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Summer Dips Without the Overnight Splash: Miami's Best Daycation Deals

Miami Vibes Magazine

As the sizzling Miami sun beckons locals and tourists alike to its pristine beaches and vibrant lifestyle, a luxurious day at a posh hotel pool might seem like an unreachable luxury. With luxury hotel room rates this July predicted to soar 85% above their 2019 levels, the classic summer day by the pool could easily break the bank. However, thanks to a recent survey, which found that a majority of U.S. travelers are keen on purchasing day passes for five-star hotel amenities, a luxurious pool day is more accessible than ever. Here's a rundown of some of Miami's top spots where you can dive into luxury—no room key required!

The Gabriel South Beach: Your Oceanfront Oasis

Location: 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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At the heart of Ocean Drive, The Gabriel South Beach shines as a modern boutique haven. This 132-room gem is featured on ResortPass, welcoming guests to luxuriate in its two heated outdoor pools with stunning views of South Beach. For those seeking serenity, the garden pool offers a lush, tranquil escape. Alternatively, the glass-bottom rooftop pool, six stories up, provides a thrilling aerial view of the lively city below. Starting at just $30 per day, you can sip on sumptuous cocktails and nibble on Mediterranean delights from Meet Dalia, all while soaking up the sun in style.

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club: Art Deco Luxury

Location: 3925 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Steeped in Art Deco elegance, the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club at Mid-Beach is a visual feast with its original terrazzo floors and lush greenery. A ResortPass day pass, priced at $50 for adults, offers access to both family-friendly and adults-only pools, not to mention a 10% F&B discount and more. Want to level up your pool day? Opt for the $350 Adult Pool Cabana for a plush, private retreat complete with a flat-screen TV and complimentary ice water.

The Gates Hotel South Beach: A Sanctuary of Wellness

Location: 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

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For those who blend relaxation with mindfulness, The Gates Hotel South Beach is a perfect match. With passes starting at $30, visitors can enjoy a day filled with poolside pleasures, hot tub relaxation, and beach access. For a bit of luxury, the $125 Cabana Day Pass includes a premium daybed and complimentary prosecco.

Arlo Wynwood: A Creative Retreat

Location: 2217 NW Miami Court, Miami, FL 33127

Nestled in Miami’s vibrant Wynwood district, Arlo Wynwood is not just a hotel but a cultural hub. This boutique property offers a unique rooftop pool experience, with adult passes starting at $25. For those seeking a health-focused day out, the ‘Wellness and Fitness’ package provides gym access, a wellness class, and a mocktail for $40.

Escape to the Keys or the Emerald Coast

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For those willing to venture beyond Miami, the Marker Key West Harbor Resort offers a tranquil poolside experience from $32 a day, while Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach combines luxury with panoramic views from its rooftop pool and lounge.

This summer, don't let the high hotel rates keep you from enjoying a splash of luxury. With these affordable day passes, you can experience five-star amenities without the five-star overnight prices. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Miami's top resorts are ready to welcome you for a day of relaxation and indulgence. Dive in and enjoy your daycation in true Miami style!


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