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    Default Delano alternative?

    Delano has been our regular/favorite hotel and typically go there for the pool scene, good guests and people watching, Rose bar, topless friendly pool, etc., but we have been so many times we are starting to wonder what else might be out there that is comparable? Suggestions?

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    Default Re: Delano alternative?

    Mondrian, the W, Fountainbleau.
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    Default Re: Delano alternative?

    Shore club!! And not just the 'Sun-Daze' pool parties..but it has everything you just mentioned which is why its my wife & I favorite as well.

    For the same amenities (including topless friendly) but more laid back, the Standard Hotel is great as well over on the bay.

    Eden Roc roof pool was the same, but they don't allow non-guests in anymore and crack down on IDs.

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    Yeah I'll second Shore Club. The W is a little TOO fancy. Mondrian is great, but it's on the other side of the island. If you're ok with that, I think it's the same owners. Sagamore ain't bad either.

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    Default Re: Delano alternative?

    But the Delano is also fancy. I would not compare the Shore Club to the Delano, no way. Compare the pool scene. Delano is classy. Shore clubs on the weekend is a complete shit show.

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    Default Re: Delano alternative?

    Are you referring to overnights ?

    The Delano has always been n my mind the Miami equivalent to The Plaza in NYC. The place you overpay for a crappy tiny room just to be in the thick of "it."

    We usually hit the lobby for their Sushi Bar which is way better than nearby Sushi Samba and when we hold off indulging at NAOE, except on a special occasion.

    There is no reason for us to lodge in SoBe, but if we did, my vote would be for The Royal Palm.

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    SLS which is just next door?

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    The rooms in SLS are closets. Like sooo small. Don't go there to stay. The restaurants and the club/pool are good but the rooms are terrible.
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