Carillon Miami Wellness Resort: Luxury Beach Retreat for Body and Soul

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort's beach and pool
••• From top to bottom: the Atlantic Ocean, the resort pool, the wellness pool's water jets. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
  • 01 of 07

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort: Wellness & Luxury

    Great Miami vacation at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
    ••• Carillon Miami Wellness Resort's beachfront pool. ©Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is a wellness retreat that does it all. It's a family-friendly all-suites luxury hotel with all the amenities you'd expect from a great Florida beachfront resort. It offers hundreds of fitness classes weekly, four pools, multiple menus, and a spa and wellness complex that is South Florida's biggest. The Carillon does such a good job satisfying guests that Condé Nast Traveler Reader Awards honored it as #1 Resort In Florida in 2017.

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is sleek, modern, and New Age-style healing retreat. It is also a family-friendly Miami Beach luxury resort. The hotel perches atop a 750-foot stretch of classic beachfront on Miami beach. Both South Beach and Miami's dynamic arts neighborhoods are just a couple of miles away. But the Carillon is so immersive, many guests stay right on-property, living well and working to look and feel better.

    Bring the Kids and the Dogs Too

    The resort's 150 accommodations are all suites with one...MORE or two bedrooms. Children are welcome, with enticements just for them. These include fitness classes just for kids or kids-and parents, appealing kids' menus, and teen spa services tailored to teens. Young guests over 14 can participate in all fitness and mind-body classes.

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort honors a pet-friendly policy, extended to dogs under 35 pounds. The resort's canine-compatible suites carry a supplementary housekeeping fee of $100 per stay per dog, up to two.

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort Is a Miami Icon

    This resort opened in 1948 as the design of Norman Giller, now considered the father of Miami Modern architecture. The sleek, angular building has Art Deco lines with a sun-worshiping midcentury modern spirit. Its original Carillon neon sign and tower clock (shown above) are Miami landmarks. The resort closed in the 1970s and was brought back to life, with adding two sleek towers. The ongoing restoration is managed by Ira Giller, Norman's son.

    Wellness Plus Living Well

    The Carillon's health and fitness offerings are spectacular. But wellness isn't the resort's only appeal. Bon vivant guests who are more interested in Pinot Noir than Pilates can indulge in the resort's classic Florida beach, its spa, it sybaritic suite bathrooms, and its healthy but tasty cooking and organic booze.

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  • 02 of 07

    Would You Like Carillon Miami Wellness Resort?

    Carillon Miami hotel room and beach
    ••• The view from an Oceanfront Balcony suite. ©Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Would a Getaway at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort Be Your Style?

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort could be the right hotel for you if you: want to be right on the beach in a happening city urban area like Miami, Cancun, or Waikiki; want to be in Miami but not on South Beach; appreciate modern decor; love working out; hope to indulge in fitness and spa and good meals too; need a hotel kitchen that will comply with your diet; are on the road with kids and/or dogs.

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort may not be the best fit for you if you: seek a Miami hotel with a nightlife vibe; want to be in or near South Beach; aren't planning on pursuing fitness and wellness on vacation; hope to indulge in big, rich meals; prefer to pay upfront with by booking an all-inclusive hotel pricing; you prefer classic grand hotels to sleek, modern hotels.

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  • 03 of 07

    All Rooms Are Suites at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort hotel guest suite
    ••• Carillon's rooms are all elegant modern suites. ©Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Every Room Is a Suite at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    All 150 guest accommodations at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort are suites...decked-out suites that feel like airy, contemporary apartments with neutral palettes and stylish furnishings. Views are all appealing, whether city, garden, partial ocean view, or to full ocean view with balcony. (Shown

    All suites feature a lovely bedroom and big, comfy living room; ini-kitchens with granite counters and KitchenAid and Miele appliances; opulent bathrooms with Italian glass mosaic tiles and deep soaking tubs; ample drawer, counter, and closet space. Amenities and tech are top-notch. 

    The Carillon features many complimentary touches, Thes include wifi, bottled water, coffee and teamaker with high-end coffee and tea; and organic chocolates with nightly turndown service. Speaking of service, Carillon's meets the hospitality standards of a true luxury hotel.

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  • 04 of 07

    Wellness and Fitness at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Rock-climbing wall at Carillon Miami wellness resort hotel
    ••• Carillon's rock-climbing wall is one attraction of its gigantic fitness center. ©Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is a true mind-body oasis. For the many guests who love working out, the Carillons fitness options are a body-amusement park. Fitness offerings are the kind you want to do all day. There are over 200 exercise and yoga classes of every imaginable kind. The resort's cutting-edge Fitness Center is a workout playground, with a two-story rock-climbing wall (shown), superlative Technogym ARTIS workout equipment, a Kinesis circuit, Pilates racks, a barre, and more. Fitness swimmers relish the Carillon's ocean-view rooftop lap pool lined with palm trees. 

    Wellness Programs and Packages at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    There's also an army of healers (nutritionists, trainers, wellness pros) ready to access your physical and spiritual status and guide you on a healthier path. Highly customized, targeted programs for health and well-being promote weight loss, nutrition, recuperation, pain management, smoking cessation, and more.

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  • 05 of 07

    Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    A cooler sauna, or laconium, at Carillon Miami spa
    ••• Carillon Miami's Laconium, a healthful, less-hot sauna.

    The resort's spa is one of South Florida's biggest, at 70,000 square feet. It's also one of the most varied spas anywhere, with extensive treatments for women, men, teens, and even kids, Its variety of hydritherapy and bath environments encompass hot and chilled pools and tubs, an igloo, experiential rains, rejuvenating plunges, and more. 

    The first thing you need to know when embarking on a spa experience here: you must spend time in The Spa at Carillon Miami's hydrotherapy circuit, with a thrilling complement of wet and wild experiences: pools, tubs, fountains, jets, footbaths, steam, hot, cold, aromatherapy, and more. (Shown: the Laconium, a less-heated sauna that's kind to your skin.) The circuit open to all guests, spa appointment or no. The lucky ones discovered it their first day and make it a daily ritual throughout their Carillon stay.)

    Treatment-wise, the spa is full-service and then some. A vast spa menu covers massage and bodywork, high-tech facials, and...MORE in-water treatments, Specialty treatments cover couples, teens, athletes, moms-to-be, the jet-lagged, the sleep-deprived. Many treatments can be performed outdoors. The resort's salon performs a full range of hair services, mani-pedis, waxing, makeup, and men's grooming.

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    Dining at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Restaurant at Carillon Miami, The Stand
    ••• The Strand, for delicious all-day dining and grazing at the Carillon. ©Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Dining at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is good to eat and good for you. It ranges from fresh-pulped green juices to hearty steak and cocktails. The kitchen offers vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary dishes.

    The Strand Bar & Grill indulges guests with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are good for your body. Extensive nutritional information on the menu allows diners to monitor their calorie, fat, protein and fiber intake. 

    The breezy dining room is decorated in warm, rich wood with deep red accents. Seating options include cozy indoor tables, outdoor oceanfront seating, and comfy stools with full views of the restaurant's open "expo kitchen."

    The Strand's breakfast buffet is a classy affair. Guests can expect smoked salmon, fresh fruit, whole and egg-white eggs; whole-grain breads and muffins; a granola-and-yogurt bar with toppings like dried fruit, fresh coconut, berries; fresh-pressed “green” juices (also available round-the-clock).

    Dinner at The Strand is a...MORE bit more indulgent, with full menu service. Expect interesting and healthful food like yellowtail snapper in saffron broth and grass-fed Churrasco steak are in sync with Miami’s Latin-inspired dining scene. Starters and sides include savories like sweet potato fries, crab and artichoke dip, and hearth-fired pizzas. Desserts are fresh and light. To drink: organic spirits, biodynamic wines, fresh juices, and artisanal sodas.

    Other dining venues at Carillon Miami include the more casual Cabana restaurant, serving light, healthy meals and bites beside the Cabana pool; The Wine Lounge, with a vast range of labels and snacks too; a juice bar, in the fitness area; and Carillon Lounge, a casual, over-the-counter café and bar, features barista creations, organic cocktails, and happy hour specials.

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  • 07 of 07

    Connect with Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort's beach and pool
    ••• From top to bottom: the Atlantic Ocean, the resort pool, the wellness pool's water jets. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort