Hi Trip Advisory readers. Please let me tell you about the fantastic week my teenage daughter, friends, and I had at the Shelbourne Hotel. From the moment our taxi arrived a doorman quickly retrieved our luggage and had it waiting as we checked in. The checkin staff were friendly and happy (as I'm sure most people who live in Miami and enjoy the sun and surf must always be) and explained all the anemenities the hotel has to offer.
This is more of a resort than a hotel. There are 4 very different bars that cater to the experience you desire. On the lower level they just opened a karaoke bar open from 10pm until 5am. I thought who would be there singing with everything else South Beach has to offer but I was very wrong. Not only was there a fun and energetic crowd of guests but also locals and even a world renoun opera singer from Italy graced the stage. There is a posh bar right at the front door for a fine socia drinkingl crowd and toward the back is a sports bar with all the games imaginable on many flat screen tvs 24/7; along with a pool table to bring out the competitve spirit. Finally there is a pool bar, but with fantastic food and dining either in the dining area or to be brought poolaide. And last but not least you may never have experienced a pool party quite like the one the Shelbourne puts on every Saturday afternoon. It is the spot to be.
Now that we know the service is great lets talk about the spacious rooms that South Beach doesn't always offer. We had a very comfortable living space with room to spare, walk in closet, full size dresser, and even a kitchenette. This was very helpfull to bring back leftovers from the generous food portions at most restaurants. You even have your own balcony. My only request was that wash clothes had to be requested every day, but once requested they were promptly brought to your room. I guess I'm old school for preferring to wash myself with a cloth to get clean, especially to scrub off sun block and sand.
The Shelbourne staff hold the door for you everytime you enter and leave and always greet you like your thier valued guests. If you need a taxi or recommendation for food or attractions they will point you in the right direction. As a summary, you are sure to have a great stay at the Shelbourne which has everything you need, want, and soooo much more. This was the first time I was sad to go home because I felt at home every minute of my stay. I will absolutely be back to enjoy South Beach and I will absolutely stay at the Shelbourne again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting a multi million renovation to be complete at the end of 2011, the Shelborne makes a re-entry to the Miami Beach scene in a classic rebirth of perfect Art Deco style. Modern accommodations and amenities meld seamlessly with tropical retro ambiance while an amazing beachfront location calls you to relax among gentle ocean breezes. Offering an unbeatable location in the heart of the South Beach, the Shelborne is one of the largest meeting and event spaces with over 8,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor flexible space. With three amazing dining outlets on site, there is something to meet everyone's likings. Greet the day with a warm espresso at Vesper American Brasserie outdoor cafe. Lunch and Dinner served daily both in the outdoor cafe and the indoor brasserie. Lucy's Cantina Royale serving up the best in tacos and homemade guacamole with chips made daily. Bar Tanaka is the newest sushi spot to hit South Beach, located in the lobby of the Hotel. Chef Zama Tanaka brings his skills from Philadelphia to serve some of the best sushi dishes Miami has to offer.Let Shelborne play host to any milestone event. Choose from four renovated spaces to accommodate intimate occasions or lavish affairs. Our referrals for preferred event planning specialists and our own onsite catering personnel and wait staff are here to assist with any and all event needs leading up to the big day. From weddings to Bar Mitzvahs, holiday parties to work conferences, Shelborne’s goal is to provide guests with our signature brand of all-inclusive hospitality. Utilizing the top resources on Miami Beach, we’re here to cater to your special celebration. Kick back and enjoy the festivities – and leave the heavy lifting to us. Vesper is the ideal setting to host an engagement party or rehearsal dinner. With three beautiful backdrops to set the tone for your big day, state of the art AV technology, and delicious fare, Vesper American Brasserie will leave both you and your guests extremely satisfied. Lucy's Cantina Royale is the perfect back drop to walk down the aisle as the sun is setting or an oasis to host your guests at a beachfront taqueria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shelborne South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Shelborne Beach Hotel
- Shelborne Beach Miami
- Hotel Miami Shelbourne