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
Mandarin oriental have some of the best hotels in the world but this one is no where close to others.
It’s quite a business crowd.
Rooms looked worn out.
No complimentary hotel car for a 5 star hotel.
Service is not bad.
Even tho it was not the best hotel I think it’s still much better than FS Brickell.
This is the only place to stay in Miami! Away from the craze of South Beach this is a true urban oasis that is a must stay! Love the private beach, spa, La Mar and the show stopping views. Do not pass up the opportunity to stay here!
Stayed with my family during a short weekend. The room was small as well as the beds. The bathrooms are dated. Small pool area; the SPA is not great. Not what you would expect of a Mandarin Oriental. I would select another hotel. The rooms and electronics in room are dated.
The MO in Miami has become a Mother's Day tradition! The hotel as well as the spa are simply fabulous. Everything about the experience is special. The pool is relaxing and the staff cannot do enough to make the experience perfect.
With 30 people waiting they had 2 people at check in. Horrible service at check in.
Bathrooms are weird and toilets very low. Strange. Had a great view of downtown Miami which made up for a lot of the irritants The bar was very cozy and service there was excellent