This business-centric Ritz-Carlton hotel in the heart of Coconut Grove has a lively lobby and lounge that complements its sophisticated guest rooms—all with marble baths and private balconies. A centerpiece of the public spaces is the Lazuli Lounge, a fabulous, high-design peacock-hued lobby lounge characterized by towering columns, circular designer couches, and a roaring fireplace. Service here is second to none, making this one of the few VIP-style enclaves in this artsy waterfront neighborhood. A 6,000-square-foot spa is on hand to soothe away stress, and the open-air Bizcaya is among Coconut Grove's loveliest dining spots. Though this city hotel offers plenty of amenities, note that it's not a full-scale resort like the Ritz-Carltons in Key Biscayne and South Beach.
Rooms are spacious and feature views of Coconut Grove. Some offer partial bay views. All rooms and suites are furnished in mahogany and offer a large balcony. Rooms feature workspaces with hi-speed Wi-Fi, desk chair, and video chatting capabilities.
Marble bathrooms feature separate bath and shower, vanity area, and Asprey bath products.
The lobby is colored in jewel tones of peacock blues and green in honor of the many peacocks that call this lush area of Miami home. An outdoor courtyard features a beautiful waterfall sculpture in shades of cobalt.
The pool area is an oasis in the city, with lounge chairs and butler service.
The Ritz-Carlton spa features warm stone massages, pedicures and a special menu of services for bridal parties.
The fitness center is equipped with cardio machines with built-in TVs and Cybex strength training equipment.
Bizcaya is a luxury dining room that offers fresh seafood paired with local, organic produce. For light fare, order sandwiches, and salads at the poolside cafe.
The Lazuli Lounge features a center fountain and piano. It's frequented by local business people as a tony after work watering hole.
The Miami Metrorail connects Coconut Grove to Brickell and Downtown Miami.
The Spillover (5-minute walk) offers fresh seafood paired with meads and ciders from around the world. Glass & Vine (10-minute walk) serves American fare by chef Goirgio Rapicavoli in a beautiful garden setting.
The Grove Spot (5-minute walk) offers its own ale and live entertainment in a casual setting. Taurus Beer and Whiskey House (15-minute walk) has an impressive spirits selection in a dog-friendly setting.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Luxury setting and amenities for both business travelers and vacationers that's located in one of Miami's most unique and beautiful neighborhoods.