Estelle Frances Bailey-Babenzien

The Miami Beach EDITION

  • Where:
  • Why:Why not work from the beach (Instead of home or office)
  • When:April 2022 — during our kids spring break
  • Who:My husband Brendon and I
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The Miami Beach EDITION Beach, pool, beach, pool, beach, pool... Get ready for the Miami rhythm

Beach, pool, beach, pool, beach, pool... Get ready for the Miami rhythm

The Miami Beach EDITION The sweeping spacious lobby instantly sets the mood for the stay

The sweeping spacious lobby instantly sets the mood for the stay

The Miami Beach EDITION Agreed Miami is an outdoorsy place but with a bed like this, I can't be blamed for staying tucked in all day

Agreed Miami is an outdoorsy place but with a bed like this, I can't be blamed for staying tucked in all day

The Miami Beach EDITION Okay, well, maybe I did leave it to take a dip in this chic bathtub

Okay, well, maybe I did leave it to take a dip in this chic bathtub

The Miami Beach EDITION And pose on the terrace with the two stars of Miami

And pose on the terrace with the two stars of Miami

The Miami Beach EDITION Would any vacation be complete without a strut to the beach?

Would any vacation be complete without a strut to the beach?

The Miami Beach EDITION Sun, sands and sea — your typical

Sun, sands and sea — your typical

The Miami Beach EDITION Fyi not everything around was blue, there were much needed green pockets of peace too

Fyi not everything around was blue, there were much needed green pockets of peace too

The Miami Beach EDITION No one complains when this is the welcome package

No one complains when this is the welcome package

The Miami Beach EDITION Drink in the halls

Drink in the halls

The Miami Beach EDITION Drink by the pool

Drink by the pool

The Miami Beach EDITION The very pretty, very green pub at The Miami EDITION

The very pretty, very green pub at The Miami EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION It wears a whole other level of glam at sundown

It wears a whole other level of glam at sundown

The Miami Beach EDITION If you are lost for how to spend time, bowling is an option

If you are lost for how to spend time, bowling is an option

The Miami Beach EDITION So is relaxing at the spa

So is relaxing at the spa

Highs & Lows

  • The poolside amenities and general service were so accommodating and convenient. The whole vibe felt special and I appreciated the options of different zones such as the private cabanas, open lawn, two pools, and mini beach lounge area, to explore and relax within.

  • The lobby lounge is spacious and sexy while still feeling cozy and comfortable. It’s a great place for entertaining friends or getting work done.

  • The hotel robes are perfect. The Le Labo products feel great, the scent throughout the hotel is invigorating

  • The Room service food and presentation could use a few more bells and whistles to feel up to par with the 5 star status.

  • Don’t forget to call for your car at least 20 minutes ahead of needing it. Otherwise, you’ll be impatiently waiting.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle hotel by the beach

  • Vibe

    Contemporary yet refined lux with a splash of flash — this is Miami after all

  • Location

    Right by the sea with convenient access and quintessential Miami feels

  • Rooms

    294 individually designed guest rooms and suites, including 28 private oceanfront bungalows and a one-of-a-kind 2,300 square-foot penthouse, surrounded by a terrace

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    Booking was easy and everything was smooth upon arrival — we felt very welcome

  • Future Forward

    Plastic-free, minimal waste in the rooms. No unnecessary

  • Music

    I can’t remember hearing music… And I don’t remember missing it. The vibe was great. Music speakers in the room give a good sound too

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Yabu Pushelberg and Ian Schrager

  • Health & Wellness

    I loved the cabana’s around the pool. Perfect place to set up for the day, I was able to get a ton of work zoom meetings done and still take breaks to slip into the pool or take a quick dip in the ocean

  • Food

    The beach/poolside classics such as the burger & jerk chicken sandwich were all good. And the breakfast food, especially the pancakes was excellent

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    I was there during the weekdays so the vibe was sexy, chill and intimate… Just the way I like it. Plus it was spring break so there were a lot of families there — which was a pleasant surprise

  • Minibar & Retail

    The mini bar is really well curated with top-shelf liquors and excellent gourmet snacks. The chips were top-notch. The hotel boutique is stocked with some unique & special items

  • Accessibility

    Mobility accessible rooms available for certain room types

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes, bring your furry friends

  • Children

    Kids are welcome

  • Price

    5 star hotel with 5 star prices… We stayed in the bungalows which was definitely a well-deserved treat and worth it for the extra space, tub, balcony, ocean views and plunge pool on our private roof terrace. I really felt like I had escaped

  • Tel.

    +1 786-257-4500

  • Website

    Visit website

The Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Design District

Design District

Miami Design District, Miami, FL, USA

Carbone

Carbone

Carbone, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA

South Beach

South Beach

South Beach, Miami Beach, FL, USA

In the Area

Hotel Location The Miami Beach EDITION, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA

I love being at this North end of Miami Beach — it’s a bit of a retreat away from the craze of South Beach and yet still close enough to engage in the action if you chose. We borrowed the hotel bikes and cycled down to the south of 5th — which was a great ride down and back up. The neighboring 5-star hotels offer good restaurant options.

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