As a frequent visitor to South Beach who has stayed at all of the "top-tier" hotels (SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Gansevoort/Perry, W, Betsy) this is my favorite hotel when it comes straight up comfort. The rooms were large, comfortable, and technologically advanced with iPad control of just about everything in the room. The rooms were also exquisitely designed with LED lighting, simple feng-shui and functionally in-tact (no pointlessly trendy Philippe Starck-like features). The mini-bar was also great with healthy and functional options (breath mints, sweet and salty options etc.). The rooms have 62-inch flat screens hidden by a large mirror. The TV is controlled by the iPad and there is apple TV and HBO on demand etc - brilliant! The hotel is also small (14 rooms I think) with many guests staying as part of the recording studio for some occasional celeb sightings. To keep with the exclusivity and privacy the lobby bar and restaurant (The Mix) is not necessarily open to walk-ins and entrance to the hotel requires a passcode at the front door. I like this feature because when you walk in there's not a busy lobby full of concierge staff etc. you walk into the lobby like it's the lobby of your house and if you do run into the hotel staff they surely remember you on a first name basis (they offered a last name basis, but I corrected them. The staff are great and they make you feel quite comfortable walking your bags to your room and explaining how to use the iPad etc.). The lobby bar also has a DJ booth with a local DJ who plays good ambient sounds that suit the environment for dinner and gradually built up towards the end of the night at the bar.
Overall, an amazing stay and I was there for 4 nights. Will definitely stay here again especially as this place continues to grow and build its reputation and presence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marlin Hotel is a considerate combination of history, architecture, modern luxury and style. The cozy and welcoming nature of the hotel coupled with its South Beach location makes it the ultimate destination for those seeking a luxurious beach getaway. Situated amidst the escapade that is South Beach, the hotel is the perfect oceanside hideaway. Guests are just steps away from white sand beaches as well as must-see shopping, dining and nightlife. The hotel has recently been completely renovated and has been committed to preserving the landmark art deco building's architectural dynasty, while providing guests with unparalleled elegance and gracious service. The guestrooms and suites are luxurious and spacious, ranging from 240 to 500 square-feet and redesigned to create a home away from home, heightened by the contemporary style, custom- designed furniture and fixtures, wood floors and serene color palate. The relaxing setting extends to the spa-like bathroom that includes a rainfall shower, unique glass-enclosed wet room and therapeutic pebble floor. Each room offers exquisite attention to detail, from the hand-selected pillows and rugs to the coastal-inspired artwork that is reminiscent of Miami's tropical surroundings. No two rooms are alike but all feature state-of-the-art amenities including a 55" LED TV with surround sound, fully stocked mini bar, luxury linens, custom spa bathrobes and slippers, and blackout drapes with remote control. The hotel also offers thoughtful amenities to ensure that each stay is nothing short of perfection, including a designated maid and turndown service, laundry and dry-cleaning, transportation, complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed wireless internet. The interior of the hotel exudes opulence, while still embodying the energy and style for which it has always been known. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marlin Hotel Miami Beach