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
- 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
I had high expectations for this hotel. For as much as the hotel room was per night, the room was really small, the elevators needed to be worked on, and they were rather sneaking with charging resort fees with Expedia (who my friend booked through) and including it with the ridiculously high incidental fees.
The staff in the restaurant and by the pool are very friendly and accommodating.
I haven't been to the Shore Club in many years and I am so happy I returned. The location is one of the best in Miami Beach. I was surrounded by excellent restaurants, I was steps to Lincoln Road, the Miami Beach Convention Center and of course, the ocean! Shore Club has two amazing pools and the private beach cannot be missed. I also tried their new restaurant Diez y Seis at least 5 times and loved each experience (in room and in the restaurant). The gym is clean and they provide towels and comp water. I loved the daily comp water and appreciate the amenity from the hotel as its always nice to have water. Service was wonderful from the bellman, to front desk, to wait staff to housekeeping. All requests were met within minutes and always with a smile! And lets not forget the breathtaking ocean view from my room / balcony. Definitely worth upgrading to! I will be back for sure!
My husband and I stayed at Shore Club for three nights as a start to our honeymoon, before going to Antigua. The lobby was beautiful and smelled amazing, which was a good start. The staff at the check in desk were very friendly. Then we went to our room...
To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. It was the most basic hotel room I had ever seen. It had concrete floors! This made it possible to hear absolutely EVERYTHING that was going on out in the hallway! We had absolutely no view from our window, just the side of a building. The bathroom had mold on the concrete around the bath, and the basin was scratched and dirty looking. I've stayed in budget hotels before which were a lot nicer than this! My heart absolutely broke as this was the first leg of our honeymoon! I went down to reception in tears! Luckily, the lady (I'm sorry I didn't catch her name) was very good and upgraded us to a suite. The new room was much larger with two bathrooms, a nicer, bigger bed and a separate living area. It also had a view of the ocean and pool. We were so much happier with this room, although again it had concrete floors, which really felt horrible and unfinished. The pool was nice and played great music. However the poolside bar was ridiculously expensive! We visited the hotel restaurant once, and it was very nice. There wasn't much choice at all for vegetarians so I had a very strange mix of food (mainly cheese), but it did taste good, and my husband had a steak which he thoroughly enjoyed. Our waiter, JC was fantastic! The lady on the concierge desk was also very helpful in assisting us to book an excursion. The hotel is in a good location for seeing Miami, but we wouldn't stay here again. It certainly wasn't the start to our honeymoon we were hoping for...
Should have listened to some clients who stayed here recently and not have come back. Used to love this place, but the hotel is going downhill. Our room, across from the elevators and next to a maintenance room was noisy 24 hours. People hang out at the elevator area all the time and the walls are paper thin. We dined in the first night, nice staff but very chaotic and one of the waiters spilled a glass of red wine on my white sweater. They tried to clean it but failed and nothing was done to compensate my ruined sweater. On top of that, our neighbors were quite loud all through the night and we could literally hear everything. Awful and disappointing experience.
My wife and I recently stayed at the shore club for our anniversary. This hotel is amazing from the moment you walk through the lobby doors. We stayed in a 4th floor suite facing the ocean. The view was incredible and rooms were spotless. We were wandering the hotel looking for a bite when we bumped into Medina. He was very knowledgeable of south beach and very helpful. He recommended the restaurant Diez y Seis right by the pool area. Our waiter Rebekkah was very cheerful and inviting. She guided us through the menu and helped us pick out amazing cocktails. Managers Leonardo and Jose made our experience extra special, they both made sure our service was perfect. Would absolutely recommend this Hotel and if you eat at the restaurant, ask for Rebekkah!