Fodor's Expert Review The Palms Hotel & Spa

3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 33140, United States See on Map

If you're seeking an elegant, relaxed property away from the noise but close to both Mid-beach and South Beach nightlife, you'll find an exceptional beach, an easy pace, and beautiful gardens with soaring palm trees and inviting hammocks here, with rooms as fabulous as the grounds. The hotel also has a 5,000-square-foot Aveda spa and a signature farm-to-table restaurant, Essensia. The property combines excellent service, laid-back sophistication, and oceanfront serenity into a destination where wellness and environmental awareness are high priorities.

room

Rooms offer either a city view, garden view, or ocean view and all are decorated in browns and beige with hints of tropical orange. All rooms offer a Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattress, coffee maker, safe, and free cable.

bathroom

Bathrooms are spa-like and come furnished with Aveda bath products.

lobby

An expansive lobby, filled with ceiling fans, palm trees, and French doors is a cool, inviting place reminiscent of a Caribbean mansion by the sea. From the lobby, take a walk through the extensive property that features an edible garden, walking paths, and many places to get away from the world.

pool

The pool offers seating in chaises or under thatched chickee huts.

spa

An Aveda spa features an array of services for men, women, and kids including massage and rituals influenced by ancient Ayurvedic holistic philosophy.

Check into the couples suite for romantic side by side treatments.

gym

A fitness room is open 24 hours a day. In addition, there's beach yoga, zen days, and even a family beach cleanup activity.

dining

Essensia Restaurant offers sustainably-sourced and local ingredients. Much of the restaurant's herbs and produce comes from the property's edible garden. The restaurant holds a "Slow Foods of Miami Snail of Approval" distinction.

drinking

Essensia Lounge's cocktails feature fresh fruit and herbs grown in the property's edible garden.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Palms is located Mid Beach, so many of Miami and Miami Beach's attractions are a short drive away. A free Miami Beach trolley connects Mid Beach to South Beach.

Restaurants

27 Restaurant and Bar (10-minute walk) offers a mashup of Israeli, Latin American, and American cuisine in a vintage Miami Beach house. Los Fuegos (10-minute walk) serves meats and seafood by South American grillmaster Francis Mallmann.

Bars

Broken Shaker (10-minute walk) offers al fresco cocktails made with citrus and herbs grown on site. The menu rotates seasonally and there's a weekly punch special. Wunderbar (10-minute walk) serves drinks in a secret speakeasy setting.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Lush grounds, inviting rooms, and a restaurant that offers farm-to-table dining make the Palms a great choice for people who like to commune with nature in an elegant setting.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
On the beach
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 305-534–0505;800-550–0505

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