This grand 1950s hotel designed by Morris Lapidus retains its old glamour even after $230 million in renovations and expansions added sparkle to the rooms and grounds, renewing the allure and swagger of a stay at the Eden Roc. Two towers—one original and a second 21-story tower added in 2008—sit alongside the huge pool complex, making this one of the biggest and sleekest hotels in the city. The landmark public areas have retained their grand elegance, including the monumental rosewood columns that surround the social lobby space, centered by an upscale bar. In 2012 the jaw-dropping, 22,000-square-foot, two-story oceanfront spa opened.The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc is an ultraluxe hotel-within-a-hotel concept.
Rooms are decorated in dark wood tones and white accents that serve to highlight the azure blue of the ocean beyond the balconies if you spring for an ocean view. Rooms come with a bluetooth speaker, Nespresso machine, a flat screen TV, in-room safe, and desk. Nobu at Eden Roc is a hotel-within-a-hotel and offers luxury experiences with a hefty price tag.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The Eden Roc has plenty of add ons including a mandatory $21 per night resprt fee. Want a mini fridge or microwave? That's $35 each per stay.
Bathrooms have custom Boxer Bathrobe Collection robes, rainfall shower heads, lighted mirror, and Replica bath products.
The lobby holds old-world charm and it's easy to imagine glamorous evenings where the likes of Frank Sinatra strolled the premises. A sunken bar is the focal point of the lobby and the hub of activity.
An oversized pool offers cabana rentals and plenty of lounging opportunities. The grounds also feature a lawn for sunning, and chairs and umbrellas at the adjacent beach.
The spa features a hydrotherapy circuit with plunge pools, saunas, and whirlpools. After your massage or facial, enjoy the relaxation lounge.
A fitness center with Artis Line TechnoGym equipment is open 24 hours a day. In addition, guests enjoy complimentary access to a variety of classes.
Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's largest venture is at this resort, offering fresh, buttery sushi and prime filets. Malibu Farm offers farm-to-table dining by Californian chef Helene Henderson.
The Eden Roc is located mid-beach, so a car is useful to get to South Beach and mainland Miami. A free Miami Beach trolley runs seven days a week.
Scarpetta by Scott Conant (5-minute walk) serves Italian favorites by celebrity chef and Chopped judge, Scott Conant. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink (20-minute drive) offers farm to table dining by James Beard-winning chef, Michael Schwartz.
The Broken Shaker (10-minute drive) offers award-winning cocktails in an outdoor setting that features drinks made with herbs and fruits grown in-house. Wunderbar (5-minute drive) serves drinks in a speakeasy setting.
WHY WE LIKE IT
A classic Miami Beach hotel is given a makeover to restore it to its original splendor.