Like having a balcony that overlooks the ocean? I do! But I also like internet access...
Let's start with the positive: I attended a conference at Miami's Marriott Biscayne Bay in February. It is a beautiful hotel with nice staff, comfy beds, Bath and Body Works products, and an Illy coffee bar and separate restaurant. But my favorite amenity was the accessibly balcony from my room with a decent view of the bay. When I had to work, it was a luxury to get to do so while enjoying the ocean breeze.
Sine I rarely left the hotel on this visit, I experienced most of what they have to offer. The conference rooms were nice, and the catered food was decent. I ate at the restaurant "Catch" once for dinner and once for bfast. Breakfast was great - a tasty egg white omelet with avocado and fruit (I appreciated the fruit substitution for hash browns). A bfast buffet was available, but I didn't want that much food.
And now the less-than-positive: My dinner experience at "Catch" was average. The service that night was awful, cigar smoke overpowered the deck, and the chef refused any substitutions for my friend who drove an hour to Miami to see me. That said, my salmon was good. (For dinner, walk around the block for sushi at Nove instead of eating at " Catch.")
In addition to my not- so-great dinner experience, my only other complaint is the horrible ( and I mean horrible) Internet and cell phone coverage at this hotel.during the conference, I rarely even had a 3G/cellular signal to get text messages, much less Internet access. For a working mom on a business trip, this was frustrating. Even in the lobby, where wifi was "free," I had to use my 3G access because the signal was so slow. In the rooms, Internet access is extra.
Marriott, it's time to catch up!
All of this is to say, one deep breath from my balcony with the ocean view is all it took for my "Catch" and wifi troubles to just melt away.