Fodor's Expert Review Turnberry Isle Miami

19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura, Florida, 33180, United States

Golfers and families favor this 300-acre tropical resort with jumbo-size rooms and world-class amenities, including a majestic lagoon pool (winding waterslide and lazy river included), an acclaimed three-story spa and fitness center, and Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak restaurant. Add two Raymond Floyd designed golf courses, four clay tennis courts overseen by the elite Cañas Tennis Academy, and a 117-slip marina with an additional eight tennis courts, and you've got an active, discerning vacationer's dream. To compensate for its location in residential Aventura, the resort has a private beach club a five-minute shuttle ride away. The lush resort and club was conceptualized on the back of a cocktail napkin in 1967 by founder and real estate developer Donald Soffer. Rooms are decorated in calming tan hues and equipped with a dazzling array of amenities; the entire Hibiscus building was renovated in 2014. South Florida's leading shopping destination Aventura Mall is right across the street. Formerly part of Fairmont Hotels, the Turnberry joined Marriott's distinctive Autograph Collection portfolio in 2012.

room

Simply stunning rooms feel more like private villas. Decorated in neutral colors to accent the lush foliage and deep greens of the on-site golf course, the Turnberry is a plus retreat. Rooms offer Keurig machines, safe, and either private balconies or patios.

bathroom

Marble bathrooms feature soaking tubs and Molton Brown bath products.

lobby

A Mediterranean-style lobby opens up to lush grounds, perfect for strolling and exploring.

pool

More like an adventure than a pool, the lagoon area features a 7,500 square foot pool with a 1,600 foot long lazy river, a 35 foot high water slide, and a splash pool. Adults wanting some quiet sun time can opt for the adults-only Cascata pool.

spa

The three-story âme Spa & Wellness Collective features a Himalayan salt room, Swiss shower, a music therapy steam room, and 65 different treatments from aroma therapy to cosmetic medical treatments.

gym

A fitness studio provides workout equipment and classes, but the real exercise comes from the resort's two 18-hole golf courses and tennis center.

dining

Celebrity chef Mihcael Mina presents Bourbon Steak, offering hand cut steaks and fresh seafood. The duck fat fries are an indulgence that shouldn't be missed. Corsair Kitchen & Bar offers American fare with a golf course view. The Laguna Grill offers light bites poolside. On on-site Starbucks provides morning and anytime pick-me-ups.

drinking

The bar at Bourbon Steak serves classic cocktails and an extensive wine list.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The property offers a free shuttle to Aventura Mall. Located in a residential community, most guests find driving or taking Uber the most convenient way to get around.

Restaurants

Genuine Pizza (2-minute drive) offers wood-fired pizzas by James Beard-winning chef, Michael Schwartz. Pubbelly Sushi (2-minute drive) serves fresh sushi by Miami's famous Pubbelly Group of restaurants.

Bars

Frankey's Sports Bar (5-minute drive) offers a large array of cocktails, along with simulcast horse racing and all other sports on multiple TV screens. Club Fate (5-minute drive) offers drinks and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

WHY WE LIKE IT

For a relaxing vacation in a true resort destination, the Turnberry is a classic choice that provides all you need to enjoy a South Florida stay in one place.

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Lively
Residential Area
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 305-932–6200;866-612–7739

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