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
This hotel is fantastiv. Good location, the room was clean and very spacious, do not miss out to pass by the restaurant, the food is delicious our server Wendy was very nice and friendly, i tried the best pasta ever, and i would like to Thanks Mayling for the suggestion, she was very attentive and professional.
Never been to Miami so hotel was a "stab in the dark". But good choice. About 15 mins from airport and a short taxi ride to South beach which is a must do in Miami. We paid $25 for use of beach umbrella and sun loungers at hotel which we thought worthwhile Opted for a superior room which was fabulous. Very good continental breakfast.
Helpful and Friendly Safe
3 pools and a straight walk way to the beach makes life easier to go outside and Enjoy the sun
Highly recommended this place for a relax get away
Loved it and would easily book again
From looking at its facade this hotel may not seem that “Grand” at first; however, once you enter that glass door it is Grand indeed. The lobby and all the guests amenities are spotless clean. While enjoying a “cafe” at the lobby we had the opportunity to speak with Clara, who was taking care of the lobby. Although she was busy with her job, she took a few minutes to answer some typical tourist’s questions. The front desk workers were also very friendly and helpful, and the food choices are great. Loved their pizzas and tasty chicken wraps. Will certainly return for a longer stay.
We are really enjoying our stay. Pool is awesome and Wendy at the restaurant is great. She is kind, attentive, and has made our stay memorable.
Rooms are large and very clean. Will be back in the future. It is a great hotel if you have young children!