Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach
What We Love
- The luxurious Spa at Eden Roc
- Not one but four infinity pools to dip your toes in
- Strawberry caipiroskas from the iconic lobby bar
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What To Know
- The property will be under renovation from June to September 2015; pool access will be limited June 19 through August 18
- It’s a 10-minute drive ($10 cab ride) or 20-minute bike ride from the hotel to the heart of South Beach
- A $21 resort fee per night covers two bottles of water, high-speed Internet and use of two beach chairs per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Aesthetically, the Eden Roc Miami Beach falls somewhere between the whitewashed cool of many boutique South Beach stalwarts and the familiar look of an upscale chain. The resort’s 631 rooms and suites sprawl across a renovated historic building dating back to the mid-1950s, as well as a newer tower added in 2006. The decor is comfortable but somewhat predictable (safe, muted colors and basic furnishings). That said, the guestrooms follow a familiar floor plan, save a cheeky view from the tub into the bedroom area in some rooms. For a roomier feel — think floor-to-ceiling windows and a jetted whirlpool tub — book one of the suites. The views alone are worth it.
Bed and Bath
Even the smallest room categories (Deluxe and Intracoastal) are spacious, at 430 square feet. Even with their size (they’re notable for being some of the larger hotel bathrooms on Miami Beach), though, not all rooms come equipped with separate bathtubs; book a suite if soak time is imperative. However, all bathrooms do have rainfall showerheads, plush bathrobes and a selection of Aveda hair and skin products.
The upside of being two miles north of sceney South Beach is that Mid-Beach is less crowded and the water more pristine. Two beach chairs are included in the resort fee, but there are four different pools to hop between if that’s the scene that fits you best. For prime relaxation, you can book a rooftop cabana at the Spa at Eden Roc, but you’ll still feel quite pampered in the spa’s main (coed) lounge, with its cream loungers and pretty potted plants and soothing sculptures. Treatment-wise, couples massages and four-handed facials are popular, and the scrub bar is a great addition to the spa’s sauna and rain showers. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sample classic food infused with Latin and Caribbean flavors at the oceanfront Cabana Beach Club, or snack on casual fare alongside a dirty martini at the circular lobby bar.
In the Area
The Eden Roc’s most interesting neighbors are its fellow Mid-Beach hotels. Next door is the Vegas-esque Fontainebleau and its slew of high-profile restaurants including Scarpetta and Hakkasan — worth a visit for the luxe Chinese den decor alone. Also here is the LIV nightclub, which plays host to internationally acclaimed DJs five nights a week. Just around the bend on Collins is the Soho Beach House; while most of it’s open only to members and guests, you can get a peek at the scene with a meal at Cecconi’s (the fairy-light-strung patio leads onto the main pool deck, making for prime people watching). And to prove that Miami can pour a craft cocktail with the best of ’em, there’s the Broken Shaker, where locals and cool kids alike sip mixology-driven drinks infused with fresh samples from the garden.
How to Get There
I went there with another couple, and we have nothing but great things to say about the staff, location, rooms, and activities to do in the surrounding area and at the hotel itself. We spent most of the days around the pool and beach, and if you are looking for a relaxing getaway in South Florida we highly recommend staying at this hotel.
Large massive property . # pools and nice beach access. Everywhere you go looks great but something is broken. The shower by the beach access, the blowdryer in the room. No ice on floors and wanted some every evening so $$ to tip for ice. Mildly annoying. Spa took 2 days to fix a large charge posted to me even before I came to Florida. Had to ask for an explanation once I arrived???Welcome bags for the wedding we were attending had to be requested, Questions to the concierge had opposite response on the phone vs. in person...very confusing. Rooms were spacious but generic. We did appreciate the shelves in the bathroom and magnifying mirror. Housekeeping was irregular..No new shower caps or soaps without calling for them
The service was excellent in the hands of Ariel. I recommend very fresh food. The ambient temperature of food ????????????. Ariel is so kindly ... the coffee it was great is no american coffee is export coffee very strongly and smell is so good.