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The Miami Beach EDITION [In-depth Review]

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Luxurious, fun, trendy, sexy, and, dare I say, family-friendly? These are all words that I could easily use to describe The Miami Beach EDITION.

With 1 night on my own in Miami, I knew that I wanted to stay somewhere nice near South Beach. After doing plenty of research, I narrowed my options down to the W South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, and The Miami Beach EDITION — all Marriott properties, though that was not by design. I finally settled on this Miami Beach hot spot, and I was not disappointed.

The Miami Beach EDITION made a new home in what was the iconic Seville Hotel, a popular spot for the rich and famous dating back to the 1950s. A collaboration between Marriott and famed designer Ian Schrager (Studio 54, Delano Hotel, etc.) saved the best of this oceanfront property and turned the rest of the 3.5 acres into one of the most desirable hotels in the area.

Still a hot spot for celebrities and Lamborghini lovers, the hotel is a comfortable and enjoyable option for anyone (families included) looking for a hotel with a little bit of everything (including an ice skating rink and bowling alley) in the Miami Beach area — assuming the price is right.

Since this is a Marriott property, paying with points was an option for my stay. However, since rates were relatively cheap (for this hotel), I decided to pay cash so I could take advantage of some great Virtuoso perks.

Let’s jump in and take a look at this gorgeous hotel and how my 28 hours (yes I received an early check-in and late checkout) at The Miami Beach EDITION went.

Hotel Location

The Miami Beach EDITION facade
The Miami Beach EDITION street view.

The Miami Beach EDITION has 294 rooms and is just steps from the white sands of Miami Beach, within a typically quieter area of famous Collins Avenue.

The immediate area was busy with roadwork and building construction, but once officially on the property, the vibe is much more relaxed.

The hotel is just 12 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA). It took about 30 minutes with light traffic via Uber and cost about $25 to reach the hotel. You could also consider flying into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) which is about 30 miles away and takes about an hour to drive to the hotel.

With a bike and walking path separating the hotel from the beach, guests can make their way up and down the ocean to check out other areas including Ocean Drive and South Beach.

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Booking

The Miami Beach EDITION Virtuoso rate
The Miami Beach EDITION Virtuoso amenities. Image Credit: Virtuoso

Virtuoso Cash Rate

When I started looking for hotels in Miami, I naturally started searching through the various hotel programs so I could pay for my stay with points. However, after seeing how relatively cheap rates were for the date I needed, I decided to take a look at my options on Virtuoso.

All in, a 1-night stay was coming out to around $500 after taxes and resort fees. It’s not uncommon for this hotel to charge over $1,000 for a standard room, so not only was it a good deal, but the Virtuoso amenities were proportionally very valuable.

I love booking with Virtuoso because I got the same published rate that was on Marriott.com, but it came with an upgrade, early check-in, late checkout, $60 for breakfast, and $100 to spend throughout the hotel. On top of that, I still earned Marriott Bonvoy points and elite night credits.

Since Marriott Bonvoy elite members get reduced benefits at EDITION hotels, it makes so much more sense to book via Virtuoso.

To cap things off, I paid with my Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, and I was eligible for an Amex Offer for “Spend $500, Get $100” that helped make the stay a much better value for me than paying with points.

Hot Tip: Be a STAR at the Miami EDITION! As one of Marriott’s top booking agents, UP’s very own Leigh Rowan can maximize exclusive STARS perks for your upcoming EDITION stay (complimentary daily breakfast for 2, room upgrades, etc.). Pay with any card of your choice, and you’ll still earn points towards status. Submit your Miami EDITION STARS booking request with Leigh at leighrowan@upgradedpoints.com.

Marriott Bonvoy Points

The Miami Beach EDITION is a top-tier Marriott property which means standard rooms can be booked for around 70,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, based on demand.

For the night I was in town, rates were 70,000 points per night, which actually is a pretty good deal, though still not as good as Virtuoso. The rate was for a city view room that didn’t come with breakfast or the other perks.

Since I only have Gold Elite status, I would get more benefits as a Virtuoso guest, so saving my points for a future redemption made more sense to me.

Here were the award rates that were available for the night of my stay:

  • Standard King, Guest room, 1 King Limited view, Low floor — 70,000 points
  • Standard Double, Guest room, 2 Double, Limited view — 70,000 points
  • City View Double, Guest room, 2 Double, City view — 70,000 points
  • City View King, Guest room, 1 King, City view — 70,000 points

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Checking-In

The Miami Beach EDITION is directly in front of Miami Beach on Collins Avenue. I arrived via Uber, and once we made our way through the roadwork I was dropped off in the circle driveway that was lined with luxury cars.

The Miami Beach EDITION entrance Marriott
The Miami Beach EDITION entrance.

For guests (or drivers) that are not totally familiar with the hotel, the arrival process can be a little confusing. The relatively small “EDITION” sign is silver against the white hotel, which makes it hard to see. What stands out more is the red “Seville” sign at the top of the hotel. This is a nod to the past, but more of a puzzle for those who are not hotel-history buffs.

The building itself was rather unassuming at first. The white façade easily blends in with the rest of the art deco architecture in the area, but once I started walking up the stairs, I started to (clearly) see why this hotel is so adored.

The bellman quickly grabbed my bag, welcomed me, asked for my name, and introduced himself and he escorted me to the front desk.

The Miami Beach EDITION lobby Marriott
The Miami Beach EDITION lobby.

The lobby was stunning, with a beautiful blend of white marble popping against the green of the countless potted plants. There was a really unique and fun vibe I felt as soon as I arrived. All of the staff seemed to be in a good mood, and it was clear that most guests were at the hotel to relax and have a good time — as opposed to the vibe of being at a convention hotel, for example.

When I walked up the stairs from the driveway to the lobby, there was the concierge, some couches, and a pool table to the right — as well as the hotel’s signature restaurant, Matador Room, and the accompanying Matador Bar.

The Miami Beach EDITION pool table
The Miami Beach EDITION pool table.

To the left was a large sitting area with plenty of chairs and couches, but they all seemed to have a degree of privacy thanks to the abundance of plants spread throughout the area. I saw plenty of people working, meeting, and waiting here throughout my stay.

The Miami Beach EDITION lobby sitting area
The Miami Beach EDITION lobby sitting area.

Further down to the left was the Market at EDITION restaurant, the elevators, and the stairs that led to the rest of the amenities, which I will detail below.

The first thing I saw upon entering the lobby was the stunningly simple front desk — a giant piece of backlit white marble (with some admittedly unattractive glass dividers installed due to COVID-19).

The Miami Beach EDITION front desk
The Miami Beach EDITION front desk.

The bellman introduced me by name to the front desk and then grabbed me a water and a canned mimosa spritz cocktail while I waited for the front desk agent to get my room ready.

The Miami Beach EDITION welcome drinks
The Miami Beach EDITION welcome drinks.

I arrived at noon with the expectation that my room wouldn’t be ready. The weather was great, though, so I didn’t mind getting some time to check out the pool before I was able to get into the room. However, to my delight, my room was ready — and it was an upgrade to an Oceanview King room.

The rest of the check-in process was seamless. The agent was fun and chatty, explained all of the benefits that came with my rate, gave me a quick overview of the property, and sent me on my way with the bellman.

The bellman continued with the excellent service and informative (but not overly-scripted) tour of the property as he escorted me to my room.

Virtuoso Amenities

The Miami Beach EDITION room key and modern pool
The Miami Beach EDITION wood room key.

The Virtuoso amenities were one of the main reasons that I chose to stay at The Miami Beach EDITION. And I am happy to report that the hotel delivered on them all.

The Virtuoso amenities included:

  • Room upgrade
  • Daily breakfast for 2 guests at Market or Matador (this was processed as a $60 credit)
  • $100 resort credit
  • Early check-in and late checkout
  • Free Wi-Fi

Room Upgrade

As I mentioned above, I received an upgrade from a Cityview King room to an Oceanview King room. Obviously, when staying on Miami Beach, a view of the water is always welcome.

The room faced the side of the property, overlooking one of the pools as well as the very expensive Bungalow Suites with the ocean in the background. There are oceanfront rooms, but those would have been an additional upgrade.

The Miami Beach EDITION view from room
The view from an Oceanview King room.

Just for reference, the Oceanview room type was not available to book with points and was selling for $100 more than the Cityview for guests paying cash.

The room was gorgeous and had a great view, so I was more than happy.

Welcome Amenity

One thing that I really love is when hotels send up a little welcome amenity. It’s a nice gesture and it can really make the stay feel more special and personalized. I was really excited when I got back from the pool to find some chocolates and a note waiting in my room.

The Miami Beach EDITION chocolate domino amenity
The Miami Beach EDITION chocolate domino amenity.

The chocolates were in the form of dominos and came with a note explaining the history of Domino Park and the game of dominos in Miami. It was cute and delicious.

I may have been hungry after a couple of hours in the sun, but those chocolates went down easy!

Food and Beverage Credits

The Virtuoso credits were explained clearly at check-in and were applied automatically at checkout.

The $60 breakfast credit was valid at The Market (more on that below) or at The Matador if it was serving weekend brunch. The $60 is supposed to be for 2 people, so I had to order a lot at breakfast to try to use it all by myself.

The Miami Beach EDITION Matador Bar seating
Guests can use the resort credit at any of the restaurants, including the Matador Bar.

The $100 resort credit was much more flexible. Essentially anything that could be billed to the room would trigger this credit. I had some drinks at the pool and dinner at the restaurant, and the $100 was deducted from the total.

Wireless Internet

Wi-Fi was included as an amenity. However, it was available for all guests as part of the resort fee.

The Miami Beach EDITION internet speeds
The Miami Beach EDITION internet speeds.

Throughout the hotel, the internet was fast and I was consistently connected. In my room, I received speeds over 60 Mbps and just slightly less by the pool.

There was no internet on the beach.

Late Checkout

Late checkout is a wonderful thing. I don’t often get to take advantage of it, but since I had a late flight out of Miami International Airport, I was really glad I had that option.

Virtuoso guests get a 4 p.m. checkout (subject to availability, of course) and it was proactively offered to me during check-in, which was awesome.

I took the 4 p.m. checkout and then left my bags with the bellman so I could run some errands before heading to the airport. Both of those things made the end of my stay much more relaxing.

Resort Fee

Like most hotels and resorts nowadays, The Miami Beach EDITION charges a $42 resort fee per day.

This fee is not waived for guests staying on award nights, like Hilton and Hyatt do for members.

The resort fee included:

  • Beach toys
  • High-speed internet access
  • 1 beach umbrella per day
  • 2 beach chairs per day
  • Daily RoyaFit Health & Wellness Exercise Classes
  • EDITION E-Beach Cruiser Bicycles (e-bikes)

Amenities

For what’s technically a city hotel, The Miami Beach EDITION had an impressive amount of amenities for guests to use. It would be really hard to get bored at this hotel, not to mention being surrounded by everything else Miami has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back afternoon by the pool, a jump in the ocean, some bowling, or even some ice skating, you’ll be able to find it here.

During my relatively quick 28-hour stay, I saw plenty of families with kids, couples, and groups of friends enjoying the property as there was quite literally something for everyone.

Here’s an overview of what was available during my stay.

Pools

There are 2 pools at The Miami Beach EDITION, the Historic Pool and the Modern Pool.

Historic Pool

The Historic Pool served as the main pool when this property was the Seville Hotel. Its multi-tier diving board is no longer in use, but the main structure is still there and gives a classic charm to the pool deck.

The Miami Beach EDITION Historic Pool Diving Board view
The Miami Beach EDITION Historic Pool and old diving board.

The Historic Pool tended to be quieter and the pool attendant told me that it was more family- and kid-friendly. The pool sits right under the bungalow suites.

Modern Pool

The Modern Pool is more of a lap pool and sits between the outdoor restaurant seating and the cabanas that back up against the boardwalk and beach.

The Miami Beach EDITION Modern Pool
The Miami Beach EDITION Modern Pool.

The Modern Pool definitely had a more upbeat vibe to it as there was music playing and servers constantly walking around serving drinks. It was also much busier throughout the day.

Cabanas

Tucked behind the pool there were some cabanas that had televisions, mini-refrigerators, and private safes.

The Miami Beach EDITION cabanas and trees
The Miami Beach EDITION cabanas.

Guests can rent cabanas from $225 per day.

Lawn

In between the Historic Pool and Modern Pool was a small lawn that served as a place for guests to hang out, relax, and even play some corn hole.

The Miami Beach EDITION Lawn grass
The Miami Beach EDITION lawn.

Just steps away from the Tropicale restaurant, the grass was a great place to enjoy a drink or let the kids run around while parents enjoyed a meal.

Sandbox

Tucked behind the grill and lawn area was the Sandbox, a secluded, sandy nook covered in palm trees and filled with hammocks, blankets, and pillows.

The Miami Beach EDITION Sandbox hammock
The Miami Beach EDITION Sandbox.

This was a really nice spot to escape and enjoy some peace and quiet.

The hotel website says that movies are shown here on a projector occasionally, which I think would be a great (free) activity for parents who have little ones around.

Beach

Towards the back of the property, behind the pools and lawn area, is a fence with a door that provides access to Miami Beach.

After crossing the public bike and walking path (it can get busy, so look both ways before crossing!), there was a short path that brought guests to the hotel’s section of the beach that was fully staffed and had chairs, umbrellas, and drinks waiting for guests.

The Miami Beach EDITION beach chairs
The Miami Beach EDITION beach chairs.

As part of the resort fee, beach toys, 1 umbrella, and 2 beach chairs were available for guests to use. Since I was on my own, I chose one of the few single chairs available and an attendant quickly brought over an umbrella for me.

The beach service was provided by Tropicale back at the hotel, and while the staff was friendly, the logistics seemed to be a bit complicated. I only ordered 1 drink, but after waiting 20 minutes for it to be delivered from the bar, the beach staff had to go and pick it up.

As you can imagine, a frozen margarita in the hot, Florida sun, doesn’t stay frozen for long — so I received a slightly melted margarita instead. Still delicious, but not worth the wait or the $19 + tax + tip.

The Miami Beach EDITION Frozen Margarita
The margarita was expensive but refreshing.

I did see plenty of other guests enjoying lunch on the beach, and the menu did look appetizing. There was a little something for everyone, from chips and guacamole to salads, lobster rolls, and even a kids’ menu.

Compared to the $19 cocktails, the $12 organic turkey sandwich for kids sounded like a bargain.

The Miami Beach EDITION umbrellas
The Miami Beach EDITION beach chairs.

The chairs and umbrellas were excellent, the white sand was soft, and the water was clear and warm. There isn’t much more you could ask for. Add in the excellent service and the fact that I was just steps away from the hotel pools, all I could think about was how much my kids would love this place.

Bowling Alley

One of the most unique features of The Miami Beach EDITION was the bowling alley in the basement.

Down a spiral staircase from the main lobby is Basement Miami which is (or was) a nightclub, ice skating rink, and bowling alley. The nightclub is currently closed, but the rest is open — and a lot of fun.

The Miami Beach EDITION Basement Bowl
The Miami Beach EDITION Basement Bowl.

The 4-lane, neon-lit bowling alley costs $60 per hour, per lane, and reservations must be made in advance since it’s a popular spot. If you’re visiting the hotel with kids, be sure to bring them between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. After that, it’s 21+ and bottle-service only if you want a lane.

There’s also a bar and restaurant by the lanes, but I didn’t have time to check them out.

Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Ice Skating Rink

Right next to the bowling alley, behind the DJ booth, is a 2,000-square-foot ice skating rink. Yes, an ice skating rink in Miami Beach!

The Miami Beach EDITION Basement Ice Skating rink
The Miami Beach EDITION Basement ice skating rink.

Hotel guests can rent skates and enjoy the multi-colored experience for $30 per hour, per person.

While reservations aren’t necessary like they are for bowling, age requirements are. Again, after 8 p.m. the entire basement is 21+.

Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Nightclub (Closed)

As I mentioned, the “micro-club” known as Basement Miami was closed due to the pandemic during my visit. The club was designed as a 21st century homage to the legendary Studio 54 in New York.

The Miami Beach EDITION Basement DJ
The Miami Beach EDITION Basement DJ booth.

From what I’ve read online, it appeared to be a pretty hot spot.

Spa

The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION is located on the ground floor near the gym. It’s fairly unassuming with a small retail shop when you first walk in.

The Miami Beach EDITION spa seating
The Miami Beach EDITION Spa.

However, once inside, guests have access to a complete lineup of spa offerings, from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures.

Guests interested in getting a treatment can call, visit, or schedule an appointment online.

Fitness Center

A high-end, beachfront hotel nowadays is expected to have a pretty complete fitness center, and the gym at The Miami Beach EDITION did not disappoint.

Located on the ground floor, the fitness center was open 24 hours a day and was equally impressive in both design and variety of equipment.

The fitness center may seem small at first, but once I walked up the ramp it became clear there was plenty of room for guests on a busy day.

The Miami Beach EDITION gym entrance
The Miami Beach EDITION fitness center entrance.

There were towels and lockers available near the entrance.

The Miami Beach EDITION gym lockers
The Miami Beach EDITION gym lockers.

Waters and oranges were available further inside the fitness center.

The Miami Beach EDITION gym waters
The Miami Beach EDITION gym waters and fruit.

There were plenty of treadmills and ellipticals available. However, there was only 1 Peloton bike.

The Miami Beach EDITION Peloton bike
The Miami Beach EDITION Peloton bike.

In the back, there were some free weights and a stretching area.

The Miami Beach EDITION gym equipment
The Miami Beach EDITION gym equipment.

Overall, the fitness center at The Miami Beach EDITION was really solid, stocked with high-end equipment (it’s always nice to see a Peloton), and the water bottles and oranges were a nice touch.

Electric Bikes

One of my favorite amenities that I used during my stay at The Miami Beach EDITION was the electric bikes. Many hotels offer bikes to cruise around the area, but I don’t recall seeing an e-bike as an option before.

The Miami Beach EDITION electric bikes
The Miami Beach EDITION electric bikes.

E-bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be signed out at the concierge desk. Just beware that if your bike is stolen it will cost you a cool $2,400! If you decide to bring it somewhere for lunch or a drink, be sure to lock it up tightly.

On the morning of my checkout, I borrowed one of the bikes and went on a beautiful sunrise ride down the bike path along Miami Beach.

The Miami Beach EDITION electric bike
The Miami Beach EDITION electric bike on Ocean Drive.

Cruising through South Beach, Ocean Drive, and eventually making my way to South Point Park Pier was a great way to start my day.

I racked up 8 miles before breakfast, and although it was an eclectic bicycle I still worked up an appetite — which was a good thing, since I had a $60 credit to burn at the restaurant!

Pet Friendly

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to pet any pups on this stay because The Miami Beach EDITION is not pet-friendly.

Of course, guests are still allowed to bring their service animals.

Valet Parking

Guests arriving by car do not have a self-parking option.

The Miami Beach EDITION valet parking
The Miami Beach EDITION valet parking.

Valet parking is $45 per night.

COVID-19 Protocols

I was pretty impressed with the COVID-19 protocols at The Miami Beach EDITION.

Throughout my Florida travels recently, precautions have been hit or miss.

All of the staff that I encountered wore masks, there were (real) glass dividers at the front desk, and hand sanitizer was available throughout the property.

The Miami Beach EDITION Hand sanitizer
The Miami Beach EDITION hand sanitizer.

There was even a “Wellness Kit” waiting for me in the room that came with masks and sanitizing wipes as well as a note from the General Manager explaining the cleanliness initiatives.

The Miami Beach EDITION Wellness Kit
The Miami Beach EDITION Wellness Kit.

The Room

As I mentioned above, I had received an upgrade to an Oceanview King room.

The Miami Beach EDITION guestroom
The Miami Beach EDITION Oceanview King room.

Although the room was not oceanfront, with an uninterrupted view of the beach, my view was excellent. It looked over the bungalows, Historic Pool, and down Miami Beach. This was a great indicator of how good of a beach day it was going to be based on how busy the rest of the beach was.

I was assigned room 816, which was about halfway down the hallway on the eighth floor.

The Miami Beach EDITION hallway
The Miami Beach EDITION 8th floor hallway.

The oceanview rooms are listed on the hotel website at 380 to 425 square feet. I’m not exactly sure how big mine was, but it felt very spacious thanks to the light colors, minimalist design, and giant floor-to-ceiling windows.

When I walked into the room, immediately on my right was a cabinet that had some cocktail essentials on top, including a corkscrew, wine glasses, and an ice bucket.

The Miami Beach EDITION minibar drinks
The Miami Beach EDITION minibar cabinet.

Inside the cabinet was a for-charge minibar stocked with a little bit of everything from cold-brew coffee to Krug Champagne.

The Miami Beach EDITION minibar champagne
The Miami Beach EDITION minibar contents.

Further down on the right-hand side was a closet with 2 very soft robes, slippers, an umbrella, an iron and ironing board, and a safe.

The Miami Beach EDITION closet
The Miami Beach EDITION closet.

Also inside the closet was a little goodie tray with for-charge snacks, souvenirs, and even sunscreen — all very useful to have access to.

The Miami Beach EDITION snack tray
The Miami Beach EDITION snack tray

Across from the closet was the very sleek bathroom area. Don’t worry, the walls slide closed if you need some extra privacy.

The Miami Beach EDITION bathroom
The Miami Beach EDITION bathroom.

Bedroom

The bedroom at The Miami Beach EDITION was one of the rooms I enjoyed the most in my recent travels. There was nothing over the top, but everything was so simple, clean, comfortable, and well-thought-out — an excellent example of understated luxury.

The Miami Beach EDITION king room
The Miami Beach EDITION Oceanview King room.

The king bed in the middle of the room was draped in luxurious sheets and covered in soft pillows. The mattress itself was not too firm but not too soft — it was just right.

In front of the bed was a 46-inch TV above a long table with a lamp and a desk chair, which would be fine for working at.

The Miami Beach EDITION tv
The Miami Beach EDITION TV and desk.

Just like the bedside tables, the main table had hidden outlets and USB chargers. Another example of clean design and the hotel thinking of the “little things.”

The Miami Beach EDITION usb outlet
The Miami Beach EDITION USB outlets.

In the corner of the room, by the window, was a comfortable lounge chair.

The Miami Beach EDITION lounge chair.
The Miami Beach EDITION lounge chair.

After searching the room high and low, I had to call down to the front desk to ask where the coffee maker was. Apparently, they’re only delivered upon request. After my second request, the Nespresso machine was finally delivered and set up on top of the minibar.

The Miami Beach EDITION Nespresso machine
The Miami Beach EDITION Nespresso machine.

Bathroom

As much as I liked the bedroom, the bathroom was equally nice. It had a clean, modern, and functional design.

The Miami Beach EDITION bathroom sink
The Miami Beach EDITION bathroom sink.

At first, it looked like the bathroom, or at least the sink area, was completely open to the rest of the room, which could raise some privacy issues if you’re sharing a room. However, both walls could slide shut, completely isolating the bathroom area.

On top of that, both the shower and toilet had their own doors.

The Miami Beach EDITION open bathroom
The Miami Beach EDITION open bathroom.

And while the shower was very good, the highlight for me was the individual Le Labo amenities. No gross shared pumps of shampoo at The Miami Beach EDITION!

The Miami Beach EDITION Le Labo shampoo
The Miami Beach EDITION Le Labo shampoo and conditioner.

Food and Beverage

Although there is plenty of excellent dining around Miami, guests looking for a good meal won’t go hungry at The Miami Beach EDITION.

On property, guests have 3 main options, as well as room service. Whether you’re in the mood for something light and easy by the pool or a full dinner experience in the dining room, the hotel has options for you.

The Market at EDITION

Just off the main lobby was The Market at EDITION. This open area had multiple stations set up that were inspired by Spanish pastry shops and “salumerias.”

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market
The Market at The Miami Beach EDITION.

There was a bar station where you could grab any one of a variety of cocktails.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market bar
The Market bar at The Miami Beach EDITION.

Elsewhere, there was a pastry counter that also served coffee.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market sweets counter
The Miami Beach EDITION The Market sweets counter.

You could also try some cured meats and cheeses (a staple in Spanish cuisine)…

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market meat station.
The Miami Beach EDITION The Market salumeria.

…and even enjoy some seafood from the raw bar.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market raw bar
The Market raw bar at The Miami Beach EDITION.

The space had a nice mix of individual seating as well as a communal table, which made for a good vibe.

Finally, there was a grab-and-go section for guests who just needed something quick.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market Grab and Go
The Market Grab and Go section.

The Market was open for breakfast and lunch, and this is where I used my $60 breakfast credit.

The breakfast menu was quite very complete, with a little bit of everything, including a great selection of coffees, juices, and full breakfast plates.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market Breakfast Menu
The Market breakfast menu.

I ordered the eggs Benedict with patatas bravas and it was excellent.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market Eggs Benedict
The Market eggs Benedict.

Since my coffee and meal didn’t use up the $60 credit, I ordered a bloody Mary, hoping it would trigger the credit despite the Virtuoso website saying that alcohol wasn’t included at breakfast.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Market Bloody Mary
A Bloody Mary from The Market at The Miami Beach EDITION.

Unfortunately, the fine print was accurate — the $15 drink was on my bill at checkout. Even if I hadn’t had to pay for it, it wasn’t very good — it was mostly ice in a tall thin glass.

Hours: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tropicale

Tropicale is a cute little grill that sits next to the Historic Pool, right near the lawn and Modern Pool.

The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale bar
The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale bar.

Guests can hang at the bar or sit at one of the outdoor tables. Tropicale also serves food and drinks to guests at the pool and the beach.

The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale seating
The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale seating.

The menu is mostly light options like snacks, salads, and sandwiches. The drink menu had everything from the house beer, EDITION Iguanita Lager, to a $950 tequila.

The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale menus
The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale menus.

Hours: Lunch and dinner.

Matador Bar

I love a good hotel bar, and the Matador Bar is a good one.

The Miami Beach EDITION Matador entrance
The Miami Beach EDITION Matador Bar entrance.

Located on the right side of the lobby, the Matador Bar is a nice spot to grab a drink before heading to dinner in the Matador Room, which is exactly what I did.

The bar itself is made of dark walnut, and guests can sit almost entirely around it, which provided a nice atmosphere. The rest of the bar is very dark (especially at night), with indirect lighting and walls covered in photographs and artwork.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador Bar chairs
The Matador Bar seating.

I ordered a glass of red wine, but the cocktail menu was quite impressive.

Hours: Lunch and dinner.

Matador Room

The Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION was inspired by the glamour of 1950s supper clubs, but now with reimagined menus from world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

The restaurant features a sunken oval dining room and the space’s original chandelier, which was restored to its original splendor.

Earlier in the day, I had been chatting with Eli, the maître d’, and when he saw that I decided to have dinner in the restaurant he came right over and proceeded to provide me with one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in recent memory.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador menu
The Matador menu.

The menu is tapas-style, meaning the plates are small and designed for sharing. Since I was alone, I ordered a bunch — and didn’t share! Eli asked me a few questions about my preferences, but I told him that he could choose my entire meal. He did exactly that, and it turned out to be a lot of fun.

I ended up having 6 courses and they were all very good.

I started with the raw shaved Florida red snapper which was light and refreshing. This was followed by the highly recommended “croquetas de jamón” and a heart of palm salad. All were delicious.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador Red snapper
The Matador red snapper.

For the main event, I had the griddled Florida black grouper tacos (although the glazed short rib tacos sounded awesome, too).

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador Fish tacos Marriott
The Matador fish tacos.

Eli paired my meal with the maitake mushrooms with goat cheese and Fresno pepper vinaigrette, which was incredible and something I probably wouldn’t have ordered on my own.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador mushrooms
The Matador maitake mushrooms.

For dessert, I had the JG Warm Valrhona, which was a warm chocolate cake (petit gâteau) with vanilla ice cream.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador chocolate cake
The Matador JG Warm Valrhona.

I paired it with some dessert wine, and as you can imagine, it was delightful.

The Miami Beach EDITION The Matador dessert wine
The Matador dessert wine.

All said and done, the bill came to about $150 after tip — certainly more than I normally spend on a meal by myself, but it was an experience — plus I knew I had the $100 resort credit to offset most of it. $50 for that meal? I’ll take that any day!

Hours: Brunch (weekends only) and dinner.

BASEMENT Bowl

As I talked about earlier, on the bottom floor of the hotel is BASEMENT Bowl, where you’ll find an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, a bar, and a (currently closed) nightclub.

The Miami Beach EDITION Basement bowl bar
The Miami Beach EDITION Basement Bowl bar.

Patrons can order food and drinks at BASEMENT Bowl. However, I didn’t have time for a snack during my visit and I can’t seem to find a menu online.

Hours: Dinner.

Service

There’s no arguing that this hotel is stunning. It’s right on the beach, has modern luxury in spades, and offers tons of amenities — what’s not to love with that? But what really caught my attention was the level of service.

The Miami Beach EDITION Modern Pool
The Miami Beach EDITION Modern Pool.

Yes, this is a high-end hotel, so good service should be expected, but the staff at The Miami Beach EDITION were excellent. Every staff member I interacted with was friendly, professional, and genuinely interested in making sure that anything I needed was taken care of. 

It started before I even arrived on the property, thanks to Youssef, the concierge who sent a pre-arrival email and was ready to jump in and help when he learned that my arriving flight was delayed and I needed to change my check-in date.

And while I was there, the incredible restaurant staff made my solo dinner (surrounded by couples) feel special — Chef Ilkay even personally served my dessert as if I were someone important!

And while it’s easy to single out those memorable moments, throughout my (admittedly short) stay, even quick interactions with the staff were pleasant, including check-in and checkout when the agent had my luggage weighed so I wouldn’t get charged on my flight home.

Another thing I appreciated was that the hotel offered daily housekeeping and turndown service, which is a rarity nowadays.

The Miami Beach EDITION king bed
The Miami Beach EDITION king bed.

Bottom line, this was as close to a perfect stay as I could have had and service was a large part of that.

Final Thoughts

The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale rooftop
The Miami Beach EDITION Tropicale rooftop.

I had an awesome stay at The Miami Beach EDITION. The hotel itself was gorgeous and there were more amenities than I had time to enjoy.

The pools offered something for everyone, whether you prefer to relax in the shaded cabanas, float in the Modern Pool with a cocktail, or splash around in the Historic Pool with the kids. Plus the gorgeous, white-sand Miami Beach was just steps away with the same excellent service that helps make The Miami Beach EDITION so special.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was delicious, and the location is hard to beat.

Booking via Virtuoso came with some awesome (and very valuable perks), but being able to book this type of hotel with points is still a great idea.

For me, a sign of a good hotel is when you can’t stop talking about it and you want to go back with friends and family. That is exactly how I feel after this stay. Whether just with my wife, or with the kids in tow, I know that a stay at The Miami Beach EDITION will be a good time and money well spent.

If you have any questions about the hotel, leave them in the comments!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is parking at The Miami Beach EDITION?

Valet parking is $45 per night, and there is no self-parking option.

Does The Miami Beach EDITION have a pool?

Yes, The Miami Beach EDITION has 2 pools — the Historic Pool and the Modern Pool.

Is The Miami Beach EDITION family-friendly? 

Yes, surprisingly so! There are 2 pools — 1 that is very kid-friendly — as well as a great beach just steps away. And in the basement of the hotel is a bowling alley and even an ice skating rink!

Does The Miami Beach EDITION have a resort fee?

Yes, the resort fee is $42 per night.

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About Chris Hassan

Chris holds a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and managed social media for all Marriott properties in South America, making him a perfect fit for UP and its social media channels. He has a passion for making content catered toward family travelers.

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