed guests to ... more

3111 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel Island , FL
800-851-5088
Tags: family | moderate | historic | great value | beachfront | editor pick
Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club, A Hilton Resort

In the center of this Hilton-owned 200-room hotel is an inviting jungle-like oasis with paths ... more

97000 South Overseas Hwy. at MM 97
Key Largo , FL
888-871-3437
Tags: moderate | great value | swimming pool | beachfront
Kona Kai Resort and Gallery

This quiet, adults-only tropical resort consists of just 13 rooms, and is perfect for a ... more

97802 Overseas Hwy. at MM 97.8
Key Largo , FL
800-365-7829
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | boutique hotel | adult | editor pick
La Concha Crowne Plaza

La Concha's 1920s roots are made obvious once you step foot into the lobby:marble floors, Art ... more

430 Duval St.
Key West , FL
877-227-6963; 305-296-2991
Tags: historic | great value | swimming pool | jim's pick
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort

Although 189-room La Playa delivers many of the bonuses associated with Naples's top luxury ... more

9891 Gulf Shore Drive
Naples , FL
239-597-3123
Tags: golf | smart splurge | resort | expensive
Lemon Tree Inn

The downtown location means shopping, dining, and the beach are within walking distance, but ... more

250 Ninth St. South
Naples , FL
239-262-1414
Tags: budget
Lion Country Safari KOA

OK, so the KOA campground is a bit of a hike from town (see Day Trips) and it's definitely ... more

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd.
Palm Beach , FL
561-793-9797
Tags: family | budget | camping | swimming pool
Little Palm Island

This exclusive island hideaway is just a boat ride or seaplane off Florida's Little Torch Key, ... more

28500 Overseas Hwy.
Little Torch Key , FL
305-872-2524
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick
Longboat Key Club & Resort

The club offers everything under the sun for that dream Florida beach vacation. Nestled along a ... more

220 Sands Point Rd
Longboat Key, just off Sarasota's coast , FL
888-237-5545; 941-383-8821
Tags: luxury | golf | smart splurge | expensive | tennis | yoga
Mandarin Oriental Miami

A 326-room oasis of Asian-influenced comfort including bamboo-textured marble bathrooms and ... more

500 Brickell Key Dr.
Miami , FL
305-913-8288
Tags: luxury | expensive
Marquesa Hotel

Comprised of 27 rooms spread throughout an idyllic four-house compound (onehouse dates back to ... more

600 Fleming St.
Key West , FL
800-869-4631; 305-292-1919
Tags: romance | moderate | smart splurge | boutique hotel | swimming pool | jim's pick | editor pick
Marriott Key Largo

A perennial favorite, this 153-room hotel is primed for families and makes foran excellent ... more

103800 Overseas Hwy. at MM 103.8
Key Largo , FL
305-453-0000
Tags: moderate | beachfront
Miami River Inn

Stay in one of 40 rooms spread throughout four pink-and-green cottages with hard-wood floors and ... more

118 SW South River Dr.
Miami , FL
800-468-3589
Tags: family | budget
Mondrian South Beach

Commanding a sweeping view of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, the newest (andritziest) Mondrian ... more

1100 West Ave.
Miami , FL
305-514-1500
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | design | expensive | beachfront | food and wine | jim's pick
Naples Bay Resort

Set along Florida's Paradise Coast, Naples Bay Resort is a 20-acre tropicaloasis, where a ... more

1500 Fifth Ave. South
Naples , FL
866-605-1199
Tags: luxury | moderate | waterfront | boutique hotel
Naples Grande Beach Resort

The Naples Grande recently changed its name (it was formerly called the Registry Resort), and ... more

475 Seagate Dr.
Naples , FL
888-722-1267
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | expensive | eco-friendly
New Sun Gate Motel

The budget-minded New Sun Gate bills itself as "the motel of the stars" with tongue firmly in ... more

901 S. Federal Hwy.
Palm Beach , FL
561-588-8110
Tags: budget | swimming pool | motel
Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Minutes from Disney World, this Nick-themed hotel is ideal for slime-lovingfamilies. All 777 ... more

14500 Continental Gateway
Orlando , FL
407-387-5437
Tags: family | moderate | all-suite | editor pick
North Captiva Island Club Resort

Renting lodging from this resort, located on pretty North Captiva Island, canbe either a smart ... more

4421 Bartlett Pkwy.
Pineland , FL
800-576-7343
Tags: resort | tennis | swimming pool
Ocean Key Resort

Definitely much larger than the B&Bs Key West are known for, Ocean Key has100 brightly ... more

Zero Duval St.
Key West , FL
800-328-9815; 305-296-7701
Tags: luxury | spa | family | expensive | waterfront | hotel bar | jim's pick
Olivia by Duval

Save your pennies at this gracious guesthouse tucked half a block off the southern end of the ... more

511 Olivia St.
Key West , FL
800-413-1978; 305-296-5169
Tags: budget | adult
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Located about a 20-minute drive south of Lake Buena Vista, off of I-4, the720-room Omni Orlando ... more

1500 Masters Blvd.
Champions Gate , FL
407-390-6664; 888-444-6664
Tags: golf | family | moderate | resort | swimming pool
Orchid Key Inn

The motor inn formerly known as the Key Lodge now delivers a boutique-stylewelcome (though still ... more

1004 Duval St
Key West , FL
800-845-8384; 305-296-9915
Tags: spa | moderate | trendy | great value | hotel bar | boutique hotel | great location | swimming pool | jim's pick
Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Smack dab on the sand at the north end of Fort Lauderdale Beach, this family-friendly condo ... more

2000 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-568-9431
Tags: family | moderate
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa

Set on the white-sand shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Pink Shell Beach offers 213 studios with ... more

275 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach , FL
888-222-7465
Tags: spa | family | moderate | water sports
Plaza Beach Resort

This 39-unit property is dressed in tropical basics, but boosts value with its beachfront ... more

4506 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg , FL
800-257-8998
Tags: budget | great value
Radisson Resort at the Port

Attention cruisers: the Radisson is the closet hotel to the port and it also offers free ... more

8701 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral , FL
321-784-0000
Tags: family | moderate | great location
Residence Inn SeaWorld/International Center

Close to I-4 and I-Drive, this kid-friendly 350-suite hotel got a spring polishin 2010: All ... more

11000 Westwood Blvd.
Orlando , FL
407-313-3600; 800-889-9728
Tags: family | moderate | swimming pool
Reunion Resort

This quiet, self-contained enclave less than six miles from Walt Disney World boasts 54 holes of ... more

7593 Gathering Dr.
Reunion , FL
1-866-680-8563
Tags: luxury | golf | expensive | water park
Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Characteristically excellent service, luxurious marble baths, and ocean views define the ... more

South Beach
One Lincoln Rd.
Miami , FL
786-276-4000
Tags: luxury | expensive
Sandpearl Resort

On the sugar-white Gulf beachfront, this high-end hotel woos guests with a seaside lagoon pool, ... more

500 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater , FL
727-441-2425
Tags: luxury | family | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick
Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

For those seeking a high-rise experience, this complex is the place. Though not actually on ... more

17260 Harbour Pointe Dr.
Fort Myers , FL
800-767-7777 or 239-466-4000
Tags: luxury | golf | family | expensive | tennis
Santa Maria Suites

This all-suite hotel situated one block from Duval Street and from the Atlantic Ocean offers an ... more

1401 Simonton St.
Key West , Florida
1-866-726-8259 or 305-296-5678
Tags: luxury | all-suite | swimming pool | hotel restaurant
Seahorse Cottages

Settle onto your personal porch at this charming property, conveniently located on a picturesque ... more

1223 Buttonwood Lane
Sanibel , FL
239-472-4262
Tags: romance | moderate
Shore Club

Jet-setters still flock to this South Beach bolthole, not only for the substantial luxury and ... more

1901 Collins Ave
Miami , 305-695-3100
Tags: luxury | trendy | celebrity hangout | jim's pick
SoBeYou Bed & Breakfast

A touch of Key West comes to Miami courtesy of this friendly 10-room hideaway with cool tile ... more

1018 Jefferson Ave.
Miami , FL
305-534-5247 or 1-877-599-5247
Tags: romance | moderate | b&b | great value | breakfast | swimming pool
Song of the Sea

Bathed in rosy tones, this intimate 30-room retreat is ideal for couples celebrating a ... more

863 E. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel , FL
239-472-2220
Tags: romance | moderate | views
South Seas Island Resort

A former key lime plantation, this resort’s old-world allure remains, with verandas and ... more

5400 Plantation Rd.
Captiva , FL
866-565-5089
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | tennis | editor pick
Southernmost on the Beach

Set on a quiet, Atlantic-facing beach, this luxury Key West resort offers guests oceanfront ... more

1319 Duval St.
Key West , FL
800-354-4455; 305-296-6577
Tags: moderate | beachfront | editor pick
Sunset Key

The 39 pastel cottages of Sunset Key are visible from Front Street and have full hotel ... more

245 Front St.
Key West , FL
305-292-5300 or 866-837-4249
Tags: luxury | views | expensive
The Angler's Boutique Resort

The Angler's incorporates original 1930s Mediterranean revival architecture into an expanded ... more

660 Washington Ave.
Miami , FL
866-729-8800
Tags: luxury | off the path | moderate | design | boutique hotel | swimming pool
The Betsy South Beach

Formerly the Betsy Ross, this revamped property is stepping out on Ocean Drive in March 2009 ... more

1440 Ocean Dr.
Miami , FL
305-531-6100
Tags: luxury | spa | expensive | boutique hotel | swimming pool | beachfront
The Blue Dolphin Cottages

A cross between a B&B and an intimate motel, the family-owned Blue Dolphin offers nine airy ... more

4227 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel Island , FL
800-648-4660
Tags: moderate | b&b | beachfront | editor pick
The Breakers

Palm Beach County's most famous hotel, bar none. Established in 1896, and rebuilt 30 years later ... more

One S. County Rd.
Palm Beach , FL
888-273-2537
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | smart splurge | landmark | expensive | swimming pool | editor pick
The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

Large families or groups that don't mind sharing space, but stilll want a bitof room to spread ... more

1620 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, just off Sarasota's coast , FL
800-426-5669; 941-383-6464
Tags: moderate | great value
The Cypress

Sarasota's only true B&B is situated just blocks away from the city'sdowntown nerve center ... more

621 Gulfstream Ave. S.
Sarasota , FL
941-955-4683
Tags: moderate | great value
The Gardens Hotel

The eco-minded Gardens Hotel manages to stay hidden in plain sight. It's only ahalf-block from ... more

526 Angela St.
Key West , FL
800-526-2664; 305-294-2661
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | historic | expensive | great location | jim's pick
The Inn at Cocoa Beach

Stay here for the central Pier location and excellent ocean views. Floral prints and mahogany ... more

4300 Ocean Beach Blvd.
Cape Canaveral , FL
800-343-5307
Tags: moderate | great location
The Islander

The main draw for staying at the Islander Resort is its sprawling sandy beach -a rare find in ... more

82100 Overseas Hwy. at MM 82.1
Islamorada , FL
305-664-2031
Tags: moderate | beachfront
The Loft Hotel

With its Art Deco District locale, bargain rates, free WiFi, and a propensity for handing out ... more

952 Collins Ave.
Miami , FL
305-534-2244
Tags: budget | trendy | great location
The New Hotel

A refreshing newcomer to Miami's distinctly excessive city hotel scene, this stylish, yet ... more

7337 Harding Ave.
Miami , FL
305-704-7879
Tags: trendy | great value | eco-friendly | boutique hotel | great location | swimming pool
The Park Central

The 1930s Art Deco heyday of Miami Beach lives on at The Park Central, alavender, blue, and ... more

640 Ocean Dr.
Miami , FL
305-538-1611
Tags: architecture | moderate | historic | great location | swimming pool
The Peabody Orlando

Business travelers to Orlando frequently book into the Peabody for itsproximity to the ... more

9801 International Dr.
Orlando , FL
407-352-4000
Tags: luxury | family | business | resort | expensive
The Pelican

For a true Florida Keys experience, skip the larger hotels and opt for thisprivately owned ... more

99340 Overseas Hwy at MM 99.34
Key Largo , FL
305-451-3576
Tags: budget | boutique hotel
The Pillars at New River Sound

This Small Luxury Hotel of the World, a fusion of British Colonial and island plantation style, ... more

111 N. Birch Rd.
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-467-9639
Tags: luxury | romance | expensive
The Raleigh Miami

An Art Deco icon constructed in 1940, The Raleigh Hotel has been a mainstay of South ... more

1775 Collins Ave.
Miami , FL
305-534-6300 or 800-848-1775
Tags: luxury | trendy | historic | expensive | swimming pool | beachfront | jim's pick
The Ritz-Carlton

Situated at the southern end of Palm Beach, the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton is a sprawling ode to ... more

100 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach , FL
561-533-6000
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | family | expensive | swimming pool
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

For golf aficionados, it's all about the onsite Tiburon Golf Course, perched on the northern ... more

2600 Tiburon Dr.
Naples , FL
239-593-2000
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | expensive
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

One of Orlando’s most upscale resorts attracts honeymooners and expenseaccount executives ... more

4012 Central Florida Pkwy.
Orlando , FL
407-206-2400; 800-576-5760
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | family | business | expensive | swimming pool
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

The pleasure is all yours when you burrow into this grande dame's luxuriousfeather beds covered ... more

1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr.
Sarasota , FL
941-309-2000
Tags: luxury | golf | smart splurge | expensive | hotel restaurant
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The Ritz's 450-room property on the Gulf sands is hands-down the top hotel address in town. ... more

280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.
Naples , FL
239-598-3300
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | family | aquarium | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick
The Sagamore Hotel

Not too flashy yet chic enough to attract the haute crowd, this striking boutique is ideally ... more

1671 Collins Ave.
Miami , FL
877-242-6673 or 305-535-8088
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | trendy | great location
The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Florida

Delray's Seagate Hotel & Spa made a splash when it opened in November 2009, and the Florida ... more

1000 East Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach , Florida
561-665-4800
Tags: luxury | spa | beach | family | moderate | great value | swimming pool | editor pick
The Tarpon Tale

In Old Town Sanibel near the lighthouse, this quaint inn offers efficiencies, deluxe studios, ... more

367 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel , FL
888-345-0939 or 239-472-0939
Tags: moderate | cottages
The Veranda Bed & Breakfast

A popular wedding venue, this 10-room bed-and-breakfast situated in a residential district in ... more

707 E. Washington St.
Orlando , FL
407-849-0321; 800-420-6822
Tags: family | romance | budget | b&b | gardens | swimming pool
Tides South Beach

Recently redesigned by Bravo's Top Design judge Kelly Wearstler, both the roomsand public spaces ... more

1220 Ocean Dr.
Miami , FL
305-604-5070
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | jim's pick | smart luxury winner
Trianon Old Naples

Tree-lined street views surround the Trianon in downtown Naples, a short walk from the Fifth ... more

955 Seventh Ave. South
Naples , FL
239-435-9600
Tags: moderate | great value | great location | swimming pool | editor pick
Tropi Rock Resort

Within walking distance from the beach, this quirky, budget-conscious charmer has a small pool, ... more

2900 Belmar St.
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-565-5790
Tags: budget | tennis | extended stay
Tropical Gardens B&B

A 1937 cottage in West Palm's historic Old Northwood neighborhood was transformed into this ... more

419 32nd St.
Palm Beach , FL
561-841-7210
Tags: budget | b&b | swimming pool
Turtle Beach Resort

The resort's two personalities cater to different travelers: There's the10-room lagoon-front inn ... more

9049 Midnight Pass Rd.
Sarasota , FL
941-349-4554
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | romance
Viceroy Miami at Icon Brickell

The latest Viceroy hotel and condo resort is part of Icon Brickell, a new 10-acre residential ... more

485 Brickell Ave.
Miami , FL
305-503-4400
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | design | trendy | expensive | swimming pool | jim's pick
W Fort Lauderdale

Opened in May 2009 as the Sunshine State's first W (and the brand's first beachfront property), ... more

401 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-414-8200
Tags: luxury | beach | culinary | smart splurge | trendy | expensive
Waldorf-Astoria Orlando

The first extension of the legendary New York City grande dame, the Waldorf Orlando debuted in ... more

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando , FL
407-597-5500
Tags: luxury | golf
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Conveniently located on Disney’s BoardWalk – you can walk to Epcot plus BoardWalk restaurant and ... more

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. ; 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista , FL
407-934-4000; 407-934-3000
Tags: spa | family | moderate | swimming pool | disney
WaterColor Inn & Resort

Set along the Florida Panhandle's Emerald Coast, the WaterColor Inn &Resort includes 500 ... more

34 Goldenrod Circle
Santa Rosa Beach , FL
866-426-2656
Tags: swimming pool
West Wind Inn

On the quieter end of Sanibel, this Inn offers two types of accommodations: studio rooms with ... more

3345 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel , FL
800-824-0476
Tags: family | moderate | beachfront
Westin Beach Resort

Formerly the Sheraton Yankee Trader, a multi-million dollar revamp revived thisarea anchor in ... more

321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale , FL
954-467-1111
Tags: moderate | great value | swimming pool
Wingate by Wyndham-Tampa

The free hot breakfast buffet, local shuttle, and Busch Gardens discounts up the family appeal ... more

3751 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa , FL
813-979-2828
Tags: family | budget
Wright by the Sea

The friendly 29-suite Wright by the Sea proves that you can book an oceanfront location without ... more

1901 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach , FL
561-278-3355
Tags: family | moderate | all-suite | great value

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