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
We spent 1 night in this hotel and everything ran smoothly. The room was big and comfortable with an amazing view on a bay and city.
Staff was perfect in lobby bar ( here you can order sushi and drinks) Especially Martina from the Czech Republic - she is really nice, professional and helpful.
My wife and I spent 4 nights there for our honeymoon. The Florida resident rate was excellent for a hotel of this caliber. Upon check in, were greeted by a lovely young lady at the front desk named Gabriela. When Gabriela found out we were on our honeymoon, she gave us a complimentary upgrade to an oceanfront room with a King bed. The balcony overlooked the pool and Atlantic Ocean, an unbelievably beautiful view! The pool area is incredible! The service we received during our stay was excellent, everyone from the servers to the pool attendants. I will certainly go back for another stay. If you’re looking for a top notch property in Miami Beach to relax and enjoy, away from the craziness of South Beach, you need to stay there!
The hotel is a little bit old, but there is a lot of space in the rooms. The pool es very cool and clean and the beach is the best part! This hotel has the best part of the beach in sunny isles. Is a very good hotel for families and for couples.
We were extremely disappointed with the condition of the premises and the construction site next door... but first things first:
We arrived early afternoon on a Saturday and checkin was a charm, reception team was very friendly and helpful, as were other team members throughout the hotel. We toured Florida for a week so we only stayed one night in each place, Trump International was our first.
We have been to other Trump Hotels and were delighted with the levels of service and luxury, however this one was disappointing:
Rooms are old and haven’t been refurbished in a while. Our carpet had an ancient smell and our view was to the south - a huge construction site on the plot next to the hotel. Sunday’s was off work but dirk g the week incl Saturdays this is very loud and unpleasant. In Europe, Hotels must inform their guests of such events, however we weren’t notified. Expect construction noises at least until mid-2019, they just started the earthmoving.
The bed was super compfy, however the bathroom was old and looked used.
We really liked the pool with little waterfalls around it, and it’s quite huge. We went for an evening swim and wanted to have a cocktail by the bar, however the poolside was not inviting: most sun beds still had used towels on them, nobody bothered to clean them up so the site looked used and not well maintained. The pool bar wasn’t cozy at all, bright lighting like in a hospital.
All in all extremely disappointing for the price we paid + $25 Resort Fee + Parking was extra! Not at all up to Trump standards, old and used hotel, we will definitely not come back here.
Our original plan was to stay in Miami for a week but we cancelled the suite we booked for the entire week and were happy we did. The construction site is an absolute no-go. Sad.
This a wonderful hotel which is well run. It is clean and well maintained. The restaurants offer tasty food that is well prepared. Gil's Beach Grill is good for lunch. Neomi's Grill is a great place for dinner with fine service and excellent food. The employees are courteous and helpful. We enjoyed our time at this resort.