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“Best view in Miami” 5 of 5 stars
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Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2889 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 130 hotels in Miami
Dallas, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best view in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The outdoor 8th floor pool deck with its view of Biscayne Bay was fabulous for New Year's eve. The music was lively, but not too much. The crowd was a mix of "dressed to the nines" party goers of all ages, including a few children and seniors, as well as those who prefer a casual mood. The chef and staff kept up with the demands of a larger than normal crowd and presented excellent dinner and appetizer offerings, and of course champagne and party favors. See you next year!!

Room Tip: Bay front view over the sailboat cove is what sets this hotel apart from all in Miami
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
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Happy New Year! Thank you for joining in the celebration as we welcomed the New Year from our Panorama Restaurant. As mentioned it was a great night with a little something for everyone. We hope you have a prosperous 2014 and we hope you will join us when we welcome in 2015!
Margaret Rose
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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26 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This hotel is quiet, clean, and friendly. The elevators to the guest room floors require a room key which is nice for safety purposes.

I had the opportunity to chat with some people who work here, and they were sincerely friendly and interesting people.

The pool area was perfect! What an incredible view! Wow! The nice part was the pool area was quiet when I was there mid-day (only about 3-5 people) and it was a hot day.

The rooms were spacious and clean, and my balcony had a wonderful view. I was so impressed by the view and would sit outside on my balcony (table and chairs were there) for hours.

There's a cute area within the block of shops, movie theatre and eateries. ALSO, you can catch the Miami hop-on hop-off double decker bus around the corner. It will take you to downtown Miami, where you can also ride the Miami Beach double decker bus.

I would absolutely recommend this hotel, and would book a room there in the future.

Room Tip: I think I had a "partial ocean view", but I really liked it as I could see the marina and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Thank you for staying at the Sonesta. We appreciate your feedback. Our pool has one of the best views in Miami and is a great place to relax. We hope you will return to Coconut Grove soon.
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Watford, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in Summer of 2008. I paid considerably less than the current advertised price as I got a deal through Expedia.co.uk. This hotel was finished to a very high standard and the staff were very helpful. The swimming pool was also excellent. Coco Walk is a short walk away from this hotel and we spent most of our nights in restaurants and bars in this area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased your enjoyed your visit to our hotel and Coconut Grove. Our prices are competitive with the other hotels in the area. You can also find great deals on our website and if you become a travel pass member, you will receive special offers throughout the year. We hope to see you again soon.
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

I'll get the negatives straight out of the way. If you don't get a bay view room, you get a 'city' view room. From our room on 19th floor we could see Coral Gables and the edge of downtown. We could also see and very much hear the air con units of the roofs below. We could also hear the nightclub across the street playing music until 2 or 3 am. Factor in the fridge in the room that whirs away as loudly as possible and I can say I've had better nights sleep. A request for a room on the other side of the hotel (already requested at the time of booking but not met) could have been fulfilled for a cost. A decent nights sleep is extra it seems.

The Sky Lounge bar and Panorama restaurant is small and pleasant enough but not quite the dining experience the website might lead you to believe.

The room we had was spacious with a fully equipped kitchen (although nothing to cook with if you were to choose to). There is free wifi but you'll need to pay extra if you want it to be fast enough for anything like skype.

The immediate area is great though. Coconut Grove is lovely and there are some great bars and restaurants all within a few minutes walk - Greenstreet Cafe, Lulus and the Grove Spot all worth a mention. The station is a 20 min walk away if you want to take public transport into downtown Miami or South towards the the shopping mall at Dadeview. A taxi to South Beach will cost around $30.

All in, the hotel is okay. It's clean, smart, well staffed and in a great spot. The reception area was beautifully decorated for Christmas and felt welcoming. It's good, but it just isn't great and sucks if you're on the wrong side of the building.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
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We appreciate your comments and thank you for selecting our hotel for your recent trip to Miami. Like most hotels, we offer different rate categories for different views and room types. The best way to ensure we can accommodate a request is to book that room category or view when making your travel plans. We are pleased you enjoyed the neighborhood and found lots to due within walking distance of the hotel. We hope we will have the opportunity to make your next visit to Coconut Grove a great one.
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed for 1 night in Dec. 2013 and paid more than $200 for a double room. The hotel is in a good location and right in walking distance from Coco Walk overlooking the Biscayne Bay. The pool on the 8th floor was nice but this was about it. Our hotel room was very small and furniture was old/worn, hotel floors are extremely ugly and reminded me off a cheap motel. Service/continental breakfast was poor. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Thank you for your recent stay and please accept my apologies on behalf of the hotel that your accommodations did not meet your expectations. Although we missed the opportunity in terms of service we hope your visit our neighborhood Coconut Grove was enjoyable.
Margaret Rose
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Stayed for over 10 days during December... it must be the 10th time at stay at this hotel (though my son lives in Southbeach) - but always stay at the Sonesta. Service, rooms and spa are great, fabulous view... Always tried to accommodate my needs (in terms of room and early check in, even though I usually arrive from Brasil very early in the morning). Highly recommended. Only one bad experience with a bell boy...
Will be there again in January...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Thank you for choosing the Sonesta when your travels bring you to Miami. We appreciate your business and are pleased that your experiences have been great. Your feedback as a returning guest helps us measure our success as we strive for consistency each day. We look forward to your return in January.
Margaret Rose
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Scappoose, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I don't write many reviews, but our experience deserves a comment. My family has dietary restrictions and gluten issues, which the cook was happy to accommodate. Frank, our host, was friendly and detail oriented. The meal and service were excellent.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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We are pleased that you enjoyed dinning in Panorama and that the Chef, Frank and the entire staff were able to provide you with great food and service. Thank you for dinning with us.
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#12 Business Hotel in Miami
#24 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#42 Family Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the verdant enclave of Coconut Grove, Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami reflects all the originality and spice of this trendy, artistic neighborhood on the coast of Biscayne Bay 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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