What We Love
- Sugar, a rooftop bar and garden on the 40th floor, is the scene for Miami’s beautiful people
- There are four pools to choose from: a lap pool, spa pool, cold plunge pool and hot tub
- The restaurant is an outpost of Uruguay’s heralded La Huella
What To Know
- Of the 352 guest rooms, 89 are one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences designed for long-term stays
- The hotel is part of the $1 billion Brickell City Centre development, which is still under construction in some areas
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When it opened in the spring of 2016, EAST Miami put the Brickell business district on the map, transforming it into one of the city’s trendiest new neighborhoods. The hotel features 352 guest rooms, 89 of which are massive one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences, along with a 20,000-square-foot terrace with four pools and an outpost of Uruguay’s celebrated La Huella restaurant. But the real showstopper is Sugar, a rooftop bar and garden on the 40th floor that offers killer views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Intimate seating areas are tucked into nooks surrounded by lush greenery, hanging lanterns, and wooden walkways, making it feel like a tropical oasis. On the menu: Asian-inspired bites like steamed prawn and scallop dumplings, Korean chicken wings, and coconut palm leaf crepes with Florida mangoes, best paired with one of their creative cocktails—the lychee blossom with vodka and sake is a must-try.
In the Area
Serious shoppers could spend days in the 500,000-square-foot open-air Brickell City Centre mall, adjacent to the hotel, which has a Saks Fifth Avenue outpost as well as storefronts from designer brands like Armani, Ted Baker, Hugo Boss, and more. Interested in the arts? Catch a performance at the nearby Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, then sip post-show cocktails at Blackbird Ordinary, a casual, hip lounge with star bartenders. There’s also Crazy About You, a waterfront Mediterranean restaurant perfect for sundowners, and Coya, an antiques-filled find that marries Peruvian and Latin American flavors.
How to Get There
Loved this hotel, the scent in the lobby is amazing!!! Staff are extremely helpful and friendly! Everyone is smiling! Good location for a business trip! Rooftop bar has awesome views and the pool and inside bar are wonderful!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Stayed here again this December having stayed in January 2018 also. Loved it, great base as we were flying in and out of Miami so stayed here twice this trip. Stumbled upon it last trip as checked out of a terrible property early in South Beach and this place was perfect for us. We are hoping to come back later this year or early next year. Next time we are hoping to come without the kids and party in Sugar!
Stayed here for one night, but wish we had stayed longer.
We were given a super spacious corner room with a beautiful wraparound balcony that had amazing views of the city. Many people come to Miami for the beach but I much prefer the city view and this is definitely one of the best in town! The room itself was nicely decorated - very clean, with hi-tech panels for the lighting etc and we had a "booth" in the corner which was great for checking emails or eating.
The bathroom design was open and modern, and I loved the fact that the bathtub had the same incredible view (although we had some issues filling it as the bath plug kept letting water escape).
The floor to ceiling windows ensured the room was super bright but it does get hot so you really need to crank the AC up.
We did use the gym which was one of the best I've seen in a hotel and large enough so that you don't get in the way of other guests.
One negative comment - the front desk staff were fantastic but during checkout at 12pm there was a super long line which meant we had to wait. Later we were told that there is the option to check out via the TV in your room, so I'll definitely be doing this next time. I also felt the bellboys/valet staff weren't as attentive especially during busy periods.
I loved loved the location - there's a great mall is in the same development and Brickell is becoming a lot more happening with lots of young locals, and cool restaurants and bars. The Design District and Wynwood aren't far away either making this a far superior location when compared to Miami Beach in my opinion!
I'll definitely be back!
LOCATIONS, just great, all nice restaurants and bars are very close
ROOM, spacious room with new facility and cool design
VIEW, urban and almost exceptional
RESTAURANTS, couldn't visit, as all were booked
SWIMMING POOL, nice view, but 2 small pools, fully booked from around 10:30
SERVICE, we were a little upset, as they were forgetting to change the toiletries. Also haven't change our wine glasses, which we used on the first day (somehow it was not a part of room service, you had to call and request it).
BREAKFAST, you have a choice of À la carte or Continental breakfast buffet. À la carte has Eggs Benedict, omelets, out-meals, quite good selection
This hotel has a lot of things to recommend it--location, room size, views--but at the end of the day, it falls apart on basic amenities. I stayed there twice--once for a weekend with only my husband and once with my extended family in a 3 bedroom suite: two sets of parents and three kids. For two adults, the hotel holds up better--the horrible (incomprehensible and virtually nonexistent) lighting is less of an issue and there are fewer design issues. For a large group of people on an extended stay, the suite was not a good option. It felt like the people who designed it thoroughly lacked common sense. There were two full bathrooms and three bedrooms in the suite. One bedroom did not contain a dresser or any other place to store clothes, aside from the closet. Needless to say, underwear does not hang well. The other bedroom had exactly three drawers, but at least that was better than nothing. The master suite was fully equipped, but that didnt help the rest of us. Also, the second full bathroom had a tub/shower combo, but there was no shower curtain, so unless you wanted to take a bath, it was effectively useless for adults. There were not enough towel bars/hooks in the bathrooms to accommodate the fact that 6+ people were staying there. And again, the lighting is beyond dim. I appreciate that this is environmentally friendly, but it was not user friendly at all. None of us could figure out how to turn the lights on and off reliably--they seemed to go on and off as they pleased. Literally. One night I realized that all the lights in my kids' bedroom had inexplicably gone on, even though no one had been in their room since the kids went to sleep (in the dark). Issues like this have an impact on a stay, especially after more than a day or so.