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
The Shore Club is the only place we will stay when in South Beach. The property is beautiful. Amazing pools and grounds. You are immediately relaxed and enjoying yourself the minute you walk in. The house bikes are a nice touch. A lot of places have resort fee's that leave you feeling empty, not the Shore Club. You really get a lot, and more. The service is what really pushes this place over the top. They really go out of their way to make your stay special. Neto the concierge is amazing, as is Dominique at the front desk. Can't wait to visit again!
The lobby was beautiful and a good introduction to the continuous lovliness of the public places, pools and landscaping. Love the location on the beach.which is why we come to Miami. Staff is very welcoming and competent.
Our first visit to this hotel was three years ago and I wrote a review at that time that was a mixed review however I stated in the end that I would not return. Friends of mine convinced me they recently had a very nice stay there and that I should give it a second chance so we did. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary by spending a week in South Beach and staying at this hotel. There have been many improvements made and I am really glad we returned. The room we had was very nice and very clean with a beautiful ocean view and balcony. Although if there’s one thing I could critique I would say they need to change the chairs they give you on the balcony they are old and quite uncomfortable. The bathroom in the room is bigger than any bathroom I’ve ever had in Miami Beach and has all the amenities that you would need. Last time we were at this hotel we stayed in the north tower and this time we stayed in the south tower. I personally thought the south tower was nicer. Staff at this place as I said the first time I visited is excellent. I have read reviews about the staff here being snobby and I’m really cut quite puzzled about this because every single person I encountered that worked at this hotel whether it be in the restaurant or the pool or the beach or the front desk was kind and courteous. The day after we arrived after a long hot day on the beach we came back to our room to find a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries sent to us by the manager to wish us a happy anniversary. This was such a kind gesture and it was really appreciated. We have celebrated special occasions at other hotels and were not given kind gestures like this. I really love the pool area of this hotel. The music is not blaring and it is really good relax chill music. Chairs by the pool are super comfortable and the pool itself is at a good temperature. We also spent time on the beach and the staff on the beach was great and the beach area was very nice and clean. I will agree with other reviews that given the resort fee that you pay you should not have to pay extra for an umbrella they really really need to reconsider this policy because we spoke to other guests at the hotel who had a real issue with this as well. I have also read reviews where people talk about this resort being noisy. This also puzzles me because if you walk along the boardwalk and compare the shore club to many of the other hotels the shore club is by far one of the most quiet of the bunch. We only had breakfast at the hotel restaurant this time around and it was good however again overpriced. The location of this hotel I believe is the best in South Beach. You are close enough to walk to everything yet far enough from the loud and party area of South Beach. So glad we returned to this resort and we now know this is the resort we will be returning to every year in Miami!
From the moment you enter the lobby to the moment you check out it was amazing!
The service and check in was fast and efficient. The lobby had a wonderful fragrance smell when you walked in - some wonderful furniture to sit and relax as well.
The room superb.
Great toilet - shower and spa bath in the room.
Wonderful bedding - it felt like you were sleeping on a fluffy cotton or woolly pad - so soothing and refreshing.
The bathroom products were first class.
Many towels and linen to use in your room.
Pillows were fluffy and soft - although if you prefer firm a quick call to the housekeeping and they were there in a flash.
The room has a bar fridge that was stocked with a wide array of drinks - it is expensive!
The coffee machine in the room has Lavazza products - GREAT!
The pool area - what can I say - fitting of a resort anywhere in the world. Check out the photos. The jacuzzi was war and large,
Then you have the reserved beach area for the Shore Club patrons.
They charge a daily small resort fee that includes - phone calls - use of bicycles - WiFi - use of the exclusive beach area and seats - beach towels - pool towels. It was acceptable.
I enjoyed the stroll along the beach and the beach areas.
The on site restaurant (DIEZ Y SEIS) is highly rated by locals and travellers - not only those who stay at the hotel but people who visit Miami travel here to eat. It was superb and the service exceptional.
This resort is centrally located - easy to access and a joy to stay at!
I was debating on contacting the hotel directly, but then I could not find anywhere a contact for the general manager. I would imagine this might be a good idea to help resolve differences before going to Trip Advisor...
1. I was promised a Jr. suite, which I got, but after seeing the other rooms that were regular rooms I was very shocked. The supposed "Jr. Suite" had two queen beds and I was under the impression there was a sitting area. Well that was not the case. The layout was very awkward. I will say it did have two balconies. It was definitely not worth DOUBLE of what a regular room cost. Even the regular rooms had room for a small sofa.
2.This place is not maintained at all.
2a. The drywall is falling off the walls at some places.
2b. The exhaust fans don't work.
2c. Mold on the shower head.
2d. One of the recessed lights in the bathroom was not working.
2e. Rugs on the cement floor were stained and falling apart.
2f. Phone to call other rooms and reception was completely dead.
2g. No drain cap in sink and sink was scratched to death.
2h. Bed had some slatt system installed under the mattress. I assume one broke because the mattress was sinking through at certain points.