What We Love
- Pacific Rim-inspired spa
- Intuitive and seamless service
- Atlantic Ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows
What To Know
- Three pools, each a different temperature
- Studio suites are in the older Dempsey building
- 20 minutes from Miami International Airport
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Towering above the eight-story shell of the Art Deco 1938 Dempsey Vanderbilt hotel, The Setai is an oasis of serenity in hip Miami Beach. The design draws from Asian minimalism, from the black granite lobby to guestrooms and suites with teak floors and walls, jade sculptures and silk accents. The stars of the show are the ocean views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, a perk of being one of SoBe’s newest (and tallest) buildings. The uber-exclusive Setai Spa draws inspiration from the Pacific Rim for treatments like Thai herbal massages, Balinese bathing ceremonies and organic seaweed wraps.
In the Area
Explore the Bass Museum of Art’s eclectic collection of Renaissance and Baroque pieces, Asian antiquities, modern photographs and Latin American sculptures. If architecture is more your cup of tea, join one of the Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco walking tours. Toast happy hour with the hip kids at new tiki-inspired it-bar the Broken Shaker, in the Freehand Hostel. Then have one of the rich house-made pastas at Scarpetta or some bourbon and fried chicken at Yardbird.
How to Get There
One of the best gems of south beach, beautiful restaurant great food and exotic atmosphere and the service was great. The food was sensational I would highly recommend this pearl, if you are looking for a nice treat go and spoil yourself and loved ones
The hotel was originally very nice and is run down a bit. The rooms and infrastructure is by far not up to date. The staff is "used to the service" but not as dedicated as seen in other prime hotels. The food is ok and not of the expected quality, presentation temperature.
We had a fun filled weekend at The Setai, accommodations were excellent! Beach accommodations were great. Sunday brunch had a variety of excellent foods with soft live Jazz music in the background. With GM Alex S. Furrer at the helm, the weekend went without a hitch. We experienced excellent service from all staff. Highly recommend The Setai.