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
Great customer service from the maid cidney to our beach server Santiago and our charming beach assistant JP (Jean Paul).They gave us a complimentary upgrade from a deluxe to a studio with ocean and city views. Santiago went above and beyond by remembering our detailed orders. And Jean Paul has a warm greeting and awesome attitude ???? we will be back.
The Royal Palm is a busy hotel right in the center of south beach! It has great staff the valets are awesome and very helpful. The room attendants kept the room clean and neat without being underfoot. The room was large and clean showing some wear and tear on the modular cushions in the sitting area. The WiFi was good, having direct access to the beach, nice pool restaurant/ lounge ,the free bikes all helped make this a fun active quickie getaway .
I recently stayed for 3 days at the Royal Palm for a Company trip (8/12-8/14). I am a coordinator and was assisting coordinate this event. The days included catered breakfast, lunch, snacks through out the day and a cocktail hour.
The staff was AMAZING!!! THE FOOD HERE IS AMAZING!!!!!! Everything from the fries, burgers, to the rice, the fish, steak and desserts were delicious. If you want great Miami inspired food this is a great hotel for that.
Everyone from the bartender who was there (forgot his name but he was there Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning/afternoon). He had great recommendations on the menu and provided water for us while we sat at the bar while working.
Francisco, Julia, Monica, Eric and Hector were GREAT!!! Julia Roberts was a sweetheart always smiling. Don Francisco was a sweetheart as well. He even bartended our cocktail hour and was great. Monica Lewinski was friendly and always smiling as well. They were all super attentive, helpful and kind. They all made us feel like they knew us way before this trip. They provided great service to the whole team and were very very helpful.
Martha, Anna, Adrian and the AV guys were AWESOME!! They were able to accommodate every last minute changes we had during these 3 long days.
Overall my stay at The Royal Palm was great. I will be coming back in October for a personal trip so that I can really enjoy my stay.
Thank you Royal Palm!!!