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
- 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
If you wanna have a great time in Miami Beach on a Sunday this is the place to be, and please don’t leave without trying there Passion Fruit Mojitos... yummy !!! Pool manager is a gem.. pool staff is great.
On Saturday morning I woke up and had a nice workout in the beautiful gym of the hotel with such a great view. Later on I went to the pool and had some delicious mango margaritas the sweet waitress patty recommended us. Shout out to Fanny and Paul at the bar!
This Mondrian is amazing, while you wait for your room to be ready they give you complimentary sangria. Richard the concierge told us every spot outside of the hotel we should check out. At the pool the waitress, Patty & Jelena, Ashley made sure our drinks and food were given to us quickly! The bartender Fanny, made the most delicious throughout the whole weekend. Great experience overall.
We booked the Mondrain last minute as we had an unexpected layover in Miami. The hotel ended up being a perfect selection for our situation. Upon being checked in, the concierge was so incredibly sweet and was able to get us into our room early which was very much appreciated. The room was spacious and had what we needed for a one night stay. Everyone was very nice and helpful around the hotel. We even received a text to make sure everything was going well. Although our stay was for Wednesday evening on a rather cold day in Miami, we still sat by the pool to check it out. The vibe is very cool and the sunset view may be one of the best in the city. Overall everything went smooth, the staff was very friendly and the Sunset was quite a welcomed surprise.
hotel is ok. Alex the bell man was great. Had to change rooms as the door to our initial room did not lock and Alex took over got us a new room and moved our clothing.
Hotel food service is poor, twice waited and hour to get our food. Ordered our breakfast and was served food different than we ordered.