I've never been to Miami and did not know what to expect from staying downtown. I couldn't believe how nice it was! The hotel sits on Brickell Key, a man-made island just off the financial district. The key has this hotel, several condos, and an office building or two. There is a very scenic path along the water that travels the circumference of the island. There is a restaurant, a hair salon and a nice market in the center of the island. The island is very secure, safe and upscale. There is shopping and nice restaurants within walking distance.
The hotel was very well maintained and is modern/asian yet designed to be warm. It has a cafe (very good food) that overlooks the water and city, a heated pool, and a small beach area (no water access) with lounge chairs. There is also a grassy area with a playground next to the hotel.
The rooms all have great water and/or city views. The spa was very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites - offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline. Amenities include signature restaurants Azul and La Mar by Gaston Acurio,YAKU by La Mar, MO Bar + Lounge - a dynamic cocktail lounge, an award-winning tri-level spa, the luxury boutique Shanghai Tang and extensive meeting and business facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mandarin Oriental, Miami Hotel Miami
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami
- Mandarin Miami
- Miami Mandarin Oriental