5 new hotels in Miami to check out this summer

If you plan to stay close to home this summer, good news: many hotels have open since last labor day. While you may have a list of must-see places in the city, there’s something exciting about being able to check into a brand new hotel.

Whether it’s a room in a romantic boutique hotel in South Beach or a modern two-bedroom suite in a Brickell high-rise, finding the destination for your next weekend getaway is got a little easier. (And sending visitors away from your spare room just got easier, too.) Check out and check in to these five new hotels that have opened just in time for your next summer stay.

Yotel Miami is a new, technology-driven downtown Miami hotel located less than a mile from the FTX Arena and Bayside Marketplace. Guests can check in with self-service stations, access their rooms with a mobile app, and receive amenities from robot concierges (yes, really). You have access to two restaurants: Mazeh, a Middle Eastern restaurant on the ground floor that serves delicious tapas, and Float, a poolside restaurant and bar that will open later this year.

Outdoor spaces are decked out in contemporary purples and grays, and the pool deck has plenty of lounge chairs and daybeds, with views of downtown Miami. Inside, each of the 222 rooms has gray hardwood floors, a convertible SmartBed, and a convenient work space. Guest suites range from a modest 220 square feet to a comfortable 430 square feet, with open-concept bathrooms. Yotel Miami is ideal for those looking for a central hotel with easy access to sporting and entertainment events.

If you are looking for a large space to accommodate your family or friends, Atwell Suites Miami Brickell in downtown Brickell offers large one and two bedroom suites ideal for longer stays. Spread over nine floors, the 90 suites come with sofa beds, separate sitting areas, wet bars, and private balconies with great views. There’s also the added benefit of a flexible coworking space in the lobby on the 24th floor.

If you get up early, the hotel offers a free breakfast with hot and cold options. There’s also a lobby bar with ready-made cocktails, as well as small bites, and a 24/7 shop with snacks and toiletries. Atwell Suites also shares some amenities with Hotel Indigo, located on the same property. Guests of Atwell Suites can dine at Hotel Indigo’s terrace restaurant, Mosaico, and use the hotel’s L-shaped pool on the sixth floor, lined with upscale lounge chairs and bistro seating.

With just 63 rooms, Uma House South Beach offers respite from Miami’s big resorts. First impressions matter, and inside the lobby, guests are greeted with stunning marble floors, carved velvet sofas, and photographs of some of the world’s biggest pop stars, like Michael Jackson and Madonna. Each of the rooms includes maple floors, oversized padded headboards, and brown and gray armchairs. Choose from the comfortable 183 square foot Standard King Room or the 538 square foot King Suite, the largest room available.

In Miami fashion, there are several stylish outdoor spaces for relaxing, such as the ground-level courtyard terrace and a sixth-floor rooftop terrace, with a pool next to it. Close to the Miami Beach Convention Center and the shops of Collins Avenue, the hotel is just a 10-minute walk from South Beach, and guests get free lounge chairs and umbrellas.

The AC Hotel Miami Brickell is a contemporary 156-room property located directly across from downtown Brickell. The hotel has soothing, almost minimalist decor, with natural wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an uncluttered workspace. All rooms are equipped with a sitting area by the window, armchairs and banquettes under the flat-screen televisions. For the best views, book the Corner King or Queen Suites, which have additional windows overlooking the downtown cityscape.

The 22-story hotel also has a number of great amenities, starting with the sixth-floor rooftop pool. There’s no shortage of dining and drinking options, either — guests can start the day with a breakfast buffet at AC Kitchen, order small plates at AC Lounge, and enjoy drinks with a view at Rooftop Bar and Lounge. The property also accepts pets and has a charging station for electric vehicles.

Esmé Miami Beach is not your typical South Beach hotel. Forget muted color palettes and coastal decor — instead, the hotel is awash with jewel-toned walls, Spanish tiles, dark wood furniture, and gorgeous gold light fixtures. Located on historic Española Way, the 145-room boutique hotel recently underwent a five-year renovation, unveiling a romantic, bohemian property in late 2021. Each room is outfitted with Italian linens and bespoke furniture. extent, and some rooms have balconies that overlook Española Way.

The unique hotel is spread over eight buildings and offers five different bar and restaurant options. The buildings are connected by paseos or walkways, and guests have access to a rooftop pool deck that features coral-striped cushioned seating, lush plants, and straw-covered lamps. The rooftop terrace is also the location of The Roof, a chic bar where guests can sip cocktails under the stars. Though the hotel feels away from all the action, it’s within walking distance of the Lincoln Road Mall and just a five-minute walk from Ocean Drive.