by Whitney Rife
The Palms Hotel & Spa is located in central Miami Beach, minutes away from South Beach. The hotel creates a relaxing oasis with its tropical gardens and white-sand beach. More than 250 guest rooms and suites showcase chic, contemporary designs with luxurious bedding, custom-made wood furniture and balconies overlooking the city skyline or Atlantic Ocean, with recently renovated one-bedroom suites featuring a separate living room. Essensia is the property’s indoor/outdoor restaurant, specializing in local dishes and organic creations. The resort features a heated pool, and tennis courts and golf courses as well as diving and boat rentals are nearby.
Our Editor Loves
- Miami Beach access
- Essensia Restaurant
I haven’t written a review for a hotel in a while but this place is a gem on the oceanfront in mid Miami Beach. We arrived at 8:45am. Had full use of the beach and pool and they gave us our Oceanfront room before 12pm since we got in so early. Room was very modernly decorated. Shower and toilets are in 2 separate rooms across each other and both have sinks. Garden area was nice for relaxing in the evening. Beach chairs and umbrellas are complimentary on the beachfront. Pool was nice though the pool area became crowded quickly but this could have been due to a wedding that was being held there. All in all great 1 day/1night stay after a weeklong cruise. Would have loved to have stayed here as part of a weekend getaway!
We stayed at The Palms for my husband’s birthday. Not only did they graciously upgrade our room, but they left a bottle of wine as a gift! From the bellhops to the waiters to the housekeepers, everyone’s service was phenomenal! The photos on the website are real photos. Our view of the pool area and the ocean was just spectacular! Even if you don’t get a room with an ocean-front view, you have access to the beautiful pool and the hotel’s own private area on the beach. We will definitely return!