1 Hotel South Beach
Miami, Florida, United States of America
At a Glance
Fantastic position on Miami's South Beach
Stylish modern hotel with plenty of outdoor space including four swimming pools
Excellent for families, with a kid's club and interconnecting rooms and two bed suites
Farm to table dining curated by chef Tom Colicchio
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Miami is a year-round destination but summers can be hot and humid from June to November. Ideal conditions exist between December and May, when temperatures average between 16°C and 30°C, and average rainfall is a mere 2.14in per month. Summer is hot and humid, with thunderstorms rolling in at 3pm or 4pm. August is both the rainiest and hottest month – and there’s always the chance of hurricanes during the season from June to November.
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Set on 600 feet of pristine South Beach Miami beach front, 1 Hotel South Beach offers clean lines and contemporary comfort alongside superb facilities just a short drive or a stroll along the boardwalk from Miami Beach's famous Ocean Drive.
1 Hotel South Beach is a luxurious and stylish property with 600 feet of beach on its doorstep. A great option for couples or families looking to enjoy Miami's iconic South Beach, the hotel has extensive facilities and attention to detail throughout. The architectural style is modern and the decor understated but luxurious, with plenty of spaces to unwind both within and outside the hotel.
There are 426 hotel rooms, all stylishly designed, with mod cons you'd expect (such as air conditioning, high speed complimentary WiFi and high definition LCD television) to some you might not (Nespresso coffee machine, yoga mat and bluetooth speakers to connect to your devices, to name a few). There are one and two bedroom suites for those looking for more space, and there are connecting rooms for families, and cribs provided for infants.
There are several pool areas - the main pool which forms the focus of the hotel in the central courtyard, the luxury cabana pool, the south pool and the rooftop adult-only pool. The hotel also has a gym and spa offering a range of treatments, and there's a kids club, Seedlings Base Camp, offering activities for children aged between 4 and 12 years of age.
Dining is a real focus for 1 Hotel South Beach, led by award-winning chef Tom Colicchio who specializes in farm to table dishes with locally sourced produce at the charming Beachcraft restaurant. The Sand Box offers a further restaurant and bar area by the main pool, with comfy white sofas to lounge in, with your feet in the sand. There's also a rooftop bar and lounge, so you're never far from a cool drink or a bite to eat. There is also 24-hour in room dining.
There are 425 hotel rooms and 156 luxury condo units at 1 Hotel South Beach. All rooms enjoy air conditioning, high definition flatscreen television, bluetooth speakers to integrate with your mobile devices, complimentary WiFi for up to five devices and Nespresso coffee machines. There is always the luxury of space, with the smallest rooms measuring 700 square feet. Rooms enjoy skyline, oceanview or oceanfront views. The double rooms feature two queen or two king sized beds, and there are also one and two bedroom suites for guests looking for more space, measuring 1000 square feet and 1500 square feet respectively.
1 Hotel South Beach has a superb children's program called Seedlings Base Camp, providing activities for children aged 4 - 12 years old. Activities are eco-friendly and nature-based, with activities including scavenger hunts, indoor rock climbing, obstacle courses, beach Olympics and arts and crafts. Options are available for half days, full days and evenings if parents want a romantic dinner to themselves!
Facilities at 1 Hotel South Beach are extensive. There are four pool decks with plenty of space for everyone - sun loungers, cabanas and daybeds. A new top of the range Spartan gym is available for those who can't miss their daily workout. The hotel is located on 600 feet of stunning beachfront, just yards from the main pool. You won't lack for dining options here, with a beautiful restaurant Beachcraft serving breakfast, brunch and dinner, in-room dining, a lobby farm stand featuring healthy snacks from local suppliers and three different bars.
Bryony Butler (Staff)
My stay at the 1 Hotel Miami was filled with excitement, with an ever-growing concern for the environment I was looking forward to seeing a hotel which prides itself on being as eco-friendly. As I had hoped I was hard pushed to find any disposable plastic, in fact the only traces I found were in the form of a giant whale made entirely from materials washed ashore on Miami Beach. The lobby itself is brimming with natural life, look hard enough and you can even spot the color coordinated fungi growing from the walls! The hotels environmentally policy carried through into the thoughtfully designed guest rooms finished to perfection with natural wood, linens and calming neutral tones. My stay fell over the weekend which resulted in a lively atmosphere, the adult rooftop pool complete with a live DJ was warming up for what seemed to be a busy Friday night. Elsewhere in the hotel the facilities felt more serene, guests relaxing around the family pool on the third floor enjoyed the sand bar with pool snacks and complete with its own sand pit. The third and final pool was the most relaxing, directly overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of Miami Beach the pool felt intimate and benefited from beautiful Cabanas including their own TV, perfect for families staying out of the hot afternoon sun.
As I expected I was impressed with the sustainably of the hotel which is a must for those wishing to experience the closest thing to a City eco resort, that said the hotel attracts a vibrant clientele looking for good time, in my opinion the hotel is best suited to slightly older families who can enjoy the lively atmosphere and soak up the natural experience.
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Location & directions
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Located right on South Beach, north of Ocean Drive and not far from the Bass Museum of Art.