Hotel Arya, BW Premier Collection

Coconut Grove, Miami

The hotel

A modern hotel, the Hotel Arya, BW Premier Collection enjoys a prime location, right in the heart of the fashionable bayside community of Coconut Grove and steps from CocoWalk, a Mediterranean-style shopping village with outdoor cafés, a cinema and glitzy nightlife. Coral Gables is 2 miles away, with downtown Miami slightly further at 4 miles. Accommodation is sophisticated and spacious with stunning views of your surrounds and every modern amenity you could wish for, including a wall-mounted satellite TV. On the 8th floor is the swimming pool and — very rare for Miami — 2 superb squash courts. Order a drink from the pool bar, grab a lounger and admire views of the bay. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness centre to keep the body beautiful and a spa tub for sheer relaxation. The Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge is on the 8th floor too and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a very contemporary feel. The menu is heavily influenced by Nuevo-Andean Peruvian cuisine although International favourites are also included to satisfy your taste buds.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Coconut Grove, overlooking the ocean and just 1 block from the shopping, dining and nightlife of CocoWalk. South Beach is 8 miles away. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

196 rooms on 22 floors. All rooms with air-conditioning, wall-mounted satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, CD player, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, iron and board. Standard City View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe City View Rooms have private balcony with 1 king-size bed and most have a kitchenette with fridge and microwave, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1 Bedroom Suites with separate bedroom, living/dining room, breakfast bar, full kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave and dishwasher and private balcony. These suites have 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Plenty of attractions are within walking distance or explore via hire car or regular public transport. Plenty of attractions are within walking distance or explore via hire car or public transport. Valet parking $30 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge (International and Peruvian cuisine). Pool bar.

8th floor recreation area with swimming pool, spa tub, and 2 squash courts. Rooftop fitness centre.

Limited room service*. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really enjoyed my stay, and at a very good price

Nov 13, 2019 Robin H Durham, United Kingdom

Great location - By the ocean and in the Coconut Grove area, with plenty of good restaurants within walking distance (Try LoKal for a great burger!). My room was more like an apartment, with a kitchen and lots of space. The pool area was wonderful, with a fantastic view over the Biscayne Bay. Shout out to the pool attendant, who made me… Read more
Great location - By the ocean and in the Coconut Grove area, with plenty of good restaurants within walking distance (Try LoKal for a great burger!). My room was more like an apartment, with a kitchen and lots of space. The pool area was wonderful, with a fantastic view over the Biscayne Bay. Shout out to the pool attendant, who made me comfortable and served me lunches with a smile and a chat! The buffet breakfasts were good, although at an extra costs of about £13, and on the same 8th floor as the pool, with excellent views over the bay. I was at the end of my US stay, and car less, so perfect for me - lounging by the pool and walking to restaurants in the evenings. Getting into the centre of Miami was not easy, and I only managed it once, via taxi. 4 nights for $492 (£384) - excellent value. Would definitely stay again, in the same circumstances. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Never again Stay away!

Nov 11, 2019 Fannings5 New York City, New York

Let me start off by saying I normally do not post a negative review. I try to handle complaints etc with the hotel itself but this could not be accomplished. While the lobby and hallways look nice and new the rooms are horrendous. Ours was extremely outdated and had a musty smell that would not go away. The worst part was the air… Read more
Let me start off by saying I normally do not post a negative review. I try to handle complaints etc with the hotel itself but this could not be accomplished. While the lobby and hallways look nice and new the rooms are horrendous. Ours was extremely outdated and had a musty smell that would not go away. The worst part was the air conditioner. The noise it made was something out of Jurassic Park. When I brought it up to the front desk they said an engineer would come up. When he did he did not speak English and from what I understood was that there was only little he could do since it was old. After already losing a full nights sleep from the sound II was concerned. I returned later in the day And heard the noise from the hallway. I immediately went to the front desk and was told “ I understand, can I offer you complimentary headphones”. ? Really. That’s what they do. They should never be renting out a room in this condition but yet they did. On top of that three out of the four elevators were not working for the entire day. A complete disaster. Try having to walk 17 floors. I have stayed at several other hotels in the area and they blow this away. Very unfortunate that management was unable to handle these situations. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Inconsistent and In Transition

Nov 6, 2019 bonconsult

Traveling to Coconut Grove every week for business and the location of this hotel is perfect, pricing is good but everything else is middle of the road. I've stayed here 5 different times, each time for multiple days and always in a different room. Until late 2018 this was the Royal Sonesta hotel until Best Western bought it as an addition to… Read more
Traveling to Coconut Grove every week for business and the location of this hotel is perfect, pricing is good but everything else is middle of the road. I've stayed here 5 different times, each time for multiple days and always in a different room. Until late 2018 this was the Royal Sonesta hotel until Best Western bought it as an addition to their upscale 'Plus' collection but still operates like clunky old BW that I remember from the 80's. In addition the Arya is a mixed private/public property with resident owners and hotel guests often sharing the same floor which is strange. Also there is ongoing remodeling in the hotel so noise can be an issue during the day but evenings and overnights have always been quiet for me. Start with positives: -beds, pillows and bedding are all very comfortable and I've slept great every night (which is a big reason I keep coming back) -AC units work great and you can dial the temps down lower than in most hotels (love that) -location, location, location walkability to everything in Coconut Grove -Staff trends very young and low on professionalism scale, but Im seeing that everywhere in Miami, but they are always pleasant and helpful when asked -Views are fantastic especially from upper floors -Pool 8th floor and gym penthouse level are both very nice Negatives: -Restaurant doesn't open till 7AM which is def late for a US hotel but this hotel has a European vibe so that may be why. In addition, the breakfast buffet, only option, is a 2 out 5 stars and priced at $15 plus tax and mandatory 18% gratuity for a no service buffet. Food quality is poor and I do not recommend unless you want convenience over experience. -Prepaid, discounted breakfast is an option when booking your room, $10 instead of $15, but there is no system in place to make this happen. Restaurant says you need a voucher from front desk but front desk says you don't, so restaurant lets you sign to the room for total cost of $20 and then you have to review with front desk on check out that they booked it at $10/day instead of $20/day- again ridiculous system so skip the breakfast option. -Rooms are dated and being slowly updated Ive been told but not sure if they will stay as hotel rooms or be sold as private units. Dirty carpet, torn shower curtains, dirty balconies, and just tired overall. Except the beds which are fantastic. And its random so some better/worse than others. One room had old TV the only got a few channels and another room had new model that worked great. -Sensitive room access cards- almost daily I have to swing by front desk to get the cards reactivated despite being mindful of keeping away from my phone. I think even my rental car key fobs will deactivate it. -Arrival- poorly designed arrival circle, only enough space for 1 car to pass so always a backup during busy periods and numerous steep steps to get to hotel level. Bell/Valet are however available to help you Other notes: -Lavazza espresso machines in rooms which make good coffee in small quantities. If you want big coffee before 7AM there is a Starbucks 1 block away -Room size varies- the standard and cheapest room is pretty tiny but has a big bathroom and often doesn't have a balcony. Next size up is best value in my opinion and comes with a full kitchen which is great if spending a few days. -Parking in the garage is $30/night but the city lot next door is only $12 for 24 hours from the kiosk Read less
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Oct 22, 2019 d40mgar Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Make a quick reservation for 1 night and was given a very basic room. Took a shower and all soup, shampoo, body wash were the same coconut scent. Bed was comfortable at best. Average for the price. ...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst stay ever!!!

Oct 18, 2019 Curiosity766040

We were visiting our son at the University of Miami and booked and paid for a one bedroom with a sofa bed. We were given a one bedroom with NO sofa bed- just a tiny 4 dirty stained couch. The carpet was absolutely disgusting, filthy and completely stained. The toilet was covered in urine stains. The room had clearly not been cleaned in ages. The… Read more
We were visiting our son at the University of Miami and booked and paid for a one bedroom with a sofa bed. We were given a one bedroom with NO sofa bed- just a tiny 4 dirty stained couch. The carpet was absolutely disgusting, filthy and completely stained. The toilet was covered in urine stains. The room had clearly not been cleaned in ages. The furniture was old, broken and worn. My son was planning on staying with us for a few nights and was not able to since we had no sofa bed even though we paid for one. We complained To the management twice and were Told there was nothing they could do as the hotel was fully booked and that if a rom became available they would call us. No one called us and our son could not stay with us and our weekend was ruined. This was the worst experience ever and the worst customer service we have ever experienced!! Do not stay at this hotel!!! Read less