MIAMI (TheStreet) -- When the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints arrive in Miami, they'll enjoy some of the best hotel accommodations Super Bowl contenders have seen in years.
The high-end suites around Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are among the best in the country, with just enough bling and excess to keep a pro athlete from missing his hometown digs.
The lounge inside the penthouse of the Setai.
Here's a sampling:
: from $1,245
The name of famed Hollywood decorator Kelly Wearstler is probably more familiar to football wives than their NFL husbands. She brought her striped marbles floors, intricate silky fabrics and layered design aesthetic to this boutique hotel and apartment tower.
Style-minded players should choose one of the two-bedroom residences, which offer soaring ceilings, bay views and private elevators. Inside the 1,400-square-foot apartments, you'll find Oriental textiles, stainless-steel kitchens, marble bathrooms and private balconies to escape any groupies hanging around the rooftop pool.
: from $3,500
This skyscraper hotel overlooks Biscayne Bay from downtown Miami, and feels more boardroom than bravado pad. That is, until you enter the first-floor reception area, where you'll find 25-foot Fernando Botero statues that look like linebackers.
The Presidential Suite offers 3,000 square feet of space, with a fluffy living room, eight-seat dining room and private butler. The main bedroom has its own mini-spa with a two-person soaking tub and rain shower for soothing aches and pains.
This whopping 4,300-square-foot penthouse pad includes three bedrooms, a lavish dining room and a pool. You'll also find beach views and a separate apartment for guests, family or staff.
While the hotel was designed by Morris Lapidus in 1954, the interiors have been brought to 2010 standards, with wet bars and living rooms large enough to entertain 150 people. The penthouse opens to a wraparound terrace.
: from $7,000
The reality-TV series "Miami Social" on
portrayed the hard-partying antics of people living in and around the Gansevoort. The opulent penthouse lives up to the show's high-end hype.
Inside the penthouse, visitors find Andy Warhol photographs along with lighter design elements, such as an Italian foosball table and a Swarovski crystal chandelier. Two large terraces, outfitted with loungers and sofas for entertaining, give way to ocean views.
Penthouse Extreme Wow Suite
: from $8,000
It's the hottest reservation in South Beach, especially during Super Bowl week. High rollers and superstar athletes will converge at the W's Mr. Chow restaurant before heading to the pool deck to pop magnums of Cristal.
The Extreme Wow Suite offers panoramic ocean views from its terrace and a private pool. The outdoor deck at the W, part of
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
, has its own barbecue and kitchen for poolside tailgating.
Inside, the walls are adorned with rock 'n' roll art by photographer Danny Clinch. Onyx-colored shell chandeliers hang from the top of the suite's 10-foot ceilings. Too pricey? Book the Bungalow Suite for one-third of the price.
The Setai's penthouse is a lavish 10,000-square-foot design palace that's larger than most Miami mansions. It's located at the top of the iconic sky-blue glass Setai tower. Inside, you'll find three bedrooms and massive marble bathrooms with TVs. The living area is framed by glass walls that are surrounded by a limestone terrace with a six-person Jacuzzi and private pool.
The Setai offers car service to the Super Bowl afterparties on Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road. Be sure to take off your muddy cleats or cheap stilettos before you walk across the penthouse's hand-polished teak floors.
-- Reported by Michael Martin of JetSetReport.com in Los Angeles
Michael Martin is the managing editor of JetSetReport.com -- a luxury travel and lifestyle guide based in Los Angeles and London. His work has appeared in In Style, Blackbook, Elle, U.K.'s Red magazine, ITV and BBC.