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The Setai Miami Beach

2001 Collins Avenue | Miami, FL 33139 [See Map]
#4 in Best Miami Beach Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
Property Type Resort with 120 rooms, 40 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern, Historic, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

The Setai blatantly spurns Miami Beach's neon reputation in favor of a classier ambiance, and recent guests appreciate it. Rather than funky decor and bright colors, this Art Deco-era building is filled with classy Asian-inspired design elements like the signature bronze Balinese fireplace found in the lobby. Meanwhile, guest rooms house muted beige and brown furnishings and jade antiques as well as more contemporary amenities like Frette Linens, flat-screen LED TVs and rainfall showers. Although The Setai's environment may induce relaxation on the spot, previous guests highly recommend a visit to the in-house spa, which offers a wide array of massages and skin treatments and houses a private bath, a steam room and a fitness center. Also on the property, you'll have access to not one, but three pools, as well as gourmet Mediterranean or Asian cuisine at The Setai's two restaurants and two bars. But don't plan on spending all your time at the hotel: Travelers praise The Setai for its prime location near the beach and the Bass Museum of Art.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“This opulent, all-suite hotel feels like an Asian museum, serene and beautiful, with heavy granite furniture lifted by orange accents, warm candlelight, and the soft bubble of seemingly endless ponds complemented by three oceanfront infinity pools.”

Lonely Planet

“Each floor is staffed by teams of 24-hour butlers, while rooms are decked out in chocolate teak wood, clean lines, and Chinese and Khmer embellishments.”

Oyster.com

“The Setai attracts a well-heeled international clientele, including families, singles, and stylish business travelers. It's also popular with celebrities and even has a recording studio designed by Lenny Kravitz.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 314 guests have reviewed the The Setai Miami Beach, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 314 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Setai, Miami Beach is an all-suite beachfront resort located in the heart of Miami Beach. Situated in the historic Miami Beach Architectural District, the Setai and its oft-mentioned "Art Deco fusion" style mixes well with surrounding architecture. The Setai is next door to both the Bass Museum of Art and the Shore Club Hotel, which offers a more party-oriented atmosphere. Guests staying at the Setai are steps away from many restaurant, shopping, nightlife and entertainment options. Plus, it's situated on a prime stretch of beach well-tended by hotel staff, both in terms of cleanliness and guest service.

  • Collins Park is one block north of the hotel
  • There are two golf courses within a mile of the hotel
  • Miami International Airport about 12 miles west

  • 24-hour valet parking ($42)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The Setai, Miami Beach has 120 suites designated as Art Deco Suites or Ocean Suites, which are in the hotel's Art Deco building or its residential tower, respectively. The spacious suites are constructed with dark teak floors and have a decidedly Asian-inspired theme about them, as does the rest of the hotel. Suites are designed in dark tones, which will likely seem both elegant and a bit out of step with the Miami Beach vibe. The standard Art Deco Suites start at 582 square feet and overlook the hotel's courtyard. The Ocean Suites start at 900 square feet and all have balconies with ocean views. The Ocean Suites feature more amenities than other suites, such as the complimentary car service to the airport.

  • All suites include Bose music systems, espresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Duxiana beds and Frette linens
  • 24-hour room service

Standard room size:

582 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The on-site Restaurant at The Setai serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The restaurant features cuisine with flavors from the Mediterranean regions of Italy, Spain and France. The Setai Grill is a steakhouse that operates under an "East meets West" philosophy, and it offers customized wine pairings.

  • Small plates and drinks can be ordered from The Bar & Courtyard and The Pool & Beach Bar
  • 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants:

4

Cuisine types:

Italian, American, Spanish

Awards:

AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Setai, Miami Beach has three temperature-controlled infinity pools: a 75-degree lap pool, an 85-degree lounge pool and a 95-degree family pool.

  • Cabanas, lounge chairs and umbrellas are available at all three pools
  • Complimentary towels, water and magazines, in addition to food and drink service from the Pool & Beach Bar.

Number of pools:

3

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ offers spa treatments and products by THÉMAÉ, a Paris-based cosmetics brand. Treatments are infused with four different types of tea. Spa treatments for couples are available.

  • Ocean and pool views
  • Private steam room
  • 60-minute massages start at $180

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The hotel does not have a children's club or daycare, but the concierge can arrange nanny and babysitting services upon request. One of the hotel's pools is intended for families to use.

  • Children's menu options can be arranged at all restaurants
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Setai, Miami Beach has a fitness center with modern cardio equipment like ellipticals and treadmills, and weight resistance machines. It's free for guests to use. The concierge can also arrange personal training sessions, including yoga and Pilates.

  • Complimentary 60-minute yoga class on the beach on weekend mornings

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

There are at least 10 venues in the hotel that can be reserved for special events or business meetings, including spaces in the hotel's restaurant, pool and the penthouse suite. The largest space is the pool deck, which can fit up to 480 people reception-style. The business center at The Setai, Miami Beach has two workstations that have iMac Apple computers.

  • Dedicated office team available to assist guests
  • Copy, fax and printing services are available

Number of meeting rooms:

10
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Setai, Miami Beach allows pets weighing no more than 20 pounds. There is no fee for pets, but they are not allowed in the hotel's common areas.

  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

The hotel hosts weddings with a party size of 60 guests or fewer. The hotel's event planners can work to reserve any of the hotel's venues for a wedding ceremony or reception; ceremonies can also be held on the hotel's beach.

  • The hotel's sommelier is available for Champagne and wine selections
  • Pastry team can help prepare customized wedding cakes

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

60
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Setai Miami Beach

2001 Collins Avenue | Miami, FL 33139 [See Full Map]