Stunning views are all over Florida but only a few places utilize those views to their advantage to create a one-of-kind hotel experience that will linger in the minds of its guests. This list profiles those hotels that got it right from panoramic views to ocean views in unexpected places. Some rooms bring the outside inside while others encourage guest to dive right into the scenery by taking a stroll outside their door. Either way, you have come to the right place to find the best hotels with a view near South Florida.


Pelican Grand Hotel
2000 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
(954) 568-9431

The Pelican Grand Hotel is located directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach, promising spectacular beach views. The ocean can be seen wherever you look including while dining. At the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Ocean2000 guest can dine on American New food while gazing at unobstructed ocean views courtesy of the big bay windows and the rambling outdoor veranda that compasses the entire hotel. Guest can also get an all-access ocean view from the pool or by relaxing in the lazy river. Either way, you will get breathtaking views whether you stay to watch the sun rise over the ocean or you want to take in the South Florida skyline.


Hilton Bentley South Beach
101 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 938-4600

The Hilton Bentley South Beach is a hotel that is Kardashian-approved. The penthouse was used in the second season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami and though it will take a pretty penny to score that suite, you can still enjoy direct ocean views right from the comfort of your own room. The rooms feature multiple glass paneled window that give you a birds-eye view of Miami Beach and if you’re looking for a little wind in your hair, you can take a few steps outside onto the patio and enjoy the South Florida sunshine on your face. It’s the perfect location for those looking for a great view without the hassle of a crowd.


Lago Mar Resort
1700 S. Ocean Lane
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 678-3915

The Lago Mar Resort is that hidden gem that you want to tell everybody about, but you don’t because you want to keep this secret to yourself. The resort is located on ten-acres of land on a private beach in Fort Lauderdale and features amenities like an onsite restaurant and a putt-putt golf course, making this resort closer to an all-inclusive resort rather than a hotel. On the oceanside, the rooms feature a separate living room with a sliding glass door that leads out to the balcony with a beachview and the bedroom in the next room. Some rooms even have a view of the pool which is beautifully landscaped with lush palm trees, taking you away from city and ushering you into paradise. It’s the perfect way to get away while staying just minutes from the city.

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One Bal Harbor
10295 Collins Ave.
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 455-5400

One Bal Harbour is the latest addition to the Ritz-Carlton family. This contemporary hotel not only has ocean views in the living room, it has views in the bathroom! In the living room, big bay sliding glass doors lead out to the balcony and in the bathroom, the freestanding tub is situated just inches from the floor-to-ceiling windows. This is the place where modern meets breathtaking and it’s ideal for anyone who has to have that perfect ocean view.


Grand Plaza Hotel
5250 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 360-1811

The Grand Plaza Hotel boast panoramic views plus a novelty trick that has to be experienced to be believed. The rooms have a Key West feel with Bermuda shutters on the windows to enhance the tropical feel. The hotel’s circular architecture is ideal for either views of the ocean or of the city but the piece de resistance is on the very top floor. Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro and Lounge features angled floor-to-ceiling windows and, like the name says, it rotates so you get a 360 degree panoramic views of the ocean and the city without ever having to leave your table.

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