Our stay was all around great. We worked with Christina at concierge to book a few reservations ahead of time and she was very helpful in planning our long weekend. the pool is beautiful and the beach was equally nice. I stayed with a group of 4 girls celebrating a birthday party and the Oasis suite was the perfect size. The look and design of the hotel was AMAZING, and very posh and it had a nice flow.
The location was great, its a bit north of the main strip, but all within walking distance. You can either walk along beach into town or walk on the road, both were safe and easy. W provides a complimentary car service you can book ahead of time, but don't be late they will not wait for you for more then 15 minutes.
There are a few reason I wouldn't give a 5 star review...
With the exception of a few really great interactions, we were a bit disappointed with the service once at the hotel. It was maybe 1 in 3 people we interacted with were pleasant. Everyone else seemed like they were either very rushed/stressed/ or unhappy. For the price it would have been nice to feel a bit less like an annoyance.
We were staying in a suite that slept 4 people and we were only reserved 3 beach or pool chairs. At the pool we had to share and at the beach we had to pay to rent a chair. Why would the room be approved for 4 and not allow 4 chairs - especially for the price tag? On the slower Monday we were there they did allow us to use 4 pool chairs.
The pool area was beautiful, but it was also VERY loud. We are 4 late 20s girls on vacation to have a blast, but it was even loud for us. And the pool was filled with kids running around and yelling and throwing things. It kept us from using the pools because we didnt want to get hit with a football.
Also the food was fairly expensive as well, not in comparison to South Beach, but in general. $20 omlettes and 9$ smoothies. It was all very tasty though and the South Beach area is expensive.
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- Also Known As:
- w South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- w Hotels Miami Beach
- w Hotel Miami Beach