If you want to avoid the hullabaloo of South Beach but still enjoy a prime Miami waterfront location and a luxury vibe, consider the Bal Harbour Quarzo, which opened earlier this month. Set in the chic Bal Harbour community 20 minutes north of SoBe, the new boutique hotels 29 studios, one- and two-bedroom suites outfitted in white with pale blue and beige accents feature balconies, 37-inch flat-screens, and free Wi-Fi. Expect open living and dining areas, as well as full kitchens. Dont feel like cooking? Make use of the private chef service to whip up a tasty meal without lifting a finger. Also on offer: a Zen meditation garden (pictured above), solarium, and outdoor pool. The beach is a short walk away.
From May 1 to September 30, Bal Harbour Quarzo will offer a fourth night free when booking three nights at full price; rates start at $194.25 with the discount applied. www.quarzomiamihotel.com