We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“asian sophistication in miami beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Setai

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Save
You added The Setai to your Saves list
The Setai
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“asian sophistication in miami beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Setai is the classiest hotel in Miami - zen styling, quality materials throughout and a relaxing pool area - a great place to get away from the madness of the rest of Miami. We stayed in an entry-level room in the Art Deco part of the hotel, and whilst we didn't have a view to write home about I did particularly like the granite style bathtub incorporated into the banquette - a nice touch. For more, check out neilsonparc's hotel lust list.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

724 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    503
    109
    52
    35
    25
See reviews for
137
346
30
73
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (95)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Setai for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon.

We loved the hotel. The room and hotel were perfect, the hotel food was amazing with a great choice at breakfast and the location is great.

A few down sides - 1 or 2 of the staff seemed a bit rude but the rest were great. The breakfast is very expensive, luckily it was included as part of our package. The pool area is very busy, so get there early to get a seated area.

We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mykonos
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

my experience from The Setai is a little different than you viewers could expect. i have been invited from a friend who owns an apartment :-) although i don't think that makes any big difference cause all the services and amenities were the same, i guess. The Setai is a big plus for South Beach, amazing friendly but formal friendly personnel, (Delano, to sense the difference feels like "i am your buddy friendly" type of behavior), both acceptable :-), great cocktails at the bar, presentation of the dishes....years of light in advance...top cuisine...A plus for my taste, Indonesian personnel in an students exchange program, there were 23 of them in The Setai. if you have been in Bali (all were from Bali, i think), you understand what i mean, polite, professional, with a true smile and attitude with pride. 3 different pools, overcrowded on Bank Holidays but the beach is so close. probably The Setai have the best lounge chairs and sofas from the hotels around it. Complimentary wifi on the beach, very kind personnel and very good service. my orders were completed and in my hands before i question my self if its late :-) if you can afford luxury, The Setai is for you.

Room Tip: about rooms, i dont know, i was invited as i said in a residential apartment. i didnt use the spa, i...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aachen, Germany
Level Contributor
161 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This Hotel is one of the best we experienced so far. It belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World chain and has an excellent service standard. Only few steps away from the ocean. Eventhough our room was City View, it has all the comfort of a first class Hotel.3 pools with different heated water.
We will be back for sure!

Room Tip: They have 2 different buildings.If you book Ocean view you will be accomodated in the new one. The o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moncton, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We loved our stay at the Setai. We are a couple that enjoys peace and quiet and all-around relaxation while on vacation. The Setai offered just that. Everywhere you walk, you felt like you were in another world. It has a very zen feel to it. I would not recommend this place if you have any children on board with you, as there aren't many things for them to do. It was occupied mostly by adults when we were there. There are 3 pools and each of them have sunbeds that you can relax on and they are very private - it is very romantic. The rooms were astonishing - very modern/contemporary feel to them. Our room was also very clean - they have a nightly turndown service. The staff here is also very nice, they are always ready to attend to any of your needs.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

All I kept hearing is that I HAD to stay at Setai and if i couldn't i should at least get a drink at the bar because it was SO AWESOME...but was warned there was no way I would get a table at their restaurant because it was, again, so divine.
So, i went for a drink and ...whomp whom.
It was dark.
It was quite.
It was boring.

This place almost killed my Friday night mojo.
I tried their Chili passion martini, which was awesome, but the bar staff were terrible. Not friendly and not helpful...it was more like a Hollisters than a chic bar.

Oh....and the restaurant was totally empty...not that I would have ate there anyway :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This hotel has the feeling of walking into a sheik modern spa in Bali. Ultra modern / Asian influenced decor, black marble and clean clean clean. Superb service which I find pretty standard with Asian influenced hotels (ie The Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental).

The spa at this property is world class as is the pool and cabana areas. Excellent access to the beach and every service imaginable. This property is perhaps slightly "north" geographically from the historical "South Beach" but who cares? My only complaint with this property was the extremely small size of my tv. But....you shouldn't be watching so much tv anyway.

For families, there are condo options at this location.
I will return.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Miami Beach hotels
Thompson Miami Beach
#3 of 205 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 690 reviews
City Center
1 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach
#4 of 205 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 680 reviews
City Center
W South Beach
W South Beach
#5 of 205 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 2,278 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Oceanfront
Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach
Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
#11 of 205 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 1,416 reviews
Mondrian South Beach Hotel
#19 of 205 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 2,164 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Setai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Setai

Address: 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#14 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Setai 5*
Number of rooms: 120
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, DerbySoft Ltd Shanghai HQ, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, Odigeo, Priceline, Splendia, Agoda, Hotels.com and Jetsetter so you can book your The Setai reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Setai Hotel Miami Beach
Setai Hotel Miami Beach
Setai Miami Beach

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Setai, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.