A Collins Avenue gem with a sleek third-floor pool and easy access to the beachHaving your own private attendant on the sandy beach
Taking in the modern colors and lines of the 10-story glass tower
Dining by the pool at indoor-outdoor DECK Sixteen
What To Know
Floor-to-ceiling windows in guestrooms provide great natural lighting and panoramic views
The reception area and pool are on the third floor
The hotel provides free beach chairs
A modern stay at a perfectly located South Beach hotel, just steps from glittering Ocean Drive
You’ve heard about "Miami Modern," the 1960s architectural genre, but what about Miami modern – as in, the bright, bold aesthetic of the Magic City of the 21st century? Get a glimpse of it at Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, which is defined by fresh contemporary aesthetics. This entire getaway is decked out in sunshine yellows, bright and deep blues, hot pinks and crisp whites, in a sharp 10-story glass tower. With floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms are airy and light-filled; an indoor-outdoor restaurant offers an au-courant spin on mid-century design elements, beside a sleek third-floor pool.
The living here, too, is oh so of-the-moment. You’ll find state-of-the-art LIFE FITNESS cardio machines at the 24-hour gym; a 47-in. flat-screen TV in your room; and, at the above restaurant, local, seasonal tapas with sangria pairings. For getting around town, there are bikes and an executive car service, as well, but we doubt you’ll be going far from here. Even with all of the above, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner shines the brightest for its fabulous address, right on Collins Avenue and just steps from the beach, where you get a personal attendant. Because being in the heart of the action never goes out of style.
Each of 105 modern, bright and airy Hyatt Centric guest rooms is Wi-Fi-equipped and designed with floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathroom stocks luxury bath amenities by BeeKind Buttercup and DryBar hair dryers, to pamper you while you wash off after a day at the beach. You'll have a king bed whichever room you choose, but the upgraded View abode offers a bit more space and sparkling views of the Atlantic.
The hotel’s signature restaurant is DECK Sixteen, which serves three meals a day and comprises an indoor-outdoor space beside the third-floor pool. The inspiration is Mediterranean, with a Spanish focus, and tasty eats by Chef William Milian (previously of Morgans Hotel Group) include seafood salads and chorizo frittatas. Be sure to try one of the sangrias or craft cocktails, whether during the day, at 5-to-8pm happy hour or deep into the night – the bar stays open until 2am.
The hotel embodies fresh, modern SoBe cool, and so does Collins Avenue outside, lined with bars, lounges, restaurants and clubs. Other local destinations to visit include the Bass Museum of Art and the always-busy Lincoln Road Mall – and don’t forget the sands of the neighborhood’s namesake shores (not that you would, when the hotel saved you a chaise lounge, towel and umbrella). To switch it up, explore the street art of Wynwood, taste your way through Little Havana’s Cuban eateries, or head out to Brickell, the resident financial district by day, and a sizzling nightlife hub by evening.