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
This is a terrible version of a W. Run Down and poorly managed. Employees are distracted and disinterested along with the management. Services are lacking and everything is over priced. Nickel and dime up charges for basic services. Spend your money elsewhere.
I have stayed one night at this hotel, I have to say it really needs refurb at least in the rooms.
Not what you expect from a W, although the cleaning is perfect and the size acceptable.
The lobby and the common areas are great, the staff very nice and helpful, the Wet Deck on 50th floor worth spending time to relax and to enjoy drinks and food.
Had a long term stay booked here and first day checking in we fell asleep early due to jet lang and woke up with a random person delivering towels at 9pm! Why would you need tools 4hrs after check in?!
Then the first day the toilet overflowed. Tried to use the pool, but it closed at 6pm and you needed to pay to join some evening party they had (even though you're a hotel guest). Rooms inside are old, dusty and its so dark that you can not tell how dirty it really is. The couch/sitting area in our room had stains from who knows what, that i had to put a towel to just sit.
All rooms face in a way the main street and its constantly loud from cars and dust that you can not sleep well. The rooms have these creepy lamps with lions right beside the bed so everytime you turn during the night you get freaked out.
To use the gym and any other amenities you need to through some weird floor, across a parking lot and get there and it was closed. So no amenities due to the construction.
Needless to say we cancelled our reservation and were out of there after the second night.
While not a fan of the Marriott and SPG merger I had an outstanding experience at the W Miami. Raquel and Lisa were very friendly and helpful in the check in process of our 3 rooms. They are truly an asset to the W. Thank you for all of your assistance.
The spa is out of this world and the staff at the hotel are great. The roof top pool is wonderful where you can see all of Miami and also it turns into a club at night. The area around it is perfect, lots going on and great for people watching. Highly recommended