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
We are in Miami several times a year between business and seeing our daughter who goes to the University of Miami, this was our first stay at The Arya. We loved the room, pool/lounge, front desk service and the location. Everything was great and this is our new hotel of choice for Miami.
Great staff, clean and fresh rooms, and priceless views. Wish we could have stayed longer. Amazing views and comfort. Beds were comfortable kitchen was clean. Lots of hot water and water pressure. Just can’t say enough about the view.
You might as well call Hotel Arya the Spirit Airlines of hotels. You want parking, pay extra, you want air conditioning, sorry no frills here, you want a working shower and a tub that drains, you better beg. This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed at. Absolutely miserable. The staff was rude and unaccommodating despite the issues with the rooms. I do not recommend anyone staying here. It appears that the owner of the property is most interested in the revenue streams created by the many floors of parking below the hotel. I would have given this hotel zero stars if possible.