The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
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Excuse the cheesy reference to the not so great rapper Will Smith, so Miami...well let me just say there are 3 things you do here, go to the beach, eat and party! I stayed at a so called 'party' hostel recommended by a friend and it certainly lived up to its billing! Every night there is something to do and party to attend, but hey that ...
... screen. This place is a complete different world at night, compared to during the day. After all this, I headed back to Penn Station and after finding out I had an hour wait for the next Long Island train, I decided to sit outside MSG and watch the Knicks play on the big screen there. Obviously it's a common thing, as over a hundred people were there watching the game too. By the time I got back home and Brad picked me up, it was after 11, which equates to another huge day for me ...
On the other side of the metal detector I was waiting for my carry-on. When I put my hand on the bag, one of the police said something to me in Spanish. When he saw I did not understand, he switched to English. He said just one word, "scissors", and pointed to my bag. It was then I remembered Leslie had put her cross stitch in my bag. The offending scissors were of the three-inch variety. I gave them to ...
The Art Deco buildings along Ocean are incredible. It's a testimony to the City of Miami that these buildings have been preserved and updated rather than being torn down. Even now there are buildings on the beachfront that in the process of being renovated. The project to restore these buildings has been going on since 1987, and they're still not finished!
We wandered for a couple of hours and eventually ended up on ...
... 12 rebounds and 9 assists. He even did well to dunk the ball and do a couple of alley-oops down our end. It was good seeing Dirk Nowitzki play too. Although he just came back from knee surgery he didn’t get to play much but his precise shooting still racked up to 19 points for him. We are now sitting in our hotel room, Stu watching college football and me trying to update everyone. Biscayne Bay boat tour tomorrow which will be nice. It’s now…MEDICINE TIME! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa Miami
This hotel is out of this world!!!!!!!!! Elegant, quiet, romantic, and heavenly. This is what paradise should be like. Plus the food is amazing!! I highly recommend this place for anyone seeking an out of this world experience!!
Having been in the hotel business for the past 25 years, I've seen a lot of hotels and this one rates at the top of my list. I found it on the internet and was very curious. I booked the room during the peak hurricaine season playing against the odds due to the generous discounted price. If you book directly on-line, they will upgrade your room (and there is only 49 of them) and provide two premium martinis, gratis. The room we had was an unobstructed bay view king with breakfast included. W were placed on the 4th floor with a balcony (balcony approx. 15'x10') which even had a ceiling fan. There was also a ceiling fan in the room. The room was magnificient with a king poster bed, shell wall sconces, marble-like table tops everywhere, a definite "first class" bathroom with all of the "first class" amenities, etc.
My wife and I stayed here for one night in December of 2002. This place was really gorgeous. We had stayed for a couple of nights in South Beach which was fun but then we came over to Coconut Grove to check that out. We could have stayed a couple more nights. The room was first class all the way. The furniture seemed to be new and the bed and bedding was top of the line. We had a room on the ground floor so we didn't have a birds eye view but from what we could see it was great. The marina was close but not too close to our room. It was so relaxing to watch the boats come back from a day of sailing. The web-site doesn't show you the that there is a big condo complex on the private island but it's very tasteful (million dollar places for sure). If you are going to Southbeach think about coming over to this place for a nice change of pace.
The resort is in a secluded location, part of a secure complex of apartment buildings. The service and staff were great, and the room was fabulous. We had a lovely view of the bay, and I just loved the room, design, space, and view from the balcony. I would definitely recommend staying there if you plan to visit Coconut Grove, and downtown is just a few minutes away by car. Although the resort seemed a little empty at the time we were there, but that may be an attractive thing for some people.
This is a wonderful little hotel a little off the beaten path but convenient for everything. The rooms are large and lovely. The food, especially breakfast, was quite good. The service was warm and efficient, and the grounds were beautiful and perfectly maintained. I would definitely stay here again.
Worst Stay of my life
The hotel is beautiful, but the rooms allow pets. I am allergic to animal dander, and I was sick the whole time!!! The hotel did nothing to correct this problem either!!
No heating system!
not recommend during december....
no activities in hotel....
too cold! our room had no heating system!
Baleen is way overrated....
instead of this fusion restaurant, go with any cuban restaurants around town...
The Grove Isle is one of the most fantastic resorts I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Its location on a private island gives it a feel of being isolated from the chaos of the city. The entire atmostphere of the resort will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. All of the rooms are gorgeously furnished with private balconies. The bed had the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. The jogging track around the island is fabulous, and the swimming pool was also beautiful, with a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay. The food is great too - Baleen is expensive but gourmet, and even room service was delicious. I would highly recommend Grove Isle for any trip to Miami. If you can afford it, it is worth the price and more!
Excellent resort if you get a deal
it's a wonderful pricey place. we got a good deal online so it was wonderful for us.
great staff. very quiet yet close to everything in miami.
one of my favorite hotel rooms ever.
Would stay there again
Wonderful staff...terrific service...very nice, comfortable rooms - best bed I've ever slept on.