What We Love
- Posh rooftop spa
- Over 70 different rums at Shore Club’s Rumbar
- A happening pool scene
What To Know
- Its classic look means it’ll never need a revamp, but certain parts of the hotel are showing their age
- Can be noisy, especially at night
- Valet parking costs extra
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Miami minimalism meets Moroccan maximalism at the Shore Club. Gauzy white curtains help guests play hide-and-seek amid the sexy glow of lanterns in the Art Deco lobby, while the lush gardens, inspired by Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, invite lounging with their low-slung daybeds piled with patchwork textiles and hammered copper trays to hold those icy caipirinhas. Upstairs, 309 rooms are ultra-minimalist affairs with clean-lined modern furniture and a white-on-white palette punctuated by an orange-framed mirror here, a kelly green sconce there. The luxury is in the details: Egyptian cotton sheets, huge flat-screen TVs, down duvets, and sandstone bathrooms that include peekaboo glass showers and fragrant Malin + Goetz products. Most people come to South Beach for the nightlife, and Shore Club sits at the center of it all with the sprawling indoor-outdoor Skybar club, the tropical-themed Rumbar, and the sumptuous Redroom lounge, a mingling of silky French antiques, glimmering beaded walls, and lacquered teak floors. When hunger strikes, head to the casual Italian chophouse, Terrazza. Also on-site: a Zen-like ocean-view spa, two infinity pools, and a swath of white-sand beach.
In the Area
Follow Miami Beach’s oceanfront path all the way down to South Pointe Park, the picturesque end of South Beach. It’s the perfect place to take in the sunset, watch the departing cruise ships, or ogle the impossibly good-looking locals walking their dogs. 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. Pick up threads and sky-high heels fresh from the runway at designer boutique Alchemist, which has locations at the beach end of Lincoln Road and in the Herzog & de Meuron–designed 1111 Lincoln Road. SoBe’s Frank Gehry–designed New World Center makes high culture hip with a theater that transforms after hours into a nightclub-style venue mixing electronica and classical music.
How to Get There
Service was not helpful throughout my short stay. Never received a promised call that my room was ready (no room was available for my reservation when I arrived after 3 pm), Hotel looks worn, particularly my room, which was not clean.
These pictures on the bookings websites are totally misleading! The lobby is big and beautiful, the room is simply the worst hotel I've been, dirty, old, unfinished construction, disgusting, the corridors are carpet (who the hell uses carpets on a beach hotel?!) and are filthy! I was so disgusted by the place that I refused to stay there, I immediately went to the concierge and asked for my money back. The people at the concierge were very nice though, or maybe they were ashamed by having a client taking off 5 minutes after checking-in.
Terrible place! Do not fall for it.
I was here on a mini vacation and visited the beach area. Let me begin by saying I had the most wonderful experience. The beach was packed but that didn’t stop Jason, Coby and Ivan from delivering an amazing service. These gentleman brought me everything I needed to relax and enjoy my day in the sun. I definitely will be coming back. Thank you guys for everything you do.
We are less than impressed with Shore Club.
FACILITIES: The room has a concrete, minimalist motif that is clean. They forgot to make it convenient, though. Only one wall has outlets; no outlets near the bed, no outlets near the mirror in the room, etc. The coffeemaker comes with two metal packets of coffee and some powdered sweetners and non-dairy powder whitener--no way to make tea. The bathroom has some recessed lights over the tub and lights on the sides of a mirror behind a large sink that prevents closeup viewing. There is no shaving mirror. There is no line for drying bathing suits.
POOL/BEACH: We were never able to take advantage of the pool or the beach due to overcrowding and "out of towels." Obviously, the hotel is overbuilt with too many rooms to accommodate all guests in beach or pool. We talked with other guests who had the same issue.
STAFF: The cleaning crew is clanging and banging in the hallway essentially all day--beginning early in the morning even on Saturday. Much of the time, they are not cleaning but are standing in the hallway loudly chatting with each other. Noise from the hall echoes into the concrete rooms.
AMENITIES: The room comes with 2 bottles of water per day--kid-sized bottles. It comes with two beach chairs--but guests are required to pay $22 for the beach umbrella. And, it is the first time in years that I have wished I brought my own shampoo and conditioner. It's there, but shampoo is thin and conditioner seemed ineffective.
RESTAURANT: A light lunch at the outside restaurant was delicious and beautifully prepared, although pricier than we are accustomed to paying for similar foods.
I would recommend the restaurant if you are staying in the hotel. I would recommend the hotel only if you are young, enjoy loud music, and like crowded pools and beaches.
The service at this hotel is superb. Checking in was quick and easy front desk staff gave us a warm welcome already I loved the atmosphere. Had a few issues at the pool didn’t know chairs at the pool will get filled quick. Had to put our names on the waiting list. Went to enjoy the beach but we immediately got called back to the pool saying chairs are available wilhemnia assisted us with our chairs she was extremely friendly asked us if we needed anything else she’ll be here to assist. Overall I love the staff at the shoreclub hotel next time we know to wake up early for pool chairs !!!!!! Will be back next year shoreclub .