Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
What We Love
- The Royal Palm is set in a historic — and artfully restored — 1939 Art Deco building
- The building is set back from busy Collins Avenue and offers spectacular ocean views
- The lobby’s coffee bar, which is set on a precisely restored terrazzo floor and features a green glass bar and antique green glassware
- The expanse of greenery between Collins Avenue and the front entrance, with topiary-covered furniture, seating surrounded by fountains and beautiful royal palm trees
- Free WiFi and bicycles
What To Know
- A mandatory resort fee includes access to two swimming pools, a plunge pool, daybeds, 24/7 fitness center, 24/7 concierge and in-room dining
- The south side of the hotel is close to a nearby property; book on the north side of the hotel for more open views
- The shower has a peephole window facing the bed, covered by a curtain controlled from the bedroom
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Set in a restored 1939 Art Deco jewel on Collins Avenue, The Royal Palm, the second-largest hotel in South Beach, is steps from the beach. It’s filled with original art by Slim Aarons, Loriel Beltran and Gavin Perry, and it’s home to Florida Cookery. The lawn, an expanse of greenery surrounding the entrance, features a “Moon Gate,” an oval shrubbery that frames the portico. The lobby is adorned with porthole windows and a two-story wooden staircase that seems to float in the air.
Bed and Bath
Designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio, The Royal Palm puts a contemporary spin on Art Deco, from stools topped with slabs of tree trunks to porthole peepholes in showers. There’s whimsy afoot in the 229 guestrooms and 164 studios and suites, which are equipped with cocktail shakers behind the glass doors of the minibars. The rooms are bright — white lacquer bed stands, floral rugs in cerulean and sea blue — and feature a separate work/dining area.
The Royal Palm is home to Florida Cookery, an indoor/outdoor restaurant featuring regional Florida fare with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, choose from specialty dishes like guava cream cheese stuffed French toast, charred baby octopus with brulee watermelon, pan-seared yellowtail snapped and Miami Paella for two. Elsewhere, there are two swimming pools ringed with cabanas, a plunge pool and spa, which specializes in treatments with sea salts.
In the Area
Although the people-watching is grand, you might also want to check out the beauties along Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Even Miami residents can’t stay away from Lincoln Road. Only a few blocks from the hotel, this historic pedestrian mall has everything from clothing shops to cafés to art galleries to the concert hall of the New World Symphony. Rent a car and visit the awesome alligators, birds and other wildlife of the country’s largest subtropical wilderness, Everglades National Park. Art Deco style is king here; go on your own photo safari and capture the world’s foremost examples of the style — including the Tudor and Palmer houses, of course. Make it more official with an audio tour on your iPod or a guided tour. Throw caloric caution to the wind with the fried chicken, biscuits and other haute down-home fare at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, a local favorite filled with pretty people getting down and dirty with bourbon and barbecue.
How to Get There
I have been to this property several times and it never ceases to amaze. My server Mitch did an outstanding job taking care of me and my friends and offered the best service, as always! The manager Julio did a great job and I liked that he came over to make sure we were pleased with our service. I love the team here and the service I always receive! Thank you!
Today I visited this property while vacationing in the area! The team here made my beach day great. I was served by Mitch and he was great, as was the manager Julio. I was very pleased with the service he offered me and everything came out very quick! I loved the grilled cheese I ordered. Thanks to the great service I received, I will definitely come here on my next beach trip in Miami.
I loved my experience here today and my server was the best! Mitch made my afternoon wonderful and was very quick and had great customer service skills! Julio seemed to be a great manager and kept checking in on my family to make sure we were having an exceptional time!
I had an awesome time today at the beach! Great food and very good drinks. The service from Mitch and the manager Julio was some of the best service I have ever received. I loved my experience here and will likely return! Thank you Mitch and Julio! Keep up the great work.
I had a great time today at the beach at the Royal Palm! The server Mitch was excellent and did everything he could to make our time here awesome! The manager Julio was great as well! No complaints here!!