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“Great hotel, nice escape from the city” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131   |  
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Bedford, Texas
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Great hotel, nice escape from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

After endless searching for a hotel for a quick weekend break to Miami, we finally settled on the Beaux Arts, and we're so glad we did. If you've ever stayed at the Four Season in Vegas (it sits at the top of the Mandalay Bay), this is similar, just the top few floors dedicated to a boutique-style hotel, with much more intimate service.

The arrival at the JW Marriott was a little disorganized, but once they worked out where we were staying, we were quickly hustled into an elevator, to the sanctuary of Beaux Arts (oddly pronounced 'boze arts' by many of the hotel staff, but maybe I didn't pay enough attention in my French lessons at school!). During check-in we were served a cocktail, and the corner room I'd previously requested was reserved for us.

We were shown to the room, with a brief demo of the gadgets. The room is exactly the style we like, very sleek and contemporary. Having the corner room gave us lots of light and views, overall, a very nice room. Back to the gadgets. I'm a gadget freak, but I never did quite work out how to make the alarm work (it's all integrated with the TV/audio, not that you'd really know that). The glowing faucets that you'll see photo's of are very cool, if a little impractical. Overall, it's a great concept, but not one of those things that inspires you to go home and redesign your bedroom! (unless you have a daily maid service at home). Having the iPad in the room is handy for pre-booking the valet, and selecting a time for turn-down. On two of the three nights we got a couple of cookies with the turn-down (the only reason I ever request it is to see what goodies are left :-) ) which were great.

The breakfast, as others have said, is fairly average. The busiest morning two of the tables were taken, but generally you do feel like you're the only ones in the hotel. The service was very odd on one of the mornings, with the table not being cleared (we were the only ones there), and just a very disconnected feel to the service. But the other two days the service more than made up for the somewhat limited food selection - Stephanie and Troy were both fantastic hosts (for breakfast, and pre-dinner drinks), very friendly and professional.

Ethan, the concierge, was also top notch. With a hotel like this it's easy for some of the employees to be a little stuffy, but that's not the case at all here, aside from the one time at breakfast, they were all very professional, friendly, helpful and grounded.

There were a couple of things that could be improved. The car valet, even when we gave 30 minutes notice (via the iPad) was slow. It's not cheap, so I expect it to be quicker. A couple of times we waited for 10-15 minutes beyond the requested time. The pool area is shared with the JW, and is nothing special. We were there in late July, and the area only really gets sun between 11-2. There were no cute little service extra's at the pool, just the standard bar and food service. Finally, the shower gel in the room is Molton Brown, which I'm a big fan of, but the flavor chosen - Heavenly Gingerlilly - has a very 'girly' smell to it (I guess the name is a bit of a giveaway!). Most MB stuff works for both sexes, so I'm surprised they chose this one. Obviously, these are all first-world problems, but for this class of hotel, they matter.

In summary, great hotel, a fantastic place to escape from the city, with great service, except when you have to rely on the parent hotel underneath.

Room Tip: Corner rooms were very airy, with amazing views.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

One of the best hotels we stayed in. Really good amenities, very very classy yet comfortable. The best part about the hotel apart from everything else was the view it offered. It was amazing. Also it has a really really good bathroom with a mini fix-in tv on the mirror inside - absolutely cool.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perry, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel. We were greeted in the lobby and escorted to check-in. Staff was friendly, however, we were not offered a welcome cocktail. Maybe you have to ask? We were shown to our room and given a tour. Very nice room with an amazing view of Miami! We were on our Anniversiry trip and I had mentioned this to the staff in the welcome email the week before. I assumed we would get an upgrade as most had in the past but we didn't. I assumed the suits were occupied. We visited the pool which was very nice with comfortable beds! Our room had an issue with the automatic curtains not closing so maintaince had to come work on them which took over an hour. Again I expected someone to offer to give us another room...nothing! We went to the bar for drinks. Bartender was super friendly and the manager stopped in for a visit. He made mention to show us a suite that was NOT OCCUPIED and made mention they were very slow that particular day and we were one of few guests!! I was very put off by this comment. We headed out for dinner and asked for turndown service, which did not get done. All in all it was a disappointing visit to an amazingly beautiful hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guayaquil
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great place for a romantic getaway. Very nice high-tec room. The bathroom is ample with a shower and a tub. You will have an Ipad to check your account, order room service and more.
The breakfast is really the only disappointing service of this hotel.
One other thing that bothers a little is the valet parking when an event is going on at the hotel as you´ll have to wait 15min or more to get your vehicle.

Room Tip: Ask for corner rooms which has espectacular views
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My partner and I stayed at this awesome hotel. I'm a Marriott Platinum Member and stay at many hotels throughout the country. In the past we have stayed at many Marriott resorts and JW Marriott properties. The Hotel Beaux Arts is a step above the JW Marriott, which we love. What makes the Hotel Beaux Arts special is that there are only 44 rooms set aside on the top floors of the JW Marquis Marriott. With a smaller number of rooms, they are able to give very personal and detailed attention to each guest. You notice the special attention upon check-in where you are checked in at a desk and given a seat. Once checked in you are then offered a complimentary drink. We were upgraded to a suite with City and partial Bay views. The suite #3945 was the most amazing location I have ever stayed at. The floor to ceiling windows, electronic gadgets, beautiful bathroom, etc.---I could go on for hours. When we checked out, we were offered bottled water and snacks for the road. We were heading to Orlando for a wedding and were planning to return to Miami in 2 days to stay on South Beach. We were so impressed with this hotel; we cancelled our plans to stay in South Beach and instead returned to the Hotel Beaux Arts. We have to give big thanks to Carlos, James and Ethan for making our stay extra special. The Hotel Beaux Arts is now our first choice when visiting Miami.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I stayed in the Beaux Arts for a couple of weeks on business, and although it wasn't home, it wasn't far from being the next best thing. The beds are so comfortable with terrific linens, a nice closet area, bar, and cozy seating in the room. The bathroom was very modern with all the conveniences. The turn down service was very nice with different chocolates or cookies every night and bottled water, and the curtains drawn. Each room comes with its own ipad for surfing the web or for navigating the hotel (valet, spa, room service etc).
One of the perks of the Upper floors is the Atelier. It's a comfortable bar area as well as a breakfast room. The seating is really nice with flat screen tvs and the breakfast is terrific. The best part is the service. All of the staff is extremely helpful and willing to do whatever you need.
The rooms are exceptionally quiet.
I had dinner almost every night in the Metropolitan Cafe. The salads were really good but some nights the service was sooooooo slow.
My only criticisms are the somewhat slow/busy elevators at various times of the day, and that you have to valet the car which when things are busy can be a bit annoying. I never had a chance to use the pool but it wasn't the most inviting. The virtual bowling looked like it would be fun though.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Flying in from Spain with mucho luggage, we took a cab to this hotel. The driver didn't know Beaux Arts and asked for the address, which I didn't have, but soon he figured out that I was referring to the Marriott downtown. When we arrived, the two attendants on hand were busy,and there was no greeter, which is not what I expect at a hotel of this quality, so disappointment was beginning to set in. However, once we stepped inside the hotel, there was a man there to greet us by name and immediately take us up to the Beaux Arts reception. From that time forward everything was wonderful, much as other reviewers have described. We were especially impressed with the sinks and the faucets which showed the temperature of the water by lighting it red to blue as it goes from hot to cold. You will just have to see it to understand how neat it is!

There were a couple of areas where this hotel did not meet expectation. A light bulb had burned out in the guest bathroom, making it very difficult to see, and more important, the room service staff failed to pick up the dirty dishes after an evening meal, although we had called and asked them to do so, leaving them for us to view when we awoke the next morning.

Everything considered, however, this hotel is superior to the Ritz Carlton South Beach and to it's sister hotel, Barcelona Arts, in Spain.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 129 Hotels in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Beaux Arts Miami 5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Beaux Arts is a first-to-market boutique hotel concept in downtown Miami that fuses contemporary design and cutting-edge technology. Already globally recognized, Hotel Beaux Arts Miami is recognized on the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List of new hotels and the Travel and Leisure IT List of top 50 new hotels in the world. At the heart of Miami's urban core is the all new Metropolitan Miami (the Met), a $1 billion mixed-use community, which boasts the Hotel Beaux Arts Miami. Encompassing the 38th, 39th and 40th floors of the Met's newest glass skyscraper, Hotel Beaux Arts is a true expression of cultural vanguard. The luxurious 44-guestroom hotel is as much a technological, as an artistic masterpiece. It is the first hotel in Florida to be entirely outfitted with Bang & Olufsen in-room entertainment and also features an iPad in each room, which allows guests access to over 20 hotel services. Its art-infused accommodations include entry doors with stamped metal inserts and artfully placed oversized frames, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, and bathrooms with specially crafted millwork, imported Italian marble and touch controlled illuminated faucets.As a Hotel Beaux Arts guest, you will also enjoy priority access to amenities of the adjacent, new JW Marriott Marquis Miami. This includes the renowned db Bistro Moderne, 10,000 sq ft NBA Approved Basketball Arena, Virtual Bowling Alley, 3D Media Room, Billiard Room, Outdoor pool, Enliven Salon & Spa, Met2 Fitness Center and the indoor Golf School. ... more   less 
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