Por: Shayne Benowitz
Check into one of these upscale hotels in Miami's Bal Harbour neighborhood.
The village of Bal Harbour is synonymous with luxury shopping thanks to the eponymous Bal Harbour Shops. The exclusive enclave, which extends from 96th Street to the Haulover Inlet at the northernmost tip of Miami Beach, is home to just over 2,500 residents, making it a serene and peaceful seaside getaway. In fact, there are only four hotels to choose from if you decide to stay in Bal Harbour. With each outfitted in the lap of luxury, you really don’t need more options.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Located across the street from Bal Harbour Shops, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is in a class of its own when it comes to luxury accommodations. Situated on nine oceanfront acres, it’s all glittering glamour with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg from the moment you set foot in the lobby. With a silver cloud installation hanging from the ceiling, sculptural mirrored panels along the walls and rock crystal chandeliers, it’s like stepping inside a jewelry box. The fine dining J&G Grill by acclaimed chef Jean Georges Vongerichten is the hotel’s signature restaurant and a neighborhood landmark, while the BH Burger Bar is a more casual, but no less delicious option. The St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge is a sumptuous den awash in black terrazzo, champagne upholstery and mirrored panels with clean Art Deco lines. All rooms boast ocean views with a contemporary, sea-inspired design in a cool palette of white, blue and grey. It’s also home to some of the sweetest (and most spacious) suites on the beach and the Forbes Five-Star Remede Spa.
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and the Haulover Inlet, the views from The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour are so enchanting, you’ll want to stop to drink them all in. At only 124 rooms, the towering and spacious hotel boasts a residential aesthetic with guest rooms starting at 500-square-feet and one bedroom suites starting at over 1,100-square-feet. The lobby, with its signature Bistro Bal Harbour, offers panoramic views of the pool overlooking the aquamarine ocean for a comfortable place to dine and unwind. It’s also home to Exhale Spa, a wellness retreat for the mind and body offering Core Fusion and yoga classes in addition to spa therapies.
Sea View Hotel em Bal Harbour
The Sea View Hotel is a perfect option for those looking for a relaxing and affordable oceanfront hotel in the heart of Bal Harbour. Newly renovated with one- and two-bedroom suites in addition to guest rooms, it feels like a home away from home—that is, if your home has stunning oceanfront views. With a terrace restaurant and pool bar, the hotel’s Emerald Lounge offers nightly entertainment by their resident pianist. Whether perched poolside in a cabana or on the white sands of Miami Beach, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to unwind at Sea View.
Quarzo Bal Harbour
For condo-style accommodations in a boutique resort setting, Quarzo Bal Harbour is an ideal option overlooking the Haulover Inlet. Offering sleek junior, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, all with kitchens and modern furniture, there’s also a swimming pool and zen garden for soaking up the sun. Their concierge can arrange for an en suite massage, private yoga class or personal chef to prepare a meal for you. Otherwise, all of Bal Harbour is at your fingertips.
Spacious suites, five star spas, award-winning restaurants and located next to some of the best shopping in the country, check into one of the above Bal Harbour hotels. Or search for more hotels in Miami.
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