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10 South Florida Hotels Worth A Summer Staycation

Set your out of the office automatic reply on your email and pack your bags. It’s summertime—the perfect excuse to take a long weekend and get away.

Frolicking on the beach with a refreshing tropical drink in hand is one of the best ways to kick off the summer, but hopping on a plane may not be feasible right now because of time or budget.

No worries; there’s always a way to have a staycation when paradise is right in your backyard. Take advantage of one these 10 local luxury hotels offering seasonal specials to make your summer staycation spectacular.

Eden Roc Miami Beach

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Start off your summer right by vacationing in luxury at Eden Roc Miami Beach. The four-star hotel with access to the soft sands and crystal-clear ocean of Miami Beach is now offering residents and visitors access to a brand new all-inclusive hotel package. When booking a two-night minimum stay, starting at $529 per room, or when upgrading an existing reservation, Eden Roc guests can opt to add on this new package. It’ll give you access to a number of luxury resort perks like 30-percent-off discounts on spa services, full bar and meal service at any of the hotel pools, complimentary beach chairs and more.

4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.520.7197; edenrochotelmiami.com

The Dalmar

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Experience an ultra-exclusive staycation at the Dalmar Hotel in Fort Lauderdale—slated to open late this summer. Offering flexible rates and packages, Fort Lauderdale’s newest boutique hotel is set to excite and give locals and out-of-towners an experience like no other. When you aren’t splashing around in the hotel’s infinity pool, be sure to sip on a craft cocktail at its luxe rooftop bar, Sparrow. Or, snack on some tasty treats at The Terrace Grill or Rose’s Coffee Bar. Guests can even sneak in a stretch during their stay at the Yoga Joint, the hotel’s exclusive yoga studio offering a variety of classes.

299 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.945.9500; thedalmar.com

W Miami

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The urban lifestyle hotel W Miami, located in the heart of Brickell, is offering Florida residents extra perks for booking their staycations this summer. As a part of the summer stay package, guests will receive two cocktail tickets at check-in to be used at any of the property’s signature restaurants or bars, including 15th and Vine, which features modern and flavorful dining with scenic views of downtown Miami. Be sure to head 50-stories up to the beautiful WET Deck where you can soak up the sun and enjoy cool cocktails as you lounge by the rooftop pool. Also included in your stay is daily valet parking, breakfast for two at 15th and Vine and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305.503.4400; wmiamihotel.com

National Hotel

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For guests looking for a vacation destination that combines art deco design with beachside accommodations, the National Hotel is for you. Established in 1939, the hotel is now offering guests a variety of amenities during their summer staycations. When booking, guests can use promo code ADTNATIONAL to take 15 percent off the best available stay rates. Included with the promotion, guests will enjoy a one-hour tour of Miami Beach's Art Deco District in a convertible antique car, and sip on two complimentary drinks at the hotel's Blues Bar. Be sure to also take a dip in the 205-foot infinity-edge pool, nestled among tropical plants, and then relax in one of the private cabanas where you can enjoy dining and cocktails poolside. 

1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.532.2311; nationalhotel.com

Marriott Stanton South Beach

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Following a $22 million renovation project, the Stanton is now offering guests an offer they cannot refuse—the Staycation Package. The package, which includes over $300 in savings, offers guests amenities like a complimentary room upgrade and a $50 resort credit for the spa and all restaurants. There is no need to leave your furry family member at home when staying at the Stanton this summer—its offering a welcome pet amenity upon arrival. The Staycation Package can be booked using promo code ZJL.

161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.536.7700; stantonsobe.com 

Waterstone Resort & Marina

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Waterstone is offering Florida residents a summer package that meets all of your staycation wants and needs. With this offer, which features 12 percent off the best available rates, Waterstone strives to offer guests a unique experience by blending Florida’s breezy laid-back style with a luxe and opulent experience. The resort offers something for the whole family, including fishing, diving, sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking from the private marina; a complimentary shuttle to the South Inlet Beach; and extravagant culinary experiences at both Boca Landing and Waterstone Rum Bar and Grill. Residents can book their stays by calling 561.368.9500 and requesting the Florida Resident Rate.

999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton; 561.368.9500; waterstoneboca.com

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

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Enjoy the surf, sun and sand when you book your summer escape with Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach during its annual summer sale. Travelers who book its sunny escape of two nights or more between Aug. 8 and Sept. 3, will receive a 25 percent discount on their entire stay. As a part of the special offer, guests can enjoy the breathtaking ocean views and experience everything that downtown Fort Lauderdale has to offer. With just a water taxi ride away, guests can enjoy the best shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment located just steps away from the pristine coast and clear waters of Fort Lauderdale Beach. 

999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.315.1460; sonesta.com

Pelican Grand Beach Resort 

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Stay active during your staycation with the Noble Adventure - Paddle Away package at Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Starting at $484 per night, guests can experience a fitness-on-the-go vacation where they will "paddle away" along the Fort Lauderdale coast. Guests will receive a one-hour lesson from Fort Lauderdale's first standup paddle board surf school. As a part of the package, you will also have your choice of a guest room, an American breakfast for two each morning and more.

2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.568.9431; pelicanbeach.com

Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami

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The 10-story, 105-room Hyatt Centric brings a modern touch to the art deco roots found throughout South Beach. It is currently offering its lowest rates for the summer. Guests can enjoy all that Miami has to offer with numerous restaurants, shops and the beach all within walking distance. While you aren’t enjoying the city life, be sure to take advantage of the Centric Poolside Package, offered from sunset to sunrise. Lounge by the rooftop pool and enjoy 50 percent off the pool menu, all-day happy hours specials and discounted drinks. Also, don’t leave your furry friends at home. Let them run loose in the Wooftop Park, the first rooftop dog park in the area, opening June 23.

1600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.428.1234; southbeachmiami.centric.hyatt.com

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Properties

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Get the ultimate staycation experience filled with art and culture when booking a stay at any Hilton Fort Lauderdale properties. When staying at a Hilton property, guests can enjoy exclusive experiences and discounts in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. The Riverwalk district is a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations promoting cultural tourism in downtown Fort Lauderdale. From June 1 to Sept. 30, Hilton guests can enjoy special offers and discounts on activities found in the district, which include the Art of Food & Wine series at the NSU Art Museum, ghost tours at the historic Stranahan House Museum and the New River Mock Archeological Dig at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Florida residents can also save up to 12 percent off their stays this summer.

Throughout Fort Lauderdale; travel.hilton.com/fort-lauderdale

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