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Miami's 5 five-star hotels of 2017, mapped

Which Miami hotels are among the Forbes Travel Guide elite?

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Miami now has five five-star hotels according to the Forbes Travel Guide, which released its annual Global Star Ratings today, honoring the finest hotels, restaurants, and spas in the world in 2017.

They evaluated over 500 criteria with the ratings based on three levels: Five Star, Four Star, and Recommended. Only one hotel earned a premier rating from Fort Lauderdale, with the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale again landing four stars.

  • Ten Miami hotels received four stars: The Betsy South Beach, The Biltmore, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton (4x - Bal Harbour, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and South Beach), Trump International Beach Resort, and Trump National Doral Miami.
  • Three Miami hotels received a recommendation: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, The Miami Beach Edition, and Turnberry Isle Miami.

The Miami Beach Edition is the only new entry on the above list of 13 hotels.

The five-star list remains unchanged from last year except for one new addition in the Faena Hotel Miami Beach.

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1. Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8288
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Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key is Miami's only five-star hotel not located on Collins Avenue. It does have its own private beach backdropped by gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay. It's also the only hotel representing Miami on Forbes' list to have its spa and restaurant (Azul) also receive five stars.
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2. The Setai, Miami Beach

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2001 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 520-6000
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Forbes once boasted about The Setai, Miami Beach for being a "luxury oasis in a sea of crowded, overdesigned South Beach hotels," pointing out its "soothing, understated neutrals in the rooms and lobby."
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3. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

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9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 993-3300
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Since opening in 2012, the swanky St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has remained among the Magic City elite, with Forbes commending the 227-room hotel for its "high level of personalized and considerate service."
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4. Acqualina Resort & Spa

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17875 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
(305) 918-8000
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Forbes applauded the Acqualina Resorts & Spa in Sunny Isles for its "distinct European feel with its Mediterranean villa décor and terraces." One of its top selling points is it's located directly on the beach. Acqualina's spa also received five stars.
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5. Faena Hotel Miami Beach

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3201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 534-8800
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Faena made a first-time appearance on Forbes' five-star list for bringing "back that Old Hollywood glamour with a modern take in an attempt to catalyze a cultural renaissance in Miami."

1. Mandarin Oriental, Miami

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key is Miami's only five-star hotel not located on Collins Avenue. It does have its own private beach backdropped by gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay. It's also the only hotel representing Miami on Forbes' list to have its spa and restaurant (Azul) also receive five stars.
500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

2. The Setai, Miami Beach

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Setai Miami Beach
Forbes once boasted about The Setai, Miami Beach for being a "luxury oasis in a sea of crowded, overdesigned South Beach hotels," pointing out its "soothing, understated neutrals in the rooms and lobby."
2001 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
Since opening in 2012, the swanky St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has remained among the Magic City elite, with Forbes commending the 227-room hotel for its "high level of personalized and considerate service."
9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

4. Acqualina Resort & Spa

17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Acqualina Resort & Spa
Forbes applauded the Acqualina Resorts & Spa in Sunny Isles for its "distinct European feel with its Mediterranean villa décor and terraces." One of its top selling points is it's located directly on the beach. Acqualina's spa also received five stars.
17875 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

5. Faena Hotel Miami Beach

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Faena made a first-time appearance on Forbes' five-star list for bringing "back that Old Hollywood glamour with a modern take in an attempt to catalyze a cultural renaissance in Miami."
3201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140