OK first I have to say the Spa at Doral was the most awesome Spa that I have ever been to and I am happy to say 5 stars for the employees, the atmosphere the feeling of relaxation was tremendous. This is a place you would expect to see the Rich and Famous it was that good. Lots of extra freebie stuff to do like the Pool with the water walls in hot or cold, the salt water pool , the jacuzzi, sauna steam room and fancy spa 7 jet shower with lights and music AWESOME. Nothing bad to say about anything SPA or Lobby of main hotel related all good top notch BUT and this is a BIG BUT - The parking if you self park which is $12.00 a day is pretty much like parking in a place where all the garbage is stored. There are not enough self parking spaces in the lot , there are a ton of Valet spots, who knows how much that is but my husband will not Valet ( he has issues) anyways we had to park a good trek away from the area we were staying because the lodges as they are called are all blocked off so you can not drop your luggage there only a golf cart can get through the area. So if you self park and do not leave items with the bellman ( which was in the main lobby where no rooms are) then you have to trek them through a parking lot that has not been resurfaced in probably 10years. The parking lot looks like a place you would assume they stored old golf carts in need of repair there were spots when you pulled in that were full of gravel, pallets that sod is delivered on strewn in plain site, hoses laying in some spots, storage trailers and well it was just a mess. Not a first class resort style lot, and the place you enter your room key to get in is not lite up so at night it's pitch dark and you can't read what the wording is on the box to put your key in.We were lucky we checked in during the day but at night it was hard to see where to insert the key without opening up the car door for the light to come on.
Next issue was the elevator in lodge 7, serious issues with this elevator. First and foremost the inspection certificate required by law to be posted was not there. The elevator jumped as it started and stopped, made a horrible noise if you pushed the button to hold the door and there was a big gauge in the tile which could catch a hell and twist someones ankle.
I mention this as my husband is a property manager and we notice these things but this is something that the manager of the hotel should have noticed and done something about, especially the elevator certificate that could shut them down until it was inspected by a state agent and well this is Florida you know how slow that can be.
Other than that the hotel was great, we did not eat there but we used the pool and it was nice , kids liked the slide and waterfalls.
So if you go , expect to park in the dirt and drag your bags through the gravel, try to stay on a lobby level other than that it was great
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trump National Doral(R) Miami is a prestigious 800-acre resort boasting a completely re-designed clubhouse, new Deluxe and Suite accommodations, luxurious event spaces, new restaurant concepts, 4 redesigned championship golf courses, plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities and retail shops for guests and members to enjoy. Doral(R) is once again one of the greatest resort destinations in the world. Purchased by the Trump Organization in June 2012, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa has undergone a dramatic restoration to recapture the resort's early grandeur. Every aspect of the resort has been completely transformed in order to bring the new Trump National Doral(R) Miami to the highest level of luxury, infused with the distinguished five-star level of service that is synonymous with the Trump brand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doral Golf Resort And Spa, a Marriott Hotel Doral
- Marriott Doral
- Doral Golf Resort Spa