An art deco hideaway in South Beach
103 Rooms / 5 Suites
The Plymouth, once the epitome of 1940s Miami glamour and style, is back on the block after undergoing a major renovation, three years in the making.
Hotelier Shawn Vardi and New York City club owner Michael Satsky are behind the art deco icon’s epic revival. With just 110 rooms, the four-story hotel’s tucked-away location and quiet sophistication offers a dreamy hideaway for those who want a hip and high-end yet unpretentious, off-the-beaten tourist path place to stay.
Although the hotel is outside of the flashy fray, it still has a convenient location. At Collins Park and Park Avenue, The Plymouth is across the street from The Bass Museum of Art and within walking distance of Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road.
Plus, it’s just a couple of blocks away from the beach, where your hotel reservation automatically gets you two covered lounge chairs on the white sand.
• The Plymouth’s original street-front terrace is a popular lounging area with swing benches and oversized potted palms.
• Custom designed by New York City-based Fernando Santangelo (who also did Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and The Raleigh Miami Beach), the historic boutique hotel is done in a muted color scheme of reds, blues and greens.
• The hotel still retains touches of old Miami glamour — a variety of antique chairs and sofas reside in the lobby and a pair of original art deco murals of semi-clad beachgoers, restored by artist Roman Chatov, covers the walls.
• The indoor bamboo bar, where you can get sake and craft cocktails just about 24/7, leads to a secluded courtyard pool oasis, which boasts a black-and-white-checkered tile deck accented by cushy, coral-colored lounge chairs and bougainvillea-covered walls.
• A stay at The Plymouth includes access to its exclusive beach with 150 loungers, towel service and chair-side food and beverage offerings. The beach is a short walk away and during the day, there’s a free golf cart shuttle.
Things to Know
• The Plymouth’s location in the center of the quaint Collins Park neighborhood is dubbed the Museum Historic District for a reason. You can walk to a bevy of arts and cultural hot spots, like Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami City Ballet and Lincoln Road.
• There isn’t an onsite gym, but guests receive access to the fitness facilities at sister hotel Boulan South Beach, which sits just a three-minute walk from The Plymouth.
• For special occasions, the Miami hotel has flexibility for a variety of sized events, meetings or parties on the pool deck, 2,800-square-foot Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill or both. Let the in-house team take care of the details for you.
• If you need more traditional meeting space, Boulan offers options.
• The 110 rooms are furnished by Restoration Hardware set amid a backdrop of whitewashed hardwood floors and heather walls.
• Rooms have spacious floor plans (five to choose from), some with oversized bathrooms, Juliette balconies or even a French claw-foot bathtub at the foot of the bed.
• Décor is soft and traditional with tufted headboards upholstered in dusty rose, neutral creamy sand or slate blue, hardwood desks and chocolate leather club chairs.
• From the smallest classic bedroom at 215 square feet to the more than 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom terrace suite, all accommodations feel light and airy.
• If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, spring for the two bedroom, two-bathroom terrace suite — the private outdoor balcony overlooking the pool is just the setting for a memorable fairytale rendezvous.
• The South Beach hotel is home to Miami’s outpost of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, located just off the lobby. The popular eatery is helmed by chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg and master sushi chef Toshi Ueki.
• You’ll find Blue Ribbon’s famous fried chicken, grilled rib-eye and oxtail fried rice on the menu, alongside sushi and omakase offerings.
• The dining room is outfitted with sleek hardwood floors and tabletops, blue and red plush upholstered banquettes and a canopy-covered poolside patio. Like the hotel, the vibe is approachable and low-key.
• No matter where you stop for a bite in the Miami hotel, you won’t be disappointed. Blue Ribbon also oversees the all-day lobby food and bar program, room service, Plymouth Café and poolside eats.