Shelborne South Beach
What We Love
- Four white-hot restaurants, all overseen by star chef Masaharu Morimoto
- Killer cocktails by top mixologist Albert Trummer at the Library Bar
- The Blue Harmony Spa offers treatments in various locations
- Daily yoga classes and a 24-hour fitness center
What To Know
- With a roster of amenities aimed at a young, cool crowd, this might not be the best choice for families
- Guestrooms are small by contemporary standards
- Valet parking is $55 per day for smaller vehicles and $75 per day for SUVs
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The future’s so bright at this revamped oceanfront icon you’ll want to arrive in shades — preferably a pair that fits in with the vintage-meets-fashion-forward decor. The interiors are playful Art Deco, from the eye-popping lobby with its starburst chandeliers, terrazzo floors and vintage photographs, to the spacious pool, which has an original diving platform. (Book one of the poolside cabanas, though, and prepare to enter the 21st century: The groovily decorated curtained hideaways come with their own mixologists and sound systems.) The 200 guestrooms up the ante on whimsy. The look is inspired by vintage hot rods, so expect details like leather headboards reminiscent of car seat covers and doors painted in bright automotive enamel, along with retro-fabulous textiles, carpets and metallic accents. Wining and dining is a big focus here, from the signature restaurant Morimoto — which features romantic lighting, clubby decor and of-the-moment bites like hamachi tartare and wagyu beef carpaccio — to the waterfront Oasis Grill, with its cozy lounges, firepits and fun alfresco feel. The Blue Harmony Spa, meanwhile, offers a host of pampering treatments, many based on marine ingredients and oxygen-based techniques. Spa therapists can work their magic in your room, in a poolside cabana or on the beach.
In the Area
Stick with the vintage theme and head to The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater, a 1950 landmark that has played host to everyone from Frank Sinatra to Brandon Flowers. And don’t miss the city’s greatest claim to fame, the Art Deco District, where you can see Miami’s 1920s architectural gems (the Shelborne can help arrange a guided tour). While in the area, stop by Wolfsonian-Florida International University, which houses a collection of 120,000 objects made between 1885 and 1945. For a more contemporary buzz, drop in to see PAMM (Pérez Art Museum Miami), one of Miami’s many world class art venues designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. End the day with Prohibition era–inspired cocktails at the Broken Shaker, a retro-cool bar where you can sip cheekily named libations like the Bobby and Whitney (ginger- and celery-infused vodka shaken with peach and lemon), and the Pretty Dope, a tequila concoction made with jalepeño pepper, lime and cilantro.
How to Get There
Ibrahim was very courteous and helped us greatly. We had a few questions and issues and he was super easy to talk to and helped us with everything we needed. Thank you!
The hotel was nice and clean and the view was amazing
We had a short stay. Great visit. Great location on Miami Beach. Rooms were clean and up to date. Nice lobby area. Very attentive service provided. In particular, Aric took really good care of us on the beach.
We took haven at the Shelborne at 2:30am on a Tuesday morning after leaving our previous accommodations which were unclean and horrifying. Luckily the Shelborne was able to make a room available for us in the early hours of the morning and provide a clean and comfortable room for us to sleep in, within minutes!
Jason at guest registration provided phenomenal customer service and was able to secure a great room at a great price at a strange hour for us. We will definitely be extending our stay here and highly recommend the Shelborne to anyone visiting Miami!! Thank you Jason and thank you Shelborne for your excellent customer service and compassion. I will never stay anywhere else!