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The James Royal Palm

The James Royal Palm, South Beach

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Design blending contemporary style with South Beach identity
  • impressive spa
  • multiple pools
  • unbeatable location
  • two noteworthy restaurants

    Cons

  • Occasional noise from in-house nightclub
  • small driveway for entering

The James Royal Palm Review

The latest "it" hotel to grace South Beach, the James Royal Palm is a daily celebration of art deco, Art Basel, modernity, and design detail that also dutifully embodies the mantra of the James brand: "luxury liberated." Laura Rottet of Rottet Studios was charged with reinventing the original 1939 Royal Palm and Shorecrest buildings alongside the Royal Palm's younger annexes to create a seamless design masterpiece, and forty-two-million dollars later, the results are nothing short of spectacular. Rooms assume a classic South Beach identity with blends of whites and pops of tropical colors. Double-doored minibars open a world of local Florida products, while colossal, wood-framed mirrors function as sliding doors for the oversized bathrooms. Beyond design brilliance, The James Royal Palm is an endless induglence of the best of South Beach, including an impressive Renew spa, plenty of beachside and poolside bliss, excellent eating at two in-house restaurants (Florida Cookery and CATCH Miami), and fabulous people-watching. The hotel's location at 15th and Collins places the James in the heart of the South Beach action.

    Hotel Details

  • 234 studios, 159 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 07-24-2013

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