Mondrian South Beach
What We Love
- The only hotel in South Beach that faces west, with prime views at sunset
- The automated gift shop, Semi Automatic, could be from The Jetsons, with gifts up to $5,000 at the touch of a button
- The adjustable colors and levels of lighting in the guestrooms
- The La Savina restaurant dishes up Mediterranean fare and fresh seafood on an open-air patio overlooking the bay
What To Know
- Though on the water, the hotel does not have direct beach access, but it’s only a 15-minute walk to Ocean Drive and SoBe’s most popular beaches
- The daily resort fee includes WiFi, a free welcome drink at Sunset Lounge, poolside amenities, and use of the fitness center
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dutch provocateur Marcel Wanders designed Mondrian as a surrealist homage to Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Three enormous chandeliers sway over the porte cochere, offering perfect paparazzi lighting for A-list guests, while the snow-white lobby feels like a dream playground with its floating black laser-cut staircase, lacquered columns that feel like Brobdingnagian chair legs, and chandeliers encased in oversize brass bells. Guest rooms are modern and eccentric, with kaleidoscopic black and white wallpaper, blue and white Delft tiles portraying old-school Florida scenes, and funky graphic rugs. A meal at the grand 20-foot table at the hotel’s American brasserie feels a bit like attending Alice in Wonderland’s tea party (that is, if the Mad Hatter served branzino with charred lemon and Tuscan kale). Or, head to La Savina for Mediterranean cuisine and fresh seafood on an open-air patio overlooking the bay. The pool is equally magical, with a labyrinthine garden, Queen of Hearts–worthy red thrones and towering hedges that curve into cabanas. It’s the best place in Miami to catch the sunset, and you can show up via boat thanks to the hotel’s marina.
In the Area
Sign up for an Art Deco walking tour with the Miami Design Preservation League, or explore the city’s edgier side with a street art tour. All the hip arty types are slumming it at the Broken Shaker bar, in the Freehand hostel. Grab a tiki-inspired drink by the fountain before heading out for a rib-sticking dinner of fried chicken and biscuits at Yardbird, or haute seafood at the buzzy Juvia, a South Beach “it” table perched atop the Herzog and de Meuron–designed 1111 Lincoln Road. SoBe’s Frank Gehry–designed New World Center makes high culture hip with a theater that transforms into a nightclub-style venue mixing electronica and classical music.
How to Get There
I went to Miami almost a month ago and visited the Mondrian Hotel, the front desk staff was very friendly and polite. While waiting for my check in I was in the restaurant. During my wait at the restaurant all the staff was super friendly, Auri the hosttest, Luis the bartender and Claudia who was my server made me feel at home. Really nice people and great service.
My girlfriend and I went to South beach for vacation, we visited the restaurant and the pool area and it was beautiful. Claudia greeted us and gave us a great service. She was always checking on us and made us feel really comfortable through out the day. We will definitely recommend this hotel and we will come back.
Let me start by saying this is a beautiful hotel and the rooms are very spacious. Overall I had a great time here, especially at the Saturday Pool Party which was great. I would prefer a bit more variety with the music but it's a great vibe overall& the pool area is perfect. My only suggestion would be improving the menu & cocktails. I would suggest a complete overhaul actually. But aside from that -i would be back again for sure. Great vibes & the spacious room has me sold.
My stay at the Mondrian was FANTASTIC. 6 other moms and I scheduled a kids-free getaway and there was a last minute “kerfuffle” with our room reservation where we had to relocate to separate rooms. We were extremely bummed because we flew from separate parts of the U.S to relax and have fun together. The manager, Dwight, saved our Moms’ trip and generously set out the red carpet in order make sure we still had an enjoyable, relaxing, fun visit . Carly, our waitress for brunch, was attentive and inviting. The cabana attendants were so accommodating and exemplified superior customer service. We never had to wait for food or drinks. Our goal was accomplished... relaxation, fun and fellowship.... thank you Mondrian for quickly handing issues and giving us a Superb Moms’ Trip weekend.
Josh did all he could to accommodate our stay. Our booking agent didn’t specify our room type so he did all he could to get us a double bed room instead of a king bed room for me and my brother who are both big guys. This saved our whole trip. Great guy, ask for him at the front desk.