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

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

The Ritz-Carlton is a surprisingly 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, a club level with five food presentations a day, and high-end food and beverage offerings. The spa has exclusive brands of scrubs and creams. Friday through Sunday afternoons a master mixologist patrols the pool deck with a caipirinha cart, serving made-to-order cocktails using homemade syrups crafted from fresh herbs and fruit. 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 1954 hotel, designed by Morris Lapidus, has never been hotter.


  • great service
  • pool with VIP cabanas
  • great location


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


On the beach


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


375 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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