Get closer to the action in trendy Wynwood with The Viceroy, a Midtown treat that offers exceptional design and service, which might just be enough to tempt you away from the beach. The knockout rooms include floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms and gorgeous designer furniture with a Hollywood-Chinoiserie vibe. Common areas take the sense of fun and run with it. The lobby features outsized sculptures and chunks of exotic stone while the 15th floor has a two-acre deck with human-sized chess pieces, an 80-person hot tub and the biggest infinity pool in Florida. Joggers will love the proximity to Bayfront Park and, with a location near the Miami Financial District, the hotel is also well equipped for business travellers, offering meeting rooms and access to a host of technology, including laser printing, dual-line phones and high-speed wireless.
A combination of three, mostly non-residential neighbourhoods, including the newly fashionable Design District, Downtown Miami is still a business centre at heart. There are things to see here and some great restaurants, plus it’s closer to Wynwood than South Beach, but expect to go elsewhere for an after-hours party scene.