Faena Hotel Miami Beach
What We Love
- 100,000 square feet of beach steps from the hotel
- Paris-style cabaret shows at the two-level, 150-seat onsite theater
- Two original sculptures by Turner Prize-winning artist, Damien Hirst, including a gold-coated skeleton of a woolly mammoth
- Holistic treatments at the Tierra Santa Healing House—Miami’s largest hammam spa
What To Know
- The hotel’s signature Faena Butlers service every guestroom
- The property is 100% smoke-free
- There’s a secret bar behind the registration desk at the Faena Theater, accessible to hotel guests only
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Built on the site of the ultra-lavish Saxony hote (a 1948 standard-setter that hosted luminaries like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe), the Faena draws on an inimitable combination of Latin grandeur—enterprising owner Alan Faena is from Argentina—and Miami cool. Every amenity is designed to dazzle, from the 22,000-square-foot spa whose indigenous treatment menu was conjured up by the proprietor’s very own shaman to the elaborate omakase dinners whipped up at Pao, helmed by Top Chef winner Paul Qui. If the upscale interiors like the lobby’s 30-foot-long red carpet, tropically themed floor-to-ceiling murals, and zebra-print couches seem larger than life, it’s because Hollywood director Baz Luhrmann served as the hotel’s creative consultant. Certain historic features, however, pay homage to the Saxony era, including terrazzo floors and Cathedral-style columns.
Art Deco touches—velvet drapes; brushed gold fixtures—co-exist with contemporary comforts—complimentary WiFi, goose-down bedding—in all 169 rooms, which harken back to Miami’s mid-century heyday. Bay View rooms are particularly therapeutic for their sunset vistas, while Ocean View suites are appointed with recessed master bedrooms and elegantly furnished balconies. For an especially indulgent stay, opt for the Skyline suite, which comes with a full-service kitchen, wet bar, and two king-size beds.
Meats and fish are seared tableside over binchotan charcoal at Pao, chef Paul Qui’s spin on Asian fusion. For a modern take on South American live-fire cooking, head to Los Fuegos, overseen by Argentinean grill-master Francis Mallman. Reservations are strictly required for seats at Saxony, the hotel’s tony black-and-silver cocktail bar.
About 10 blocks north of South Beach, the billion-dollar arts and culture quarter (still under construction) known as the Faena District is on its way to becoming Miami’s next ‘it’ zone. On the docket for the next few years: a shopping bazaar, a Rem Koolhaas-designed arts center, and a plethora of upscale dining options.
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Great place we had a terrific dinner .The food was excellent . Great service constantly getting you what you need .Then we toured the place saw a ma mouth skeleton dipped in Gold in a air condition case I heard it was worth 15 million. Then we went to the Samsara show .this was a awesome show kind of like a circus with out the animals . Finally we hit the night club did not leave till 2 am . Great evening !!!!!
I am happy to pay for the best of the best. But, this place does not deliver and the bill feels like a stab in the heart (and the wallet). The concierge was SO RUDE to my friend and guest on a daily basis. Wouldn't look up from his phone to address simple questions. Gave simple “no” and dismissive “I don’t know” to every question. Easy questions to answer like: “where could I get a macbook charger cord in town?". Concierge could easily have given directions to the nearest Apple Store instead of saying “I don’t know”. Concierge also spoke badly of a chef friend's restaurant “he needs to rethink it” when we asked for help with transportation to the chef's (very highly rated) restaurant AND we mentioned that the Chef is a friend (!!!).
Our $950++ per night got us: two twin beds, the world’s smallest bedside table,
and a petite chair. A small settee and a coffee table might be nice so that there is somewhere to sit besides the two twin beds. Our reservation guaranteed: welcome drinks (never offered and when we asked, we were ignored), access to house car (refused 3x) ++. Our room had broken light switches, an art tour (nope!), poor cleaning, not informing us of an 841 AM UPS delivery until we called at 445 PM. Terrace seemed to be missing half of the furniture? World’s smallest bedside table to be shared between two beds, charging station in the desk didn’t work. It was all so sad. Turn down service knock after 10 PM!
My $500 dinner with three appetizers and the celebrity chef in sight just hitting on two girls sitting in a banquette in the middle of the room. #UGH. I did like the bartender, though. but he was probably nice because I left him a good cash tip.
A debacle. I am not an oligarch nor a bazillionaire - they are treated quite nicely here. But I paid full price and I want to be treated the same way...
The highlight of our vacation to Florida was our stay at Faena Hotel Miami. The hotel was amazing. The staff were welcoming and always greeted us with a smile, often with our last name. The food and service was excellent,at the restaurants.My family and myself felt relaxed and pampered at the beach and pool during the day and in the suite.
We have visited and stayed in numerous hotels, Faena is the best we have ever experienced. We were extremely happy with the staff they were both friendly and provided excellent service. The suite was amazing with all that we needed and more. The views from the room were stunning, we viewed the sunrise and sunset on all days of our stay. The meals were ate at Faena's restaurants were delicious and enjoyed by my whole family. A highly recommended hotel to experience while visiting Miami.
From the time you walk in the Hotel Faena until you leave, it never felt like a hotel in a bustling city. It felt very secluded and remote with a resort feel. The staff was professional and not overbearing. Jose Sanchez (the Lead Doorman) was one of the nicest people you can hope to meet...very helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. Food,decor, beach/pool and rooms were top-notch...overall, great hotel experience!