by Lissa Poirot
This South Beach boutique property is filled with Miami’s energy and is a popular hotspot at night for its dining. From its signature Italian restaurant Bianca, to the Umi Sushi and Sake Bar to the subterranean FDR to the poolside Delano Beach Club, this is a hotel for foodies. The rooms are good for families, however, with lofts, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom apartments and poolside bungalows, which feature two-story accommodations with separate living and bedroom areas, as well as direct access to the swimming pool, a second-floor balcony, and free Wi-Fi. The Delano Beach Club is a 7,000-square-foot luxury experience with an iconic South Beach pool with cabanas, and direct access to the beach.
Our Editor Loves
- Bungalows and suites
- Direct access to beach
- Swimming pool
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Stayed in room 610 for a girls weekend. Trendy hotel with paper-thin windows and walls. Very nice and clean, but NOISY. Sounds echo down the hall and outside. We kept thinking someone was about to walk in our room the whole time we were there. We could hear full conversations outside from street level since our windows in the room were single-pane. Room was beautiful and not spacious, but just big enough to not be uncomfortable. Note that the beds are full-size - not queens - but still comfortable.
Spa is a rip-off, only "amenities" you can enjoy (for a $20 entry) which aren't a service is the nice view and a locker room with a steam room. The lockers are only big enough to hold your jewelry and a robe, maybe shoes too, so don't bring any large bags.
The resort fee was a bit of a surprise at checkout, wishing they would have took that amount out up front instead.
Pool scene is lovely. Gorgeous views with great food and drinks. We attended an event at night by the pool where it was completely transformed into a food and music festival (see night time pictures).
Location is perfect. Lots of restaurants, clubs and shopping within walking distance. Easy access to Walkway along beach is directly behind the pool. Rideshare pickup is super easy. Scooters are not supported in this area as of this writing.
All employees we encountered from all areas of the property were pleasant and helpful. I do like that security escorted outside grubhub food delivery to our room.
The hotel is located on the beach and very close to Lincoln ave. The choice of restaurant is excellent for any budget.
The hotel is aging and is soon due for renovation although I am please with the value received for what I paid.
The restaurant could improve in consistency as we ordered the same time several time and ingredients where different every dish we received. Also as the world is much more consiancious about protection the planet you should get rid of plastic bottles to serve your juices and go with something that can be reused.