Fodor's Expert Review The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, USA

The newly renovated Ritz-Carlton is a trendy beachfront bombshell, with a dynamite staff, a snazzy Club Lounge, and a long pool deck that leads right out to the beach. There are all the usual high-level draws the Ritz is known for and more. Expect attentive service, a kids' club, property experiences like a shark tagging boat excursion with the University of Miami, and high-end food and beverage offerings. The spa has exclusive brands of scrubs and creams. New dining includes a sultry new bar, Lapidus, and a bright, airy pool-view restaurant, Fuego Y Mar, serving Mexican, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Colombian fusion dishes. The wonderful DiLido Beach Club restaurant is, believe it or not, one of the very few places in Miami where you can get a beachside meal. The ocean is on one side and the pedestrian Lincoln Road begins on the other: the locale is tops. Overall, this landmarked 1953 hotel, designed by Morris Lapidus, has never been hotter.

PROS

  • luxurious renovated rooms
  • great service
  • pool with VIP cabanas
  • great location
  • great service
  • pool with VIP cabanas
  • great location
  • unbeatable location

CONS

  • larger property
  • in-house restaurant Bistro ONE LR often quiet
  • $28/night resort fee
  • iconic but expensive
  • $40/night resort fee

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy
Beachfront
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 786-276–4000 | 800-542–8680 | 800-542–8680-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

376 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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