The Palms Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Direct beach access
- Farm-to-table dining at the Essensia restaurant
- Expansive tropical gardens with shaded cabanas around the pool area
What To Know
- A $22.95 resort fee per night will be collected at the hotel
- Valet parking is $37 per day
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- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1939 by renowned Art Deco architect Roy France, the 251-room Palms Hotel and Spa is an eco-friendly oasis that brings a Caribbean-vibe to the sands of Miami Beach. In 2009 the hotel underwent a full renovation, joined the Preferred Hotel & Resorts Group and saw the addition of the award-winning Essensia Restaurant and Lounge. The 3,000-square-foot lobby showcases high ceilings and grand columns, and has a safari vibe. Out back, the hotel is a quiet hideaway that spills out onto a stretch of soft ocean sand, highlighted by a jogging boardwalk that extends to trendy South Beach — just one mile away.
Bed and Bath
Spanning 12 floors, the guestrooms overlook the Miami cityscape, the Atlantic Ocean or the tropical garden and pool area, which overflows with bamboo, palm trees, orchids and two colorful parrots. The rooms and suites are done in calming sand-and-sea earth tones and are fitted with mod cons such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, plush bathrobes and fully stocked minibars. With Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop mattresses, down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, the beds are so soft you feel as if you’re melting right into them. Showers and toilets are completely separate; they feature rainfall showers, mosaic glass tilework and Aveda bath products.
The Essensia Restaurant’s crescent shape and its lotus flower chandeliers give the space an exotic feel, while the seasonal menu uses locally grown ingredients, including some from chef Venoy Rogers III’s garden. The outdoor seating on the shaded patio is the perfect place to sip a specialty cocktail or discover an under-the-radar microbrew. There’s a tiki bar that serves drinks to those lounging by the heated pool or in one of the shaded hammocks. Private cabanas serve as additional treatment rooms for the 5,000-square-foot Aveda spa, and beverages, umbrellas and towel service are provided to guests relaxing on the beach.
In the Area
South Beach’s electrifying nightlife is just a few blocks from the hotel, and clubs like Set and Liv heat things up late into the night. For a taste of Latin culture, Mangos is the place to be on the weekends for dinner and dance shows, while Española Way offers salsa lessons. At the nearby Miami Beach Marina, scuba diving, boat rentals and deep sea fishing are offered. A short drive to the south, adventure seekers can soar like birds with Hang Glide Miami, a unique boat-towed hang-gliding operation that grants stunning views of the city. History and architecture lovers can admire the Renaissance-style Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and the Miami Design District is home to numerous art galleries and high fashion emporia.
How to Get There
from the minute we walked thru the doors, we fell in love with hotel. It was so relaxing, and so peaceful. We just wanted a weekend getaway, and it meet all,of our expectations!! Such beautiful grounds, such accommodating rooms and such Wonderful staff!!we can’t wait to come back!!
Very courteous staff. Food very good, drinks pricey no Happy Hour on weekends. Biggest disappointment was we were expecting booking an oceanfront room we would have a terrace. There are no terraces! Only top floor suites have them! Room size (king bed) very small. Split bathroom which was extremely small. Tiny sink over toilet bowl! Beach staff very nice. Beach was full of seaweed which was not raked. As a guest you are not permitted to bring a cooler on beach but non guests can. Valet service very good but $42 day little expensive. Nice spa experience. Florida residents get 20% discount on services. I wish I knew ahead of time there are no terraces. Bummer to have a beautiful view & you can’t sit outside!
This convenient hotel offered us a relaxed retreat with attentive, but not overly overt, service in all sectors. Check in was friendly and professional. Poolside lunch and drinks were quickly delivered. The beach and swimming were amazing! My family felt very comfortable in spacious and clean accommodations. The hotel has a very vintage vibe and a good time was had by all!
This is the 2nd time I have stayed at this hotel and I would still give it 5 stars! It is on a beautiful part of the beach. The rooms are on the smaller side but we had a corner window which more than made up for it! The staff is very nice and the food is top notch. Not to mention the drinks! It was a relaxing getaway with my husband and I even got him to go to the spa. We had massages and facials and both of the treatments were great. I don't have any complaints about the hotel and we would definitely go back again!!!
We stayed at this hotel with our family for the first time and the experience could not have been better. The hotel is beautiful with a nice pool and easy beach access. The restaurant is great with a big selection of fresh items. But what really made the experience great was the staff. We made sure we got the names of the people who were truly outstanding in terms of service. If you ever visit the hotel and you are very lucky, you will be helped by Coleen and Daphne at the pool and Fritz, Moises and Mareling at the front desk. Thank you all of you for making this experience for my family truly amazing. We can't wait to come back!