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    Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL
    10.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This spa resort doesn't take any of its five stars for granted, particularly when it comes to delivering first-rate customer service. Guests can't help but keep the compliments coming: Travelers say the resort staff takes extra care to personalize each experience. However, one problem you might face is exclusivity. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach only has 98 guest rooms and suites, so be sure to book early for an upcoming trip to Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The rooms come with flat-screen TVs and private balconies, as well as double sinks and glass-enclosed showers. Meanwhile, the property also features two in-house eateries, a grab-and-go market, four pools, a spa and beach amenities. What's more, the hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. You'll find Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach about 10 miles north of Miami Beach.
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    Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
    Orlando, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The first Four Seasons property to open at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, this resort – which sits about 5 miles southeast of the Magic Kingdom – aims to fill the park's luxury lodging void. And judging by its amenities, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando appears to be succeeding. With its own 18-hole golf course, 13,000-square-foot spa and rooftop steakhouse, the property is well-suited for travelers who want easy access to the theme parks without the over-the-top kitsch associated with Disney-owned properties. That's not to say that the resort doesn't cater to little ones: The property also boasts two 242-foot-long waterslides, a lazy river with two spray cannons, a 7,590-square-foot family pool and the complimentary Kids For All Seasons kids camp. Plus, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers its own Disney character breakfasts, complimentary park shuttle service and a Disney Planning Center – a separate concierge desk designed for mapping out your park itinerary and purchasing tickets. Aside from its amenities, this Four Seasons excels in its accommodations, according to recent guests. Rooms are outfitted with marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, contemporary decor and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Past travelers also appreciated the customer service team here but were not as pleased with the pricey nightly rates.
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    The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
    Bal Harbour, FL
    6.5 miles to city center
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Although it only opened its doors in 2012, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has made a lasting impression on Miami Beach, Florida, visitors. Travelers describe their experiences here as phenomenal, primarily due to the property's attentive staff and prime location. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from its seat in Bal Harbour (about 10 miles north of South Beach), this member of the St. Regis Hotels family provides a less frenzied setting much appreciated by couples and travelers with children. Guest rooms are spacious (albeit pricey thanks to the $45 daily resort fee) and feature neutral hues and private furnished balconies, as well as high-tech amenities like flat-screen TVs with DVD players and tablets for controlling lights, blinds and thermostats. When you're not bedding down, you can pass the time at one of two outdoor pools, the 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa or the adjacent 1,000-foot-long beach. The resort also features three on-site restaurants, including one with a wine vault. And because The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    The Breakers Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    1.8 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers and critics alike gush over this Italian Renaissance-style resort. High on their list of perks are the gorgeous grounds, which feature two golf courses, four pools, a private beach and 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. And the genial front desk staff will probably recommend you spend a day in the relaxing spa. As for lodging, the guest rooms come with custom furnishings and high-end linens, as well as flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi access. Yet not all previous travelers were impressed, noting that the resort's rooms are small and pricey. However, many recent guests raved about the on-site restaurants, recommending The Beach Club Restaurant for breakfast or lunch and the Flagler Steakhouse for an elegant dinner. You'll find The Breakers along Palm Beach, Florida's South County Road, less than 2 miles east of downtown West Palm Beach.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
    Naples, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    This Ritz in Naples, Florida, is a clear guest favorite. Travelers find its luxurious amenities and attentive staff to be in a class all its own, even when compared with other top-notch properties. The only thing comparable is its sister property, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, which is located 4 miles southeast. (The property's $35 daily resort fee covers shuttle service to and from The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and its Tiburón Golf Club.) At this Ritz, you can relax at the massive spa and salon, which boasts more than 30 separate treatment rooms, or work up a sweat in the fitness center. Or, feast away at one of the seven decadent dining options: Recent vacationers said the on-site Gumbo Limbo restaurant – with its Florida cuisine – is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. However, some past guests weren't as complimentary of the rooms. Some previous travelers warned that the rooms (which feature 42-inch Smart TVs and marble bathrooms) are small and lack adequate cleaning. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points when they stay here.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
    Key Biscayne, FL
    6.8 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is pleasantly decorated, pleasantly staffed and pleasantly placed. It's true that the barrier outpost of Key Biscayne is a bit removed from Miami's activity, but the resort is close to area sights like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and the Miami Seaquarium. On the resort grounds, you'll find two heated outdoor pools, the Cuban-inspired RUMBAR lounge (and three other on-site dining options) and the tranquil Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne – an ideal venue for a little extra R&R. Accommodations at this Ritz-Carlton property are chic yet homey, with modern wooden furnishings, blue and white hues, plush fabrics and ample space for lounging. Recent guests highly recommend requesting an ocean-view room when booking, but no matter which accommodation you choose, you'll find it equipped with amenities like Frette linens, marble bathrooms, flat-screen LCD TVs and Wi-Fi access (which your $40 daily resort fee covers). And if the well-appointed rooms don't impress you, guests say the staff will blow you away. Keep in mind that this resort participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program.
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    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
    Manalapan, FL
    7.7 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a little farther removed from the other luxury oceanfront properties of Palm Beach, Florida; as such, you can anticipate a little more privacy on your beach days. If you stay at this resort in Manalapan, you'll find yourself 12 miles south of West Palm Beach hot spots like Clematis Street. This Preferred Legend property has taken the area by storm, with recent visitors raving about the resort's array of unique offerings. The spacious guest rooms feature beachy yellow and blue hues, plus amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, soaking tubs and balconies or terraces overlooking the resort grounds or ocean. Meanwhile, travelers say the spa's treatments and services are worth the extra coin; or, you can get your R&R fix alongside one of two outdoor pools. Eau Palm Beach also offers diversions for children, such as the AquaNuts kids program (with activities for those ages 5 to 12) and the Coast Beauty Salon (with kids hair, nail and makeup treatments). And when you get hungry, try any one of the four on-site restaurants. Keep in mind that this property's ties to Preferred Hotels & Resorts means members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can redeem accrued points for rewards certificates, which can be used to cover the cost of rooms here.
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    Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Like any Four Seasons worth its salt, this luxury resort 8 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, offers plush cream-colored rooms, ocean views and quality customer service in spades. Although the beach is within easy reach, we'd be remiss if we didn't also highlight this property's grand freshwater pool area, where you'll be treated to ice water, Evian spritzes and chilled towels to keep you looking cool and refreshed all afternoon long. Should you happen to spend a little too long in the sun, previous guests highly recommended soothing your skin at the resort's spa. Past travelers were also fond of the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach's guest rooms and suites, which come outfitted with contemporary furnishings, down bedding, free Wi-Fi access and plasma TVs. Although the resort does offer some business-friendly services and a few family-friendly perks (kids younger than 5 eat for free at the on-site restaurants, while teens can play pool or watch movies), this property is better suited for couples looking for an escape. For example, the resort's Florie's restaurant, with its contemporary health-conscious fare, makes a great venue for a date night.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
    Fernandina Beach, FL
    22.3 miles to city center
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island promotes extreme relaxation in a luxurious setting. Though the resort hosts weekly activities that range from paddleboarding excursions to surfing lessons, the serene setting just might seduce you to participate in the area's best extracurricular activity – lounging about in one of the resort's Adirondack chairs. Meanwhile, young families and swooning couples (including some honeymooners) all unanimously agree that the Ritz's staff couldn't be more accommodating. Plus, kids can enjoy an array of children's amenities, such as a kids club, a game room and in-room treats and bedtime stories with a pirate, a princess or the resort's macaw mascot. The par-72 golf course is also a hit, and foodies rave about the award-winning Salt restaurant. Recent guests said the rooms are just as peaceful as the grounds. Enjoy ocean views from your private balcony and get a good night's rest with the 400-thread-count Egyptian Frette linens and goose-down pillows. What's more, accommodations here feature high-tech amenities like high-speed internet access (which the $38 daily resort fee covers) and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Keep in mind that this Amelia Island resort is a bit of a trek from the airport. If you're a member of Marriott Bonvoy, you can use and earn points when you stay here.
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    JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
    Aventura, FL
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    The secluded JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa tends to exceed travelers' expectations. And as its name suggests, this Marriott-affiliated resort is located on the grounds of the Turnberry Golf Course, so prepare to be fairly far removed from much of the Greater Miami area. However, many visitors say that this resort's location – not to mention its on-site spa (which boasts three floors of treatment areas) and long list of recreational amenities – make for a great getaway. The incredible customer service doesn't hurt either. Guest rooms here are spacious and comfortable, with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and iHome docking stations. However, a $37 daily resort fee, which covers in-room Wi-Fi access and use of facilities like a fitness center, applies. Families are particularly fond of this JW Marriott property due to its abundant kid-friendly amenities, including a water park with seven waterslides, a Flowrider and a lazy river, not to mention its kids programs, which offer supervised activities like arts and crafts (for an additional fee). And the resort's four in-house restaurants cater to a variety of palates. What's more, thanks to its brand ties, this resort invites Marriott Bonvoy members to use and earn points here.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
    Naples, FL
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    If you're looking for a more casual resort than The Ritz-Carlton, Naples on Vanderbilt Beach Road, consider booking a stay at the homey-but-still-sophisticated Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, situated just a few miles inland. You'll sacrifice the outstanding ocean views of Naples, Florida's other Ritz property, but for golf lovers, it's worth it to be closer to the 36-hole Tiburón Golf Club. Those who want to unwind can get a massage at the in-house spa or lay out by the pool. Frequent guests also like the on-site Lemonía restaurant, which serves up regional cuisine with international flavors. And though the resort may be devoid of any ocean-facing rooms, accommodations overlooking the golf course are nonetheless top-notch. Rooms include private balconies, goose-down comforters and flat-screen TVs, not to mention marble bathrooms with dual sinks and separate showers and bathtubs. The $25 daily resort fee also covers in-room Wi-Fi access and shuttle service to and from the resort's sister property – should you want a change of scenery. Also keep in mind that this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program, meaning you can earn and redeem points during your stay.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
    Orlando, FL
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    As is the norm with Ritz-Carlton properties, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes pleases guests with its well-appointed rooms and fantastic customer service. Each of its 582 guest rooms and suites features a private balcony, a marble bathroom (with two sinks) and a LCD flat-screen TV. This immense property also boasts an 18-hole golf course, two pools and access to a massive lazy river at the neighboring JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (the two resorts share grounds and activities). Craving more relaxation than the kid-congested river can offer? Head to The Ritz's 40,000-square-foot spa, which boasts 40 treatment rooms and citrus-inspired treatments. And when it's time to refuel, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes features a plethora of on-site dining options, offering everything from casual alfresco eats to formal dining restaurants. If you're having trouble booking a room at the ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive Ritz, consider giving the JW Marriott a try. Keep in mind that this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, so members can earn and use points during their stays.
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    Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    Orlando, FL
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Located in the southeast corner of Walt Disney World Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando feels a lot like its New York counterpart. You'll find similar design elements (such as the iconic clock in the resort lobby) and notable dining establishments like Peacock Alley and the Bull & Bear steakhouse reproduced here. But this Waldorf Astoria property is decidedly Floridian, with citrus hues accenting the decor and on-site facilities that make the most of the warm weather and sunshine. The big draw here is the 18-hole championship golf course, perfectly accompanied by the natural wetland backdrop. And the cabana-lined lap pool and the zero-entry pool are great for lounging and catching a tan. Meanwhile, guest rooms come equipped with 55-inch LCD TVs, coffee makers, wine fridges and Italian marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers and separate soaking tubs. However, some recent visitors said the customer service is hit or miss. If you're a Hilton Honors member, you can use accrued points to help offset the property's $45 daily resort fee.
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    Opal Sands Resort
    Clearwater, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, about halfway between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Opal Sands Resort provides panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Recent visitors praised this Preferred LVX outpost's spacious rooms (which overlook the ocean), as well as its modern design. Guest rooms and suites offer ocean-inspired interiors with private balconies, minifridges and flat-screen TVs. The daily $25 resort fee, which some past guests said was too steep, covers a variety of amenities, including access to a fitness center, a guest pantry and loaner bicycles. Travelers can also enjoy a treatment at the spa or lounge on the beach or by the zero-entry pool. Additional activities and services, such as sunset cruises and water sports equipment rentals, can be arranged through the concierge for a fee. Following a day spent in the sun, visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of three eateries: Sea Guini, Sandbar and Reflections Pool Bar. Sea Guini is an upscale establishment that specializes in Italian dishes made with local, fresh seafood, while Sandbar and the pool bar offer casual bites and drinks. What's more, members of the iPrefer Hotel Rewards program can earn or redeem points while staying here.
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    Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
    Orlando, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    With its prime location less than a mile away from Universal Orlando Resort, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort entices visitors with what it calls "South Seas" flavor. This Loews outpost is home to the Indonesian-style Islands Dining Room, not to mention three other dining venues. Themes aside, most guests keep coming back to this resort because of its attentive staff and clean, comfortable rooms. Accommodations feature gray color palettes with colorful accent walls and pillows, plus amenities like flat-screen HDTVs, free Wi-Fi access, minifridges and Cuisinart coffee makers. But like its sister property, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, a stay at the Loews Royal Pacific comes attached to a high price tag. Add in additional fees for parking and you may find your vacation funds running low. That said, travelers who have stayed here say the extra cost might be worthwhile due to the property's easy access to the nearby Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay.
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    LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, A Noble House Resort
    Naples, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    You won't have to catch a shuttle to the beach at this aptly named Naples, Florida, resort ("La Playa" means "the beach" in Spanish) – many of the property's airy rooms offer picture-perfect ocean views. When you're lounging on the sands, take advantage of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort's beach butler service: Dedicated attendents will bring you everything from cold drinks to lunch. This whimsically designed property also boasts its own 18-hole golf course, a major perk for the golfing set. And when it comes time to refuel, grab your special someone and head to the main in-house restaurant, BALEEN. Many visitors say the ambiance of this eatery is romantic, but the seafood-laden (albeit pricey) menu is what really gets hearts pumping. Or, settle in to one of the property's guest rooms, which are dressed in bright patterned decor and come equipped with pillow-top mattresses and furnished balconies or terraces. The property's $35 daily resort fee also covers in-room Wi-Fi access and coffee. You'll find LaPlaya – a member of the boutique Noble House family – along Vanderbilt Beach.
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    The Resort at Longboat Key Club
    Longboat Key, FL
    3.7 miles to city center
    $24-$36 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $24-$36 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Located off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, on a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, toasty Longboat Key is often thought of as a wintertime hideaway. And snowbirds aren't the only ones who can appreciate the appeal of the area's Resort at Longboat Key Club. The gigantic property boasts a private cream-colored shore, 45 holes of golf, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa and a variety of other ways to indulge. Those who vacationed here recently were more than impressed with the friendly and efficient staff. Past guests also raved about the abundance of luxurious amenities. Guest rooms and suites are dressed in cream and blue hues and come with top-notch amenities like flat-screen TVs, Bose Wave radios, minifridges and private furnished balconies that overlook the beach, lagoon or golf courses. Keep in mind, a $24 to $36 daily resort fee, which covers additional conveniences like in-room Wi-Fi access, area shuttle service and self-parking, applies. The exact fee varies depending on the accommodation chosen.
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    Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Sandwiched between the Stranahan River and the beach, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club has a primo locale away from the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale, Florida's main strip. Rooms here are filled with cushy, Tommy Bahama-style furnishings, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and complimentary high-speed internet access. Guests suggest splurging on an oceanfront suite to enjoy the breathtaking views. Meanwhile, the resort's private stretch of shoreline is popular for its chaise lounges and cabanas, as well as its activities available to children. After a long day spent in the sand and the sun, refresh your skin with a treatment at the on-site spa. And when you start to feel peckish, grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's four restaurants. Cruisers stand to benefit from this resort's location 3 miles northeast of Port Everglades and 6 miles northeast of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Keep in mind, though, that you'll need a car to reach most destinations.
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    Sandpearl Resort
    Clearwater Beach, FL
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    This resort evokes memories of a classic Florida vacation. Located on resort-congested Mandalay Avenue, the Sandpearl Resort boasts plenty of activities for kids. The seasonal Camp Ridley will occupy children ages 5 to 10 with arts and crafts projects and scavenger hunts for half-day sessions, freeing you up to sample a few spa treatments, rent a marina slip for sailing the Clearwater area or enjoy a leisurely lunch at guest-praised Caretta on the Gulf. And when it's time to bed down, you'll find amenities like a flat-screen TV, a stocked minibar, a coffee maker and an alarm clock in your room or suite. Although most recent guests raved about the well-appointed rooms, they also bemoaned the tacked-on $29 resort fee and extra charge for parking. The Sandpearl Resort sits on Caladesi Island, a barrier island in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This property is affiliated with the Preferred LVX collection of resorts, meaning I Prefer Hotel Rewards members can earn points and redeem rewards certificates while staying here.
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    Sunset Key Cottages
    Key West, FL
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    This luxurious property is ideal for fulfilling your latest Robinson Crusoe fantasy, seeing as the resort is located off the coast of Key West, Florida, on Sunset Key, a 27-acre private island. Families in particular love the accommodations, which include one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom white-washed cottages, each equipped with a kitchen, a private veranda, a flat-screen TV and internet access (which the $50 daily resort fee covers). Despite its amenities, some guests warn that the rooms need an upgrade and the cuisine is hit or miss. However, travelers rave about the views from the Latitudes restaurant. The property also offers a spa, a pool, a fitness center, tennis courts and a private beach. For those looking to lounge beachside, vacationers say be extra careful traversing the sands, as sharp rocks are sporadic. To get to the property, you'll need to take advantage of the resort's boat shuttle service, which travels between the property and the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina.
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    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
    Miami Beach, FL
    4 miles to city center
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort caters to those seeking more of a wellness retreat than a simple vacation. At this northern Miami Beach, Florida, beach property, you'll find a mind-boggling array of spa treatments and intense fitness classes available in the 70,000-square-foot spa, plus many nutritionists and physicians on staff. But despite its location on bustling Collins Avenue, guests say Carillon Miami has all the makings of a good night's sleep. The resort's accommodations feature top-notch amenities, such as Nespresso machines, high-definition TVs and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walk-in rain showers. Suites are also outfitted with kitchens equipped with granite countertops and KitchenAid and Miele appliances, but recent guests raved about the beach service and nearby eateries so much that you might not even use this part of your suite. One thing past visitors couldn't stop talking about was the incredible service, with many saying it was one thing that made their stays truly unforgettable. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, the resort welcomes Leaders Club members with various additional perks.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
    Sarasota, FL
    1.1 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    Lovers of the Ritz-Carlton brand are very much impressed by the Sarasota, Florida, version. Even though they've come to expect top-notch service, plush rooms and classy ambiance from these properties, travelers still can't stop gushing over the excellent customer service and the close attention to detail. At this Marriott-affiliated property, accommodations impress with amenities like private balconies, goose-down pillows and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. The resort also boasts an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course, which sits 13 miles northeast in Lakewood Ranch. For non-golfers, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers an on-site tennis court; but if you'd rather kick back and relax, you'll also find a pool, a spa and a beach club. (The property's $40 daily resort fee covers the 3-mile shuttle ride to the beach.) At the end of the day, recent travelers said a meal at Jack Dusty, the resort's popular seafood restaurant, is a must. You'll find The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Ritz-Carlton Drive alongside Sarasota Bay. Keep in mind, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points during stays here.
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    Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    Boca Raton, FL
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Boca Beach Club abandons some of the stodgy pretentions that have now become associated with luxury accommodations. Instead, it embraces a concept they've coined as "barefoot elegance." The clean, modern rooms are a little more bright and airy than what would be found at your typical Waldorf Astoria resort; the white down bedding in the rooms – as well as the other textiles – are a little lighter to the touch. What's more, standard rooms offer spacious bathrooms with separate rainfall showers and soaking tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows that open and Wi-Fi access (which the $40 daily resort fee covers). And according to those who've stayed here, the hospitality staff is very friendly and laid-back. You'll also get the benefit of enjoying many top-notch amenities like a private beach, two Colin Cowie-designed restaurants, three pools (plus two more at the resort's sister property, the Boca Raton Resort & Club) and an Orangetheory pop-in studio with fee-based fitness classes. You can also tee off at the sister resort's two golf courses. The Boca Beach Club sits on South Ocean Boulevard in southern Boca Raton, Florida. If you're a Hilton Honors member, you can accrue and redeem points by choosing to bed down here.
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    Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Key Largo, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton includes tennis courts and nature trails, and pools for adults and children; guests can also rent sailboats, Jet Skis, and snorkeling gear.
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    Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
    Key Largo, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Playa Largo Resort & Spa offers all the amenities you'd expect of a large resort: luxuriously appointed accommodations, expansive pool areas, beach access, fitness facilities and more. Recent visitors were wowed by the poolside cabanas fitted with TVs, as well as the cleanliness of the new Marriott-affiliated property on Key Largo, Florida. Despite the impressive amenities, customer service at this resort in Key Largo, Florida, received mixed reviews. Guests can choose between king and queen rooms, or between two types of suites. For an even more extraordinary stay, opt for one of 10 secluded bungalows surrounded by tropical foliage and equipped with private porches and upper decks. Groups traveling together may also want to look into the Beach House, a secluded three-bedroom house with a private pool and a wraparound porch. If you're seeking the utmost relaxation, pay a visit to the Ocean Spa. This facility offers a comprehensive menu of treatments, including manicures, pedicures, couples massages, scrubs, body wraps and facials. When it's time to eat and drink, guests can opt to dine at Sol, Las Olas, La Marea and Sand Bar. Each venue offers a tropical vibe, and cuisines range from casual ceviche to fine dining. What's more, because this is an Autograph Collection property, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

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