Posted Feb 14, 2017
Exceeded expectations. Modern hotel, 20+/- minutes from airport. On the beach. Nice pool(s) area, too. Unique 'king suite' room layout gave us and kids an extra bed for them (futon type),add'l bathroom and privacy -- good for families. Partial ocean view still beautiful...inter-coastal waterway, yachts and mansions, Miami bay all pretty. Nice sized balcony. Staff was warm and VERY 'service you' oriented. Uber to Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road (outdoor pedestrian plaza with good shops, food of all types, etc.). Great (long) weekend destination for couples or families. Only drawback: in this specific area of SoBe, you are limited to hotel restaurants and their snack bars -- no other food choices nearby. After spending $100 on light breakfasts for 3, twice, and a small fortune for dinner, we wised-up and took Uber to Lincoln Mall where we could get awesome breakfasts for 1/3 of that, lots of dinner options, too -- savings paying for the rides and more. Ocean Drive is pricey but worth one night for dinner and people watching.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by Grand Beach Hotel Representative , Hotel Management
Dear Caser, thank you for posting a superb review of your stay at the Grand Beach Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that your onsite experience was everything you had hoped for and more. We are glad that our spacious room accommodations proved to be the perfect size for your family of 3, our beachfront location proved to be convenient with its direct beach access and easy accessibility, and that our well-kept facilities and service oriented staff superseded your expectations in the duration of your visit. We are furthermore grateful for the detailed feedback you have extended in your review regarding the area surrounding the hotel; we truly believe it can be very useful and beneficial to other travelers, who might be considering a stay with us in the future or are currently in the process of planning their upcoming visit to our hotel. It was our pleasure to host you, and we hope that we will be welcoming you back for another stay in the near future.