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An eco-friendly oceanfront sanctuary in the heart of Miami Beach with a pool, spa and restaurant
Built in 1939 by renowned Art Deco architect Roy France, the 251-room Palms Hotel and Spa is an eco-friendly oasis that brings a Caribbean-vibe to the sands of Miami Beach. In 2009 the hotel underwent a full renovation, joined the Preferred Hotel & Resorts Group and saw the addition of the award-winning Essensia Restaurant and Lounge. The 3,000-square-foot lobby showcases high ceilings and grand columns, and has a safari vibe. Out back, the hotel is a quiet hideaway that spills out onto a stretch of soft ocean sand, highlighted by a jogging boardwalk that extends to trendy South Beach — just one mile away.
Bed and Bath
Spanning 12 floors, the guestrooms overlook the Miami cityscape, the Atlantic Ocean or the tropical garden and pool area, which overflows with bamboo, palm trees, orchids and two colorful parrots. The rooms and suites are done in calming sand-and-sea earth tones and are fitted with mod cons such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, plush bathrobes and fully stocked minibars. With Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop mattresses, down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, the beds are so soft you feel as if you’re melting right into them. Showers and toilets are completely separate; they feature rainfall showers, mosaic glass tilework and Aveda bath products.
The Essensia Restaurant’s crescent shape and its lotus flower chandeliers give the space an exotic feel, while the seasonal menu uses locally grown ingredients, including some from chef Venoy Rogers III's garden. The outdoor seating on the shaded patio is the perfect place to sip a specialty cocktail or discover an under-the-radar microbrew. There’s a tiki bar that serves drinks to those lounging by the heated pool or in one of the shaded hammocks. Private cabanas serve as additional treatment rooms for the 5,000-square-foot Aveda spa, and beverages, umbrellas and towel service are provided to guests relaxing on the beach.
In the Area
South Beach’s electrifying nightlife is just a few blocks from the hotel, and clubs like Set and Liv heat things up late into the night. For a taste of Latin culture, Mangos is the place to be on the weekends for dinner and dance shows, while Española Way offers salsa lessons. At the nearby Miami Beach Marina, scuba diving, boat rentals and deep sea fishing are offered. A short drive to the south, adventure seekers can soar like birds with Hang Glide Miami, a unique boat-towed hang-gliding operation that grants stunning views of the city. History and architecture lovers can admire the Renaissance-style Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and the Miami Design District is home to numerous art galleries and high fashion emporia.
The Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Palms Hotel & Spa is Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) - 15.5 km / 9.6 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.