4-star boutique hotel in Miami’s Coconut Grove area has a rooftop pool and suites with soaking tubs; stay includes a $25 dining credit
Hotel at a Glance: The Mayfair at Coconut Grove
Tiffany stained-glass windows cast light on a mini rotunda studded with columns in the majestic lobby of The Mayfair at Coconut Grove. Outside, a dramatic façade with Amazonian ironwood trim and Brazilian mahogany doors stands amid gardens. Noted architect Kenneth Treister drew from worldwide travels to design this 4-star boutique hotel in Miami’s posh Coconut Grove area, whose character reflects the colorful cosmopolitan spirit of Miami.
- Mayfair Kitchen: The included $25 dining credit can be used toward locally sourced dishes like seared scallops.
- Luxurious suites have private terraces with soaking tubs.
- The highlife: Guests swim in the heated outdoor pool and sip drinks in cabanas on the rooftop.
- Signature spa treatment: the tangerine-mimosa massage, which includes a fragrant back scrub
Miami’s Coconut Grove: Vibrant Arts Scene and Natural Treasures Close to Beaches and Nightlife
Though Coconut Grove has gone upscale in recent decades, the neighborhood maintains ties to its eccentric, bohemian roots. Wild peacocks strut through the parks, and modern art galleries still dot the tree-lined streets. The Peacock Park even features a walking bridge where you can catch glimpses of stingrays and manatees. However, the upscale part has its perks, too; window shoppers can weave through three stories of brand-name clothing boutiques at the open-air mall at CocoWalk. For historical luxury, take the short jaunt northeast to the Renaissance-style Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, where mazes and an orchidarium give way to an antique furniture-decorated interior.
Tucked between Biscayne Bay and Coral Gables, Coconut Grove is just a few miles from palm-lined beaches and downtown Miami. Come nightfall, guests can sample the area’s nightlife scene, where live calypso music blasts from speakers at outdoor bars. Those eager for a livelier experience can make a beeline to South Beach’s pulsating nightclubs located just a short cab ride away. Local DJs keep energy levels pumping past 5 a.m.