Four Seasons Hotel Miami is an urban oasis in the Brickell cultural and financial district. Some of the city’s best shopping and restaurants are steps from the hotel with famous galleries, the Design District, and Key Biscayne, a few minutes away. Inside the hotel, five-star services await in addition to a pool deck that makes you forget you’re in a city, to begin with.
Proximity to the airport means it’s an easy luxe option for quick trips. In our case, this meant a long layover on our way home from the Caribbean. I wished we had more time as we learned that one need not be on the beach at all to enjoy the best of Miami.
WHAT I LOVE
- The epic 7th-floor urban pool with palm trees and hammocks
- A decadent filet mignon/ribeye at EDGE Steak and Bar
- Rooms with panoramic bay views
- Sipping margaritas in a pool cabana
- Access to Equinox
- Four Seasons service (and beds)
- The $3.3 million art collection
GOOD TO KNOW
- Brickell is a financial district that is quickly evolving into a cultural and dining hub
- The hotel offers a house car service on a first, come first serve basis
- The drive to the airport is about 15 minutes
- Good for families and business travel
Brickell Neighborhood in Miami
Miami’s financial district is quickly evolving into a hub of the city’s best restaurants, shopping, and art. This is why it appeals to both business and leisure travelers alike and also why it’s called the Manhattan of the South.
Nearby sights include Brickell City Center, a lifestyle complex with luxury boutiques and dining options set in an open-air environment. The Design District and Wynwood Arts district with its colorful murals and galleries are just minutes away, too.
Drive over the bridge to Key Biscayne for outdoor adventures at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Walk or bike the various trails, go kayaking or paddleboarding, see the island’s lighthouse and enjoy quieter beaches here. Speaking of beaches, if South Beach is calling, it’s less than 20 minutes away.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami Rooms
The hotel’s 182 rooms and 39 suites span 22 floors of a 70-floor building which is the city’s tallest. Rooms have views of the bay or city.
Our favorite in-room feature is the comfortable cushioned window seat that is perfect for curling up with a book. The room colors are light with neutral and gray tones mixed in with either reds or blue. Bathrooms are large and marble with designer amenities (ours were L’Occitane). And, I always look forward to sleeping in an uber-comfortable Four Seasons bed (I own the bedding for this reason).
Rooms are all the same configuration and size at about 500 square feet, but the views, location within the hotel and bed types (king or two double beds) vary. Nespresso coffee, tea and plenty of bottled water are available complimentary.
City View: Located on the 20-22 floor with nice views of the surrounding cityscape and king beds only.
Deluxe City View: Scattered throughout the hotel with a choice of king or two double beds.
Bay View: Located on the 20-27th floors, these rooms have views of city and bay. This is the room we had, and I’d recommend that you book this or the Deluxe Bay View below as the water view is quite peaceful.
Deluxe Bay View: These rooms come with a king or a two double beds, and they have full bay views without as much city in them.
Executive Suites: These are 750 square feet and come with either a city or bay view. The king bedroom separates from the living room.
One Bedroom Suites: A spacious 1050 square feet, these corner suites also come with a city or bay view and are scattered throughout the hotel.
Premier One Bedroom Suites: These only come with amazing bay views enjoyed from 2190 square feet with a dining table for six, generous living room, and powder room.
Presidential Suite: For those who want the very best, this stunning 29th-floor suite features 2830 square feet, beautiful furnishings, and a panoramic bay view.
The Two-Acre Pool
You might be in the city, but you’ll feel like you’re at a tropical resort on the two-acre pool deck.
Palm trees are nested in the shallow water part of the pool, with hammocks strung between them. Eleven cabanas are available for rent. We feasted on tacos, ceviche and a margarita for me. It is a divine place to spend the day.
Spa and Fitness at Equinox
Your stay here could also be a wellness getaway with the adjacent 50,000 square foot Equinox gym that hotel guests have access to. This includes over 100 fitness classes per week at what is regarded as the best fitness facility in town.
Guests also use the spa here with its RikRak hair salon and water therapies to enjoy before or after your treatment including a dry redwood sauna, Turkish steam room or vichy shower.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami Restaurants
Per usual when it comes to Four Seasons, the food is outstanding.
EDGE Steak and Bar
We’d been dining on delicious seafood in the Caribbean so a steak at EDGE Steak and Bar hit the spot.
Per our server’s recommendation, I ordered a dry-aged rib eye while my daughter inhaled a grass-fed filet mignon. The sauces, while not necessary due to the quality of the meat, were also superb (as are the Brussels sprouts).
The ambience is certainly happening as it was crowded for a weekday evening. I’d recommend a reservation and also the Sunday brunch looks fantastic.
Soak up some Miami sunshine at the poolside Bahia Restaurant which serves a menu inspired by the coastal regions of Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
You’re going to want to try the tacos. The beef short rib “La Gringa” taco has the cheese melted onto the tortilla, which I love. We ordered that and a delicious seasonal ceviche to our poolside cabana.
When you feel like caving up in the room, or on the cushioned window seat, Four Seasons Hotel Miami’s room service (especially the breakfast here) does not disappoint.
The Art Collection
Your Miami art experience starts inside the hotel with its $3.3 million worth of art placed throughout the various common areas. I also really enjoyed the succulent and air plant arrangements in various seating areas.
The bottom line is that while it’s not the largest Four Seasons hotel, they offer everything you’d need for a Miami vacation. We felt well taken care of and extremely comfortable. I’m confident we’ll be back.
Four Seasons Hotel Miami Reservations
Four Seasons Hotel Miami is one of the luxury hotels I can book for you with agent-exclusive amenities that will enhance and add value to your stay. These include:
- Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
- Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
• Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
• Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
• Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
- Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
- Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.
When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.
The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.
**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.