My husband and I stayed here in May the day after I ran a marathon so I was in serious need of a restful stay. This was my 8th or 9th visit to Miami. I booked through hotels.com - got a good rate for it. I've stayed several hotels in the area - both on and off the beach strip and Miami beach and Downtown Miami - from budget boutique hotels - to luxury like the Setai. This one is by far my favorite.
The staff are warm and welcoming, which you don't really expect from a hotel that seems super trendy. I love seeing a big aquarium as soon as you walk in to the lobby, but maybe that's just me. I stayed in a deluxe king - the room was huge, as was the bathroom - good view, nice furnishings. Free Wifi made it easy for me to work from the room. The rooftop pool bar/lounge was nice, but you had to pay $$$ for a bungalo or lounge chair - which, I get - for evening time when people are queuing up from the elevator downstairs to get there for the *untz*untz*untz* techno beats time, but for midday when there is like 2 other people there, no need for ridick loud music and charging $800 for a bungalo. That was my only real criticism. The regular pool is nice, the cafe poolside has decent food and drinks, too and again, good staff.
Best features for this hotel was the private beach access from the pool (plus teepee and lounge chairs avail)/ semi-private boardwalk right alongside the hotel and beach. Great for walks or runs. It's about 1/2 mile? up from the busier part of Miami beach/Ocean drive - but I love this feature. If I want to mix with the general population, I can just head down.
I also LOVE the David Barton Gym - hotel guests can access for $15/daily. I went all days I stayed there -well worth it! Gorgeous gym - likened more like a nightclub where the elliptical machines are lit museum-spotlight style, which some people may not like - and not quite my style either, but the equipment is good, new, and the different "zones" to work out made the large space seem "cozy." You have gym/lockers access all day, so if you were checking out but had time to hit the beach or do whatever before you go home, then you can hit the nice showers to freshen up <-- I hate flying home all grimy from the beach. I regret I didn't have a chance to utilize their spa services - as I had services scheduled at my favorite Uhma Spa in Miami Beach.
Some people may think this hotel is $$$, but I have stayed in smaller art-deco boutique hotels in Miami Beach which were far crappier, less amenity-ed, small rooms, and cost just as much ($300-$400 range per night). Overall, I loved this hotel, my entire stay was incident-free and I am definitely staying here again on my future stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Currently closed for renovation. The Perry, South Beach an oceanfront resort with lifestyle amenities, where everything you desire is under one roof. Take in the breathtaking views from our rooftop infinity pool, or enjoy the tropical breeze at our Pool Plaza. Browse in our high-end boutiques or treat yourself to a well-deserved spa treatment. Energize your body, by engaging in the David Barton Gym+Spa. Dining in celebrity chef-driven restaurants, STK Miami is guaranteed to please any palate. After, enjoy a nightcap in one of our nightlife "hotspots." We proudly feature the largest guestrooms in South Beach, which are tastefully appointed with European cotton linens and upgraded amenities. Spanning an entire city block, this ultra-stylish Destination Resort sizzles with modern luxury, exquisite accommodations and superb service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Gansevoort South Miami Beach
- Gansevoort South Hotel Miami Beach