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
Looking for an unforgettable Miami experience? Look no further than the Royal Palm. You’ll find yourself situated right before a pristine beach. The service you’ll encounter at the Florida Cookery is second to none. If you’re lucky, you’ll be welcomed by Jenny Pierce’s warm smile. Then, you’ll move on to a delicious buffet, with service in capable hands of Michelle Caravia, Esther P and Luis. They treated our group like family! Little things make a big difference when on the road for work. Kudos to management for bringing on such a great team! Thank you for such a great stay. I can hardly wait to get back!
The hotel is nice in terms of location and appearance and the staff at breakfast are really top notch, extremely friendly and welcoming. Pedro H and michelle were my servers most days and they always welcomed me with a smile and happy face. Pedro is very energetic and always smiling and greeting everyone everyday. He made our stay enjoying. Now the problem with this hotel is the management. Its almost non existent. I stayed here for 11 nights. A few days into my stay, i went to the front desk to request a fridge since their room dont come with fridges except the small useless sensored mini bar fridge that is filled to the brim. The lady at the front desk told me she was going to call my room later to let me know if they had one available. I never received that call. I went back a few days after to inquire and they said they dont have any, i asked if they could empty the mini bar so i could use it as a fridge, they said yes and that it would be done later that day. That didn't happen either. Till today i still have no fridge and today is night 10 for me. I also requested a comb and shaving kit via the marriott app which it shows they offer at their hotel about 3 days ago, and that also was never delivered or brought to me so i just ended up walking to walgreens to buy those items 2 days after. I would literally give this hotel a 1 star if i could but i gave them a 3 star rating because of the location, pedro and michelle. One star for each. The hotel breakfast is good but gets busy a lot and seating and service could take a while. All in all, don't expect too much from the management at this hotel. They unfortunately do not deliver 5 star service.
The hotel is nice. Our room could have been cleaner but the brunch with Pedro as our server was amazing. He was attentive and the food was delicious. The staff all friendly. I’ll visit again. The only complaint with our room is finger prints. And the shower was a bit slimy. I rinsed it and it was fine and the guests were loud at night but it was Saturday night in Miami who can complain.