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“The mandarin took good care of us.” 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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Ranked #5 of 120 Hotels in Miami
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“The mandarin took good care of us.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful stay delivered as expected. Great food and service is fantastic. Spa was marvelous. It's a treat given the price but at least they deliver. Only one suggestion to have coffee in lobby throughout the morning.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have never stayed at this hotel, but upon getting quoted a good Florida Rate, which included a couple of different options, we decided to stay here. Upon checking in, our agent advised us we did not have this rate and would have to speak with the manager; which proceeded to take close to 15 minutes. During the time we waited, I was able to walk around and view the amenities, which were definitely not what I had expected (small pool, which is where were going to spend the majority of our time). After a very unpleasant start to our weekend, we contacted the hotel where we normally stay and was quoted, and honored, a very good rate and not to mention impeccable service. When we left this hotel, which was about a total of 25 minutes, the valet attendant remarked, "didn't you check in yesterday?" No personal attention to detail whatsoever. We will probably not choose this location again due to the lack of customer service and wrong information we were provided for our reservation.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank soupfamily
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MOResponse, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

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

I regret to learn that your stay was not up to the standards of service we strive to provide to all our guests. I would like to better understand the rate issue that you experienced upon arrival to correct the communication breakdown that occurred when confirming your reservation. If you could share this information with the Executive Office at +1 (305) 913 8288, we will certainly turn around your poor first impression.

Although we are not located in the heart of South Beach, we pride ourselves on being a private island oasis away from the high energy of the beach area with a Five-Star Spa and excellent restaurants. The tranquility and surroundings of our pool and man made beach, although not ample in space or made for swimming, provide a quiet escape for guests trying to get away from other crowded areas of the city.

Thank you again for sharing your valued feedback and again my apologies for the disappointing experience. We hope you will give us another opportunity with a return visit and I am at your service for any future assistance.

Sincerely,

Jorge Gonzalez
Area Vice President
General Manager
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel on recommendation of my travel agent and simply loved it. Beautiful view right on the edge of the marina.....what a beauty I gotta say. Breakfast buffet was amazing, staff was courteous, concierge desk was helpful. Had an amazing experience!!!!!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are looking for something different for a small group, this place is great. The staff was a pleasure to deal with and the restaurants and bar staff are wonderful. Front desk was very helpful with early arrivals all 3 times I've stayed here.

Room Tip: All the rooms were nice
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a lovely hotel with wonderful and pleasant employees. If only my husband and I were traveling, we would have enjoyed our stay. However, we were traveling with our 2 year old son, and the hotel was not sensitive or accomodating to our needs. When we arrived at the hotel at 9 in the evening (due to a delayed flight), it was way past our son's beditme. It took well over an hour for the hotel to deliver his crib to the room. They assigned us a room which was right over the restaurant featuring live outdoor music - it was like a discotech was in our room. By the time the music started, our son was sleeping, but it kept us up until after 1 am. I don't understand why we were assigned a room where we could hear loud music, especially with a toddler. The hotel was accomodating and did move us the next day, but the room we were moved into was not clean. There was matted hair along the shower wall. Again, they were apologetic and took care of the issue. Another incident occurred while I was waiting for the call to change rooms. I called the front desk and specifically asked them not to call me because my son was napping, and shared that I would call them when he woke up. Well, sure enough, 30 minutes later I received a phone call from the front desk. Staff also rang the doorbell TWICE, and the second time woke my son from his nap. We did speak with the hotel manager who was very understanding and apologetic about our experience, and they did offer us a small concession. We thought it would be a fun and relaxing weekend away, but came back exhausted and frustrated and in need of "a vacation from our vacation". Again, the hotel was responsive, but we expected more from a 5 star hotel of this caliber. We would stay at a Mandarin Oriental again, but never again if we are traveling with children. We find the Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton tend to be more accomodating.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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MOResponse, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

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

As we are a city resort, many families choose to stay with us year round and enjoy our Family Rooms and Suites. I am sorry to learn that your stay was not up to the standards of service we strive to provide to all of our guests. I will share your comments with our colleagues and reinforce training, efficiency and attention to detail as we wish for all families to have a memorable and enjoyable stay at the hotel.

I will also address the lapses in services you experienced with our housekeeping service and take corrective measures to ensure such miscommunication does not repeat itself.

Again, our apologies that your stay was not seamless and enjoyable. I do hope you give us another opportunity with a return visit and I am at your service for any future assistance.

Sincerley,

Jorge Gonzalez
Area Vice President
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed there for one night in July. That was our very first trip to Miami and we wanted a hotel that gives us the harbour, city and river view (the one you see from CSI Miami) all at one. Mandarin Oriental was the one chosen. It is conveniently located in Brickell Key, which is in the downtown area. Because it is just off central downtown and is well guided, it was at a very safe location (safety was a bit of a concern for us after reading all those tourist related crime stories).

Services were great from valet parking to reception. The hotel does not appear to be brand new but it was still very modern and well maintained. We had a river and sea-view room and it was great. Slight drawback is that the balcony isnt big enough.

We ordered room service for dinner and quality is also very good. A 5-star experience.

Room Tip: Would definitely recommend a river / sea view room. That is what this hotel is for.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A little bit tired, but you can see where they have modernised it and the new La Mar restaurant was a huge hit with us.

Rooms were spacious, I think we had the basic room - low floor, twin queen beds. Bathroom was ok, good shower and we had a largish balcony.

Service was a little disappointing, but not bad.

The pool was better than I imagined and although the hotel was busy, it was big enough to appear not overcrowded. We didn't try the spa, but it looked quite nice.

We liked it, was good value, wonderfully positioned and will use again.

The MO Miami was better than average to be fair, if not a 4 star mark.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 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:
#2 Business Hotel in Miami
#2 Spa Hotel in Miami
#4 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#4 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#4 Family Hotel in Miami
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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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