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
My favorite things about this hotel is the service and the pools. I would probably say that Setai has the best pools in Miami Beach and the greatest concierge. The heated pool is amazing for colder weather and the deep pool good for real swimmers. Great location for the hotel! Strongly Recommend!
This restaurant had great ambiance . The staff were nice and the food was cooked to perfection . I also enjoyed the creativity and taste of the specialty drinks . It really made my birthday spectacular !
Very friendly staff. Stayed in a two bedroom condominium. Excellent rooms with flat screen TV's in every room, really nice bathrooms Awesome decor in hardwood and black granites. Views of South Beach area superb from full height glass windows. Kitchens have capuccino machines and all mod-cons, all best brand products. Well stocked fridge complete with hangover cures! The beds are incredible. Huge jacuzzi baths with lots of room for two. Beach bar very cool with great staff. Three connected swimming pools. Best location in South Beach.
2nd visit we absolutely love it here, service / hotel / staff / food / pool side bar are fantastic 5 stars.
You will see plenty of celebrities here.
Close to town for a plesent walk, we had a chauffeur to go to all the sites, shopping malls are great, you will need an extra suit case!
Expect £100 dollars plus for pool side bar breakfast small snack, and have plenty to tip and you will be treated well.
Be advised 5star and 5star pockets required but worth it.
My view best place to stay here, back again this year to finish off our year
We stayed at the Setai for 8 nights, and it was an amazing experience. The beach, the pool, the food, the drinks - everything is top notch. In perfect distance to everything at Miami Beach - and the hotel offers complementary bikes to explore the area.
A special shoutout to the bartenders in the pool bar: Daniela, David, and Osman. Made every day and night very special for us.