Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel, Miami
Reviews - Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel
The Ritz Rocksfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Most disappointing Ritz stay everfrom A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is undoubtedly the most luxurious along the South Beach corridor, but it isn't worthy of being a Ritz-Carlton. It's just like a Delano or Shore Club masquerading as a Ritz.
Wonderfulfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great honeymoon stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not what we expectedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was on the 11th floor and was very nice and spacious. The Ritz Carlton has the best beds. Andrew, the Concierge, recommended some restaurants but we heard Nobu down here was better than the one in City so decided to go there. It was awesome. We went to the Shore Club for some pre-dinner drinks and later found ourselves at Mynt. For a nightcap we decided to go to the hotel bar by the pool. It wasn’t crowded but it seemed like it since the bartender had no idea what he was doing. We must have waited 15 minutes for a drink while seated at the bar.
The following morning I wanted to play golf at Crandon but Andrew, the concierge wasn’t able to get me a tee time. He left a couple of messages with later tee times available. He got me one for later in the afternoon so with the morning free, I went to the beach with my girlfriend. We got chaises right in front row with an umbrella ($15 fee). We asked for towels but the excuse they gave us was they were having problems with the laundry service. An hour and a half later we finally got towels. BTW, the hotel’s beach is right next to the public access, so it can get a bit crowded.
For lunch we went to the Americana, which is the restaurant by the pool. Hardly busy but we waited 20 mins for someone to take our order. After lunch we decided to sit by the pool. They found us 2 seats with an umbrella right away. They have a nice sized pool but it can get very crowded. Not sure if there is a waiter down on the beach but I’m sure there’s one by the pool, however we never saw him. After an hour or so by the pool I went up to the room to change for golf. On my way I passed the waiter by the pool and asked him nicely while pointing to my girlfriend, “Do you see the young lady in the stripped bikini?” She waves at us. “Can you please take her drink order.” He says, “Of course.” Guess what, he never came. She had to go to the bar and get her drink herself.
For dinner we ate at Quinn’s. We highly recommend it. It’s on Ocean and has a great view to watch people.
The following morning we wanted to eat outside of the hotel for brunch. We asked the concierge on duty to recommend a place on Lincoln. We get to the restaurant and find out that they don’t serve breakfast/brunch. After eating at Van Dyke’s we head back to the pool to never see the waiter again and finally check out at 1 pm even after asking for a later check out.
Having spent time at the Ritz Carlton Naples and other locations, Ritz Carlton South Beach doesn’t come close to the quality we’ve experienced in the past. With the entrance on the side street it just doesn’t have the feel of “luxury.” From talking to and noticing other guests with puzzled looks on their faces we weren’t the only ones who received questionable service. We know they just opened last year but that’s a weak excuse. On the bright side-we had great valet service ($25/night), a big room with a great bed, location of the hotel and Andrew, the concierge.
Great weekend at Ritz Carltonfrom travelhounds
RC South Beachfrom kyverdicts
Room was nice, but nothing special for this class. Two room-suite. Maid service didn't come until late one day.
Room service choices are limited and unimaginative.
Hotel public areas are well done. Our main focus was the pool and it was perfect. Highly recommended, particularly with its location near so many good restaurants.
Perfect, Perfect, Perfectfrom smueller
While it is true there are only a couple of restaurants in the hotel, there are so many wonderful restaurants in South Beach there doesn’t really need to be. The concierge was gracious and accommodating and all of the restaurants he recommended were top notch in food and service. (My husband and I had breakfast everyday by the pool, room service on our patio twice and had lunch brought to us one day on the beach.) FYI - the restaurants we visited were Barton Gs, Touch, Prime 112 and Honoria Romana where we ate hand made spaghetti while being serenaded by handsome Italian waiters. We were able to review the menus in advance at the front desk, and the concierge made our reservations for us. (He even called one place to make sure we got a good table and were having fun!!)
My husband worked out everyday and found the facilities to be fine. It was the week before Memorial Day weekend so quiet at first (which is just what we wanted.) While family friendly, I didn’t find there to be noisy kids everywhere and there was plenty for them to do in the pool and at the beach where there was even a “kids area” with umbrellas and toys.
I have noticed that in many of the Trip Advisor reviews people focus on the negative or on things that the hotel may or may not be able to control. If you are looking for that here, Ok. No one opened the door for us when we first arrived, my husband thought the breakfast sausages weren’t “sausagey enough,” the beach guys paid more attention to two pretty topless girls than to me on day 2 (Not that I blame them), and a feather from the feather bed poked me while I was sleeping one night (I was able to pull it out myself). Honestly, if they were off to a slow start due to being new, it appears they have worked out the kinks. I felt like such a queen and it was a perfect little getaway and a very special treat before our baby is born. I recommend highly and would go back in a heartbeat.
A Disappointing Experiencefrom bestbed
Treat yourself and stay here...from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Miami
S. Beach great dining at Ola We went to Blue Door at Delano. We went to China Grill. Do not go. Do not pay $200. Instead, try Ola right near Collins Ave and pedestrian mall. Amazing Latino food, drinks, and staff. We are picky and we would have gladly eaten there every night of our stay. Try ceviche which is their specialty. Not cheap but worth every penny.
Not much for kids at south beach Not much to do at South Beach for young kid, also not particularly appropriate for them.
Sunday Brunch IF you are fortunate enough to be in South Beach on a Sunday, the Sunday Bruch at Nemo's is just amazing. We have been to some fabulous brunches all over, the best up to this point being the Hyatt Regency on Kauai. But this little nook of a place had the most fabulous spread and at a shockingly reasonable price ! It's a must do for me anytime I find myself back in town again !
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- Address: 1 Lincoln Road - Miami - Florida - 33139 - United States
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