$429 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 12, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

5 stars
1 Lincoln Road, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
64 reviews
Excellent!!!

Great location, excellent service!! It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel See full review

  • Chochour
  • Sep 19, 2014
a relaxing and safe stay

i was accidentally stranded in miami by myself for weekend. hubby put me up in the Ritz...it was... See full review

  • stranded springbreak wife
  • Mar 31, 2014
Landmark luxury hotel in the heart of South Beach with lux service

Well-heeled business and leisure travelers call this Lincoln Road elegant hotel their second home. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, is within walking distance to a 10-block pedestrian esplanade of boutiques, bars and restaurants. The 375-room property has a reputation for contemporary opulence. The landmark building was designed by notable architect Morris Lapidus, the father of the Miami Beach resort style. His visual imprints live on, as does the Ritz's trademark service in this blissful tropical setting.

Highlights
  • Luxury hotel steps from Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and South Beach nightlife
  • 16,000 square foot spa
  • Elevated outdoor pool and private day beds overlook the Atlantic Ocean
  • $2 million art collection featuring emerging and established artists
  • Limousine services and personal shoppers available upon request
Rooms

A full-scale renovation of the 1953 Morris Lapidus-designed building upped the ante on luxury. Dark cherry furniture complements handsome nautical stripes in royal blue, spruce green and burnished gold. Large windows and balconies show off the bustling nightlife of South Beach and the tranquil Atlantic Ocean and pool. And then there's the pampering. The hotel creates a heavenly high-end retreat with amenities such as luxurious Italian marble bathrooms and lanai rooms that are easily accessible to the infinity pool. Wi-Fi (fees apply) is available in all rooms.

Features

The hotel offers enough amenities that guests don't need to leave the property for food and entertainment. An elevated outdoor pool boasts day beds for snoozing by the Atlantic Ocean. A 6,000-square-foot spa pampers with massages, facials, mineral and water treatments. Two restaurants, a contemporary bistro and oceanfront Mediterranean eatery take advantage of outdoor dining. Cocktails are served poolside at the Lapidus Lounge or the relaxed Lobby Bar, where musicians perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (11 miles)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles)
Attractions
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Ocean Drive
  • Art Deco District
  • Collins Avenue
  • Lincoln Road Mall
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Miami Convention Center
Business
  • More than 20,000 square feet of event space, including 10 meeting rooms and a 10,000-square-foot ballroom
  • Outdoor function space
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Business center open everyday
  • Wi-Fi access  (fees apply)
  • Themed entertainment
  • Faxing, copying, printing and shipping services

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Children's activities
Jogging track
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Wet bar

Dining

Bistro One LR
American cuisine with new age flair
Dilido Beach Club
Only oceanfront restaurant on South Beach
Lapidus Lounge
Evening cocktails

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (64)

Ratings and reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
64 out of 64
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Aug 11, 2009

Unbelievable Customer Service

The art deco interior does not create a jaw dropping "wow" factor based on the other modern and chic South Beach hotels nearby, but nothing else can compare to the Ritz's superior customer service. Because of their "customer care" philosophy, it will be hard not to consider the Ritz when returning to Miami.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Concierges were very helpful in providing places to go, even calling or providing a business card to make sure we had VIP admission. Good nearby location to party: the Delano, the "W" and the Gansevoort Hotels.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 10, 2009

Wonderful escape

Location aside, the staff really make this hotel shine. Every need is catered to and in a hurry. The drink prices are somewhat exorbitant but i guess thats to be expected in South Beach. Would definately return and recommend to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Zekes on Lincoln Dr. offfers a large selection of both import and domestic beers for 4bucks, a bargain compared o what they charge at the hotel.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Family trying to enjoy a vacation
Business
PA
Jul 31, 2009

Great Hotel for price !

The hotel staff was excellent. Can't say anything bad at all. Every staff member was excellent and even my kids thought the hotel was excellent !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Everything in Miami Beach is expensive, so just be prepared for the food expenses.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
South Beach Fan
Business
Brooklyn, ny
Jul 30, 2009

Ritz-Calrton, not worth the money

My wife and I came to South Beach to party but decided to once stay in a great hotel. We chose the Ritz-Carlton hoping to get a great and unique experience, unfortunately it was just not the case and for the money i wont do it again. Here are just some of the issues: 1) Rooms night stand was dirty, laptop power plug was disconnected on the table 2) Internet would not auto register, had to make a call to support desk each time i wanted to go online to look places up 3) Room service never did a 100% job cleaning the room, i expect that at the holiday Inn, just wanted more here 4) In-room food service always had some issue. Ketchup forgotten, raw potatoes, etc trust me, i can go on. Next time, im trying a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You must eat at a place called La Sandwicherie (229 14th St). An amazing place, super small out door seating, but when you see Limos pulling up every few minutes to get food youll understand why.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dazzle Me with Service
Business
Woodland Hills, CA
Jul 2, 2009

Excellent Stay in South Beach

Just got back from a fantastic week at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach, Miami. The service was excellent; whatever you want, they get for you. Every staff member we spoke to was courteous and helpful. The hotel is in the best location; right on the corner of Collins and Lincoln in the heart of South Beach. We walked down Lincoln to shop and eat, then walked down Ocean Dr to sample all of the exciting nightlife that South Beach has to offer. The Ritz is in walking distance of EVERYTHING! (i.e. The Clevelander, Versace Mansion, Wet Willie's, Convention Center, Lincoln Road Shops, all the clubs on Washington St and all the "celebrity hotels" on Collins like the Delano, Sagamore and Shore Club) No need to rent a car here as the hotel is only 20 minutes from the airport and valet parking is $30 per day. Not worth it to bring your own vehicle, in my opinion. One thing that is helpful to share is that we did experience a problem with the first room that they put us in. After the first night, we came back from the pool and the room smelled like old water/mold. We immediately asked to speak to the manager who sent up a bellhop to confirm the odor and promptly move us to another room, which was an upgrade to a corner room with an ocean view. I can't say enough about how [...] promptly and professionally resolved our issue with the room. As I said before, service was outstanding!Would definitely stay there again due to the service and the location. Room was always clean with impeccable amenities. The only knock on them is that the food and drinks at the hotel can get a little pricey (it IS the Ritz, so consider that), but there are so many other places to eat that it's easy to dampen the bar bill by eating out instead of at the hotel (not a deal breaker). All said and done, excellent hotel and would definitely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

One night we took a short walk down to The Clevelander hotel. This place has undergone a massive renovation and the vibe is very cool; the dancefloor and bars are outside at the pool on Ocean Dr just across from the beach. There are also two balconies where you can sip drinks, smoke cigars and enjoy views of both the ocean and downtown Miami. We spent all night there until they shut down at 5 am!

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san francisco, ca
Jun 23, 2009

great central location in south beach

The hotel is not at it's peak as when it first open, but still very nice. Location is central to all of south beach. The brunch is wonderful and the food is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Illinois
Jun 13, 2009

Ritz Carlton

It was great! Everything about the hotel was excelent from being clean to the service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
GPS, MI
Jun 7, 2009

Wonderful Hotel

Great Hotel, great location. Perfect if you are in town for business or a romantic weekend. If looking for a "party scene" this is not it. Quiet, clean, great staff. The only negative- beach chairs were free, but be prepared to pay twenty dollars/day for an umbrella. With the hot Florida sun you need one!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Docart
Business
Toronto
May 29, 2009

The good and not so good

Very friendly, professional and helpful stuff. Room service needs some improvement for this kind of hotel. There are no recreational activities apart of bar/restaurant , swimming pool and gym. Our room as well as bathroom, furniture and linens were excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Connecticut
May 25, 2009

Absolute pampering!

Traveled to the Ritz for Memorial Weekend. The people were extremely friendly and there was absolute first-class service. Although the food at the restaurants were extremely enjoyable and delicious, I was hoping for a little more variety. The champagne brunch on Sunday was exquisite and had something for everyone! One stays at the Ritz to be pampered and have all your needs met, and you certainly pay for what you receive!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

If you enjoy hip hop music and rap, then Memorial Weekend is the time to go. Every hip hop rapper is there...especially cruising down Ocean Drive.

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