A $20 daily resort fee covers WiFi, morning newspaper and shuttle service to the beach at Trump International Beach Resort Miami, 23 miles away
The Spa at Doral has a separate entrance, facilities and suites for guests 16 and over, all shared with the Pritikin Center for Longevity
Paid parking only; $18 per night to self-park, $27 for valet
Pets under 25 pounds welcome for a $250 fee
Parking on site
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Swank suburban Miami resort fresh from a $250 million renovation, with four golf courses, four pools and a spa
From this resort’s opening in 1962, the name Doral has been highly esteemed in the golf world. A total overhaul (to the tune of $250 million and counting) by new owner and avid golfer Donald Trump has touched every aspect of the resort. The property spans 800 acres in inland Miami, and the 643 guestrooms and suites are spread out in eight off-white Italianate villas with red tile roofs, each named after a legendary golfer. Gorgeous hand-strung Swarovski crystal chandeliers hang in the marble lobby and the ballrooms, and elsewhere the marble interiors are accented with scrollwork iron banisters with gold handrails and gold chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
The interiors are all new, from the carpets to the hurricane-proof windows, and elegantly done in shades of ivory, taupe and yellow. Trump Collection beds with cushy Serta mattresses come with crisp linens, overstuffed pillows and white leather quilted headboards. The marble bathrooms have gold fixtures and open-frame showers (tubs are in suites only). A wet bar with an espresso machine ups the comfort level, as does a balcony or patio.
In addition to the iconic Blue Monster (which has been part of the PGA Tour for more than 50 years), the other courses (all redone by Gil Hanse) include the hilly, New England–style Red Tiger and the Golden Palm, which has tight bunkers and fast, contoured greens and debuts in January 2015. The central pool area includes a zero-entry lagoon-style pool with a water slide, a separate lap pool and a large sundeck with soft chaises and waiter service. Daytime dining, from burgers to fresh ceviche, is available at the poolside Palm Grill or in the Clubhouse at Champions Bar and Grill, which has a wood and leather interior and outdoor tables overlooking the links. Come evening, the buzz moves upstairs to BLT Prime, which is distinguished by a chic circular bar and serves seafood as well as 28-day dry-aged steaks that come with a choice of nine sauces, from blue cheese to chimichurri. The stand-alone Spa at Doral shares space with the Pritikin Center for Longevity. In addition to two swimming pools and the Pritikin dining room (accessible to Trump guests), there are treatments from LING and Aromatherapy Associates. The Trump Kids Club, designed in partnership with Land of Nod, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In the Area
Part of greater Miami, the city of Doral is just seven miles from Miami International Airport, but it feels a world apart from the bustle of downtown. Free shuttle service brings guests to Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles, 23 miles away. Farther afield is the Wynwood Arts District, the Art Deco landmarks of South Beach and the designer stores (including Neiman Marcus, Bulgari and Versace) at the open-air Bal Harbor Shops.
Trump National Doral Miami
4400 N.W. 87th Ave
Doral, Florida 33178
How to Get There
Flights are available to Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from MIA, about seven miles away, are approximately $30 per person, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Transfers to/from FLL, about 35 miles away, are approximately $70 per person, each way, and can be arranged through the property.