Looking for pools? Well you don't have to look very far when you are staying the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach. Here you will find an eclectic mix of modern decor with classic accents. A large silver vase filled with white roses is featured on one side of the lobby, while a striking, modern graphic is displayed on the opposite wall. And...did I mention the pools?
Check-in was smooth, with plenty of staff on duty. Concierge available. Didn't notice any visible signs of security around the property. Sometimes that means they are hidden; other times that means it's non-existent. Valet parking.
Tower room 2039 is an Ocean View King, a larger end unit with great balcony views up the coast. Beach colors with simple modern furniture. Dark wood accents.
The mattress felt a bit old. The bedding was nice with a medium weight comforter. Plenty of pillows. The small sofa bench was also older and worn in areas. Plenty of room lighting. Two nice bright reading lights above the bed. Good air conditioner with a very quiet low speed. Two large closets. One has a safe and iron & ironing board. Other closet has two bathrobes and a hair dryer.
Desk has a iPhone/iPod dock with older 30pin connector. Very handy power outlets on the desk, along with hardwired internet connection. Wired connectivity quality was spotty. WiFi signal was also weak in this room; other parts of the hotel had better signal strength. 3Mbps Down / 6Mbps Up. Single cup coffee maker provided. An empty and quiet refrigerator is provided.
Nice HDTV, but it had a standard definition cable TV feed -- not the best setup. Large window had one sheer curtain and another heavy curtain that didn't black out the room. Floor to ceiling window that opened very wide. It dramatically extended what was already a large room out onto the beautiful balcony.
Two frosted glass windows opened from the bathtub/shower room into the main room, exposing the view out the window and up the Florida coast.
Tub was a large spa tub with room for two. Note: you can't see the ocean view while in the tub, but you can when showering. The big sink took up a lot of counter space. Separate toilet room. Lots of towels. Mirror was showing it's age with decay along bottom, not unusual due to the sea air. There was a separate makeup mirror.
Large shower area next to the tub. A few basic toiletries, but of high quality from Aveda. Note: This property provided one night of complimentary accommodations.
A cushioned chair for two makes a great spot to lie back and relax. Higher rooms on the north side of the tower have similar views of the Miami Beach coastline.
I mentioned pools earlier, and Eden Rock has plenty of pools -- four of them. The oval one is for adults only. If you like swiming laps, the big pool is perfect for you. Guests in the main tower can easily access the pools. Those in the northern building can take elevators to the lower, meeting room level and use that hall to get to the pools, avoiding the swimsuit in the lobby exposure issue.
Here is one of the four pools. And as you can see, a great space for soaking in that warm Miami Beach sun!
Short walk from the resort over to the beach. Your room key opens the gate.
Eden Roc beach attendants are available on the beach and provide bar/food services from the hotel.
Fun spot for the kids to enjoy a little adventure on the beach.
This is one of my favorite spots in Miami, the Cabana Beach Club. It isn't trendy and hip, but a casual and comfortable restaurant with excellent food overlooking the beach and ocean. I had a lovely lunch here and lingered for some time, relaxing and soaking in the sea breeze.
Nice gym with a wide variety of equipment. Eden Roc does have a small spa. I had a quick tour, and it looked nice. Elle Spa offers a signature treatment called "Total Relaxation." Ask about specials.
A touch of luxury at this casual and comfortable hotel. I want to add that this property does have a large ballroom, which might attract some business meeting groups, a situation I normally don't like when on vacation. They also have a few meeting rooms tucked away on a lower level.
Food is served at the lobby bar and at 15 Steps, the property's main restaurant. Don't forget the beautiful Cabana Beach Club, which is also open for dinner. Check the hotel website for additional dining info
. A Starbucks is located adjacent to the main entrance. If you are staying for an extended period of time, you might want to check out the casual and fine dining options available in the Fontainebleau Hotel just south of the Eden Roc.
After dark you will find activity in the bar and at the Cabana Beach Club bar. You can find some nightlife venues next door at the Fontainebleau. Not many shops within walking distance.
This is the main tower at night. Here is some info on the nightlife in Miami.
Hotel lobby and bar is modern with touches of classic Miami Beach style.
Official checkout time at the Eden Roc is 11 am. Ask for additional time if you need it; if they can extend your departure, they will. This is a great hotel. The room was showing some age, but the pools, restaurants, and beach made up for that.