Miami's Top 10 Hotel Penthouse Suites


Got one night in Miami and thousands of bucks to burn? Spend the night on top of the world in one of Miami's poshest penthouses.

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This penthouse has our toungues Setai-ed.

By Shayne Benowitz |

When a standard room simply won’t do, it’s a good thing that Miami’s already luxurious hotels can accommodate with over the top digs—and price tags to match. Here’s a peek inside Miami’s most sought after suites with room to spare, floor-to-ceiling windows, private rooftop pools, marble bathrooms, and panoramic views stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the downtown skyline. This is our ranking of the most outrageous penthouses in Miami.

1. The Setai (pictured above)

The Setai is perhaps the most expensive hotel in South Beach—period. And the penthouse gives you 10,000 square-feet of zen-luxe accommodations, including a 3,000 square foot ocean front terrace—all for a mere $32,000 a night. The views from the 40th floor are best enjoyed from the private terrace’s infinity pool and Jacuzzi. The four-bedroom, four-bath suite also includes a Steinway piano, a full-service kitchen and amenities like butler service upon request, Frette linens, a rainfall shower, and a Bose surround-sound system. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-520-6000.

2. Shore Club

A favorite amongst A-listers, stay at the Shore Club’s 6,000 square-foot penthouse and channel your inner Derek Jeter, Jay-Z, Floyd Mayweather, or Gisele Bundchen—they’ve all called the triplex home for a night. Shuttle to the top in your private elevator and find a rooftop lap pool with 360-degree panoramic views of the city and the ocean, along with a steam room, sauna, and outdoor shower. It’s an epic party pad with two spiral staircases, stunning white design, and floor-to-ceiling windows. And it can be yours for $15,000 a night. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3100.

3. Mandarin Oriental Miami

Famous for being the only “Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Spa” in Miami, the Mandarin Oriental Miami features two presidential suite options that channel this tranquil-luxe experience. The Oriental Suite on the 20th floor is the largest room in the hotel at 2,365 square-feet. With floor-to-ceiling windows, an oversized master bathroom, and a working fireplace, it’s a cozy retreat with a wraparound balcony and sweeping views of the city and Biscayne Bay. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room that entertains eight, and a piano “christened” by Luciano Pavarotti. For the true spa seeker, reserve the Mandarin Suite on the 19th floor and enjoy a personal therapist on call 24 hours a day for in-room services in your designated relaxation room. The 2,000 square-foot room also boasts an infinity-edge soaking tub and a two-person, glass-enclosed steam shower. A night in either room will run you $6,500. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8288.

4. W South Beach

The W South Beach has a collection of VIP suites, but none is so glamorous as the E-WOW Penthouse. The 2,600 square-foot suite has three bedrooms, all outfitted with king-sized beds and four balconies with unrivaled views of the Atlantic Ocean. The modern-luxe furnishings are complimented with fresh orchids, a Nespresso machine, and a plush robe and slippers. Add to this a rooftop deck with private plunge pool and a grill, and you’ve found your home away from home. E-WOW comes with all the perks of a true VIP, including personalized concierge service, guaranteed entry into W’s nightclub Wall, and a farewell gift on the night of your departure. The E-WOW Penthouse is $4,000 a night. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3000.

5. JW Marriott Marquis

Situated 41 skyscraping stories above downtown Miami with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami River, the JW Marriott Marquis’ Presidential Suite with floor-to-ceiling soundproof windows seems to float above it all. At 2,479 square-feet, the suite includes two bedrooms with Brazilian cherry wood floors, two and a half baths with Italian marble, a living room, dining room, office, and private treadmill room. This modern luxury in the clouds can be yours for $4,000 a night. 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-421-8600.

6. SLS South Beach

You can party like a rock star—or just sleep like one—at the SLS South Beach inside one of Lenny Kravitz’s Kravitz Design Inc. penthouses. Choose from the Villa overlooking the action at Hyde Beach or the Tower on the top floor of the historic tower originally designed by architect L. Murray Dixon in 1939. Each high design penthouse is about 1,500 square-feet with a spacious ocean view balcony. The Tower features a grand living room, dining room, bar, and master suite with sumptuous interiors, like black and white marble, glass mosaic tile, textured leather, and screen-printed wallpaper in pewter and gold. The Villa has a contemporary feel with Cyprus wood paneled walls and stone floors, and a master bath with white Thassos marble walls and glass mosaic floors. If “you’re gonna go [this] way,” pricing starts at $3,500 per night. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-1701.

7. InterContinental Miami

Originally named for President Ronald Reagan and Princess Caroline of Monaco, the InterContinental Miami’s pair of penthouse suites have been given an upgrade thanks to a 30 million dollar hotel renovation and the eye of tennis superstar Venus Williams and her V Starr design firm. Now named the Royal Palm and the Metropolis, each 3,300 square-foot suite offers a master bedroom, living room, dining room, multi-media room, office, and kitchen with gorgeous views of Miami and Biscayne Bay. A favorite hotel of competitors and attendees of the annual Sony Open Tennis tournament, Williams’ aesthetic is the perfect compliment to this classic downtown destination. Both penthouses start at $3,000 per night. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-577-1000.

8. Epic Hotel

This modern monolith at the mouth of the Miami River offers a luxurious 1,100 square-foot Club Level Presidential suite on the 30th floor with VIP perks, like specialized Les Clefs d’Or concierge service, meals prepared five times daily by Area 31 restaurant, and a private balcony with panoramic views of the city. The suite features a separate living and dining room, and a spacious bathroom with Frette plush robes. Now, picture yourself in one lounging on your 30th floor balcony gazing at Biscayne Bay. All this can be yours for $2,500 a night. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-424-5226.

9. Turnberry Isle Miami

For a getaway in Aventura, check into Turnberry Isle Miami’s Grand Presidential Suite in the Jasmine wing overlooking the lush Miller Golf Course. The spacious 4,400 square-foot digs feature rich dark wood furnishings, a master bedroom with a king-size bed, his and her walk-in closets, and a bathroom with an oversized rainfall shower, jet tub, and double vanity—both with flat screen TVs. All the comforts of home, the suite includes a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room that seats six, and a living room with a gas fireplace. French double doors lead to an expansive terrace. Sir Paul McCartney has called the suite home, so we think you’ll be comfortable here too. Rates start at $1,500 per night. 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 305-932-6200.

10. Delano

Delano is considered the original South Beach “scene” hotel. Designed by Philippe Starck to resemble a glamorous stumble down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland, it has an equally stylish penthouse. At 1,660 square-feet, it features a master bedroom, dining room, sitting area, and wet bar. Picture dazzling all-white rooms with Starck-designed custom furniture and the signature bowl of green apples amidst billowing floor-to-ceiling white curtains. The bathrooms feature oversized Italian marble soaking tubs, and there’s also a spacious private balcony for discreet sunbathing and incredible views of the aquamarine sea. Rates are available upon request. 1685 Collins Ave.; Miami Beach; 305-672-2000.

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