As soon as I arrived at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, I was approached by a bellboy who insisted on carrying my bags. Great first impression.
As I walked through the Sonesta’s transparent doors, I was immediately impressed by the swanky decor, as original artwork decorated the lobby, and the friendliness of the staff was wonderful as I was greeted with a smile at the concierge desk.
I was in town to attend the Miami Open Tennis Tournament and had the pleasure of staying at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, which is located in a quiet, secluded area of Coconut Grove, Biscayne Bay. This luxurious property is an ideal destination for future tennis fans, and players looking for a lovely hotel in a peaceful neighborhood to stay at as they attend the Miami Open tennis tournament.
Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami offers competitive packages for the Miami Open you can purchase in advance. Located near the entrance of the Sonesta was an onsite Miami Open information staff to bring awareness to the tournament, and a shuttle service to and from Crandon Park where the games are held (15-minute ride.)
What’s awesome about the Coconut Grove area is that everything is within reach, The Sonesta isn’t too far from key tourist areas– downtown Miami design district, and South Beach. Surprisingly it wasn’t a necessity for me to go to those “popular” areas of Miami because there’s a lot to do in Coconut Grove. Located nearby, a lively night scene, small shopping areas, public tennis court, and restaurant. Within walking distance from the 4-star property was a mall dubbed “Coco Walk,” which was home to boutique clothing stores, and restaurants like Cheesecake factory, and Starbucks coffee shop. There was also a Mexican place right across the street from the mall, I can’t recall the name of the restaurant, but their fish tacos were on point.
Once check in was completed, I went straight up to my Deluxe Room on the 11th floor. Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami is a very secure establishment, you need to swipe your room key to get access to every floor. My Deluxe Room was amazing, super-clean, with a very comfy king-size bed, and a balcony that featured a seating area and spectacular view of the neighborhood. I made sure to take full advantage of the balcony and awesome weather to get some work done. However, if I had to point out a flaw in my room, it would have to be the bathroom, I was expecting a more modern look to complement the rest of the room, especially the tub, too old-fashioned. FYI: The Sonesta offers and array of rooms ranging from standards, suits, and even penthouse options.
My favorite amenity was the outdoor pool on the 8th floor. Instagram-photo worthy. The view from the pool was outstanding, you get a panoramic view of the bay and slew of yachts parked up. I had a minor issue with the pool water temperature, which was extremely frigid for some odd reason, took me a while to man up and get all the way in the water. Once I fully got in I was ok. Nearby the pool was the Panorama Restaurant, which featured seating indoor and outdoor. You didn’t have to actually sit at a restaurant table to be served, you have the option of continuing to lay on a chaise lounge chair, sunbathe, and a waiter will come up to you and take your order.
Overall, Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami is a hidden Miami gem, I genuinely loved this establishment, and would recommend it for visitors looking to stay away from the Miami party scene, and of course future Miami Open attendees, I know I’ll likely stay here again for the tournament next year, hope to see you guys there!