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“Great outpost for a South Beach getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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SLS South Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #23 of 202 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Great outpost for a South Beach getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed at the SLS for the weekend to celebrate our babymoon. Great shopping all around the hotel, all within walking distance; Lincoln road is a must for day time shopping and munchies!
My pregnant wife was delighted by the staff, she felt comfortable and at ease our whole stay. Chris from the front desk went above and beyond whenever my wife needed anything and made sure she used the hotels great amenities to help her relax which in turn made me relax and really enjoy our time together. It was a big help to have someone so attentive and knowledgeable during our stay. We will definitely return as soon as we can escape from our parental duties.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline D, Manager at SLS South Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
First of all, congratulations on your impending arrival, Joey C! We are thrilled you chose us to celebrate your babymoon and were able to find some much needed relaxation before the big day. Thank you for your gorgeous review as well as the kind words about our amazing Chris! Good luck with all that is ahead & we can’t wait to welcome you and your wife back for your first new parent getaway!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I am currently staying at the SLS and the staff has gone above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Our room is beautiful, impeccably clean, and not as small as a lot of the reviews have said. The service on the beach and by the pool has been too notch. We had dinner at the Bazaar and it was exceptional. Thank you:)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline D, Manager at SLS South Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Miaitalia, thank you so very much for your exceptional review! We are thrilled you had a great time with us. See you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed at SLS in May for the weekend, was great fun very lively, brilliant pool party, is a huge plus staying as you don't have to buy a table to get entry, would definitely only recommend going on the weekend if you wanted to go to a party hotel, there are plenty of others that are more chilled. On the week days it is a completely different story! Is so calm and peaceful, both pools are lovely and teh restaurant is excellent. My one trouble is that you can't open the windows in the rooms i've stayed in. I know it sounds strange but it does leave you feeling a bit claustrophobic.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline D, Manager at SLS South Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Thank you for the positive review, bennewyorklondon! You relayed our juxtaposed personality so well in your words and I am glad you had a chance to experience both the calm and the lively of our place as well as the fantastic food! As long as you are young at heart, we have got an experience for you, that’s for sure. And I do wish we could allow the windows to open! Sadly, some are not as trustworthy as others and it has become a necessity. Next time you stay with us, please look into one of our terrace rooms or villas! They include a small balcony and outdoor access so you can take in the sultry Miami air. Thanks & hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the SLS for 5 nights around the 4th of July. Based on some reviews, I had some concerns about the room size and limited storage space, as well potential noise. We did go for it, as we like the SLS in LA and I'm glad we did choose it.
We arrived early at the hotel, but got our city view corner room with windows on two sides immediately. The design of the room is very nice and works. We didn't travel light but had no issue to get all our clothes etc into the drawers. The bathroom is small, but very smart....and the best thing is the super strong water pressure. The room was absolutely quiet at all times!
The pool and beach service is very personable and on the beach they allow much more space between their loungers than any of the other hotels. Pity their wifi didn't work out there, but I've been assured it's being worked on. Overall this hotel has a great atmosphere and vibe together with excellent food and service.
The absolutely best thing about this property and their greatest strength is their staff! So many smiling faces around us and everyone seems to genuinely care about your well being. Their people really make the difference to stand out versus any of the other properties we've seen in South Beach.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Caroline D, Manager at SLS South Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
MOZBOB, thank you very much for your glowing review! You are absolutely right, the place can be beautiful with incredible food & beverage spots and great amenities, but what really set us apart is our personalized service and sense of genuine care. I am so lucky to work with such a caring group of people and am so glad you felt the love! We are so glad you chose us as well and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the hopeful near future. Thank you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Past midnight, one of the best bars in South Beach for 30+ crowd. Great DJ music, plenty of "moving bars" so you can get drinks in different places. There is an inside area as well an the one around the pool. Great vibes and overall a lively atmosphere.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Caroline D, Manager at SLS South Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Fantastic review, too! Thank you, SilverBond, for the virtual high five and for telling our potential guests what a great time you had! Can’t wait to do it again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Me and my best friend went to Miami for our annual girl cation.. and SLS was just what we needed! The staff is absolutely amazing, Priya their guest services manager is an absolute sweetheart and really took care of us the whole time we were there. One day we were sick, and she even sent orange juice to the room with a cute card. Leo, the beach manager is so accommodating, and just everyone throughout the hotel really goes out of their way to help you out. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated, the pool is amazing and i love the fact that is separate from Hyde Beach so you don't have to join the crazy pool party.
Our only recommendation was the room service menu is extremely small and limited, and its almost the same menu for the restaurant downstairs. So for the 4 nights we stayed, we ordered in 3 nights, and we were tired of the same 4 items. So a little more variety would make this hotel more amazing than it is.

Thank you so much guys for everything, you made our vacation perfect!!!
Alejandra and Vicci

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We can’t stop talking about what a fabulous, swanky time we had in Miami – and it was all because of the SLS, more importantly, the SLS staff. From the moment we booked our trip back in May, until we checked out, we were “wow-ed” by the attention to detail and the desire by the staff to go above and beyond – regardless of the size of the request. And we had many requests – all weekend long.
We were a group of 13, celebrating my husband’s 40th birthday, so it was important for us to do some advanced planning, as we didn’t want to deal with hassle of waiting in lines and ensuring we got reservation when we wanted them. Andy Dulac, the nighlife concierge, went out of his way to ensure that every place we booked was exactly what we wanted – there were weeks of us deliberating on where to go, he was our go-to-guide – always providing options, good minimums on table service, etc. While we were in Miami, we were waffling on places, he didn’t flinch – and got us in to the places we wanted to go with the best deals – that’s service! He even met us out once for dinner to make sure everything was going smoothly – never had a concierge do that before.
From the moment we checked in, they provided us with champagne and a delicious plate of charcuterie in our suite. Later, we found a bottle of wine and fresh fruit with a birthday card from the SLS staff – all of these gestures had a big impact (thank you, Jamie Bowling). On Saturday, Andy set us up with two cabanas – with impeccable service from Ana and Bianca, so friendly, so warm – both of them. It’s not easy dealing with such a big group and our requests – and they did so - always with a smile or a “sure, no problem.” The key is to get a cabana near the main guest pool and then walk over to the crazy, debauchery happening at the be-seen, boisterous Hyde Park pool party. What a spectacle. At 3 different moments, there were champagne sprays – this is when the party goes to another level, having 10 waiters get on the shoulders of other waiters, and they come spray everyone at the party with tons of bottles of champagne (not to drink but merely to get wet). Nuts.
Vicky Reyes, was exceptional, she went out of her way to get my computer hooked up in my room so I could play a special video for my husband and friends. They don’t specialize in AV-set up, so her creativity and desire to make sure everything went off with a smoothly, was impressive. She even made calls to friends who were IT specialists to make sure all of the technology was set up appropriately – who does that?? No one usually. Vicky did. We also wanted to place champagne bottles in the rooms of each of our guests – Vicky had some creative ideas, and made it happen without a hitch!
On Saturday night, we were quickly ushered into Hyde Park Lounge, very exclusive, very quintessential SoBe, sexy, etc. We originally got an outdoor table, but decided we wanted to be inside (better vibe), and it happened immediately, usually people would be turned down with such a request, but not in our case. The service was fantastic – Jenna, James, Dimitri, the shot mixer. They have a person who comes around to each table with a roll-around bar with fun, fresh mix-ins mint, fruit, etc to make “fresh shots.”
SLS has thought of everything to surprise and delight their guests – an over-the-top experience. Everyone greeted us with a smile or a “do you need anything, how can I help you?” In a helpful, not in an annoying, intrusive way. It felt effortless on their part – that’s hard to do. Even the private driver was helpful. The food at Jose Andres was delicious. The laid-back, intimate, yet posh vibe of the outdoor dining area was exactly the tone were looking for with our group – we spent hours just hanging out and feeling fabulous.
The SLS suite is worth the $1100 (pre-paid in advance) – it’s actually a great deal. It’s 2 rooms combined in one – one bedroom area, one suite with long table, couch, and a very large roofdeck patio with hip outdoor furniture – perfect for a large group to hangout.
My husband and I -- and our friends have stayed all of the world at some high-end hotels – but nothing beat the service here, bar none. We truly felt like VIPs all weekend. Thank you SLS! If you are looking to be transported to St. Tropez, parts of Europe, St,. Barths, a bit of LA, a little vegas - all in one lavish, luxurious, uber cool destination - and want to celebrate a special event with a group -- this is the place to book.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 202 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — SLS South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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