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Delano South Beach Hotel
Ranked #43 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2008

Once again, this property remains on the top of our list. We hired transportation through Infinity Limousine from pick up at MIA to the hotel, and was about a 25 minute comfortable ride. Pulled up and was instantly greeted by the door men or bell hops with smiles and welcomes. They swiftly took our bags, and we were off to our adventure. Front was wonderful. The lobby is expansive with tall columns and a foray of tall linens lining the length of the hotel, from front to pool area. Met our concierge, and was unpacking with in 10 minutes. The bell hop was on the mark and showed us around the room. It was a wonderful city view, stark white floors etc. Bath was marble with plenty of toiletries. Upscale, and clean. Very nice ipod station, along with a very very well stocked bar, and sundrie station..We went directly to the sushi bar, and was amazed by the service of Dave. He organized a nice meal, and was on top of his game, with complimentary sake. Dinner here alaways will range about $200 or $300 for 2, including drinks. We then went outside, poolside to the bar toward the back and had a few martinis and laid on the span of white beds. We enjoyed the stars, moon, and people. The next day, we rented a cabana. It runs $450 a day, and as others have stated, it comes with server, plasma, bed type features, and a see thru curtain for privacy, if you want. We opted to have our chairs set up and utilized these to get the rays. We had pool side champagne service. Bottles range from $120 to $700. The service was outstanding, had frozen grapes, fruits delivered as the package for the cabana rental. Also had a nice lunch in the cabana. That night we got to eat pool side at blue door. Food was excellent, with a perfect service to boot. Dinner for 2 was around again, $300. Sat there for about 3 hours after dinner and had a cigar, and more martinis. In bed by 2 am, and next morning had another perfect breakfast. It is a open menu, or one can opt for the continental breakfast, where you can do buffet style. We opted for the menu, breakfast around $80- without tip. Not cheap, but you are at the Delano.The next night we had to get to bed early as had to catch an early wake up and be at the airport by 5 am, so we had another quick sushi, and off to bed. Check out was easy, everyone as always wonderful. Bryan and Ed the concierge were so nice. Wife did the spa one day, had some sort of facial and other things. She said it was a roof top experience, very nice touch. Never made it to the Florida room, as closed on Mondays, and just did not have time. All in all, we would go back in a second. They did treat us a repeat guests, as they made sseveral mentions as to "welcome back" etc.... Plan on over the top service, great night life, and about $1200 a day for room, food drinks etc...well worth it. It will cost the same here as it did at the Four Seasons in Maui per day, but a totally different atmosphere.

Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed 5 May 2008

We have vacationed on Southbeach before but stayed elsewhere (the Hotel Victor and liked it). Last trip we stopped by the Delano's lobby bar to have a drink and were impressed so we decided to give the Delano a try. We had a less expensive room on the street side and it was perfect and quiet at night. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate. The all white decor was a sexy contrast to our tan bodies. The service was professional and polite from frontdesk, maids, concierge, pool boys, bartenders and waitstaff. The pool was nice during the day and my wife felt comfortable to go topless as some of the foriegn guests were also topless. There were some children present, but they were few and far between and did not ruin the atmosphere as some reviewers have suggested. Nighttime is when the Delano really shines and no other hotel can match the vibe. The hotel guests seem to be an interesting group or international travelers during the day, but the place really fills up with beautiful people at night. The Florida Room bar was fun with dancing and drinks, the pool bar was packed and the lobby turned into a high-energy all out party. We stayed up far later than usual but had the time of our lives.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2008

This is the second time i stay at the Delano with my wife, i was there in august last year also! This is a very trendy and fun hotel where there is action every night specialy on tuesdays and it is in a Great location, close to the top restaurants and shopping in Sobe! The Spa on the penthouse is beautiful and offers many types of massages and skin treatments.
I have also noticed a more family enviroment at this party hotel amongst topless women many children and families swimming and enjoying them selves a bit like most european beaches i personaly am not sure i would take my son there but still the hotel has become less wild than in the past!
the service is above average some times a bit slow at the pool bar but nothing un bearable after all we are there to relax and chill and not in a rush.
The rooms are small like most Sobe hotels but very confortable and the decor very clean.
Over all i recomend this hotel for all thoose who wish to relax, sunbathe , eat well and have fun!
Would also like to thank Rio the concierge for reserving and getting me the best tables at the best restaurants!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

It was one of my dreams to stay once at the Delano when in Miami... I booked through AMEX to receive some extra time for late check-out, a complimentary room-upgrade and a designated extra service at the hotel which turned out to be a massage.
The girl at check-in was rather rude than nice and friendly, did not want to give the upgrade and offered me +30min late check out (that should be until 4 pm!) so I had to talk to her and convince her that this is not for negotiatinos, onyl the uprade. Finally her manager gave me the uprade and late check-out.
The design is absolutely amazing, I also loved the music.
Sushi at the Bar is perfect, had fun with that long table where you just sit down to other ppl and talk like a big family :)
Its a bit annoying that upon arrival you receive a card that has to be presented at every outlet and on the beach to make sure you are a hotel guest but i can understand it as there are lots of tourists just walking in and checking the desing :)
I love the all-white rooms (quite small sized though) but for some it can be a bit like a hospital room...
The pool can be sometimes really noisy, if you like pool-parties you will be okay with it, if not - go to the beach!
The massage at one of the pool cabanas was really nice and refreshing, try it!

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Reviewed 11 April 2008

The Delano is THE place to see and be seen in Miami. For a real South Beach experience, even if you don't stay here, you must put the Delano on your list of places to visit.
The lobby has a "dream like" feel with its long, flowing white curtains and minimalist, yet sexy decor. There are quite a few dining options, and yes all are extremely pricey, typical South Beach.
The staff is attentive and friendly. The outdoor pool is an incredible sight both day and night and its a luxury to relax on one of the "beds" and soak in the scene and sip a cocktail.
The newly added Florida Room is the ultimate in posh. Make sure to dress very SWANKY if you want to get in.
Its an amazing space reminiscent of an era gone by. You will feel transported in time, yet chic, hip and modern at the same time.

The Delano IS South Beach, enjoy it for all that it is, which is one-of-a-kind!

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed 21 March 2008

A very "cool" hotel but in my opinion the staff are there to assist rather than look down their noses at the guests who, after all, paying their wages.

The rooms were small (normal for SoBe) and very basic - certainly not luxurious but fit for purpose.

The plastic people around the pool drinking champagne and flashing their "bling" were frankly annoying - there was no ambience - no-one seemed to relax!

The spoilt teenagers ordering lobster and champagne on the beach was also a little over the top.

I like nice things and appreciate good design but the place felt very false - perfect for the "IT" crowd I imagine.

Hotel good for the nosiness factor and location is perfect but there are better places to stay for the cash (which isn't an insignificant amount).

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2008

Just returned from one of many visits to the Delano.

Every aspect of our stay was absolutely perfect. The wonderful staff truly make you feel like pampered royalty but somehow like family.

Diego, Steven, and Jesus continue to be amazing but it would be wrong to just single them out. We have never been treated so wonderfully by just every single person at a hotel.

The rooms, beds, service and food are just all first class. The management just continues to do an incredible job. Thank you so much for another great week of fun and memories.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Address: 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3136 (Formerly Delano Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
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:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#30 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: £255 - £1,087 (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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