The 5 Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Downtown Miami

The 5 Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Downtown Miami

Jan 29, 2024 January 29, 2024

Downtown is one of Miami’s most attractive neighborhoods because of its central location, its beautiful views of Biscayne Bay, and its status as a major public transportation hub. In recent months, it has also cemented its reputation as one of Miami’s fastest-growing areas, with many developers delivering world-class projects with unmatched luxuries and many more planned for the next few years.

So, if you’re thinking about living the high life in this sunny cosmopolitan core or making a smart investment, we’ve rounded up the five most luxurious buildings in Downtown Miami available right now, including a masterpiece by the late Zaha Hadid, one of the best female architects of all time. We’ve also added a list of the best pre-construction condos in Downtown Miami for you to choose from, including projects by world-class luxury brands. Let’s dive in!



Last updated on January 29.2024


Why Choose Downtown Miami?

Downtown is home to some of Miami’s best art, culture, shopping, entertainment, and social hotspots. It not only ties for #1 on our 11 most walkable neighborhoods in Miami report, but also gets a 91 out of 100 on Walkscore.com and is the best neighborhood in terms of public transportation with access to the Brightline, Metromover, Metrorail, Tri-rail, free trolleys, and more. It’s also next door to the financial hub of Brickell, plus the Arts and Entertainment District with the Adrienne Arsht Center.

If you choose to invest or live in the best condos in Downtown Miami, you’ll get easy access to the iconic Kaseya Center (where the Miami Heat play), the notable Pérez Art Museum, the Frost Museum of Science, the HistoryMiami Museum, the James L. Knight Center, the newly renovated Flagler Street, the soon-to-be-renovated Bayside Marketplace and Marina, the expansive Bayfront Park, a Miami-Dade College campus, plus a wide range delectable restaurants.

Soon, the megaproject Miami Worldcenter will complete its city within a city to this booming area, with 300,000 square feet of retail, 500,000 square feet of expo space, up to 500,000 square feet of office space, plus a health and medical center, turning Downtown Miami into an even more desirable place to call home. You can also watch our Downtown Miami video and see its latest developments in all areas.

So, what are the best places to live in Downtown Miami?



— The Best of the Best Condos in Downtown


5. YotelPad 

Address: 227 NE 2nd St, Downtown
Average list price: $1,026 per square foot

YotelPad


Known for its micro hotels and designed for investors, this 31-story tower marks Yotel’s first location on the East Coast. Completed in 2022, the condo hotel offers 231 fully furnished condo units and 222 micro-hotel rooms, and with no rental restrictions. So you can rent your unit out as often as you like.

Designed by Canada-based Stantec, all residences feature cleverly designed floor plans with contemporary flooring, custom Italian kitchen and bath cabinetry, designer Italian appliances, smart lock systems, and more. Three Techi robot butlers, capable of delivering food, beverages, gifts, and documents, stand as the centerpiece of this future-ready tower. Other amenities include a 14th-floor pool deck with a tiki bar, a gourmet coffee bar, a Middle Eastern restaurant, a sky lounge with a game area, a club lounge, coworking spaces, a pet spa, and more.


4. Marquis

Address: 1100 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown
Average list price: $1,048 per square foot

Marquis


Built in 2009 and designed by the
celebrated design firm Arquitectonica, this condo-hotel overlooking Biscayne Bay and Maurice Ferre Park (Museum Park) houses 292 exquisite residential units across its 64 floors. Its hotel component is designed to be a European-style boutique establishment. 

Living at the Marquis, residents get access to its hotel services, an 8,000 square-foot, two-story signature Rock Resorts spa and fitness center, separate sunrise and sunset pools, a juice and snack bar, a fine-dining restaurant, a 14th-floor open-air sky pool deck with Asian-inspired water gardens, whirlpools, and more.


3. Ten Museum Park 

Address: 1040 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown
Average list price: $1,050 per square foot

Ten Museum Park


Nestled right opposite Museum Park, where the Pérez Art Museum is located, this iconic 50-story structure houses 200 luxury condos with a distinctly boutique feel. Designed by Miami’s award-winning architect Chad Oppenheim, the luxury high-rise carries a clean, minimalistic aesthetic with open, loft-like floor plans, and sexy interior spaces, including glass-enclosed showers exposed to the master bedroom.

Featuring wellness at its core, residents can enjoy an exceptional list of amenities, including a 25,000 square-foot Clinique La Prairie-powered wellness center and pleasure garden, a 10,000 square-foot restaurant and outdoor café, a 3,000 square-foot Michael Capponi-inspired bar and lounge, along with a host of pavilions dedicated to aromatherapy, chromotherapy, massage, meditation, steam, and sauna.


2.
The Elser Hotel and Residences

Address: 398 NE 5th St, Downtown
Average list price: $1,476 per square foot

Elser, Miami


The newest building in Downtown Miami, and offering luxury mixed with no rental restrictions, this bayfront condo was delivered ready to rent to the likes of Airbnb. Across the street from Kaseya Center (Miami’s sports and entertainment venue), the 49-story tower was designed by Miami’s renowned Sieger Suarez Architects. Each of its 646 residences features modern interiors by Cotofana Designs and smart home tech, providing style and functionality.

Besides balconies providing breathtaking bay and/or city views, amenities include a 132-foot pool and deck with private lounge areas, a 16-foot poolside screening LED wall, a two-level wellness center with an outdoor yoga deck, a temperature-controlled swim spa, a lawn with theater, a cocktail bar and restaurant by Jaguar Sun, a sky entertainment lounge, a two-level co-working center, a Café Domino, and much more.


— And the Winner of the Best Condo in Downtown in Terms of Luxury Goes To…


1. One Thousand Museum

Address: 1000 Biscayne Blvd
Average List Price: $1,686 per square foot

One Thousand Museum


Zaha Hadid’s ultimate vision and sadly last residential venture in the U.S., the
iconic scorpion-like structure houses 83 ultra-luxurious units within its 62 floors.

Promising a six-star lifestyle and home to celebrities and professional athletes, including Victoria and David Beckham, amenities here include a rooftop helipad with a private lounge for residents, a multimedia theater, a triple-height sky lounge for entertaining, a double-height aquatic center with an indoor pool, a two-level spa and wellness center featuring access to indoor-outdoor activity areas, a sun & swim terrace with towel service, plunge pools and a relaxation lounge, plus three parking spaces per unit.


— Premium Pre-Construction Condos to Watch Out for in Downtown


Aston Martin Residences 

Address: 300 Biscayne Blvd Way
Average List Price: $2,997 per square foot

Aston Martin


Also on our list of new Miami developments to be completed in 2024, the Aston Martin Residences will certainly make its way to the top of our regular list of most luxurious condo buildings in Downtown Miami. Powered by Bond’s favorite car brand, this sophisticated tower features 391 ultra-luxury units within its 66 floors. Its standout feature is the use of Aston Martin-inspired colors, textures, and finishes throughout the building. 

And if you are thinking about purchasing a penthouse, the Aston Martin one is one-of-a-kind. The superior set of amenities offered at this waterfront development includes an art gallery, a teen center, a business center, and a kids’ playroom at level 52.

On the 53rd floor, residents will find a bayfront fitness center, a bar, a meditation room, a full-service spa, a beauty salon, and a barbershop. Level 54 is home to two theaters, virtual golf, and a secondary lobby. Level 55 is dedicated to an infinity-edge pool and deck, a bar, a spa, a grand living room, a secondary lounge, a chef’s kitchen, and more. 

As you can see in our YouTube video about the best new construction condos in 2024, the amenities of this stunning condominium also include a superyacht marina, rooftop helipad, and an exclusive Aston Martin Club membership.


E11even Hotel and Residences

Address: 20 NE 11th Street, Downtown
Average List Price: N/A

E11even Residences - Miami


Miami’s hottest club makers, E11even Partners along with PMG have created the first-ever “24/11 residential entertainment” concept in Miami’s Downtown. Designed by Sieger Suarez with interiors by New York’s Avro Ko, this skyscraper condo-hotel will rise 65 stories with 400 fully furnished, high-end units. 

Besides short-term condo rental options, residents will have access to amenities such as a 20,000-square-foot, multi-level E11even Day Club with temperature-controlled plunge pools, a 2,200-square-foot pool, and cabanas. The luxury condo hotel is also set to feature a wellness center, a gourmet food hall, a sports lounge, a beach club, and art installations.


E11even Beyond

Address: 40 NE 11th Street
Average List Price: N/A

E11even Residences - Miami


Sister tower and neighbor to the sold-out E11even Hotel and Residences, E11even Beyond will carry the same creative team as the first one, along with a bridge access to the luxurious amenities at its sister tower. 

Residents of this 65-story, 461-unit building will further benefit from a highly exclusive, members-only experience (not accessible from its sister tower). Highlight amenities exclusive to Beyond residents include a helipad, a resort-like sun lounge deck with a 93-foot pool, a high-tech fitness center, and an E11EVEN Residences Beyond Members Social Club.


Okan Tower 

Address: 555 N Miami Avenue
Average List Price: $1,510 per square foot

Okan Tower


Rising 70 stories to offer unobstructed bay and city views, the structure of the Okan Tower is inspired by tulips and is designed by local architect, Behar Font. 

Housing 362 luxury condos along with hotel and office space, the tower brings with it amenities such as three swimming pools including a sky pool, pool bar with outdoor lounge, private screening room, full-service spa with Hammam, whirlpools and treatment rooms, party/event room, multipurpose room with chef’s kitchen, fully-staffed kids’ club, multiple on-site restaurants, in-home dining and spa treatments and much more.


Waldorf Astoria – 300 Biscayne Blvd

Waldorf Astoria – 300 Biscayne Blvd


Bringing all of its historic 5-star luxuries and services to set the bar for superior living, this astounding supertall condo-hotel designed by
Carlos Ott and Sieger Suarez, designed like stacking blocks, will accommodate 400 exceptional units within 100 floors. 

Approved to be one of Miami’s tallest buildings, residents can expect to find a pool and sun deck, a world-class health spa, a children’s activity room, a private screening room, a ground-level atrium for shopping and dining as well as access to Waldorf’s exceptional hotel services at this ultra-luxury, waterfront tower. We also included their penthouse at our list of the best Miami penthouses in pre construction.


Casa Bella by B&B Italia

Address: 1400 Biscayne Boulevard
Average List Price: N/A

Casa Bella by B&B Italia - 1400 Biscayne Boulevard


Technically in the Arts & Entertainment District but really close to Downtown Miami, Related Group’s Casa Bella will deliver the “Art of Italian Living in Miami.” Designed by Arquitectonica with interiors and curations by starchitect Piero Lissoni, the boutique tower will rise 57 stories with 306 luxury residences.

Boasting B&B Italia furnishings in its common spaces and B&B Italia finishes in units, the tower will feature seven residences per floor. Standout amenities will include a 60th-floor sky pool with a terrace and an observatory, a 12th-floor pool deck with Italian-inspired gardens, a pickleball court, a 360 wellness center, a game room, a children’s playground, a cinema, a wine room, museum-quality art, “While you’re away” services, a pet spa, and more.


— Quick Facts about Downtown Miami


How Safe is Downtown?

Coastal Miami is generally very safe. As Downtown Miami grows and becomes a luxury destination, more and more pockets of vacant or undeveloped areas that may have felt unsafe are now making way for luxury developments. This urban core ranks second on ‘Best Places for Young Professionals in Miami-Dade,’ 3rd on the ‘Best Neighborhoods to Live in Miami,’ and 4th again on ‘Best Places to Raise a Family in Miami’ on niche.com, which shows that this dynamic area is a great place to live, work, and enjoy all that Miami has to offer.


Best Restaurants in Downtown

Verde at the Perez Art Museum - Miami

Verde at the Perez Art Museum - Miami


Downtown is definitely
one of the hottest dining destinations in Miami. With a restaurant for every kind of foodie, these are some of the highest-rated eateries in the neighborhood:

  • Jaguar Sun is a restaurant and bar specializing in raw seafood and pasta of the best kind. Sip on a signature cocktail while enjoying some of the best oysters in town.
  • NIU Kitchen serves up authentic Spanish plates meant for sharing with friends while tasting great Spanish wine. It reminds you of the simple pleasures in life.
  • Motek Café will transport you to the eastern Mediterranean coast with dishes meant for sharing. This location is one of many they have throughout Miami.
  • Over Under is your best choice for a dive bar with an upscale feel and vibe. The food is just plain good bar food, with the cheeseburger and chicken sandwich leading the way.
  • Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami offers a tranquil retreat nestled at the back of the Pérez Art Museum. Enjoy the happy hour with a cocktail in hand watching the Bay.
  • Bali Café is the safest bet for Asian fusion and Indonesian specials like nasi goreng or laksa.
  • Pollos & Jarras has some of the best Peruvian rotisserie chicken, Lomo Saltado, Pollo a la Brasa, and skirt steak.


Shopping in Downtown

Miami World Center


The shopping scene in Downtown Miami is in for a grand revamp. The newly renovated Flagler Street is taking shape as a pedestrian-friendly shopping mecca with lush, festival-style boulevards, and several outdoor cafes. The open-air Bayside Marketplace will also undergo a renovation, gearing up for an upscale upgrade as it will welcome more high-end retail once complete.

Also, the upcoming Miami Worldcenter is expected to bring an additional 765,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and entertainment to the mix, which will completely revitalize the shopping scene in this central neighborhood. As of now, you’ll find a Starbucks on NW 1st Avenue, NE 3rd Street, and Chopin Plaza for your daily cup of joe, while Whole Foods is at SE 3rd Ave. There is also a good range of mom-and-pop stores, major retail brands, boutique stores, and luxury jewelers peppered across Downtown Miami.


— The Best Located Condo in Downtown


Epic Residences

Address: 200 Biscayne Blvd Way, Downtown
Average list price: $683 per square foot


We find Epic Residences to be one of the best overall and best-located condo buildings in Downtown Miami. Overlooking the dynamic Miami River, this icon of luxury sits right across the bridge from the financial district of Brickell. It is also within walking distance from the James L. Knight Center, Brickell City Centre, Whole Foods, a Silverspot Movie Theater, the Bayfront Marketplace and Marina, two Metromover stations, and some of the highest-rated restaurants in Downtown and Brickell, making it a highly convenient spot to call home.


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