Front desk- the staff were very helpful and nice. I just got off a 15 hour flight and I was very tired but they made me feel right at home.
Rooms- the rooms were in pristine condition; with the amenities in proper works order. The interior design is tasteful, modern and pleasing. The beds are comfortable and easy to fall asleep in. The balcony was barely wide enough to stand on, maybe this not common to all rooms with balcony
Dining- Nice selection of food and hospitable staff. However, the continental breakfast included in the room rate is scanty and over priced at $28 per person.
Room tip- we got connecting rooms, although, when we called to book we were told that there were no connecting rooms. Eg. Rooms 842/844 are connected and good for families, it's also cheaper than getting a 2-bedroom suite.
The eight floor is quite
The view of the ocean from our rooms were truly beautiful. My kids got up early in the morning to get a picture of the up sun rising over the ocean.
The location of the hotel is also very efficient. It's close to the beach and most shopping and dining franchises. The Lincoln mall is also within walking distance.
Overall, it's a truly nice hotel. I'll definitely be back.
- 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 dining options including signature restaurant Florida Cookery; featuring regional Florida fare. 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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