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
Disappointing - Marriott platinum member - hotel is dirty, valet literally took a hour to get the car (some other poor sucker (just like me) staying at the hotel even threatened to call the cops since the valet couldn't find his car after he was waiting for a hour), check in is confusing, room already looks dated, no towels; had to call downstairs -- clueless management -- avoid
The rooms are great here - super high tech and luxurious. However, the experience was overshadowed by horrific the check-in process is. There is 1 person at a desk helping people check-in. It's designed to be a very comfortable experience however when there's 2 parties ahead of you and each check-in takes at least 15 mins that means you're standing around for at least half an hour, waiting. To make things worse, the person handling the check-ins had no sense of urgency to speed up the process, kept having extended conversations w/ the guest being checked in and did not once acknowledge the folks waiting. This delay was again experienced when my key did not work and I went back to the Beaux Arts' dedicated front desk. The same person was helping another guest and 15 mins later I had to speak up and ask if I could get another key downstairs at the JW desk and he told me to just wait without answering my question. Look I get the experience they're trying to provide but at critical moments such as check-in or getting a new key guests should not be inconvenienced in such a manner - particularly since I normally can go to the SPG/Marriott elite line and get service right away.
We are avid and frequent travelers. We enjoyed the privacy and calmness of the Beaux Arts property. Having said that, we too enjoyed the convenience and recognition of the JW Marriott property. Great shopping in walking distance and also a state of the art movie cinema just across the street. If you are an NYC frequent visitor and have ever stayed at the Grand Palace “Towers”, the Beaux Arts is very similar! State of the Art technology. Great customer service. We will be back again soon Beaux Arts!
This was our first time to stay in The Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection of the J W Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami, Florida. We were graciously welcomed to our concierge level floor by the hotel employee who would assist us in receiving our accommodations. Arriving earlier than check in time, we did experience a wait of several hours before gaining access to our room. Surrounded by wonderful art, we made ourselves comfortable in the contemporary lounge and bar. Afterwards we were escorted to our room overlooking a commanding view of Miami. The meals served in our private dining area on the 39th floor were delicious.
This is the second year in a row that I’ve stayed at this hotel during Art Basel. The service is horrible and the staff is indifferent. After a $20 tip to the concierge they forgot to book our dinner reservations leaving us without a reservation during Art Basel. And the room, while elegant, is tired and everything is difficult to operate. I will never stay here again!!