A Weekend in Miami – Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
Very few places bring together as many different travel experiences quite like Miami. From beautiful beaches, amazing nightlife, and eclectic neighborhoods, Miami has something for every traveler. Located in the heart of Miami Beach and with easy access to the surrounding area, the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is the perfect place to base yourself to explore all that Miami has to offer.
The Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is a unique concept, it is a hotel with in a hotel and is housed within the Eden Roc. Nobu Chef Matsuhisa created a home away from home with well-appointed rooms that bring a calming essence when you walk-in. Neutral tones and Japanese inspired art, décor, and furnishing make the rooms an extremely comfortable place to relax before heading to the beach or after a night on the town. The lobby and the adjoining Edon Roc have retained some of the charm of the original property.
As a beachside resort, the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach has everything here that you would expect. A quick walk across the promenade that runs outside the hotel and you’ll find yourself right on the beach. Chairs and umbrellas are a plenty, but do cost an extra fee. With miles of beach to walk and three amazing pools (a fourth is opening soon that will be for Nobu Adult Guests Only) to choose from, there are ample options for how to enjoy the sun. The property also has an amazing fitness center with all new equipment as well as a spa to work out any stress that might remain from relaxing in beachfront paradise.
The food, as you would expect from this quality of a resort, was delicious. Everything I ordered was cooked to perfection. From a corner suite high-up in the hotel, I had no option but to have room service deliver an amazing breakfast overlooking the pools, beach, and ocean. There are few better ways to start one’s day. There are plenty of options poolside for lunch and cocktails if you don’t want to leave your lounging spot. This includes the pop-up restaurant “Splash” by Malibu Farm (which will be opening soon). The farm to table concept has all of the classics you’d expect poolside but with more health-conscious ingredients. Of course the crown jewel of dining at the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is dinner at Nobu. While I didn’t get to experience this dining experience, I hope to during a return visit.
Despite only have three days in Miami, I was able to explore a few areas of the city. Wynwood is an amazing area with lots of art – Wynwood Walls is a must – but also shops and restaurants. As it is only about 15 minutes from the Nobu, it is easy to explore for a few hours before returning to your beach sanctuary. A visit to Miami also isn’t complete without a stop at South Beach. The Art Deco buildings and lively night-life are something that can’t be missed.
I had a great visit to Miami but wished I had more time. The Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is the place I will stay at when I return to explore Miami more as the location is a great combination for beach relaxation and city access.