The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

Miami, Florida

The hotel

This beachfront hotel is situated in an excellent location, just opposite the Bal Harbour Shops where you’ll find designer boutiques and restaurants and a 15 minute drive from the famous Miami South Beach, you’ll be in the perfect place to be close to all the action. Whichever room you choose you’ll be guaranteed a view of the ocean with ceiling to floor windows and a terrace to step out and feel that ocean breeze. Visit the Artisan Beach House restaurant for oceanfront dining with international cuisine and stunning views. This resort really makes the most of the outdoors and beautiful Miami weather.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

On Collins Avenue near the Bal Harbour Shops, 15 minute drive from South Beach. Driving time from airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

95 rooms and suites. All rooms have a TV, CD and DVD player, iPod alarm clock, Bose® surround sound system, tea and coffee, hairdryer, Asprey bath amenities, bathrobe and slippers, rain shower, floor to ceiling windows and a terrace. Partial Oceanview Rooms have partial ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults

Oceanfront Rooms have ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Partial Oceanview Suites have a partial ocean view with a kitchen, living room and dining room. 1 Bedroom Suites have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 2 Bedroom Suites have a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and a second bedroom with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Oceanfront Suites have ocean views with a kitchen, living room and dining room. 1 Bedroom Suites have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 2 Bedroom Suites have a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and a second bedroom with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Bal Harbour Suites have a panoramic oceanfront view and 2 bedroom, a kitchen, living room and dining room. A master bedroom has 1 king-size bed a second bedroom with 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Presidential Suite has a panoramic oceanfront view from four terraces, a small theatre, a kitchen, living room and dining room. Bathroom has a sauna and shower with massage sprays. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Artisan Beach House (oceanfront restaurant serving international cuisine), Water’s Edge (poolside dining and drinks).

Outdoor heated pool and private cabanas. Exhale Bal Harbour Spa. Fitness centre. Beach lounge chairs, beds and umbrellas*. Game system and video game library. Movie and book libraries. Water sports.

Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas and rooms. Laundry service. Complimentary water bottles and morning newspaper.

This resort has a resort fee of $45 USD per room, per night. Valet parking available: Daily $25 USD and Overnight $48 USD. Exhale Bal Harbour validation at $10 USD (all payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not stay here

Oct 13, 2021 T238OIamym

Do not stay here. My husband and I are beyond disappointed in our stay. Due to Covid, we opted to stay in the country for our honeymoon. I have always heard nothing but amazing things about Ritz Carlton hotels, and we wanted everything to be perfect for our honeymoon. After researching all of the other 5 star beachfront resorts in Miami, we chose… Read more
Do not stay here. My husband and I are beyond disappointed in our stay. Due to Covid, we opted to stay in the country for our honeymoon. I have always heard nothing but amazing things about Ritz Carlton hotels, and we wanted everything to be perfect for our honeymoon. After researching all of the other 5 star beachfront resorts in Miami, we chose the Ritz Carlton Bar Harbour. We stayed at a 5 star Hilton on our wedding night before flying to Miami, and the wonderful treatment we received there was in stark contrast to our experience at the Ritz. Coming to the here directly after was such a let down. My husband and I were a good 10-15++ years younger than the other guests staying at the Ritz, and the staff was pretty rude to us. The first few days, we were annoyed with the treatment, but just brushed it off. After that, we were pretty mad about it. I think the staff believed we were there with day passes and treated us as second rate citizens. The rooms were pretty nice, but dated and show plenty of signs of wear. Our faucet in the bathroom leaked pretty badly, and the floors felt sticky. The pool is not nearly as nice in person as it looks online; kind of an old, dated looking pool, really. The food in the hotel restaurant is NOT good, but still very expensive. Eat elsewhere. We don't mind paying a lot for a wonderful meal, but the food in the freezer section of the grocery store is better than what you get at the restaurant. After our overall experience with the treatment received at the hotel, we will not be staying at another Ritz, and we have advised our friends and family to do the same. Extremely disappointed in our stay, especially as this was supposed to be a special celebration for our wedding.I always try to stay at either a Marriott or Hilton chain when traveling for work or pleasure (my husband and I travel a ton), and it looks like we will be a Hilton family from now on. I am looking at options to re-do our honeymoon as this trip was so bad. I reached out to Marriott regarding this issue as well, and we received no feedback. While the location of the hotel is great, everything else is sub par. The rooms are nice, but dated and show signs of wear. The hotel grounds including the pool are not impressive. You do not feel that you are at a classy Ritz. I would recommend looking elsewhere. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply not a 5 star Hotel

Oct 13, 2021 Clark_W_Griswold_III Chicago, Ill.

Number of Stars awarded solely due to value proposition. We were severely underwhelmed. The bell desk / valet were incredibly gracious and welcoming as was the front desk. Unfortunately there is nothing else positive I can say. The rooms were without character and the decor sparse. Hotel is a cold box. Not an old hotel but rough around the… Read more
Number of Stars awarded solely due to value proposition. We were severely underwhelmed. The bell desk / valet were incredibly gracious and welcoming as was the front desk. Unfortunately there is nothing else positive I can say. The rooms were without character and the decor sparse. Hotel is a cold box. Not an old hotel but rough around the edges, literally and figuratively. Plumbing fixtures loose. Discoloration in bathroom mirror from the once-high-tech tv installed behind the mirror. Common areas were ok, but the pool deck wasn't great. Not sure how the developer for convinced the Marriott Group to put the Ritz name on the property. It should have Marriott or Sheraton branding. I cannot recommend at prices they charge. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Colby H is AMAZING

Oct 2, 2021 suziev155

He was very welcoming, he asked what we needed, he made sure he escorted us to the beach when we did not know where to go & most importantly made us feel like home. Continuously checking up on us to make sure what we needed. Great Person !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love GARY

Oct 2, 2021 Navigate66231197213 Kansas City, Missouri

G Is the best person ever!!! Like really! I wish he could have been my server. He is so good. He is kind and attentive. He knows what you need before you know you need it ! I ❤️ him and can’t wait to come back to see him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The drinks are great!
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Sep 6, 2021 scottsdale40 Scottsdale, Arizona

Ocean View room and with large patio to relax and enjoy the view. Bel Harbour shops across the street with many restaurant options. Beach service was great! We walked the ocean front walking path down to Starbucks.