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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


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


Was the best get away once upon a time...

This was a unique and beautiful getaway which we retreated to many times, but then the new owners removed pet accommodations which ruined it for us. It was such a solid pet place with walks around and rooms perfect for furry friends. It was a bad move IMO. Pet owners are way more cool to deal with in my experience, now that I have an Airbnb and when traveling in better hotels, I prefer to be around more easy going guests with pets, like myself and pet owning friends I know feel the same. Maybe they’ll catch on but the Dogless rarely do. Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? :)
Conditions apply and pet owners expect that, but they just don’t even try here.
Tried to go back once but nothing was the same. And now, since losing my husband, I don’t want to travel without my pup who is indeed, best friend. Never really liked to travel without before either.
Anyway, loved being greeted by the old staff, the valet and restaurant. Now, it just kinda stinks. Such a shame.

Great Food

Great service and very good food. The view of the water is spectacular. There is outdoor and indoor seating. Unfortunately will disappear with planned construction. I would recommend to go before this landmark is gone.

The location is great but the restaurant is tired looking

I had lunch in this restaurant twice. The location is great. Their restaurant needs retouch and are tired looking. We had pizzas. Food was good but the service was very slow. This beautiful place will certainly get better.