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Average 416 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The resort has a remote island vibe, but it’s only 15 minutes from South Beach
  • Getting cozy in the free steam room and couple's treatment rooms at the spa
  • Gazing out at the moonlit bay from Gibraltar restaurant and bar
  • Perfecting your backhand (choose among 11 Har-Tru courts and one U.S. Open hard court)
  • The pet fee includes a goodie bag, pet Bed and bowl (for use during your stay), two "woof water bottles" and a "special bark bar room service menu"

What To Know

  • A 10 percent resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
  • Aside from the hotel, Grove Isle is home to a condo community
  • Popular with families, but there are adults-only spots around the grounds
  • While Coconut Grove is nearby, this is not South Beach; the pace here is laid-back
  • Some room features feel a bit dated (TVs, fridges, lighting), but Gibraltar restaurant and bar is fresh off a million-dollar renovation
  • There’s a pool at the hotel, and a tiny patch of sand on the bay, but no ocean beach

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Just across from mainland Miami, Grove Isle Hotel & Spa sits on the northern tip of the island. The sign on the bridge to the four-acre property directs drivers to slow down, and it turns out to be a telling prediction of what’s to come. Only 15 minutes from South Beach, the property feels a world apart, with a laid-back vibe and airy, Old Florida interiors — wood-paneled walls, furniture covered in tropical prints and pineapple-shaped lamps — that channel the surrounding Biscayne Bay.

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But there’s more to the place than the view. You can park yourself in one of the many sun loungers and sip a frosty concoction, swim laps in the pool, cuddle up by one of the firepits come evening, or check into the 6,000-square-foot spa for Eastern-inspired treatments, such as watsu (a massage performed while floating in a waterfall pool). For active types, there are Pilates classes and a yoga deck, 11 clay tennis courts (plus one U.S. Open hard court) and a 111-slip marina.

Grove Isle is seriously dog-friendly. The fee is reasonable and the weight limit is a generous 50 pounds. Upon my arrival, the valet cooed over my border terrier, Winnie, who was provided with an in-room doggie menu (on offer: filet of salmon and pot pie), a cozy bed, silver food and water bowls, and a goodie bag of biscuits.

That’s the beauty of a stay here: There’s something for everyone, whether your idea of relaxation involves canoodling by torchlight, practicing Downward Facing Dog, or taking one for a peaceful walk by the lapping water.

How to Get There

The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
4 Grove Isle Dr
Miami, FL 33133 United States

Reviews

3.5 Average 416 Reviews
Family visit to Florida Keys. 1 night stop over
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, Room great but the whole place is very dated. Rumor as it the whole complex will be torn down soon and rebuilt. There are 3 towers of condo owners that are members and they are the main users. The hotel is very understaffed, prepare to wait for check in right to pool bar. However, once you get used to the pace the place is magnificent.
Staff when you might find them are lovely, pool is good, food is very good but more expensive than I thought it would be given that we booked 3 rooms for our family at a rate of $169 per night per room including, valet and resort fee
Views over the bay are superb. Very relaxing and I would go there again.

Views are not enough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So yes, the views are amazing, but that is absolutely all this hotel has going for it. The rooms are dated and dingy. The A/C did not work. We moved to two more rooms, but all had the same issue. We finally stayed in the one that was least warm. We had so many issues. I have never spent so much time speaking to a front desk clerk who cared so little.

Horribly dirty
Reviewed 4 months ago

We paid a pretty penny- $850 with fees + tax for two nights. The valet could not be bothered. Then- the room. Beautiful when you first see it but on deeper inspection the ceiling paint is peeling, the balcony is unusable from construction noise. The best part was the huge clump of human hair behind the bed with the dead cockroaches. Called the front desk to complain and the receptionist shows up empty handed and asked me “what do you want me to do about it?” How about get rid of the huge pile of DNA from the previous guest? This place is nasty. Do not stay here.

Time Is Running Out!
Reviewed 4 months ago

Time is running out to stay at the Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle. There are plans to tear this hotel down and replace it with luxury condos in the not too distant future.
In the meantime, it is a lovely hotel with everything that you need. It is located on a small island (Grove Isle) in Coconut Grove. Our room was on the first floor, complete with patio and small garden, right next to the water. Positives: rooms in good condition, lovely scenery, a restaurant on the premises, pool and other amenities, reasonable price. Negatives: The sea wall of the island was damaged during one of the hurricanes last fall, and you can no longer walk all the way around the island. The hotel seems somewhat deserted, at least when we were there in February. You have to go through security to get onto the island, as there are several condominium buildings in addition to the hotel on the island. We have stayed at this hotel before, and were happy to stay there one more time before it no longer exists.

Private & Beautiful
Reviewed 5 months ago

Loved everything about it! The views from our room were stunning and the surrounding landscape was beautiful. We LOVED the food in the restaurant. We sat at a table by the water both nights we ate in the restaurant. Our Egyptian waiter was fun and kind. We felt like we were in our own private villa most of the time - but we also met some wonderful people who live in the high rise on the property. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. We were there for 6 days and 5 nights and we so did not want to leave. Next time we are in Miami, we will definitely stay there again.