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Marenas Beach Resort
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No. VA
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215 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice place...be careful who you rent through.”
Reviewed February 24, 2011

This is a nice resort right on the beach with wonderful front desk staff. Unfortunately, we rented through an independent management company who falsely represented the unit. We wanted a king with pull out sofa and received a queen with pull out. Several of the amenities listed in the ad were not in the unit, and many things were broken. Overall, the unit itself was adequate and served our needs with the exception of the bedding error. The resort is very pretty and has nice service, though watch out for all of the added gratuity.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed February 19, 2011

As a former hospitality industry worker, this property is now my Florida favorite. The staff is amazing, hard working, service with a smile, truly friendly, a quality that seems to be harder to come by in South Florida. The attention to detail and quality are impressive as well. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

How does a hotel that wants to call itself a resort and charge more than $300 a night not have a coffee maker in the room and a place to buy a newspaper in the morning? Should we really have to run across the street to Starbucks for these basics? This is truly a lousy hotel in every sense of the word. The room was barely large enough to fit the bed and the bathroom door opened out into the room, making it very difficult to maneuver. The good news is that the size of the room made it easy to see the 25" tube television in the closet at the foot of the bed. To add insult to injury, there was an $18 a day "Resort Fee" charge on my bill. I did not even know they had a "resort." The worst part may have been how willing the woman at the desk was to remove the charge from my bill. I might have felt better if she had made an attempt to defend it instead of just acknowledging that it was a blatant attempt to tack on a worthless charge to my bill. Finally, pay attention if you want to find this place, the small sign is cleverly placed after the entrance to the driveway. I had to circle a few times.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Marenasresort, Manager at Marenas Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 19, 2011
Dear Guest,

I certainly appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay at our Resort. There is absolutely no excuse why your room did not have a coffee maker. We have taken in consideration your comment in regards to the availability of the newspaper . We now have complementary local newspapers available at our Concierge Desk. Again thank you for taking the time to write and I sincerely hope that you allow us another opportunity to demonstrate our true level of hospitality and interest in creating an enjoyable stay for you.

Kind Regards,
Marenas Management Team
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2011

I got married at this gorgeous hotel in April 2010. It was an amazing experience & I cannot thank the hotel staff enough. A big thank you goes to Janet who helped us with every single last detail to make our wedding day special & she even took us out in her own car to get us our wedding licence. She is a fantastic person & went out her way for us. She even helped us hire out a nice sports car for the day for my new Hubby to enjoy.

We also got a room upgrade and I went I first walked into the apartment I nearly had tears in my eyes because of how beautiful the room was. Gorgeous view of the beach from the balcony & the room was lovely and spacious enough to live there. The walk in showers were amazing. Had the best powerful shower's I've ever used! Also the room had a full kitchen and huge fridge which we filled with plenty of drinks and snacks.

Our wedding meal was fantastic too, the waiters were brilliant and did everything to make sure it all went smoothly. Meal was gorgeous and I highly recommend eating in the hotel at least once.
On our wedding night our bed was scattered with rose petals, was such a lovely touch.

The only downfall was drinks in the hotel were not cheap, at one point when I was on the beach I went to buy a small bottle of water and the waitress asked for 12 Dollars. I couldn't believe it.

All in all I highly recommend the hotel, there are lots of bars & restaurants nearby within walking distance & South Beach is only a short ride away.
Anyone wanting to get married in Miami I would say go for it. It was so easy to do and I did not feel stressed at all. Would love to go back to the Marena's again in a few years time & catch up with Janet too. Love Stacey xxx

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Marenasresort, General Manager at Marenas Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2011
Dear valuable guest,

It was our sincere pleasure to host your special occasion and to know that your experience was amazing. Our valet staff and team enjoyed parking your sports car as much as your husband enjoyed driving it. Our Chef and waiters were pleased to know they exceeded your expectations. Our goal is to consistently provide the highest quality of products and services that create memorable experiences for our guest. Please come and see us when you are back in Sunny Isles.

Kind regards,
Marenas Management Team
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2011

> It was my second stay in this Hotel. First time in Oct 2009 when hotel was under LeMeridien Brand. I fully enjoyed that stay and decide to come back just for 3 three nights after 3 night in Miami Downtown.
If you take a cab from Miami downtown it costs you around 80$
I must say that Hotel did not changed much but improved a lot on service in the restaurant. Breakfast still little poor but who wants to eat breakfast downstairs. Great ocean view from the balcony and cold Heineken is all you need.
Fully equipped kitchen also can help if you like to cook on yourself.
There are lots of restaurant and shops around ( little Russia), and you can get get for 2$ to Aventura mall.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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MarenasSIB, Manager at Marenas Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2011
Dear guest,

I certainly appreciate you taking the time to comment about your recent stay at our resort. I was pleased to read that we have improved and have meet most of your expectations. We are continuing to work on improving our breakfast offering and services. We have just added a new breakfast buffet that has been quite successful and popular. Our goal is to consistently provide the highest quality of both product and services; again Thank You for taking the time to write and we hope to welcome you back to our beautiful resort in the near future.

Warm regards,
Management
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2011

We like this hotel, spacious room, very clean (we are two adults and three children - 9, 8 and 5) . It has a nice view of sea and the Island . Not that expensive.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank JarbasMac
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Marenasresort, Manager at Marenas Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at our Resort. Our staff takes pride in being warm and friendly and to always deliver a high level of service. We will share your comments with our staff and we do look forward to welcome you back to our beautiful property.

Kind regards,
Marenas Management Team
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New York, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2010

We stayed at the Marenas Resort for a wedding in December 2010. The resort is located amongst a strip of resorts, each of which is situated on the beach. It was convenient to be able to step out of the hotel onto the beautiful beach, but the beach would be more beautiful if there were not so many hotels along it. The one-bedroom suite in which we stayed was spacious and comfortable. Also, the hotel was exceptionally quiet while we were there.

Everyone who worked at the hotel was very nice, even if they were unable to fix some of the technical problems the hotel during our stay. The hotel's wireless internet was not working while we were there, and the hotel staff could not fix it. Also, the computers are slow at check-in, so in spite of the late hour, we had a long wait.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank TravelingE3
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Marenasresort, Manager at Marenas Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 19, 2011
Dear Guest,

It is our goal to consistently provide the highest quality in both product and service and it is vital to our continued success to know when we have fallen short of our own high standards. However we are extremely pleased that you enjoyed our resort location, space and comfort of our suites. We have recently upgraded our wireless internet services and we have received great feedback from our guest. Again thank you for your comments and we look forward to having you back at our Resort.

Kind Regards,
Marenas Management Team
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Property: Marenas Beach Resort
Address: 18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-2404 (Formerly Le Meridien)
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Location: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marenas Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Marenas Beach Resort enjoys a desirable location on a glorious 2.5 mile stretch of pristine white sand in Florida's French Riviera of Sunny Isles Beach. Combining classic and contemporary styling to make up its design, Marenas offers a combination of rooms and suites each with views of the glistening Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterways ideal for family retreats or an intimate couple's getaway. As a member of Benchmark's Hotels and Resorts, Personal Luxury collection Marenas is sure to exceed your expectations. In addition, newly redesigned event space to span over 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function areas with breath taking panoramic views. ... more   less 
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Marenas Hotel Sunny Isles Beach
Meridien Sunny Isles Beach
Le Meridien Sunny Isles Beach
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Sunny Isles Beach Le Meridien
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