At the tip of prestigious Brickell Key in Biscayne Bay, the Mandarin Oriental feels as exclusive as it does glamorous, with luxurious rooms, exalted restaurants, and the city's top spa, all of which marry the brand's signature Asian style with Miami's bold tropical elegance. The sumptuous, colorful rooms face either west toward the downtown skyline or east over Miami Beach and the blue Atlantic. There's also beauty in the details: sliding screens that close off the baths, dark wood, crisp linens, and room numbers hand-painted on rice paper at check-in. Sun-worshippers adore the 20,000-square-foot private beach.
Luxurious rooms feature balconies overlooking wither the Miami Skyline or the bay. Each oversized room features a separate writing area, king beds, and neutral furnishings.
Marble bathrooms offer separate tub and walk-in showers.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Some rooms feature baths that look directly onto the bedroom. They provide a great view from the bath, but might not be appropriate for friends traveling together.
A luxe lobby features two-story-high windows with sweeping views of Miami. The property manages to be sophisticated enough for business executives yet warm and inviting for vacationers.
Directly on Biscayne Bay, the pool deck features many lounge chairs and the Oasis Cafe. The property has its own private beach club for those who like to dig their toes in the sand.
The property's spa offers Thai and Shiatsu massage therapies and specializes in time rituals where guests book anywhere from two to six hours of spa time for bespoke, custom relaxation and therapies.
A gym offers cardio machines with on-board entertainment systems on the equipment so you can listen to music or watch TV while you work out.
At La Mar by Gaston Acurio, chef Diego Oka creates elegant dishes with a Peruvian flair. The cebiche bar offers 15 different ceviches. The Oasis Cafe offers light fare served poolside.
The Mandarin Oriental is located on Brickell Key, a short, five-minute walk to Brickell's business centers.
B Bistro and Bakery (10-minute walk) serves tartines, salads, and pastries baked on premises. La Centrale (5-minute drive) is a three-story Italian food hall that features a wine cellar, full-service restaurant, wood-fired pizzas, and Italian pastries.
RedBar (10-minute walk) offers cocktails in a speakeasy setting. Fado Irish Pub (10-minute walk) serves a good selection of Irish whiskies in a traditional setting.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Luxurious accommodations, gorgeous views, and impeccable service make a stay at the Mandarin Oriental memorable.