Trump International Beach Resort
What We Love
- Serene views from every balcony
- The beach is quieter and more pristine here than in South Beach
- Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall just a short drive away
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What To Know
- The theme-park-like pool is mostly kid-friendly, especially on weekends
- It’s a 25-minute drive to South Beach; traffic can make it longer
- The neighborhood doesn’t offer as much nightlife as bustling Miami Beach
- A $24.61 resort fee charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hotel may not be a nightlife hot spot or have all the quirky, boutique bells and whistles, but it provides space and comfort in a reliable, no-fuss way. Public spaces follow traditional layouts with standard, modern residential-style furniture throughout, including the double-height lobby. The palette on hand is a particularly business-ish mix of neutrals with a few colorful accents from tropical flowers (and the prime sea views).
Bed and Bath
Bedrooms here are roomy. That’s one thing this area — far north of the poky old buildings that serve as hotels on South Beach — has going for it. There may be no wow factor in the rooms’ design, but all guests have to do is glance over at the floor-to-ceiling view of the aquamarine Atlantic to see why little could compete. Most rooms have separate showers and bathtubs, and all have bathrobes. Bath amenities are spa-quality, while Suites include a washer and dryer, which is handy for longer stays.
If guests love splurging on seafood by the water, Gili’s Beach Club is a great spot to do it with one’s toes in the sand. It’s the area’s first restaurant located smack-dab on the beach. Lobster and caviar are, naturally, the big-ticket menu items. More casual snack options — shrimp cocktails and carpaccio — are available alongside tropical drinks. For more traditional meals, guests have the option of Neomi’s Grill, serving classic salads, flatbreads and a fish of the day or Fusion Lounge, a dark sushi den off the lobby that serves a robust Japanese menu and sake-based cocktails. The hotel also has a fitness center and an Aquanox Spa, where treatments are superb. The resort also has tennis courts, a few retail stores and a kids’ club.
In the Area
Take a black AMEX to Bal Harbour Shops, a short eight-minute drive south, to sample the wares of Trina Turk, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg and Gucci. Or, for those who prefer to ditch the clothes completely, nearby Haulover Beach Park has a clothing-optional beach. (It’s the northern third of the beach between lifeguard towers #12 and #16.) Beach ambassadors (they’re the ones in the green safari hats) are on hand to advise on etiquette. Finally, top off a stay in the area with a farewell meal at J&G Grill, serving up Jean-Georges Vongerichten-approved meals in a spectacular seaside setting.
How to Get There
The hotel is very good and central located. A valet service will take care of your vehicle. The lobby looks by far better as the outside are in front of the hotel.
It’s one of the dated trump resorts, but perfectly maintained and updated to today’s standard.
The rooms have a very convenient size, the bathroom has a double washing basin a separate shower and bath tube. Towels and amenities are by far more then needed. Everything of the best quality.
The staff is very friendly and most of the time helpful too. Over a beer you get advised what to do in town and around by the barmen. Every staff has a name batch what indicates as well where he’s from. Very helpful if you look for any advise in a different language.
The pool area and the beach are really nice and very clean.
I didn’t talk about the food, because everything was extraordinary good and of the best quality.
I can only recommend this resort.
Came here witg family to have a good time and didn’t mind paying an enormous amount of money for. Well, it so happens that the room smells musky, the shower doesn’t drain, paint peeling, service is slow and rooms don’t get put together and replenished!!!!! OMG What a disappointment... absolutely nothing is going to bring me back...
Oh so many things are amiss here... it’s a really long list, and I see that many of the reviews here have already covered them, so here is the short version. This is a tired 80’s hotel, and not much can be done to improve it that wouldn’t take millions of dollars. The entrance is faded and worn with a zoo for the valet operations. Not enough space for ALL OF THE PEOPLE... and there are plenty. Elevators, hallways, restaurant, bar area, lobby - jammed packed with sweaty people and their children. It’s essentially a crowded cruise ship on land. We kept asking ourselves out loud, “does Trump know his name is on this thing?” The surrounding area is no better. Crowded, dirty, overrun... at one point we thought we were in Istanbul. Not a bad thing if you were actually there! There are a few good restaurants nearby, but not much else. Traffic was horrific at most times and the area around the hotel is not really designed for walking. The service at the bar took 30 minutes to get, and checkout took about the same. Through all of this, there were some really great and helpful staff, so that was a plus. The room/suite was old and outdated, as was the furniture. On top of all of this, there was no indication online that foundation work has started on the hi-rise next door, so we had to listen to piling hammers all day. I rarely give such poor reviews, but this one is warranted. If you are from a developing country, this might be a great place. But if you thought the Trump luxury experience awaits you... you will be very disappointed.
Long story short - we ended up at the Trump Hotel following a HORRENDOUS airbnb experience. There were 12 of us so we reserved 2 rooms and one of the suites with a kitchen. You also have pool and beach access with wristbands for chairs and umbrellas. It is a distance from South Beach so be prepared for that. Nothing that can't be solved with Uber, or in our case (due to the event), a limo.
Very nice hotel. But the pool is small for this kind of hotel.
Rooms are clean, friendly staff.
Near Ball Harbour and Aventura areas.
The room service is good but the resort fee and parking are a little expensive.
For this price I'd rather stay at Fontainebleau.