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“Mid-Century charm” 5 of 5 stars
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The James Royal Palm
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139‎   |  
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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Mid-Century charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has become my favorite place to stay while in Miami. From the warm greetings when arriving to the welcoming decor...I couldn't find fault with anything. It doesn't lend itself to the hustle and bustle that awaits you outside the front entry...it becomes a familiar sanctuary with nooks to sit in and relax. The outside pool and restaurant area are worth a visit as is the beckoning beach just outside the gates. The room was immactulate and had a "California coolness" about it. I ended up tracking down the glassware that was in the room and bought some for my own home...that's how perfect this hotel is. Looking forward to re-visiting...

Room Tip: Can't go wrong with direct beachfront
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, Brasil
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at The James Royal Palm with my mother and my sister for 8 nights and we loved every minute of our vacation. First, when we arrived, a nice staff waited for us. The recepcionist was very helpful and explained for us everything that we needed to know, especially about our room. She offered upgrade room that was perfect for our long stay with our big luggage. Our upgrade room was fantastic!!! A 100 square meters with pure charm, nice furniture with partial ocean view, complimentary Nespresso coffee, bottle water and others things that make all difference. The location was perfect, between Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. The pool area and lobby were fantastics!
I didn't have nothing to complain about this incredible hotel and their gourgeous staff. Thank you, great staff, for became our vacation so special! We will come back soon!

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London, UK
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52 hotel reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a oceanview studio and was delighted to be given one on the 17th floor of the east tower, giving me the most amazing panoramic view of Miami Beach south of 15th. The bathroom, which was beautifully finished with a huge walk-in shower, featured a window with the same view. Lovely contemporary furnishings too; I really did love my spacious room. The bottles of filtered water, refilled each day, were a nice touch. And the service is great, everywhere, including at the pool and the beach. I found the pool rather noisy and full of children, but there's a smaller pool just above the main one which is generally quiet and childfree, so that's where I spent my time if I wasn't on the beach. If you want a great location, really close to all the shops and restaurants around Lincoln, you should definitely consider the James Royal Palm. The only annoyance was a noisy bathroom fan that operated 24/7.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I recently visited the James Royal Palm. We stayed for 4 nights, 5 days. When we have gone to Miami previously, we have stayed in the northern part of Miami beach (ie. Fountainbleau). However, this resort was perfect in terms of location. You are close to everything; shopping, the beach, restaurants etc. The staff here was incredible. Everything and anything you need, they are there to assist you. We had Gustavo on the beach as our server every day. He was amazing and so friendly (ask for him to be your server!) Nate brought us to our beach chairs and gave us towels each day. He as well was very friendly and provided us with great service. We ate breakfast at the Florida Cookery each day which was great. Our only complaint would be that they took the a la carte menu away for breakfast on the weekend and had a buffet instead. We weren't too fond of the food they put out for this. Other than this, this hotel was wonderful. Great location, wonderful staff, very clean and just what we were looking for before the holidays.

Room Tip: We had an ocean view room. Ask for a wrap-around balcony. Ours was a bit too small to sit out on.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can't say enough. We loved this place and were treated Luke royalty ! Everything you can ask for, right in the middle of everything. We will be back !! The pool and beach are perfect and the staff knows how to make sure their guests are satisfied !!

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had a very nice time at the james great location. beautiful ocean view room
however the best was the beach .Nathan was fabulous with his greeting and follow up. always smiling and always looking to help.
we will reurn

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My experience at the James was fantastic. The facility is calming and beautiful. The best part of my stay was the service. The concierge's, Check-in staff, food servers, and pool and beach staff, went out of their way to make me and my sister's stay a relaxing and fun stay. I highly recommend the James in Miami

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139‎
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The James Royal Palm 4.5*
Number of rooms: 393
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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