The Marriott at 161 Ocean Drive just blew me away from the moment got there, just as it did on my last trip to Miami Beach 5 years ago! Everything was just amazing! The concierge was really helpful in helping us find a good restaurant and in checking us in and out. Everything was clean and a beautiful white as well as the architecture (Art Deco style).
The newly refurbished rooms are fabulous. We had a room with a ocean view and the blue ocean meeting the white beach was just superb. Downstairs, the aviary was like a little piece of a rainforest, where you can see some small tropical birds - well, I think they are tropical birds. Both pools and the hot tub were awesome, but why stay in the pool when you have the beach?
The water was warm even at 8:00 am. In Virginia, it's not even close to warm at 10:00 am. That was a treat. But then, all of my stay there was a treat!
I know this is not too significant, but let me just say that that was the first elevator I saw in my life having a touch-screen control panel as well as a normal one. Unfortunately, out of the two elevators, the East elevator was out of order for upgrading. However, that will not set back my opinion towards the hotel because it will probably re enter service soon.
The location was very good, close to great restaurants with mouthwatering, delicious foods. Well, some of them.
All in all, I give this hotel 5 stars for cleanliness, 5 stars for location, being next to shops and restaurants on the renowned Ocean Drive, 5 stars for staff, and of course, 5 stars for the room!
I definitely recommend you to stay here! :D
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- Marriott Miami Beach
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- South Beach Marriott
- Marriott Stanton South Beach Miami Beach, Florida