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The Raleigh

The pool at the Raleigh.

Photo: Roy Zipstein

1775 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL, 33139, United States
TEL: (800) 848-1775
TEL: (305) 534-6300

A 1940 Art Deco masterpiece that served as a backdrop for many Esther Williams films, this hotel delivers the grace and pure fantasy of old-line Miami. After an Andre Balazs update in 2002, it's now filled with wicker furniture and done in a color scheme of muted tans and olive greens. In a few instances, the perfectionist Balazs has fine-tuned the aesthetics to a point of refined chilliness, but it’s still a place that feels more sophisticated than other properties, with Sarah Vaughan over the pool stereo system; a languid grace, set by the vintage décor; and soft, alluring music in the lobby. The rooms tend to be small—they start at about 300 square feet—and are furnished with rattan couches and chairs. But then, this is a hotel that's all about the public realm, from the Raleigh's pocket-size Martini Bar to the world’s most beautiful pool—a retro setting that somehow makes everyone look more beautiful and glamorous in a bathing suit.

Room to Book:

Apart from the penthouse, only eight rooms have balconies. They cost about $100 more, but the ocean views help complete the fantasy package that is the Raleigh.

Insider Tip:

If you like peace and quiet, avoid the pool during the monthly Full Moon parties, which attract a horde of celebrants, dancing and whooping it up with live music until midnight. On this night, a room facing Collins Avenue might be quieter.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 105

Number of Suites: 21

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1940



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