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.
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The grand was a great hotel in Surfside. Modern, large rooms. We had some issues checking out because of the way they process the bill when you pay head of time, but it ended up being correct. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff, great adult only rooftop pool and rooftop bar -friendly bar man at night- with great views of Miami and the ocean/beach. Beach service, bar in the lobby, good dinning options. It was a great hotel, but a little lackluster for us and probably would not return. Some stains on the carpet, bathroom door frame was all rusted in the corner because water ran out of the shower and naturally slopped in that direction, so the carpet stayed wet as well. Nothing wrong with it, but we weren't wow'd. Definitely the more affordable hotel in Surfside.
The hotel is regular, however the concierge services to store itens delivered prove to be a nightmare.
They have lost several itens and the process o acknowledgement of the fact and provide a solution was even worst.
It seems that the policy in the matter is to win due to fadigue of the guest.
In general terms the property is nice , but it’s not enough to compensate the low level
of the services.
Once there so many options on the location, I will never come back.
A special remark on the poor job done by a person who present herself as a manager named Sofie. She made everything worst!!!
We stayed 2 nights at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside. Our plane arrived at 4 a.m.!! We picked up our rental car and drove to the hotel. They were so unbelievable nice and let us check in that early without any cost. Was great to have a little sleep before we started our sightseeing. The breakfast is good but really overpriced. That also counts for the parking unfortunately.
The bring you in with a low rate for an ocean view and the room is a pool view, but they charge you the ocean view rate. Next the charge you a high resort fee and parking about $70 a night total. Then the put tax on it so the $339 poolside room costs $450 a night. The room 871 had no hot water, called three times and the fixed it the next day so my wife and I took cold showers for the first day and night. One of the showers was filthy with someone else’s hair and the floor was sticky. Only two of the three elevators work and the hotel was full. Waits for the elevator were ridiculous. Not the worst hotel experience I ever had but usually the management would care, apologize and comp you. Not in this place. Here is a pic of my ocean view
The Grand Beach Hotel, Surfside, is only five years old, but you can expect to find the timeless grace of service and pleasing surrounds one expects from the very best of hotels and resorts I could dwell on the many pleasures attending their oceanside and rooftop (adults only) pools of varying temperatures and type, or the many amenities of their restaurants and lobby and poolside bars, or point out that there is here a five star spa, but I think the attitude of the place might best be expressed by the willing and savvy help I received from Johnny of the maintenance department. Though it was not his assigned area of expertise, in a quick ten minutes he had shown me how to connect the wondrously big HD screen in the living room of the suite to my laptop, or any other device I cared to have connected.
I'd write more, but the sunnier of my two balconies is calling my name -