Florida is known for its stunning coastline and its numerous beaches. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and has a diverse society with a rich Latin American influence, especially in Miami. The amazing year-round weather keeps visitors coming back, as do the many luxurious boutique hotels in the state.
The Best Boutique in Florida
The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn is a luxurious boutique hotel in Winter Park, Florida, conveniently located next to Rollins College and the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. This boutique experience treats guests to an elevated, heated pool, a relaxing conservatory, a 24/7 fitness center, and a tranquil garden.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and guests have access to a dry cleaning service and a concierge offering personalized service. The hotel bar is a great place to unwind with a perfectly crafted drink.
Each elegant room and suite at the Alfond Inn includes a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, a personal safe, a hair dryer, and plush bath robes and slippers. Some suites offer an in-room wine by the glass service.
Known as one of the most stylish hotels in the area, the Alfond features exclusive art pieces in every space.
Almond Tree Inn
The Almond Tree Inn can be found in Key West, Florida, right next to Duval Street and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. It is an exclusive and sophisticated boutique hotel experience.
Featuring a tropical garden, a heated swimming pool, a peaceful waterfall, and a spa, the Almond Tree Inn treats its guests to the ultimate relaxing stay. Each room includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a safe, an iPod clock radio, premium bedding, plush bathrobes, a fridge, Keurig coffee service, and luxurious bath products from William Roam.
A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily and can be enjoyed on the sun deck. The spa includes a heated whirlpool for extra pampering sessions. A free Happy Hour gathering also happens every evening, with guests treated to wine and snacks. A Tesla charging station is available off-site.
The Brazilian Court
The Brazilian Court is an elegant boutique hotel in Florida’s Palm Beach. With a design inspired by 1920s glamor, the Brazilian Court can be found in a historic location next to the Everglades Golf Course.
It has plenty of luxurious details, from the Spanish colonial architecture to the impressive romantic courtyards, and especially the on-site Café Boulud, helmed by Daniel Boulud. Boutique amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, a private beach, a 24-hour fitness center, Linus bicycles, and a game room, among many others.
The Brazilian Court Salon is available on the premises and delivers a number of wellness treatments. There is also an art gallery, 24-hour concierge service, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Rooms and suites are decorated and appointed residential-style for extra comfort and convenience. Premium accents like handcrafted crown molding, mahogany millwork, and rich imported fabrics are also included.
The Chesterfield is a boutique jewel in Palm Beach, housed in a building dating back to the 1920s and featuring plenty of timeless elegance. British design and Southern charm mix at the Chesterfield, and guests can indulge in a stay full of luxuries.
The on-site Leopard Lounge offers creative cocktails, live music, and decadent cuisine. It also serves traditional afternoon tea for guests seeking to pamper themselves before dinner.
The Chesterfield is only steps away from the beach and the shop-filled Worth Avenue. The courtyard and swimming pool are perfect places to relax. A Rolls Royce car is available for guests looking to travel within the local area. Complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking are provided.
The stylish rooms at the Chesterfield include premium bath products, cozy bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, rich fabrics, and refined furnishings. Evening turndown service is available.
Located in the oldest city in the United States, St Augustine, the Collector Inn can be found on the border of Old Town. It is next to some of the main attractions in the city, including the Castillo de San Marcos Fort, Flagler Coller, and the Lightner Museum.
The Inn is formed of 9 buildings dating back to the 18th century surrounding a serene courtyard. A peaceful location full of history and ambiance that provides an unforgettable stay to guests.
The beautifully-appointed rooms at the Collector include original details like coquina walls, refurbished hardwood floors, and fireplaces. Each room has a Nespresso coffee maker, a rainwater showerhead, plush bathrobes, a ceiling fan, an Amazon Echo Dot device with Alexa features, a flat-screen HDTV, and an electronic safe. Suites add a separate living room and shared veranda.
The Gardens Hotel
Located in Florida’s Key West, the Gardens Hotel is one of the prettiest boutique hotel experiences in the state. The main building of the hotel dates back to the 1800s when it was known as the Gardens Mansion.
The location continues to have plenty of classic charm, combined with all the modern comforts of a boutique hotel. There are 2 heated pools, along with a poolside bar, as well as a wine gallery and a business center.
Guests can walk through the beautiful tropical gardens to discover their many treasures, including an aviary, fountains, and a peaceful pond. Massage service can be booked on the grounds or in-room.
Each luxurious room features a Hemingway bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a marble bathroom with natural bath amenities, a flat-screen HDTV, a Keurig coffee maker, and a gilded beveled mirror. Some rooms include a jacuzzi.
Hotel Beaux Arts
The upscale Hotel Beaux Arts towers over downtown Miami and offers guests a curated, one-of-a-kind boutique experience. With amazing views overlooking Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Miami River, each guest will get to feel immersed in the Miami atmosphere.
The 19th-floor stainless-steel sky pool offers guests the chance to relax in the sun while enjoying a cocktail poolside. The Enliven Spa and Salon offers guests numerous wellness and beauty treatments.
Hotel Beaux Arts also includes a basketball court that meets NBA standards, along with a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment. Rooms include Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, Italian marble and crafted millwork accents in the bathroom, faucets that light up and work through touch control, and a mirror with embedded TV.
The artistic influence can be felt in every corner of the hotel, making it an even more sophisticated choice.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
The luxurious Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is the only private island resort in the country. This is a location for those looking to treat themselves to full intimacy. The resort is only accessible by seaplane or boat and can be found in Little Torch Key, in the lower Florida Keys.
Guests are welcomed on arrival with cocktails at the on-shore reception and lounge, then guided to the resort. Little Palm is designed with a British West Indies sensibility and many pampering comforts to enjoy during a stay.
Resort amenities include a crystal clear pool with a poolside bar, a private beach, and a great room perfect for lounging that is also the location of the only TV on Little Palm. Rooms and suites are found in private bungalows with thatched roofs, vaulted ceilings, and secluded outdoor showers.
The Marquesa Hotel is a stylish boutique located conveniently located in the heart of Old Town Key West. The compound includes 2 locations that face each other. Across the resort, there are 3 pools and beautiful gardens perfect for lounging or for taking a peaceful walk.
The timeless elegance at the Marquesa is present in every detail. Guests will be treated to the delicious meals available at the top-rated on-site Café Marquesa. Each room at the Marquesa includes a modern bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV, make-up mirror, a minifridge, and a safe.
Premium rooms add a writing desk, a flat-screen TV, an outdoor dining table, and poolside views. In addition, the Premier Suite includes a separate living area, a sofa that turns into a queen bed for additional guests, and a wet bar.
The Pearl Hotel
The Pearl Hotel is a luxurious boutique experience in the charming location of South Walton, on Rosemary Beach. This sophisticated hotel features timeless, refined design that includes turrets, a clock tower, stylish black-and-white awnings with retro flair, and vast terraces.
Each room and suite at the hotel includes coastal décor, a Keurig coffee maker, designer bath amenities from Lather, and a rainfall showerhead. Guests can also use an iPad with smart features that facilitate room service, concierge service, and various room functions like air conditioning or lighting.
There is also an Apple TV available in every room, as well as a fridge with complimentary Nordaq water, sodas, and healthy juices. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is provided, along with valet parking and sparkling wine at check-in.
Guests can enjoy the hotel pool and also the services of Spa Pearl, which also provides wellness treatments poolside.
The Seagate Hotel
The Seagate has been part of Delray Beach history since the 1950s. This charming location is a favorite, with people from the area and international visitors alike. The Seagate provides an exclusive beachside boutique experience that is full of luxurious amenities while offering a relaxed atmosphere.
The amazing on-site restaurant offers New American cuisine with an emphasis on local organic ingredients and beautiful seafood. Diners can enjoy high-class meals across 4 casual settings.
Each room at the Seagate has a large flat-screen TV, a minibar and microwave, a Keurig coffee maker, a walk-in shower, and spa robes and slippers. Some rooms have private balconies to better enjoy the premium views.
Bath amenities in every room are provided by Malin + Goetz. Each room at the Seagate is created with relaxation and opulence in mind.
Overlooking Santa Rosa Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, the WaterColor Inn can be found within a warm, family-friendly community that sprawls over 500 acres. Full of Southern hospitality and charm, the Inn has recently undergone an extensive renovation that added 7 family suites to the roster and plenty more boutique amenities in a homey atmosphere.
The on-site restaurants feature Gulf views and meals made from organic ingredients, usually locally sourced.
Guests have access to a private beach to luxuriate in this opulent escape. Most of the rooms at the WaterColor Inn have incredible views over the Gulf of Mexico and either a balcony or a patio with Adirondack chairs.
Each accommodation on the first floor has private access to an outdoor shower with a cabana-style aesthetic. Every room is designed with the surroundings in mind and includes coastal beach color palettes and spa-style bath amenities. Contemporary sophistication and a casual beach vibe seamlessly blend at this location.
Florida caters to all types of visitors. From amusement park lovers who can spend days at the Walt Disney World Resort to sportfishing fans who can stay on Islamorada in the Keys, there is something for everyone.
The vibrant nightlife and the amazing multicultural gastronomy are just some of the many other bonuses travelers get when visiting Florida.
Amar was born and raised in England and embarked on an 11-country round-the-world gap year after graduation and then became well and truly hooked. The first gap year inspired a second, which ended up being a 23-country down-the-world trip from Canada to Antarctica. Since then, Amar has spent the last 14 years traveling the 7 continents.