The Setai Miami Beach

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami, USA
South Beach
120 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Two MICHELIN Keys · An exceptional stay
The long-awaited opening of the Setai was some of the biggest news to hit the South Beach hotel scene in a while. This is a town that’s not exactly hurting for over-the-top luxury accommodations, but the Setai manages to set itself apart by being even more over-the-top than the competition.

From a distance what you notice is the tower, forty curvaceous stories of aquamarine glass right on the beach, home to the private owners’ suites as well as some of the more excessive hotel suites; like the sky, it’s hard to say whether the tower’s color is a reflection of the sea or some intrinsic property. From the inland side on Collins Avenue, though, you can see that the Setai’s heart lies behind the refurbished facade of the Dempsey Vanderbilt hotel, a classic eight-story Art Deco building dating back to the first golden age of Miami Beach. This is where you’ll find the comparatively more modest studio suites; it’ll quickly become clear, though, that modest isn’t really a word that applies in this case.

Art Deco the exterior may be, but the Setai’s interiors are anything but classic Miami. Forget about white, let alone coral-pink; think dark, as in black brick, black granite, lightened only by rich expanses of polished teak, more a sort of Indonesian volcanic look than anything you’d associate with South Beach.

Even the smallest rooms, in the old Dempsey building, are huge, and the suites in the new tower are truly vast, many with views out to sea from many floors up, a luxury that’s nearly unique in this town. At this level flat-screen televisions, CD/DVD players and in-room espresso machines seem less like luxuries and more like pleasant background; the real surprise is the open-plan bath, with the black terrazzo tub exposed to the room, offering itself for in-room spa treatments.

Spa treatments are of course also available outside of your room: the spa, in keeping with the overall character of the place, is almost overindulgent. Three pools seem rather more than plenty, especially with the Atlantic just steps away. And no big-news luxury hotel would be complete without a deeply impressive restaurant: the Setai’s serves a “Trans-Ethnic” cuisine that is not a fusion but a mixing and matching of any number of very authentic Asian dishes.

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The Setai Miami Beach
2001 Collins Avenue, Miami, USA
South Beach

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Please note that dinner may be accompanied by a DJ experience.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

Restaurants near the hotel