Acqualina Resort & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Effortlessly magical service: Bags transport themselves to rooms, and a woman roams the beach handing out free mango smoothies all day. As soon as you enter the beach or a new pool zone, someone will ask you if you need anything. When attendants seat guests at the beach, they plant a flag in the sand next to lounge chairs so that guests can raise it when they want service. It could be almost too much, but it's done with a casual grace that makes everyone feel at ease.
The Setai Miami Beach Rating: 5.0 Pearls
From freshly mixed tropical fruit beach, guests receive the perfect amount of attention -- neither too smothering nor too aloof. The chocolate cookies and large glass bottle of at turndown are especially appreciated.and cold hand at check-in to hand-delivered confirming dinner reservations to doting poolside and refreshing on the
The Tides South Beach Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Check-in takes place in the room, preceded by a tour of the hotel. Staffers are available at your beck and call 24/7, and every guest is assigned a personal assistant who acts as a private, personalized concierge. They'll do everything from make restaurant reservations to arrange business meetings to meet the "outlandish" requests promised on the hotel's website. Poolside service is particularly phenomenal -- extremely precise margarita instructions are followed to the letter. Best of all, the service isn't in the automated, self-conscious, you-better-tip-me South Beach tradition.
Epic Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The prompt porters do more than carry your bags -- they actually remember your name throughout your stay. Unlike at other hotels, where calls for service are met with constantly ringing lines, every call here is promptly answered by a staff member happy to send extra toiletries your way or help plot a jogging route around Downtown Miami. Everyone who works at the Epic -- a member of the service-savvy Kimpton Hotel Group -- is clearly proud of this freshly opened resort (as of 2009) and is delighted to show it off. It really makes all the difference.
Biltmore Coral Gables - Miami Rating: 4.0 Pearls
It's rare for porters to turn down a tip, but no gratuities are necessary at this historic Miami hotel. (All tips are included in the $28 resort fee.) With 24-hour room service, personal trainers in the golf school for beginners, and prompt , the Biltmore service has impressed its guests for more than 80 years., a