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“A perfect extension of the South Beach experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Shore Club South Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #43 of 201 hotels in Miami Beach
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“A perfect extension of the South Beach experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The minute you wake up in your Shore Club room, you know you're not at home. Look around and all you see is sleek and white...and, if you have a room like ours, you'll eventually see the frosted glass wall that divides the room's bathroom from its sleeping area...and forms one side of its huge (roughly 7'x4') three-out-of-four-frosted-glass-sided shower. An exotic and a pitch-perfect embodiment of the South-Beach vibe? - absolutely! A problem when only one of you has to get up early to get dressed for your day at a business conference at the hotel? Also, absolutely!

Actually, my husband wasn't so disturbed by the blast of light that filtered from the bathroom vanity out into the sleeping area as he was inconvenienced by - I'm not making this up - the absolute lack of a waist-high ledge or soap dish where he could park the soap while he was showering. (He made me promise I'd include this in my review...so here it is.)

Speaking of the shower, I have fallen totally in love with the bath amenities this hotel provides: peppermint shampoo, cilantro hair conditioner, lemon verbena body lotion and a very distinctive and lovely "rum" body wash and hand soap: your whole shower turns into one yummy scent after another. And when you're finished in the shower, there could be a bathrobe, slippers, and a huge thick bath towel waiting to dry you off. Not bad at all - even if it's just like this at your own house. (!)

Now, get dressed and take a stroll on the hotel's compact "grounds" - you'll fall in love with the the glorious colors, the beautiful landscaping, the scents in the air, and the profusion of cosy sofas, chairs, hammocks and daybeds that line the outdoor public areas. These "conversation areas" become even more cozy and intimate after dark, after the staff light what must be hundreds of candles and lanterns and tuck them artfully into the space.

Walk far enough in a direct line away from the hotel's lobby, past the big pool, and the little pool, past the sunken hot tub, and there you are, a hundred feet from the beach. Need I say more?

Eventually you might decide to come back into the hotel and enjoy the thoughtful and friendly hospitality provided by the hotel's staff; they really bring the rest of this idyll come together. The service is so personalized and attentive that I'm pretty sure one of them will read this review.

In short, I thank the Shore Club staff for all for the relaxing, soul-renewing, sense-stirring moments they provided my husband and I during our stay. (Now, if you could just do something about that soap dish!)

Room Tip: Our cousin, a resident of Miami Beach, tipped us off that Robert DeNiro has a residence in the Shore...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dearest "Charla,"

Thank you so much for the fantastic review!! I loved how your described everything in this hotel... especially the part about using all our fantastic Malin + Goetz products in the shower and then slipping into one of our comfortable robes and slippers! Our famous British designer, David Chipperfield, did not include a soap dish in the showers in his design but we are looking into it. Please come back and see us again soon!

Genie Wishes,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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South Bend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

When I arrived, the hotel was oversold. I was upgraded to a bungalow immediately at no additional cost. Everyone was very friendly. I would definitely go back.

The rooms were very comfortable as well as the staff was super friendly. As a runner, I was even greeted by friendly staff as I left the hotel at 5AM to run down Collins. Wow!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dearest "Michael W,"

Wow.... thank you so much! We loved having you stay in one of our cool poolside Bungalows and I am not surprised you were greeted at 5am by our amazing staff. Looking forward to seeing you again whether it be for pleasure or another business trip!

Much love from our friendly staff,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to get to the hotel on their Sun afternoon celebration, which was busy and still the entire staff made me feel like a vip!

The room was a good size and very modernly furnished.

My view of the ocean was breathtaking!

My first night included dinner and drinks at Nobu and Skybar. Both were superb, Chelsey the bartender was nothing short of amazing and great at her job!
I ventured out the next 2 nights and was able to walk everywhere i wanted to go. (Joe's Stonecrab to all the Lincoln Road Hotspots for shopping, dinner, drinks, and dancing)

I will always stay at the Shore Club when visiting Miami Beach!!!!!

Loved It

Jim

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dearest "Jimmyz,"

Oh my... aren't you a gentleman for posting this lovely review! Can't wait to see you next time for another fantastic stay and Sunday pool party with the coolest bartender in the world, Chelsea! Thank you.

Genie Wishes,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We took a long weekend to Shore Club February 2013 and had the best time. The service, hotel, location, pool - everything was superb. We enjoyed the premium location and walked to shops, restaurants, etc. Being located right on the beach was great for after dinner strolls too. This may become an annual trip.....

Thanks, Shore Club!

  • 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
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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dearest "Matt S,"

Well let me tell you something..... This MUST become your annual trip!! We are missing you already.

Genie Wishes,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I spent a wonderful weekend in January at the Shore Club. The hotel is perfectly located right in the middle of South Beach. You can walk almost everywhere and it is only a few blocks from Lincoln Road, the pedestrian mall full of shops and restaurants. The pool is fantastic and we had a great time at the Sunday afternoon party with DJ and lots of people. We also spent a lot of time othe beach, where the staff was friendly, including food and drink service, and the chairs were well kept and comfortable. The rooms a nice and simple, but very comfortable. We especially like the wet room in the bathroom. I cannot complement the staff enough. Shore club is the perfect Miami get away hotel, comfortable, and the staff goes out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. I missed the spa this visit, but will be sure to check it out on my next trip.

Room Tip: Go for the beach view if you can, it's a little larger and the sunrise view is totally worth it.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dearest "Jay F,"

What a fantastic review... thank you!! I agree with you, we are totally the perfect Miami get-away hotel! Can't wait for you to come back next time and try out our amazing spa.

Genie Wishes,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Shore Club is great place in really good location, very modern, clean hotel with many facilities. Great for business meetings and also family get away. Just few minutes away from beach, restaurants and shopping.
Staff is really friendly and will go extra mile to make sure you get what you need in timely manner and that your friends and family would enjoy your vacation 100%. Especially remarkable service was provided by Assistant manager Emily Triffin, thank you for warm welcome and great vacation experience. She is true asset to this company and can be 100% trusted with even most difficult or delicate needs.

Thank you Emily and all staff for great experience and sincerity.

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dearest "HelenaK,"

You are so thoughtful.... Thank you for all the great things you mentioned! Emily Triffin is a jewel and always there to assist all our guests while being 100% fabulous! She appreciates your lovely feedback and so do all the Shore Club staff.

Genie Wishes,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was my first time staying at the shore club. The room had a breathtaking ocean view. The bathroom was quite large with a tub and separate shower. The pool area and the beach were the best part of the hotel. The pool has a dj and drink service at the pool - a must in my opinion. The beach had lounge chairs, which is very typical of Miami but rare for the west coast so I loved it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy Jean H, Shore Club Genie at Shore Club South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dearest "TamaraM949,"

What a fabulous 1st time you had with us! I am so happy you enjoyed the breathtaking ocean view from your room and the pool area. We do have a great pool bar called the Rumbar that has the most delightful mojitos, sangria, rum, etc.! Come see us again asap.

Genie Wishes,
Dorothy Jean "DJ"
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Address: 1901 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#25 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#37 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#38 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#43 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shore Club South Beach Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed by famed British architect David Chipperfield, with landscaping inspired by the rich Matisse-like palette of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Shore Club shimmers with intrigue and sensuality. Anchored by the original polished terrazzo floor, the elegant furnishings are an eclectic mix evocative of global marketplaces—including relaxed sofas, hand-woven tribal rugs and large patterned throw pillows from Kenya that invite mixing and mingling. The vibe is lively, the atmosphere intimate, the feeling electric. ... more   less 
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Shore Hotel Miami Beach
The Shore Hotel
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