With a stay at Days Hotel Thunderbird in Sunny Isles Beach (Miami Beach), you'll be convenient to Intracoastal Mall and Aventura Mall. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Oleta River State Park and Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux.
Make yourself at home in one of the 180 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies where you can take in ocean views. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, currency exchange, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Nestled inside the Newport Beachside Resort, Kitchen 305 serves sea-inspired dishes in a modern dining room with linen-draped tables illuminated by vibrant blue lights. Chef Julius Brown, who brings talents perfected at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, directs the creative plating of seafood dishes including bluefin tuna, crab cakes, and steamed salmon. Turf options include chicken, rack of lamb, and skirt steak. On select evenings, a resident DJ pumps out tunes from the 80s, 90s and present day, and a master chef bestows expert sushi-making techniques during on-site culinary classes.
Nearly equidistant from the heart of South Beach and Fort Lauderdale—about 25 minutes from each—Sunny Isles Beach operates without the big-city crowds while retaining their trademark beaches, shopping opportunities, and natural beauty. Oleta River State Park, known as the state’s largest urban park, presents miles of off-road bicycling trails that snake alongside Biscayne Bay as well as a stand of mangrove forests. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles or spend time constructing sand parking garages on the 1,200-foot stretch of beach.
At Adventure World Skate & Fun Center, kids and adults alike entertain both muscle and mind-matter in through a variety of heart-pounding activities. In the laser tag arena, players strap on receivers, holster a laser-emitting gun, and re-enact the galactic phase of the Crimean War on a phosphorescent battlefield. Competitors have the option of playing the four 10-minute games consecutively or spacing them out to fuel grudge matches or plan for potential roommate border disputes. With an additional admission fee ($3–$6), zapped compatriots can take backward victory laps around the skate rink ($3 skate rental) or purchase tokens to conquer the arcade room.
Boasting fresh ingredients, flavorful dishes, and fast service, El Mega Chuzo cooks up Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine in a contemporary coastal atmosphere. As early as 9 a.m. at this Sunny Isles eatery, servers sidle swiftly past customers, wielding savory specialties such as huevos pericos arepa con queso (scrambled eggs and cheese corncakes, $5.95). While El Mega Chuzo's masterpiece is its empanada ($3 for two), the Colombian restaurant's epicurean oeuvre features a wide variety of traditional treats from the region, including Sobrebarriga al la Criolla (grilled flank steak, $14.50) served with salsa, rice, beans, and plaintains. Arepas (flat, round, corncakes, $6.50+) abound, accompanied by succulent selections such as cheese, salsa, and chicken, ensuring tasty ear-foods fill bellies and inspire delighted toe taps. With occasional wine tastings and live music promoted on their facebook page El Mega Chuzo, unlike staged readings of the phonebook, entertains until the early morning hours (1 a.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. on weekends).
Beer 360's beer selection encompasses more than 300 specialty beers, including 40 on tap and 320 by the bottle. This encyclopedic menu spotlights both domestic and international beers, ranging from Funky Buddha Floridian on draft to Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from England. Beers here hail from Germany, Belgium, Haiti, and the Czech Republic, imported from afar but served as cold as the day they fell from the magical tap in the sky.
Beer is only part of the draw here. Also contributing to Beer 360's appeal is an extensive international food menu with a hot twist: servers carry cooked-to-order sirloin, pork ribs, and pan-seared shrimp to diners' tables in Brazilian personal brick ovens. The sizzling, tender meats come with sides such as fried polenta and boiled yucca. Beer 360 regularly hosts live bands and outside seating is available.