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“Lovely Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle
Ranked #72 of 120 Hotels in Miami
New York City
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

I recently attended a wedding at the Grove Isle hotel, and stayed there for a long weekend. Yes, it was expensive, but so is the rest of Miami, and I have to say I thought it was truly lovely and I had a great time.

Restaurant:
DELICIOUS. My boyfriend actually said "I don't know when I'll have another steak like that". The chef is originally from NYC and worked as Donald Trump's personal chef for a while. It is also designed beautifully. It's all glass and wood paneling and candles. Gorgeous and simple.

Lobby/common areas:
Beautiful too. Everything was simple and elegant.

Grounds/pool:
Heavenly view of the bay. The pool was warm, the plantings were gorgeous, the sunbeds were comfortable, and the service was attentive without being annoying (and they knew my name after one day). Food/drinks can add up cost-wise though.

Rooms:
This would be my only critique. The rooms are not as nice as everything else. Although spotlessly clean with comfortable beds, they could use an update. I loved the balcony though. You can not have a bad view at this hotel.

My only other small complaint would be about the location. It would be wise to rent a car (but it's expenive to park). The hotel is on an island, and there isn't so much as a convenience store or coffee shop in walking distance. On the flip side it makes for a peaceful and quiet vacation if you want Miami, but don't want to attitude and bustle of South Beach (I love South Beach, but this is a really great alternative). Great for a girls weekend, romantic weekend or to bring your parents.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank TravelAsh_10
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Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

We had the pleasure of going to this years Super Bowl and decided to try Grove Isle Hotel and Spa after looking at their website. I am very picky about my hotels and to say I look the rooms over is and understatement.

1. The Staff were wonderful and the front desk person took us on a quick tour when we got there. The valet parking guys were over the top nice and I was impressed when using the elevator that the staff would wait until the next (not that I cared). We did pay a valet fee and tipped several times however, it is clearly stated and the guys were quick and willing to help with directions.
2. The room was extremely clean and I am the type who walk into the bathroom first and look at the floor corners first. I know sounds funny but after seeing 60 Minutes stories about rooms has ruined me. The room was cleaning in the AM and then at night we had turndown service and towels were refreshed again. I guess if I had a complaint it would be the extra resort charge we paid for things like water in the room. Maybe they should include free cookies or something like that. They did have a basket full, refrig full and wet bar of items to purchase (way over priced like everywhere else).
3. Location was out of the way which we liked but easy to find. The little town of Coconut Grove was very close.
4. Pool and bar area are good but to be honest I only used once. Again, if I had a complaint it was no one came over to ask if I wanted a drink but not willing to make a big deal of it.
5. The restaurant Gibraltar. We decided to have dinner there instead of going to Emeril's place after looking at his prices. I want to give some extra points about our dinner.
The staff and expecially our waitress were unbelievable. I totally disagree with anyone who does not give them a good rating. We ordered several items from salads, chicken, swordfish and finished with desserts. They brought fabulous breads with two different spreads, two appetizers for us to sample and always filled out glasses not in a pushy way. We decided to try two different desserts even though we were full and let me tell you, the key lime pie was over the top including a topping of shaved white chocolate. They finished the meal with two plated chocolates. We even asked the staff to raise a divider that had been lowered as it was a little windy and they immediately raised it so we could enjoy the view.

Bottom line, worth every cent. I would go there again and again but as we are from Ohio, I don't know when we will ge back. I thank the entire hotel for giving us such a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank PleasedOhio
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California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

How very sad. This hotel used to be a jewel in Miami with a fantastic view on a secluded, yet very convenient, island. I have been coming for over 20 years! New management took over in late 2008, and it's been downhill ever since. Baleen's - the prior restaurant - has been replaced by an ill-conceived Gibraltar sporting "British" club food. Maintenance has been deferred everywhere. Staff is pleasant but poorly trained. Rooms are OK, but far from their prior level of luxury. Most disappointing is the outdoor party space, with a new tan tent top and a sloppily power-washed wood floor. This isn't even a gem-in-the-rough anymore. Just avoid it.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank evoga
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New Rochelle, NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

They cancelled our reservation and it was the present from my mother for our wedding. Dreadful. Dont even count on these people. Horrendous. Do not trust these people with a reservation. Imagine this, you plan a trip to Miami, spend the $ to get there, and you receive a call saying your place is no longer reserved.
Tred carefully with these people my friends, tread carefully

Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank WeddingGroom
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NE Ohio
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100 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

My husband and i wanted a quick Christmas cruise get-a-way. We've been burned a few times traveling the same day as the cruise departure day and since it was only for four days we didn't want to waste the first day tired or concerned that our flight would be delayed. We usually stay in South Beach but we wanted something different. American Express offered a great deal on Grove Isle but when we read some of the reviews we were a little concerned. The experience was great! From check-in to check-out the staff was great. The restaurant is brand new - if we understood correctly they just recently brought in new management, menu and chef. Since this was our first time, I can't comment on the past, but our meal was wonderful. I agree however with other previous comments on the automatic gratuity. I don't like having someone decide what the tip should be. It felt a little cheap to have this added to our bill. We loved the outside firepits. It was a beautiful way to spend our evening. While sitting outside the bartender had the restaurant make us a cheese/fruit tray and checked back with us regularly. My only regret was that we didn't even use the spa. You can bet next time we will - there will certainly be a next time!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank NEohiotraveler
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greenacres florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2009

We used to love this hotel, we had stayed in the past several times. We loved it so much that we planned to spend our wedding night there. I had made the reservations in April for a January stay. We stopped by the hotel last weekend for lunch, one month before our wedding, and I handed my confirmation print out to the front desk. After much key punching into her computer I was told they "never got the reservation" in spite of the fact that I had a document clearly showing a confirmed reservation. After a time the general manager became involved and we were told that he was going to be unable to honor the confirmation, since a corporate client had booked the entire hotel and no rooms were available. I asked him what he would have done if we showed up on after our ceremony, confirmation in hand, for the night. We were told "he didn't know what he would have done". Throughout the entire process we didn't feel a whiff of remorse, regret, or contrition for their failure to have a room available for a confirmed reservation. There are many fine hotels in this area offering better value and more congenial staff. We will never stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
3 Thank trwGreenacresFlorida
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atlanta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2009

cant say enough about how fantastic this hotel/spa is - Wonderful food, wonderful amenities, beautiful scenery- relaxing, relaxing, relaxing, staff fantastic especially Kenneth Tutt -dont miss out on this gem of a vacation spot-rooms out of this world

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank kclk2000
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Property: Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle
Address: 4 Grove Isle Dr, Miami, FL 33133-4125 (Formerly The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa)
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Miami
#22 Luxury Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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