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
I spent 90K Marriott points to get a confirmed suite upgrade to Warhol Suite. On check-in at 3 pm, was told that suite was being cleaned and would be ready by 4 pm. Then told, that it would take longer and be ready by 5.30 or so. Finally, were suddenly told that my confirmed suite was no longer available, and I was shunted to a regular room. Spoke to the manager, who made it sound that I should be grateful I got a "free" room using my points, and was totally unhelpful. A terrible experience, especially since I could have stayed at a different hotel, saved the huge number of points I spent, plus got a better room than I did.
We stayed a couple of nights pre cruise. The hotel is basically OK but it’s far from perfect. We will try somewhere else on our next visit.
1) Items added to our bill after we left the hotel. A refund has been promised.
2) The checkin process was difficult as the person was struggling with basic English.
3) We booked a taxi on the day we left but it didn’t arrive.
4) The bathroom taps look very modern and expensive but only dribbled at best.
5) The shower head leaked.
6) Poor customer service.
First off - the staff at the Beaux Arts are wonderful. Very warm welcome and extremely helpful. The room was spectacular - amazing views, clean and beautifully appointed. Lots of fun and sleek technology in the rooms....
The issue with the Beaux is that the rooms are located on the 38,39 and 40th floors of the Marriott Marquis. Their restaurant and bar are on the 39th floor but rely on the 2nd floor restaurant... I ordered a salad which was very nice but it took 25 minutes. Then I asked for bread and was told it would take at least 10 minutes to get it. UGH.