January 2, 2023

1 Hotel South Beach

Consider the Gold List the answer to the question our editors get asked more than any other: What are your favorite places to stay? Our 29th annual collection, passionately selected by our international team, reveals which seaside resort we return to every August and the cruise ship that gets everything right. Now all you have to do is pick the experience that’s right for you—and get traveling.

1 Hotel South Beach – Miami Beach

In between the neon-trimmed Art Deco mainstays of South Beach rises this soothing, nature-inspired hotel that delivers a holistic retox-detox Miami fantasy–with a welcomed, eco-conscious slant. The social media-hungry favor the property for its endless picture-perfect expanses, from Miami Beach’s largest rooftop swimming pool to 600 feet of full-service linear beachfront and an eye-catching lobby, anchored by a triple-story, moss-strewn living wall. Meanwhile, the fit and the fabulous can’t get enough of the advanced wellness programming (glute camp and metabolic meltdown are two favorites), an on-site Soul Cycle studio, and the cutting-edge Anatomy Gym. The 1 Beach Club, which frames the property’s southern perimeter, houses Miami’s top feet-in-the-sand resto-bar; it’s a Tulum-inspired reverie of driftwood furniture and woven textiles planted in the sands among sea grapes, towering palms, and potted succulents. The 1’s guest rooms and suites are both vacation and staycation gold; they’re unexpectedly large, starting at 550 square feet, many with ocean-view balconies, and all featuring floor-to-ceiling glass doors or windows plus open floor plans. Finally, the 1 Hotel South Beach stands alone as a sexy, eco-warrior on a beach where environmental efforts skew surprisingly lax. The 100 percent carbon neutral resort features the likes of recycled pine headboards, clothes hangers made from recycled paper, and in-room water filters, proving that sustainability and luxury can beautifully coexist.