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DD Trip Notes:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16322 (2011)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692 (2012)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/49206 (2014)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/61082 (2015)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/72957 (2015)
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-miami-foodies-delight-finally-cracking-sunpass-tolls (2021)

Trip Reports:
@Yehuda's 1st trip to Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=63986.0
@Yehuda Miami Weekend Getaway at SRBH https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100169.0
@Alexsei Surfside 2018 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1896122#msg1896122
@Alexsei Surfside/Bay Harbor 2019 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2055841#msg2055841
@jj1000 ideal foodie oriented day in Miami based on what I've had/done so far https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1387809;topicseen#msg1387809
@BOOKY trip report for Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1062268;topicseen#msg1062268
@jack Short trip report https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg745120;topicseen#msg745120
@Chachem Balaileh South Florida mini trip report https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg726747;topicseen#msg726747
@dealfinder85 somewhat of a TR https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1059208#msg1059208
@JayR 3 Days In Florida https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50450.msg1088383#msg1088383
@AJK Labor Day Hop https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55342.0
@twentie4hrs Miami Beach for a Relaxing 4 days (Including Shabbos) https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59239.0
@srulky Mini TR for quick 3 day/2 night Jaunt down to Ft. Lauderdale/Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1354473#msg1354473
@Adam101 Chanukka '15 trip MIA & BNA https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59271.0
@mgoldhammer18 A different kind of trip to Miami beach https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=61518.0
@shnoz Quick TR from N Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg790875;topicseen#msg790875
@Amusch low-key low-cost trip https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1413855;topicseen#msg1413855
@joe999 4 Days in Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1201938#msg1201938
@mochjas Saturday Night @Meat Bar (Surfside) Sunday Night at SOHO https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2184097#msg2184097

Hotels

41st and Collins Area
Four Points (Shabbos friendly)
Lexington
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Grand Beach
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Fontainebleau
Eden Roc
Alexander
Confidante (Hyatt)
The Cadillac (Marriott)

Bal Harbour/Surfside/Bay harbor - Walking Distance To Shul
hotels in walking distance to shul:

Surfside:
Residence Inn by Marriott $$ (confirmed shabbos friendly)
Four Seasons $$$ Ocean front hotel
Sun Harbour Boutique Hotel $$
Grand Beach Surfside $$ Ocean front hotel
Grand Beach Surfside West $$

Bal Harbour:
St Regis $$$ Ocean front hotel
Ritz Carlton $$$ Ocean front hotel
Bal Harbour Quarzo $$ inter-coastal front hotel
Sea View $$ Ocean front hotel

Bay Harbour:
Grand beach Bay Harbour $$ inter-coastal front hotel
TRYP by Wyhndam $
The Landon $

Aventura
Turnberry Isle Resort (Marriott)

Hollywood
Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa (Leaving SPG 10/30/14)


Fort Lauderdale
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Spa
W Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Place
Hyatt House

Boca
Waldorf Astoria
Boca Hilton Suites


Rent a villa/apartment
horarentals.com
floridakoshervillas.com
northmiamirental.com
northmiamivilla.com
lxure.com
reservekosher.com
flamingokosher.com
motelchai.com


 
Miami Kosher Restaurants 

map with kosher restaurants under Kosher Miami
http://koshermiami.org/
41st and Collins Area
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Miami Beachís Chocolate Dairy  $$$                                    CLOSED. They opened on Harding
Lennyís Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asiís Grill (CLOSED)                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
Carlos & Gabby's                      Meat      $      Yes                                                     
Grill House                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
MONTEFIORE CAFE              Dairy      ??      Yes                                               
17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar        Dairy      $$$                                                  
Tasti Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ??      Yes                                               
Bagel Time              Dairy      $      Yes                                             off 41st street, on Alton Rd. 
Florida Grill                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
Kikar Tel Aviv                      Meat      ??           ??                                          Shabbos Meals



Bal Harbor / Surfside / Bay Harbor
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy  $$YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKUberEats
Foozo Artisan Pizza Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelKMChowNow
Cafe Vert              Dairy   $$Yes Click HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKEat24
Rustiko Dairy  $$Could Work Click Here   KMChowNow
26 Sushi& Tapas        Dairy   $$$YesClick Here   KMUberEats
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe    Dairy  $YesClick Here    KMUberEats
Yossi's Out Of Home Pizza Dairy  $YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelTheShulCall/WA (786) 352-1913
Rachel's Baked Goods & Dips Parve  $YesClick HereFree Delivery??Call/Text (786) 447-9809
Harbor Grill                      Meat   $$$No                                   KM??
Harbor Bistro                      Meat   $$$NoClick Here    KMEat24 pickup Only
Kosh                  Meat   $$$NoClick Here    KM??
Chai Wok                  Meat   $$YesClick Here    KMUberEats/GrubHub/ChowNow/Eat24
The Backyard BBQ & Brew                      Meat   $$$Yes Click Here   KM??
The Carrot                      Meat   $$??                                  KMUberEats/GrubHub/Eat24
King David Cuisine Meat ??Yes                                 KM
Meat Bar (Bay Harbor) (New 2019) Meat ????                                 KMUberEats
Street Kitchen (New 2019) Meat ????                                 KM??
Surf-n-sides Meat $$                                 MDKComing Soon
pokado Take out & Delivery Only (New 2021) Meat/sushi $Yes                                 KMAll
Rolling Pin Bakery              Parve   $Yes                                  StarK??
Kosherland+Maven baker Grocery bakery and deli??Yes                               Shabbos Packages+Free Hot PlateKMDeli Has online ordering
Newtime Catering Meat   ????                               Takeout/Shabbos MealsKM
Miami Beach Chocolates Surfside Parve/dairy $$??KM
BON Chocolatier Bay Harbor Parve $$??Click HereVegan Chocolate BoutiqueKMPickUp Only

Shabbos Meals in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Kosher Kingdom Takeout (15 drive)
  • KosherLand Takeout (was bought by The Grove and now has a massive shabbos selection as well as prepared foods all week long. no more hot plates as far as I know. jj)
  • Esti Englander - Pickup in NMB (305) 502-4611
  • Fromowitz 347-680-1099
  • Backyard BBQ Friday Night Meal Service
  • Kosh Friday Night Meal Service
  • Meat Bar (Bay harbor) Friday Night Meal Service
  • For Shabbat day people usually eat in the SHUL

Shabbos Friendly Hotels in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Residence Inn Surfside

COVID Testing

Aventura/North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles
Name Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Fresko Dairy     $$$                                                          
China Bistro                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Dixie BBQ    Meat     $      Yes                                               
Foozo    Dairy     $      Yes                                               
Fuego                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
Grill Time                        Meat      ??      Yes                                                     
Mozart Grill                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
Holy Bagel              Parve/Dairy      ??      Yes                                               
Soho Asian Grill        Meat      ??                                                  
Mozart Cafe              Dairy      $$      Yes                                               
The Frieze              Dairy Not CY      ??      Yes                                               
Vgan    Vegan     $$                                                     
Grand Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ??      Yes                                             Stirling Road- Hollywood, Israeli breakfast joint 

Map of Kosher Restaurants (HT: Yalili) https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=17Cc6Hw5BIY3yGxF8kpr7ETokD25-7RuP&usp=sharing

Boca Raton
Name StylePrice    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Mozart CafeDairy. 4/5$$??     Nice outdoor area tooORB??
Jon's Place (pizza)Dairy$Yes     ---??
Pita N GoDairy 4.5/5????     They currently have a unreliable hechsher according to R Goldberg of BRS/ORB????
BOCA BAGEL FACTORY CAFEDairy 4/5????     ORB??
MenchiesDairy 5/5????Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt????
AsiaMeat. 4/5$$??     ORB??
Boca GrillMeat????     ORB??
Century GrillMeat 4/5????     ORB??
Orchid's Garden ChineseMeat 4/5????     ????
Butcher Block GrillMeat 4/5$$$??     ORB??
Ditmas Kitchen BocaMeat&Sushi????     ORB??

Butcher Block Grill, Asia, and Mozart are adjacent to each other at the Fountains Center at Camino Real.
Update Jan 2021: all 3 establishments above closed. They are being replaced by a new set. Carmelaís (dairy) rave pizza (not open yet) roadshow (meat) Eden wok (Chinese, not open yet) oak & ember (steakhouse, not open yet)

Great website for all things kosher in Boca - https://www.kosherbocaraton.org/

Hollywood
Name                              Style   Price   Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Cafe Noir (open till 2 AM) Dairy  $$YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBhttps://www.kosher24.net/
Cafe 56 Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBNo
Toast Avenue Cafe Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBDoorDash
Yum Berry Cafe & Sushi Bar Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBNo
Sara's Pizza Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORB?
Lenny's Pizza Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBSliceLife
Mizrachi's Pizza Kitchen Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBChowNow
Grand Cafe Espresso Bar Dairy  $Yes NOT Cholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelORBChowNow
HBK Burger Meat $$?? Glatt Kosher, Pas Yisroel? ORBOn Website
China Bistro & Sushi Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel ORBMany
Hummus Factory Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel ORBMany
Nava's Kosher Kitchen & Restaurant Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel? ORB?
Pita Star Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel ORB?
Pita Express Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel? ORB?
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse TakeOut only Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel? ??
Pita Plus Meat $$?? Pas Yisroel? ??


Lauderhill/Coral Springs
Milky Cafe - 4579 N Pine Island Rd, Lauderhill 33351 (At 44th St)
(954) 533-5325

Sunrise Pita - 2680 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33322
(954) 748-0090


Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Emunah (next door to chabad)



Supermarkets

41st and Collins Area
Kastner's Market
Kosher Price Market - 460 West 41st St. (305) 763-8524
YES Market

Bal Harbour/Surfside
Kosher land
Publix (regular big supermarket - Some Kosher items are available)


Aventura
Sara's Tent -Aventura
Kosher Kingdom - Aventura
Winn Dixie - 20417 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura

Hollywood
Kosher Central
Aroma Market
Grove - Hollywood
Sylvia's


Fort Lauderdale


Boca
Grove - Boca
Kosher Marketplace , with full take out
22191 North Powerline Road, (561) 391-3318
Winn-Dixie (Kosher take-out, bakery,meat,fish,pizza, large kosher section)
7024 Beracasa Way, (561) 368-5442
Aroma Boca
Glicks

Delray Beach
Glick's Kosher Market, with full take out - now under ORB
7351 W. Atlantic Avenue, (561) 637-5771


Things to do
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami Zoo
Seaquarium
Jungle Island
Lincoln Road Mall
Bal Harbour Shops
Aventura Mall
Sawgrass Mills outlets - Ft. Lauderdale
Lion Country Safari
rent bikes
watersports
Gulfstream
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Segway
Kayak or canoe
Hanglidng
Scuba diving by the keys

Jay Why's List of things to do with kids:

Airboat or swamp buggy in the Everglades.
MODS museum in FLL.
Drive Loop Rd in the Everglades.
Jungle Island.
Fruit and Spice park.
Glass bottom boat in key largo.
Fairchild Gardens. (Itís mango season currently)
Kayaking in Oleta river SP.
Sugar sand park in boca.
Frost Museum.
Lion country safari
If all else fails, beach and pool

JJ1000's list of top restaurants and dishes in Miami:

1. Backyard BBQ (New chef in mid 2017 totally new menu): Burnt ends, 2nd cut brisket, Dinosaur Rib, BBQ Sundae, BBQ Burger.

2. 26: Sushi pizza is  a must I prefer it with baked salmon, then the Passion Mojito, Sushi Teriyaki tempuraed, Cilantro Aioli dip and truffle fires, all of their soups are good. Miso Bass is incredible as well.

3. Harbour Bistro, new menus in early 2018: Chicken and waffles just perfect, duck a l'orange pot stickers, millionaire ramen, lamb shank, charcuterie platter if that's your thing... Also serving brunch, Chicken and waffles again, eggs Benedict with bacon on top,

4. Fuego: Flatbreads are a must, then the back ribs, pastrami egg rolls, smores dessert, perfect date drink are good. (Update March 2017, the app chef and bbq chef isn't there anymore and the quality has been spotty from recent reviews.)

5. Zak The Baker. Menu changes too often to recommend stuff. Not Cholov Yisroel.

6. Kosh: Chocolate souffle and korean beef with extra sauce are good.

7. Rustiko: Spinach and Artichoke Dip, (Quinoa Salad is very good), (Pappardelle Mushroom if lunch), Mushrooms Panzerotti is an absolute must order only down side is it's a dinner only item. Oreo cheescake dessert but make sure it's fresh.

8. Harbour Grill: The Harbour Grill Filet or TheKing Reserve steaks are great. Supreme Burger is very good as well.

9. Pizza type options:

Foozo: Foozolis, the caprese foozoli with extra balsamic sauce and garlic aoili, their pastas are good as well.

Jerusalem Pizza: Best plain pie, get it fresh in store, coated fries good as well.

Lenny's pizza: Gan Eden Pie.

Also notable unique places are The Freeze which makes ices, serendipity makes ice cream (there is one next door to ZTB now), and Miami Beach Chocolates turtles and bark now also in Surfside!


#2020 Restaurants with outdoor seating

Soho - large semi enclosed patio, perfect for a rainy day

Fuego - large semi sheltered area outside the restaurant, indoors area has a new $20k air filtration system

Mozart Sunny isles -  large semi sheltered area outside the restaurant

Foozo - streetside tables

Zak The Baker -  streetside tables

Cine Cita, Backyard BBQ, Street Kitchen, 26, Kosh - streetside tables on Harding Ave 

Karne


Dan's Steakhouse Recommendations
Food: Street>Mendel's>Kosh>Fuego>Harbour Bistro>Meat Bar
Ambiance: Kosh>Meat Bar>Fuego>Harbour Bistro>Mendel's>Street
Service:  Kosh>Fuego>Mendel's>Street>Meat Bar>Harbour Bistro

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Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2009, 12:11:57 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestions for a *wood property in the Miami area that is nice and convenient for Shabbos? Looking to be near a shul and possibly someplace to eat the meals or in a hotel that we can warm up food in the room and eat there....
Thanks for any tips.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2009, 12:37:22 PM »
 only 2 that I know of 1 the 4 Points off 41st but its known to be worse then a sewer dump!

 The other The Diplomat up in Hollywood/Dania on the beach, appx 209th St

 Theres a shul appx 1 mile North or a friend said last yr there was a new Chabad a block away

 The only other idea is to trade someone your SPG pts for their Marriott pts and stay at the Eden Roc which is @ 45th st and a 10 min walkover to Tower 41 area. Of cause if you dont have status with MR you can probably count out a great view but then with The Dip they have 36 floors which can be a very longwalk up or down the stairs if yous core a top room with view. The Lounge is I believe on the 34th floor

 If you arent gonna be using pts then Id try and see if that Chabad by the Dip offers meals if not then Id simply stay with whatever you can find near to 41st st . Rare should be open for Shabbos meals on 41st St, theres alsoa Courtyard on 36th that should be less then the Eden Roc.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2009, 12:42:15 PM »
Thanks for the info. How recent is your review on the 4 points? I see they write on SPG that they renovated the place.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2009, 02:25:18 PM »
Thanks for the info. How recent is your review on the 4 points? I see they write on SPG that they renovated the place.

 have Fun reading, BTW I understand its owned by a Religious person . Dont say you werent WARNED!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-preferred-guest/675515-sheraton-four-points-miami-beach-problematic-hotel-master-thread.html

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2009, 10:13:10 AM »
DIPLOMAT is a much better option! Upon check in last year, I was greeted with a list of Kosher amenities available at the hotel, and shuls, restaurants, Religious babysitters and more. They are making a strong push to attract Jewish travelers.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2009, 10:46:16 AM »
DIPLOMAT is a much better option! Upon check in last year, I was greeted with a list of Kosher amenities available at the hotel, and shuls, restaurants, Religious babysitters and more. They are making a strong push to attract Jewish travelers.

 with a car Aventura is a 10 min drive. Or if you get up early The Shul on the Beach on Madison 1 mile north. But Shabbos is the problem, if its raining or humid that mile walk can do you in, also you will need to feed the meters by the shul.

 Dont know if that Chabad is still around they were across the street and down a side street, so a friend told me last year.

 The best was Sheraton Bal Harbour 1 block to the Shuls and restaurants but its gone, a St Regis is suppose to go up there but who knows what Cat that will be.

 

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2009, 02:30:32 PM »
DIPLOMAT is a much better option! Upon check in last year, I was greeted with a list of Kosher amenities available at the hotel, and shuls, restaurants, Religious babysitters and more. They are making a strong push to attract Jewish travelers.
What kind of kosher amenities?
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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2009, 02:46:36 PM »
 links for the 2 shuls Ive mentioned by the Diplomat

 beachshul on Madison  http://www.beachshul.org/

 Chabads link isnt working the info: 7 Seacrest Pway off A1A, south of the Dip and across the street from it, north of Hallandale Beach Blvd

 Tel# 954-457-8080 Rabbi Dovid Kudan

 his email is rabbikudan@yahoo.com

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2009, 04:05:59 PM »
bunch of kosher restaurants nearby, how to order food for shabbos, delivered kosher champange to my suite etc

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2009, 04:29:00 PM »
bunch of kosher restaurants nearby, how to order food for shabbos, delivered kosher champange to my suite etc

 I take it you mean Waterways, since I dont know of anything that is a short walk and I wouldnt walk to Waterways , its maybe a 10-15 min car ride depending on traffic

 also keep going South on A1A and after the causeway (bridge) that says to Aventura Mall, a few blocks past that and I think a Texaco station is Bisila (dairy) I think its in the 180s in a strip mall

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2009, 01:35:27 AM »
The 4 points is NOT that bad, and the location is great on Shabbos.
  Plus you can eat both meals on Shabbos a couple of minutes away in Tower 41 by Greenwald catering (from Lakewood I believe)

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2009, 10:14:12 AM »
The 4 points is NOT that bad, and the location is great on Shabbos.
  Plus you can eat both meals on Shabbos a couple of minutes away in Tower 41 by Greenwald catering (from Lakewood I believe)

 Well a ton of people on FT seems to disagree with You. I havent stayed there nor even walked into the place but with amount of BAD reports on FT and other sites all basically saying the samething Id go with them on this

 Now true the Dip is a Cat5 and the 4P is a Cat4 but Id pay the difference since the Dip is Worth it

As for food as I posted theres a Chabad House across the street that I was told has meals on Shabbos

 Better then Greenwald is 'Rare' a block past Tower 41 on 41st St (left side walking from Collins)

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2009, 03:20:26 PM »
Well a ton of people on FT seems to disagree with You. I havent stayed there nor even walked into the place but with amount of BAD reports on FT and other sites all basically saying the samething Id go with them on this

 Now true the Dip is a Cat5 and the 4P is a Cat4 but Id pay the difference since the Dip is Worth it
 

As for food as I posted theres a Chabad House across the street that I was told has meals on Shabbos

 Better then Greenwald is 'Rare' a block past Tower 41 on 41st St (left side walking from Collins)

Well I DID stay there and it's not bad. Plus how much time will you spend indoors, instead of going out to the beach or to daven and to eat the meals? Plus the location on Shabbos is much better especially in regard to the food. Just make sure to get a ocean view room and you can relax on the balcony all Shabbos afternoon. Try it once please!!
  What is this  'Rare' place? Do they have Shabbos meals? What Hechsher? How much money compared to Greenwald?

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2009, 03:47:46 PM »
Well I DID stay there and it's not bad. Plus how much time will you spend indoors, instead of going out to the beach or to daven and to eat the meals? Plus the location on Shabbos is much better especially in regard to the food. Just make sure to get a ocean view room and you can relax on the balcony all Shabbos afternoon. Try it once please!!
  What is this  'Rare' place? Do they have Shabbos meals? What Hechsher? How much money compared to Greenwald?

 sorry Im gonna go along with all of those on FT and Trip Advisor and Im Staying Away from the 4P

 Rare is open on Shabbos and is gerenally isnt cheap. I dont know their prices nor what Greenwald charges.During the week w/o a res you cant get in

 Hechsher 1 of the local Glatt etc etc

But I generally dont care for Greenwalds food Ive had at a number of weddings at Bais Faige and other Halls in Lake

 I agree the food is better down by 41st but no way can U compare the 4P to The Dip, go 1 time to The Dip you yourself would never set foot back in the 4P. As for an Ocean room thats not so simple during Peak times like the Winter.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2009, 03:59:32 PM »
sorry Im gonna go along with all of those on FT and Trip Advisor and Im Staying Away from the 4P

 Rare is open on Shabbos and is gerenally isnt cheap. I dont know their prices nor what Greenwald charges.During the week w/o a res you cant get in

 Hechsher 1 of the local Glatt etc etc

But I generally dont care for Greenwalds food Ive had at a number of weddings at Bais Faige and other Halls in Lake

 I agree the food is better down by 41st but no way can U compare the 4P to The Dip, go 1 time to The Dip you yourself would never set foot back in the 4P. As for an Ocean room thats not so simple during Peak times like the Winter.

I was there in Jan last year with a packed hotel, and still they upgraded me to a king suite with a city view with my lousy gold status. The next day at the desk I easily DOWNGRADED myself to a standard room with a huge balcony facing the pool overlooking the ocean. I'm sure that you can pull it off as well! Do me a favor and try it once for the convenience of the location on Shabbos even though it doesn't compare to the Dip

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2009, 04:11:11 PM »
I was there in Jan last year with a packed hotel, and still they upgraded me to a king suite with a city view with my lousy gold status. The next day at the desk I easily DOWNGRADED myself to a standard room with a huge balcony facing the pool overlooking the ocean. I'm sure that you can pull it off as well! Do me a favor and try it once for the convenience of the location on Shabbos even though it doesn't compare to the Dip

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2009, 02:52:15 PM »
Stayed at the 4 Points a few years ago and it was the lousiest hotel stay I ever experienced!!!WHAT A DUMP!!!! Unless they renovated since I would stay far away!!! I am truely surprised they are still part of Starwood!!

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« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2009, 04:13:48 PM »
I'm going to miami Feb, I'm thinking of staying in the new w south beach (on points 20,000) and walking to 41st street area for food and minyan.  Anyone stay there for shabbos?  Can it be hard getting in your room?  Do you think they will provide a "shabbos key"?  Any ideas from anyone that has been there?

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Re: w south beach
« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2009, 04:16:45 PM »
 havent been there but I wouldnt want to walk over 20 blocks from/to the W and 41st St

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Re: w south beach
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2009, 05:33:22 PM »
I'm going to miami Feb, I'm thinking of staying in the new w south beach (on points 20,000) and walking to 41st street area for food and minyan.  Anyone stay there for shabbos?  Can it be hard getting in your room?  Do you think they will provide a "shabbos key"?  Any ideas from anyone that has been there?
I'm sure Levi's been there but I've never ventured outside of the MIA airport.
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