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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Surfside is an excellent location where you can walk to restaurants and the ocean is at your back door. This hotel is beautifully decorated. The balconies fail to deliver. They are cramped and not private - you could reach out and touch your neighbor. The staff was cordial when forced to interact with you but not a warm welcome feeling at check in or at all during my stay. Lack of attentiveness lowers my rating to average. I'll be staying somewhere else on my next visit.
Wonderful time! My first time trying yogalates, and Maria was a great teacher. I felt very relaxed and she was very helpful. She teaches the class multiple times a day 8am and 4pm on Fridays. She can do the class on the roof or in the gym. Thank you @Grandbeach
I wish I could give this hotel less than one star. I don’t think it deserves any.
We came for a week and were told during check in that the pool has been reserved for a private event for the entire week. No one though it was necessary to notify guests during bookings or anytime before their arrival. It is beyond explanation how the hotel can justify having their guests pay full amount for the busiest time of the year while renting out the pool for a private function. The guests staying at the hotel were flabbergasted.
In addition, the overall service provided is rude and inconsistent. It is like they are doing us a favor by letting us come here. Had to call housekeeping 3 times, waited from 5 pm to 9 pm to get extra towels and hangers. After the 4 hour wait was told I have to pay extra to use the hangers.
The elevator of the main building was not working most of the time. I had to walk up 13 flights of stairs with my kids to get to the rooftop. This happened multiple times during the stay.
We have been repeat guests for the past years and this time we have been highly disappointed by the management services.
As I read through the other trip advisor comments, many of guests have also not been listened by the staff and like us, items stolen !!
The hotel is gorgeous, rooms big (even though the machinery from A/C on the balconies are super loud and can't leave the balcony door open) - terrasse, pools, buffet breakfast -everything is done to spend marvelous vacations - but if the management services is not there, everything is spoiled.
I had to send numerous emails, calls, via facebook, to have finally someone writing me back saying they can't do anything about my stolen item. - it took them 17 days to finally take the time to write me, even though I talk to them on day of departure.
Again, services at breakfast is perfect - management is inexistent.
Really needed this rest and relaxation! Wouldn’t have went anywhere else! Grand beach really knocked it out of the park. I especially liked the fruit all over the hotel ready for our picking! Room service was amazing