The Raleigh

Miami Beach Hotel, Restaurant

1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
FL 33139
(305) 534-6300

The Raleigh Hotel is the location of my favourite swimming pool in the world: An idyllic turquoise wonder, outlined in black graphic curlicues. Admire it from the vantage point of poolside restaurant The Royal, which provides an elegant respite from the overwhelming heat and the throngs of bethonged tourists on Ocean Drive. The Cuban sandwiches and chopped salads are delicious, and fairly priced in comparison to similar offerings nearby.