My wife and I took a short two day trip to South Florida over the Valentine weekend, and since we were with friends one night, we decided to enjoy the luxury of a Ritz on Saturday night to spoil ourselves just a little bit. Overall, we were very satisfied.
The approach to the hotel is pretty beautiful. You cross over the water to Key Biscayne, and proceed down the main road for just a few minutes before being able to enter the driveway to the RC. It's impressive from the start. As you snake through the winding road, you come upon the rather grandly large hotel, and as you'd expect, the service from the moment of arrival is A+. First the car valets, to the bellhops and on the front desk, the staff is well trained on being friendly and approachable, almost looking for ways to help you. I, too, liked the option of water or a glass of champagne -- nice touch!
The room was on the fourth floor looking out over the entranceway to the hotel, not the ocean, so that was disappointing, but for one night, I accepted it and got in the groove. The room was not large, but it was fine. The bed extremely comfortable; the bathroom shower was large (could fit two very easily); the towels were luxurious; and the flooring was very nice. The location near the elevator was ok except when crying kids were being ignored by their parents!
We committed to a full 24 hours on site -- cocktails shortly after our arrival; dinner at Cioppino's; then just hang out Sunday by the ocean until time to head to the airport and home. We chose a lousy weekend for weather, but that was purely bad luck. The setting is beautiful -- right on the ocean with both an adult pool and a family pool. Unfortunately, the jacuzzi is in the family area, and why they don't have one in the adult area is surprising. There's a nice central quad area separating the two pools that the kids use for football, etc; and the beach is amply stocked with beach chairs and umbrellas.
We hung out on some comfortable chairs just off the beach and read for most of the day as stated earlier, it was cold for Miami and a little windy. Overall, a very nice 24 hours at the Ritz in Key Biscayne. We enjoyed our brief visit.
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- Key Biscayne Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Key Biscayne
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