Grand Beach Hotel
What We Love
- The adults-only pool on the seventh floor
- Oceanfront suites have fabulous views through the floor-to-ceiling windows
- Most suites have an extra bathroom—ideal for post-beach showers
- The well-equipped gym is open 24/7
What To Know
- There’s a daily resort charge that includes WiFi access, beach chairs, and umbrellas
- The beach closes at 5 p.m. in the winter and 7 p.m. in the summer
- On-site parking is available but pricey
- The hotel rents out bikes for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Families will feel particularly at home at the Grand Beach, thanks to its prized location on a relaxed part of the beach, miles from the South Beach scene, and its sizable suites, most of which easily sleep four guests. There are some suites with connecting rooms as well, and most have two full bathrooms. The hotel doesn’t distinguish itself much with its décor—the look is more beachy than edgy—but it works perfectly for anyone in need of serious relaxation without the feeling of being cramped in a single small hotel room. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of the ocean, bay, or city add to the expansive feeling. Several pools and hot tubs might tempt guests away from the beach, but the hotel is right on the ocean and this particular stretch of sand is less crowded than most in Miami. Snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and windsurfing are just a taste of the activities on offer for guests, though the hotel-provided beach umbrellas and chairs encourage serious lounging.
In the Area
If your goal is a relaxing beach holiday, it’s possible to avoid the chaos of South Beach altogether, though high-end restaurant and bar choices near the Grand Beach are mostly limited to offerings in the other hotels along the strip. If you want to check out the glitz and glam, South Beach is just a few miles away and easily reached by taxi, but a slew of more casual (and cheaper) restaurants can be found within walking distance on 41st Street: Café Avanti does Italian-style seafood and wine while the Latin Café offers good-value breakfasts as well as fresh juices and smoothies. For a special night out, try the more upscale The Forge, which serves farm-to-table American dishes like local snapper and dry-aged porterhouse, along with an extensive wine list and an excellent selection of beers.
How to Get There
Lovely hotel, huge very clean room, really comfortable beds. Breakfast was lovely we took the buffet option. All you can eat and there was plenty to choose from. You have access to the beach a lovely pool. Great first night of our holiday. Highly recommended.
I booked a room for 4 days on November 13 for dates Jan 1 -4 and they charges my Credit Card over $1600 to pay the room in full. That would be fine if my reservation existed but the confirmation # they gave me is missing a # and they don't have a record of my name or reservation. I have called the hotel and corporate 4 times and they keep saying someone will get back they are looking into this matter. While I have contacted my bank to dispute this matter It has been almost 4 weeks with no luck. I have also emailed them 4 times with no response. I have never experienced such lack of customer service from all whom I have tried to reach out to resolve this matter.
I recently visited Grand Beach Hotel with a friend and we had incredible time. I’m definitely plan on going back again soon. The hotel was very clean and the service was great, specially Andrea the bartender at the lobby, she was awesome! She made as a cocktail named Miami Rain. It was delicious! She was very friendly, helpful and recommended us great places to go. If you are planning to visit Miami I highly recommend this place and ask for Andrea the bartender she will make your stay unforgettable!
If you ever need any assistance ask for Daniel at the Front Desk. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to help you. Very good experience so far, highly recommend this place!
You will not regret it!
They were unable to find my reservation at first and I had to go up to the main counter several times and finally the reservation was taken care of. I was given a choice to upgrade rooms for half the price which was good and a complimentary bottle of champagne for my birthday. When I arrived in the room, it was in poor shape. The walls were dirty and banged up, the bathroom was not clean properly and a toilet was filthy, the sink was stopped up, and the tables we're not clean properly. I always bring things to clean up with so I started to clean the room and call the front desk. The housekeeping service came up and cleaned the toilet at least. It looked like the carpet needed vacuuming but it was just old paint all over. The views from the room were amazing and really was the best part of the experience.
The resort fee was overpriced for what you got and given that other high-end hotels in the area was less is that good. The check-in process was a mess and the tax associated with Resort fee and upgrade charge was outrageous. The rooms we're not properly cleaned or care for. The restaurants were overpriced, especially a waffle ice cream cone $9 crazy and one drink at the bar $18. However, the poolside bartender was excellent and accomodating. The food was decent. I feel this hotel is not a 4 star resort and I should have went elsewhere. On the flip side, The View was amazing and it was good to be close to the trolley. Probably will not stay here again.