Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
What We Love
- The hotel's hushed and exclusive North Miami address
- Authentic Neapolitan fare (there’s a truffle-tasting menu) at the hotel’s Le Sirenuse restaurant
- Air-conditioned cabanas on the neighboring beach
- The traditional marble hammam at the 15,000-square-foot spa—one of Miami’s best
What To Know
- Tire magnate Harvey Firestone founded the property during the Great Depression
- The hotel’s expansive U-shaped Champagne Bar was created from the original 1930 building
- Pritzker-prize winning architect Richard Meier designed the hotel’s two 12-story glass towers
- The property’s seaside “serenity lawns” are ideal for morning meditation
Yesteryear elegance is updated with digital conveniences at this rebooted Surfside hideaway, which once served as the hedonistic headquarters for Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor (among other Prohibition-era revelers). No single space better mirrors that aesthetic double-play than the breezy interiors of a resurrected Cabana Suite, where remote-controlled blinds, an electronic “do-not-disturb” sign, and complimentary iPads co-exist with expansive wooden verandas and raffia-paneled closets. They’re intended to replicate the original 1930s accommodations, which took decorative cues from a whimsical combo of French castles and Maine summer cabins. This thoughtful overhaul was the vision of interior design whiz Joseph Dirand, whose resume includes boutiques for Parisian powerhouses like Balmain and Givenchy. There are also pretty hints of the Amalfi Coast, including a vine-clad entrance and the hotel’s classic Italian restaurant—think white-jacketed waiters and gargantuan ceiling fans—a satellite location for its Positano mother ship that occupies what used to be the Surf Club’s grand ballroom. The result is pure Instagrammable glitz, Art Deco filter included.
In the Area
The hotel is occupies 900 feet of coveted beachside real estate in Surfside, a square mile that’s fondly regarded as Miami’s most family-friendly pocket, practically equidistant from opulent Bal Harbor and the city’s working class ethnic enclaves. Sample authentic kosher fare at one of the neighborhood’s many delis (Surfside is home to a large orthodox Jewish community), or spend an afternoon wandering the quirky boutiques on Harding Avenue. Though you’ve most likely selected this part of Miami-Dade for its uncluttered beachfronts, save for a series of seaside-inspired art exhibits, including fiberglass turtles and reproductions of masterpieces from the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
How to Get There
Great place to visit , without all the noise and drama.
It’s good, clean, crisp.
Expensive for sure
But if you can afford it, do it
Take advantage of the beach, to pools, Miami Beach
The rooms are large and nice
Excellent facilities, rooms, restaurants, beach area and Staff the best in the world. Nothing is left unattended or neglected. The staff aim to please in every way and succeed. Location perfect too. Would stay nowhere else when visiting the area. Superb.
I love this resort! My first time staying here. Great choice if you need a winter-warm up in Miami but away from the hustle bustle of South Beach. Oceanfront rooms have drop-dead gorgeous ocean views with decor that is beachy, calm, white and tranquil. Retro beach chic is one way to describe it. Dinner at Le Sirenuse Miami made me feel like I was back in Positano. Authentic Italian. Highly recommend it even if not staying here. Don’t miss the Champagne Bar. Had the best signature facial by Jacqueline at the Spa. Totally relaxing and hydrating. This is one of my new favorite beach resorts. Quiet, calm, stylish and perfect if you want a luxury getaway but not one that’s flashy. I will definitely be back.
I just checked out and I REALLY didn’t want to leave. We had a bit of a rough start, but each day kept getting better and better and better...
The Four Seasons Surf Club is the ultimate escape from the winter Miami Beach mob scene. It is a place of quiet understated luxury, exceptionally beautiful public and private rooms, and phenomenal service in all venues. A sense of serenity and privacy pervade the hotel.
Special shout out to Jo-el by the pool, Arturo, Frederick, Yari, Courtney, and all the wonderful staff members we encountered during our stay.
The Four Seasons Surf Club has just become my new favorite hotel in Miami Beach. Looking forward to planning my next trip.
What a great way to relax after the holidays!!! Get yourself to the Four Seasons SurfsideAnd be pampered every moment!!!Josh and the entire Four Seasons team will take fabulous care of you! The restaurants and bar are great places for good music and service extraordinaire.