Accessible only by auto ferry or yacht, this distinctive hotel is set around the historic Vanderbilt Mansion on a private 216-acre residential island in Biscayne Bay. The estate comprises 15 guest accommodations and seven dining venues, including elegant Porto Cervo for Italian cuisine and Garwood Lounge steakhouse for guests 21 years or older. Spacious Guesthouse Suites provide garden or ocean views and separate living rooms with sleeper sofas. Hotel facilities include an acclaimed Pete Dye nine-hole golf course, 17 tennis courts, a beach club overlooking a private stretch of sand, a saltwater pool, a yacht marina, a gym and a full-service Mediterranean-style spa. There is also a theater where movie nights, music performances and events are hosted, an observatory for stargazing and a large aviary with over a dozen exotic birds. Complimentary golf carts are provided for convenient travel around the island.
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Lowest Rate: Courtyard Studio, $890; Editor’s Choice: Guesthouse Suite, $1,000.
Ferry transportation; Golf cart rental; Wi-Fi
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