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“Upscale modern hotel on the bay” 5 of 5 stars
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Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2889 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 131 hotels in Miami
Miami, Florida
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Upscale modern hotel on the bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Staff very professional and helpful, especially Security personnel. While I was waiting in the lobby for my husband a security officer stood with me and carried on conversation to keep me company. Our room was
equipped with washer and dryer, mini bar but no microwave or fridge as some rooms have. A few amenities are provided such as coffee maker with one free pot per day. If you use more coffee you are charged at mini bar prices for the coffee. Items available for purchase include toothpaste, razor, etc.
Beds very plush and comfortable with feather pillows and duvet. Luxury towels. Very clean room with sleek modern decor. Grout in bathroom could use a good scrubbing. Small bedside tables, desk, chair, dresser. No mirror in bedroom, 4 mirrors in bathroom. AC efficient and quiet. Marble, granite, and tile accents. Valet parking only. We used public parking next door at $15 per day as opposed to hotel's $23
valet charge.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We stayed at the Sonesta Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove for a couple of nights mid-September during our three week holiday to Florida. Although the hotel itself is in a great location (close to the town, the sea, lots of restaurants etc nearby) we experienced a few issues whilst there. However, they were all very quickly and smoothly sorted out by the staff following an email to them when we arrived home.

The location, although excellent, lets it down a little as there is a VERY noisy bar somewhere near to the hotel. Despite us being on a very high floor and the windows being firmly closed, we heard very loud music and shouting (including some vulgar swearing) into the very early hours of the morning during our stay. Bear in mind that we stayed at the Sonesta on week nights, so I can only imagine that it would be worse on a weekend. However, we informed the staff of this, they were aware and explained to us that this issue was currently in the midst of being resolved with the bar/club owner who would soon be told he couldn't play music so loud. Whether or not that has happened is another question.

Also, our air conditioning unit was extremely noisy, so much so that we could not have it on in the night as it would make such loud banging noises, so we had to put up with the heat as it seemed more acceptable than the noise. We did have the engineer come up to our room twice however he did not fix it.

The actual hotel itself is beautiful. Our view of the city and bay (our suite was on the corner so we benefited from two views) was absolutely gorgeous and the rooms were clean, tidy, and up to date other than a cupboard door which fell off during our stay! The pool area was lovely and again, had amazing views and would have been much nicer if another unpleasant guest had not thrown his/her cigarette out of their window on to the lounger next to us! Of course, this is not the hotel's fault, however it was concerning, what if there were a child on that chair?

Again - the hotel itself is gorgeous and the shortcomings of our stay were resolved very smoothly and we were extremely grateful of the outcome. I would stay here again to give the hotel another chance to impress us as I see its full potential. Don't let these things put you off going but be aware that if the club has not been told to quieten down, you might not have a good night's sleep!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Stayed here for one night (Friday 14th October) in a room overlooking the city and it was excellent.
Really comfortable bed, supremely friendly staff, great valet parking, wonderful location next to superb restaurants.

Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

This is our second time at this hotel and we will return again.If you can get a bay view in this hotel it is just gorgeous. To wake up in the morning and walk out onto the balcony and see it is amazing. There are quite a few different styles of rooms and the ones with a kitchen or kitchenette are very nice. There are also standard rooms and one bedroom suites. The desk staff are very good at helping with requests. Bathrooms are small and average. I really like the pool area where the pool staff will bring you ice water or water with cucumber. The hotel feels upscale and is in a good location. Parking is pricey if you have a car.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The Management are to be commended with the excellent job done with the staff as they are very helpful, courteous, friendly and professional. For example, they tirelessly come around to offer lemon ice water to the guests and ensure you have everything you need when at the pool. The Hotel has events to engage the guests, such as a wine tasting night. The rooms are innovative with motion sensor lower lights when your foot comes off the bed to enable you to see without turning on the main light and disturbing your partner. We enjoyed ourselves greatly and look forward to future stays here and will highly recommend the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel to family and friends. Hope you get a chance to experience for the Hotel for yourself!

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

Eugene & Sergio take care of you when you check-in. John, Ceasar, Edra and Patrick provide fabulous food and drinks with an unforgettable view!!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 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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Lyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Feeling at home right in the middle of Coconut Grove -
Plus beds are incredible!
Luv it -

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Also Known As:
Sonesta Bayfront Miami
Sonesta Miami
Miami Sonesta
Sonesta Coconut Grove
Address: 2889 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Coconut Grove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#9 Business Hotel in Miami
#11 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#41 Family Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the verdant enclave of Coconut Grove, Sonesta Bayfront Hotel reflects all the originality and spice of this trendy, artistic neighborhood on the coast of Biscayne and adjacent to Coral Gables. From our luxurious bayfront retreat, you'€™re in the center of it all just across the street from CocoWalk and steps from lively sidewalk cafes, stylish boutiques, modern art galleries, and sizzling nightlife and only minutes from Coral Gables business and entertainment district. ... more   less 
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