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
I had an amazing day in the hotel. The staff is wonderful and the incredible supervisor Dayssi Duque from the house keeping department made my stay very enjoyable. Great environment and lovable atmosphere. 5/5 recommended.
Great value vacation destination. It is newly renovated so the rooms are updated and clean. They offer lounge chairs at the beach with excellent attendants always happy to help with anything.
Everything is very clean with people always available to help with any need or request.
The lobby is nice with a few shops, coffee shop, restaurant and bar. The grounds are very clean and well put together. There is an ouside restaurant long with two pools and two hot tubs.
There's also a adult pool, lounge and bar on the 7th floor where no kids are allowed.
The resort is right on the beach so no walking across a busy road or anything. Easy to walk to the Fontainbleu to the shops or restaurants too.
We haven't found any place that was a better value, more reasonable or as nice for the price as this hotel, and we go down fairly regularly.
We arrived last night. There was no room service menu in our room and the closest place for getting a bite to eat was roughly 6 blocks away at the Fountainbleau Hotel. There was no room service menu in our room and no mini-bar. Only an empty refrigerator. When we requested a room service menu the first time, no one appeared. 30 minutes later, we called again, The air conditioning in the room kept malfunctioning and an engineer had to fix it once already today. When we arrived at the hotel after 10pm tonight, it was once again out of service. We called the hotel operator roughly 20 times and never got an answer. In desperation, we went to the front desk to request that they send the engineer back to the room to once again fix the air conditioning. We were told by the front desk at 10.25 pm that the operator LEAVES at 10.30pm. In the first place, we began calling the operator well before 10.30pm and could never get through to a human being. Secondly, what hotel operates without a central number for guests to call in case of an emergency or even a non-urgent need? This hotel has the worst possible service and when we politely raised these questions with front desk staff they simply shrugged. The hotel advertises itself as a four-star facility. It is no such thing. Not by a long shot. We have stayed at more than a dozen different 4 or 5 star hotels in the Miami Beach area, and the Grand Beach Hotel has nowhere near the same level of service and amenities as a true hotel in the 4-star category. We recommend against staying at this property.