We stayed in Miami a couple years ago at the Palms' sister hotel (Circa 39), and we had lunch in the Palm's restaurant. We liked it so much, that when we came back to South Beach we decided to stay there.
The location is very good, it's a 15 minute walk from Lincoln Road and 20-25 minutes from the crazy-ness of Ocean Drive. Very peaceful, the beach is nice. Like the hotel very much; my only criticisms were that the bathroom is a little small and the WiFi is terribly flaky. Generally service was excellent - except the receptionist in the spa didn't book my treatment properly, and didn't seem to remember us after we had been in there only hours earlier. Honestly, she seemed a little hungover. The spa is small but quite nice and that staff are otherwise very professional.
However, beware of the construction taking place next door. It's very loud, to the point that you would not want to use the pool or beach areas of the hotel *at all* during the day. We were not told about this during check in. When I went back to ask about it, we were told it was on weekdays only from about 11am - 6pm. Well, in fact, it also was going on for several hours on the Saturday morning. Since we were there over a weekend, we had a day out on the Friday and managed to avoid it. However, having experienced the noise, if we had stayed during the week, I would've cancelled my booking and moved to a different hotel. It really is too much, you would not be able to enjoy the pool or the beach while that is ongoing. So beware.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oceanfront sanctuary in the heart of Miami Beach, just minutes from the South Beach entertainment district, The Palms Hotel & Spa combines refined service, laid-back sophistication and beachside serenity into a destination where wellness and environmental awareness are at the center of each guest experience. Enjoy freshly renovated lobby areas with an elegant colonial flair, a lush tropical garden oasis with secluded relaxation areas, a large swimming pool and comfortable lounges, cabanas and umbrellas at the pool and beach. Rooms offer either views of the ocean, tropical gardens or the cityscape, and feature flat-screen TVs, AVEDA toiletries, coffee makers, iPod docks and luxurious bedding. The hotel’s signature restaurant, ESSENSIA, offers local farm-to-table cuisine with unique Miami flavors on breezy covered terraces. The Lounge specializes on craft cocktails while the TIKI BAR offers casual fare and classic pool cocktails. The Palms AVEDA Spa offers a full-service salon, retail area and holistic spa treatments, delivering a highly personalized experience with rituals to awaken the senses. Inspired by the pristine environment surrounding the resort, tropical nature inspires all facets of the hotel, from the decor, to the products & services offered and its commitment to green practices. It is an independently owned and operated AAA 4-diamond rated hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection and Florida Green Lodging certified. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palms Hotel And Spa
- The Palms Hotel Miami Beach
- Palms Hotel Miami Beach
- Palms South Beach
- The Palms South Beach
- Miami The Palms
- Palms Miami