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“Stunning Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Mandarin Oriental, Miami
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)   |  
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“Stunning Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was a business trip for my partner and I, and so the Brickell location made it very accessible to the office-walking distance--the reason we chose the hotel. Check in was smooth and the hotel lobby was decorated well with a really nice scent which I believe was being created with some incense. Our room was stunning with a view of the city and water, and we used the balcony for breakfast in the morning. The bathtub is located in an area that lets you soak and watch some TV which was really nice to unwind in at the end of a long day.

The pool area is really great and there are some very tasty dining options pool side, our favourite was the Sunday brunch buffet which was served all day --we enjoyed snacking on all the tasty treats throughout the day by the pool.

We also used the fitness centre which was well stocked with towels, water bottles, fruit etc. and it had all the machines we like to use at our home gym.

If you want to spend most of your time in South Beach, this is probably not the best location for you but it is great for a business trip or a relaxing trip in the sun by the pool.

Overall, we have no complaints, we would definitely stay at the location again.

Room Tip: The view of the city/water is worth upgrading for--the balcony allows for dining with a view!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Rooms and furnishings very nice modern and updated. I thought tv system was great super simple and you could see all your options on 1screen. Great Christmas decorations including a live giant tree in foyer. Close to Brickell area where there are unique shops and restaurants. Really enjoyed that. Nice small beach and pool, with nice padded loungers and very nice beachbtowels. My husband and I saw watched dolphins swimming in the bay from our balcony. Only negative was no coffee maker in room. Most upscale places have the Keurigs but the mandarin did not have any coffee maker at all.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginian Beach
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had an amazing experience at the Oriental Mandarin Miami! We went for our 45th Anniversary. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with smiles and attention that lasted the whole weekend! They made us feel so special with all their surprises for us and their kind words! The room and view were BEAUTIFUL ! Top Notch service wherever we went! They truly pampered us! We especially would like to thank Marc Correal for his generosity and kindness!!! There are no words to decribe how we felt after talking with him! I would highly recommend you go to this Gorgeous Property and meet their amazing staff!!!

Room Tip: We had room 1719. Amazing view of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami! We had a balcony and chairs an...
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  • Stayed January 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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Oriental, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Mandarin is need of a refresh. TV system is weird, just doesn't work. WiFi performance is outdated and expensive. Room staff is very friendly, but front desk isn't as helpful as should be. Rooms are kind of noisey and could use a refresh. Food was very good. Room service is prompt and friendly.

They need to decide what they want to be - 5 star hotel or a 3 star want to be. I would struggle to go back

Room Tip: Go higher up for quiter rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MOResponse, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your constructive comments are important to us.

I am saddened to learn that your stay was not up to the standards of service we strive to provide to all our guests. I will share your comments with our colleagues and reinforce training, efficiency and attention to detail as we wish for all our guests to have a memorable and enjoyable stay at the hotel.

Please understand we maintain and update the guest room furnishings and décor to ensure total comfort for each and every guest. Furthermore, we are also looking at different options of improving the television operation system and access to the Internet.

We appreicate and respect your comments and hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back again.

Sincerely,

Jorge Gonzalez
Area Vice President
General Manager
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The bed was wide and comfortable. There was a separate shower and a plentiful supply of lovely towels.

I asked for a kettle to make tea and it arrived promptly together with cups and teabags. Cannot understand why it was not part of the furnishings of the room. Still...I asked and I got!

The veiw from the breakfast terrace is very pleasant as was the view from our room, 708.
Our room balcony was tiny and had no chairs so were unable to sit outside and enjoy the view.

There is a nice, easy walk around the island that the hotel is on and I do recommend taking that walk.

We were allowed to keep our room until 2pm, which was very helpful to us.
My only complaint is where the safe is located: on top of a very high shelf. I could barely reach it.

This is a luxury hotel which we throughly enjoyed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guayaquil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Last time I stayed at the Miami Mandarin Oriental, 2011, I made a bad review regarding the service, especially the daily room cleaning and attention. This time everything was perfect, spotless, good attention. The lobby bar has changed location, the new one is an improvement to the old, the service is prompt and courteous and the drinks are generous. The valet parking, although a bit expensive, is fast and helpful.
In essence a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Request a room with bay view.
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  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tallahassee, FL
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed here 2 nights for a kids-free weekend. The hotel is in a great location, very convenient to both the airport, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, etc. The breakfast buffet is fantastic. Everything was so fresh and well-prepared. The guest rooms are spacious with great marine views. The spa is very welcoming. The concierge staff were very helpful in arranging reservations and transportation for us. The pool on-site is apparently kept heated to near 90 F. If there were any negatives, they are nit-picky - such as the high-end restaurant at the hotel is closed Sunday and Monday nights so weren't able to experience it. And the light fixtures and water faucets in the guest room were noticeably complicated. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Miami
#6 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#6 Spa Hotel in Miami
#6 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#18 Family Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarin Oriental, Miami 5*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites - offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline. Amenities include signature restaurants Azul and La Mar by Gaston Acurio, MO Bar + Lounge - a dynamic cocktail lounge, an award-winning tri-level spa, Oasis Beach Club, the luxury boutique Shanghai Tang and extensive meeting and business facilities. ... more   less 
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