My wife and I spent a long weekend at the W South Beach and left feeling relaxed and taken care of. We arrived on a Thursday morning around 1030 and could immediately check into our room, which surprised both of us. Our room was clean and had a nice view of the beach. Furthermore, we had requested a 'quiet' room as my wife is 7 months pregnant and they put us on a high floor away from the outdoor bar which we appreciated. However the room was still somewhat loud due to traffic on Collins Ave but I think that is just life in South Beach and not a reflection of the hotel.
The facilities are great: the pool scene is pretty low-key and very relaxing although some people were drinking and making a big day of it. The pool does get busy though so getting a chair early is key as there are not tons of them around.
The gym was also nice and empty both times I used it.
Food options at the hotel are predictably expensive. We were a little disappointed in our lunch at the pool, a vegetable wrap was ~$18 and my wife ordered mango water (no alcohol) which cost $6. Both were ok but not great. Likewise at the various bars a beer was $7 and cocktails were $15. We had dinner at Mr Chows and it was delicious and fun, but also a bit pricey ($150+ for 2 ppl, 1 glass of wine between us). We walked a bit to find some less expensive options for breakfast and lunch and there were a few within a couple blocks.
Overall the service was very good - in one instance my wife ordered a half glass of wine at the hotel bar (Living Room) and was told by the bartender that they did not serve half glasses. When she explained that she was expecting and did not want a full glass the bartender immediately not only poured her a half-glass but also congratulated us and said the wine was on-the-house. We received other great service as well throughout the weekend, and never had an issue with housekeeping, etc.
We would definitely go back but overall were happy that we had used points to test out this property. If you like the Miami scene then you will definitely like staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At The W South Beach, wake up to spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic or wind down to scenic sunsets in 395 rooms and bungalows featuring the best of resort living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- w Hotels Miami Beach
- w Hotel Miami Beach