The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
What We Love
- Minutes from Miami but feels worlds away
- An oceanfront family pool and a secluded adults-only one
- A 20,000-square-foot spa, 11 tennis courts and a state-of-the-art gym with personal trainers
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What To Know
- 15 miles from South Beach and Miami International Airport
- Club level rooms include free beach beverages, WiFi, a dedicated concierge and a lounge with all-day culinary offerings
- Free car service on Friday and Saturday nights to Key Biscayne restaurants
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Miami Beach hogs all the attention, but Key Biscayne is Miami’s prettiest barrier island. Despite miles of golden sand beaches and lush nature reserves, this Ritz-Carlton is the only luxury hotel on the island. The British colonial-style resort set amid tropical gardens feels like an escape from the city (but is only 20 minutes from downtown). The resort rocks a 20,000-square-foot spa, 11-court tennis center, four restaurants and its own ice cream parlor. Cioppino, the resort’s signature restaurant, serves Italian fare and loads of local seafood. Spacious rooms have balconies, Frette linens and posh bathrooms with marble tubs, a mother-of-pearl wall and plush robes.
In the Area
Just across the Rickenbacker Causeway, you’re a short drive from the boutiques, bars and restaurants of the growing Brickell area. Grab speakeasy-style cocktails at Blackbird Ordinary or party at Brit pub–inspired haute hotspot the Hoxton. Catch a concert or the Miami Heat playing in their own kingdom, American Airlines Arena, farther north. Or get your dose of culture at the nearby Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The on-site Prelude by Barton G. offers a $29 prix-fixe dinner menu for seatings prior to 7:30 p.m.
How to Get There
The staff at this resort are all so amazing - they make the trip! The grounds are also beautiful and food is really good. The rooms are average / below average for what you would typically expect from a Ritz, but again the staff really goes out of their way to do whatever they can to make your stay the best it can be - and it was an amazing time overall. If you plan to be out of the room for most of your trip enjoying the pool, beach, and restaurants you wont be disappointed.
Very pleasant place to stay. I found rooms and interior bit old fashioned but staff wins it all! We had Anthony and Rachel on check in and they made us feel welcome since first moment. They advised us on activities going on. All stuff was genuinely friendly and there were lots of little touches like free candies or live band. There are 2 swimming pool and direct access to the ocean. The winner was morning yoga with Ilyce facing the ocean. It is worth trying she is very patient. I felt here like at home and it was over my expectation.
Beautiful hotel, perfect service by everyone. Clean.
Book this hotel with the island view, really amazing in de morning, night and evening! (Sunset). Rooms are big, fresh and the bed is luxury. Beach is the only minpoint because of the dirt from the sea, but the pools are spectacular.
The Ritz-Carlton was lovely but for the price I would expect a little more high end. The food in Lightkeepers was so so. The Cantina and the Grill were fine. Service was good. Pool lovely. Beach terrible. The seaweed is like a snowbank every day. No one is in the water due to the seaweed coming in. You can sit on the beach but the seaweed smells and is buggy. They move it most days but it just keeps coming in. This was a huge disappointment for us but I should have checked. We had a suite, oceanfront it was really nice and spacious. We played tennis, biked (using the LimeBikes) through the park. It wasn't far and then biked on the other side of the island to look at all the houses. All the local restaurants aren't far. Very quiet area, good for little kids, definitely not teenagers or older.
The customer service was ok. For the price it was not worth it, my husband and I will never stay here again. We first checked in and the bed was stained. We called to get the sheets changed which they came quickly but the housekeeping supervisor stated that she didn’t see any stains right in front of me and my husband like we made this up and it was right there. Then she came back with a bar soap for the inconvenience. I always thought the Ritz Carlton was a fancy luxury hotel but it’s not, well not this one. Last but not least for the price of the rooms should at least have a jacuzzi tub in the rooms.