Mandarin Oriental, Miami
What We Love
- Uninterrupted city and Biscayne Bay views
- Beach cabanas have flat-screen TVs, butler service and a spot for outdoor massages
- Privacy abounds: This is the only hotel on Brickell Key
What To Know
- Not a ton of kid-friendly activities
- There’s a charge to rent a beach cabana
- Rooms were recently renovated
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- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Mandarin Oriental, which has a quiet location on set-away Brickell Key, has all the city’s swanky style, without the attitude. Expect such brand attributes as embroidered silk textiles, splashes of red and saffron, Chinese-style vases and modern tea sets. Double-height glass walls wash sweeping views of Biscayne Bay into the sand-and-sunset-inspired color scheme in the lobby.
Bed and Bath
Rooms feel more modern, with a low-slung burl console lining one wall and swirling abstract paintings the other. Thanks to the Mandarin Oriental’s waterside location, all 326 of the guestrooms and suites have panoramas of the city and Biscayne Bay — and balconies on which to enjoy a sunset drink. Marble bathrooms have deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers with fragrant Shanghai Tang toiletries.
Though it’s off the regular tourist strip, the hotel doesn’t feel isolated, thanks to the popularity of its facilities among locals as well as visitors. Foodies both local and visiting flock to Azul for creative French-based cuisine with Asian influences. The new La Mar by Gaston Acurio restaurant, opening in February 2014, will offer the acclaimed cuisine of celebrity chef Gaston Acurio, while MO Bar + Lounge is the new destination for modern mixology in a swanky waterfront setting. Another big draw is the 15,000-square-foot spa, and so is the Oasis Beach Club, set on a private strip of white sand with daybeds, an infinity pool and an open-air café that serves sushi and light fare.
How to Get There
Was going on a cruise with family and friends and we decided to spend a couple of days at the Mandarin Oriental before the cruise. The staff are very friendly and nice. and the food was good. The staff at breakfast are very warm, The property is also well situated and is of walking distance to Brickell Village and many lovely restaurants. I'll definitely stay here yet again.
We have tried many 5 star hotels in Miami but the MO is without a doubt the best by far.
In comparison with FS,Conrad,Hyatt and the dreadful East the MO is a clear winner in both service and facilities.
We love the fact that although you are a stones throw away from the city centre you can still get peace and quiet from the traffic sounds whilst at the pool and beach areas.
We also adore the beautiful restaurant that does the breakfast and enjoy sitting on the terrace here.
Pool service is excellent.
Rooms may need a slight make over but apart from that easily the best.
We had the 3 bedroom, 4 bath villa here. Stunning views. Can't even describe how beautiful the views were from our large balcony. Villa was incredible. Enjoyed the lounge, pool, and restaurant. Will definitely stay here again if I visit Miami.
We had a very nice stay. The bands in the weekend in the bar were great. We like the view on the bay of the room. The food was very good and the staff were nice. It's a fancy hotel. We definitely come back!
What an experience! Terrific staff, and obviously well trained. An exclusive feel being on the island of Brickell Key, even though it's only a stones-throw from the canyons of downtown Miami.
We were put at ease immediately upon arrival. The front door team was gracious and helpful. Their lobby is impressive, intimate, and hits all the senses. There is even a tantalizing aroma that will hit you in a subtle way upon entering the main entrance.
We were there for a wedding, and it could not have been more enjoyable. Crisp execution, amazing service, and even the food and beverage was beyond belief. This for a group of about 350 people. They served an exquisite rib, the best of all times, and poured a phenomenal Malbec to complement the meal. We even met their catering dynamo, a gracious lady named Victoria Chase. What a pro!
We can't wait to go back for our own event with Victoria and The Mandarin.