If you’ve ever daydreamed about staying at an iconic Art Deco hotel in Miami Beach, you needn’t look any further than the Kimpton Surfcomber.
Located in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District close to the iconic Lincoln Road, this Art Basel-preferred oceanfront hotel immediately caught my eye when researching options for a stay in Miami. I was looking for a boutique hotel that was classic yet trendy, without taking itself too seriously in either respect. After a grueling Fall, I wanted to be close to the action of South Beach, yet still far enough away from the party that I could get a great night’s sleep in between drinking mojitos and eating empanadas by the pool. I’m so glad I stayed at the Kimpton Surfcomber because it delivered on all fronts (including the poolside empanadas!)
Taking the romance of the south of France as inspiration, the recently renovated property is playful, simple, clean, and earthy. Throughout the hotel, you’ll find an elegant mix of understated statement pieces (think: dreamy pink velvet sofas and sleek Calacatta marble), paired with plenty of natural wood and whimsical touches like the gorgeous backlit surfboards that adorn the end of each hallway.
The guest rooms are streamlined, chic, and airy with a mix of mid-century modern furniture and adorable beach-themed art prints. Throw in delicious food and beverage options and a gorgeous pool area just steps away from the beach and it’s hard not to fall in love with the Surfcomber.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a laid-back honeymoon or a sophisticated girl’s weekend (bachelorette party, anyone?) here’s a few more reasons to keep the Kimpton Surfcomber at the top of the list for your next stay in South Beach.
The Pool and Cabanas
Located at the end of a gorgeous outdoor corridor lined with towering tropical foliage, the pool at the Surfcomber is what South Beach dreams are made of. In between dips, guests can enjoy delicious cocktails and bites from High Tide Beach Bar & Grill which offers Chef Javier Carballo’s elevated South American twist on poolside favorites (the yucca fries and empanadas are must-tries!)
Looking for a bit more privacy for your group? The Vines Cabanas at the Surfcomber is where it’s at. This elevated private poolside experience offers ultimate relaxation, pampering, and privacy steps away from the pool and beach.
The Vines features a dedicated K’Alma Spa Cabana where guests can enjoy signature spa services inspired by Miami’s unique culture, including the famed Cafecito Massage Surfcomber Signature treatment. This unique treatment offers guests a massage that includes the invigorating effects with an antioxidant-rich oil, infused with organic coffee beans.
DAY LIFE Activities
While the party never stops in South Beach, one of the things that truly sets the Surfcomber apart from its neighbors is its approach to daytime wellness activities. Its inspired DAY LIFE programming includes a weekly schedule of complimentary wellness activities like beach yoga classes, meditation sessions, beach boot camp circuits, and even aqua Zumba classes! To ensure your mind and body are at peace, each room also comes with a yoga mat to be used during your stay.
Thanks to its expansive “backyard” the Surfcomber is home to a flexible outdoor area that’s perfect for socially distanced bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and/or a beachside dinner with your favorite people.
Overall Location and Vibe
Fresh, breezy, and playful, The Surfcomber lives up to its name. Ideally situated on the beach and steps away from world-class shopping on Lincoln Road – not to mention, a host of amazing food and drink options- this art deco dream of a hotel is perfect for the grown and sexy crowd in search of an elegant yet laid back stay in Miami.
Paired with attentive staff that goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable and unique wellness-focused amenities, this art deco gem of a hotel is a no-brainer for your next trip to South Beach.
Simone Paget is a food, travel and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast of Canada. She’s a nationally syndicated sex and relationship columnist for the Toronto Sun and the author of the blog SkinnyDip.ca. Her work has appeared in/on publications such as The Apartment Therapy, Chowhound, and the Washington Post.
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