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
Miami Beach? The Setai? You made me fall in love with you. I just had a long trip and upon landing here at Miami, my whole entity just wants to meet a room, shower, drink a tea, and sleep.
And this hotel just gave me more than that.
The staff, maybe, noticed my tiredness so they assisted me on my luggages and immediately did all the process for check-in. If I may have been somewhat unresponsive, pardon. I appreciate those staff who helped me.
The next day, I was greeted by the beautiful morning sunshine. That day was great. I enjoyed my sumptious breakfast and headed to the beach. Perfect morning for my very long hours of sleep.
This hotel's asset are their employees. Thank you and hopefully, see you soon.
....and definitely the best in terms of food. Breakfast buffet very nice presented and rich including french baguette. Intelligence pool setup. The room have plenty of space with a bathtub in the middle of the seating area of the suite, in front of the bed. Walking closet with access to the shower & toilet. The service is outstanding no matter what facilities you use. A perfect location for a perfect vacation. Very well done!
The service at the Setai is impeccable. I stayed for 4 nights with my husband and 6 month old. We were picked up at the airport from the Setai car and the driver was more than lovely and made it very seamless for us being that we had the baby. We were able to get into our room at 10 am which is pretty unheard of in South Beach. The Setai provided our room with a crib for the baby and a baby care package that I found so thoughtful. We dined in room one night and it was the best fried rice I have ever had! We also had breakfast in the courtyard everyday. The food selection at breakfast is incomparable to anywhere else I have been and if they happen to not have something you are looking for, I am sure they would accomodate you. The coconuts pool side are also something not to shy away from. We enjoyed lunch by the pool everyday and I happened to order the fish tacos every time because they were so delicious and light. The pool service couldn’t be better, the waiter knew our names by the end of Day 1 and even greeted us upon passing when we weren’t at the pool. The Setai will always be our first choice when staying on South Beach.
After staying at the Setai, I can't stay at another hotel in south beach. There really isn't a comparable hotel in the area. My wife and I recently enjoyed the 5 star service for four nights. When we arrived at the hotel we were immediately greeted and shown our room. Zero wait time. The welcome is something I really appreciate and pay attention to when I check into a hotel. The breakfast was amazing, especially the omelet station. Poolside service was incredible. Very quiet and relaxing. The coconuts are the best I have ever had. Also really enjoyed the tuna tartar and guacamole.
Before dinner each night, we had a drink in the courtyard which was really cool. Great vibe. Definitely recommend the chili martini. Overall, food and drinks were excellent, service was great, all staff was very attentive and friendly. Looking forward to going back.
The Setai Is a magical oasis! From the initial welcome greeting, to the most comfortable beds, to the amazing breakfast buffet our stay was wonderful! All our wishes were granted by the personable, attentive staff!