My husband and I went to the Setai for a quick, long-weekend, romantic trip. Had a great time. Excellent upper-end resort.
Rooms: Stayed in the original building in a room overlooking the courtyard. Liked being in the original building. Close to most restaurants, the lobby, and the street. Room was hip and very comfortable. Downside was that it was dark. In the evenings, it was hard to put on makeup! I wouldn't want a street side room. There is road, traffic noise in the hallways. My biggest complaint was that our room was right next to the elevator. We could hear the "dings" of the elevator bells all night long!! Beware!
Food: Ate at The Grill on our first night. LOVED it! Great service, food and wine. Had the breakfast bar each morning in The Restaurant. Nice selections, refined service and easy. Had lunch at the Pool and Beach Bar one day. Food was excellent. Reminded me of eating in Europe on the Med.
Bar: Excellent drinks at the bar or sitting in the courtyard at night.
Beach: Clean and well attended. Chairs were great, as was service. Didn't like the beach bar service though. Only ordered once. Two drinks were over $30, which would have been fine if they were not watered down and small. Not recommended. My husband and I went for long walks. Most other hotels had run down chairs and a beach full of seaweed and debris. We made the right choice.
Activities: The hotel secured us two bikes. We road up to the Fountainebleau, down the inter-coastal to Joe's Stone Crab for lunch, and back north through South Beach and on the boardwalk. Great activity, if you want to see the area. The bikes were in great shape, sitting at the front door for us in the morning, and when we were through that day, we just handed them to the doorman. Very easy!
Ate at Bianca at The Delano on their opening weekend. Loved it! Had drinks at the Rose Bar before and after. Highly recommended. Excellent vibe and beautiful hotel, though I won't stay there. After a big night out, I want a good night's sleep. The Delano is too loud and the rooms are tiny and average at best.
Another evening, we dined at STK. Don't waste your time. Food was ok. Atmosphere was loud, crowded and we were surrounded with people dressed in Forever XXI. It has a very cheap feel. Couldn't wait to get back to The Setai for after-dinner drinks and desert.
- Also Known As:
- The Setai Hotel
- The Setai Hotel Miami Beach
- Setai Hotel Miami Beach
- Setai Miami Beach
- Setai Miami
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach. Its design vision artfully combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood and its cultural diversity with the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia. The Restaurant at The Setai invites you to experience a menu that features various cuisines and traditional flavors of Europe's "Sun Coast," inclusive of the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy, the South of France and Provence. ... more less
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