Miami, United States

The Miami Beach Edition

Rates from (ex tax)$239.20

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD272.69), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Mid-Century Majesty

Setting

Beachfront Beauty

Tucked just north of lively South Beach, The Miami Beach Edition is a masterpiece of mid-century style in a sea of art deco dames. The expansive private beach alone could warrant a trip, but the Ian Schrager-design hotel doesn’t rest on its sandy laurels: Breezily minimalist ocean-facing rooms, a boho-hip spa, two pools, a basement bowling alley and the world-class Matador Room restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten make this beachfront escape the perfect slice of vintage and modern Miami.

Smith Extra

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A signature cocktail each on arrival

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

294, including 23 suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $239.20, excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $35.00 per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD272.69), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude Continental breakfast ($25 each).

Also

The minibar is packed with better treats than you’ll find in most shops, including gourmet sundries, face masks, sunglasses, scented candles, a thong and a Herschel bag.

At the hotel

Private beach, fitness centre, concierge and WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Bluetooth speakers, minibar, free bottled water, WiFi and custom Le Labo bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The oceanfront bungalows are the best slice of the tropics, with bright, teak-walled appeal, stunning views and complete privacy. Those staying in the main building should spring for ocean views.

Poolside

The restored original pool channels retro Havana with a vintage diving board and lush landscaping. A more modern second pool is surrounded by teak loungers, with private cabanas equipped with oversized daybeds, fridges, safes and flatscreen TVs. Both are heated, family friendly and open year-round.

Spa

The spa offers a slew of relaxation-oriented massages and facials, including custom massages with mix-and-match styles, firmness and types of oil. Before heading in for treatments, lounge on daybeds in the relaxation area surrounded by vintage Moroccan rugs and drapery, with fortifying citrus water and tea.

Packing tips

Embrace the custom Le Labo fragrance, available in-room and pleasantly scenting the resort’s public areas.

Also

There are wheelchair-accessible guest rooms, and all public areas are wheelchair accessible. The hotel has self-operating lifts or sloped entry for the pools. There are also guest rooms for hearing-impaired guests.

Pet‐friendly

The hotel allows one small dog, 25 pounds and lighter, per room, for $150 per booking. The Edition will provide a bag of treats and food bowl. See more pet-friendly hotels in Miami.

Children

All ages are welcome. Older children will love the bowling alley and skating rink, and the beach club has toys and a sand pit for younger kids. The bungalow rooms have more space and some even with kitchen areas.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For the best glimpse of Miami sizzle, take a seat in the heart of the dining room. Those looking for a more romantic evening should request a two-top on the ocean-facing terrace beside the bougainvillea.

Dress Code

Channel the spirit of the matador, Miami-style, with brightly coloured tropics-inspired dresses and crisp linen shirts.

Hotel restaurant

The Miami Beach Edition has three restaurants for all-day dining enticements. Matador Room, by esteemed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serves revamped Latin cuisine, including Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors, using seasonal, local ingredients. Market, also by Vongerichten, serves casual pizzas and Miami-style ceviches at bustling counters throughout the day. At lunch, the beach-facing Tropicale — set in the space that once housed local favorite Sundial restaurant — serves cocktails and casual salads and sandwiches set to a soundtrack of crashing waves.

Hotel bar

Overlooking the pool, the dark-wood-panelled Matador Bar channels Spain with walls covered in photos of bullfighters, light tapas and excellent cocktails. Downstairs, a neon sign points guests to Basement, the popular bottle-service bar, with sparkler-topped bottles of Champagne, pulsing music, bowling alleys and a skating rink. The Lobby Bar, a lushly decorated nod to vintage Miami, serves Latin music to pair with Mojitos, Champagne cocktails and punches from a fountain.

Last orders

Matador serves from 6pm until 11pm nightly. Number 3 Market is open from 7am until 10pm, and Tropicale serves lunch and light bites from 11am until 6pm. The bars serve until 2am.

Room service

The hotel delivers for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a menu of salads, sandwiches and larger plates, as well as a kids' menu.

Location

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Address
The Miami Beach Edition
2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Miami Beach
33140
Miami Beach
United States

Planes

Miami International Airport (www.miami-airport.com) is the nearest option, a 25-minute drive from the hotel. The airport is an international hub, with flights from Los Angeles, New York, London and other major cities. Flat-rate taxi transfers cost US$33 or the hotel can arrange private transfer for $130 each way. The airport is an international hub, with flights from London, New York and various other American cities. Additional flights operate into Fort Lauderdale International Airport, a 40-minute drive away. A taxi from there costs around US$90.

Trains

Miami’s Amtrak station (www.amtrak.com) is a 25-minute drive from the hotel; the TriRail (www.tri-rail.com) line connects Miami with beach towns along Florida’s southern coast.

Automobiles

Miami is known for its traffic, particularly when beautiful weekends attract joy-riders. Those excited to explore the Everglades or the Keys would be best hiring a car, though. Valet parking is available for $42 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

Tucked just above the busiest stretch of Miami in hip Mid-Beach, the Miami Beach Edition has plenty to lure guests outside. Exclusive to members and guests, Beach Club offers 6500 square meters of private beach space, including chaise loungers, umbrellas and towel service. Grab lunch by the pool or go bowling indoors. In the evenings, the tropics-inspired boho Sandbox is a sandy spot between the pool and beach for lounging on hammocks and sunbeds, sipping tropical cocktails over a game of Ping-Pong. A short walk down Collins Avenue, South Beach offers excellent shopping and people-watching. Stroll the pedestrian-only blocks of Lincoln Road or take in the art deco glamour of Ocean Drive and its Art Deco Museum (+1 305 673 3330). Miami’s excellent art scene includes the ArtCenter South Florida(+1 305 674 8278), the outdoor murals and street art of Wynwood Walls and the modern and contemporary collection of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (+1 305 375 3000) in a unique canopy-topped building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Local restaurants

For a futuristic food experience, Smith-approved Bazaar (+1 305 455 2999), by renowned chef José Andrés, combines Miami, Spanish, Asian and island flavors in novel preparations with touches of whimsy. Italian trattoria Macchialina (+1 305 534 2124) serves classic Italian food with a touch of Miami influence, including spaghetti with rock shrimp and the local catch served with brown butter and capers. For fresh, casual fare, My Ceviche (+1 305 397 8710) in South Beach on Washington Avenue serves wild-caught seafood in diners’ choice of preparations that’s ideal for taking to the beach. Across town, in the artsy Design District, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink (+1 305 573 5550) is an institution beloved for its locally sourced dishes, wood-fired large plates, gourmet pizzas and sensational desserts. Crab fans should be sure to hop in line for a table at renowned local institution Joe’s Stone Crab (+1 305 673 0365), which specialises in shellfish and serves a wickedly tasty key lime pie for dessert.

Local cafés

A short drive north along Collins Avenue, in North Beach, Athens Juice Bar (+1 305 861 2143) is a taste of old-school Miami, with tropical fruit salad, fresh smoothies and the namesake juices available all day.

Local bars

A haven of mixology blocks from the hotel on Indian Creek Drive, The Broken Shaker (+1 305 531 2727) mixes top-tier cocktails using herbs from the bartenders’ garden and local juice, all best enjoyed poolside on the patio. Follow the signals to Radio Bar (+1 305 397 8382), down toward the tip of South Beach, where mood lighting sets a sultry scene for billiards and craft cocktails, including those made with tropical fruit, coconut-infused liquor and house bitters. For a livelier evening, head for LIV at the Fontainebleau (+1 305 674 4680; livnightclub.com) on Collins Avenue, where the bronzed and beautiful party over bottle service in retro booths.

Reviews

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The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Miami Beach Edition ’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The view from our room was stunning, the concierge were so so helpful, the smell everywhere was wonderful. The pool parties at SLS were so much fun, also the bottomless brunch at The Shore Club.

Don’t expect

The one thing I would change about our room was that there was only a shower; a bath tub as well would have been good.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Apr 2017

We loved

The contemporary style of the hotel, the great service, the spa, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, nightclub, great pool, direct access to the beach and incredible views of the ocean from the rooms. Two excellent restaurants that we went to were the Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard Hotel and Juvia which had incredible views. Great to cycle using the hotel bikes along the boardwalk, see the architecture along Ocean Drive and walking along South Beach.

Don’t expect

...Areas that are hidden away and quiet! It is a buzzing hotel and the main lobby tends to be quite busy.

Rating

Stayed on 26 Oct 2016