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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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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Amazing is all I can stay! Service was 10 star hotel was 10 star food was 10 star! Rose Diets our housekeeper was unreal went out of her way to make our staycation amazing ! Roberto Martin amazing service the door men the valet a very nice young man by the pool brought me water constantly asked if I needed anything! We will be back next month for sure!!! One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at!!!!
Everything about Faena Hotel is spectacular - from the moment of arrival to the time of departure
A capable bellman welcomed us with a smile and the offer to handle our luggage, and led us to the front desk to check in. This journey took us from hot Miami Beach to a cool 30-foot cathedral foyer with Argentine murals. Check-in was accompanied by a refreshing cool welcome beverage, and our luggage was transported to our rooms during the check-in process.
Luxury spa: CHECK. Restaurants, bars and night clubs: CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. Capable bartenders: CHECK. Amazing pool: CHECK. Beach front ...for more food and drink: CHECK.
And if you want a drink by the pool, they've got that, too. They will even bring your drink poolside as you soak, and keep it topped off for you.
The food, the dining, the care: EXQUISITE.
We found Faena Hotel via the Mr & Mrs Smith network of global luxury hotels after having stayed at one of their hotels in Luang Prabang, Laos. Originally, we were booked at another property, but when they ran into problems with their AC, we were accommodated seamlessly at Faena Hotel. Mr & Mrs Smith and Faena Hotel provided us with white glove treatment.
It's a little pricey, but the impeccably well trained and well managed staff understand how to deliver.
I have only one word for this hotel and service: AMAZING!!
Everybody here is so nice and friendly.
Tracy at the front desk took special care of us. She showed us all the rooms and we immediately got a great connection with her. Thank you so much for the nice surprise that came to our room ????. So kind of you. You are a wonderful person and we wish you all the best ❤️.
We enjoyed one whole day at the Incredible spa. Augustina, the manager of the Spa has a wonderful team around her. Everybody was so kind to us. I got a very special treatment by Ari. This was one of the best experiences in my life and for sure the best massage I ever got so far. If you plan a stay in the Faena hotel, go to the spa and ask for the Tree of life massage. Ari takes you on a unforgettable journey. Augustina made a meditation with us which was incredible. Such a lovely person with endless positive energy.
In the morning we woke up early and watched the sun rise out of our awesome junior suite with ocean view.
The private beach of the hotel is very nice and clean. All the employees are very nice. After swimming in the beautiful ocean we enjoyed one of the best breakfast we ever had. Everything was so super fresh. Just amazing and perfect service.
The last evening of ouf our 3 days stay was wonderful. We had a 5 stars dinner at the Pao Restaurant. Our waiter Sebastian was such an awesome person. He explained everything very detailed and his recommendations have been on the point perfect.
Thank you so much Faena for this unforgettable stay. We will definitely come back.
Much love Chris & Tina