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“Great beach retreat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

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The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 (Formerly ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Bal Harbour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great beach retreat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 3 days in an ocean view suite.
Hotel offers extreme privacy as our floor had only 2 suites
Service was fantastic . Everybody from the check in person to the pool and beach staff was friendly and helpful
Beach front is gorgeous with comfortable lounge chairs , spa water, and complimentary sunscreen
Loved every minute of our time there

Room Tip: Ocean view away from causeway is best
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we arrived, the quiet luxury to be had at the Ritz Carlton was apparent. True five star hotels like this assume that travelers expect a lot, and they went beyond my high expectations.

The staff went way beyond expectations by explaining the significant art and interior design details of the hotel because I told them I was an art teacher. The hotel is pristine, and they take pride in their careers.

Since we were celebrating a babymoon, the hotel treated us to a lovely handwritten note and a basket of bath goodies, candles, chocolates, and non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice. We enjoyed the most romantic bath ever in the spectacular deep soaking tub with panoramic view of the turquoise water. I could go on about this spectacular bathroom for days! It was like the sea was our own private fish tank. I showered while watching dolphins jump and sting rays swim below. AWESOME lightly scented bath products by Asprey.

We simply wanted to take in all of the sun and saltwater we could manage. We arrived early, before our (beautiful) room was ready and were directed to the luxuriously appointed spa changing room to put on bathing suits and head to the pool. I had all the towels, lotions and potions I could want for at my disposal. In the lobby, there were hot herbal teas and almonds to snack on. The pool had tasty lemon water and sunscreen always available. Daily service of beach and pool staff, headed by Abraham, was fantastic! We scored daily front row beach chairs, and kept the wait staff busy filling my husbands beverage orders and managing my food cravings.

I felt like wonderful people treated us like their favorites. The little touches made the difference. You know you can't go wrong at a Ritz Carlton, but this didn't feel like a boxed, scripted luxury experience. It was boutique- like and special. Private elevators, personal service, I certainly want to come back as soon as baby can travel!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 2 night stopover here and had an amazing trip! Our room was fantastic with a view to die for. The beach and pool areas were good and service was excellent. We particularly thought Juan (lunch service) was very good and the concierge Felipe was exceptional and went over and above the line of duty when our 5 yr old lost her comfort toy, he swiftly found it and took it on a documented adventure which we and our daughter loved and will cherish. Thank you so much Felipe! We would not consider staying anywhere else in Miami, we will be returning.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled with my family during spring break week and was delighted to be able to sleep in a bit and still have plenty of pool chairs or beach chairs to choose from! The staff was all very attentive and knew us all by name. We took a day trip to the Keys and the concierge,Felipe,gave us some wonderful recommendations on places to eat and things to do. It was also ours son's birthday while we were there and the staff went out of their way to make his birthday special with a customized cake and special birthday pastries!

The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere to it which we liked very much. The beach was very nice as well with a special shaded play area set up for the children to play with sand toys.

We dined in Miami each night as we thought dining options were sparse in Bal Harbour. Our favorites were: Visa '01, Yardbird Southern Grill and Toro Toro.

We would definitely visit again.

Stayed March 2015
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Newburgh, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a beautiful hotel , but needs some time to work out the kinks. The staff was lovely , just not enough of them for a Ritz Carlton. The room was beautiful , the view was spectacular. Reginold was outstanding in the restaurant and the food was very good.

Room Tip: Stay in the Olita tower everyroom has a great view of the bay and the beach
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Caldwell, NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Bal Harbour. I had a great room with soft lighting that was spacious, great bed, clean room and a interesting bathroom with floor to ceiling glass with blinds. It had a separate bathtub with great outdoor view and shower that could accommodate what looked like 4 people and rain shower head. Service is about the best the US offers. It has an elevator for every two rooms in the tower I stayed in. It is on the end of Bal Harbour by a Bridge that goes to a State Park. The beach and pool were rather private. If you are after personallized service, a great room and good food it is a good place to go. The staff was super and went way out of their way for my ever request. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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148 reviews 148 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

From start to finish, this was a really good hotel experience. The room was not the best but had a good sea view from the 4th floor. Adequately spacious with coffee facilities. No tea cups or mugs so espresso coffee or nothing. The breakfast is freshly prepared as was all the dining. The pool is large enough to swim and not run into other users and leads to the private beach. What sets this hotel from the competition is the fantastic staff. The reception, waiting, concierge and pool attendants were all wonderful. When we return to Miami we will keep away from the noise and head back here. Cannot be praised highly enough.

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
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Address: 10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 (Formerly ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa)
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Location: United States > Florida > Bal Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Bal Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami 5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and just steps from all Miami has to offer, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is a luxury oceanfront resort. The resort boasts unparalleled onsite amenities, access to sparkling oceanfront sands and discover the exclusivity of only two elegant accommodations per floor. In each room, guests will enjoy spacious terraces, stunning views of the Atlantic or Intracoastal, elegant decor and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with surround-sound. Suites are beyond spacious, ranging from 1,147 to 2,800 square feet of total floor space and including up to four outdoor terraces and a gourmet kitchen. The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami makes leisure a way of life with its expansive outdoor pool, pristine beach area and full-service spa, featuring a wide range of relaxing and replenishing beauty and well-being treatments. As a family friendly Miami resort, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami offers the Ritz Kids program that comes with special perks and benefits. The ultra-chic hotel is located near Bal Harbour dining, the famed designer Bal Harbour Shops, art galleries, nightlife and much more, providing easy access to the most exciting Miami activities. An oasis of indulgence nestled along the beautiful blue ocean, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is an elite place to gather for an elegant beachfront wedding or a festive celebration with friends and family. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
One Bal Harbour Resort And Spa
1 Bal Harbour Resort & Spa
One Bal Harbour Hotel Bal Harbour
Bal Harbour Regent
Regent Bal Harbour
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami Florida

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