Trump National Doral Miami
What We Love
- Four stellar golf courses — including the PGA favorite Blue Monster — all restored by Gil Hanse
- The resort is fresh from a $250 million renovation
- 28-day dry-aged steaks at BLT Prime
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What To Know
- A $20 daily resort fee covers WiFi, morning newspaper and shuttle service to the beach at Trump International Beach Resort Miami, 23 miles away
- The Spa at Doral has a separate entrance, facilities and suites for guests 16 and over, all shared with the Pritikin Center for Longevity
- Paid parking only; $18 per night to self-park, $27 for valet
- Pets under 25 pounds welcome for a $250 fee
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From this resort’s opening in 1962, the name Doral has been highly esteemed in the golf world. A total overhaul (to the tune of $250 million and counting) by new owner and avid golfer Donald Trump has touched every aspect of the resort. The property spans 800 acres in inland Miami, and the 643 guestrooms and suites are spread out in eight off-white Italianate villas with red tile roofs, each named after a legendary golfer. Gorgeous hand-strung Swarovski crystal chandeliers hang in the marble lobby and the ballrooms, and elsewhere the marble interiors are accented with scrollwork iron banisters with gold handrails and gold chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
The interiors are all new, from the carpets to the hurricane-proof windows, and elegantly done in shades of ivory, taupe and yellow. Trump Collection beds with cushy Serta mattresses come with crisp linens, overstuffed pillows and white leather quilted headboards. The marble bathrooms have gold fixtures and open-frame showers (tubs are in suites only). A wet bar with an espresso machine ups the comfort level, as does a balcony or patio.
In addition to the iconic Blue Monster (which has been part of the PGA Tour for more than 50 years), the other courses (all redone by Gil Hanse) include the hilly, New England–style Red Tiger and the Golden Palm, which has tight bunkers and fast, contoured greens and debuts in January 2015. The central pool area includes a zero-entry lagoon-style pool with a water slide, a separate lap pool and a large sundeck with soft chaises and waiter service. Daytime dining, from burgers to fresh ceviche, is available at the poolside Palm Grill or in the Clubhouse at Champions Bar and Grill, which has a wood and leather interior and outdoor tables overlooking the links. Come evening, the buzz moves upstairs to BLT Prime, which is distinguished by a chic circular bar and serves seafood as well as 28-day dry-aged steaks that come with a choice of nine sauces, from blue cheese to chimichurri. The stand-alone Spa at Doral shares space with the Pritikin Center for Longevity. In addition to two swimming pools and the Pritikin dining room (accessible to Trump guests), there are treatments from LING and Aromatherapy Associates. The Trump Kids Club, designed in partnership with Land of Nod, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In the Area
Part of greater Miami, the city of Doral is just seven miles from Miami International Airport, but it feels a world apart from the bustle of downtown. Free shuttle service brings guests to Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles, 23 miles away. Farther afield is the Wynwood Arts District, the Art Deco landmarks of South Beach and the designer stores (including Neiman Marcus, Bulgari and Versace) at the open-air Bal Harbor Shops.
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This place is perfect. The Golf was excellent, the spa and pools were perfect. The beds were perfect. Restaurants were A+. Great Job Trump Doral. I cannot wait to go back. Had tons of fun just hanging out on the patio at the restaurant taking in the views.
My husband and two grown children stayed only one night at Trump National Doral Miami, as we were heading back from a vacation in the Keys and didn't want to try to make the long drive to the airport from our resort in Marathon. Got a great price online. It is all about golf, so each villa (which house all of the rooms) is named after a famous golfer. Furnishings were beautiful, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. All wore a name badge that included their state or country of origin. We had good conversations with a man from Puerto Rico regarding the damage and slow recovery after the hurricane in 2017. Also discussed the current crises in Venezuela due to power outages with a young woman from that country. Her family was in an area that had electricity a few hours a day. Food was resort-priced, but excellent. It was near the (MIA) airport, so when we were outside we saw/heard those big jets, but the rooms were almost soundproof. It would have been nice if the shopping was a little more diversified - being a golfing resort, all of the shopping centered around golf. We would have taken the resort's shuttles into the beach area had we been there another day or two. Given the opportunity to stay in a beautiful place with great service and excellent food for one night, at a very good price, I thought our stay deserved an excellent rating.
This was my second time at the hotel and my overall experience was not as good as the first.
Room a bit dark
Small bathroom (my previous stay had a good size bathroom)
Service in the restaurant below expectations
Attended the Jorge Mas Canosa Charity Golf Tournament and was served by the delightful Ana Eijo. She was very attentive and personable. The Resort itself is magnificent and a great place to have a charity golf tournament....or any other event. The property is very well-maintained, the staff are on their toes, and the food and amenities are outstanding. Two thumbs up as DJT would say!
Great place for families- staff was welcoming and accommodating. Ramped pool was great for a toddler and kiddie toys at the pool were perfect. Rahab made the best smoothies and was great with my little boy- she was fantastic! Would definitely come back again for a family trip.