Miami Beach, Florida
Modern $$ (from $179)
In Miami, you can be whatever you want to be. The stylish 1940s era Sagamore Hotel plays double duty as a mod South Beach hotspot and also a renowned contemporary art gallery and sculpture garden with a James Bond persona. ("Sagamore Is Art" they like to say about themselves.) A distinctive neon sign shines bright on Collins Avenue, and the old-school porte cochère entrance welcomes guests to the Art Deco beachfront property. Inside, the lobby’s eye-popping gallery-lit walls showcase curated modern art and large glossy sculptures, offsetting the white interiors. The all-suite apartment-style rooms and bungalows are spacious and private with Miami-mod decor. An expansive wade-in pool steps off the Atlantic sets the pace for your relaxing or not-so-relaxing visit to Miami.
At a Glance
Vibe: A stylish 1940s historic South Beach hotel with an artsy modern-art makeover.
Standout Detail: The lobby's large graffitied Wonder Woman portrait and giant sculpture of a pair of standalone hot pink pants.
This Place Is Perfect For: Wanna-be art collectors, couples and families, and sun-clocking beach goers looking to get their tan on.
Rooms: 93 apartment-style suites are individually designed with a modern flair. Porcelain white-tile floors, colorful tall headboards, Molton Brown bath amenities, and white drapes diffuse the bright natural light in each room. Two-story bungalows are connected by a spiral staircase with private terraces on each floor and a spacious kitchenette. Large three-bedroom penthouse suites sleep six and include a 1,500 square-foot rooftop terrace with panoramic views of South Beach. They make for a perfect retreat for a large family or group of friends.
On Site: Lobby art gallery and outdoor sculpture garden with rotating art experiences of museum-quality art with partnering local galleries. a newly refurbished full-service outdoor pool with chaise lounge beds and cabanas, complimentary beach chairs, and 24/7 fitness center.
Food + Drink: Set within the art-filled lobby walls, Canvas at the Sagamore offers breakfast and lunch classics with a beach flare — the three-ways avocado toast and fresh poke bowls. Or stay poolside and order tacos, light bites, and cocktails. The lively Video Bar offers nightly happy hours and dinner 'til late to regroup with friends or watch a sports game.
What to Do Nearby
The hotel’s prime location at the crossroads of Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road make for many places to eat, shop, and get shade from the sun. Across town in Downtown Miami, the Peréz Art Museum Miami is a must-do for its international contemporary art collection and a lunch at Verde, the museum's modern casual restaurant with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. The Herzog & de Meuron green building is easily the most striking in Miami and makes for a great way to spend a rainy day. End the day with art in cocktail form at Jaguar Sun, a buzzy, under-the-radar bar that serves some of the best cocktails in town. The menu is separated into three vibe-setting sections on the menu: patio pounders (easy-sipping all-day drinks), cocktails (try a gin-and-ginger High Horse), and exotics (for your adventurous side).
Of course, anytime we're anywhere near Miami, we beeline for a meal — any meal — at Mandolin Miami in the Design District, which is another great place to while away an afternoon.