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“Winter Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Marriott Stanton South Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Pointe)   |  
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“Winter Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Marriott Stanton beach, south beach Miami. It is a nice beachfront boutique hotel with up to date guest rooms. The room we booked was citi view, which upon entering pleasantly surprised us to be able to see beach and ocean as well. Another nice touch was receiving extra points on our account as appreciation from Marriott for being a card holder for seven years. One thing our room needed was a "please make up the room" door card, so that we could let them easily know when to make up the room, as a couple of days were missed. As Marriott elite gold card members we had access to concierge lounge benefits which included breakfast daily and happy hr drinks/snacks nightly (not fri/sat) which we really enjoyed. The pools were nice, some days warmer than others. Poolside food was good with great service from a woman who you could tell, enjoyed the job. She greeted us by name the following day. They also had a very nice pool towel and chair service woman, Patty, who excelled at her job! She set up our towels on the lounges, put up and moved the umbrellas when needed and consistently knew when we needed something at the pool. It was a very pleasurable experience. We did not lay out on the beach much but there were towels available, chairs, umbrellas and even shaded beds which we really were considering relaxing on for a day (everything but the towels was extra $). My husband and I indulged in a wonderful couples massage outside. The only qualm about it was, we were told tip was included in the price, come to find out they added 20% after the fact which showed up on our check out statement. The morning we were leaving, we spoke with the front desk about this and instead of handling it, they wanted us to speak to the massage therapists about it. Well, they were not around before we had to head to the airport. We really thought the handling of the situation was unprofessional. Be watchful of bills, because some areas of the hotel include tip while others don't, which is inconsistent. The weather was amazing and the hotel is in a great location. We could easily walk to and see the huge cruise ships and container ships coming in as well as to nice parks and restaurants. All in all we are likely to return to Miami and possibly stay at this hotel, although we usually do not return to the same hotel more than once when there are many other tempting places to try.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Guest:
Thank you for providing such a detailed description of your stay with the Marriott Stanton South Beach. While I am happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us, I would like to express my apologies for the misunderstanding you experienced with our Spa. I can assure you that we will share your feedback with our team in order avoid any misunderstandings in regards to the added gratuity for our spa services and we will move forward with your review in mind. Above all, we wish for our guests to have the most attentive and superior service possible, and we make it our priority to provide that. Let us know when you head back to South Beach; we'd love to have you back to see the improvements we've made and show you a hassle free vacation!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My friends and I go away every year for our Girls weekend, often to Miami. We stayed at the Marriott Stanton this year. First, the good - 1. Great location, right on Ocean Dr. in South Beach, on the beach, walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops. 2. Great staff, front desk, valet and especially the beach staff (thanks Byron, Fonzi and crew for fabulous service) - all friendly, ready to go the extra mile. Now the 'Needs Improvement' - 1.$17.99 to rent a movie, really?, the 2. 'Spa' is 2 chairs and a table in a tiny space for a $50 pedicure. Rooms were OK, not great, very cheap furniture on balcony, in rooms with 2 beds they were Doubles. (how about a Queen). The pool area is tired, pools are small, water feature is moldy. Really not up to Marriott standards.

Room Tip: Choose Ocean view, rooms in front are very noisy at night with all the activity.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Guest:
I’d like to thank for sharing your experience at the Marriott Stanton South Beach. I am pleased to hear that you were extremely satisfied with our staff's level of service though we apologize you were disappointed with our recreation areas, as well as the price for some of our pay per view movies, and the size of our beds in our double rooms . You can be rest assured that we take all feedback we receive under serious consideration and use it to improve our guests' experiences every day. In reference to your comments about our recreation areas, we have great renovation plans for mid-2015. In regards to the price of the pay per view movies, we offer a variety of movies at different prices; the ones that are still showing in theaters are priced higher. I hope that you will consider returning to the Marriott Stanton South Beach once our re-design is completed; we would love your experienced opinion on the changes we make!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a great location on Ocean Drive, close enough to walk to all of the great shops and restaurants yet quiet and relaxing when you return after the day's activities. Very nice setting with pools overlooking the beach and direct beach access. Very helpful staff at the pool, front desk, valet service. When I made our reservation, I mentioned that my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. So, that first night the hotel surprised us with a small bottle of Prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries - nice! We were upgraded to an ocean view concierge room that was beautifully decorated in white and gray, very modern and sleek. The Concierge Lounge was fantastic, more than just continental breakfast and snacks. Breakfast items were hot and cold, everything you could want for adults and kids. Happy hour food was wonderful as were the late-night chocolate cake bites. We come to the Art Deco Weekend each year and we'll be sure to come back to this hotel many more times.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Guest:
Thank you for your post about your fantastic stay at South Beach Marriott! We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the ultimate South Beach experience and are thankful to be able to interact with such kind and generous guests. We are happy that you found our hotel to be such an ideal vacation spot. Thanks for taking the time to share this review. Please let us know when your travels bring you back this way!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was my 3rd trip to South Beach in the last year. I have previously stayed at Eden Roc (previously Marriott owned) & Fountainbleau. The Marriott Stanton South Beach has a great location oceanfront right on Ocean Dr. It is right across from the delicious Prime 112 and next to Prime Italian. Since we were only there for a long weekend, this location was perfect as we did not have to take a taxi anywhere. This hotel is definitely less of a "resort" feel, but it was sufficient for what we needed (beach, pool, nice room and nice location). The pools are a little smaller, but the hotel was not super busy so it didn't matter. The hotel was just renovated, so the rooms were spacious, clean and new. We were upgraded to an oceanfront room which had a great balcony with beautiful views of the beach. There isn't much nightlife at the hotel. It seemed like everyone went out for dinner and or drinks. If you like a quiet hotel with a great location right on the beach and ocean drive - this is definitely a great hotel. Check out my other reviews of Fountaibleau and Eden Roc - certainly a different atmoshphere depending on what you are looking for out of your trip.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Guest:
Thank you for your post about your fantastic stay at the Marriott Stanton South Beach! We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the ultimate South Beach experience and are thankful to be able to interact with such kind and generous guests. We are happy that you liked our redesigned new rooms, as well as our excellent location, and our hotel amenities. Thanks for taking the time to share this review; we'd love to have you back !

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Incredibly friendly staff. Every person was quick to say hello. Always helpful. My daughter developed a cold and the beach staff was kind enough to bring her a box of tissues. The next day, several staff asked me as well as my daughter how she was feeling. Personal. Boutique-like standard of excellence. The hotel has a large number of rooms, but it did not feel like it. It is well set-up for access to pool and beach. The lobby is not overwhelming like some of the gigantic hotels in the area. Every person seemed to go out of their way to provide good service. Even the maintenance staff that I ran into on elevators were so kind. The housekeeping staff, (the woman who took care of our room was extremely kind to me too), the wait staff (Burton and many others), the pool staff (Patty, always with a big smile) as well as the front desk staff and bellmen. We were also sent up a complimentary fruit and cheese tray when the front staff realized we had visited about 16 years ago and were returning this time because of a sad, but special anniversary. The rooms are lovely; recently renovated. Great bed linens, good shower, nice set-up with built-in furniture if you need a space to open your laptop etc. Balcony had great visibility of the ocean. The hotel is in a convenient location to restaurants, all within walking distance. And the concierge staff know their stuff, too. We enjoyed the fresh salads and delicious breakfasts. My daughter and I chose Miami because it was an easy direct flight for us to escape the bitter winter and to be somewhere to mark the first anniversary of my son's death. We wanted to be able to soak up the sun and be by the ocean. We were looking for a quality hotel where we could relax. We found it and were very grateful for the outstanding service we received.

Room Tip: We were given an east-west facing room. I could watch the sunrise and the sunset from my balcony...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Guest:
Thank you for your post about your fantastic stay at the Marriott Stanton South Beach! We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the ultimate South Beach experience and are thankful to be able to interact with such kind and generous guests. We are happy that you found our hotel to be such an ideal vacation spot. Thank you also for your positive comments on our staff's level of service, we take great pride in their accomplishments. Thanks for taking the time to share this review; we'd love to have you back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Not only was the location fabulous for a South Beach vacation, but the staff was too.
The rooms were all redone and the concierge lounge was as good as any in the chain.
You could walk to the beach or shopping or people watching. Directly across the street from the hottest restaurants in town.

Room Tip: Ocean view with concierge lounge access works perfectly
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Guest:
Thank you for your post about your fantastic stay at the Marriott Stanton South Beach! We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the ultimate South Beach experience and are thankful to be able to interact with such kind and generous guests. We are happy that you and found our hotel to be such an ideal vacation spot. Please let us know when your travels bring you back this way!

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Milford, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Seth and the staff were once again out standing. We arrived early and the room wasn't ready yet but this was expected. The staff stored our bags and we changed and headed down to the beach. When we returned our rooms were still not ready and they provided a voucher for the inconvience. The room was then ready about 30 minutes later and it was on one of the renovated floors and it looked great.

Otherwise can't beat the location, ocean front room and easy beach access. I'm already thinking about next time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erenia M, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott Stanton South Beach, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Guest:
Thank you for your post about your fantastic stay at the Marriott Stanton South Beach! We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the ultimate South Beach experience and are thankful to be able to interact with such kind and generous guests. We are happy that you found our hotel to be such an ideal vacation spot. Thank you also for your positive comments on our staff's level of service, we take great pride in their accomplishments. Thank you for your feedback. I hope you will consider the Marriott Stanton South Beach as your host hotel when traveling back to area.

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Address: 161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > South Pointe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#15 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Stanton South Beach 4*
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