MBM Travel Series | Miami Gateaway

Grand Beach SurfSide Hotel | Miami, USA
Beach front - Photo © Sarah Barlondo
Beach front - Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Welcome to the Grand Beach Surfside ****. With winter approaching it might be time to get away to Miami, enjoying the sunshine at one of the city’s elegant and peaceful hotels. Grand Beach Surfside offers a great stay for those interested in a relaxing holiday at the beach while still being close to Miami main attractions. Located just 5 minutes from the premium Bal Harbour Shops, and a short drive from Miami Art Deco District, it is suitable for couples, families and groups.

WELCOME

Grand Beach Surfside greets the Mood Board Magazine team in a striking lobby that made us immediately fall in love with its design. Apart from its architectural details, the hotel features sculptures, artwork and designers pieces all over.

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Lobby area – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

THE ROOM

At Mood Board Magazine, we love attention to details. The hotel knows how to keep its customers pampered and happy. Every need has been thought through and anticipated.

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The Bedroom – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

What else could you wish for? Private balconies with stunning views, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, and in response to our increasingly digital world, free Wi-Fi. For the caffeine lovers, Wolfang Puck Coffee is available right in the comfort of your room, along with all other necessities, a fridge, a safe…the list of in-room comforts goes on.

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Amongst all of the enchanting details, the main highlight has to be given to the Hotel’s Pool Section. It boosts “only” 2 oceanfront pools, 1 rooftop pool and 4 hot tubs. The view from the oceanfront bedroom is breathtaking.

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View from the oceanfront room by night – Photo © Sarah Barlondo – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

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Rooftop pool – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

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Mood Board Magazine applauds the hotel’s accessibility.

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

THE PRIVATE BEACH

A minute away from your room…

One of the perks of staying at Grand Beach Surfside, is access to the hotel’s private beach just a couple of feet away from your room.

Grand Beach Surf Side Private Beach - Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Grand Beach Surf Side Private Beach – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

And…THE GYM

Though the Gym may not be the main priority for some while on vacation, this view from the treadmill…yes it it…makes working out seem like a breeze.

View from the Treadmill - Photo © Sarah Barlondo

View from the Treadmill – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

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State-of-the art gym – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

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Photo © Sarah Barlondo

RESTAURANT

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Photo © Sarah Barlondo

The hotel’s restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, offers a casual and yet luxurious dining experience. The service was perfect throughout the meal and the dishes were delicious…there is even a Gelato Bar around the corner. The dishes were fabulous.  It is open daily from 7am to 10pm, with Roomservice from 7am – 11pm.

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Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

INTERIOR DESIGN

Its all in the details.

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Lobby Area Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Lobby Area Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Spa area - Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Spa area – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Beach front - Photo © Sarah Barlondo

Beach front – Photo © Sarah Barlondo

As you can see, we loved our stay at the Grand Beach Surfside. Providing a different experience than most hotel chains, this the perfect place to unwind while being close to Miami landmarks, shopping center and easily accessible from the airport. Find out more about the hotel on the Grand Beach Surf Side official website.

Grand Beach Hotel Surfside ****
4-star

9449 Collins Avenue, Surfside
Miami Beach, FL 33154, USA

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Sarah Barlondo is the Founder and Editor in Chief at Mood Board Magazine. An entrepreneur and devoted activist, she studied Architecture at Parsons, School of Design and Journalism+Politics at The New School in New York. She founded Access New in New York, the first student coalition for students with disabilities. Sarah Barlondo is now based in London where she studied at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture and is now completing her Architecture degree at Central Saint Martins.