I picked this hotel for a 5 day stay in Miami Beach as part of a girls holiday with my friend and I can't fault our stay there. I am a frequent global traveller and have stayed at hotels in many countries round the world, so have plenty to compare the Grand Beach with and it stands up well.
The King Ocean Front Suite was Clean and modern, furnished with an enormous super king bed, with separate lounge area with sofa, two 42" flat screen tv's, two bathrooms and fridge/sink/coffee machine area. Balcony with two chairs and table with fantastic view of the ocean and beach and the Miami sunrise.
Lower outdoor swimming pool area is quite small with not many beds, also quite shaded by palm trees. Upper pool on 7th floor is alot more open with two jacuzzi tubs also and a great view across to downtown Miami. Hotel has access directly to the beach which is great. You will be charged for use of beds and parasols though.
Only had room service breakfast which was decent quality and good selection and also used the Nespresso coffee shop once which is fairly pricy.
In terms of location, the hotel is perfectly placed being at Mid Beach c.47th St rather than right in South Beach itself, which can be very crowded and noisy at night. It also means a less crowded beach with less hawkers. Hotel has parking at $29 per night but we did not hire a car and did not need one. The Metrobus connections are frequent, stop right outside the hotel and will take you right into South Beach for only $2 per trip. You need the correct money as no change given. We used this every day to get to all the restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and also to take us right into downtown miami in about 45 mins.
Concierge can organise tours to the Everglades amongst others and we got airport shuttle to and from hotel so a car is not a prerequisite.
Overall, highly recommend a stay here. Alot cheaper than many of the Art Deco hotels but no loss in quality and probably in a better location.
King Ocean Front Suite has fantastic views of ocean and beach
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Dear Helz_SA_G, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of your recent stay at the Grand Beach Hotel.
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We would like to congratulate you on the excellent choice you have made by selecting one of our King Ocean Front Suites. They are indeed among the best ones we offer on property. We are glad this suite did not disappoint and you were satisfied with its modern look, comfortable bedding, numerous in-room amenities, and most importantly breathtaking ocean and beach views. It is great you were able to explore both our two pool areas and the direct beach access available right in front of the hotel. The 7th floor, adults only pool indeed provides for more sunlight throughout the day and is less crowded, because it is limited only to adults, whereas the first level pool is the family pool and it does tend to get busy at times. The beach chairs and umbrella rentals are provided for additional guest comfort; however, they are not a prerequisite for the use of the beach area. We are glad you have tried and enjoyed some of the food and beverage choices offered onsite, such as the room service and the Espresso bar at the lobby level. We could not agree more with you on the feedback you have provided in regards to the location of the hotel. Grand Beach Hotel is indeed located further up north from South Beach, which provides great conditions for a relaxing stay on the beach with great views of the ocean, bay, and the city of Miami. Simultaneously, Grand Beach Hotel is located close enough to South Beach, if you would like to visit this area. The hotel is easily accessible, as you mentioned, not necessarily by car but public transportation and airport shuttles as well.
We appreciate the recommendation you provided to other travelers to stay at the Grand Beach Hotel. Thank you again for an excellent review. We are looking forward to welcoming you back on property in the near future.
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