I recently arrived from a Miami Beach vacation with a very good friend. After reading few of the reviews we were a little afraid about choosing the Miami Beach Resort and Spa for our short stay.
I need to tell you...We had a great experience, hope my review helps if you are planning a trip to Miami Beach.
After 4 hours of delay (American Airlines flight - terrible service) we arrived to the Miami Int Airport. We decided to avoid car rentals, and took a taxi to Collins Avenue (were our hotel was). We paid $32.00 for the taxi from the airport to our hotel (maybe 25 minutes drive).
At the time of the checkin we were greeted by a very courteous lady at the front desk. Check in process was really fast. I told the front desk lady we were celebrating my friend's birthday and she told us she was going to send her a gift to our room. In addittion she gave us a $50.00 coupon to be spent in the hotel (food, drinks etc...). Excellent !!!!
The room with two full size beds was clean. Lots of storage. Nice vew to the Ocean. Decor is a little bit outdated.
We decided to have dinner outside the Hotel so we went to the Espanola Way...Very warm street with an excellent environment. We tried Tapas and Tintos and our experience was the best. We did the Special ( paella, langosta and a bottle of wine for $70) in addition we selected two one of their different tapas...Dedos del Diablo was marvelous. I strongly reccommend to try that! Service at the restaurant was great...Low lights with spanish music in the background and if you dare even salsa lessons you will find at this small but very rich restaurant.
When we arrived to the Hotel we found out my friend gift on our room (a bottle of wine, crackers and cheese and some fruit). Even a post card congratulating my friend on her birthday.
Next day we went to the Hotel Salon and Spa Facilities...another great experience. The Spa is considered to be boutique since their facilities are small but in a great shape. The service at the spa was incredible...the front desk lady which I was told is the owner was the finest lady I have ever met. She was very courteous and friendly. We were looking for a deep tissue massage. Pilar and Miriam our massage therapists were excellent...the experience was mesmerizing. I hope to be back soon to their spa facilities.
The Hotel location is great (beachfront). Although it is a little bit far from SOBE for only $2.00 you can take a ride on the Metrobus (Bus S and 120 Beach Max moves you from the Aventura Mall to the AA Arena if you have time because of their multiple stops). We consider that a great value.
Restaurants inside the Hotel were great. Breakfast buffet for $19.00. Dinner Special for $22 - $26. Service exceeded my expectations.
I hope to be back again. The service is the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern high rise oceanfront resort on a private beach, 12 miles from airport. Minutes from South Beach, on trendy Collins Avenue. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Resort Spa