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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Checking in was really simple and easy. All the staff were very nice and professional. My room was lovely; great view of the ocean with the most comfortable bed! Location was great; right near one of the most popular nightclubs "LIV Nightclub" and my favorite restaurant, 'Nobu.' So close that they were both walking distance.
The only minor issue I had was that I was misled on the information given to me about the adult pool. Concierge said it was open anytime for adults and they even offered to send me beach towels to my room at night. However, when I went for a late night swim (say about 9:30pm) a security guard came and kicked me out, which was upsetting and really disappointing. Concierge should have let me know they had time restrictions as opposed to sending me towels at night and insinuating that I could swim at any time I wanted.
Aside from the late night pool experience, my experience with the hotel was wonderful and memorable. I did not want to leave!
The hotel it’s self it’s very nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful, it is very expensive to eat at the hotel itself. It’s also expensive to stay here which is why we weren’t to happy with our “view” they talked the room up at check in and to our disappointment the balcony with the view was a painted roof. Very disappointing. I wish we would have been told about this sooner. If we would decide to stay here again this would be something I would make sure would not happen again.
This hotel is beautiful. It's clean and the white decor is so Miami. Room is spacious, twin queen beds, twin bathroom and area with a sofa bed. Slept three of us comfortably.
Balcony view with sea to the left (beach) and high way and uptown view and more water to the right.
They were renovating the roof pool. But down stats they have two pools and two hot tubs and private beach access with free towels and loungers and umbrellas. Hammocks on site between palm tress too.
The beach is picture perfect with blue sky's, Miami heat and white sand.
Dining for breakfast is a treat too. Loved coconut pancakes and eggs and OJ I had one morning.
I will return again for sure!
We were granted chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival. Loved my stay here. It's a taxi ride from Ocean drive and south beach but just out of the hustle and bustle. Love it!
The hotel is situated in a great location, staff inside the hotel are great. We met German Sandoval the manager and Andrea Boulan at the bar, they are great people who really make the difference and make you want to come back again and again. All the amenities are top of the line, and once you understand all the charges before you get to the hotel, you won't feel lied. The private pool and area in the 7th floor are awesome and have a great view... I will definitely come back!!!
I would like to commend this hotel for employing great staff. J.P. was not only very professional, he answered all my questions that were unrelated to room service, and he was nice and friendly. Good work!!!