Collins Avenue (A1A) is the main oceanfront street that runs along the coast of Miami Beach through a number of unique seaside communities. Each of these towns has its own personality from glamorous to casual, so here are some pointers for finding the right hotel for your Florida Vacation…
The most popular part of town is South Beach, the Art Deco District from 1st to 23rd Streets on Collins Avenue. Hotels from 1st to 15th Streets are budget-friendly and are located one street west of the beach. Beginning at 16th Street, properties with an odd number address are the oceanfront hotels.
Located in the center of the tourist district, these hotels are just steps away from great shopping, top nightspots and many cafes & bars. Adding to the value of a central South Beach vacation, guests do not need to rent a car nor rely on taxis to access all of the fun!
Our Editor’s favorite South Beach Hotels are just off the beach from 1st to 15th Streets:
The Hotel of South Beach – 800 Collins Avenue
Dream Hotel – 1111 Collins Avenue
Lords Hotel – 1120 Collins Avenue
Kent Hotel – 1131 Collins Avenue
Crowne Plaza Z Ocean Hotel – 1437 Collins Avenue
Larger South Beach oceanfront properties from 16th to 23rd Street we think you will like:
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – 1601 Collins Avenue
Ritz Carlton South Beach – 1 Lincoln Road at Collins Avenue
Sagamore Hotel – 1671 Collins Avenue
National Hotel – 1677 Collins Avenue
Delano Hotel – 1685 Collins Avenue
SLS South Beach Hotel – 1701 Collins Avenue
Surfcomber Hotel – 1717 Collins Avenue
Raleigh Hotel – 1775 Collins Avenue
Shelborne South Beach – 1801 Collins Avenue
Shore Club – 1901 Collins Avenue
Setai Hotel – 2001 Collins Avenue
W Hotel South Beach – 2201 Collins Avenue
Perry South Beach Hotel – 2377 Collins Avenue
Just north of South Beach, Mid-Beach traverses 24th to 44rd Streets. Home to many family-friendly resort hotels, these quieter accommodations may require a quick taxi to access the best South Beach Restaurants and Bars.
Some of the top selections just north of the scene from 24th to 43rd Streets:
Palms Hotel & Spa – 3025 Collins Avenue
Hotel Riu South Beach – 3101 Collins Avenue
Claridge Hotel – 3500 Collins Avenue
Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront – 3925 Collins Avenue
Circa 39 Hotel – 3900 Collins Avenue
Churchill Suites Crown Miami Beach – 4041 Collins Avenue
Soho Beach House – 4385 Collins Avenue
At 44 Street, Collins Avenue takes a sharp turn and traffic picks up speed past the grand beachfront resorts that make up Miami Beach running north through 63 Street. From 64 Street to 79 Street’s North Shore Open Space Park, North Beach is home to smaller beachfront properties and residential condos.
Full service seaside resorts along Miami Beach are great for families. Most include restaurants, bars, spas and beach clubs within the hotel grounds:
Fontainebleau Resort & Spa – 4441 Collins Avenue
Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel – 4525 Collins Avenue
Grand Beach Hotel – 4835 Collins Avenue
Alexander Oceanfront Resort – 5225 Collins Avenue
Canyon Ranch – 6801 Collins Avenue
Further north on Collins Avenue are the towns of Surfside and Bal Harbour.