Had a wonderful one-night stay at the James Royal Palm. Service is definitely 5 star! Melody at the Front Desk went out of her way to check us in early and gave us a choice of several different rooms. She even showed them all to us! Ended up with a great oceanview room on the 14th floor. All this and I got the room on Hotwire! The location was wonderful.
Even saw Owen Wilson in the exercise room and walking around the property. The bell staff were great as well. We didn't want for anything.
Only one little hiccup and that was early the next morning. Had the "Do Not Disturb" sign on our door but a member of housekeeping knocked asking if we called for more towels. We did not. Also, across the hall was a family who left their two little boys in the room by themselves as they went out clubbing. They were crying saying, Don't go, Mommy." The next morning, the same little boys decided to race up and down the 14th-floor hallway with their dad. All were yelling and screaming. Was going to call down to the front desk but by the time I decided to, they left. A big plus at the James Royal Palm is the checkout time is 2 p.m.
Would love to return and stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featured as one of Conde Nast Traveler UK & US Magazine’s “Hot Hotels of 2013” and now a AAA Four Diamond rated beachfront retreat, The James Royal Palm is The James brand’s third location and first hotel in Florida. Joining sister properties in Chicago and New York City, the ideally-situated, oceanfront hotel offers a total of 393 guest rooms, including studios and suites, with the majority offering ocean views. A combination of personalized comfort, generous complimentary amenities, residentially-styled, artistically-inspired details and impeccable service, create an environment ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Just steps away from the beach and world famous Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, the oceanfront beach retreat is located within the coveted and culturally-rich area of South Beach. The James Royal Palm provides guests with a location immersed in luxury retail, endless entertainment and an unmatched shopping experience.Designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio, The James Royal Palm is as a modern tribute to the original Royal Palm Hotel’s rich history, keeping intact many signature elements of the original architect’s design. The compass rose on the terrazzo lobby floor, original green glass reception desk and porthole windows in the lobby lounge have all been preserved and restored.The James Royal Palm features two swimming pools, a plunge pool, poolside bar, The James Pool and Beach Experience, lobby lounge, coffee bar, renew the spa, a full-service spa with salt-infused treatments, Lil’ James Offerings and play space for children, give: the shop, a retail shop offering carefully curated items, and more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Guests can enjoy two dining options including signature restaurant Florida Cookery; featuring regional Florida fare led by local Miami Chef Kris Wessel and Catch Miami; a globally-influenced seafood restaurant.A daily beach retreat charge includes: The James Beach and Pool Experience with Sun Concierge, children’s play area, two beach chaise loungers and umbrella, poolside loungers, towel service, 24-hour gym, Lil’ James play space access, and local & domestic long distance calls. The James offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, triple-distilled water refreshed twice daily and access to bicycles. ... more less
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