Shelborne Beach Resort - South Beach Rating: 3.0 Pearls
South Beach, Miami, Florida

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Cons

  • Staff can be inattentive
  • "Ocean view" rooms can have a misleading title

Bottom Line

On the beach at Collins Avenue, the Shelborne is next to Miami's hottest clubs and hotels. Its Art Deco exterior is well preserved, and a $20 million renovation for guest rooms, completed in 2011, has left the hotel's interior looking sleek and refreshed. A youthful management team has breathed new life into all corners of the property, and the hotel has chic furniture, design-forward signage, and two hot spot restaurants. THE HOTEL WILL AGAIN CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS STARTING IN JUNE 2013.

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Oyster Hotel Review

 Location

Less hip than its neighbors, but it seems to get a boost by osmosis.

The Shelborne is right by the Shore Club and Delano hotels -- two major glitterati destinations. But even though it's on Collins Avenue, the Shelborne isn't part of the Miami catwalk, which makes it relatively calm. The 2011 renovation seriously upped the hip factor, making it an up-and-coming alternative right by the beach.

 Rooms

Updated and sophisticated, thanks to a $20 million renovation in 2012

The Guest rooms at the Shelborne swapped their dingy, Golden-Girl-style decor for bright, sophisticated style after the 2012 renovations. They have sleek furniture, clean white walls, flat-screen TVs and walk-in showers. The young management team uses design-forward touches such as attractive signage, menus, design-themed books and plants.

  • Two double beds or one king bed
  • Large flat-screen HDTV with premium cable
  • Waffle-weave bathrobes
  • GuyandGirl bath products
  • Free Wi-Fi

 Features

Plenty of space for late-night cocktails, poolside libations or private events

The Mezzanine Terrace
The Mezzanine Terrace
  • 2 ballrooms are available for private events. One of them is one of the largest ballrooms near the beach.
  • The mezzanine terrace isn't just cool for sunbathing: It's a great spot for hosting events such as a private cocktail party or wedding.
  • The pool (which was already adequate pre-renovations) sparkles anew, sporting cabanas and drink service
  • On-site shopping at Guy and Girl clothing boutique
  • A meeting room above the lobby (less ideal for events) has a long conference table

 Food

The Shelborne offers several options for all tastes

  • Named after a James Bond cocktail, Vesper is a retro-style cafe that serves breakfast and dinner
  • Lucy's Cantina Royale serves Western style tacos, and has over 100 handcrafted tequilas. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner
  • Shelbourne Lounge is a swanky lounge, open evenings.
  • Sushi MiKasa is an intimate, high-end sushi joint

 Bottom Line

On the beach at Collins Avenue, the Shelborne is next to Miami's hottest clubs and hotels. Its Art Deco exterior is well preserved, and a $20 million renovation for guest rooms, completed in 2011, has left the hotel's interior looking sleek and refreshed. A youthful management team has breathed new life into all corners of the property, and the hotel has chic furniture, design-forward signage, and two hot spot restaurants. THE HOTEL WILL AGAIN CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS STARTING IN JUNE 2013.

Things You Should Know About Shelborne Beach Resort - South Beach

Address

  • 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Hotel Miami Shelbourne
  • Shelborne Beach Hotel
  • Shelborne Beach Miami

Room Types

  • Penthouse Suite
  • Premier Guest Room
  • Standard Room
  • Townhouse Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 170
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: South Beach, Miami
Address: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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