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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
For the price, this hotel misses the mark in several ways. Instead of trying so hard to be technologically advanced, they should spend more time on customer service. It was like pulling teeth to get the information about the parking garage as I'm sure they would rather you spend a slightly higher amount and use the valet. The lights worked intermittently and even shut completely off a few times while I was in the room. The elevators are tricky since you use your room key and get an elevator "assigned" to you. You have no options to push specific floors once in the elevator. What was really surprising was the lack of a regular refrigerator in the room; it's not for lack of space. The beds were not comfortable and the area with the table and bench had no outlets so you couldn't easily work there. There isn't any privacy for the bathroom & shower. I could not get the phone to work so went downstairs to inquire about room service. Instead of helping me place an order right there at the front desk (good customer service), they told me how I could go back up to my room (29 floors) and call them and THEY would put me through to in room dining (bad customer service). I ultimately gave up and went out to eat. Too many issues for the price, especially given the horrible traffic downtown.
It’s one of the best place in Miami would recommend every single friend of mine to visit East Hotel is just unbelievable...!!!!!!
Friendly staff perfect location an yes the do have a lovely roof top bar called Sugar’s which I personally love so yes please do check it out.....!!!!????
Very nice & organised hotel. Conveniently located in Brickell neighbourhood. Large Rooms with top of the line systems and excellent, quick staff. Variety of bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood. Recommended