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
- 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
Where to begin? Sunday Jazz brunch
AMAZING! Food and service excellent. Francisco bartender OMG the best. Suite AWESOME! Ambiance and staff outstanding. Overall....
A must go to place in all South Beach hands down!
The Setai May well be the best hotel in South Beach or on Collins Ave
. But that’s it.
Compared globally it is a 5 star hotel without any additional attractions nor any particular outstanding features. The SPA is okay, pool area better than in many other places in South Beach. The Bar excellent with professional and friendly service.
... in the center of everything worth visiting in Miami Beach. Greeting was friendly and sincere. The staff was attentive from the doormen and parking attendants to the housekeepers and porters and everyone in between.
Our room was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We rested and slept in a quiet peaceful room. The bathrooms were large, attractive and functional.
This is a quiet upscale hotel and not loud and obnoxious like some other hotels with similar food rankings.
The pools are wonderful and different water temperatures, the warmest being the apparent favorite of the families with younger children. We sat by the coolest pool which was excellent for swimming and cooling off. Pool service was professional and friendly. Drinks and food selection was good.
The mix of young families and older couples made this resort more attractive. In spite of the busy season, finding a place to lounge at the pool or beach was relatively easy.
The boutique retail shops were independently operated and offered exceptional quality and selection for women and men.
Dining options are good and the breakfast buffet was excellent. Great coffee. Lobby bar was attractive, comfortable and offered the restaurant as well as their own limited late dining menu. Beach-front grill restaurant was very good. From servers to busers, everyone said hello, expressed their desire to assist, and made us feel welcome and appreciated. Room service selection was good. The outdoor lounge and indoor gym were wonderful, comfortable and well maintained.
The Setai is an exceptionally outstanding hotel - it has earned the five stars and management and staff alike don’t appear to take their great standing for granted. At The Setai, you get what you pay for without the hype and the noise some of the trendy hotels make you put up with. I’ll be back sooner then later.
500 fresh roses every day
Kardashian’s came whilst we were there
Food was insane
Well worth the money
Stunning private beach with waiter service
2 large pools with cabanas and sun loungers
Asian inspired and personalized service make this hotel our favorite in Miami. The rooms are little dated and in need of some updating but the pools and restaurants are amazing. The beach is well kept and the Setai has a great location.