Top 10: The Best Miami Hotels With Spas

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Miami, FL // Photo by Mindy_Nicole_Photography/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

by Shayne Benowitz, The Telegraph, April 13, 2017

An insider's guide to the best Miami hotels with spas, featuring the top places to stay for relaxing massages, beauty treatments, hydrotherapy pools, Turkish hammams, Finnish saunas and mud pools, in locations including Downtown, Miami Beach and South Beach.

EPIC Miami Miami, Florida, United States

9Telegraph expert rating

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A glittering 54-storey tower in downtown Miami with sweeping views of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, the EPIC hotel is a luxurious destination featuring London transplant Zuma for fine Japanese dining. Guest rooms are modern and spacious with glass balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. The 16th-floor pool deck is chock-full of amenities, with two angular infinity pools and the acclaimed Exhale Spa with results-oriented treatments and Core Fusion and yoga classes. Read expert review. From £284per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Faena Hotel Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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Faena tapped filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his Academy Award-winning designer wife Catherine Martin as creative consultants on this luxury hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The result is a theatrical fantasia in red, gold and tiger print, dusted with mind-bending contemporary art. The hotel features the dreamy Tierra Santa Healing House spa, which contains one of the largest hammams on the east coast, and offers a wide range of shaman-developed treatments, body rituals, massages and therapies. Read expert review. From £448per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort Miami, Florida, United States

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A sprawling five-star luxury resort in posh Bal Harbour, the 227-room St Regis Bal Harbour offers unparalleled service and amenities. Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is at the helm of the acclaimed J & G Grill. The award-winning Remède Spa is a retreat for the most discerning traveller, featuring sauna, steam room, Vichy shower, hot tub, couples room, a body treatment room, and a menu of massages, manicures and pedicures. Read expert review. From £445per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach Miami, Florida, United States

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A seaside retreat in Sunny Isles Beach, the five-star Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is all luxury. It’s home to one of the city’s finest spas, which specialises in “spa journeys” that go beyond simple treatments. These can last up to four hours, and include foot rituals, body exfoliation, body wraps, massages and facials. Massages with volcanic stones, salt and oil scrubs and deep tissue therapies are also on the menu. Amenities include a sauna, steam room, several pools, an ice fountain, an 'experience shower', and a Himalayan salt wall (it fills the air with detoxifying negative ions). Read expert review. From £401per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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The Miami Beach EDITION Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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A collaboration between American hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International, The Miami Beach EDITION occupies a restored mid-century grand dame on the Atlantic Ocean with food and drink by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and nightlife offerings that include an ice skating rink and bowling alley. The hotel's ambient spa is supremely relaxing, thanks to billowing gauze curtains and candle lighting. It offers a menu of 'quick fix' treatments for combating stress, including power naps aided by biotic wave simulation to aromatherapy inhalation. Guests can avail themselves of the usual range of massages and therapies as well. Read expert review. From £374per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com

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Carillon Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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The Carillon exudes classical luxury blended with organic elements like limestone, driftwood and geodes. The elevated port cochere leads to a grand lobby glistening in mosaic tile and polished wood, with original terrazzo floors, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. A wellness concierge, stationed in the lobby, exists to arrange spa, fitness and wellness programming before you arrive. The spa itself is the largest in South Florida and, unusually, hosts a medical wellness programme combining eastern and western practices for holisitic health, led by Dr. Karen Koffler and her team of 15 medical professionals. Read expert review. From £346per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Mandarin Oriental, Miami Miami, Florida, United States

9Telegraph expert rating

A famed five-star resort with a world-class spa and high-end Peruvian restaurant. Offering stunning views of Biscayne Bay, its lobby bar and outdoor dining venue cater to a buzzing after-work crowd. With both a stylish pool and manmade beach, soak up the sun here sans the South Beach scene. The award-winning 15,000 square-foot spa and fitness centre has a focus on holistic wellness, offering fully customisable packages. Uniquely, it offers massages specially tailored to men, as well as the standard range of massages, treatments and therapies. Read expert review. From £325per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida, United States

8Telegraph expert rating

Indulgent and luxurious, the Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau is one of the best in the city. Standout amenities encompass mineral pools, massage-jet showers, eucalyptus steam baths, while a range of treatments, designed to combat stress, include a full body renewal programme. Rather intriguingly, this features a treatment called Make Me Skinny, where a custom vacuum 'wand' is applied to the body, energising blood flow and loosening water retention to give a feeling of muscle tone. Read expert review. From £292per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Soho Beach House Miami Beach, Florida, United States

8Telegraph expert rating

The famed London private members’ club’s Miami Beach outpost is found just north of South Beach in lush oceanfront digs. A magnet for celebrities and in-the-know Miami members, the property boasts two pools and the Cowshed spa, the latter of which offers massages, facials, waxing and body therapies. There's also a Blow Dry Bar, where guests can head to for the finest in hair styling services. Read expert review From £192per night

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The Standard Spa, Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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The ultimate in Miami Beach cool, The Standard Spa hotel boasts one of the hottest poolside scenes in town, along with inspired fitness and wellness programming in its popular spa. This haven of tranquility also features a Turkish hammam, do-it-yourself hydrotherapy treatments, saunas, yoga rooms and a series of outdoor mud baths. The views are picturesque with a labyrinthine garden leading to the dockside pool and Lido Restaurant & Grill. Read expert review. From £235per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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