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“Terrific All-suite Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Beach Hotel
Ranked #57 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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13 reviews
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“Terrific All-suite Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

I stayed in a "king ocean view" suite with my daughter during her March Break. The hotel's expansive lobby is stark but striking. In addition to offering free wi-fi for its guests, there are also computers available for use in the lobby. The hotel website's photos are entirely representative of the property. The view from our oceanview suite was magnificent. Bedding is very comfortable, including the sofabed. Despite the efforts of the housekeeping staff, the off-white furnishings and carpet in our room were somewhat stained and seem an impractical choice for a busy hotel. I had requested a quiet room location and we did not hear a sound from other guests during our stay.

Front desk staff were pleasant and efficient at check-in and check-out. The omnipresent doormen were very helpful collecting our luggage on arrival, storing it until our room was ready and promptly delivering it to our room after we checked in. They were also skilled at controlling the taxi traffic ensuring that we never waited long for a cab.

We ate lunch and breakfast at the hotel's Chez Gaston and, although not inexpensive, we were very pleased with the quality of the food and the service on both occasions.

The beach-level pool area is beautiful and well kept. The unobtrusive pool attendants are always ready with fresh towels, too. But the real reason for staying at this property is its beachfront location! The hotel has direct access to the spectacular beach. Beach loungers and umbrellas are available for an extra charge. Once again, the beach staff were courteous and very helpful in setting up the requested items.

There are really only other hotels within easy walking distance from this hotel. They offer other dining options but shopping and other attractions in South Beach are only a short cab ride away.

I would certainly stay at the Grand Beach Hotel again and highly recommend it to those looking for a quiet, beachfront hotel within easy reach of South Beach.

Room Tip: In my opinion it is worth any extra cost to have an ocean view or ocean front room!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

The room and beach view is great. Beds are "considered" queen size but they were full size at best. The only good service personnel was the front desk clerk that checked us in. Otherwise service was horrible! The restaurant servers had no clue...and of course gratuity is added to all checks. Food prices are very high for mediocre quality. We waited 1 1/2 hours for our food. The valet lost our car. Our air conditioning didn't work, which was supposed to be repaired while we were out to dinner. It was not. When we called a 2nd time, we were told the a/c was fine. I had to argue...finally at midnight a competent repairman came and fixed it.

Bottom line...this hotel needs hospitality training I a big way!!!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

This hotel is really clean and the rooms are great with amazing views either bayside or of the ocean. The food in the restaurant is really good but the service is a little slow and often chaotic throughout the hotel really including the valet parking. It is however a great location. It is a little difficult to get sunbeds round the pool unless you are up really early however we did go during spring break so it was quite a busy time here. Thre was also one night when a drunk was knocking on our door at 1am seemingly 'lost' and then when he did find his room next door proceeded to be abusive to his wife for an hour but I guess you could get that anywere and is no reflection on the hotel. All in all a great stay.

Room Tip: We booked a King size ocen view with one bedroom and a pull out sofa - I am informed the sofa bed is...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed here pre-cruise in March and really were impressed with the Hotel.
We loved the ultra modern feel and the room-a Bay View Suite was HUGE. There were 5 of us. We had plenty of space (my wife and I in a super comfy King-Size Bed) in one bedroom...my son and his friend in the other bedroom that had two twin beds and my daughter in the middle living area on the sofa bed. We LOVED the view of the city of Miami, the bay and the canal. I felt it was excellent value and we found the service to be quick and friendly and the food to be good. We always cab from our vacation destinations and found it to be a quick cab ride to South Beach, Lincoln Road and other areas we wanted to visit prior to cruising.
I would recommend the Grand Beach Hotel and would stay here again.

Room Tip: The Bay View rooms have fantastic views 24 hours a day and are somewhat less $$ than the ocean view...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

We recently stayed in the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami. It was a wonderful hotel. The service was great! Everyone was attentive. When you called for your car, by the time you get downstairs it is ready and waiting. The beauty of the hotel is that it is located on Collins Avenue on a nice part of the beach, but away from the bustle. From our room terrace we could see both the ocean and the creek which was lovely and nice to watch the crew teams practicing. The gym was well equipped and there were three medium sized pools. The room was large with a seating area separate from the sleeping area and a refrigerator. Mostly, the hotel was run more like a European hotel than an American one. I will go back there again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012 via mobile

We did a lot of research before choosing The Grand Beach Hotel, prior to heading out on a Caribbean cruise. There were 12 of us who were staying at the hotel and we had to try and meet everyone's needs. We were reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and were hesitant because of some of the reviews. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived!
The staff welcomed us as we pulled in, entered the lobby and approached the front desk. The front desk staff were very helpful. We had a minor glitch when checking in but the staff were very quick to solve the issue and make amends. We were well looked after.
The lobby bar was awesome and the bartender was so friendly and she provided excellent, attentive service.
We stayed in an oceanfront room on the 18th floor. The room was spotless and bright and other than the sound of the ocean, we had zero noise. Others in our group didn't stay in oceanfront rooms and they could hear road traffic so didn't sleep as well as we did.
Our cruise departure was delayed and we found the staff to be very accommodating, offering to store our luggage.
We ate on the patio twice and found the service to be slow and both times, they mixed up a few of our orders but the food was good, once it arrived. That was our only complaint. Having said that, the ambiance made up for the slow service.
I loved the gift shop. They had some nice things, specifically the lotion, and the prices were reasonable.
All in all, we had a great experience and will definitely be going back!

Stayed March 2012
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Santiago
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

We stayed for a week in this hotel and it was a very good experience. The hotel is modern, bright and clean lines, with amazing views of the ocean and the city.
We got an ocean view room on the eighteenth floor, that was spacious, clean and confortable, with a small balcony overlooking the beach.
The hotel has 3 pools, two at ground level and one in the seventh floor. The beach is perfect, with white sand and turquoise water. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas or lie on the sand.
The pools are nice, although they get crowded early, specially on weekends.
The restaurant by the pool has a choice of tasty, relaxed food.
We had one minor setback...even though checkout was at noon, my room key was deactivated at 11:40.
Overall, it was a very nice stay and would definitely come back!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms have a nice view, but the balcony is extremely sunny since early morning...not good...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Grand Beach Hotel
Address: 4835 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140-2751
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#23 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#30 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#39 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#45 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#46 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 430
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soak up the style and tranquility of the new Grand Beach Hotel where Luxury and Comfort are within Reach! Discover a true gateway to paradise! A contemporary Miami Beach all-suite hotel on the ocean, the Grand Beach Hotel features luxurious accommodations, breathtaking ocean views, and easy access to world-famous beaches, attractions, restaurants, shopping malls, and nightspots. Book your Miami beachfront hotel reservations online today for our Best Rate Guarantee. ... more   less 
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