Outside view of the Four Seasons Surf Club from the beach
The exterior of one of the modern buildings comprising the Surf Club. Not shown are the preserved historic buildings, which are seamlessly integrated.

The Four Seasons Surf Club - Miami

September 2018 - Traveling Mom Journal

Two views of the Four Seasons Surf Club lobby ordered horizontally.
The high ceilings, lush plants, and beautiful lighting of the lobby.

Room and Check-In

When we arrived at the Four Seasons Surf Club, we were wowed by the sheer beauty of the hotel. The lobby is grand, with high ceilings, large potted plants and a mix of contemporary design with a gilded age flair. As always at the Four Seasons, check in is flawless and simple. While checking in, a front desk staff member came out with ocean animal stuffed toys for both my children, which they absolutely loved.

A view of a room at the Four Seasons Surf Club looking out on a balcony and the ocean.
Floor to Ceiling Windows in our room made it feel like we were floating on top of the ocean.

Almost immediately, we were taken to our oceanfront room on the top floor. The beauty and design was breathtaking. Floor to ceiling windows wrapped around two sides of the corner room which was of a contemporary design made up of soothing shades of white, beige and gold.

Three images arranged horizontally. Leftmost is an image of a white marble bathroom inside the hotel room. In the middle is a image of the beige textured hallway, and rightmost is an image of a balcony garden at the Surf Club residences.
From left to right. The white marble bathroom in our room. The incredibly textured hallway. A view of a balcony garden at the neighbouring Surf Club Residences.

The room was extremely spacious with two double beds, a sitting area, a desk, a large bathroom with shower and two sinks, a separate toilet area and a balcony overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Automated shades and an iPad to request or control anything you could want is by the bed. There are a multitude of amenities you can request for children, including cribs, rollaways, stools, and baby amenities.

The kids club at the four seasons showing the couch for lounging, as well as one of the play area with video games and a variety of toys for children of all ages.
The kids club showing the lounging area, and a play area in the distance.

Kids Club

Having been fortunate to experience the Four Seasons Kids for all Seasons Club at other locations, my kids immediately wanted to go see the kids club. Again, wow. We were greeted by Elena and Steven who were genuinely friendly and happy to see our kids and engaged them both instantly.

A closeup shot of one of the walls at the Surf Club Kids Club with a shelf filled with toys, and a tv for video games.
Just a small selection of the toys and games available for little ones.

The kids club is a large, cheerful, bright room also with floor to ceiling windows. It is equipped with toys and activities for every age range - baby toys, toddler toys, legos, magna-tiles, board games, dollhouses, video games, a large comfy couch for movie watching, and honestly just about everything a kid or teen could desire. Not to mention various fun activities peppered throughout the day.

A two story house for Benny the Rabbit next to a dollhouse filled with furniture, and a basket filled with various princess dolls.
Benny's home, and a delightful doll house accompanied by fun furniture and all the princesses you can handle.

An original and delightful addition to this club is Benny the bunny, who lives there in his two-story house and can be petted. My kids did not want to leave there and we heard about Benny's antics all weekend.

Two images from left to right. The left one is of Benny the Bunny in his home. The right one is of a table filled with some building blocks, as well a toy involving many plastic gears put together in various combinations.
From Left to Right. Benny the Bunny was one of the rabbits who originally live on the property, and is extremely calm and friendly. Another table top filled with some toys for the creative minded.

Kids under five do need adult supervision, so we hired a babysitter through the concierge to keep our four year old company at the club. She was very good with the kids and kept them happy and feeling secure…my four year old is not easy to please!

A shelf on the wall with a television and video game controllers in the center. Surrounded by dvds and various toys.
The lounging area is very comfortable, and provisioned with a healthy selection of movie favorites, and video games.


Two images from left to right. The left one is of some loungers on the beach protected by numerous umbrellas, wiht some more about 20ft away. The right one is an overhead view of a pool with chairs all around, and some landscaping between it and a road.
From Left to Right. The beach chairs have a large distance between groups, and are generously provisioned with as many umbrellas as you could want. One of the two pools, with a far higher number of chairs than guests.

Pool and Beach

There are two large pools in the hotel - one adult only and one family. Next to the kids pool are pool toys, floats, and even a small water table for the tiny ones. Service at the pool was impeccable and friendly - as we arrived our bed was set up with towels and cold water bottles. There are a very generous number of beds, so no need to go early to reserve beds as at many other hotels, this is true luxury!

Service at the beach is also excellent, thanks to Anthony and his staff. Anthony literally runs to get whatever you need. One thing you notice right away is that the beds are spaced out very well, giving you privacy you don't normally have at beach hotels. Again, setup was done immediately and umbrellas were placed wherever we wanted. The staff was super friendly and helpful. For the kids, they provide a variety of buckets, shovels and beach toys - so no need to bring your own.

The menu for the beach and pool has a wonderful variety of delicious options, we found every item we tried to be 10/10. You can have a scrumptious lobster roll, tortilla with fresh guacamole and cotija, delicious salads or sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. The cocktails are perfectly made. There is also a really great kids menu available there. Prices are high, as to be expected, but absolutely worth it for the quality of the food and the service.

Three pictures arranged horizontally. The first is of Le Sirenuse in the morning, showing high ceilings, and tables set for breakfast. The second of the breakfast buffet, and the third of the gilded age style lamps on the ceiling.
From Left to Right. Le Sirenuse in the morning. The Breakfast Buffet. The incredible details on the high ceilings and lamps of Le Sirenuse.

Breakfast

Breakfast at Le Sirenuse is an experience. The room is so incredibly beautiful it is impossible not to enjoy your meal there. We had the buffet both days which was delicious. Although not a huge variety, each and every item was high quality and perfect. There was a variety of fresh pastries, breads and bagels, cheese and meats, fresh fruit with granola and yogurt options, as well as hot food consisting of eggs, grilled vegetables, and breakfast meats. For the kids, you can have the buffet which also has kids cereals and eggs to order, or order from the kids menu.

Tables set for breakfast at Le Sirenuse with a view over the verandah, and then further the ocean.
In the morning the sun streams into Le Sirenuse, adding to the grandeur.

A plate with cheese and a knife surrounded by other foods. Two serving plates of various cold meats. A selection of indvidual yoghurts on ice surrounded by fruits to sprinkle in. Two serving plates covered by baskets containing cheese danishes and banana bread.
The breakfast buffet at Le Sirenuse at the Surf Club includes a variety of fine cheeses and meats, as well as some excellent pastries.

Conclusion

Overall a very memorable hotel stay. In the midst of the busy city of Miami, it is amazing how quiet, peaceful and private you feel here. From our perspective, this was the best hotel we have stayed at in North America, both in terms of the service and of the physical hotel. A stunning location with Four Seasons service - what more can you ask for?