Where To Stay

Where do the super rich vacation in Miami? One of these penthouse suites, probably.

Faena's penthouse suite design as about as extra as it gets.
Faena's penthouse suite design as about as extra as it gets.

When a standard room simply won’t cut it, Miami’s already luxurious hotels come through with over the top digs—and price tags to match, of course. Here’s a peek inside Miami’s most sought after suites. We’re talking penthouses with floor-to-ceiling windows, rooftop pools, marble bathrooms and panoramic views stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the downtown skyline.

6. W South Beach

E-WOW PH – Rooftop
E-WOW, those are some gorgeous views!

The W South Beach has a collection of VIP suites, but none is as glamorous as the E-WOW Penthouse. The 2,200 square-foot, two-story, three-bedroom suite is outfitted with king-sized beds and four balconies with unrivaled views of the Atlantic Ocean. The modern-luxe furnishings are complimented with fresh orchids, a Nespresso machine and smart technology throughout. Add to this a rooftop deck with private plunge pool, outdoor shower and grill, and you’ve found your home away from home. E-WOW comes with all the perks of a true VIP, including personalized concierge service, guaranteed entry into W’s nightclub Wall, access to the Bass Museum across the street and a farewell gift on the night of your departure.

Rates from $12,000 per night.

2201 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-938-3000; wsouthbeach.com.

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

9. Fisher Island Club Hotel

A peacock flaunts its feathers on Fisher Island at Rosemary's Cottage.

Forget 90210. This year, Bloomberg ranked Fisher Island’s exclusive 33109 zip code as the wealthiest in America with the average island resident income a cool $2.5 million. For a whiff of this rarefied air, check into Fisher Island Hotel’s 2,000 square-foot, three bedroom Rosemary’s Cottage. Named for Rosemary Vanderbilt, the cottage oozes 1920s charm with limestone floors, French patterns, a European kitchen and private walled courtyard with a jacuzzi.

Rates from $5,000.

One Fisher Island Dr., Fisher Island; 305-535-6000; https://www.fisherislandclub.com

One Fisher Island Dr., Fisher Island

12. EAST, Miami

Panoramic views come with the territory in the EAST Suite. michael weber

Perched on the top floor of the towering East, Miami hotel in Brickell, the EAST Suite boasts panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of Biscayne Bay and the downtown skyline. The 1,600 square-foot suite features a bedroom, living area, wet bar, three balconies and one and a half baths outfitted in sleek, modern furnishings. The bathroom features a soaking tub and rainfall shower.

From $2,999 per night.

788 Brickell Plaza, Brickell; 305-712-7000; east-miami.com.

788 Brickell Plaza, Brickell

15. The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour

Perfect views for a soak in the tub at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour's penthouse suite.

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour’s Presidential Suite occupies the 18th floor with panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Haulover Inlet where boats enter and exit the picturesque harbor. At 2,800 square-feet, the suite boasts a full gourmet kitchen, dining room and a six-person theater with a 62-inch plasma screen. You can also take your pick from four spacious terraces to soak in the privileged views. The bathroom is a haven of its own with an en suite sauna, soaking tub and rainfall shower with massage jets.  And for something a little extra, there’s also a Grand Piano in the living room.

From $1,975 per night.

10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-455-5400; ritzcarlton.com/bal-harbour.

10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour