I'm a local resident but my husband and I like to do little getaways at various hotels on the beach. Most of the nice hotels in South Beach (and even farther north) act like they are doing you a favor by even speaking to you. The rooms are typically small and sterile and the service is awful. The W and Fontainebleau are the exception but the FB is a huge, cruise-ship style mega resort with lots of kids.
The W is just what South Beach needs. The service is fantastic. They actually listen to you, respond to your needs and seem to care. The beach service (food and cocktails) was fantastic - good quality, speedy, friendly waiters). The beach chairs are large and comfy with nice towels (and complimentary). The pool is small but plenty of chairs. Yes, it's a little cramped but it still feels elite, luxurious and relaxing.
Even the partial ocean view rooms have large balconies with great views of the beach and ocean.The bed isn't the most comforatable in the world (compared to the Ritz beds or even the Westin Heavenly Bed) but it's fine. The bathrooms are nice - spacious, good water pressure, nice amenities. The rooms still feel new. Very clean and modern yet not too minimlaist like the Shore Club.
We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return. This is now our favorite hotel in Miami.
- 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