Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel, Miami
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Pleasantly Surprisedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great welcome to Miamifrom Lytham
miami biscayne bay is tha bomb!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great for Pre Cruise stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel was fine but the restaurant was bad!from madasadug
We were guided by reviews we had read on tripadvisor which were all good.
The hotel was quite expensive but we decided we would give it a try.
When I booked I requested an early check in of 11am. We arrived sooner than anticipated at 9am. The receptionist was very nice and was able to offer us a smoking room straight away but we decided to wait for a non smoking. She told us we would have to wait till noon for it. Luckily it ended up being ready at 10am.
Our room had a partial see view and was very roomy. It was clean and well decorated. The hotel also has a nice pool area.
Unfortunately the location of the hotel is not the best. There are next to no shops or restaurants in the immediate area although there is a free monorail service a few hundred yards form the hotel which takes you to Bayside which has a few good shops and restaurants. Be aware though, there are a few dodgy characters about.
The first night we decided to eat in the hotel....big mistake!
The service was bad, the restaurant was freezing and we spent a fortune.
Don't use this restaurant if you are staying in the hotel. The bars are also very over priced.
The second night we asked reception staff if they could recommend anywhere for a good meal. They suggested Sopranos in Lincoln Road, South Beach. This Italian restaurant operates a limo pick up and drop off service for free and the food is good too!
On the whole we were a bit disappointed with this hotel mainly because of the price we paid and the poor service in the restaurant. Fine for a one night stay if you get a good deal.
Great Service!from A TripAdvisor Member
The first night we ate at the hotel restaurant. The food was really good and the service even better. It's a little pricey, but not marked up more than you would expect from an on-site hotel restaurant. The first night we also forgot our toothpaste and the staff brought it right up and then called to make sure that we received it, a nice touch. Our room was very nice and more spacious than a lot of 'regular' rooms I have seen. Our view was awesome and it was nice to go out on the balcony in the am and pm and enjoy the weather and the view. If in the area, we would definately consider staying at this hotel again!
Wonderful Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful Hotel!from lconeal
The marketplace was only a 5 minute cab ride from the hotel, and was absolutely wonderful! We loved the open-air design of the mall, the palm trees decorated with pink Christmas lights, and the Cuban restaurants. The 2 hour boat ride which leaves from the dock right outside the marketplace is not to be missed! My husband and I sat on the deck enjoying the ocean breezes, the calypso music, and the views of celebrity homes along Miami Beach, pointed out by a very pleasant tour guide. The tour guide kindly made blankets available for anyone who happened to get chilly. The boat even had a small snack bar in the lower level. Definitely a good deal for less than $10 a person (although that was 8 years ago - the price might have gone up since then).
Overall, my husband and I were very pleased! Our only complaint was that the hotel does not (at least it didn't in 1996) have an indoor pool.
Real Nice Beds!from A TripAdvisor Member
Worth the taxi fares!from Lindytoo
Besides the lovely marina at the back of the hotel there was not anything in walking distance hence we had to get taxis most of the time! But like I said coming back to such a lovely hotel it was worth the taxi fares.
Ask the conscierge about Sopranos restaurant, a lovely Italian in Lincoln Road Mall South Beach. It sells pasta pizza steak and seafood. Try the stone crab claws - delicous! Another bonus to this restaurant is they send a limo to the hotel to pick you up and wil take you home again after. If you finish your meal early you can even wander around the area and come back to get the limo. The last limo leaves at 10.45pm. There is no charge for this service apart from tipping the driver at your discretion.
There is a lovely hairdressers in the hotel too. My daughter had her hair highlighted there and the staff who were of cuban or spanish origin I think were lovely laughing and joking with her.
There is also a hotel nextdoor with adjoining doors and a small mall style area which you can access from the Marriotts lobby. There are gift shops mens and ladies clothes shops and 3 restaurants there. Also there is a small general store that sells most of the supplies you would ever need but also sells hot meals like cooked chicken , fish,steak, rice etc which you can take away or eat in.
All in all a great place, I would definately recommend it!
Top Local Tips for Miami
Get a GPS Either buy a GPS or rent one. Miami maps can be confusing. We used a Garmin Nuvi and had no trouble getting around town.
Three Hour Tour If you are only in town for a day, the hotel can arrange a three hour city tour (or a longer package that includes a boat tour). The one we took includes brief off the bus stops in Coconut Grove and Little Havana at a gift shop. The guided tour is conducted in tour buses with tinted windows so you can get plenty of good snapshots.
Biscayne Marketplace A must go to, it is only about a 10 minute walk from the Marriott and it is just rocking at night, it's open until 11 pm, bubba gumps was awesome!!!!!
Other names for Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel
- miami marriott
- marriott miami
- Address: 1633 North Bayshore Drive - Miami - Florida - 33132 - United States
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