There are certain places—show-stopping hotels, award-winning restaurants, local dive bars, or incomparable vintage shops—that are worth planning your whole trip around. The Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami, Florida, is one of those places.
The Cadillac Hotel is everything everyone loves about Miami—and everything that those who have never been hope to find. There’s the beach, and its beautiful beachgoers. The glamorous Art Deco architecture that’s omnipresent throughout South Beach, but especially alive here, beginning with the neon sign that greets guests at the front door. Plus, the dance clubs, diners, and shops that are easily walking-distance away.
If you’re craving a trip to the Mediterranean without the ten-hour-plus plane ride, there are few better places on American soil to spend a weekend. When it comes to Miami, “luxury” is a very fitting word—not only because of the many high-end restaurants, nightclubs, and shops where you can spend your money, but because there are few places where lazy beach days fade into boozy dinners or wild nights out so seamlessly. Or, you can stay in and watch Netflix. Miami is the choose your own adventure of beach vacations, and it will always deliver.
Why it’s worth the trip:
You won’t be bored at the Cadillac. When you need a change of scenery, move from the lounge chairs on the beach to one of the two pools on the property (one for families, one for adults only). Or, have a drink at either the lobby or outdoor bar, or try your hand at one of the hotel’s dozens of upscale activities (poolside yoga and cocktail mixing courses, for starters). There are also two full-scale restaurants to choose from, one of which includes a raw seafood bar; pop by for a bite and pick from whatever fresh, local catches are available that day. And for those really looking to do it up, one of the hotel’s Signature Experiences—including yacht rentals and seaplane tours—are available for your enjoyment.
The opportunities for luxuriating are essentially endless—and of course, the hotel’s extensive selection of rosé—one of the largest in all of Miami Beach—certainly doesn’t hurt to check out while you’re there.
You’ll like it here if:
You love to feel like you’re the center of the universe. All beachfront views and world-class service in the middle of Miami Beach, the Cadillac is ideal for those who plan on being out in the sun all day and out on the town all night.
Starting at $249/night for the King Guest Room.
A mix of families, groups, and couples. Plus, anyone who is ocean-obsessed. Not only is the Cadillac steps from the sand, but all rooms have either views of the Atlantic or Miami’s bustling cityscape, which means you’ll never lose that vacation feeling.
How to prepare:
Swimsuit and flip flops for day, cocktail dresses and linen pants for night. Don’t overthink it.
The Cadillac knows why you’ve come. Take advantage of all that they provide for a day at the beach, including full towel service, enormous, members-only beach umbrellas, snorkeling equipment, and more.
While you’re in the area:
Miami may be known for its beaches and parties, but there’s an artistic side to the city that often goes unexplored when Art Basel isn’t in town. When you need a break from the sun, head across the bridge to one of the many restaurants and galleries in Wynwood, Miami’s Art District, or to the city’s Design District a few minutes further north. The world-class Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is also well worth adding to the itinerary.