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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
I was very excited for this hotel. For the price I was paying, I thought everything would run smooth! But Ms. Ashley, the front desk supervisor was VERY rude to my guests and I. I had stated to front desk our first night that our outlets were not working properly or at all in our room. We politely called front desk and they sent up engineering. When engineering arrived, they spent about an hour trying to fix our outlets, making us MISS our dinner reservations. After an hour passed, they stated there was nothing they could do that night and would possibly have to rewire the whole room. They then told us to head down to front desk to see what was possible. When we arrived to front desk, we politely stated our issue and were quickly turned away by Ashley, the front desk supervisor. She suggested we go to the TOP floor and use the bathrooms.. gross.... she continuously shrugged her shoulders and told us “I don’t know what to tell you guys.” By then, we were very agitated because she was not offering to move us to a different room! We had many plans that weekend and the outlets were vital to our trip. We then asked for another room and she continuously shouted that there were none available, from the BACK of front desk. We then stated that we missed our dinner reservations and her exact words and I quote were “well good thing this is Miami, there are plenty of things to do.” We asked what would happen if they were not fixed and she did not have a clue what to say! She was going back and fourth with us without offering solutions. We were very angry guests for the rest of the night, having missed our dinner reservations. It is a good thing she was not there for the rest of our stay! But, the bellmen and valet were very nice people, at least. In conclusion, I will not be staying here again due to the lack of empathy from Hotel Aria’s front desk staff. Guests come first in a hotel and should NOT be shouted at when there is a problem. The rates were high that weekend because of the event in Miami, making us spend A LOT of money on the hotel. So Ashley, thank you for ruining a great stay in Miami.
Everything was amazing, from the quality of the room and the staff. I hightly recommend this place. The food was azming the locaaction is perfect. The resturant is very delcious. The pool and gym are also very nice aminities. quiet neighborhood, enjoy a private retreat with a bustling modern art scene, sizzling nightlife, shopping and more. Indulge in refined and relaxed comfort with one of the best bay views among Grove hotels
We stayed at this beautiful hotel in the heart of Coconut Grove. The check in process was smooth and the valet was a great add on. The staff were friendly. The pool area was nice and comfortable and drinks were accessible. Our check out process was also smooth. There were so many little restaurants to choose from within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.
Very poor environment. Room felt like a regular room when it should feel more like a get away. The floor was very sticky not enough details on the room. Tv service sucks tv kept on turning off by itself.
Booked ahead through a booking site whilst on route/ tour.
The hotel overlooks the water.
It’s modern and the rooms are spacious and clean.
We were on the 19th floor with a balcony.
The staff are fantastic
Great outdoor pool on the 8th floor with sensational views out to sea and yacht clubs and boats in front.
Basic restaurant attached to pool area.
The hotel is close to a really good shopping areas and heaps of sensational restaurants.