A Beachy Vacation: Upscale Hotels in Three Popular Florida Locations

Tropical temperatures all year round are what make the Sunshine State a popular place. Florida is a favorite beach and vacation destination, specifically the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton. Make more of your getaway by treating yourself to a stay in an upscale hotel, that will be the cherry on top of your vacation. Which hotels are top? You’ll find a selection below.


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Embassy Suites Boca Raton

Save a dime and stay at the newly renovated Embassy Suite by by Hilton Boca Raton with rates starting as low as $80 per night, depending on season. The hotel is characterized by light, warm colors and a contemporary interior. Benefit from free parking, complimentary breakfast, and free drinks and snacks in the evening. Rooms feature a small kitchenette, convenient for those looking to cook their own food. Stay in shape by using the gym or relax in the hot tub or outdoor pool. Nearby are the Town Center Mall, as well as Florida Atlantic University Stadium.

Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale

Close to the Fort Lauderdale Beach, Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street is perfect for those seeking a vacation by the ocean. There are many eateries and shopping facilities around the hotel and the Convention Center, as well as Las Olas Boulevard’s historic shopping and cultural arts district. The large outdoor pool comes with waterfalls, and the E Spot Restaurant makes for an upscale dining experience. Don’t forget to start your day right with complimentary breakfast.

Hyatt Regency Fort Lauderdale

If you’re a water fan, the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six is for you. The Aquatic Center is right by the hotel for those wanting to get active on the water. The Hyatt Regency features three pools, as well as a fitness center and tennis courts. Relax in the lounge area or treat yourself at the Spa 66 if you need some peace and quiet. Park your car and benefit from the free beach shuttle, shop at Los Olas, and dive into the hustle and bustle of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The hotel even allows pets. Room rates start at $125.

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Feel fancy and stay at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami - if your wallet allows. This will be the cherry on top of your vacation in Miami. Average prices are $410 but you will be spoiled. Rooms come with a spacious balcony, luxury interior, as well as iPod docks and marble bathrooms, and high-quality bedding for the best night’s sleep. Go for a peaceful walk at David T. Kennedy Park, or head over to the Port of Miami. After a day out, grant yourself a spa treatment, or relax by the Poolside Café. If you’re still feeling active, squeeze in a workout at the fitness center.

Sonesta Coconut Grove

Located right by Biscayne Bay, Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami exudes a luxurious atmosphere and makes for an unforgettable stay. The hotel is only a few minutes away from the Port of Miami, the Business District, or Coral Gables, for instance. Rooms feature light, soothing colors and come with selected toiletries and coffee makers. Take advantage of the in-room dining option, unwind by the pool with views of the bay, and dine at the Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge. You can also work on your fitness on the eighth floor, while being outdoors with stunning views on the skyline.

This piece was written in cooperation with Hipmunk in the course of the #HipmunkBoutiqueHotels Campaign, to bring you the best hotels around the U.S. for any budget.