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“2-bedrm Condo #1002 owner's suite” 4 of 5 stars
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Marenas Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (Formerly Le Meridien)   |  
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“2-bedrm Condo #1002 owner's suite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had the pleasure of renting this 2 bedroom oceanfront condo suite from an owner. We rented from Karentals, LLC and from start to finish she was awesome! She was very helpful and informative. Contact via phone, text and email was answered promptly. She's a pleasure to work with. The condo was beautiful. We've stayed at the Marenas before and loved it so much we decided to come back. Everything in the condo that you would need to make you feel right at home was there. The ocean view made all The difference. Beautiful views in the morning and at sunset. The beach wad a little crowded but we expected that. The resort was good. We enjoyed all they offered. My only drawback from my stay was the confusing pricing at the pool bar. We ordered the drink of the day on Friday before checking in only to find out that the drinks were not as priced $8.00, they were higher $12.70. We ordered two margaritas at $8.00 again only to find out that they were $12.70 each. The advertisement at the front desk says the drinks at the pool bar are $5.00, the menu card at the pool bar says $8.00, however the charge in the computer register is $12.70... not a good look. I asked the manager at the pool bar for an explanation and he tried to explain how the mishap happened and offered me another drink on the house. The margaritas weren't made like usual... no margarita mix of any kind. Only lemon, lime and a little splash of alcohol. I was not impressed at all. This would be the only reason I couldn't give the resort 5 stars this time. But overall it was a great trip.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with one of our Private Real Estate rentals. We appreciate your feedback in relation to our pricing at our Pool Bar. We will certainly look into the issue to see if there wasn't some type of a misprint on our electronic promotional boards.

Thank you for visting.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just got home after a weeks stay at this lovely resort. The staff at the beach was superb, they couldn't do enough for us. The pool area (a little small) but was just right for children and their parents. The restaurant was outrageously great. Between the staff, prices and food, no one could ask for more. Check in was fast and easy. It is nice to have people know what they are doing. I spoke with a few different front desk people along with a manager and everyone was pleasant and couldn't do enough for us. Stayed on the 18th floor for which we had a view of the beach and city view which was spectacular. The room was beyond our expectations. Huge marble bathroom, bedroom had a king size bed with tv, full kitchen with breakfast bar and living room with a sofa bed and tv with dvd. Free wifi also. Free internet in lobby. Already looking to book for next years vacation at this wonderful resort for at least 2 weeks. Been to other resorts in the area in comparison none of the other resorts comes close to the Marenas Resort.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for letting the Trip Advisor audience know about your "Heavenly" experience at Marenas Beach Resort. Our staff has spent considerable time and effort over the past several months working to improve both our service and our product. A review such as yours goes a long way to validate our team's efforts. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed one of our Bay View Suites which also has great views of the ocean. As well, we continue to update our menu selections in our Caracol restaurant to match our upscale family resort.

We can't wait for your return visit back to Marenas Beach Resort in beautiful Sunny Isles Beach.


Thank you for being our guests.


Dan McDermott
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a two week vacation at the Marenas Resort.

Very nice resort on a beautiful beach. The beach staff was excellent. My hat goes off to Joe and his staff. Especially to Miguel Morales who seemed to always make an extra effort to make sure me and my family was looked after.
Valet staff was also very good.
The only problem with this resort is the pool area is way too small. So if that is why you choose a resort - stay away.

I would return.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at Marenas Beach Resort with the Trip Advisor community. Joe Muniz, Miguel Morales, and the entire beach crew do a great job. Marenas continues to make improvements to the property, including to our "Cozy" pool. Although smaller, the pool has a new waterfall feature and a new pool to help you enjoy the Florida Sun.

We look forward to your next visit to Marenas Beach Resort.


Thank you for being our guests.


Dan McDermott
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I came with my mom and my sister's family to spend ten days in Marenas Resort and Spa. We had two one bedrooms with living room and kitchen. The building is beautiful and the views are stunning. The staff is very friendly and on top of things. At the beach the staff was extemely helpful everyday getting our spot ready for the beach. Joseph Muniz, in particular, was firendly, helpful, fun to chat with and great at his work. I would love to come back to Marenas!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your most recent stay at Marenas Beach Resort. As you mention in your review, Marenas has stunning views from almost all of our Suites and rooms. As well, the property has just completed several improvements such as new HDTV programming, Wi-Fi improvements, Balcony Furniture, Sofa Beds, and New room carpeting. The pool area also has a new Pool Bar and waterfall feature. Marenas Resort will only be better as a result of all of these improvements. And my response would not be complete without mentioned Joe Muniz and his team on the beach, they are amazing.

We look forward to your next visit to Marenas Beach Resort.


Thank you for being our guests.


Dan McDermott
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We came down for our anniversary and we were well taken care of! Teresa is the best waitress in the restaurant! And Joe who sells the chairs outside is a wonderful man. We rented a cabana on the beach for a two day deal right in front if our hotel and he was great! We will most certainly come back again! They helped make our five year anniversary the best yet!!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for choosing Marenas Beach Resort to spend your 5th Anniversary. Both Joe and Teresa do a spectacular job for our guests. We will definitely let them know how they helped make your anniversary stay even more special. As a note, Marenas Beach Resort has just completed several improvements to the property which include: new carpeting, a new waterfall feature at the pool , and a new theme for our new " M" Bar.

We hope to once again have the opportunity to welcome you back to Marenas Beach Resort.


Thank you for being our guests.


Dan McDermott
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed in Ocean front penthouse with sweeping views of the water, jetted Jacuzzi, lounge chairs, covered table with chairs and couch set-up all on the terrace. Down side was hotel next door is taller so no real privacy on the terrace. Rooms were spacious, kitchen arrangement was complete with all appliances and stocked with paper towels, dishes and coffee/tea. The master bath was large but could update the shower heads. Large screen TV's equipped with Blu Ray and overhead projection. There is a well equipped weight room and a separate cardiovascular gym. The indoor bar service was great and the hotel restaurant food was good. Very scenic eating outdoors overlooking the beach and ocean. The maid service was terrific. Parking is expensive and a car is a must if wish to see the area sites. Rated as 4 star boutique hotel but if can upgrade to ocean front, the view and ambiance definitely give it a 5 star flair.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at Marenas Beach Resort with the Trip Advisor audience. In particular, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Ocean Front Penthouse experience. The Penthouse offers unique Ocean Front luxury accomodations within the friendly & comfortable setting of Marenas Beach Resort. We will be certain to share your feedback with our entire team of service professionals as we do with all Trip Advisor Reviews.

We look forward to your next visit to beautiful Marenas Beach Resort.


Thank you for being our guests.



Dan McDermott
General Manager
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Arlington, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

After reading the review I was hesitant about staying here. We went on a couples trip for memorial weekend and stayed here for 6 days. We booked the Two bedroom oceanfront suite. I would like to say thank you to housekeeping for cleaning up daily and doing a great job. Valet was always quick no matter how busy they were. And the front desk thanks for ever thing being their with smiling faces. Overall a 5 star resort .Keep up the good work EVERY ONE good job.

Room Tip: Book ocean view ..Also pay the little extra fee to stay on the higher floors . Best View ever!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Dan M, General Manager at Marenas Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for sharing your great experience at Marenas Beach Resort with the Trip Advisor community. And, yes, it is sometimes hard to know whether to stay at a Resort after reading some of the negative reviews which every property gets at one time or another. In your case, I am truly happy you chose to look beyond some of the tough feedback we get sometimes, and have a truly enjoyable holiday weekend. While not perfect, our staff does a tremendous job at Marenas of helping our guests to feel welcome and at home at our beautiful resort. We continue to make improvements to the property with new carpeting in all of our guest rooms and upgrades to our Pool area and public areas. Marenas will only be better in the coming weeks!

We look forward to your next visit to Marenas Beach Resort.


Thank you for being our guest.


Dan McDermott
General Manager
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Additional Information about Marenas Resort

Address: 18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (Formerly Le Meridien)
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Location: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marenas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Marenas Beach Resort, a family friendly boutique beachfront hotel located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, midway between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Turquoise waters touch powder-soft sands. International vibe mixes with modern style. Beach serenity merges with Miami sophistication. Marenas Resort is centrally located in the heart of the South Florida fun and sun just 45 minutes from Miami International Airport and 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Shopping at Aventura Mall is just a short 5 minute drive and Marenas Beach Resort is less than 9 miles from Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes. Marenas Resort offers all of the amenities of home with full kitchens available in suites with washer and dryer and private balconies. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marenas Hotel Sunny Isles Beach
Meridien Sunny Isles Beach
Le Meridien Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach Meridien
Sunny Isles Beach Le Meridien
Marenas Resort Florida/Sunny Isles Beach

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