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)
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The concept of the hotel within he hotel appeals to me quite a lot. I loved the separate reception area and the personal service even before check in. thanks Mark for the attention before during and after the stay. I also want to call out Rafael in the L'Atelier bar for excellent service. The L'atelier bar and restaurant are a very upgraded version of a "club room" found lounge levels when you are of a certain status with hotels - a very upgraded version.
The location is convenient and the gym was very nice as well.
The room was pretty to look at but there were some functional issues to it. The choice of bathroom fixtures left much to be desired - too much form over function. It may seem like quibbling and it certainly isn't in any way a deal breaker - but they detracted from the overall experience. The layout of the room had this similarly odd feeling - for example placement of the closet in a narrow hall which makes two people arriving and trying to unpack awkward and cramped - in an otherwise spacious room.
This is my second stay at the hotel. I like the design and the nature of the rooms, so long as everything works as it should. The weakness of this hotel is the apparent absence of management/supervision. The front-line staff were each warm and welcoming (Dan welcomed us warmly to the property), however many were still learning their jobs but without the usual support. The hotel has great unrealized potential. Someone else mentioned in their review the confusion around the complementary cocktails on Wednesday evening at 6PM. Offerings at the breakfast buffet were fresh and maintained one day; not so much the next. And while they offer Illy coffee in rooms, the creamer option is 3 packets of powdered Coffee Mate (incongruent).
Bottom line is I like the hotel and the location so would return, however my expectations are moderated for the quality service.
We stayed at this people early April. It has to be noted the hotel is in the building also hosting the JW Marquis which is a massive hotel. This means important wait time for elevators. But this also means that the pool, the gym and other amenities are shared with the Marquis hotel so it can get crowded.
As far as the rooms are concerned the sound proofing is not good. Your can hear discussions, showers from the rooms next door.
The staff changed our room the first evening due to a party going in the restaurant of the 39th floor. It was like we were in the room with them. Then on our third and fourth night, at midnight, we got waken up by our neighbors watching games of thrones on their TV enjoying the sound system. It took one and half hour and three calls to the hotel front desk (of the marriott) to finally have them reduce the sound.
To conclude we were disappointed and we would not recommend this hotel to our friends neither will come back.
Stayed for one night for quick trip to visit friends for dinner. Left car at valet and escorted to elevator to express 39th floor for check in process. Hotel is 3 top floors on JW Marriott., autograph selection. Check in involves a one person at a desk. Woman was friendly but had difficulty finding our reservation. She seemed a little confused. Check in was time consuming considering we were the only ones. About 20 mins later she escorted us to our room and showed us how operate things in room. High technology and very contemporary . Kinda cool but not really warm and welcoming . Was told happy hour back on 39th floor was at 6pm for complimentary drinks.Got there and after ordering drinks from a bartender who didn’t speak English very well that they were not free. A special drink they make was complimentary that evening. View from there lounge on 39th floor was quite amazing! My son went to visit pool and spa for couple hours and was not impressed. Supposedly they have a bowling alley etc. Didn’t measure up to Marriott status. Not a great hotel stay. Wouldn’t stay again. Great downtown location. Huge negative also is valet is $55.00 and check in woman said she could move car to a garage and reduce price but that didn’t happen. Again, just not a great experience!
Regrettably I went back to insisting with Marriott reserving a room with Bay View in the Beaux Arts hotel (same building like JW Marriott Marquis) from February 28 to March 03. And again the same thing happened: they wanted to give me a different room, of lesser value without reimbursing me the money, and again, Nestor (Manager in JW Marriott) had to intervene gently (even though it was not his responsibility) to help me solve the problem. Bat reception late Night from Geronimo (man in charge)
I did not even receive an apology or invitation even if it was a coffee (since at 11 pm they do not have anything open to take or eat anything) upon my arrival while the problem was solved.
Definitely Marriott is not interested in their frequent passages and less in members of the chain (Marriott Member 275480668).