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“Possibly a tad over-rated?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

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Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
Ranked #21 of 124 Hotels in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Morristown,NJ
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171 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Possibly a tad over-rated?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the hotel is perfectly fine. I would say though, that perhaps it bills itself as more than it is. The room I stayed in, while decent sized, was not large. The bathroom was OK, but again, nothing exceptional. The air-conditioning was loud and there was no mini-bar, which I find odd, for an upscale hotel. Everything else was up to standards.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Bropaul
Thank you for selecting our hotel for your recent visit to Miami. We are pleased that overall you found out hotel up to your standards. We offer several different room types that vary in size, bedding and view. All of our room options are viewable on our website along with photos of the great views from the hotel.
Margaret Rose
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We found this hotel through the internet and it had good reviews. When we got there the hotel staff was very pleasant. The room left a lot to be desired. It was a condo that's been converted into a hotel room which is very evident. The room was ok but the floors in the hallway and in our room were dirty. It was not sound proof at all. We could hear everything our neighbours were doing/saying. We could hear all the street noise and the wedding that went on until two in the morning. You had to pay for the wifi as well. The pool/whirlpool also wasn't open passed sunset. Overall disappointed and not worth the money we spent on it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tracy B
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Tracy B
We appreciate your feedback about your recent visit and please accept my apologies on behalf of the hotel that your stay was not up to your expectations. We are a condo hotel which offers a unique experience for travelers. I am pleased that our staff was so pleasant and I will be sure to share your comments.
Margaret Rose
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Chicago
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124 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a good spot in Coconut Grove that also happens to have good meeting space for business purposes. The rooms are a good size, and most of them have some kind of water view. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food at the hotel was good. I did feel that the hotel was a bit dated in terms of decor and such...but most of that strip in Coconut Grove looks like an 80s time capsule anyways, so it isn't markedly worse than other buildings in the area.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Chris D
Thank you for your recent stay and for posting your comments about our hotel. We are glad to hear that overall you had a good experience with our hotel and that you found we have good views, good food and good meeting space. I will be sure to share with our staff that you also found them friendly and helpful which is one of our top goals. We hope you will return again soon.
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Mark N

I have been staying at the Sonesta in Coconut Grove for the Arts Festival the past 12 years... Every year the experience is the same... Extremely friendly staff, beautiful rooms, in a secured and safe environment. I wish every hotel experience I had was the same as this.

Thanks for another great stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
MarkN
We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel and that you have been returning each year for the festival. We appreciate your business and will see you next February.
Margaret Rose
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Plymouth, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The location was great, and the room was spacious for my two sons (ages 15 & 2 1/2), my husband & I. The kids thought the sofa bed was very comfortable, and our bed was too. We were lucky enough to arrive during the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, which was steps from our hotel. The breakfast buffet was excellent, and the pool was wonderful! I highly recommend this place. We will be staying here again when we come to Miami and/or head to Key West.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janeen B
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
JaneenB
Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to our hotel. All of our suites include a queen sofa bed which is ideal when travelling with family. I am glad you enjoyed the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. We look forward to your return.
Margaret Rose
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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed for the month of January at the Sonesta Bayfront in Coconut Grove. We loved our time there and plan to go back again next winter, It was the first time we had spent time in the Miami area and fell in love with the city, The energy and vitality of the city is great. And Coconut Grove is a wonderful place to use as a base in order to explore the whole area, The Sonesta is a fine hotel and the one bedroom suite we had was excellent (#1917). You do have to be careful to get a room or suite that faces the water because the rooms facing the commercial heart of Coconut Grove are subject to loud late night music. I know because the first suite we were in faced the commercial area and the late night music was very annoying, Maybe we wouldn't have noticed if we were out partying but since I like to be in bed by 8 pm the music did annoy me. The hotel did help us out by moving us to another location away from the noise. Excellent, friendly & helpful staff. Very nice rooms, We would recommend this hotel to friends and family. Just be careful in selecting room location unless you plan on doing a lot of late night partying. BTW, I don't really go to bed at 8, most nights I stay up until 9:15.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LarryN88
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
LarryN88
Thank you for starting off 2014 by spending it with us. Because we offer expended stay rates we are always happy when we are selected to be someone’s home away from home. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Margaret Rose
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Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

One of the best hotels I have stayed in this year! What a wonderful treat and break from the ordinary. Fabulous staff - very clean hotel - wonderful amenities! The workout room may be the best I have seen while traveling - incredible views too! The 8th floor pool deck is gorgeous and has an incredible view of the bay. The ambiance in the entire hotel is really chic and relaxing. It's right in the heart of Coconut Grove which in itself is a true find. Great hotel - great visit - highly recommended. Oh - and the rooms were great with breath taking views!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Matthew M
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MargaretRose_CG, Manager at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Matthew M
We are pleased that your experience at our hotel was so positive. We offer a great work out facility and also have squash courts available. Thank you for selecting our hotel and we hope you will be back again.
Margaret Rose
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Property: Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
Address: 2889 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133-6008
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Coconut Grove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#15 Business Hotel in Miami
#26 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#38 Family Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami 4*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the verdant enclave of Coconut Grove, Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami reflects all the originality and spice of this trendy, artistic neighborhood on the coast of Biscayne Bay and adjacent to Coral Gables. From our luxurious bayfront retreat, you're in the center of it all just across the street from CocoWalk and steps from lively sidewalk cafes, stylish boutiques, modern art galleries, and sizzling nightlife and only minutes from Coral Gables business and entertainment district. ... more   less 
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