Soho Beach House is located on the site of the historic art deco Sovereign Hotel, which has been redesigned and expanded to include a 16-story oceanfront tower. The trademark Miami 40's art deco facade fronts a house with a Club Bar, 49 bedrooms, a penthouse, 2 pools, fully serviced beach, lush garden with Tiki bar, a roof deck, screening snug, Cowshed Spa and Cecconi's, the hotel restaurant.
Upon entering the hotel, the reception is to the left and the main lobby area, known as the drawing room, is the main hub for members. The traditional wood-panelled Art-Deco space includes a mish-mash of Soho House's art collection and a Cuban coffee bar as well as a collection of rare cigars and a grand piano. The space recalls an English country pub. Occupying the space behind the drawing room is the hotel restaurant: Cecconi's (see the Food section of this review below). The hotel also boasts a second space upstairs: the Club Bar, offering the same menu as Cecconi's.
Downstairs by the beach and by the Tiki bar is the hotel pool, which can get a little crowded as the area around it is narrow - however the beach is just across the promenade, which you can access through a door guarded at all times for security.
Upstairs on the second floor is where you will find the bulk of the rooms, as well as a free photo booth and photo wall. There is also a small den with a television for film screenings for guests needing some downtime out of the sun. This area has a completely different atmosphere to the rest of the hotel as it is made entirely out of wooden boards, giving it a real cosy beach house feel.
One of the highlights of the hotel is its playful Cowshed Spa, also in the beach house look. The atmosphere here is extremely relaxed and casual despite the fairly good quality treatments on offer. The spa features six spacious ocean facing mani-pedi chairs, five private treatment rooms (including a couple's suite), steam rooms, a relaxation area, changing facilities and Cowshed's first Blow Dry Bar.