Pros

  • Large rooms with 52-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • All rooms have a desktop computer
  • Large bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs, plus TVs in the mirror
  • Huge fitness center with bay views
  • Beautiful pool with city and bay views
  • Rooms are bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour room service
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Cons

  • Use of amenities like the basketball court and bowling alley require hefty additional fees
  • Topmost floors with best views are for Hotel Beaux Arts rooms
  • Expensive valet parking
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Bottom Line

The 313-room JW Marriott Marquis is reminiscent of a luxury hotel in Vegas: Everything is big, from the light fixtures to the bathrooms, and the array of amenities is so extensive guests might not have to leave the premises -- there are three restaurants, a pool, a basketball court, a virtual bowling alley, a 3D theater room, a golf school, and a huge fitness center. A good choice for business travelers, the hotel is one of the most modern hotels in Downtown Miami, and all rooms come equipped with desktop computers and giant 52-inch flat-screen TVs. For even more luxurious digs, you may consider Hotel Beaux Arts, Marriott's boutique hotel on the top floors of the building.

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Location

In Downtown Miami, with views of Biscayne Bay

The JW Marriott is located in Downtown's Financial District, at the mouth of the Miami River, which cuts through downtown and empties into Biscayne Bay.

Miami's financial center occupies downtown's southern tip. The majority of Downtown Miami's hotels are located here, as well as numerous corporate offices. Though Downtown does not have a beach, many hotels have views of the bay. Attractions include museums, American Airlines Arena, and the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts (a triple threat of opera, philharmonics and ballet).

  • 15-minute drive to Miami International Airport
  • 5-minute drive to Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts, a triple threat of opera, philharmonics and ballet
  • 6-minute drive to American Airlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat
  • 10-minute drive to Rubell Family Collection, one of the world's greatest private collections
  • 10-minute drive to the Design District's shops and galleries
  • 11-minute drive to the Margulies Collection
  • 12-minute drive to South Beach
  • 20-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Art
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

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