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Whether you dream of an oceanfront veranda, a quiet retreat surrounded by lush vegetation, or to be in the middle of the Magic City’s hustle and bustle, these accommodations have something just for you.

With its pristine beaches, natural charms, historic towns, and modern cities, beautiful Florida is a year-round tourist magnet. So naturally, there are plenty of lodging options for all budgets. But what about those who want something a little more specific, such as a place where they can immerse in a city’s history, relax in the peace of a lush tropical landscape, or enjoy a family-friendly vacation overlooking the blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico?

Here are some of the Sunshine State’s top boutique hotels, one to fit every taste.

Luxurious Oasis: The Gardens Hotel, Key West

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This whitewashed tropical getaway that The New York Times calls “the prettiest hotel in Key West” dates to the 1880s and sits surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. The 21 guest rooms, cottages, and suites are beautifully decorated with Bahamian-plantation-style furnishings and feature private entrances and outdoor verandahs. The winding pathways were built with some 87,000 century-old bricks from Cuba, Honduras, and England, and four one-ton earthenware tinajones give the property an authentic Spanish vibe. Close to a wide variety of activities, the amenities in this eco-friendly hotel include two heated pools, a wine gallery with selections from around the world, massage services (on grounds or in the room), plus a bird aviary, fountains, tranquil ponds, and lush, tropical gardens to explore. Pets are allowed in certain cottages, with a nightly fee. 

For location and more information visit HERE

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Family Fun: WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach

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Overlooking the white sands of Santa Rosa Beach, this family-friendly destination is tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and a coastal dune lake framed by a longleaf pine forest. 

Rooms located on higher floors offer spectacular views of the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but all of the 500 sq. ft. guest rooms feature private balconies furnished with Adirondack chairs. For those traveling with kids, seven family suites have been recently completed. The place itself is enchanting, as throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds visitors will find pebbled footpaths that wind through picturesque parks and gardens, as well as tennis courts, shops, restaurants, and a private beach.

For location and more information visit HERE

Art, History, and Romance: The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, St. Augustine

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Described as “a modern, sensory immersion in art, history and romance,” The Collector sits on the edge of St. Augustine’s Old Town, and within easy walking distance of America’s oldest city’s most celebrated attractions, including the famous fort Castillo de San Marcos, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the Lightner Museum. Once the home of the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, this one-acre oasis includes amenities like European continental breakfast, lawn games, heated pool, bicycles, and daily afternoon and late night happy hours. The landmark that inspired some of history’s most admired thinkers, including Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Sinclair Lewis also offers property historical tours three times a week. Guests can enjoy European continental breakfasts and live music in a beautifully restored amphitheater.

For location and more information visit HERE

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Gracious Hospitality: Bellasera Resort, Naples

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Its name means “beautiful night” in Italian, and it perfectly captures the spirit of this enchanting place in the heart of downtown Naples. Designed with a Tuscan theme, the resort is just steps away from the world-class shopping, dining, and galleries of Old Naples’ famed 5th Avenue South. Amenities include Jacuzzis (in some rooms), kitchenettes, and flat-screen TVs. The suites come with private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Other perks include 24-hour fitness center, guest shuttle service, and guest bicycles. The $25 per day (plus applicable taxes) resort fee includes the use of these and other amenities. Employees are both friendly and attentive, adding to Bellasera’s  old-world charm. However, those traveling with the pooch, please take note: Pets are not allowed.

For location and more information visit HERE

City Magic: Hotel Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection, Miami

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For those looking for more of an urban vibe, this downtown Miami gem that rises 39 stories above the Magic City fits the bill. The hotel only has 44 rooms, which means that the staff can shower guests with attention. In fact, upon arrival, guests are privately greeted and shown to their room. And what a room it is! Ample and quietly elegant, it features an Illy espresso machine, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and an iPad to access the hotel’s services. Visitors can also unwind at the outdoor pool or indoor basketball court. Others might prefer heading to the Enliven Spa & Salon for a body scrub or a soothing massage. The Bistro Moderne serves up delicious gourmet French fare by acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud. Amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast, pools and a business center. 
For location and more information visit HERE.

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