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Fodor's Expert Review Royal Palm South Beach Miami

1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States See on Map Fodor's Choice

The Royal Palm (formerly The James Royal Palm) is a daily celebration of art deco, Art Basel, modernity, and design detail. Laura Rottet of Rottet Studios was charged with reinventing South Beach's original 1939 Royal Palm and Shorecrest buildings alongside the Royal Palm's younger annexes to create a seamless design masterpiece to the tune of $42 million dollars. 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 Royal Palm is an endless indulgence of the best of South Beach, including an impressive Renew spa, plenty of beachside and poolside bliss, excellent eating at its in-house restaurant Byblos, and fabulous people-watching. The hotel's location at 15th and Collins places the Royal Palm in the heart of the South Beach action.

room

Rooms are comfortable furnished with a golden wood tones and pops of tropical color. Choose rooms with city views or opt to wake up to the sounds and sights of the ocean. Rooms feature separate work and seating areas, and have a small dining niche, reminiscent of a cruise ship cabin.

The resort allows one dog, 40 pounds or less, to stay with you with a non-refundable $75 cleaning fee.

bathroom

Bathrooms offer Biology Smart Skincare bath products.

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lobby

wash with citrus colors and an art deco feel, the lobby is a cool and chill place to see and be seen.

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pool

Blue chairs and yellow umbrellas pop under the clear blue skies as you stretch out by two pool areas and an additional plunge pool.

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spa

Privai Wellness + Spa offers services that feature sea salt and botanicals. Indulge in massages, facials, saltwater soaks, and nail and hair services.

gym

A fully-equipped fitness center is open 24 hours a day for guests.

dining

Byblos offers Mediterranean mezze and large plates in a colorful Moroccan-styled setting. Florida Cookery offers hyper local cuisine using local seafood and produce. By day, the Compass Rose Bar offers coffee, juice, and light bites.

drinking

In the evening, the Compass Rose Bar offers cocktails in a tropical setting. The Grove Bar features cocktails served al fresco.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Most South Beach attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. A complimentary Miami Beach trolley offer service seven days a week.

Restaurants

Quality Meats (5-minute walk) serves hunks of prime beef and charcuterie made in-house. Steve Santana's Taquiza (5-minute walk) offers chef-driven tacos, elote, and beer in a fast casual setting.

Bars

Repour Bar (10-minute walk) features craft cocktails made with herbs grown in-house. Fire and Ice (10-minute walk) is South Beach's ice bar where you can borrow a coat and down vodka shots from an ice luge.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Tropical colors and a location that's right in the middle of South Beach make the Royal Palm a great find.

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 305-604–5700;888-526–3778-reservations

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