I stayed at the Loews hotel for a conference and extended my stay for a few days extra.
Check in was fast and easy and the woman at the front desk was very courteous and helpful. She processed me very quickly and gave me the information I needed.
This is where this hotel 'lost' points. I got a room in Building 2 (where the spa is). Have to say, that this building looks a little 'tired'. Carpet in the lobby area of this building are stained and dated. Our room (10th floor) was ok. Furnishings were quite basic and not what you would expect of a hotel of this calibre. Carpeting both in the hallway and in the room seemed 'dated'. On the positive side, the rooms were very clean, plenty of towels and the washroom was roomy.
Further, I didn't like the fact that I had to pay $14.95 per day for wifi. I have stayed at Comfort Inns and other similar type hotels where the wifi is simply included. With the price of this hotel, you would think that this 'basic' service would be included.
The hotel is in a superb location: on the beach and right in between Lincoln Street (shopping district) and Espinola Way (restaurants). Everything is within walking distance and this made this location superb.
The pool is large and has lots of lounge chairs. The best thing I've seen is the 'terry cloth' chair covers that are provided, along with a large towel. The chair covers are tailored to fit the lounge chairs and don't slip off. They are very comfortable. Pool staff are very nice and looking to make everyone comfortable. I appreciated the flavoured water stations. This was awesome!
As noted by others, you have to pay to rent chairs on the beach. I suspect that this is because its not part of the hotel property but the price makes it too steep if you want to just sit there for an hour or two.
We did not have dinner at any of the restaurants in the hotel but they do have a very convenient breakfast bar in the morning with everything you need for a decent breakfast. Its not included in the price of a room but is not much more expensive than what you would get out of the hotel.
Overall, while I think the hotel was 'ok', at this price, there are lots of other options. It has portions of 'luxuriousness' and yet in other aspects, it lacks the 'finer' details.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of South Beach’s vibrant Art Deco District, the renowned Loews Miami Beach Hotel recently completed a spectacular $50 million renovation, resulting in a vibrant new lobby experience; 790 transformed luxury guestrooms; an enhanced, oceanfront pool deck with direct beach access; SOAK Cabanas & Daybeds with new adult-only cabanas; enhancements to exhale South Beach spa and more. Four new restaurants and lounges include Preston’s Market, Miami Joe Coffee Co., Bar Collins and Nautilus, in addition to the award-wining Lure Fishbar - all offering an authentic taste of the destination via Flavor Miami. A curated food and beverage journey, Flavor Miami brings together Miami’s culinary greats, integrating their offerings throughout the on-property experience. Whether in-room, poolside or dining al fresco, guests can sip and bite their way through the city’s unique neighborhoods and culture. An inspired canvas for meetings and events, Loews Miami Beach Hotel has 65,000 square feet of beautifully redesigned function space, accommodating groups of 10 to 2,700 guests. Additional amenities include a fitness center; premium shopping at Splash and Splish retail boutiques; and a new state-of-the-art Kids Club offering areas for crafts, video games and outdoor adventures, to ensure a memorable family getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loews Hotel South Beach
- Loews South Beach
- Miami Beach Loews