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
Excellent family resort on Key Biscayne. An oasis minutes from Miami. Feels like you are in the Caribbean. Service was the typical top notch that you would expect at the Ritz. Family pool and a beach were excellent.
I was wowed by the service at The Ritz. I must say, I had the best check in experience I’ve ever had here!
I was greeted and offered a beverage upon arrival, my son was offered a toy, and everyone was just so cheery and lovely. I just wanted to thank all of the staff for doing such a wonderful job and making people’s vacations so memorable!
There was delicious food, lots of family friendly activities, refreshments and complementary sunscreens at the pool area and great shopping, all in the hotel. My 3 year old made so many friends and had a wonderful time.
I decided to do a photo session during the holiday. The photography service the hotel provides is heartwarming. I cried when they showed me the images of my son and I! Definitely recommend.
The only small comment I have is that the balcony was quite small in my room. Looking forward to another visit!
Stayed a couple of nights before we took a drive to the keys. SOOO relaxing and every view is beautiful from the room, pool or the beach. Quiet hotel even with company events happening. We enjoyed sitting outside for breakfast and dinner at their Light keepers restaurant. Everything that comes from the chef is tasty and the presentation makes you stop and take a photo to show your friends at home. We love this location and can't wait to come back to escape.
The hotel is located in a quiet area of Key Biscayne - my girlfriend and I spent a long weekend here and were upgraded to an oceanfront 1 bedroom suite. The room was large and well decorated with a very comfortable bed. The pool area is extremely nice and we enjoyed having drinks and lunch there throughout our stay. A nice touch is that they will bring around snacks in the afternoon and always have infused water for some refreshment. The beach bar is nice and the drinks / lunch we had were strong. The beach area was a little disappointing because of the seaweed but there was nothing the staff could do about that! It is not cheap to stay here - but you get the service that you are paying for!
Being a world traveler, I have experienced all different levels of services, quality and price ranges. This hotel (ritz Carlton) is like no other hotel in or near Miami Beach. I have never experienced services and respect from staff like I did at this hotel.
Light keepers, which is one of the restaurants in the hotel was just amazing. Our server, Daniele, was the best server I have ever experienced. He knew and had knowledge on every single item on the menu and made us feel phenomenal. It was a pleasure to have him as our waiter every night. He made our dinner extra special.
I would recommend this hotel to everyone that is interested in having an exemplary vacation. I am already looking at booking a trip back.