Grand Beach Hotel Surfside
What We Love
- An adults-only rooftop swimming pool with two Jacuzzi tubs and panoramic ocean views
- Balconies in every spacious suite
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What To Know
- Beginning December 24, there will be a resort fee of $25 per day (plus tax); it includes two beach chairs, one beach umbrella, a welcome drink, WiFi and more
- The spa is slated to open in late 2014
- The hotel is in a quieter part of Miami, about a 20-minute drive from South Beach
- An additional 70-room hotel wing is currently under construction and will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom suites
- Beach chair and umbrella rentals are an additional $10 each
- Valet parking is $35 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
At the 269-room Grand Beach Hotel Surfside, it’s all about the water. There are two oceanfront pools with waiter service, one rooftop pool with an adjacent “sky bar,” and 200 yards of soft sand facing the Atlantic Ocean. Opened in late 2013, the property is the first luxury hotel in Surfside, and every inch glistens with sophistication, courtesy of designer Frederic Marq. The light and airy suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that grant dramatic ocean or sunset views. Each room is fitted with amenities such as iPod docking stations, at least two full bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs. Standard Suites average 420 square feet, but Two-Bedroom Suites have as much as 1,000. The French-inspired Chez Gaston restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with entrees that include lamb with wild mushroom risotto and sea diver scallops with coconut milk sauce. In the future guests will enjoy the 70-room hotel wing, which is currently under construction and will feature one, two and three bedroom suites
In the Area
Miami’s Surfside Beach features a walkway/jogging path, easy beach access with plenty of parking options, and a relaxed atmosphere. For other kinds of outdoor recreation, the nearby Oleta River State Park is Florida’s largest urban park and is best known for its bicycle trails and mangrove kayaking. Visitors can also experience the South Florida lifestyle with Y Charter Miami, enjoying a luxurious yacht of their own for the day. Or, for something more hands-on, they can take to the sea with Therapy IV sport fishing. One unique neighborhood attraction is “Tales of the Surfside Turtles,” a public art installation with five-foot-tall fiberglass sea turtles designed by local artists. For a break from the sun, Lincoln Road Mall offers hundreds of shopping options, and when hunger strikes, a number of restaurants are nearby, including the top-rated Argentinean steakhouse, Baires Grill.
How to Get There
We had a great time at this hotel. The property is very clean, very well maintained. Our Room was fantastic with an ocean view. The beach is 1-minute walk away. We definitely enjoyed our time there and will be back!
The hotel is perfect, modern, very clean rooms, a pool with a spectacular view of the entire city.
The staff was very helpful and attentive, the bartender JORGE was amazing and very friendly, he made us laugh a lot, he made us delicious cocktails. Thanks Jorge.
Very good food, and excellent breakfast too.
It is also a few blocks from a mini mall with a variety of restaurants and shops.
We really enjoy our days, we hope to return soon.
Thank you so much for everything!!
I wanted to find a place that was pet friendly, near to FIU and in Miami Beach. Hooray for the Grand Beach Surfside! This is a very comfortable, well appointed hotel- right on the beach. The staff is very friendly. There are restaurants and some shops a block away- they are pricey. This is a fancy part of town- check out the Bal Harbor shops for some eyebrow raising price tags. This isn’t the funky Miami Beach where you can pick up an empanada, so expect a more upscale experience. The pools do get crazy with kids, but there is a pool for adults (21 and older much to my 18 year old’s dismay)on the roof (I did not visit it). They do nickel and dime-$44 per night for valet (pretty much what you will find for all the local hotels), $28 resort fee (includes two towels per day and a free drink) and $100 per day pet fee (I get that one). But I wanted to get away- so take my credit card! The room was extremely comfortable- enjoyed our view and our visit!
We all found the interior of the hotel beautiful. The staff fantastic in particular Stephen (concierge) always willing to advise and help despite rude people, Kel (sky bar) best bar man I have found in my 40 years, and Robert A the most funny and helpful member of staff on the front end.
Good hotel if you want to be out of the kaos, around 6miles from south beach(25 dollars in taxi).
If you want to be closer to the action and are not a family would recommend somewhere closer to Miami.
This is very nice, pretty new, 4 star hotel next to the beach with many pools, beach chairs, beautiful rooftop with couple nice Jacuzzis. The view in the evening of the sunset from the rooftop is excellent. Perfect place to view sunset with a cold drink and relax.