Fodor's Expert Review Four Seasons Hotel Miami

1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, Florida, 33131, United States See on Map Fodor's Choice

A favorite of business travelers visiting downtown's busy, business-centric Brickell Avenue, this plush sanctuary offers a respite from the nine-to-five mayhem—a soothing water wall greets you, the understated rooms impress you, and the seventh-floor, 2-acre-pool terrace relaxes you. Inside, a cavernous lobby houses larger-than-life sculptures commissioned by local and Latin American artists. Although the pool oasis overlooks downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay, it's still easy to forget you're in the middle of the city, especially when strolling through the foot-deep wading pool with 24 palm tree \"islands\" or napping in one of the suspended hammocks. Gym rats rejoice over the beautiful 50,000-square-foot Equinox sports club, complete with complimentary yoga and exercise classes (in fact 100 classes per week!) and plenty of eye candy. The hotel's flagship restaurant, Edge: Steak and Bar, is a local dining and happy-hour hot spot for Miami's power players, movers, and shakers.

room

221 guest rooms and suites all offer city or bay views and a window seating area to enjoy them. Writing desks, art deco styling, a refrigerated mini-bar, free WiFi, and complimentary newspaper are part of the Four Seasons experience.

bathroom

Bathrooms offer separate glass-enclosed shower and tub, makeup mirrir, and upscale bath products.

lobby

The seventh floor lobby features original super-sized Botero sculptures in a sophisticated art deco setting.

pool

Two lagoon-like poolstransport you away from what is essentially the busiest part of Miami. Choose a cabana or soak in the sun in a hammock placed directly over the pool.

spa

The Equinox Spa offers massages, facials, microdemabrasion, and waxing with a view of Biscayne Bay.

Some services are available in-room.

gym

The Four Seasons houses a 50,000 square foot Equinox fitness center that offers state-of-the-art machines and over 100 classes weekly.

Hotel guests are granted gym membership during their stay.

dining

Executive chef Aaron Brooks serves prime steak, fresh seafood, and some Australian dishes at Edge Steak and Bar. If the kangaroo empanada is on the menu as a special, hop to it.

drinking

Edge Lounge offers a fine wine list and classic cocktails. Bahia serves tropical drinks and Latin-inspired dishes.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Walk to most Brickell-area shops and restaurants. Taxi or Uber are your best bets to get to the Beach or Design District.

Restaurants

Sushi lovers must dine at Naoe, an intimate restaurant tucked into Brickell Key (10-minute walk) that sees chef Kevin Cory serving up an omakase meal that considered one of the finest in Miami. Chef Diego Oka proffers Peruvian classics at La Mar by Gaston Acurio (10-minute walk).

Bars

Hang out with the locals at Blackbird Ordinary (5-minute drive) where drinks are made with herbs grown on premises. Blue Martini (10-minute walk) is a vibrant spot for the after-work crowd.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Priceless artwork, fantastic views, and top-notch service make staying at the Four Seasons a splurge for business and leisure travelers.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business
Sophisticated
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 305-358–3535

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