The Raleigh Hotel

Miami is a beautiful place, full of beautiful people and beautiful hotels. When you're surrounded by all that, it's easy to get desensitized, and yet one hotel has managed to stand out amongst the rest.

In all its Art Deco glory, The Raleigh has been an icon on the Miami shoreline since 1940. Designed by acclaimed architect L. Murray Dixon, the hotel features 105 rooms, sweeping views of the ocean and pool, and an old-school style of glam that just can't be faked. It's here that locals swarm for a little glitz, celebrities frequent for a little anonymity, and everyone else blends together in an air of sophisticated cool. 

A stay here calls for lounging by the pool, perhaps on one of the luxe daybeds with a cocktail in hand. You can also claim a chair on the beach and enjoy the soft Miami sand on the soles of your feet, should you wish. Dinner allows for a little dress-up, as Executive Chef Josh Elliott recently refreshed The Restaurant at The Raleigh's menu with extravagance. Post-bite, the Martini Bar offers respite from the hectic pace of South Beach, serving cocktails created by modern mixologists. Ranked as one of the top ten hotel bars in the world by Details magazine, you know it's got to be good.

Rooms boast luxuries like vintage furniture, quality linens, and high-end spa products, with in-room stereos and mini bars available upon request. Options range from the Superior Double room at 265 square feet to The Raleigh Suite at 1,000 square feet. Our personal pick is the Art Deco Suite, a cozy 580-square-foot space with a king bed in the master, full daybed in the living room, and even a rain shower for two. If you ask us, though, you can't go wrong with really any of them — The Raleigh is just that good. 

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