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.
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Amazing property! Outstanding views, beautiful decor, gorgeous rooms,amazing bar and restaurants. When we checked in, with lovely Maria Jaramillo, we mentioned we were going to buy some presents for our daughters. When we were back from shopping we had a bag from the hotel and inside there were these two sweet cuddly animals with a letter from Maria "for your beautiful daughters so they have a piece from the Surf club team". Wow wow wow!!! Thank you Maria. You are the sweetest!!! You are the true embodiment of the Four Seasons spirit.
Sunday lunch at Sirenuse, fantastic, warm welcome and very professional service, well cooked dishes, linguine with clams and exquisite "battuta di scampi". Well prepared sea bass salad, "fritto misto" to be repeated for its goodness. In short, an exclusive place for those who love and want to be served luxuriously. Excellent final desserts. Thanks, Cosimo Panico
I loved everything about four seasons surf side - it's a perfect property - however I was disappointing with the level of service as far as food is concerned . The breakfast is very poor for a hotel of that category as well as the offering the menus in the restaurants for lunch and dinner. The restaurant team were not happy to accomodate special requests - not reasonable for a hotel of this category and price.
Overall the four seasons should offer a beautiful buffet breakfast and more healthy options on the menu.
Apart from that everything was perfect