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*ROUND-UP: Hotel Destinations for a Staycation or Vacation

*ROUND-UP: Hotel Destinations for a Staycation or Vacation

Poolside at the Kimpton Goodland in Fort Lauderdale
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When you live where others vacation, it’s easy to escape the hustle and bustle of life with a quick getaway. During Miami Hotel Months, some of the finest hotels in Miami-Dade County are offering luxe packages, exciting addons, BOGO deals and more for their customers. More than 70 hotels are participating this year, allowing you to enjoy the highlife in your own backyard. Couple your stay with amazing Miami Spice deals, and you’re set for the weekend. Are you ready to check in?


There’s a revival at the new Kimpton Goodland, with midcentury modern details over a contemporary design canvas. Programming includes yoga, nightly social hour at the property’s poolside Good Bar, a pet-friendly policy, and a tasty menu at  Botanic at the Goodland restaurant.

Botanic at the Goodland
Botanic at the Goodland

WORTH MENTIONING: Each room has a Smeg mini fridge, as well as wallpaper inspired by Mizner’s monkey. Executive Chef Tim Duque recently took over the helm at Botanic, where he is whipping up American regional dishes with a nod to South Florida cuisine.

▶ LIVE YOUR BOTANIC LIFE: Receive $50 dining credit per night at Botanic, giving you the opportunity to explore Chef Duque’s creations.
▶ EAT, SLEEP & REPEAT: Enjoy free breakfast on the pool deck (or inside at Botanic) for two days as well as two welcome mojito drinks.
▶ VALET, STAY & SEA: The hotel is offering free valet parking for one vehicle each night of your stay, plus a surprise welcome amenity.

2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.908.7301

The Diplomat in Hollywood
The Diplomat in Hollywood


Hollywood’s iconic oceanfront destination, The Diplomat Beach Resort boasts 1,000 guest rooms and suites, two sun-drenched pools, 26 poolside cabanas, two fitness centers, and a range of family-friendly beach amenities.

3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood; 954.602.6000;

The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach is one of more than 70 hotels participating in Miami Hotel Months
The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach is one of more than 70 hotels participating in Miami Hotel Months

Whether you are seeking oceanside sanctuary, a place under the radar, or bedecked in glamour, one of these nearby getaways has you covered.

Located on the exclusive “Millionaire’s Mile”—known for its oceanfront mansions and sprawling yachts—Hillsboro Beach Resort is an all-new luxury beachfront oasis. The resort boasts 99 well-appointed guest rooms, breathtaking views and in-demand amenities.

Known For: Luxurious oceanfront rooms and internationally inspired cuisine at Roí.

Worth Mentioning: At Hillsboro Beach Resort, you can do a lot…or nothing at all. With a serene private beach and refreshing ocean-view pool, guests can feel cool, calm and at ease throughout their stay. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy complimentary paddleboards and kayaks on the Intracoastal or head out on one of the resort’s beach cruiser bicycles to explore the surrounding areas.

Food & Libations: The internationally inspired cuisine at Roí features local flair, with specialties like white water clams with Florida orange slices soaked in a crème fraîche and Funky Buddha beer broth, and beef tenderloin over a bed of duck fat potatoes and roasted cipollini onions, topped with chimichurri.

1159 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach;; @hillsborobeachresort

The newly renovated Lord Balfour marries art deco with Latin flair
The newly renovated Lord Balfour marries art deco with Latin flair

Once known as the Lord Balfour, the Balfour Hotel in the SoFi neighborhood has been reimagined with a $4 million renovation, adding a second tower to the property. For those who want to relax away from the hubbub of South Beach, this is the place to unwind.

Known For: Its marriage of art deco and Latin design sense, from the terrazzo flooring to nods to gaucho culture in the suites.

Worth Mentioning: Guests can kick back in the peaceful courtyard shaded by banana trees, take a dip in the plunge pool or sunbathe on the sun deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Food & Libations: After a soft opening, the hotel’s Mehzcla Restaurant celebrates its grand opening in December. Sip on a pisco sour in the lobby or people watch while dining on the terrace.

350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.538.1055;; @balfourhotel

Meet Dalia at the Gabriel South Beach
Meet Dalia at the Gabriel South Beach

The Gabriel South Beach is bringing back the glamour of 1930s Miami Beach with its modern-meets-Florida aesthetic and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can cool off in one of two swimming pools on the property, or lounge inside at Meet Dalia and the soon-to-open Meet Mia.

Known For: An Instagram-worthy glass-bottom pool and 30-foot-tall mural by Mr. Brainwash.

Worth Mentioning: The sister property to The Gabriel in Downtown Miami, the hotel is former baseball player Alex Rodriguez’s first hotel investment on the strip. Comprised of three buildings, travelers are greeted with classic art deco design and architecture synonymous with Miami Beach.

Food & Libations: Offerings at Meet Dalia include Fattouch with pomegranate vinaigrette, a slew of vegetarian/gluten-free options, ground lamb dumplings, and a dessert menu featuring modern spins of classics like the coconut galaktoboureko and chocolate baklava.

640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.685.2000;; @thegabrielsouthbeach