The Shelborne is one of our favorite art deco hotels, and it’s much more than just the great sign outside. It’s a block away from the Surfcomber, the location for the S4x19 OnRamp training and the S4x19 ICS Detection Challenge, and the closest hotel to Welcome Party. The rooms have been refurbished in the last two years and are a bit larger than the Surfcomber. (If you have any doubts about the Shelborne, it is where Dale chose to stay.)
The Shelborne is located on the beach and in the middle of the night life, restaurants, weird shopping and the people watching that makes South Beach so much fun. It is a seven minute walk to Lincoln Road, and a four block walk to the Jackie Gleason Theater where S4 is held and closer to the Botanical Gardens where the Welcome Party will be held. There is no need to get a car.
The Shelborne has a fantastic pool and hot tub, plus great new restaurant and bar for late night ICSsec, or more interesting, conversations.
The S4x19 rate is $269 plus tax. The resort fee is waived, and the Internet fee is waived. Parking is $44/night (DON’T RENT A CAR!).
With the Surfcomber selling out in October, we have added The National Hotel to the S4x19 Hotel roster. This is a fun hotel with a ton of style. It was gutted and completely renovated in 2014 to bring it back to it’s 1940’s / 50’s art deco heritage. The rooms, the furniture and every aspect of the property has this style. Watch the video in the picture above to see the lobby, pool, property and rooms.
It also boasts the longest pool in Miami South Beach, and we found the service to be great in our test visits.
The National is located one block from the Surfcomber, similar distance to the S4 theater, and right on Collins Ave. and the beach. It is priced at $269+tax and the normal resort fees have waived. As we say for all hotels, parking is expensive and a car is not necessary. Don’t get a car; you will regret it.
S4x18 is held at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. There are literally hundreds of hotels and Airbnb within a short walk of the theater and at every level of price and luxury. The map below shows The Fillmore Miami Beach where the event will be held, the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel where the Cabana Sessions will be held, and many of the hotels within 2 blocks. Note it only shows about half available if you search.