Hotel Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Rate includes European hot buffet breakfast for two, and nonalcoholic beverages and tea in the lounge
- Biscayne Bay views through floor-to-ceiling windows
- In-room iPads for ordering room service and other amenities
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What To Know
- The hotel shares most amenities — pools, gym, spa — with the 313-room JW Marriott Marquis
- Valet is the only parking option, and it’s $38 per day
- It’s a 15-minute drive to the beach (if the traffic is cooperating)
- Parking On Site
At the Hotel Beaux Arts, in Miami’s financial district, guests get the best of both worlds: an amenity-laden stay with the vibe of a hushed, exclusive boutique hotel. The 44-room hotel achieves this hard-to-reach goal by being in the same 41-story building as the JW Marriott Marquis. Perched near the top, the hotel has a personal concierge and a sleek lobby, a mix of chrome and marble tables and low-slung couches backed by mod beaded curtains and oversize fashion photo murals.
Bed and Bath
Polished Brazilian wood floors lend a sexy sheen to the sleek loft-style rooms. Pay attention when you’re shown around, as the amenities are high-tech (think room service via iPad and Bang & Olufsun LCD TVs that swing out from the wall on a motorized arm). Marble bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs, colored LED faucets and Molton Brown products.
You’re spoiled for options thanks to the facilities of both the Beaux Arts and the Marriott; they run the gamut from a stainless steel pool on the 19th floor to a salon, a spa, a virtual bowling alley, a 3-D theater, a wine boutique, a cigar shop and a gym. There’s also a Miami outpost of star chef Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne, a palace of indulgent French fare with an international edge. Be sure to try the signature foie gras, black truffle and short rib–stuffed burger.
How to Get There
I received a complimentary upgrade to Hotel Beaux while staying at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami and I am a customer for life. The room, views and service were all amazing. Although I was only there a short stay and I am already booked for my next trip and can’t wait. I agree with the other posts that the rooms are a little tech heavy but once you find your way around, its no problem and really appreciate the premium tv and sound equipment. Amenities and espresso are nice touches as well compliments to Valentina who checked me in during my stay! Fantastic.
Before my arrival I received an email from the concierge offering help with anything. They helped me out with a reservation at Zuma which is sometimes hard to get. Arrival was smooth, I quickly went to the 39th floor to check in. I was greeted by the front desk and shortly the manager Valentina arrived. Everything went smoothly, as I checked in I was notified I was upgraded to an awesome corner suite due to my Platinum Status. The suite was truly amazing with bay views. Technology in the room is complex, so accept the tour they offer at check in, I woke up at 6AM due to an alarm I was not able to turn off. As a Plat member breakfast was comped at L'Atelier in the 39th floor. I also received a great treat in my room due to my recent birthday 3 days earlier, which was a great touch from management. Valentina is a great manager, everything in the property seemed like it was running smoothly. Will definitely be staying at HBA again soon.
CHECK IN -This hotel is the top three floors of the Marquis. We arrived at 2:30 am after an exhaustive trip. We understand that the Beaux Arts check in desk closed at 11 pm and we would be checked in by the Marquis desk. She did not explain any of the amenities, etc. Even when our bags were brought up, we were not asked if we knew how to use the room. That being said, we were upgraded to a corner suite. A beautiful, modern room with living area, one and a half bathrooms and spacious bedroom.
Only a few minutes later we realized this was an important oversight, to not be oriented to the room. These rooms are very tech heavy. My husband works in tech and even he was left poking at remotes and switches to figure out how to shut curtains, turn on lights.
ROOM- As stated before, room is beautiful. Some weirdness, the bathroom is open concept. No solid doors only clear glass. Even in the water closet. This was a bit uncomfortable even for my husband and I. Even we like a little mystery.
Too many small issues. Curtains on one window wouldn’t open or close. Tub drain didn’t work. Nothing major but things you should not have issues in a five star.
SERVICE- In the morning, I appreciated the illy machine. It’s unfortunate they choose to stock only powered coffee-mate. This is not a five-star choice.
Having only one pod of my chosen strength I decided to poke around at the iPad they provide for guest service. I found I could not only order coffee, but also different pillows. I ordered coffee in two strength and a buckwheat and foam pillows. Didn’t take long before housekeeping rang but alas, they didn’t bring the right pods or the buckwheat pillow.
We went to lunch, came back to our room at 4. The room hadn’t been cleaned. We figured we hadn’t left until noon, perhaps that’s why. We went to the pool. Came back after 6 to housekeeping cleaning our room. We needed to get dressed so we asked for towels only and asked her to leave. I have never been in a hotel that is cleaning rooms after
lNot to mention my daughter had her room cleaned while we were at the pool and they threw away her Yardbird chicken! It was still packed in a take out bag and housekeeping decided she didn’t want it. She was so disappointed.
ATMOSPHERE - We also visited the recreation floor. Lots to do there, pool, virtual bowling, air hockey etc. what was lacking was a vibe. The pool is just a pool. There is no bar. If you want a drink you have to find someone, order, and wait 30 minutes to have it delivered. Everything is so bland.
That lack of energy is pretty much pervasive throughout the hotel. We haven’t ever stayed at a five-star where the concierge staff saw us in a common area and didn’t introduce themselves. At Beaux Arts we never heard from anyone to see how our stay was going.
SUMMARY- Overall, a good hotel. Not necessarily for those looking for an upbeat atmosphere, however. Based on service absolutely not a five-star property.
We stayed here for 5 nights after a cruise.
From start to finish this hotel was exceptional. The staff could not have been more helpful, especially in meeting our constantly changing plans (my wife was taken ill and was unable to fly for a few days)
Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Breakfast was delicious and such good quality.
We really like the concept of a hotel within a hotel and having access to all of the facilities of a much larger hotel.
There is a Whole Foods literally two minutes away and we got a lot of food from there as we didn't really feel like going out to eat.
Would return in a heartbeat.
We just came back from a week's stay at the Hotel Beaux Arts. Everything was exceptional! We worked with their team for a block of rooms and they executed everything perfectly! Our guests were super happy and comfortable. The hotel is spotless and the rooms are beautiful. The beds are super comfortable. They also have great Molton Brown Amenities. We can't wait to come back to the hotel!