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
Overall this is a nice hotel. Very clean, nice rooms, friendly staff, everything that comes with the Marriott brand. The only issues I had were a) the drinks at the pool bar were EXTREMELY weak and b) the beach closes at 6 pm meaning they take the chairs & umbrellas away. This makes 0 sense in the summer when the sun doesn’t go down until about 8. If they changed those two things it’ll be a perfect hotel.
Words can describe the way I feel towers the hotel. One word is outstanding tho. Starting from the moment we parked I was already attended to and mad sure we had no worries. Front desk was warm and welcoming. I had a small issue with the A/ c but Rafael the engineer was able to fix the issue with not only being fast about it. He was very respectful towards everyone. We connected well and got along great. Not only does hit work ethic is amazing but along with his politeness makes it even better.
We don't see that a lot any more down in the Miami location. Even traveling with the army. He has impressed me very much. Thank you Rafael the engineer .
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.