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Marriott’s Villas at Doral in Miami, FL

Marriott’s Villas at Doral in Miami, FL

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Within one of the most prestigious areas of Miami, Marriott's Villas at Doral is located moments from the excitement of South Beach, yet a world away. Enjoy privileged access to the celebrated Doral(R) Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott resort, where five championship courses await your challenge and a classic European spa welcomes your surrender. Our two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas in Miami, Florida, provide unparalleled comfort. Each villa is equipped with separate living and dining areas, a full kitchen with tableware and cookware, private balconies, rich décor and modern amenities. Just minutes from Miami Airport, our Miami villas offer the ideal setting to enjoy an endless array of golf, upscale shopping and dining, spa treatments, and attractions like the Blue Lagoon, Sun Life Stadium, Land Shark Stadium, Mall of the Americas and much more. Plan your next family or golf vacation at our exclusive villas in Miami and enjoy the comfort and convenience only found through Marriott hotels.

 

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Rating: 3.83

Address: 4101 NW 87th Ave, Miami, FL, 33178
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Comments (30):

1. Jason S.
Excellent resort, the spa suites are exceptional.  Great golf courses.  24 hour pool and the the best staff that I have ever had the pleasure of being around!

22/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Kate G.
The grounds are lovely and rooms appear to have been redone recently.  We upgraded to a "master t suite" which was perfect for the kids.  However there were ants in our room in both bathrooms, around the wet bar and along the patio door.  I know it is Florida but I wouldn't have ants in my house if I lived here.  We asked 2x to have the room sprayed but that didn't help.  The service was slow at Champions but the food was good.   The shuttle which is supposed to run every 15 minutes from the spa hotel to the main resort but we rarely saw that and mostly walked.  The lagoon pool was great fun for the kids.    It must be a slow time here because the placed seemed understaffed and slow.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. James G.
If you like the experience of playing golf followed by a visit to your sick granny at the nursing home then make sure you book into bungalow 9 or 10. Smells like a badly cleaned and remodeled nursing home and backs that up with aesthetics as well. Great people but this place is badly in need of a remodel/cleaning.

17/12/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Eric V.
The Blue Monster at Doral is a must for any die hard golfer.  The course was in immaculate condition, and be prepared for a challenge.  The rough was unlike anything I've seen golfing around Chicago.  Be sure to get there early before your tee time and take advantage of the free range balls to warm up.

06/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. pea p.
I loved the Doral Country Club Golf Resort and Spa! My friends and I used to go there every weekend to swim in the pool and drink frozen fruity drinks. One of my friends took some cooking classes and learned to make a rue.

People would spend 3,000 - 4,000 dollars to spend a weekend at this spa but the funny thing was they didn't have to! Because we would just pull into the parking lot, wearing our swimsuits, and go to the pool. Once you were there, no one would ever dare insult you by suggesting that you didn't belong. Of course we were educated and fairly well mannered (except for the breaking in and trespassing and stealing free drinks and massages and classes part), but if you are well groomed and can talk about art and literature you are in there!

They also had a climbing wall that my friend L. ran. In fact that is how we discovered how permeable the spa membrane was. After climbing we would go swimming in the lighted pool at night or let the hot and cold waterfalls pummel us into knotless stressless lumps. Sometimes we would order pizza that we would share with the security patrol guys who liked us and never ratted us out. At night with the frog song and crickets chirping it was very peaceful and beautiful. With good friends it was paradise.

So thank you Doral for being such a lovely place where I spent many luxurious weekends for free.

08/04/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Cory G.
Went for a work convention so I had no say over where to stay, but the Doral had supremely comfortable rooms and I'm glad we got to stay on-site.

Pros!

1. 24 Hour Pool.  They got smart and stuck an adults-only 24 hour swimming spot out by the spa.  Swimming semi-drunk at 12:45 AM and not having to sneak around while doing it was tops.

2.  Hammocks.

3.  Awesomely comfortable beds with lots of fluffy pillows.

4.  The staff was super nice without kissing our asses.  So very cool.  Whoever does the hiring here deserves a raise.

Cons!

1.  It's a million miles away from anything else in the Miami area.  I figured this out before getting there and rented a car.  I'm so glad I did.

2.  I don't play golf.  The only thing to do here besides hang out by the pool is to play golf.  If you're not a golfer *definitely* rent a car so you can escape!

3.  The sports bar sucked.  The food was terrible and the beer selection on their menu didn't match what was actually on tap.  The selection on the menu was *much* better.

4.  I'm a firm believer that internet in hotels should be free, *especially* in a resort hotel that hosts conventions and therefore has business travelers as well as vacation guests.  The internet here is a whopping $13 a day, but luckily I have a T-Mobile account that dropped it to $7.

If you find out you're taking a trip to Florida and you're staying at the Doral you'll be stoked, but probably wouldn't go here on purpose unless I didn't want to leave the resort.

25/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Joel Q.
Very roomy and clean.

11/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Christie B.
High School Reunion at the Doral in August.  Okay, can we do the reunion in November next time?  Too hot in August for any living thing!  The Doral is truly old Miami, but in need of some maintenance.  Poor girl, a little nip and tuck would make a world of difference throughout.  Golf was great wih my boy, however.  And our friends, Ro and Michele.  Always a breeze in Miami!  Gotta love it!

22/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Debbie W.
Spacious rooms, great restaurants and entertainment! If you love to golf you will love this course:)

14/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Yendi V.
I was recently invited to a SoBe Fit Magazine party where we had free spa treatments and food from the Pritikin Wellness Center.  All I have to say is "can I do it again?" The food was delicious, at least all the veggie friendly platters I sampled (the mini turkey burgers did look good though).  I was treated to a mini manicure/pedicure with a paraffin wax treatment and a fabulous deep tissue massage.  The facilities are impeccable and the staff is very friendly.  The dining area is very elegant yet minimalist and doing yoga on the terrace with the golf course in view makes it so easy to hold the most difficult postures.  I would definitely go back and maybe go for a few rounds of golf (you never know).

25/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Jasmine P.
For a resort its okay I guess. I came with my brother and mother for a convention. The convention wasn't bad; however, there's not many thing sto do if you're not loaded with money.

There is a golf course, spa, etc. all the regular things you find at a resort/spa or whatnot; however, its not worth the price to me in my opinion for what they gave you. The room did not come with anything special, and you had to pay for the food bar and other items. At $100+ a night I would think they'll do something special. It just looked like a regular hotel room to me.

The staff was very patient and nice. Hence why the stars are there, for the staff, otherwise this place I wouldn't return to again personally unless I was loaded with money.

26/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. Paul D.
If yelp ever had 1/2 star. *

Online this hotel website makes it look like a million bucks. When you get there it's nice but they give you this pirates of the caribbean style map that is confusing to locate your room.
First this you notice is the horrible parking lot. Two, the elevator seems so outdated that you might feel very unsafe. Three, on new years eve, there was no water running at all in the hotel. Yes, that means the toilet wasn't running, the shower and sink, for the entire day. Four, the very next day the key doors didn't function in the hotel and you had to have security escort you every time to your room to let you in. Ridiculous! When I spoke to the manager at the time being, her way of handling the situation is by saying and I quote "it was an act of god". This place is just not worth it. Period.

11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Alex H.
Stay here Dec.2-9,2011 had a really good time and I will ne staying again..great staff very friendly..only thing I don't like is you have to pay daily to have your room clean ..weight room is nice pool is nice and we had a room with golf course view was awesome. Plan to go back next year same time..

11/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Mike D.
They just added a new bar/lounge that is excellent, and the new gym is incredible -- better than the one that I pay for back home. The beds are the super-comfy ones I've come to expect from Marriotts -- the kind you don't want to get out of.

The resort is huge and you don't feel like you're in a big city like Miami when you're there -- the grounds and golf course surrounding it are superb. Highly-recommended.

20/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Bonnie E.
This place is absolutely amazing, and I mean AMAZING. It's the perfect retreat from urban life and a lush, luxurious paradise, in the middle of Doral and not far from Miami Beach and South Beach. I own a time share week here and the Villas are comfortable, convenient and have alot of amenities.  The self-catered villas are beautiful, and there is a private pool, hottub and marketplace to buy groceries late at night. Great for families and groups, came here with a friend and we were able to have our own bedrooms and bathrooms.

The villas are directly across the street from The Doral Golf Resort and Spa, and villa owners have access to the 8 pools, waterslide, spa and indoor pools. The Spa was recently used as a set for Burn Notice, the garden is amazing and so are the golf courses, used for the PGA Tours. The Spa is heaven. I could go on and on about this wonderful place, with wonderful staff and accommodation.

Only drawback is the transportation issue around Doral or Miami if you don't have a car. The Resort provides shuttle service to and from the Spa and specialized trips but no shuttle to anywhere else in the vicinity.

30/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Frank F.
Meh.  The facilities were fine, not fantastic.  The golf was fine, not fantastic. ($325 to play the Blue Monster? Are you kidding? It's a BORING course.)  Food was overpriced, as you expect at a resort.  Counterbalancing the ridiculous prices was the excellent service.  I do have to hand that to management; every single person I encountered was trained to the gills on customer service.  That was nice.

18/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. Lorely B.
I'm only rating their conference area, since I haven't had a chance to stay here  before.  I must say, the service is on par!  I came here for a conference for work and the service was impeccable.  The catering was pretty good as well, lots of options for continental breakfast including bagels, muffins, fruits, yogurts, juices and coffee.  

The conference area was set up nicely for 400 people and all the guests seemed to be pleased.  Hotel was accommdating considering we were just exhibitors, they were kind enough to bring us all chairs rather quickly even if they were busy.

Thumbs up!

29/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Mark M.
Very nice place with a great pool especially for little ones. Its not super fancy but has everything you need for a terrific vacation stay. We found the location to be perfect for our interests. Close to 87th and easy access to 826 and 836 for airport etc. The activities they have for kids were great- you can rent fishing poles, swim, play shuffleboard, minigolf or chase little lizards that were all around. We had a great time enjoying the outdoor areas and the deck on the room. Very solid place.

16/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Karen F.
My parents stayed at the original Doral Hotel back in the late '60's and in the mid 'nineties my tehn-boyfriend and I visited the Doral and at that time the famous roof-top restaurant was an "Alfredo's of Rome".

The place was a 3-4 star experience (I'll be generous and give it 4).  Service was good, room was large but in need of a re-do.  Since our stayed it has been overhauled.

Lots and lots of Golfers and French-Candaian tourists when we went.

06/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Dan R.
This is a rolling review for the next three days.

We started out bad. I asked the guy at the front desk, a young personable guy, for a nicer room and got the runt of the litter. I called the front desk and they changed my room to one with a balcony from one of the few without one (thanks dude! - all talk).

When I finally got to my room and ordered room service I was on hold for what seemed like at least 15 minutes. Perhaps it was longer as I left it on speaker phone while I unpacked.

Then I get dinged for internet access. Really? What kind of petty crap is that? I find it odd that the premium hotels charge for this and lower rate ones don't.

In all fairness, this review may be a 5 star by Wednesday but they are 0-for-3 so far.

OK, Day 2. I must say the room is excellent. Spacious, well-designed, comfortable bed, big bathroom / closet.

But, again, its the consumer part where Marriott is losing it's grip on reality. They put you in a 5-Star room and then treat you like you're in a bargain basement. I noticed that the toiletries that were once available at the front desk for free are now part of the mini-bar along with the $5.00 bottles of water.

Room service was passable. The Grouper I ordered last night was overcooked and might well have been any other species. An omelette for breakfast is hard to screw up. The coffee was weak.
We're still at 2-Stars.

Day 3. Dinner last night at the Champions grill room / sports bar cost $112 for 2 people and no drinks (fish and ribs were the entrees). The food was decent and the service fair, but $112 before tipping? Really?

I noticed that Marriott no longer places newspapers outside of the rooms anymore. So, I walked to the main building at 8:00 AMand found that they were sold out of Wall Street Journals and there were none to be found at the front desk, restaurant or concierge.

I'm thinking about dropping my rating to 1. This place is has premium rooms at premium prices with Fairfield Inn service.

The Marriott Way is becoming the P.T. Barnum way - banking on a sucker being born every minute.

Day 4. Checking Out. Still at 2 Stars.

Again no newspaper at the shop in the main lodge. Buffet breakfast was $27.00 before tip. I dropped another $12.95 for internet service.

My advice, stay at the beach and only come here to play golf. Eat and drink elsewhere.

12/12/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Kelly B.
Fab!!! Renovations are complete and this place is top notch! Can't wait to stay here again!

04/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Lisa H.
We stayed at this hotel for two nights pre-cruise, using Marriott Rewards points to pay for our stay.  This review is for the Villas property only - we did not venture over to the Doral Golf Resort and Spa though we were told by front desk personnel that we have access to all pools, etc. at the other resort.

We really enjoyed our stay at this property.  We had a two bedroom, two bathroom villa that we shared with another family, for a total of 8 of us in the hotel room.  We had the king-sized bedroom with a large soaking tub and giant shower, our kids slept on a sofa bed in the living room, and the other family of four slept in the second bedroom in a queen bed and sofa bed.

This was a fantastic property for a group of our size.  One of our days in Miami we spent lounging by the pool with our friends and another family of four that was staying elsewhere.  While not incredibly large, the pool on-site was nice and certainly big enough.  We really enjoyed relaxing in the cabanas pool-side.

The room itself is well appointed, with ample room to relax and a kitchen large enough to prepare meals in.  It even has a blender, which came in handy for mixing up daquaries to be consumed poolside.  We were in a ground floor unit, and were able to walk out onto a lawn by the small lake.  We were one building away from the pool and BBQ grills.

The hotel has activities planned throughout the day and night.  While we were there they had sangria lessons, sand art for kids, and movies

It is not the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons, but it was a nice place to bring the family and friends to hang out.

01/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Jules S.
If I overlook the renovation that was happening in our villa at building #6 then this place really is a good place to stay at.  Our villa overlooked the golf course and pond which didn't make it hard for a golf lover like myself to wake up to every morning.  The pool is pretty big.  There are numerous pool chairs around, as well as two cabanas with some really comfortable sofas to lie down in.  The jacuzzi is shaped like a four leaf clover, not really, so there's some privacy from others in the pool area.  Definitely, a great alternative to staying at the pricier SoBe area, if you have a car.

14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Cory C.
Great place to stay that most business travelers don't know about. Rooms are villas with 2 beds, full kitchen, washer dryer hook up,and grills outside the building. Staff can be a little rude but that's par for the course in Miami

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Daniel B.
I've stayed at Marriott's Villas at Doral six of the last eight years.  I come here each year to play golf at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa next door.  Doral is an amazing golf vacation destination with five golf courses, including the famous TPC Blue Monster (where the WGC-Cadillac Championship is held) and the Greg Norman-designed Great White Course, the Jim McClean Golf School, several excellent practice facilities, and a beautiful clubhouse.  There's also Doral's world class spa, pools, restaurants, and other amenities.

While guests staying at the Villas have full access to Doral's resort, the Marriott Villas are a resort in itself as well.  The Villas overlook a lake and the Great White Course.  On-site amenities include a nice fitness center, game room, outdoor pool, and hot tubs.  Each day, from morning until night, there are all sorts of activities going on.  The front desk even has board games, fishing rods, etc. for you to check out if you'd like.  It's a really laid back, relaxing, vacation atmosphere (as it should be).

The staff are friendly, hospitable, and helpful.  I'm a big fan of Pedro, who has shuttled my dad and I many times over the years to the golf course and back.

This past spring, the Villas underwent a major renovation.  Each unit has new granite counter tops, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, sinks, faucets, vanities, carpet, drapes, sheers, furniture, re-upholstered seating, and LG TVs in every room..  It looks magnificent.  Kudos to the Marriott Villas team.  Keep up the great work!

03/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Chrystell S.
We stayed at the villas at the end of May and the beginning of June.  Renovation was being done during our stay but did not interfere at all with our enjoyment.  We had an exceptional stay of 5 nights.  

The renovated rooms are lovely and of similar style to any of the Marriott Vacation Clubs around the nation.  Two bedrooms with king or queen size beds with full baths, a full kitchen, a dining area, living room, and a balcony that overlooked the beautiful lake and golf course.

You have full access to the Doral Golf Resort & Spa across the street but we didn't venture out to the property.  The pool, jacuzzi, and cabana areas were well maintained and it is honestly a very nice place to stay.  I tend to be quite picky about my hotels and read reviews like crazy.  I was a tad worried about this place but I have to say that I would definitely come back.

15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Craig S.
Great resort!  Can be costly, but worth it!

10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Sherri T.
Great place to stay.  Had previously stayed at the now trump side, but this place was great.  The rooms were very nice and fully stocked with dishes and cleaning supplies.  Pool was nice and the free cabanas were great. Even though there were children, it was not overrun with them.  The only downside was checkout.  We called to get a later checkout, which we were granted, but no one told the cleaning crew, they basically told my daughter to get out of the room... We called the front desk and they apologized, even called back to confirm and the cleaning crew still camped outside the door, if we even opened the door they told us to leave. We finally had to tell them to call their supervisor and to leave us alone.  They still stood outside but didn't say anything else....  Other than that it was great!!

19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Dodum A.
So I've been here for over two months of a three month stay.  For business of course.  

Pros: the rooms are very spacious.  The kitchen is fully equipped, the water is always hot.  You know, what you'd expect for even a bargain hotel. Oh, and the internet is free.  The pool is awesome, and the Deco bar that only stays open til 8 is nice when you can catch it.  The view is pretty.  Lastly, the staff is pretty nice and generally helpful.

Cons: The cost doesn't match up with the service.  THEY CHARGE 70 DOLLARS TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM.  EACH TIME.  Who the hell does that?  And even then twice I've had to call back and request they do it over--didn't vacuum or clean the floors.  They do allow you to select a 'light cleaning' option, but they still charge you 14 dollars for it.  And they basically make your bed and load the dishwasher.  The cleaning service frequently forgets to restock my room of garbage bags or TP so I'm always having to be the jerk calling the front desk about stuff.  They also show up well past 4 pm sometimes.  Because of this lazy cleaning service I suspect, I've discovered several 'friends' in the entrance of my room, particularly after being gone for a few days (and I'm not particularly messy at all).

The pool supposedly closes at 11, but there are frequently people at the nearby BBQ making noise (kids screaming and everything) well past midnight even during the week.  Just something to consider if you like quiet.

Broken items since I've been here: cable service. Elevators. Pool. Several parking spots. Dining room light.  One of the handles on the awesome big ass bathtub is completely rotted out and leaks.  It's like black.  The cleaning staff hasn't noticed.  The internet, while free, is spotty at best and you have to sign in. Every. Single. Day.  Not a biggie if it worked well, but it doesn't.  Face timing with the family back home is an exercise in futility.  There some wasps making a home in the stucco of my balcony.  I know for certain that none of the cleaning staff has bothered to go out there.

So yeah.  The facility itself is nice enough.  The desk staff is friendly.  But maintenance guys, seriously.  The rates per night are pricey, and the upkeep is what keeps people coming back.  Invest in some fantastic service and cleaning employees and this place may actually be worth the money.  As for me, I do not plan to stay here the next time I return for business.  Just wasn't worth it...

29/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Mark J.
This hotel is minutes from Miami International surrounded by a phenomenal golf course.
The property is divided into several buildings. Check in is done at the main building,  and then its a short walk to one of the other buildings. Most rooms have a very nice view of the golf course with makes for a soothing stay.
The rooms are very spacious and well appoiinted albeit a bit dated.
Overall a great hotel in the Miami airport area.

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0