In a city where there are dozens of luxury hotels to choose from, settling on the right one can be a challenge. Maybe you’re in it for the view (aren’t we all, in Miami?); maybe you’re in search of an over-the-top spa experience; maybe you want to try the absolute best cuisine the city has to offer. Or perhaps you want some combination of all of those things. A five-star hotel isn’t just about the boxes it checks on paper (superb service, beautifully-appointed rooms, award-winning cuisine), but about the feeling you get when you walk into the lobby—or when you check out knowing that you’ll surely need to return due to just how fabulous your experience was. And sometimes, as we note below, you’ll find that it’s worth it to venture 30 or so minutes outside of the city center to find the perfect accommodations.