Any trip to the beach is bound to be a good time, but why not embrace the luxurious lifestyle of vintage Miami by staying in Art Deco accommodations?
Originally built in 1940, the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach property maintains its rich Art Deco history while offering guests direct beach access, impeccable amenities, and world-class concierge services ranging from personal shoppers to yacht charters to vintage car rentals. Legendary Ocean Drive provides the perfect excuse for an evening cruise down the strip.
The property hosts 200 guestrooms with city or beach views, an executive boardroom, and a grand ballroom. Whether you’re headed to the beach for fun in the sun or to mix business with pleasure, the Shelborne Wyndham Grand has you covered.
My stay included a basic king room with a city view, which during summer sales can run as low as $160, while oceanfront balcony suites start around $200. Expect to pay more during weekends and in peak season. Wyndham Rewards members may redeem 15,000 points for a one-night stay.
The rooms are true to Art Deco styling and host an assortment of amenities with high-end toiletries and a fully stocked mini-bar, but the real reason to plan a stay at Shelborne is the unbeatable location. With an oceanfront address, guests are mere steps from the sandy beach. There, the Oasis Beach Club caters to the suntan crowd and offers everything you need for relaxing the day away. If action in the Atlantic is more your speed, the Club offers jet ski, scuba, and paddle board rentals.
Whether on the beach or poolside, private cabana rentals are available for hotel guests. Poolside cabanas offer optional spa and bar services. The pool is surrounded by numerous loungers and the gardens host several gathering spaces, so there’s never a shortage of places to lounge, play, or socialize.
One of my favorite perks of staying at this hotel is the proximity to area dining, culture, and shopping. The Art Deco District is less than a mile away and an easy walk for perusing the time-honored architecture along Ocean Drive. This is also where you’ll find an endless assortment of nightlife, family beach activities, and eateries for every taste and budget.
Back at the hotel, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, or take advantage of several on-site dining venues providing celebrity chef options ranging from quick lunches to decadent dinners. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, morning yoga classes, and access to Blue Harmony Spa, which provides an upscale escape with a full menu of personal pampering featuring Natura Bisse skin care and body treatments.
A one-night stay at Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach will be all it takes to convince you this is one of the hottest properties along the beach. With over-and-above service and amenities, and an unbeatable location, the Shelborne quickly became one of my go-to destinations.