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
Thank you to the Grand Beach Hotel for exceptional service. A special thank you to Alfred at the beach who went above and beyond for us. He made our first time experience in Miami that much more memorable. The hotel was perfect for our needs at the right price.
Alfredo & Juan from the beach are amazing. Their customer service is beyond out of this world! Everything we asked for was given to us with no problem. My family & I will back very soon, especially to see those two. Go Grand Beach!!!
I come with my daughter to relax in Miami, I was very exited to find a pretty place in Miami Beach, very close to South Beach. The Staff is super friendly and very helpful. The Beach and Pool team are excellent, wonderful service and always very helpful in all our needs. Tom and Alfredo are very welcoming, they were awesome!! Everything was fantastic.