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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
They def charge you Ritz prices, but nothing about this places feels like a Ritz. Rooms were “updated” in 2016. Yes, they have a coastal feel but I mean, for a Ritz, it could have been much nicer! Esp the bathrooms. Upon arrival, entrance of hotel looks nice, but front desk staff was mediocre at best. They all looked unhappy. Our room, decent ocean view but room was dirty esp bathroom. Debris and hair all over the place. Housekeeping needs to do a better job. Food at hotel was good but NOT excellent esp at the Grand Pool, and that area was so sad, run down and gross. Plastic bottles and cups in the pools, bottle caps too. The grounds were filthy and very run down/sad looking. Guests should just stick to main pool or new kids pool opening soon.
I’ve been at much better Ritz Carlton’s with the full Ritz experience of pure, clean and true luxury from start to finish. This place needs a bit of guidance there.
Was very sorry to find out that Key Biscayne beach is really gone...and the one left full of contaminated algies...ocean water dirty and impossible to swim because of the county warning ....but the hotel is...same Ritz-Carlton as everywhere else...good service....nice rooms...etc. etc.
I went to the SPA and I took a massage which was renewing me snd a manicure/pedicure, best one ever!
Also, details like lemon water, fresh fruit, infusions while you’re there. You can also take a sauna or a hamman, space is very clean and people very helpfull