Mandarin Oriental, Miami Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Downtown, Miami, Florida

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Pros

  • Gorgeous rooms with elegant decor and high-end amenities
  • Excellent spa with upscale treatments and salon services
  • Well-equipped fitness center with up-to-date equipment and natural light
  • Exquisite cuisine at Azul
  • Top-notch service
  • Great views from all rooms
  • Small on-site beach with loungers and bar sevice

Cons

  • Tiny pool
  • 20-minute drive from South Beach
  • Limited food within walking distance
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

Located on beautiful Brickell Key, this beachless island resort offers serenity by way of warm, creative design, a phenomenal spa, a first-rate gym and invigorating (though pricey) cuisine. Drawing business travelers, honeymooners and celebrities-in-hiding, it is not the place to party.

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 Location

Island offers stunning 360-degree views of land and sea alike.

The Mandarin is on Brickell Key, a tiny island separated from downtown Miami by a short bridge. It is home to Miami's richest of the rich, most likely because the island is flat-out gorgeous.

With 360-degree views of downtown, South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, it felt like the whole island was a resort. The soaring modern towers are separated by simple green lawns littered with beatific children and their elegant parents. It was like something from an idyllic sci-fi movie.

There's also a jogging path that wraps all around Brickell Key and goes over the bridge on a loop through downtown. With several alternative paths posted along the route, it was an easy way to get some exercise and check out the view.

There's small private beach on the property.

 Room

Rooms are memorably stylish, with the assets (great bed, inventive decor) making up for the deficiencies (snug balcony).

View from The Deluxe Skyline View Room
View from The Deluxe Skyline View Room

Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami are spacious and elegant, with a pastel color palette and pops of darker and brighter shades. Amenities are top-notch, and include large flat-screen TVs, Shanghai Tang toiletries, and goose down bedding. All rooms have great views either of the skyline or of the island, but balconies are skinny, and most don't even fit a chair.

  • Large flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • iPod docks
  • Local and international newspaper options
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Stocked minibar
  • Shanghai Tang toiletries
  • Sitting area
  • Small balcony
  • Marble bathroom with robes, hairdryer, and separate tub and shower
  • Some suites feature a full kitchen
  • Multi-room suites are great for families
  • Accessible rooms available

 Features

The pool is tiny, but the spa and gym are gorgeous.

The pool
The pool
  • Beautiful spa with a full range of servies and shops
  • Pool with a sushi bar at the poolside cafe
  • The fitness center offers a ton of up-to-date machines, and classes.
  • Small private beach with loungers and cabanas
  • Private cooking classes with renowned chef Jacob Anaya on request

 Food

Feel free to skip Cafe Sambal, but Azul is worth every (substantial) penny of your bill.

Azul restaurant
Azul restaurant
  • Cafe Sambal serves Asian for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacking.
  • Azul serves Latin-Asian fusion and cocktails, and is open for dinner.
  • M-Bar is open in the evenings, serving drinks and small plates

 Bottom Line

Located on beautiful Brickell Key, this beachless island resort offers serenity by way of warm, creative design, a phenomenal spa, a first-rate gym and invigorating (though pricey) cuisine. Drawing business travelers, honeymooners and celebrities-in-hiding, it is not the place to party.

Things You Should Know About Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Address

  • 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Mandarin Miami
  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami
  • Mandarin Oriental Miami
  • Miami Mandarin
  • Miami Mandarin Oriental

Room Types

  • Biscayne Suite
  • Biscayne Two Bedroom Suite
  • Brickell Suite
  • Deluxe Bay View Room
  • Deluxe Skyline View Room
  • Deluxe Veranda Room
  • Dynasty Suite
  • Dynasty Three Bedroom Suite
  • Dynasty Two Bedroom Suite
  • Mandarin Executive Room
  • Mandarin Suite
  • Oriental Suite
  • Superior Island View Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 326
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown, Miami
Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
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