Visited Doral Resort second week of April 2012. Doral is expensive...quite expensive...at this time of year. WHY? A small city of Orthodox Jewish folks migrate to resorts during Passover to avoid having to deal with all the prep work at home related to the event. Thus, there were about 1500 staying at Doral. This drove prices up which was not really good for 8 guys planning to stay and golf. The pools were jammed with families all day each day - no seats available. The good news is the courses were quiet and so were the restaurants...they are not Kosher. We befriended a few of our Jewish attendees and they shared the whole story about why they trek from New York to Doral. I have leaked some of it out already but won't go into the details. The resort is VERY tired. It is run down and poorly maintained. The staff are not friendly nor attentive. The rooms are tired and in desperate need of an upgrade - or knock down. The courses seem to be going to seed - the kind of maintenance you would expect at a place where PGA events are held was just not there. On the bright side the restaurants, both recently renovated, were fantastic. The Spa was pretty good too but already showing signs of lack of attention to detail.
Travelers should be wary of Doral until Trump is finished with his $200 million dollar upgrade. Go to South Beach instead!
- 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