What We Love
- Private balconies in each of the bright, modern guest rooms
- Penthouse views and private pool at the Whisper Cocktail Lounge on the 50th floor
- Signature Bliss lemon + sage toiletries in the marble bathrooms
What To Know
- Spacious standard guest rooms start at 440 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Two eateries onsite: Café Icon (coffee and tea only) and 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar (American fare)
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Part of the W Hotels portfolio, this 148-room Brickell Avenue high-rise was a Viceroy prior to its rebranding in 2016. Bright, spacious guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies with either city or Miami River views, and the W’s signature swanky design with mirrored walls, marble bathrooms, and bold accent furniture in bright emerald and aquamarine hues. Built in 2008 as part of the $1 billion iconbrickell residential development, the hotel fronts the property’s posh, two-acre outdoor “living room,” now a W-branded WET Deck. Three linear infinity pools—including an 80-person hot tub, one of the world’s largest—overlook Biscayne Bay, surrounded by tree-shaded lounge chairs and whimsical design flourishes like a larger-than-life chessboard. Check the pool status before booking: it’s expected to close for about 14 months for major repairs, though you can still frolic in the private pool at the chic black-and-white Whisper Cocktail Lounge on the hotel’s 50th floor.
In the Area
Downtown Miami’s newest shopping area, Brickell City Centre, opened a few blocks west of the hotel. Work up an appetite browsing high-end retailers including Armani, Ted Baker, and Saks Fifth Avenue, then grab lunch at Pubbelly Sushi for inspired fusion cuisine (think spicy tuna rolls with truffle oil and French onion miso soup). Need an escape? Tour nearby Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a rambling century-old villa estate surrounded by subtropical forest and 10 acres of formal gardens—South Florida’s answer to Versailles.
How to Get There
The W Miami on Brickell is a lovely hotel with spacious rooms and great bathrooms. One weird feature was the safe not being screwed to the closet floor (see pic). Also the blinds which you can lower so your roommate doesn't see you in the bathroom are of very cheap quality. (Pic) Not matching the rest of the lovely room.
There isn't really a great view since the hotel occupies the lower floors of the tower but we didn't come to Miami to look out of the window. The gym and Spa is in the adjacent ICON building. Getting there is a little funny, they make you cross through the parking garage on the 14th floor. But once you arrive you are treated to very luxurious and elegant facilities as well as a great gym with lovely views. The pool on the 50th floor is amazing. Valet parking is pricey but there is affordable self parking accross the street.
I would definitely return.
We arrived and our room was ready to go, which was greatly appreciated. Easy area to walk and we walked a lot! Room and bathroom was huge. Nice restaurants like Flemmings and Capital Grill right across the street, but not many options for breakfast unless you walk to 8th.
Twice during our stay both of our keys go deactivated, and the keys were kept separately so that was a mild inconvenience of having to go back to front desk with bags in hand to get back in our room.
The pool deck was excellent, but the service up there leaves something to be desired. After getting two drinks we never saw our server again and couldn't even find her to cash out. Very strange when you would assume that's how the servers make their living.
If staying in Brickell again we would surely come back here.
My family stayed at the W this past christmas while we waited to jump on a cruise from Miami. The hotel is located in a very good spot with lots of things nearby to walk to. The pool was also a big hit with our kids and the views were awesome. However, the hotel rooms smell, are run down, and need updating big time.
Enjoyed our girls weekend at the W Miami! The location is great and central to many restaurants but ~20 minutes from South Beach. The room was great and spacious with a huge bathroom and balcony. Service was great throughout the property!
One downside was the pool was under construction and we did not know that before arriving. The pictures made it seem like there were two pool areas to enjoy but there actually are 3 pools (2 smaller and one large one) but mostly under construction right now.
We stayed at the W in downtown Miami a few nights as part of a work/pleasure trip. The hotel is part of a larger complex that includes the Icon Brickell condos and guests can use that building's amenities including their fitness center and spa. The spa area is absolutely fabulous with a series of hot tubs and plunge pools in a large room bracketed by oversize fireplaces and dripping with what has to be the world's largest chandelier, all done up very hip and chic. We loved being able to go there after an active and tiring day. The weird thing is that to access it, you have to switch elevators and then journey through the parking garage for at least 10 minutes. Worth it once you're there, but a big strange. Our hotel room was lovely and very relaxing with a fantastic and large bathroom. The main pool was under renovation, but beyond that, it was a great experience. Well done, W.