I live in Florida but my girlfriend and I needed an "escape from life" but only had 2 days to enjoy it. I had heard of this hotel prior to my arrival but unfamiliar with it. Like many travellers to Florida, my choices of a getaway would have been South Beach or Ft. Lauderdale Beach. I was pleasantly surprised by my experience in North Miami Beach, just 10 minutes drive from South Beach. Canyon Ranch does not have a rustic feel as its name might suggest. On the contrary, it exudes a feeling of a luxury all-spa resort. From the moment we drove up to the valet we felt like we had left the city and entered a spa resort in the desert. The contemporary open feel made it very welcoming. We stayed in a 1-bedroom suite with city/bay view. The room was very spacious with its long hallway, and open kitchenette and living room area. The bedroom was big enough for 2 queen size beds, large flat screen tv, night table, and sitting chair. The marble bathroom with its sunken tub, vanity area, glass door shower stall with various shower heads and separate water closet just added to the luxury expected of a 5-star hotel. After a thorough walk through of the property and beach area I truely felt like I was on an island miles away from home.
From the moment we entered the lobby all employees made you feel special and were very professional and accommodating. The relaxed desk check-in service was very welcoming. The concierge staff was very knoweledgeable of the area. The food and beverage staff made some very good suggestions. All the food at this hotel is very healthy, which only added to the "getaway" experience as I am not the typical health food junkie. From breakfast to appetizers, healthy mediterranean/european is the theme. A must for all to try is the "Ginger Ale", a specialty of the Lounge, not your typical ginger ale soda.
Now for the amazing spa....Aquavana is an experience that everyone must undergo at least once during their stay. My favorites were the HydroSpa, Crystal Steam Room, and Herbal Laconium. After a 50-minute massage, 2 hours in the Spa, and all the health food I could eat, this was truely a well-deserved getaway. Thank you Canyon Hotel & Spa for making this a most memorable vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Ranch Hotel And Spa Miami Beach
- Canyon Hotel Miami Beach
- Canyon Resort Miami Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first of its kind, this spectacular Miami Beach boutique hotel combines the flexibility of a la carte hotel services with many of the limitless healthy choices of acclaimed Canyon Ranch health resorts. A feast for your senses, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach offers inspiring healthy living opportunities in a stunning luxury hotel setting – plus easy access to everything an exciting city has to offer. Housed in the modernized and restored Carillon Hotel – a classic of Miami Modern architecture – Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach will enchant you with its exquisite design and matchless views. Situated on more than 750 linear feet of uncrowded white beach, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa is convenient to both Bal Harbour and South Beach. This all-suite hotel just 30 minutes from Miami International Airport is an oasis of tranquility, warmth and healthy living in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. In a serene atmosphere of casual elegance, you can relax in your spacious, luxuriously appointed suite, float in a sparkling pool, savor healthy gourmet cuisine and organic wines and spirits at award-winning Canyon Ranch Grill™, work out in the largest and most beautifully appointed Spa in South Florida, and discover unsurpassed Canyon Ranch spa, fitness and health and wellness services. With its beautiful beach and menu of activities for parents and children, this splendid oceanfront hotel also offers a taste of the Canyon Ranch healthy living experience for families. From morning walks on the beach and the thrill of our two-story indoor rock-climbing wall to integrative health experts to advise and inspire you, you’ll find endless ways to reawaken your spirit and refresh your soul at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, our Miami Beach boutique hotel offers an abundance of choices. In this magnificent oceanfront setting, kick back and relax, get outside and play, or explore our holistic approach to health and wellness with top experts to guide you. You can also take advantage of the legendary Canyon Ranch signature spa services that are conveniently offered a la carte to fit your schedule. ... more less
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