Located on Brickell Key Island, about a 15-minute drive from downtown Miami, the Mandarin Oriental Miami is geared towards business or leisure travellers who prefer a full-service hotel with on-site dining, a private beach and an on-site spa.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers cable TV, a stereo, a bathrobe for each guest, an in-room safe, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a balcony, a separate bedroom, a fireplace, a kitchen and a dining area are also available, as are two- and three-bedroom family suites. In-room Wi-Fi is $15 per night.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a spa and wellness centre, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a gift shop and a bar. Parking is $36 per day, and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request. Pets are permitted for an additional $100 per pet, per stay.
On-site dining is offered at Azul, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Highway 1 is about a 2-minute drive from the hotel, while Miami Beach Convention Center can be found roughly 17 minutes away by car. The Shops at Mary Brickell Village are a 4-minute drive away and Miami International Airport (MIA) is a 16-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $15/day, parking $36/day, pets $100/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 24, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and location.
Many guests praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, modern, luxurious, well maintained and spacious, with great views of the Bay, good water pressure and comfortable beds.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers, who found them attentive, accommodating and efficient.
Several reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location, describing it as tranquil and close to the airport, South Beach and Miami's Business District. One guest noted the hotel was, "Extremely well located with short drives to lots of hot places or business places in Miami and at the same time elegant and quiet".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the added costs.
A few lodgers were disappointed with the added costs they incurred while staying at the hotel. They found the Wi-Fi ($15 daily) and parking fees ($36 daily) to be expensive, and also complained that the restaurant prices and room rates were overpriced.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 132 Miami hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 889 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 194 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 from 168 reviews
The author called the hotel on September 24, 2013 to verify some information.