Upon arriving at the hotel you feel like you've stepped into a movie set in Miami. What an amazing lobby! Walking through unveils interesting furniture, art and decor that leads up to the exit on to the restaurant (Bianca- I also wrote a review about our experience there) and the pool area. The pool/ restaurant outside areas are truly magnificent. Trendy, sexy and luxurious, I loved every inch. My opinion of the hotel plummeted upon entering the room. The rooms are small but acceptable. However, the stark, all-white decor reveals every stain, wear and tear- and there are plenty to reveal. I was truly disappointed when I stepped into the bathroom- you could barely open the door (it almost brushed the toilet) and you could barely stand in there on your own, let alone with 2 people. They invested in iPod/iPhone docks, but have failed to notice that NO ONE has an iPhone 4 anymore, which makes it unusable due to the charger. iPhone 4 to 5 adapters for docks aren't expensive and it's a simple touch I would expect from an "avant-garde" establishment.
For the price we paid, I expected MUCH better room facilities, but I guess their intention is to keep you downstairs in the public areas, mingling and spending (which we didn't mind as I mentioned). Location is also fantastic- direct access to South Beach and round the corner from Lincoln Road.
Service is also good: I especially loved the valets, doormen and porters- so friendly!! I would definitely go back there again for dinner at Bianca but I will stay away from the rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of South Beach and directly on the ocean, Delano is the ultimate world-class urban resort and self-contained destination. Boasting America's first Indoor/Outdoor Lobby, the hotel's public spaces create the feeling of an interwoven "village" with almost no separation between indoors and out. With its soaring and unforgettably beautiful Lobby, legendary white Guestrooms, lushly landscaped Orchard, breathtaking Pool, the renowned Club Essentia wellness center and spa and stunning private beach, Delano epitomizes Simple Chic for a modern world. Delano offers seasonal packages and special offers including spa, breakfast and parking packages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Delano Hotel Miami Beach
- Delano Resort Miami Beach
- Delano Miami