Eden Roc Miami Beach
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... was really good. We had a great time. It’s really a sing-along piano bar, and people were requesting fun songs. Plus, Dave was really funny. When he played Piano Man (by Billy Joel), he had a girl come up to hold the harmonica for him when he needed it. He told her he’d nod when he was ready for the harmonica. But on purpose he would wait until the last minute and just blow into the microphone.
We finally left about 11 pm, even though we didn’t want ...
... restaurant strip and everyone is huddled under large bar umbrellas, people are dancing in the rain or running around. The traffic has stopped and the rain is still falling heavy. We are drowned rats and decide to grab a drink. It hits 11.30pm and our tired wet bodies decide to call it a night. South Beach has been amazing, the sun is glorious, and tomorrow we spend the day in Downtown Miami to see what else this city has to ...
... can have a look at the dishes and the people and the restaurants.
The bulldog, which is an oversized margarita, daiquiri or some other exotic creation in a very large "glass" has 2 beer upside down with their heads in the drink, so I guess if the liquor alcohol doesn't get you the beer will. They are very popular as are the oversized cocktails! I ...
... was nice to get dressed up to go out we don't need to do that for the clubs we go to back home. It was quite funny though some chic banged into me and I went over in my heels and the bouncer said to Marc "am I going to have to carry your girl out for being too drunk" haha IDIOT - as if us 2 backpackers could afford to get drunk on £6 a beer in that club....we were sharing a beer for fooks sake LOL. After the set we had five mins with Paul ...
... well, I cannot resist trying to surf one of these in the 16ft. Boat.
There were five of us on board that day, to include Herb, Bart, Mac, Ed and myself, with all of our dive gear tucked under the dive platform as well.
Somewhat successful on the first attempt, the second try places us being swallowed up by the close out of the curl that full speed could not out run; Becoming a perfectly legitimate Holy S#!T! moment.
Everyone jumped out ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eden Roc Miami Beach
Elegant and Beautiful
Lovely hotel. Fantastic Service. Very Elegant. You will definately enjoy yourself. Take advantage of their fabulous spa.
I was born and raised in Miami and now return annually to visit the folks. A Travelzoo $99. special got us a room at the Eden Roc on Xmas eve. Unlike most reviewers, I have something to compare it with. As a child my grandparents kept a cabana at the E.R., meaning that we were regulars.When you enter the lobby today, you see tasteful Schrager-like velvets, soft ambient music and somewhat hip, soothing design. What a contrast to 40 years ago, when you entered a noisy lobby packed with Jewish families socializing. So, in comparision, it seems a little dead and cold now. However, in today's hotel world - it fits the bill. The staff was gracious and helpful. We were upgraded to a junior suite (3 kids in tow), which had hibiscus-themed spreads, the original 1950s tv cart, and a glass-tiled bathrooms with Starck-ish sink. It also had ocean views. No complaints! Room was commodious, quiet and comfy.Breakfast is the usual $14 eggs, but there's a Starbucks in the lobby (all I need). The gym is a full-sized gym and spa used by locals - you could spend a day working out. We had only two complaints: not enough beach lounge chairs as people reserve them with towels and then go up to the pool. And, this is a big one, the pool area is in shade all afternoon! And no kiddie pool. At $99 it's an unbelievable deal.
Great get away
Although we did not have a beach front room the Collins Avenue, with many yacht's parked on the inland waterway was a great view. The room was large and decorated very tastefully. All the hotel staff was very courteous. Ate dinner one evening on the patio facing the ocean. The food was excellent, prepared to perfection. The weather was great, sunny, in the high 70's every day. Would recommend a stay at the Eden Roc. I would have liked to stay longer but work calls.
Went for a convention and had a fabulous time. Everyone was extremely friendly and went out of their way to help you. I got upgraded to a beautifal room with a huge balcony facing the ocean. The room was amazing and the restaurant greta, but what made this place special was the fanatstic service from the check-in desk to the bellhop to the room service people! Excellent resort!
Just got back from spending 6 nights at the Miami Beach Eden Roc (Renaissance Resorts]. Very refined atmosphere, Large rooms. walk-in closets,elegant pool,and cordial staff. They have a tiny little giftshop downstairs so if you really need anything you are going to have to walk nextstore to the Fontainebleu which was easy enough. The hotel itself is on the prettier part of Collins Avenue and if you don't like a lot of noise and partying you can take a taxi with many waiting right outside the hotel [not a minute's wait!] or if you are on a budget the bus stop to South Beach is right across the avenue from the hotel or if you want to go up to Bal Harbor it's just out front. Ladie's beware !!! There are no make up mirrors in the bathrooms so bring your own!!! Considering any small drawbacks I think that anyone staying at the Eden Roc would be very satisfied. [Oh did I mention the Starbuck's coffee you can purchase in the lobby?]
We stayed at the Eden Roc for 3 nights prior to embarking on a Caribbean cruise out of Miami. We had an early flight out of Virginia and we were looking forward to checking in and getting a bite to eat for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised when we asked for an upgrade to a waterfront room and she actually obliged us. The room was spacious and actually had a walk in closet! The bathroom was huge and everything was very clean. The balcony off the room was great for having a drink in the evening or reading in the afternoon. The food at the hotel was very good like most upscale resorts and in the same price range. The pool was spectacular with Bougainvilleas in planters and little fountains lining the edge of the pool . It is one of those great pools from the by-gone era, huge! The staff were some of the nicest people I've ever met. The managers were anxious to please and everyone from George, the Concierge/bell hop, to the waiters and waitresses, were equally as anxious to please. The hotel is located at the North end of Miami Beach so it is at least a $20.00 cab ride. If I were to return to Miami Beach for a little sun and R&R, I would definitely stay at the Eden Roc.
Stayed in 2002, pre-renovation, and it was glorious. The lobby is an art deco bar, the rooms were overlooking the canal in front and still was glorious (ask for a high floor, lower has seom noise from carport main entrance). Pool is fantastic and beach is right behind it. Boardwalk goes the 1.7 miles from Eden Roc to South beach, so it is walkable, but must allow time and if tired (or drunk) cab it back from Southie. The service was splendid; sure was nice to have heavy down bedding and rish linens. Although the rooms are a tad dated, they harken back to the Rat Pack and glamour era. Very clean, and ours was spacious. Food and spa pricey, so not tried on our stay. I have seen Fountainbleu rooms, and these are than better than "the Bleu". Some limited rooms with government rate, ask if you are gov. employee. Eating is not local; my only gripe. Lovely setting, but no easy food, fast food (eg Panera bread) within earshot. Every hotel locally, all resorts and pricey, have restaurants though. If staynig for any length of time (eg one week) might seek suite with fridge if available. Service was superb in every way. Thick pool towels. This is one of the nicest Marriott resorts I have stayed at; art deco without the all-night party crowd and drunkards. Enjoy!
Recently stayed at the Eden Roc hotel for business. Most of my colleagues were at the Fountainbleu hotel right next door. In comparison, the Eden Roc was a much better deal than the Fountainbleu. You walk into a beautiful hotel lobby, which later serves as a bar area in the evening. You have a magnificint view of the large lower deck pool and can see the ocean beyond it. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. Housekeeping and guest services were wonderful. I had housekeeping clean my room late in the afternoon, and my sheets were turned town ready for me to jump back into bed at the end of the evening. As you can expect, the minibar in the room, is pricey. Be careful, because it is automated, if you don't want the item and you push the key, you are automatically billed for it. I found all of the staff very helpful and nice. Even made friends with several of them who made sure my stay was superior. My negatives are few. The gift shop does not have much as far as toiletres,film etc and the nearest drug store was a 1/4 mile walk away. I didn't recieve a book about the amenenties/restaurants etc until late the next day ( I assumed it would be in the room, but the woman at the door had a huge stack and was going door to door) In order to get to South beach and cheaper dining, nothing is in walking distance. You must take a cabbie to get to those type of places. It is not bad if there is a group of you to share. The walls are not sound proof. I heard the partyers coming back in for the night in the wee hours and the baby next door crying, and the toilets flushing.My room view was not oceanfront, which I was disappointed at first. But it did face out over the water cannal and beautiful homes over there and a great view of downtown miami. I did not get a chance to visit the spa or the gym, but apparently the gym was voted 15th in the nation and facilities are second to none. There are locals who are members of the gym and were there often. The eden roc provided substanstial personal service, was much cd the rooms were much nicer than my collleagues at the Founatinbleu. I would definatley stay there again.
My family and I stayed at the resort during the Christmas Holiday. Unfortunately for us and others staying at the hotel, a major renovation was nearing completion. With this said, it is a beautiful property which by now should be completed. The main pool, though blocked by the towering wall of the Fontainbleu Hotel is beautiful and just the right temperature. There is an outstanding health club and spa on the premises and a new free form pool adjacent to the beach. The food is good though a bit pricey. We arrived in the evening and and spent $110 for dinner. Needless to say we ate in the south beach area the rest of our stay at some wonderful and reasonably priced restaurants. The rooms are a bit dated, older and not luxurious though quite comfortable. Ask for balcony / ocean view room. The staff at this property is highly attentive and responsive. A nice getaway for the family.
Would stay again
Great location on the beach -- but it's not walking distance to South Beach. Room was a bit dark and retro. Public spaces were stunning. Restaurant was good, but expensive. Nice fitness facility/spa.