Four Seasons Hotel Miami Review

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479 Family Reviews
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami FL 33131
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92%
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4/5
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Editor’s Review of Four Seasons Hotel Miami

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The first thing to know about this Miami luxury hotel is that the Four Seasons is located in downtown Miami, about a 15-minute drive (six to seven miles) from beautiful beaches in South Beach and Key Biscayne, but a drive nonetheless (with no hotel shuttles to bring you there). For many families, however, it is precisely this removed-from-the-raucous-action of South Beach setting that makes a Four Seasons stay so appealing -- that, and the obvious luxury that comes with the prestigious hotel brand.

Rooms and suites occupy floors 20 through 29 of a glitzy, glassy skyscraper that looms 70 floors above busy Brickell Avenue in Miami's downtown financial district. Dazzling views of either the skyline or
... more Biscayne Bay are guaranteed wherever you find yourself here. There are a few restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotel, and you can always take a taxi farther afield for dining options that go beyond the hotel's two onsite restaurants, which are expectedly pricy. The Four Seasons is popular with business travelers with families in tow, as well as families making pre- and post-cruise stops in the city (the Port of Miami is a short drive away).

The faraway finest feature of the hotel for families is its enormous seventh floor pool deck with two sprawling heated pools that include a scenic wading pool just for kids, staggered with little palm tree islands that makes for a modernist Robinson Crusoe aesthetic. Rooms are spacious and luxurious, with fine linens and marble bathrooms throughout, and the Four Seasons offers rollaways at no extra charge for children under 18.

As long as you don't mind the fact that you have to get into the car to get to the ocean, there's a lot to like about staying here. The bend-over-backwards Four Seasons staff really know their stuff when it comes to recommending the best family activities in the area, from the best air boat experiences in the Everglades to lighthouse excursions and where to find the family-friendliest local beaches.

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Our Editor Loves
  • Short drive to Port of Miami
  • Huge seventh floor pool terrace overlooking the city
  • Spectacular views of the city and Biscayne Bay
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Rooms

The hotel has 221 guestrooms and suites spread between floors 20 and 29 in a glassy downtown Miami skyrise that looms 70 floors high. You have your choice of rooms with views of Biscayne Bay or the city, and many people actually find the city view rooms the most spectacular (but both are seriously wow-worthy).

Standard Bay View rooms have a single king bed, are 500 square feet and can accommodate three people with the addition of a rollaway or crib for no additional charge. Standard City View rooms are the same size, but with your choice of a king bed or two double beds (only the king room can accommodate a rollaway or crib) with room for up to four people (two adults and two children). Premiere Bay View rooms are available with a king bed or two doubles beds (to sleep four), as are Deluxe City View rooms, and again, here rollaway beds can only be put in the rooms with king beds for a total of three guests. Moving up in space in luxury are the Executive Bay View or City View suites, which are 750 square feet and can sleep a family of four with a bedroom with a king bed separated from a living room outfitted with a sofa bed and with room for a rollaway or crib, too.

Next up in size are the City View or Bay View One-Bedroom Suites, spacious corner suites (more than 1,000 square feet) that have a king bed in a separate bedroom and a sofa bed located in the living room area, which also has room for a rollaway or crib to accommodate a total of two adults and up to three children. These suites have a full bathroom, as well as an additional powder room with a toilet and sink. Premiere One-Bedroom Suites have even more room (2,190 square feet), but a similar layout with a separate king bedroom and living room with a sleeper sofa and space for a rollaway. And finally, the 2,830-square-foot Presidential Suite is a top floor hideaway on the 29th floor with a kind bed, living space with a large dining room table and sofa, and room for a rollaway or crib, sleeping a total of three people.

All of the rooms and suites have lavish all-marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate glassed in showers, making it easy to bathe the kids. And other luxury amenities that are standard throughout include down pillows and duvets, luxurious bath robes (with slippers on request), HD LCD TV's and DVD players on request (as well as complimentary access to the hotel's DVD library, with kids' flicks), iHome docking stations for your electronics and mini-fridges, microwaves and in-room coffee- and tea-making facilities available on request (the hotel mini-bar is standard in all rooms, but is tiny and not cold enough to properly refrigerate food). Children 18 years old and under are never charged an additional fee to sleep in their parents' room. And suites can be connected via a private-entry outside door to accommodate groups of families or a larger entourage in an isolated area.

In addition to the hotel's rooms and suites, the Four Seasons also has condo suites and one- and two-bedroom apartments that it rents out (this is not made clear on the hotel's website, so call and ask to learn more). The condo suites have kitchenettes and the one- and two-bedroom condos have full kitchens, making them very appealing for an extended stay. Full laundry facilities are also available in the two-bedroom condos, otherwise people staying in the other rooms and suites can make use of the hotel's same-day (but very pricy) laundry service.

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