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Delano South Beach Hotel
Ranked #42 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 April 2012

If bare bulbs hanging on a wire in the bathroom is your idea of art, or painted concrete floors, with dust bunnies rolling about, or closets the size of a bread box, and not a drawer or cabinet to unpack your clothes is your idea of comfort, this is your place. It is a "boutique" hotel, they will tell you when you inquire as to why there are no amenities. We requested a coffee maker, they reluctantly gave us a 10 dollar little unit begrudgingly, but no coffee to go with it, or cups. They have a decorated garden near the pool but rope it off so you can't use it. Heaven forbid someone would sit on the art. The rooms are tiny, with no balconies, no view, and windows that barely open. It is as if the BS baffles brains syndrome rules, and by charging $540 per night for a tiny room they almost embarrass you into thinking you must be 'cool' and who needs towels by the pool? And if the staff is snotty and arrogant, that is because they too are too 'cool' to be gracious with your request. How about $ 11 for orange juice, or $ 14 dollars for a little box of dry cereal? Or $ 32 for 2 eggs and toast? Go ahead, be a fool, book it. We booked two rooms for nine nights, and left after 2. It cost me over a $ 1000 dollars to move to another hotel, and it was worth it.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms here. They took a 1940's hotel, where rooms were 200 sq. ft and just pai...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

I stayed here in March for a couple of days.
From pulling up to the hotel where your greeted by helpful staff and the beautiful entrance everything about this hotel is great.
The lobby in the Delano is something in itself, visitors come just to come and have a look at the famous furniture which includes some Dali pieces.
Check in was an easy process.
The room was beautiful, I have a seaview, huge bed that very comfortable. The iPads in the bedroom are a great touch and the e-services work great - I ordered a few things like toothpaste that came promptly. The white on white decor isnt for everyone but when your in a boiling hot city like Miami it's a refreshing detail.
The bathroom is lovely and spacious with a huge rainfall shower. I quite like the option a bath so that's my only issue.
The Delano has a very distinct smell - an scent they pump all around the hotel that contributes to the chilled out vibe of the place.
The pool area is beautiful and the pool staff are very helpful regularly bringing round complimentary smoothies/fruit/ice cream etc.
I tried out Umi Sushi which is amazing. Not cheap but if you like sushi it's well worth a visit.
I also went to the newly renovated FDR, best to go later I was there about midnight and it was still pretty quiet.
Breakfast is at Bianca restaurant, again very good food and the service is great.
I tried Bianca for dinner too, I can't recommend the grilled octopus enough - it's amazing!
The spa is also well worth a visit - situated on the top of the hotel and there is an amazing deck area which has the best view. I had a massage which was lovely.
Overall an amazing hotel, the location couldn't be any better, the staff are great very attentive, rooms are lovely and the restaurants are great. You just need a pocket full of cash to really enjoy this place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Being born in Miami and having moved away for work, I have occasion to travel back to Miami Beach on a frequent basis. I have stayed at nearly every 4 and 5 star hotel there, and I must say that the Delano Hotel provides exemplary customer service, that is beyond compare. The doormen greet you with a smile and a warm welcome from the moment you set foot in the hotel. The check-in process is easy and the receptionists provide all the needed details for your stay. The concierge D'Michael greets you warmly and offers assistance for any dining/entertainment needs during your visit. The pool staff are friendly (which can be quite hard to come by on the Beach) and the restaurant, though a bit pricey, has excellent food and is staffed by servers who again, always greet you with a smile, and provide prompt, efficient service. The hotel lobby and room decor is typical deco, which gives you a genuine flavor of Miami culture. The hotel location is also ideal. On the beach, with private beach access for hotel guests, one block from Lincoln Road, which provides a host of traditional shopping and dining options, a few blocks from Espanola Way, filled with European style architecture and great outdoor cafes, and a couple of blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center, if you are in town for business/conventions. Whether as an oasis away from your business meetings in Miami, or for a true vacation experience, I would highly recommend the Delano Hotel. As many trips as I make to Miami, I will stay at no other hotel.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean front instead of ocean view room for the best view of the Atlantic.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Delano

After starting our vacation to Miami at The Tides, we switched hotels and move along South Beach to arguably the most famous hotel in Miami - the iconic Delano. 

We had feared its glory days were over and that the attention to detail would have waned. But not at all. It really is the real McCoy. It just exudes contemporary class. The lobby area is stunning. The vibe is cool and European. The pool scene is like being in a Hollywood movie. The service is 5 star, but not starchy. You can book into the Delano and experience Miami in one building (plus the section of private beach that hotel guests have access to). 

We had a city view corner room, thinking that the pool view rooms might be noisier. It was white white white. Some of the signature Philippe Starck features did feel a little cramped. The shower room/toilet was tiny. But the bed was huge and so comfy.

We had one meal at the hotel's main restaurant. It was proper Miami fine dining. Not cheap, but delicious and plentiful and really worth the money for the quality and the experience.

If you are going to Miami, I'd recommend The Delano whole heartedly.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Delano is an icon. It is an icon for style and scene... But service and comfort are slipping. After a 10 day trip to Costa Rica we took a layover in Miami's South Beach. Always a scene... Love to people watch and design drool. The Delano still greets with an amazing entrance... But this trip it just seemed a little faded. Snooty front desk staff seeming out out by answering questions, and noticeably worm spots in hotel and room make me think some polishing is needed. Makes me sad to stay I wish I had stayed at the Ritz where service is always consistent and your comfort their goal. Or maybe I'm just maturing.....

Room Tip: Apparently you can smoke at breakfast at this hotel. Be aware. We had a rude French woman who smo...
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Additional Information about Delano South Beach Hotel

Address: 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3136 (Formerly Delano Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#35 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: ₹ 21,923 - ₹ 95,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Delano South Beach Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of South Beach and directly on the ocean, Delano is the ultimate world-class urban resort and self-contained destination. Boasting America's first Indoor/Outdoor Lobby, the hotel's public spaces create the feeling of an interwoven "village" with almost no separation between indoors and out. With its soaring and unforgettably beautiful Lobby, legendary white Guestrooms, lushly landscaped Orchard, breathtaking Pool, the renowned Club Essentia wellness center and spa and stunning private beach, Delano epitomizes Simple Chic for a modern world. Delano offers seasonal packages and special offers including spa, breakfast and parking packages. ... more   less 
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