The Miami Beach EDITION
What We Love
- Hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager's beach-chic design
- Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's modern interpretations of Latin dishes influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors in the Matador Room
- 70,000 square feet of beachfront real estate (the largest in the city)
- Movie nights under the stars in a hammock while sipping on a cocktail
What To Know
- There are two sexy pools, a bowling alley, and even an ice rink
- The masculine spa has a custom hammam
- Miami's strict architecture code helped preserve many of the building's original 1955 details, including the lobby’s brilliant white marble floors and gold mosaic tile columns
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Hotelier and entrepreneur extraordinaire Ian Schrager’s South Beach outpost of his EDITION brand is set in a restored Art Deco gem on three and a half beachfront acres with two pools, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a skating rink and a celeb chef–helmed restaurant. Miami’s strict architecture code forced Schrager to preserve many of the building’s original 1955 details, including the lobby’s brilliant white marble floors and gold mosaic tile columns. All 294 guest rooms and 23 bungalows are understated, by Schrager’s standards, and appropriately beach-chic: light oak-paneled walls, white furnishings, sand-hued accents and ivory porcelain slab bathrooms. Many of the 294 guest rooms offer private terraces with direct beachfront views, finished with custom upholstered teak lounge chairs and glazed ceramic side tables. The vaunted Jean-Georges Vongerichten makes his Miami Beach debut in the sophisticated Matador Room, serving a modern interpretation of Latin cuisine influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors.
In the Area
Ian Schrager and the Edition team took pains to preserve the 1955 Seville Hotel, proof that Art Deco style is king here. Go on your own photo safari and capture the world’s foremost examples of the style with an audio tour on your iPhone or a guided tour. Throw caloric caution to the wind with the fried chicken, biscuits and other haute downhome fare at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, a local favorite filled with pretty people getting down and dirty with bourbon and barbecue. While Ocean Drive itself can be touristy and mediocre foodwise – with the exception of Prime 112, De Rodriguez Cuba and BLT Steak – it also offers some wicked fun, especially at the neighboring Palace South Beach, renowned for its colorful drag shows. Parallel streets Collins and Washington avenues feature world class dining and nightclub options, ranging from the Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel to Mansion nightclub. Perpendicular to the beach, walking mall Lincoln Road is great for people-watching and café-hopping.
How to Get There
From the food to the rooms to the great events put on by Beach Club, this is the place on Miami Beach. The service is impeccable. The breakfast buffet at the Marketplace is the best I have ever enjoyed.
We had a great stay at The Miami Beach Edition. The suite was very comfortable and we really enjoyed the spa, pool and beach area, and the food. The market has excellent food for a casual restaurant. Overall an excellent stay and we will be back.
The Edition is a premium Marriott hotel. While it is sort of "hip" and sort of "cool", it is still a formula hotel. Location is just outside of south beach but walkable to Lincoln Road and S. Ocean Drive. There is also a very good free Miami Beach (thanks Miami Beach!) trolly shuttle than run’s from just outside the hotel both north and south on Collins Avenue.
We had a “bungalow” style room. I assume the term bungalow refers to the fact the room was in a low rise 5 story building. While the room was small it was nice with a useful balcony. Room and bathroom very clean. I can’t understand how a newly renovated hotel can have such poor room lighting;
Food: mediocre. The breakfast “market” restaurant was always full and we had to eat at the bar. $25 for bacon, eggs and coffee. The dining room was also expensive but average food, service was excellent;
Pool area: while nice the lounge chairs were 2 meters off the ground and difficult to sit and get up from. Expect to pay $5 for a bottle of water at the pool;
Staff pleasant. There was no one to help with luggage when we arrived.
Summary: A nice hotel a solid 4*. $40 resort fee/day. I know all M.B. beach hotels charge this but it is a true rip off. This charge should be included in the room rate as it is not optional. 18% service charge at the restaurants added automatically. These charges as well as state and city taxes push the final price up significantly.
Miami Beach Hotels have to be looked under a critical magnifying glass for two reasons: high prices and high competition.
Edition is. Four or so years old hotel and it is nice to feel afresh in an area where a lot of the accommodations are dated and in need of refurbishing.
There’s a lot to like about Edition, most of which thanks to a beautiful interior design. The greeting hall is welcoming, white and filled with light. The breakfast area warm and spacious, the outdoor dining are well situated and the two pools offer both those with families and those without a place to lounge and relax. A gate away from the beach, nothing to dislike about its location. I spent an afternoon on a high perched lounging bed above the garden kitchen, which felt a bit like a tree house, way from the busier bar, working very comfortably outside. The staff is always polite, although often forgetful.
My room was spacious but quite cold. I welcomed the tiled floor and sparse furnishing as it felt clean and bright, but this is where things started being a bit frustrating, at least for a hotel in this price range. There wasn’t the promised Nespresso machine, the shampoo and conditioner were missing in the shower (a call to room service didn’t fix that either), and the beds are very much sub-par: springy, with thin sheets, thin duvet and thinner pillows. I missed the comfy weight of 900 count cotton and the firm yes inviting mattresses this class hotels usually have. Good bedding is a must for a luxury hotel and it’s a mistake to save money there. The food at Marcado restaurant is decent, but they pretend to have a Spanish menu with small plates to share. That saves them having to time the dishes out but it doesn’t save you anything since the prices are high for that size servings and often are not sharable (odd numbers of items, or one crab claw, really?). A cocktail will cost you around $24 (Grey Goose Martini). Inside, a morning cappucino will be charges an around it 8 bucks and will not be anywhere near barista status. How they could fail to get proper coffee in a place like this is mystery.
You will be relaxed there and there’s no major faux pas, just be pepared to spend a lot on food nd drinks. On another occasion, my menu came, well, with no menu inside, and my tea with cold water in the teapot. With better training, pricing and management, it could be a great stay.
Very Bahamas feeling style hotel
Amazing food at Matador room
Nice hotel overall with an amazing bowling alley and an ice skating area.
Would recommend it if you spend some leisure time in Miami for from the crowded south beach scene