In the heart of Miami Beach, where the rhythmic echoes of live jazz serenade the balmy ocean breeze, lies a stunning beacon of Asian-inspired elegance and sophistication – the Setai Miami Beach. From its prime location on the bustling Collins Avenue at 20th St to the opulent decor that is a tangible echo of renowned hotelier Adrian Zecha’s influence, the Setai stands as a testament to the allure of the East meeting the vibrant energy of the West.

The Setai sophisticated ambiance
The Setai sophisticated ambiance!

On any given Sunday, the wafting sounds of a jazz brunch tempt the discerning traveler, as the hotel presents an exquisite array of gastronomical delights. Among these, a particular favorite is the Pad Thai, crafted with an artist’s precision by the hotel’s executive chef. This Asian-inspired dish, as tantalizing as the strains of the Sunday jazz that floats above, is a symphony of flavors, both simple and sublime. Try also the Peking duck.

Here, the United States merges seamlessly with a tapestry of international cultures, a melting pot that is both welcoming and intriguing. One can catch an incoming flight at the nearby Miami International Airport and, within minutes of a transfer, find themselves sipping a Bloody Mary at the Setai’s ocean grill, with spectacular ocean views unfolding like a panorama, framed by the art deco charm of the original Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel building.

The building, with its classic eight-story Art Deco building, dates back to the first golden age of Miami Beach. Now it houses a part of the Setai – the more modest studio suites, though ‘modest’ might be an overstatement in this environment of understated luxury. The Setai’s exteriors pay tribute to the city’s Art Deco legacy, while the interiors reflect a different aesthetic, one more akin to a serene Indonesian sanctuary than the vibrancy typically associated with South Beach.

From Collins Avenue, the Setai reveals its modern side, embodied in a forty-story tower clad in aquamarine glass. Whether the color mirrors the sea or is an innate characteristic, it’s hard to say. This tower houses the private suites, as well as the more lavish hotel suites, a testament to the bold ambitions of the establishment.

At the Setai, you are connected to the world through a robust Wi-Fi network, while being surrounded by a unique combination of styles. A bottle of Roederer champagne is always on ice, ready to celebrate the captivating blend of the past, present, and future that the hotel represents. From its origin as an Art Deco classic to its transformation into a stylish, Asian-inspired sanctuary, the Setai Miami Beach ensures an unforgettable stay.

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Reviews

Best Hotel in Miami ever! Really good food and extremely service-minded personnel! I would really recommend this hotel!

Jane, New York

Probably the best Spa in the US! Great massage therapists! Jaya at the Setai: amazing! Customer service too!!

John, Los Angeles

Absolutely gorgeous, all of it. You can’t go wrong here, ask for a DJ at the pool bar and have fun.

Emily, Chicago

Highly recommend it. I had an amazing stay. The best in Miami by far! Decor, service, security, tranquility, ambiance, top of the league in Miami. Ocean suites are formidable! Free-flowing.

David, London

Wonderful experience. Great service and staff. Love it! just got back to my room from relaxing on the beach all day. The beach is fabulous! Very ambient atmosphere.

Rachel, Toronto

Sheets were like a dove’s wing: soft and smooth. Zen-like mood. Decor perfect and lux. Poolside elegance with impeccable service! Cocktails are especially nice! Felt transported to Thailand or Singapore.

Michael, Singapore

I am completely satisfied with staying in this hotel, the location for Miami Beach- is great. The Setai Miami has beach access and owns part of the beach and the service of Setai guys on the beach is also nice. The breakfast is expensive, but it is excellent- you have everything you want and even more:) During the whole Sunday, they have a jazz band with live music and a singer.

Sarah, Melbourne

The room was excellent but most importantly the staff was. They were well-trained and very helpful. Veronica at the Concierge was just brilliant and she helped us on our holiday as this was our first trip to Miami

Tom, San Francisco

The Spa

Immerse yourself in the tranquil luxury of Jaya Setai Miami Beach, where ancient Asian healing traditions meet modern indulgence. From the warm welcome with a cup of tea to the bespoke spa experiences in private rooms, Jaya promises a journey of serenity and rejuvenation. Indulge in the Balinese Massage or the Thai Herbal Compress Massage for deep relaxation, and explore a range of facials and body treatments. Complete your wellness journey in the state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, or steam room.

Ivy at the Jaya Setai Spa

Explore the Neighborhood

Ocean Drive: Experience the vibrant Art Deco architecture, restaurants, and shops along this iconic beachfront street. Lincoln Road: Discover an outdoor mall bursting with diverse culinary options, entertainment, and shopping. Wynwood and the Design District: Explore this transformed industrial zone, now a hub for art lovers with events like Art Basel.

Restaurants: Setai Hotel offers fine dining at Jaya and The Bar & Courtyard. For offsite dining, try Upland Miami’s modern American cuisine or Papi Steak for premium steaks.

Nightclubs: Experience Miami Beach’s vibrant nightlife at Setai Hotel’s bar, or venture to LIV and STORY for a high-energy atmosphere and top DJs.

Attractions: Beyond relaxation, explore the Bass Museum of Art for contemporary art exhibitions, or find tranquility at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Shopping: Miami Beach is a shopping haven. Near Setai Hotel, explore Collins Avenue’s boutiques, the pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road Mall, or the luxury Bal Harbour Shops for exclusive brands like Chanel and Prada.

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Hotel Facilities

Outdoor pool / Garden / Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Golf course (within 3 km)
Fitness center/ Spa and wellness center/Massage
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on-site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 40 per day.
Non-smoking rooms / Facilities for disabled guests
Non-smoking throughout / Designated smoking area
All rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace with ocean views

Three blocks from Lincoln Road Mall
Five blocks from Ocean Drive

Setai Miami Beach
2001 Collins Avenue Miami Beach
0.6 km from centre

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Our unbiased rating

Location 8
Design 9
Rooms 9
Spa & Gym 8
Service 8
Scene 9
TOTAL SCORE 8.5

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