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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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
This hotel has a calmness to it. Check in was quick and easy and our room was spacious. We had a great view of the water and the city - really beautiful at night. The lady that took our room service order was pleasant over the phone, and the attendant that brought our food was was very nice. We had sushi and the chicken wings, both were fresh. We didn't feel like we were in a hotel because our room was so quiet (13th floor). Will be staying here again!
Fantastic property with great staff, facilities and location. It was highly recommended to me and in general it didn’t disappoint.
I had a bit of an issue in the spa, but I’m sure that they are dealing with that.
The bar is really very nice and it has some of the highest quality staff that I’ve experienced in comparable hotels in the States.
a beautiful and very clean hotel with a very good location .. very great staff and excellent service .. very delicious breakfast and amazing views of Miami Down Town.. Thank you that we are your guests are likely to come back very much
Last weekend I stayed at the Mandarin Miami and to say I was pleased with my stay would be an understatement! I flew into Miami early and arrived to the hotel around 10am, not expecting a room so early but simply looking to drop my bags off. To my surprise, I was told a room was ready for me, which was great after such an early start to my day. Overall, the service was great, the hotel was beautiful, my room was nearly perfect (it didn’t have a balcony) and I took full advantage of the gorgeous, big bathroom including the large soaking tub! But the absolute best part of my stay was the bed. Best sleep I’ve had in YEARS! So much so, I tried searching online for the pillows they use because it was beyond the best pillow ever, but couldn’t find it. I will be forever grateful if I could get the name of the supplier! I cannot wait to return to Miami and will definitely be staying at this hotel again!
My husband and I stayed at the Mandarin to celebrate our anniversary. We booked a Junior Bay View Suite and we were very happy with our choice. The room was a very good size and had a large balcony that overlooked the bay and pool area. The service at this hotel was wonderful. We were greeted everywhere we went. We spent two afternoons by the pool. The service the first day was better than the second but it is a very relaxing spot. We did not use the "beach" but it looked nice if you are not planning on using the pool. We ate at La Mar two nights and for breakfast two nights. We had not planned on eating at the hotel that much, but it was that good! We also ordered room service for breakfast the first morning and we really enjoyed that as well. We are already planning on returning next year!