Just returned from a 3 day guys weekend getaway to Doral. I understand there would be mixed reviews for this property. It all boils down to what you're looking for. First of all, if you're a golfer, this is a terrific choice. They have several courses, all of which are highly accessible to the property and the packages they offer are good value. Doral is close to the airport so we were able to book an afternoon tee-off at 1:15 pm, and although our plance landed at 11:30 AM, we made our tee time (barely).
Although the beach is not close and the party atmosphere of South Beach is about 20-30 minute drive away, it's still pretty convenient. They have a couple of nice pools, and although we did not try it out, the spa is a good feature. I also noticed a Kids Club, for parents who bring their kids.
I generally find the service to be quite good here. The employees all seem quite helpful, and they went out of their way to accomodate us when one of our mates had to cancel at the last minute due to illness and we had to re-configure our package. They always gave us the benefit of the doubt, and when we asked they knocked the prices down and gave us an upgrade. They seem very willing to "deal", when it comes to prices.
The room we had was nice and well-appointed and close to the main building (Lodge 6). The bathroom was a bit small but the room was clean and nice and had a balcony. The food was good, they have a wonderful breakfast buffet which was included in our package and the lunch on the terrace was good.
The concierge was helpful and they have a computer and printer next to the main desk to print off your boarding passes. We had a rental car but chose to self-park and walk 5 minutes to avoid the $25 daily valet charge.
Bottom Line, this is a 4 star place, not 5 star, so don't expect luxury, but it's very nice and very good value, and quite a good choice if you're main purpose is to play golf but also be near a place with some night life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Retreat to a tranquil Florida spa and golf resort designed to offer peaceful rest and relaxation in a tropical atmosphere. Situated on 650 lush acres, the world-renowned Trump National Doral Miami provides guests with premier Miami resort amenities and golf course views. A NEW ADDITION. Trump Hotel CollectionTM has recently added Miami's iconic Doral Resort to its portfolio with plans for a spectacular multimillion-dollar redesign to restore Trump Doral to its former grandeur. Trump Doral boasts 693 guestrooms across 10 lodges; world-class golf courses including the Blue Monster; 100,000-sq.-ft. of meeting space including a 24,000-sq.-ft. ballroom; a sprawling 48,000-sq.-ft. spa with 33 treatment rooms; highly regarded golf school and teaching facilities; retail boutiques and a private members' clubhouse. "When completed, Doral will be the finest resort and golf club in the country." Donald J. Trump, Trump Organization chairman and president.The comprehensive redesign of the entire resort begun in 2013, occurring in phases, and is slated to conclude in late 2014. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doral Golf Resort And Spa, a Marriott Hotel Doral
- Marriott Doral
- Doral Golf Resort Spa