Where To Stay During Art Basel in Miami Beach

The lowdown on where to party, where to relax, and where to spot celebrities.

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The Shore Club, Miami Art Basel
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Art Basel
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
This place is strictly business, but dependable and perfect if eight full hours of sleep is what you seek.
Catalina Hotel, Miami Art Basel
Catalina Hotel
Convenient and budget-friendly. What more could you ask for?
The Delano, Miami Art Basel
The Delano
Party central. Don't bother booking unless you're ready to throw down with the best of them.
The Shore Club, Miami Art Basel
The Shore Club
Elegant and beautiful with great dining options, but small living quarters.
Chelsea Hotel: Miami Beach, Miami Art Basel
Chelsea Hotel: Miami Beach
A laid-back, art deco establishment that's cool and comfortable without breaking the bank.
SLS Hotel South Beach, Miami Art Basel
SLS Hotel South Beach
Described by an artnet editor as having "strange dark corridors and rooms filled with mirrors." Cool or creepy? You decide.
W Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Art Basel
W Hotel Miami Beach
Sure to be crawling with wealthy collectors, this hotel also boasts one of the best pools in town.
Mandarin Oriental, Miami Art Basel
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
A non–South Beach option for those less eager to be in the middle of it all.
Soho House Miami, Miami Art Basel
Soho House Miami
The exclusive New York clubhouse's chic Miami counterpart.
The James Royal Palms, Miami Art Basel
The James Royal Palms
Described as a "playground for adults" by one artnet News editor, this lavish hotel is home to some swinging parties.

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 4–7, and while that may sound far away, it’s coming up sooner than you realize, and the time to book accommodations is now. But where to stay, you ask? While they might all look the same (palm trees, glistening blue swimming pools), the hotels typically frequented by fair-goers have personalities as distinct as the array of fairs themselves.

If you’re a serious, all-business type committed to that AM wake-up call, or perhaps you’re just trying to keep it to a dull roar this year, we recommend Loews, a trusty establishment known for its almost conspicuous lack of nighttime noise.

For those desiring an experience on the other side of the spectrum, we suggest the Delano Hotel, whose nightlife atmosphere is storied within the art world. Last year, its sumptuous rooftop was the backdrop for a party thrown by Beth Rudin DeWoody that boasted a remarkably star-studded guest list. In a similar camp is the James Royal Palm, a lavish playground for adults that’s also been home to some memorable evenings.

Other highlights? The SLS Hotel, the decor of which is either really cool or really creepy, depending on the eye of the beholder, and the W Hotel, with its infamous pool and nightclub and swarms of rich people.

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