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
An amazing place
Our experience at the Mondrian hotel was unforgettable ???? The staff is very friendly, the breakfast is delicious and very healthy, the room was perfect, very clean and cozy. Something I would like to comment on was the decoration of the room, good taste Miss Calvino
Another very important point is that the internet connection is excellent, I work virtually and I used the internet for several hours, I really like it ????
Staff rude and not friendly.
Breakfast included is very expensive for what they offer, not only this but the staff at the Cafe was condescending and not polite.
The room had a musty “old house” smell.
It was a pleasure!
Sorry guys, it is not nice to ask for more than two hundred characters.
We had a wonderful time and this time that is all, I like to say.
Wish you already all the best for next year.