We drove in from Key West's Southernmost on the Beach to spend two nights in Miami Beach. The Grand Beach Hotel is as I thought it would be. The lobby was expansive and open with several lovely sitting areas and a bar all bathed in white marble. The lobby has a very modern, clean look. Also in the lobby are an espresso bar, restaurant and shop. There is also on the 7th floor a business office, a sunset deck where you can even get a massage; a quiet pool and a sushi bar with possibly the best crab rolls my husband ever ate. The pool, while crowded, I suppose because the ocean was so cold, was lush and tropical with a beautiful garden path leading to the beach. I've never seem Miami Beach before but I was impressed after missing the "beach" experience in Key West. The water was an incredible aqua blue - absolutely amazing. This hotel is situated perfectly on the beach but a little ways down from the action of South Beach so you will either have to cab or rent a car to get down to where all the restaurants and shops on Ocean drive are located. There are public parking facilities for price.
Beware though - once again as in Key West - this place is built for tourists and they charge you for everything - and charge a lot.
When we checked in, they gave us an upgrade to an ocean view room which was really nice. This was a very nice surprise. And when brought to our room, the bellman made sure that we were happy with what we had prior to unloading our luggage. It was a very large room with a sumptuous bed with premium linens and a sofa sleeper with a partial wall divider giving some privacy. Each sleeping area had its own TV which was really nice. There was a nice tub and plenty of storage space.
There was only valet parking ($29) which worked out fine. They will retrieve your car for you anytime you want with not question. Your only alternative is to park several blocks away at a public lot and it still costs you $. Might as well enjoy the valet service.
The cost for this room was only about $240 a night plus tax and the service here from the bar personnel to the sushi bar, the espresso bar and especially the valet service was top shelf. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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