Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
What We Love
- The hotel hosts a nightly lobby wine hour reception in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. and free morning coffee and tea service from 6 to 10 a.m. in the lobby living room
- A high-design boutique hotel on Miami’s Collins Avenue
- An eco-friendly property
- Free access to the fitness center (open 24/7)
What To Know
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the hotel (this includes two beach chairs, use of towels and chaise lounge covers poolside and more)
- Surfcomber is positioned on a narrow strip of land, so most of the rooms overlook the walls of adjacent properties
- Free WiFi is available for guests who register for the Kimpton KARMA program (registration is free)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
There’s been a boom of high-style, low-key boutique hotels along Miami’s South Beach, and the oceanfront Surfcomber Miami is at the heart of the trend. The property was transformed from two separate buildings—the Surfcomber and Seacomber—by design duo Dayna Lee and Ted Berner into a sunny mismatch of patterns and Art Deco accents (think terrazzo floors, lavender walls, and eye-catching artwork in the lobby). Wood sculptures made from downed Florida trees, glass display cases filled with vintage records, and coffee table books about surfing add a homey vibe, but unlike many South Beach hotels, the space is free from thumping house music. The 186 light and airy guest rooms have white-on-white furnishings and healthy in-room dining menus that highlight Surfcomber’s clean-living, eco-friendly nature. The building’s U-shaped layout means only a few rooms are truly oceanfront; most overlook either tropical courtyard gardens or the lounge chair–dotted pool, with the beach and ocean a few steps away. The outdoor pool area is exclusive to hotel guests, done up with lounge chairs, cabanas and the odd plastic cow or sheep—a fun but somewhat overplayed design conceit—and stays busy throughout the day. Friendly staff are on hand to organize in-room spa treatments, beach chair rentals and weekend yoga classes, but most guests simply roll from lounger to lobby for the free wine hour (from 5 to 6 p.m.).
In the Area
Jet over to downtown Miami and have french toast and eggs at S&S Diner, a restaurant with about 24 stools and loyal customers from hung-over club kids to construction workers. Or, ease into a Saturday night madness of Ocean Drive with sophisticated American wagyu beef at BLT Steak, an eatery known for such high-Florida desserts as key lime panna cotta. On Washington Avenue, you’ll find the Wolfsonian-FIU museum, which has a smart gift shop and café, the Dynamo. Continue getting your culture fix at the Cleveland Orchestra Miami, who calls the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami–Dade County home. But if you’re looking to stroll the streets and stores, walk down nearby Lincoln Road to South Beach for browsing at Books & Books, a great independent bookstore, or just stop at the pedestrian mall full of shops and restaurants – it’s an icon of Miami Modernism designed by the late, great architect Morris Lapidus.
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I had a marvelous vacation here, particularly because of the staff. I came down to South Beach to celebrate getting my graduate degree with my boyfriend. From the start, the staff was so kind and thoughtful. Dionne, who works at the front desk offered her congratulations and consistently checked in with my boyfriend and I to ensure that we were having a great stay. I appreciate how attentive she was! In addition, the concierge and cleaning staff were very pleasant and always willing to assist. The property is well-maintained and nicely decorated. The location is close to the beach, bus stops, and great restaurants. I've been to South Beach before, but I would highly recommend this hotel above others. I look forward to to staying here again!
Friendly great place!! Michael is best bartender in the world.This is a beautiful hotel love to come back in stay here. Michael was the best bartender in Miami Beach live his smile and had great personality good job Michael for making my vacation the best I ever had. Thanks Again
We stayed at this hotel for a break after our wedding and had an unforgettable time! We are a big fan of Kimpton and stayed in few Kimptons in California before, but this was definitely the best! It is a beautiful hotel with unique details and a great vibe!
The Location is great! It is very close to the Beach and Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive are in walking distance.
Our room was small but comfortable and clean. Unfortunately the bathroom and the closet were very tiny and should be more convenient( more storages, more towel rails). The walls are very thin and it can be very loud at night :-(
We loved the food at the Social Club, especially the Seared Ahi, very delicious!
The best part about this hotel is the staff! They were amazing! A huge thank you to the team from the front desk (especially to Jersey and Sasha ) who made our stay very comfortable and were really caring and compassionated, especially after we have found that our flight is very delayed, so we could stay the entire day at the pool and the hotel facility even after check out. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and made everything so easy for us! Thank you!!!
The pool is very nice and the service is top! Especially from Tiger who was really attentive and welcoming.
The drinks and the food from the High Tide Bar are fantastic, best Drinks in town. Make sure you don’t miss the Happy Hour :-)
They offer a lot great amenities! Free towels and sunscreen, daily wine hour, free sunscreen,free bikes and yoga classes.
Last but not least we would like to send a big thank you to Omar. He is an amazing and very professional concierge, who helped us a lot,especially when my husband got sick and we were looking for a care center. He went above and beyond to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for you time Omar! We have loved chatting with you!
We will certainly be staying here again and can’t wait to see the hotel after the renovation!!!