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
I don’t know where to begin. This was a trip to paradise. We walked into one of the most beautiful hotels in Miami Beach and there was Rita at the front desk with a beautiful and welcoming smile. She checked us in to a beautiful room, offered us welcome drinks which had 3 different kinds of rum (and tasted delicious), chatted with us about the different amenities on property and the restaurant / nightlife scene off property as well. The restaurant at the hotel, Matador, is excellent. Brittany and Angelo took great care of us at the bar. The spa was terrific, pools were very nice and clean, and same goes for the beach. (Thank you Erros for making sure we had an enjoyable experience at the beach and pool.) Then there was the concierge - WOW. There are people who just work at a hotel because it’s a job and then there are people who work at a hotel because they love to ensure their guests have their dream vacation. Nicholas, Youssef, and Brian made that all possible. From restaurant reservations, to accommodations at the beach, pool and other spots on property, to boat rentals, to planning a fun day in wynwood, to making ANYTHING we did extra special - these guys made that all happen. And finally, to the front desk manager who oversaw it all, Laura - THANK YOU! It is clear you have a passion for hospitality. This was one of our best vacations yet and we will definitely be returning to The Miami Beach Edition soon.
Nicely renovated vintage Hotel on the Miami Beach Strip ... Great location and amenities ... The service was fantastic and everyone was super helpful and friendly ... The Rooms are nicely appointed and large, however the drinks and food are well ... Miami Beach prices ...FYI - there is a liquor store right outside that is very quaint and can save you a few shekels off the final tab ... Highly recommend for a special occasion to celebrate
Going to keep this short otherwise I will get myself annoyed again. Went here with my new wife for our honeymoon. They were shocked to hear we were going for 15 days because nobody ever does. Probably because they can’t afford it. It’s for rich people to just stop over for one or two nights. I felt so out of place amongst the amount of arrogant toffs. Some of the staff were very good. Usually the young waitresses, who by the way should stop being exploited in tiny black dresses. Everybody else dresses like throw backs from Miami vice. Prices throughout were ridiculous. And watch the small print. On top of your bill, they whack on $40 a day for hotel services and another $25 a day if you want a beach brolly.
The rooms have never seen 5star. No up keep with maintenance. Damaged sinks. Doors and fixtures. A toilet that couldn’t be used over night due to sounding like an aircraft toilet. Never been made to feel so inferior in all my life and would never return even if it was free. Cleaning was very poor. Dirty grout, hinges and even a plate left outside my room. You will know who has wrote this review because you will remember treating us so badly and ruining our much saved up for honeymoon.
Too haughty, too much white, Miami Vice. Front desk, some more friendly than others.
We had three rooms. One was a junior suite, and much nicer than the other double and king rooms. They were much smaller, with small bathrooms, inconvenient is design. The bathroom in the suite was larger and more convenient.
The concierge was helpful and friendly, but the place has a bit of attitude, and not totally my style. Breakfast at Market was good, though ordered off the menu, not the buffet.
Couldn't quite figure out situation with complimentary morning coffee or papers. There one day, not others.
Location is good, beach is nice, though the weather was not cooperating while we were there.
Matador, nice bar (expensive) and good late night stop. Matador was good tapas restaurant.
This was a decent hotel at one point after the renovation. Now its just a historic hotel that was renovated very well but on the cheap because it went to complete hell in about 3 years. The service has dropped off dramatically. The prices have some how gone up and they nickel and dime you for every little thing. The rooms are trashed and the beds were switched out for the most uncomfortable thing ever. Just terrible. Worse than that the food by the pool is still crap and they never fixed the menu. There are birds all over the beach ruining your meal and day and the seaweed they refuse to find a solution to smells like raw sewage blowing directly into the resort. We can't fix it is not an answer. Retain it with rocks or bags that can be removed. Not that complicated. Retain and remove. Don't be cheap when you charge what you charge per night.
4 Star hotel when it opened. Never the 5 they claimed and now its a flat out 2.