wondering if any of the higher end hotels allow beach access for a fee to non-guests. Thanks!
No.... But that’s because all beaches in Miami are free, and it would be illegal for them to charge a fee!
So yes, you can walk freely to the beach behind any hotel and sit there as long as you wish. Many of them will happily rent you a chair and umbrella (usually the fee goes up the fancier the hotel), or you can bring your own chair and umbrella and sit for free.
Sure thing. I believe most hotels will rent you chairs and umbrellas even if you’re not staying at the hotel. I know the Setai does (or did when I last checked three years ago). Rental rates vary a lot between hotels, and chair quality and view are the same, so you may want to compare before renting.
I’m not aware of a Four Seasons in Miami Beach.
Thank you for your helpful response!