YVE Hotel Miami
What We Love
- Killer views of yachts and cruise ships in Biscayne Bay — and matching stateroom-inspired design
- “Monscierge” screens in the lobby let you check weather, find restaurants, even print boarding passes
- Walking distance to theaters, concerts and sports arenas
- A $2 Metromover ride from the airport
- Free WiFi throughout — and loaner iPads you can sign out from the front desk
What To Know
- The hotel requires a $50 daily deposit, which will be refunded or credited toward incidental charges at checkout
- Views of water everywhere — but no pool to swim in; a 15-minute cab ride from the beach
- The two elevators can cause a traffic jam at peak checkout times
- The city center locale will disappoint those imagining the resort strip of Miami Beach
- A $13.56 per night amenity fee will be collected at the hotel (includes WiFi, one signature YVE alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage per person served daily in the lobby from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and more)
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
It’s a mod, mod, mod, mod world. A just-completed gut renovation transformed an outdated hotel high-rise into a sleek contemporary tower with info-packed computer screens on the wall, oceans of blue carpeting and crisp white walls inside, and an exterior that’s spotlit in different hues each night — such as red when the Miami Heat is playing at American Airlines Arena, across the street.
Bed and Bath
The Biscayne Bay and its passing boats inspired the room decors. The interiors call to mind the staterooms of the cruise ships visible from some rooms, with a cushy white bed floating on a thick, wave-patterned carpet opposite a flat-screen TV. The all-white bathrooms are small but ship-shape, and there are thoughtful touches throughout, from Aveda products in the shower to the blue-painted closet interior, which subtly echoes the nautical theme.
It’s right off the lobby, but Jeffrey Chodorow’s Biscayne Tavern is more than just a hotel restaurant. Its inviting wooden bar, craft beer menu, unpretentious vibe and urban comfort food (think spicy shrimp and grits) make it a crowd-pleaser among locals as well as guests. It’s especially crowded before and after Heat games, at the arena across the street — and pretty packed during games, too, thanks to the big-screen TVs on the back wall.
In the Area
Downtown is a business hub (it has the country’s largest concentration of international banks), but if you’re here for play, not work, you can walk to the Adrienne Arsht Center for traveling Broadway shows, dance performances, opera and concerts; American Airlines Arena for sporting events; and Bayfront Park for carousel rides, open-air concerts and yoga by the bay. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head around the block for Miami’s best Peruvian fare at Ceviche 105 or Pollos y Jarras. The hipster-packed restaurants and open-air graffiti galleries of Wynwood and the luxury shops of the Design District are a few minutes away in a cab, and the sandy shores of Miami Beach are just over the causeway — about a 10-minute drive.
How to Get There
The hotel is very good. It is have fantastic view of the port and Bayside in downtown of miami. Near the bus stop of hop on hop off miami. The personal speak spanish and english. Checkin is to 4 p. M.
We stayed here the night before a cruise. When we arrived the lobby was filled with a tour group of teens. There are only 2 small elevators so it took forever (30 minutes after check in) to get to room. Lobby crew didn’t really seem to care that it was a disaster. Bathroom in room was tiny. Toilet paper holder dug into our side when on the toilet. Leaving the next day, we had to carry our bags down NINE flights of stairs because elevators were always full. The area around the hotel isn’t that nice either. While it’s nice to be so near the cruise port, next time I would stay somewhere else and just drive an extra 5 minutes to get to the ships.
I would not recommend this hotel.. tiny rooms, tiny elevators, very expensive compared to other hotels, I'll certainly know the next time, when I come back in September not to go here. It may be nice for one or 2 people,