Miami Beach Journals

Miami South Beach Weekend

An October 2009 trip to Miami Beach by upt0wn112

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Photo, Miami Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: The four of us girls headed down to South Beach Miami for a weekend of fun in the sun... we had some good and some marginal travel experiences but the weather was defintely the highlight!

Solea - W Hotel

Restaurant | "Good Seafood, Interesting Ambiance"

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We had reservations just as they were closing on a Friday night but they were happy to seat us and didn't rush us. They did ask that we be there before the kitchen closed to be seated (we were running late) but we made it just in time.It's a fairly expensive restaurant but great food - we'd def recommend it. We focused mainly on seafood as that is what they are known for although had a good assortment and everyone enjoyed their food. We ordered a fairly inexpensive wine which was also pretty good and nice they had the option.It didn't really feel "outdoors" aside from maybe the temperature - so if you are looking for true outdoor seating, this may not be your place. The dec...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2009

Solea - W Hotel
2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 938-3000

Loftin's at the Versace Mansion

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Restaurant | "Great Experience!"

Loftin's at the Versace Mansion Photo, Miami Beach, Florida
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The mansion opened up recently to the public and not just members so thought we'd check out the restaurant. It's expensive but was well worth it. A credit card was used to secure the table with an elaborate cancellation process if we had decided to change our mind. We requested a table by the pool and they took me literally... theres an open-air courtyard area with tables no one was seated at when we were there which was all we meant to avoid by our advance request. In the pool terrace seating area there is a balcony off the main building with a couple tables and then on the pool level, a sprinkling of tables, which we would have been happy at any but they had us set up to sit literally, 3 feet fr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 29, 2009

Loftin's at the Versace Mansion
1116 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 672-6604

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Hotel | "Luxury Hotel, But Lacking"

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Photo, Miami Beach, Florida
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Of course its your standard luxury hotel - comp robes & slippers, dry cleaning available, etc inside but outside the pool and food is a bit lacking for a South Beach hotel. The pool is cramped between the two wrapping wings of the hotel so the sun is limited at the tails of the day. The upside is the pool is raised so you can see out over the beach walkway to the beach. This also means though that to get to a restroom from the pool, you have to wander out the key-card gate, down the stairs, and through the sports-cafe/beachfront eatery in your towel or suit. I've stayed at the lowes which has a far grander pool that twists and turns as well as a great entry drive so you actually feel like you'...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 29, 2009

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida
(786) 276-4000