With Valentine’s Day here, you need not travel far to have a romantic night with the one you love (or lust after) - South Beach offers some of the hottest suites in the world. We chose our favorite five to set the mood for, you know, some getting your groove on.
THE HOTEL: DREAM SOUTH BEACH (1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach)
THE SUITE: JUNIOR SUITE
THE SEX APPEAL: Tricked-out lighting and offbeat decor set the tone at this funky addition to the South Beach hotel scene. Although the sitting and sleeping spaces are actually combined, the oversize, plush king bed makes for a fantastic sleep - and should things get hot and heavy on the couch, it’s not far to the bed. If it gets really hot, there’s good news: The Dream has windows that actually open for a delicious breeze. Head upstairs to Highbar for a nightcap on one of their retro wicker lounges before holing up in your suite for the night.
THE PRICE: $995/night
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THE HOTEL: THE SETAI (2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach)
THE SUITE: STUDIO SUITE CITY VIEW
THE SEX APPEAL: Sleek and understated, the Setai practically exudes luxury. The real romantic draw here, though, is the bathroom: The sumptuous, black-and-white granite space has Jack-and-Jill vanities for pre-Valentine’s primping (use the amazing toiletries from Laura Tornatto), a rainfall shower and a huge soaking tub. The kicker? The suite’s tub is actually built into the living room, making for a very easy exit to the bed. If you need a pick-me-up to making the loving last all night long, brew yourself an espresso on your in-room Lavazza.
THE PRICE: $659/night
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THE HOTEL: THE VICEROY (485 Brickwell Ave., Miami)
THE SUITE: ONE BEDROOM SUITE
THE SEX APPEAL: Despite it’s rather corporate, downtown location, the Viceroy has a SoBe vibe thanks to impeccable design by celeb decorator Kelly Wearstler. Plug your iPhone into the dock and throw on some sexy tunes, toss on a sumptuous Sferra robe and get comfortable in the quirky-but-sophisticated suite. The four-poster bed, fully-stocked fridge and kitchenette can make travelers from a world away feel right at home - so things can definitely get freaky fast - and you can have your pancake breakfast the next morning, too.
THE PRICE: $445/night
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THE HOTEL: MARRIOTT DORAL GOLF RESORT AND SPA (4400 NW 87th Ave, Miami)
THE SUITE: SPA MASTER SUITE
THE SEX APPEAL: Great for active couples -- who also like to get pampered -- the Spa Master Suite offers sweeping views of the five lush golf courses. The room provides plenty of space (its almost 1,100 square feet), complete with a full wet bar and icemaker, dual-sink bathroom with Jacuzzi, and a dreamy bed, too. Since you’re stuck on the property - there’s nothing around the hotel - the Marriott provides the perfect place to spend some serious QT with your significant other.
THE PRICE: $453/night
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THE HOTEL: W SOUTH BEACH (2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach)
THE SUITE: SPECTACULAR STUDIO
THE SEX APPEAL: As if the W chain wasn’t sexy enough to begin with, its Miami outpost oozes glamour, with natural design touches and ocean-view terraces in every room. The Spectacular Studio’s unique design manages to feel warm despite its graphic black-and-white color blocking. The Cippolino marble-covered bathroom is incredible, too, with an oversize, glass-door shower that practically invites someone to take a peek (in a good way, of course). Just let the four shower heads do their work and rain all over you.
THE PRICE: $689/night
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Dream South Beach Junior Suite. Photo: Oyster.com