The Viceroy is interesting "hotel" in that...you never really feel like you are in a hotel. Its more of a residential complex with some hotel rooms thrown in for good measure.
The hotel itself has several entrances. One for the hotel, one for the club on the 50th floor, one for residences, etc. The hotel lobby is one of the smallest I have ever seen. There is nothing there buy a desk and some chairs. The staff was friendly, if a bit aloof. I think we got a very good room. The hotel elevator only went up to 15, with the highest floor of rooms on 14. We were in Room 1419 which was the furthest you can get from the elevator (which I really like) and faced directly to the north across the intercoastal waterway. The views were spectacular. The room was big...and the bathroom was huge. The room is decorated in a unique fashion...but my wife and I really liked it. The pictures on the website do the room justice. If I have any knock on the room...it was the air conditioner. It said it was set on 66...but it never got to 66. Not a big deal, just a little annoyance.
Everything in the "hotel" is on the 15th floor. That is when it becomes apparent that you are in a residential complex vs. a hotel. There are three large residential towers that surround the pool. The views up there are truly spectacular. The pool is very large, and it never got too crowded when we were there on a Saturday and Sunday. You will have no problems getting a chair before noon. This is a late rising crowd. One small complaint...they didn't start cleaning the pool until around 10-11ish. So, it was gross before that. Full of "stuff" from the previous day.
We didn't eat in any of the restaurants. Instead, we choose to frequent Mary Brickell Village and Bayside Marketplace. My wife and I loved Mary Brickell Village. It is a young, "hipster" area with good restaurants and bars. Its only a $5 taxi ride away from the hotel. Bayside Marketplace is a beautiful 15 min walk along the intercoastal waterway or roughly a $7 cab ride. Bayside is your typical tourist trap....but it had cheap beer (Sharkey's)..which was nice after paying $8 per beer at the Viceroy. Keep in mind that Bayside is literally across the street from the venue that the Miami Heat play in. I can see this area getting very busy on game nights.
The spa and fitness area were great. We didn't partake in the spa personally, but from what I saw on the way to the fitness room...it looked very nice. The views from the 14th floor in the fitness room were amazing. Cool way to burn some calories.
Overall, I think I would stay here again. I might try Epic across the intercoastal as a change of pace. But, this is a good hotel...if not a little different from a typical hotel experience. The location in downtown is great...and the cab rides are always short.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viceroy Miami blends timeless East Asian accents, international service standards and Miami's own rich ambience to create an unparalleled resort destination in Brickell, Miami's Wall Street of the Americas.Created for discerning globetrotters,this luxury resort in Miami offers 148 residentially appointed guestrooms, suites and one- and two-bedroom residences (which include fully equipped kitchenettes or full kitchens), custom-designed Sferra linens and more non-negotiable indulgences for a truly exceptional Miami resort experience.From cocktails and small plates served poolside on the 50th floor, to the chef's tasting menu at the signature restaurant and terrace overlooking the pool deck, to round-the-clock guestroom dining, Viceroy Miami satisfies every culinary craving.Located at the northern gateway to Brickell Avenue, Viceroy Miami is ideally situated to cater to the business elite. This Miami boutique hotel is also centrally located near the city's many distinctive neighborhoods, cultural institutions, sporting venues and area attractions.Within Icon Brickell, the hotel stands steps from the 28,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, 300-foot infinity pool on Biscayne Bay, poolside bar and fireplace, and life-size chess set. Perched atop the 50th floor of Viceroy Miami, FIFTY Ultra Lounge offers the city's most exclusive lounge, while the private pool deck with bar offers dramatic skyline views unequalled in Miami.At Viceroy Miami, set the stage bayside and park-side for a business meeting, press event, photo shoot, sales presentation, conference or product launch. Versatile function spaces — ranging from traditional meeting rooms to the signature restaurant, rooftop lounge, and The Viceroy Spa Miami—make Viceroy Miami an ideal location for any gathering or meeting.The hotel also offers comprehensive catering services for every event from weddings to bar mitzvahs - including innovative culinary concepts and event planners that can assist you with all your event needs from décor, design, audio/visual or media. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viceroy Miami Hotel Miami
- Viceroy Hotel Miami