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4.5
Very Good 2425 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Borrowing a BMW from the hotel to cruise around town (just within a three-mile radius, though)
  • The stairs into the pool that descend from each private cabana
  • Kooky cocktails like the margarita with “salt air,” a salty foam topping

What To Know

  • The hotel charges a resort fee, which includes WiFi and beach chairs
  • You could bring kids but we wouldn’t advise it, unless they like getting doused in Champagne
  • Rooms are somewhat small

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

A glitzy homage to South Beach decadence, complete with a celebrity pool scene and naughty touches like mirrored ceilings

The Lowdown

Pack your Louis Vuitton luggage, your Chanel shades, and your best Miley Cyrus party face—life at the SLS is all about seeing and being seen. This South Beach spot is high-energy glam, with an emphasis on the playful. The Philippe Starck design keeps things unexpected: hallways are deep black, rooms are bright white, and the lobby feels like a transplanted log cabin with its vintage camping photos and check-in desk made of oak. The “anything goes” feel extends to the pools, surrounded by daybeds and for-rent cabanas, where the glitterati spend most of the day turning flirting into an art form. If you want to splurge, book a penthouse suite; these were designed by Lenny Kravitz and go hard with the gilt, leather, and bathtubs in the bedrooms. The food options are equally fab, from the Latin-influenced treats by celeb chef José Andrés to the stellar sushi from Katsuya Uechi. (Try the caviar-topped salmon sashimi.)

In the Area

Pop on your Speedo and hit the beach, which is where South Beach denizens go to work on their tans when they’re not reclining poolside. The SLS is surrounded by other high-end hotels which have their own decadent drinking and dining options, but work up an appetite first with a surfing lesson at SoBeSurf, down at the southern end of the beach, which also rents stand-up paddle boards and kayaks. For culture vultures, the Frank Gehry-designed New Word Center concert hall is home to the respected New World Symphony and has a varied calendar of musical events. Off the beach, get your caffeine and sugar fix at Salty Donut, a 20-minute drive west, which serves Intelligentsia coffee. Then head to the Pérez Art Museum to see an expansive collection of 20th- and 21st-century art.

How to Get There

SLS Hotel South Beach
1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2425 Reviews
Day on the beach had amazing beach service from Justin.w and Dameon they were attentive and we are group of six !
Reviewed 2 days ago

Justin W. helped accomadate our beach service ! He was quick and attentive and kind ! Dameon helped getting our orders in and kept our food and drinks coming ! 5 star service ! We love this hotels location and amenities great restaurants on the property and great night life! This made our girls trip a success!

Amazing Staff
Reviewed 5 days ago

I frequent Miami and the SLS is one of my favorite hotels due mostly to its incredible staff. The front end manager Yomaira on more than one stay has gone above and beyond to ensure our stay was the best possible experience, shes amazing! The pool staff is top notch as well as the outside bar area. Without these key employees this hotel would be just like any other oceanfront MIA hotel. I will be back in the near future without a doubt!

Great staff and location
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff went above and beyond to ensure my stay was enjoyable. I stayed for over a week and was made to feel at home. The location is outstanding and close to everything. Would recommend for those looking for a fun week in Miami to stay here.

An amazing hotel
Reviewed 7 days ago

We stayed for only 1 night but i wished It was for a week! Superb service and wonderful facilities ! We were upgraded to suite 1201! A pleasant surprise ! We had an unforgettable and delicious dinner at the Bazaar restaurant ! Lively atmosphere! We would like to come back !

Better than expected
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the outside carpet leading into the hotel is frayed and tired looking, interior is bright and well-appointed. Our room was small but more than ample for our needs. Bed, furniture, robes, even bathroom products were all top quality. Halls and hallway carpet are particularly dark, making for dingy rather than hip' look that likely was intended. To have Jose Andres's restaurant as the hotel's food, however, is an added plus.