At a Glance
This is the place in Miami for travelers looking for a familiar level of service with a touch of local color.
The 1953 landmark DiLido Hotel, designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus, features a multimillion-dollar Latin American art collection courtesy of Diana Lowenstein, one of the hotel’s principal owners. Families will appreciate the Ritz Kids program, which includes supervised activities from sand-castle-building to shell collecting.
Not that the resort has lost track of what else the parents like. Indulge in the wonderful Carita pedicure with a massage therapist at the spa, and don’t miss caipiroskas (a Brazilian cocktail made with vodka, lime juice and sugar).
With nearly 400 rooms, the hotel feels large and somewhat corporate. Furnishings tend towards beiges and tans with light-colored leather upholstered furniture and blue textile accents. The hotel's central location offers a wide swath of beach with full-service amenities as well as easy access to city shopping and restaurant options.
Who Should Stay
Families looking for a resort experience in the center of South Beach.
Written by Suzy Buckley