The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

By updated on March 14, 2023

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is a hotel that embodies elegance and sophistication, with a rich history that dates back to the 1950s. Originally opened as the DiLido Hotel, this iconic property has been meticulously restored and reimagined to offer guests a luxurious and memorable stay in Miami Beach.

Mari relaxes at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach

Mari relaxes at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach

One of the reasons to choose The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is its prime location on Lincoln road, just steps away from the beach and close to all of the area’s top attractions. The hotel is also within walking distance of many high-end shops and restaurants, making it an ideal destination for those who want to experience the best of Miami Beach.

For those looking to unwind and relax during their stay, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach offers an exceptional spa experience. Operated by the Sports Club/LA, the tranquil spa elevates personal indulgence to fine art. The private treatment rooms include a dry redwood sauna, a Turkish steam room, and a couple’s suite where partners, mothers, and daughters, or friends can enjoy treatments side by side. The wet treatment area features a Vichy shower, and the Spa gift shop offers a wide variety of bath, body, and skin-care products.

When it comes to dining, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach does not disappoint. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Bistro One LR, features delicious seafood and locally-sourced ingredients, and the DiLido Beach Club offers a more casual dining experience with stunning ocean views. The hotel also offers a full-service bar, as well as 24-hour in-room dining for those who prefer to dine in the comfort of their own guest room.

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is also surrounded by many high-end boutiques and griffe stores, such as The Webster and Bal Harbour Shops. These stores offer an exceptional shopping experience and feature a carefully curated selection of designer clothing, accessories, and home goods from some of the world’s most sought-after brands.

For those who want to experience Miami Beach’s legendary nightlife, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is ideally located near many nightclubs and bars. LIV and Story are two of the best options, featuring world-class DJs, spacious dance floors, and a unique and eclectic ambiance.

Overall, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach offers an unforgettable and luxurious experience for those who want to indulge in the best that Miami Beach has to offer. With its rich history, stunning design, exceptional spa and dining options, and ideal location, it’s easy to see why this hotel is a top choice for travelers who want to experience the best of Miami Beach.

Reviews

The service here is top-notch, especially from the valet and Maria at the front desk. They were so nice and accommodating to us! 😍🎉

John, San Francisco

Overall, this place is really good! Breakfast and dinner were both excellent. However, the housekeeping could use some work. Our room wasn’t properly cleaned, our luggage was overturned with clothing spilling out, and they didn’t replenish the coffee or take out the trash. We arrived late at night and the front desk greeting was poor with no help with our luggage. The room we booked via Booking.com was awful, so we had to upgrade.

Emily, New York

The ocean view, pool, and direct access to the beach were all excellent.

Disliked: The front desk staff wasn’t as friendly as I’ve experienced at other Marriott properties. As a golf member, I requested a late check-in but was told my room key would be deactivated on the date of checkout. I’ve stayed at Marriotts around the world and this was the first time I had to check again during the checkout date. Very disappointing.

Jake, Los Angeles

This hotel has a great location with excellent beach views and proximity to restaurants, retail, and other attractions. The staff was extremely professional and friendly, from the concierge to the spa personnel to the security team and beach/pool attendants. They were all very attentive to my family’s wants and needs, asking if we needed anything before we even had to ask. The bellhops and door attendants provided excellent service as well, and housekeeping was very good, especially since we visited during Spring Break.

Disliked: The linens and bedding quality could use an upgrade, and firmer mattresses and pillows would be appreciated.

Megan, Chicago

This property is in a fantastic location, right on the beach and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and the Art Deco district. We also took advantage of the daily complimentary 2-hour bicycle rentals. We ate breakfast daily at the on-site restaurant and the food was great, but the wait staff was not worthy of the automatic 18% tip we were charged on every meal.

Disliked: Our first impression of the hotel was marred by a very rude valet who, when my husband asked if our bags would be brought to our room, told us in a snide tone that “he didn’t bring bags to rooms.” However, Yurman, the porter who did bring our bags to our room, was friendly and kind. Overall, we found the customer service lacking compared to other Ritz Carlton hotels and felt that despite the great location, it was overpriced at $890 per night.

Sarah, Boston

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The Scene


As you step into the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, you can feel the air of sophistication and luxury that surrounds you. The hotel’s elegant decor, stunning views, and exceptional amenities make it the perfect destination for those seeking a truly memorable vacation experience.

The breathtaking ocean view from the hotel’s spacious rooms and suites is simply unforgettable. From the balcony, you can gaze out at the seemingly endless expanse of turquoise water, feeling the gentle breeze on your face and hearing the soothing sound of the waves below.

As the sun begins to set over the ocean, the beach takes on a romantic glow, bathed in a soft light that seems to be made just for you. You and your loved one can stroll hand in hand along the water’s edge, feeling the warm sand between your toes and listening to the gentle lullaby of the waves.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can take a dip in the crystal-clear water or try your hand at some of the water sports offered right on the beach. From paddle boarding to jet skiing, there’s something for everyone at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach.

As the night falls, the hotel takes on a magical ambiance, with soft lighting and an air of romance. You can enjoy a gourmet meal at the hotel’s restaurant, savoring each bite while taking in the stunning ocean views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Or you can head out to the rooftop bar, where you can sip a delicious cocktail while watching the stars twinkle in the night sky. With its stunning ocean views, luxurious amenities, and romantic ambiance, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is truly the ultimate destination for those seeking a memorable vacation experience.

The Spa

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach offers an exceptional spa experience that is truly unmatched in Miami Beach. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a luxurious massage, enjoy a relaxing facial, or pamper yourself with a body treatment, our spa has everything you need to feel your best.

This #LDW discover ultimate relaxation at the spa.

This #LDW discover ultimate relaxation at the spa.

The spa itself is located on the hotel’s ground floor, offering a tranquil and serene ambiance that is perfect for relaxation. With soothing lighting, soft music, and an overall serene atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind in luxury.

One of the most popular treatments offered at the spa is the signature Ritz-Carlton Massage. This luxurious massage is designed to soothe tired muscles and promote relaxation, using a combination of long, sweeping strokes and gentle kneading techniques. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day of exploring the city.

Another popular treatment is the facial, which is customized to meet the unique needs of each guest. Whether you’re looking to hydrate your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or simply achieve a healthy, glowing complexion, our skilled estheticians will help you find the perfect facial to meet your needs.

In addition to massages and facials, the spa also offers a range of body treatments that are designed to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. From body scrubs that exfoliate and smooth the skin to wraps that detoxify and nourish, our body treatments are the perfect way to pamper yourself and indulge in some much-needed self-care.

The spa also features a state-of-the-art fitness center, which is equipped with the latest cardio and strength training equipment. Whether you’re looking to maintain your fitness routine while on vacation or simply want to stay active during your stay, our fitness center has everything you need to stay in shape.

And of course, no spa experience is complete without a visit to the relaxation area, where you can enjoy a cup of herbal tea, read a book, or simply bask in the serene ambiance of the spa. With its luxurious amenities, exceptional treatments, and serene atmosphere, the spa at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is truly the ultimate destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Hotel Facilities


24/7 Front Desk Babysitting Cable/Satellite TV
Coffee maker Concierge Drinks
Safe Deposit Box Suite with Ocean View Swimming Pool
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Private parking is possible on-site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 42 per day.
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The Ritz Carlton
One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
          

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