Conrad Miami

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  1. Dozer

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    Conrad hotels and resorts are named after Hilton founder, Conrad Hilton, and are part of the brand’s luxury collection of properties. Once the flagship properties of the Hilton brand, Conrad hotels are now second only to the Waldorf Astoria resorts. Conrad hotels offer an upscale experience in a resort setting and the Conrad Miami is no exception to that rule. The Conrad Miami is my favorite hotel to stay at in Miami. If you’re looking for a property in Miami Beach (South Beach), then I recommend the Hilton Bentley. Review to come shortly.

    The Conrad Miami is located is the financial district of downtown Miami. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby to keep you entertained and fed. Though it’s a little south of all the major attractions, there’s a MetroMover station across the street from the hotel. If you have never been to Miami, imagine the MetroMover as a free Disneyland type monorail that shuttles you throughout downtown Miami with stops along all the major attractions including the American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, Bayside, Klipsch Bayfront Park Amphitheater and other attractions. So once you’re parked at the hotel, you can take the MetroMover everywhere else.

    The beauty of the Conrad Miami hits you immediately as you pull into the valet area. Take the elevators to the lobby located on the 25th floor and enjoy the magnificent views of the bay behind the reception desk as you check in. The entire staff of the Conrad Miami, from the valet attendants to the front desk personnel, are all extremely pleasant and professional. Everyone addresses you by name and with a smile. Can’t ask for anything more than that.

    Hotel amenities include a rooftop pool, tennis court, fitness center and a Spa facility. The rooftop pool is amazing with near 360 degree views of the bay and city. The fitness center is actually pretty decent for a hotel gym with state of the art equipment and again, amazing views of the bay. The Spa is located on the 24th floor and offers a menu of targeted wellness and beauty treatments from pedicures to massages. And of course, the Spa relaxation lounge offers more views of the bay as you sip on your complimentary light refreshment drink.

    The rooms are beautiful and nicely appointed. You can go for the standard deluxe room with views of the bay or city or splurge for the 1300 square foot, two-bedroom residence, complete with full kitchen, living room, two separate bathrooms and views of both the bay and the city. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bathrooms are large with separate showers and tubs. Bathroom amenities include bathrobes, slippers and Shanghai Tang products.

    Note for those driving to the hotel, the self-park rate is $28/day but there is NO in/out privileges. The valet rate is $38 per day but does have in/out privileges. But note, there is a parking tax of $5 and they charge you sales tax on top of all that. So basically, you’re paying $45 to park your car there every night. It’s a classy hotel and ridiculous parking rates are to be expected. It’s not the end of the world but definitely worth noting. Parking rates aside, this is still my favorite place to stay in downtown Miami and I would recommend it to everyone.

    http://pursuedadventures.com/hotel-review-conrad-miami/
     
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    The Conrad is a decent hotel but I am not sure I would classify it as a luxury hotel certainly its not any thing as nice as say the Mandarin Oriental a few blocks away.

    I have stayed at this property a number of times including the first when it was just opened for two days.
    Had to fight for my HH diamond benefits and my two complaints have been that the bar was/is poorly stocked ( selection wise) and the view of Biscayne Bay view is almost completely blocked by the 50?? storey condo next door to the east.

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    Though I am reasonably sure it isn't, this review reads a bit like a paid advertisement. Anyone making a claim of "best" in a city might want to back up the claim with the five other hotels they've stayed at.

    There are far nice properties to consider downtown. Same for the Hilton Bentley in South Beach.
     
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    I've stayed here before. It's location, service, amenities and rooms are just OK. Conrad is Hilton's 2nd highest brand and this particular property includes residencies. I've stayed here twice and would prefer the Doubletree Grand over it.
     
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    Why is this posted in this forum instead of the Hilton forum?

    Dozer did you write this or just post the article? Have you actually been to this property?

    I'm going to disagree with several points:
    Upscale in resort setting. It's mixed use building with a restaurant that is overrated.

    Centrally located? It's at the south end of Brickell Avenue and only banks, hotels, residencies a few restaurant nearby and very little street life. I'll agree it's easy to get to the airport from here than S. Beach.

    You can tell the beauty of the hotel from the Valet? Really? My past experience is the valet staff is weak. For those who do not speak Spanish understand the staff can be an issue.

    "Rooftop" pool in the sense that this is written so that the reader thinks this property is resort style is a farce. The tennis courts and pool, the size of a residential lap pool, are located on top of the adjacent parking garage. The space is super tiny. They've added cabanas and the view is of commercial and apartment buildings. I've never tried the spa

    Compared to the other luxury properties I didn't think the rooms were all that great. Due to the design of the hotel there are a lot of irregular hotel rooms. The view East and South are nice.
     

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