The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Miami Beach's nautical-themed landmark
Editor's Note: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is closed for a property-wide renovation. The hotel will reopen in late 2019. 

This landmark property, originally designed by legendary Miami architect Morris Lapidus, boasts an ideal location — at the foot of South Beach’s Lincoln Road Mall on the Atlantic Ocean.

Rooms feature nautical hues, views of the ocean and luxury touches like marble baths and feather-topped beds. The 16,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton spa is the centerpiece of the resort.

The luxurious Miami hotel also features the only VIP Club Level Lounge in South Beach, newly enhanced with rustic interior finishes inspired by mid-century modern design.

Dining choices abound here, with fresh ocean-to-table cuisine and craft cocktails at DiLido Beach Club, Bistro One LR and the resort's new Spanish restaurant TATEL by ambassadors Manuel Campos, Abel Mtutes, Pau Gasol, Enrique Iglesias and Rafael Nadal.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The DiLido Beach Club beach bar serves up some of the finest food and cocktails along the Atlantic Ocean. The focus here is all about fresh and organic foods with a light Mediterranean flare.
  • Purely luxurious pool beds can be rented for $250 a day. The price may seem steep, but the experience is worth it if you consider the endlessly attentive poolside staff, complimentary water service and bed roomy enough for two.
  • The South Beach hotel's lobby bar has some of the best people watching in town. Order up a plate of plantains and a glass of wine to watch Miami’s elite promenade in and out of the lobby.
  • The luxury hotel caters to children as equally as it does adults. While it’s not a full-on resort for kids, the hotel does offer amazing amenities including a $35 meal plan and an abundance of activities through the Ritz-Kids Club.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach boasts an impressive $2-million original art collection displayed throughout the hotel. It features established and emerging artists, many from the local Miami area.
Things to Know
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach isn’t just another luxury hotel near the Art Deco district, it’s actually a complete restoration of a 1953 Morris Lapidus-designed hotel. In fact, today it’s a national landmark protected by the city.
  • By day, the lobby is bustling with comings-and-goings of tourists and hotel guests. By night, it turns into one of South Beach’s trendiest destination spots.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach does offer a house car that is available daily on a first-come, first-serve basis until 10pm for South Beach drop offs. Be sure to check with the concierge for availability.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms feature a color palette inspired by South Beach with sandy browns and soft blues.
  • Opt for a room with a view. While some rooms offer views of the surrounding cityscape, the best rooms feature ocean vistas. 
  • Sumptuous marble bathrooms offer luxurious soaking tubs, separate stall showers and exclusive Asprey bath essentials. 
  • If you need more space, the luxurious suites range in size from 800 square feet all the way up to the expansive 2800 square foot Ritz-Carlton Suite offering panoramic ocean views with a wraparound balcony.
The Restaurants
  • The South Beach hotel’s signature restaurant, Tatel Miami serves up Spanish fare with a side of entertainment, offering nightly live shows on a stage in the center of the roaring 20s themed venue. 
  • Bistro One LR is the all-day dining venue serving up seasonally inspired dishes featuring fresh seafood alongside fine wines and craft cocktails. Choose to enjoy your breakfast in the dining room or al fresco by the pool.
  • Head to DiLido Beach Club for all-day beachside dining. Dig into a fresh Atlantic seafood raw bar, simply grilled fresh fish, juice smoothies, craft beers and creative seasonal cocktails.
  • The Lapidus Lounge is the place to see and be seen in the Miami hotel. Nibble on fresh ceviche while sipping your watermelon strawberry sangria.
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1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
MIA (20-35 min)   FLL   PBI  
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