Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Florida

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With more than 600 independent properties across 85 countries, Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers its guests unique luxury experiences and quality customer service. Each hotel must conform to the brand's Preferred Standards of Excellence – an anonymous, annual inspection carried out by third-party experts to ensure top-notch service is provided – to remain a Preferred property. And within each collection (Preferred Legend Collection, Preferred LVX Collection, Preferred Lifestyle Collection and Preferred Connect Collection), travelers can expect amenities like locally inspired restaurant menus and full-service spas. Several Preferred properties also feature kids clubs, swimming pools and beach and ski slope access. What's more, members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points – which can be redeemed for free nights – and perks, such as free Wi-Fi access and welcome amenities, during their stays. Popular collections in Preferred Hotels & Resorts appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Bermuda and Best Hotels in Europe rankings lists; the U.S. News-ranked Preferred Hotels & Resorts are listed below.

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    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
    Manalapan, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)
    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 the outdoor pools. Eau Palm Beach also offers diversions for children, such as the AquaNuts kids program (with activities for those ages 5 to 12), or 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.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Pearl Hotel
    Rosemary Beach, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 416 reviewsTripAdvisor (416)
    A favorite romantic getaway for couples, The Pearl Hotel wins praise from recent guests for its scenic location in Rosemary Beach, Florida – a town found at the eastern end of State Road 30A. The property is surrounded by a network of footpaths and boardwalks that lead to the hotel's private white sand beach, where complimentary beach chairs and oversized umbrellas await guests. Along with the charming locale, past visitors raved about their accommodations, some of which feature balconies with views of the Gulf of Mexico, the pool or Rosemary Beach. Other in-room amenities include Keurig coffee makers, minifridges and Apple iPads outfitted with the Intelity App, which allows guests to request services like restaurant and spa reservations. When you get tired of your room's ocean views, take in the scene from the rooftop lounge, which features shared plates from the Havana Beach Bar & Grill restaurant. Other on-site amenities include an adults-only outdoor pool and the Spa Pearl. The hotel's $45 daily resort fee also covers a glass of sparkling wine at check-in and valet parking. Plus, guests have access to the amenities at the nearby St. Joe Club & Resorts complex, including tennis, golf and complimentary bikes. However, some previous travelers cautioned that these services and accommodations come at a high price tag.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Resort at Longboat Key Club
    Longboat Key, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2198 reviewsTripAdvisor (2198)
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    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. (But remember, two restaurants, the main pool, the lobby and select guest room buildings are undergoing renovations until early 2020.) Guest rooms and suites that are currently available to stay in are dressed in cream and blue hues and come with top-notch amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Bose Wave radios, minibars and furnished private 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.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    Sandpearl Resort
    Clearwater Beach, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2773 reviewsTripAdvisor (2773)
    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 the guest-praised Caretta on the Gulf. And when it's time to bed down, you'll find amenities like a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, 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 program members can earn points and redeem rewards certificates while staying here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Henderson - A Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
    Destin, FL
    3.8 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 527 reviewsTripAdvisor (527)
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    The Henderson sits along the Emerald Coast in Destin, Florida, adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park. Accommodations embrace the resort's locale, decorated in tones of teal, cerulean, sage, sand and white. All rooms feature views of the pool, gardens or Gulf of Mexico, plus LED TVs, pillow-top mattresses, minibars and balconies. Guests also have access to a wealth of seasonal on-site activities, ranging from holiday craft making and scavenger hunts to beach volleyball tournaments and trivia nights. Those heading to Florida for some rest and relaxation will love the property's Salamander Spa, with 11 treatment rooms, a salon and a fitness center. As far as dining goes, The Henderson is home to five eateries, including an upscale seafood restaurant, a casual beach grill and an ice cream shop. This Preferred-affiliated resort's size and event spaces also make it popular for conferences, weddings and retreats. Plus, iPrefer Hotel Rewards members can use accrued points to pay for rooms. Overall, previous guests enjoyed their stays here, highlighting The Henderson's picturesque location, stylish decor and ample amenities. But remember, a $29 nightly resort fee (which covers beach access, use of beach cruiser bikes and water sports equipment rentals, among other amenities) applies.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Opal Sands Resort
    Clearwater, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 973 reviewsTripAdvisor (973)
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    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.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Alfond Inn
    Winter Park, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1093 reviewsTripAdvisor (1093)
    Free WiFi
    Owned by the neighboring Rollins College, The Alfond Inn offers modern accommodations about 20 miles northeast of Orlando, Florida's major theme parks. The boutique hotel boasts an art collection, a large sunk-in pool and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Recent guests loved the location close to restaurants and attractions in artsy Winter Park and said the staff was friendly and helpful. Past visitors also said the clean rooms don't disappoint. The guest rooms are decorated with homey touches like bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, and the marble bathrooms feature glass-enclosed showers. The hotel is also a popular choice for weddings and business conferences because of its unique indoor and outdoor venues, such as a glass-topped conservatory overlooking the enclosed courtyard and verdant gardens. Plus, this property is a member of the Preferred LVX hotel family, meaning members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and redeem points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Palms Hotel & Spa
    Miami Beach, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3399 reviewsTripAdvisor (3399)
    Free WiFi
    Travelers rave about The Palms Hotel & Spa: The comfortable rooms are one of the real perks of staying at this hotel. Many also appreciate the relaxing location and boutique-y vibe. However, there are a couple of drawbacks: Visitors say customer service is hit or miss, and the property charges a daily resort fee of $29 (which covers internet access and fitness amenities). Still, many vacationers enjoy their stays here. Guest rooms are bright and spacious with brown, white and orange decor, rain showers, Keurig coffee makers and city, garden or ocean vistas. Considering its peaceful atmosphere and off-the-beaten-path address (in the northern part of Miami Beach, Florida), this hotel makes a pretty good option for young families or couples. Some of the best-loved amenities include the full-service AVEDA spa, a poolside and beachside tiki bar, and Essensia Restaurant, which serves up organic Caribbean-inspired cuisine. Plus, members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts' loyalty program, I Prefer Hotel Rewards, can earn and redeem points for free stays.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2456 reviewsTripAdvisor (2456)
    Free WiFi
    Located right on Fort Lauderdale, Florida's beach, the pale yellow Atlantic Hotel & Spa is all about the views. Along with balconies facing the ocean or city, the studios, suites and penthouses feature flat-screen TVs, soaking tubs, free Wi-Fi access and kitchenettes or kitchens stocked with minifridges, stoves and microwaves. In addition to the well-equipped accommodations, recent guests praised the hotel's efficient and amicable staff. After visitors get their fill of staring at miles of sand and surf (if that's even possible), they can seek rejuvenation at the property's spa and 24-hour fitness center or take a dip in the waterfront pool. Or, guests can simply soak up some sun at the beach, which is merely steps away. However, be prepared to pay. Daily parking fees at this Preferred Lifestyle outpost are steep, and a daily resort fee of $35 applies. But most previous visitors said the location is completely worth the splurge. To cut costs, I Prefer Hotel Rewards program members can use rewards certificates here.
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Edgewater Beach Hotel
    Naples, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1147 reviewsTripAdvisor (1147)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Visitors often gush about their stay at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, so much so that the hotel often sees repeat visitors. One of its great perks is its prime location on the Gulf of Mexico coastline, putting guests just steps away from the beach. The property's accommodations, which are all suites, are also noteworthy, boasting amenities like balconies, flat-screen TVs and kitchens. And the hotel staff earns praise for its friendliness and willingness to help. While here, guests are invited to make use of the Edgewater's two outdoor swimming pools (and the pool bar), as well as the fitness center. In addition, the property also offers bike rentals for cruising the area. And when dinnertime rolls around, sit down for casual cuisine with excellent views at Coast, the in-house eatery.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    EAST, Miami
    Miami, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 820 reviewsTripAdvisor (820)
    Visitors praise EAST, Miami for its cool, contemporary aesthetic and stylish facilities. Accommodations offer views of the Miami skyline or Biscayne Bay, which you can admire from your living room's balcony. Guests are also treated to high-tech amenities, such as 50-inch Samsung Smart TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. When you're not kicking back in your room, visitors highly recommend heading up to Sugar, the hotel's rooftop bar and garden. Located on the 40th floor, Sugar boasts expansive views of the city and serves up Asian tapas along with cocktails, though guests say the high price of drinks is off-putting. There's also Domain, which serves coffee, drinks and lighter fare, as well as Quinta La Huella, the hotel's signature restaurant. The pool, which offers food and beverage service from Quinta La Huella, is a sight to be seen. The palm-tree clad pool area features a 20,000-square-foot sun deck, as well as a lap pool, a plunge pool, a spa pool and a hot tub. You'll also find a 24-hour fitness center on-site. This Preferred LVX property is located in the heart of downtown Miami. While travelers enjoyed the central location, they lamented the high room rates. To help offset costs, I Prefer Hotel Rewards members can exchange accrued points for reward certificates, which can be used to cover the cost of a room.
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Hawks Cay Resort
    Duck Key, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 157 reviewsTripAdvisor (157)
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    This highly acclaimed resort in the Florida Keys is an awesome spot to take your kids. The younger ones can participate in Camp Hawk activities or go for a dip at the resort's Pirate Ship Pool (named for its replica pirate ship), while the preteens and teenagers might enjoy visiting The Cove, an on-site game room with various video game consoles. Meanwhile, grown-ups can catch up on some R&R beneath a private cabana or snorkle in the enclosed Saltwater Lagoon. The family can reconvene for dinner at Ocean, which serves up tasty regional cuisine. When it's time to bed down, rooms are accented with Caribbean decor and outfitted with amenities like complimentary internet access (covered by the daily resort fee) and, in some cases, private balconies. Previous travelers describe Hawks Cay Resort as beautiful and praise all the property has to offer. However, some past visitors had mixed feelings about whether the steep room rates were worth the splurge.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    Marco Beach Ocean Resort
    Marco Island, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1496 reviewsTripAdvisor (1496)
    Free WiFi
    Although the Marco Beach Ocean Resort is known for its luxury, guests can breathe a little easier about the nightly rates here. Located about 19 miles south of Naples on romantic Marco Island, this is an all-suite, boutique property. All 98 accommodations feature private balconies or terraces, fully equipped kitchens and marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. In addition to the well-appointed accommodations, the Marco Beach Ocean Resort also features a rooftop pool and sits prominently on the beach. Need a reprieve from the sun? The resort is near a championship golf course and tennis complex and is home to its own on-site spa. When dinnertime rolls around, plan on a romantic evening at Sale e Pepe, which serves gourmet Italian fare. For something a little more casual, recent visitors recommend dining on the restaurant's terrace, which boasts fantastic views of the water, or at one of the property's two other eateries.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Rosen Shingle Creek
    Orlando, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4685 reviewsTripAdvisor (4685)
    Free WiFi
    For truly sophisticated digs in Orlando, Florida, consider staying at Rosen Shingle Creek. Located in the southwestern quadrant of the city, this hotel markets itself as a convenient location for meetings and special events. The Orange County Convention Center is only about 3 miles west, and on the hotel premises you'll find approximately 490,000 square feet of available convention space. There's also a sizeable golf course and eight restaurants, where working travelers can kick back and relax when they need a break from the daily grind. But some who have recently booked rooms at Rosen Shingle Creek describe the decor as a little tired, while others say that parking can be a little confusing (the lot is massive, and after you've left your car, you'll need luck to find it again). Yet most guests agree that the customer service is on point, citing friendly staff members and quick responses as reasons to book here again.
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    SLS South Beach
    Miami Beach, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2533 reviewsTripAdvisor (2533)
    Free WiFi
    The SLS South Beach exudes a swanky vibe, but recent guests said there's more to praise about this property, including its superb customer service. Accommodations, while considered small by some guests, are outfitted in stark white decor with charcoal and bubblegum-pink accents; rooms also boast LCD TVs, Ciel Spa amenities and city or ocean views. Mingle with your party and other guests at the two pools or one of the four eateries and bars. Former visitors suggest trying the Spanish-Latin fusion cuisine served at The Bazaar by José Andrés or the fresh, tasty sushi prepared at Katsuya. If you're looking for a little reprieve from the raucous Miami Beach, Florida, party scene, lounge in a poolside cabana or head to the shore to soak up some sun. Keep in mind, a resort fee of $52 per day will be added to your bill to cover in-room Wi-Fi and coffee, fitness center access and the use of two beach chairs.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Reunion Resort & Golf Club
    Kissimmee, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2086 reviewsTripAdvisor (2086)
    Free Parking
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    As its name suggests, Reunion Resort, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort resides in Reunion, Florida, so top Orlando attractions like SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort are within 20 miles of the property. But the resort does offer a few diversions right on its premises. This resort caters to travelers of all ages with a water park with slides, a lazy river and water cannons, as well as 10 other pools. Or, test out your swing on the property's three massive golf courses. Plus, there's a day camp called Kids Crew, where guests ages 4 to 12 can participate in nature hikes and scavenger hunts. As for the resort itself, travelers have mixed feelings about the rooms: Many say that the spacious digs are great for families, while others note that in-suite appliances can be tricky to work. Each of this Preferred Lifestyle property's villas comes with a kitchen and a dining area, as well as free high-speed internet access and a private balcony. The resort also features a full-service spa and multiple eateries.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    SLS Brickell
    Miami, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 342 reviewsTripAdvisor (342)
    Free WiFi

    Welcoming guests to downtown Miami since November 2016, the Preferred-affiliated SLS Brickell is a stylish hotel that caters to a luxury clientele. Phillipe Stack-designed decor is highlighted throughout the hotel, from the safari-themed SAAM lounge to the modern guest rooms and suites. All 124 accommodations have light pink walls, Nespresso coffee makers, minibars, rainfall showers, king-sized beds with crisp white linens and floor-to-ceiling windows. Upgraded rooms and suites feature soaking tubs and balconies. When you're hungry, fresh seafood is on the menu at Bazaar Mar by José Andrés, and Italian fare by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is served at Fi'lia. And if you want to relax, head to the roof for a dip in the outdoor pool or to sip cocktails at José Andrés' Bar Centro. The hotel also houses a spa with a steam room and various treatments is available as well. Other perks, including rides in the BMW house car and group fitness classes at the gym, are covered by the property's $25 daily facility fee. Recent guests raved about the friendly staff, tasty cuisine and spotless rooms, though some thought the modern decor was a tad too funky.

    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi