Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
What We Love
- Biscayne Bay views from private balconies, available in most room types
- Homey, condo-like feel, with kitchens in most guestrooms and suites
- The hotel’s museum-quality modern art collection
- Rooftop gym with stunning city views
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What To Know
- This isn’t a sceney hotel; it’s laid back and stylish, much like the Coconut Grove neighborhood
- While it has outstanding water views, the nearest beach is a 15-minute drive away
- Downtown Miami and South Beach are a 20 minute drive, depending on traffic
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
South of South Beach and Brickell, Coconut Grove is original Miami, the city’s oldest neighborhood that today is an artsy, laid-back enclave bordering the waters of Biscayne Bay. Checking in at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove puts you in the heart of this village within the city, steps from the water and homespun shops, restaurants and galleries. You’ll feel like a local in these airy guestrooms and suites done up in contemporary décor, many with balconies looking out over the bay.
Bed & Bath
There are 205 airy guestrooms and suites in this 21-story hotel, all wisely perched atop the structure’s seven-story parking garage to afford most rooms enough altitude for excellent city or bay views. Design forward these digs are not. They are, however, supremely livable with a beige palette paired with dark wood furniture and punched up by a colorful collection of modern art and Biscayne Bay or city views out floor-to-ceiling windows. Most Deluxe rooms and all Suites have a kitchen and private furnished balcony.
For all its homey charms, there are, of course, the perks of a hotel. The light-filled lobby is loaded with museum-quality modern art by the likes of Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg and Jan Dibbets. The eighth floor’s sun-drenched pool deck looks out over the bay, as does the Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge serving delish Peruvian-inspired cuisine from Chef Christopher Cramer, who uses local ingredients to put a Florida-inspired spin on traditional Peruvian dishes. The hotel’s top floor fitness center takes the cake for best views of Miami had from a treadmill, and there are even two squash courts that are popular with the hotel’s business travelers.
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Had an event at this hotel last week. The services was excellent and the food was remarkable. Usually I am dissappointed with event food, but wow not here. Staff was very good as well. Super comfortable beds as well. Recommend it highly.
Excellent relation quality, price and location. Really worth it in Miami. The room has an additional one for working and small kitchenette. Really work it for those like me traveling for business and also for fun
I prefer condo hotels (suites) when traveling for having the conveniences of home and space to spread out. I recommend this condo hotel with a marina view vs. city view suite. There are many restaurants, shopping and a grocery store, and a 24hr Fitness nearby.
The hotel smells nice and has a clothes line in the bathroom for wet items...the positive.
For the price (not including the $36/day for valet parking), the room is tight. Thin walls followed by early morning hammering/drilling/banging....and a very loud “Good morning everyone!! (Chatter)” -- made for a horrible stay when rest was desperately needed after dorm moving.
Placed in a room that shared a common main entry...very peculiar.
Shower has dispensers on the wall for conditioner/shampoo/gel - that would be so cool...if they worked. Tub may need to be snaked because it backfills and drains very slowly leaving a residue from bath.
I stayed here for three nights as part of a business retreat. The rooms are arranged in pairs, so that they can be combined into two-room suites, with one larger room containing a kitchenette and the other a washer-dryer. My room was 1111-1 and the adjoining room was 1111-2. When combined, a single door opens into an entree from which the other two doors open. Thus, it's a bit strange when someone you don't know has the "other" room in your unit.
I had the room with the washer-dryer, and it was comfortable enough, with a queen-size bed, a compact bathroom, a walk-in closet containing a mini-fridge, and a wide balcony (in my case, overlooking the parking garage in the back). There was a small desk, an easy chair, a dresser and a flat-screen TV. There was enough room to set up a luggage stand, but that was about it.
There seems to be a lot of permanent or long-term residents here, as many people were picking up their mail at the front desk or wheeling in groceries. The lobby is spacious and attractive, and the eighth floor features meeting rooms, a restaurant/bar and a lovely roof-top pool. The food provided for our meetings was actually very good. It was also a short walk to other restaurants and bars.
The down side during my stay was unreliable elevator service. One of three seemed to be perpetually out of order, with its alarm going off at my floor for hours on end. There also seemed to be many children staying there during our meeting, who were constantly using the elevators to go back and forth to the pool. We also had a fire alarm malfunction and go off very early one morning before most people were awake. There was also some construction going on nearby, which added to the noise level throughout the day and night.