1 Hotel South Beach
What We Love
- Killer location on 600 feet of South Beach beach, and within walking distance of the city’s cultural hot spots
- The largest rooftop pool at an oceanfront hotel in South Beach
- The restaurant, bars — even the lobby farmstand — are overseen by celeb chef Tom Colicchio
- Environmentally friendly focus
- Incredibly spacious rooms (accommodations start at 650 square feet)
What To Know
- Half the property is devoted to condos (a total of 163 residences) whose owners share the amenities
- The concierge can offer advice on adventures accessible on foot, bicycle, or one of the fleet of Teslas available to guests (based on availability)
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
1 Hotel South Beach is a sexed-up addition to Miami’s already sizzling scene. It features four pools ringed by cushioned loungers, cabanas and lavender daybeds, which seemingly float above the water, all of it providing the perfect perch to people-watch or take in the ocean views. The guest rooms vary from City View Kings to Oceanfront Suites with balconies, but all are decorated in salvaged driftwood, soothing neutral shades and hemp-blend Keetsa mattresses wrapped in organic cotton linens. Some have private furnished balconies and full kitchens — perfect for extended stays or families. There are all the mod cons, too, such as 55-inch LCD flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers and Nespresso coffee machines. Start the morning with paddleboard yoga, have an in-room massage or go for a workout in the spacious Field House gym. When hunger strikes, you can head to the rooftop pool or casual Sand Box; both offer ocean views along with food and drinks, or sit down at Beachcraft, a Mediterranean grill focusing on fresh-caught seafood. Sip a nightcap in the farm-to-table lobby bar Tom on Collins, and the next morning have the chef make you a picnic to take to the beach. And speaking of a beach break, the concierge can offer advice on adventures accessible on foot, bicycle or in one of the fleet of Teslas available to guests.
In the Area
Leave your bathing suit drying on the balcony and step out to see some of South Beach’s cultural destinations. Right behind the hotel, the Bass Art Museum has a small but spectacular permanent collection; it also frequently hosts events. A few blocks to the south, the New World Symphony holds great concerts and frequent, free Wallcasts, in which movies or concerts are broadcast on the Frank Gehry–designed exterior to be enjoyed by viewers in the park opposite. And if you make your way seven blocks down, the shops, cafés and farmers and antique markets of pedestrian Lincoln Road await. Once you’ve explored the city side of your home away from home, hit the boardwalk on the ocean side to bike, jog or stroll South Beach.
How to Get There
We stayed two nights en route to the Caribbean. The hotel is lovely - cool chic Miami vibe. It never felt too busy or crowded. Service was good. We enjoy excellent personalized service offered by some 5 star hotels and this was not on that level, but that level of service is hard if not impossible to find in South Beach.
We booked a deluxe ocean view room at first and were kindly upgraded to a one bedroom suite that felt much like an apartment. I didn’t want that vibe on vacation. The hotel and John of the bell service were accommodating until we found the right suite. We paid for an upgrade to the ocean front suite which had an AMAZING view of the beach and was as ocean front as you could get at this hotel. It was worth it. It had a glass paneled shower that allowed you to shower while looking at the ocean - amazing. You can look at the ocean and beach from your bed. The living room was large and had a balcony with day bed.
Overall good service in a chic hotel in South Beach. No complaints.
By far, the best hotel we have ever stayed. Just over the top in guest relations and amenities. Beautiful property and amazing views of the ocean. We were out by the center pool around 5pm looking out to the sea. The cruise ships were going by, the colorful para-sails were in the sky, the different colored beach umbrellas were up - it was like a picture book. We all decided that the only bad thing is that this hotel has set the bar so high, that it will ruin all other hotel stays for us! Just perfect! Oh, if you need anything, concierge D'Michael is just amazing. D'Michael- hospitality rating of A+, my friend.
Angelo was amazing. Made our day at the beach very fun and relaxing. He took care of us the entire day and the service was perfect. He was very friendly and accommodating to any of our special requests.
The 1 Hotel is a stellar hotel with high end accommodations but with a low key feel. We absolutely loved it. The rooftop bar is off the charts. The beach is immaculate and the beach service is exceptional. At the beach, Josh set us up and was incredibly attentive. Ask for him when you go. Had an amazing spot at the water that was so relaxing. Highly recommend this hotel.
We stayed at the 1 hotel (residences) for a long weekend in January. It was a 1 bedroom home with ocean view consisting of a kitchen, living room, bedroom and 1 and 1/2 baths. It was was beautiful- beachy luxury feel just like the hotel. It was very spacious and tastefully decorated. The balcony had a view of the ocean and the intracoastal. The building next door is undergoing some renovations and while the noise wasn’t an issue, the view of that isn’t the prettiest (if you’re picky). Memory foam bed (the website says organic cotton mattress!) was super comfortable and I now need one for my home. Extra large tub in the bathroom was amazing. Kitchen/ living area led to the balcony and thank goodness we had this space because the weather was cold and rainy!
The hotel itself is 5 star. Everything (although I’m not sure about that-maybe many things?) is reclaimed and recycled which is amazing because it still looks so chic. The lobby area is perfection-bar and music at night with food (small plates) from Habitat. I was obsessed with Neighbors, a place for coffee and light bites in the lobby, and their “Go Nuts” smoothie. Just remember you’re in South Beach and that’s a $14 smoothie. We also ate at Watr on the rooftop one day while lounging at the pool. It was very good but difficult to eat shrimp and brussel sprouts by the pool, so next time I’ll opt to go eat in the restaurant area. The beach was nice - pay extra to be in the direct oceanfront lounges but since the weather was iffy we opted not to go for that option and still had comfortable lounge chairs with ocean view. I know there were servers and saw them running around but I guess I didn’t seem enthusiastic enough about ordering a drink because for the 2 hours we were out there she only swung by once and that was to drop the menu. There’s also a large main pool with multiple bar/dining areas and “hot tub” (it was giant and packed with people probably also due to colder weather). Planthouse restaurant was somewhere near the main pool area and we also had a smoothie there but we entered it from the gym. That’s actually very convenient for a workout and plant based meal afterwards but awkward to be in there with “regular” patrons.
Overall a 5 star vacation despite the weather! We will be back!