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“Über Luxuriös” 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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Ranked #3 of 111 Hotels in Miami
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“Über Luxuriös”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was our second visit to the Beaux Arts. The room was exactly as we remembered, very comfortable mattress and sheets, Bang & Olfusen radio/tv/speakers, large shower with dual waterfall and hand held shower heads, separate soaking tub is VERY clean if you are into using tubs, they even provide a loofah. There is a smaller tv in bathroom mirror. Bathrooms are large but note the floor is marble and you will need extra towels on the floor after a shower. The closets are spacious, well lit and offer three drawers and there is shelving that is accessible on two sides (hallway and bathroom). The room we had the first time had controls at bedside to open and close drapes and sheers-that was nice! This room had the controls by the window, ok. Try to get a room with a bay view as some rooms look directly across into an office building. We asked to have our room changed as I did not want to look at the office building staff working. Hotel staff accommodated the request-but you have to ASK. The staff didn't know we had stayed at the hotel before (and a hotel of this calibre really should know you are a repeat guest). Anyway, when the staff member took us to the room with the office building view, she RAVED to us about how great the view of the TALL building across the street was and flashed her smile as if this was the best view in the house. Since we had been there before and knew better. I have to say, our first visit, we felt Beaux Arts staff was significantly more polished and interested in the guests comfort - this time the staff was more perfunctory. The 39th floor offers Complimentary Breakfast, served until 11am, One day, the staff member had it all taken down at 10:48am and told us "his" watch said 11am. After fussing a bit, he brought us scrambled eggs and bacon. The next day we made sure to be there by 10:30am yet noted that he did not take it down until 11:15am as there were other guests coming in at 10:55am. The 39th floor offers tv's and lounge area which can be used if you have to wait for your room to be ready, or if you check out early and need a place to hang. Complimentary water and soft drinks are available. Cocktails at cost are served in the early evening. Nice views from this area. The guestrooms all have iPads and you can order room service, taxis, concierge assistance, housekeeping, turndown, ice, extra towels, dinner reservations and much more just by using the iPad. It is monitored and they for the most part the staff does respond quickly. Once however, we used the iPad to ask if bathrobes could be purchased and no one ever replied to the inquiry. So just don't use the OTHER feature as it doesn't seem to be monitored. Another day, we scheduled housekeeping for that day and the next as the program allows you to schedule TODAY and TOMORROW - but learned that it confused the housekeeping staff since they called the room to ask us which time we wanted as there were two different times requested. The elevator uses your room key to access Beaux Arts and make sure you have it ready or you will miss getting to your floor. This seemed to happen a lot to many guests in the elevator. There is a full size basketball court and tennis court, virtual bowling, billiards, nice spa, all additional costs. If you use the bowling alley, be careful-without bowling shoes, it is "tricky" trying to play in regular shoes. With American Arena down the street, we learned several visiting NBA teams stay here and actually use the basketball court to practice. The gym is very very nice and the pool is very nice yet the lounge chairs seem "too close" to each other. db Modern is an upscale restaurant, expensive with a fantastic menu-worth the splurge. The bar is large, two drinks $50 and note a 18% service charge is already added to the bill! This seems to be common in Miami - so you should always check before you pay your bill. The Met Cafe is a great place for lunch as it offers a very good variety on the menu. There is a coffee bar on the second floor as well as a large seating area. The hotel is walking distance to other Brickell restaurants and shopping, and there are nearby restaurants that are only a couple blocks away. Overall, this is a great location with easy access to freeway. Cab to Miami International is $30-ish each way. Hotel has a lot to offer, yet found the "gift shop" to lack the basics. The staff at the JW Marriott desk is professional, they always greeted us when we were in the lobby. The valet is nice, very busy valet - so do use the iPad or phone to call ahead for your car - but make sure you get down there ASAP or you will have to wait in line to get your key. Overall, well run with a few minor hiccups. One pet peeve, some nights turndown left us these incredible cookies from dbModern and two bottles of water - other nights, turndown just closed the drapes, turned down the sheet and that was it. We always had to ask for note paper, and they would leave 3 sheets of paper. Consistency would be nice-especially since we left a tip each day. This is an expensive hotel and service should be consistent and top-notch 100% of the time! Again, staff should know if you are a repeat guest and welcome you back. Just what you expect at a hotel that costs $500-$600 a night.

Room Tip: Always ask for a room with a bay view. Room 4008 or a corner room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed here in September and the hotel is amazing. Although part of the Marriott Marquis the Beaux Arts is completely refurbished (and to the highest quality). The technology is great. bang & olufsen television, audio system, telephones (even in the bathroom) and alarm clock.

Bathroom is fantastic. Large selection of Molton Brown toiletries, led waterfall taps, even a television in the mirror

Breakfast was fantastic. All top quality and great choice. Champagne offered too.

The fact it is the same number of reward points as the main hotel makes it a great use of points. You get full use of all of the main hotel facilities such as the gym and pool.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My husband gets all the credit for finding this fabulous place using his Marriott rewards. We had a one night stopover in Miami on our way to Hawaii and didn't leave this hotel once. The concierge emailed us before our stay to make any arrangements for us. They arranged pick up and drop off services to and from the airport (Mercedes bus there and town car on the way out). They also arranged for dinner at the french restaurant in the hotel. They greeted us in lobby of the JW Marriott (Beaux Arts is the top 4 floors of the JW) and escorted us up to the check in area. We were given complimentary beverages while checking in. I spaced out and asked for water, husband requested a local brew. We were then shown to our room and given an overview of how to use it as it was pretty high tech. We were also given a bay view room even though we had booked a city view. We were a bit late for our dinner reservation so they called down and made it a bit later for us. All in all the room and it's amenities were some of the nicest I have ever experienced. The bedding must have been 2000 thread count. Molton Brown products were worthy of making space in my 1qt bag in my carry-on. View was awesome. Gym was fully equipped. The only negatives I can think of is we couldn't figure out what the hours of some things like the pool were (showed up just as it was closing); the glass door to the toilet could have been frosted; and there were very few electrical outlets in the room. Otherwise, this is a top notch hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I came across the hotel by pure accident and am so happy I did. Our room 3903 was fab - amazing views, high tech gadgets and yes an amazing bathroom. The reason I am giving 4 and not 5 stars is due to breakfast. We ate 3 times and each time there was no cutlery on the tables, the plates needed a good wash and the food itself was average. The only good thing about breakfast was the yoghurt parfait and even then it wasn't available every morning.

The service is great from check in to check out. The pool area is ok. We did have a couples massage and it was again ok. My lady seemed to be better than the one my husband had. The spa could be less minimal. Gym is FAB! All new equipment and amazing views.

The location is perfect if you don't want to be on south beach - a 15 min drive for $20 ish. There is a shopping/lunch place about 15 min walk away and then the bricknall village is a 5min cab ride.

I would never stay anywhere else if I visit Miami again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our second visit to the Beaux Arts. Once again we were assigned a corner room which affords nice views over the bay. Top notch World Class hotel with attentive service. A nice change is that now breakfast is included (wasn't before). This time we rented a car so had to use the valet service. One needs to pack some patience as things can get backed up at times as the Marriott Marquis is serviced by the valets as well. The only glitch of the stay was the waiting period at 1:30 am on a Saturday. Due to construction across the street I think it is a temporary challenge for the valets to work as efficiently as possible. The hotel is so enjoyable for us that it's not enough to lower the hotel from a top rating. We mentioned the delay when checking out and having the situation acknowledged by hotel management also shows that they sincerely seek to improve this shortcoming. Make sure to call for valet service at least 15 minutes before you depart to ensure your vehicle is ready. Overall one of our most favorite hotels in the world.

Room Tip: All floors are high floors (38 to 40), corner rooms offer great views!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I'm a platinum guest with marriott, so i acculmated enough points to stay here. Tripadvisor helped me pick this hotel, i amost picked the JW Marriott for the same amount of points..

It was my anniversary night, was upgraded to a king corner suite, floor to ceiling windows, room controlled by ipad, hardwood floors, neat electronics!!

The bathroom was to die for, i didnt know of molten brown products until this stay... tv in vanity in bathroom, soaking tub, glass shower for at least 5 people...

The bed was so comfortable, curtains were electronically controlled beside bed, so breathaking view when you rise...

Facities: shared with JW which 5-star itself. Gym AAA+, top notch, wife took her first yoga class here...

Do yourself a favor and just drive to south beach, this hotel is the place to stay. I'm saving my points for a week stay next year!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was our second visit to the Beaux Arts. We returned because it is a delight, truly one of a kind. The rooms ultra modern, and fun. Gadgets abound: iPad for room service, the automatic swiveling monster TV, the deep whirlpool bath, the bathroom TV embedded in the mirror, the huge rain shower for two, and the Illy coffee maker. And the most remarkable part of our visit was the service. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, competent and ever-present. Combine that with the delicious breakfast, cocktails and unlimited still and sparkling bottled water (vital in Miami's summer heat), and you have a truly exceptional hotel experience. Summer rates are surprisingly reasonable. The location is smack in the middle of Miami's burgeoning financial district.

Room Tip: Beautiful views from the east.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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 111 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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