I decided to splurge and stay at the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami Beach. It was a beautiful stay. The staff, extremely helpful and ultra pleasant. The room was clean and current with a balcony overlooking the ocean, the bay and downtown Miami. The only complaint being the fridge not having enough room to fully open (quite minor I would say)
The concierge was more than helpful and provided us with daily activities that seemed perfectly customized to what we were up for.
He suggested one day that we rent electric bikes (instead of standard bikes or scooters/motor bikes). He said that it would be the most suited for full access to everywhere with enough speed. We had never heard of this and were wary at first.
The concierge had been so helpful to that point that we decided to trust our gut and follow his suggestion. He stated that the bikes would be brought to the hotel within 30 minutes - how convenient - almost too convenient. Sure enough, he called our room 20 minutes later stating that our bikes were ready for us. We were given proper safety instruction and a few test drives in the parking lot. Picked it up right away - was extremely easy.
These bikes can either be used as regular bikes (pedals) or electric (or a mix of both). We were able to take them up to 20-25 mph's.
We started out at the hotel and biked through downtown and into key biscayne and back (25-30 miles) and were able to stop numerous times to enjoy the sights. The advantage of these bikes were that we were not limited (like scooters/motor bikes) to the road and were able to mix and match between busy sidewalks and the streets. It was far safer in the busier streets and far faster than standards bikes.
It was the perfect way to see the sights and enjoy the weather. The bikes were perfect and we had zero problem with them. Many folks that we passed looked at us like we were either super bikers or from the moon - they were enamored by it.
I never write reviews but I could not get over how much we enjoyed this and how great the service was that came with it so I decided to do the right thing and let others know how great this was/is.
We arrived back and left our bikes at the front of the hotel and were told that this will just be charged to our room. Again, how convenient!!
I have tried and experienced everything and this was the perfect day.
I wish that I remembered the name of the concierge that was so helpful but I do not.
I hope this review helps others who are not aware of this as the perfect activity and a great way to see Miami.
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