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Doubletree Grand Hotel

Miami , FL
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1717 N Baayshore Drive,
Miami, FL 33132 US (map)

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305-523-3314

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Initially I wasn't that impressed with the ballroom itself (there's a wide column in the middle which obstructs views, half the room has a high ceiling and half a low ceiling), but the view of the bay from the terrace is stunning. What led us to pick this for our reception was how classy the catering manager Adriana was, and the value was unbeatable.

Quality of food: A+. The asking price for a seated dinner was much less than several other venues we visited and the quality of the food was excellent. It looked and tasted exactly like the food we tried at our food tasting. We opted to offer either the Prime Rib or the Salmon. Both were delicious and generously portioned. They also served the best pina colada I've ever had.

My main gripe was with the timing of meal service--we had been told that our entrees would arrive while everyone else had salad, so that we would have time to eat and then go around to the tables to greet guests and take photos. However, our entrees came out at the same as everyone else's, so we had to choose between skipping our dinner or skipping table photos with all our guests. We tried to eat quickly but we didn't make it around in time to all the tables before everyone finished their meals and started dancing, so that was a big letdown.

The entire staff is very professional--the catering manager, the banquet captain, the chef, and all of the waitors treat you well. Our glasses were never empty and everyone smiled all night.

We had a lot of out of town guests coming and the Doubletree is by far the best hotel to house them all. It has EVERYTHING and guests get free cookies (yum). They offered us a discounted room block for our guests. They do charge for valet and overnight parking though, so warn people of that ahead of time.

Note of caution: this ballroom is good for 125 people max. Cramming any more than that in there would be really uncomfortable. We had 120 guests + an 18x18 dance floor and it was perfect.
Initially I wasn't that impressed with the ballroom itself (there's a wide column in the middle which obstructs views, Read more...
Initially I wasn't that impressed with the ballroom itself (there's a wide column in the middle which obstructs views, half the room has a high ceiling and half a low ceiling), but the view of the bay from the terrace is stunning. What led us to pick this for our reception was how classy the catering manager Adriana was, and the value was unbeatable.

Quality of food: A+. The asking price for a seated dinner was much less than several other venues we visited and the quality of the food was excellent. It looked and tasted exactly like the food we tried at our food tasting. We opted to offer either the Prime Rib or the Salmon. Both were delicious and generously portioned. They also served the best pina colada I've ever had.

My main gripe was with the timing of meal service--we had been told that our entrees would arrive while everyone else had salad, so that we would have time to eat and then go around to the tables to greet guests and take photos. However, our entrees came out at the same as everyone else's, so we had to choose between skipping our dinner or skipping table photos with all our guests. We tried to eat quickly but we didn't make it around in time to all the tables before everyone finished their meals and started dancing, so that was a big letdown.

The entire staff is very professional--the catering manager, the banquet captain, the chef, and all of the waitors treat you well. Our glasses were never empty and everyone smiled all night.

We had a lot of out of town guests coming and the Doubletree is by far the best hotel to house them all. It has EVERYTHING and guests get free cookies (yum). They offered us a discounted room block for our guests. They do charge for valet and overnight parking though, so warn people of that ahead of time.

Note of caution: this ballroom is good for 125 people max. Cramming any more than that in there would be really uncomfortable. We had 120 guests + an 18x18 dance floor and it was perfect. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.1/5.0
Beautiful location and wonderful staff. Contact person was responsive to me but did give one of my vendors a hard time. We received a complimentary suite but it wAs not the one that we talked about and we did not get our wedding night amenity. We were also charged for parking at checkout.
I did contact my rep and she did comp the parking and took off 30.00 for the room rate as we did stay an additional night. Other than that it's a nice venue but you have to keep on top of rep so that nothing gets missed.
Beautiful location and wonderful staff. Contact person was responsive to me but did give one of my vendors a hard time. We Read more...
Beautiful location and wonderful staff. Contact person was responsive to me but did give one of my vendors a hard time. We received a complimentary suite but it wAs not the one that we talked about and we did not get our wedding night amenity. We were also charged for parking at checkout.
I did contact my rep and she did comp the parking and took off 30.00 for the room rate as we did stay an additional night. Other than that it's a nice venue but you have to keep on top of rep so that nothing gets missed. Read less
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Rosa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say. My wedding was spectacular and I owe it all to the amazing staff at the Doubletree. Adrianna, the senior catering sales manager, is easily reached through email and phone. She promptly answers your questions and goes out of her way when asked for special requests or modifications. Although they require a food and beverage minimum, their wedding package is phenomenal. It includes the five-hour reception, the wedding cake, table linens, wine service, specialty cocktails, coffee service, and a honeymoon suite for the night of the wedding. The cocktail hour is held next to the ballroom on an outdoor deck overlooking Biscayne Bay. They have retractable ceilings that could be used if it is too hot or raining. Luckily, the day of my wedding it was sunny and beautiful. Guests enjoyed the cocktail hour and the view! Once inside the ballroom, they keep the outdoor deck open so that guests can go outside if they wish. Also, the venue provides cocktail tables and chairs with linens, free of charge. About 2 months prior to the wedding, I went in for the food tasting and was blown away. The food didn’t taste like typical wedding food…it was delicious! Miraculously, the food tasted just as amazing the day of the wedding. The guests complimented me on the food and the drinks during the wedding, and they are still telling me how wonderful it was! Guests enjoyed being able to order the fruity cocktails included in the wedding package, and the bartenders made excellent drinks. Their service staff is very cordial and went out of their way to make my day special. One of the waitresses even helped my mom and sister with my bustle. The suite included in the package is beautiful. It has panoramic windows with a beautiful view. It was also very clean. Although the catering manager wasn’t there the day of my wedding (she had to travel outside of the country), her assistant and the other staff made sure that my day went off without a glitch!
What can I say. My wedding was spectacular and I owe it all to the amazing staff at the Doubletree. Adrianna, the senior Read more...
What can I say. My wedding was spectacular and I owe it all to the amazing staff at the Doubletree. Adrianna, the senior catering sales manager, is easily reached through email and phone. She promptly answers your questions and goes out of her way when asked for special requests or modifications. Although they require a food and beverage minimum, their wedding package is phenomenal. It includes the five-hour reception, the wedding cake, table linens, wine service, specialty cocktails, coffee service, and a honeymoon suite for the night of the wedding. The cocktail hour is held next to the ballroom on an outdoor deck overlooking Biscayne Bay. They have retractable ceilings that could be used if it is too hot or raining. Luckily, the day of my wedding it was sunny and beautiful. Guests enjoyed the cocktail hour and the view! Once inside the ballroom, they keep the outdoor deck open so that guests can go outside if they wish. Also, the venue provides cocktail tables and chairs with linens, free of charge. About 2 months prior to the wedding, I went in for the food tasting and was blown away. The food didn’t taste like typical wedding food…it was delicious! Miraculously, the food tasted just as amazing the day of the wedding. The guests complimented me on the food and the drinks during the wedding, and they are still telling me how wonderful it was! Guests enjoyed being able to order the fruity cocktails included in the wedding package, and the bartenders made excellent drinks. Their service staff is very cordial and went out of their way to make my day special. One of the waitresses even helped my mom and sister with my bustle. The suite included in the package is beautiful. It has panoramic windows with a beautiful view. It was also very clean. Although the catering manager wasn’t there the day of my wedding (she had to travel outside of the country), her assistant and the other staff made sure that my day went off without a glitch! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me first say that when I first walked into the hotel I knew that I was going to get married here! It was everything that I was looking for. The Hotel Cater manger Adriana was so helpful and very nice. Always quick at getting back to you. I have no complaints. The night of the reception the waiters was awesome!! Over all I give this venue 5 stars I'm very pleased!!!
Let me first say that when I first walked into the hotel I knew that I was going to get married here! It was everything Read more...
Let me first say that when I first walked into the hotel I knew that I was going to get married here! It was everything that I was looking for. The Hotel Cater manger Adriana was so helpful and very nice. Always quick at getting back to you. I have no complaints. The night of the reception the waiters was awesome!! Over all I give this venue 5 stars I'm very pleased!!! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
12/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Had my wedding here and can't say enough good things about this hotel. It's a beautiful place with an incredible view of the bay and downtown Miami. The service and staff are AMAZING!! They treat you like royalty, are very friendly and accommodating, and go above and beyond to service your needs. Highly recommend this place to anyone for any social function or overnight stay. The rooms are also very clean and elegant.
Had my wedding here and can't say enough good things about this hotel. It's a beautiful place with an incredible view of Read more...
Had my wedding here and can't say enough good things about this hotel. It's a beautiful place with an incredible view of the bay and downtown Miami. The service and staff are AMAZING!! They treat you like royalty, are very friendly and accommodating, and go above and beyond to service your needs. Highly recommend this place to anyone for any social function or overnight stay. The rooms are also very clean and elegant. Read less
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Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Adriana Rader is a pleasure to work with. Since the first time I went in to check out the space, she was extremely responsive, organized and welcoming. This was very important to me because I was planning a Florida weddiing in Wisconsin. When we went in for our tasting, the chef came as well and worked with us to get special sauces for our guests (who ranged from no spice to extremely spicy food preferences). Also, the view is AMAZING! It overlooks south beach so you get the beautiful view of Miami without all the crazy traffic. Lastly, on the day of the wedding the servers were extremely attentive and fun - making sure my guests all had a great time. I thought this place was great, especially for the price and the value you get out.
Adriana Rader is a pleasure to work with. Since the first time I went in to check out the space, she was extremely Read more...
Adriana Rader is a pleasure to work with. Since the first time I went in to check out the space, she was extremely responsive, organized and welcoming. This was very important to me because I was planning a Florida weddiing in Wisconsin. When we went in for our tasting, the chef came as well and worked with us to get special sauces for our guests (who ranged from no spice to extremely spicy food preferences). Also, the view is AMAZING! It overlooks south beach so you get the beautiful view of Miami without all the crazy traffic. Lastly, on the day of the wedding the servers were extremely attentive and fun - making sure my guests all had a great time. I thought this place was great, especially for the price and the value you get out. Read less
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jennya23
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding ceremony and reception late February at the Doubletree Grand Hotel in downtown Miami and everything was SPECTACULAR!!!

Adriana Rader, catering manager, was AMAZING to work with. She was always available to answer any questions and ease any worry throughout the months prior to the wedding. She was incredibly easy and extremely pleasant to work with! She was very accommodating and continually displayed her patience, kindness, and professionalism. When Adriana was not around, her staff was equally responsive.

The day of the wedding went off without a hitch! In addition, Adriana and her staff were there from the moment I came down for the ceremony until the end. It was nice to see a familiar face on such a stressful day, a comfort! Throughout the reception, Adriana and her staff made sure that the groom and myself had everything we needed and continually asked us if we needed anything throughout the night- water, appetizers, etc.! They provided us with anything we needed! It was like we had our own personal staff all night!

Guests commented on the very friendly wait staff and found the food to be delicious! The food service was prompt and there were no issues whatsoever!

I would definitely recommend the Doubletree for anyone looking for a spectacular staff, view, value, and stress-free experience! All of my vendors found Adriana extremely easy to work with, which is important when dealing with the stresses of a wedding! I cannot say enough about Adriana Rader.

We had the filet mignon, which was EXCELLENT!!! Definitely a food option worth looking into! In addition, the view is unbeatable, especially when considering pricing! The option of having both an inner AND outer space for guests was great and appreciated by everyone! It was a beautiful Miami night, and it was great to be able to enjoy it outside!

If I had to do my wedding over again, I would choose the Doubletree without hesitation!!!!
I just had my wedding ceremony and reception late February at the Doubletree Grand Hotel in downtown Miami and everything Read more...
I just had my wedding ceremony and reception late February at the Doubletree Grand Hotel in downtown Miami and everything was SPECTACULAR!!!

Adriana Rader, catering manager, was AMAZING to work with. She was always available to answer any questions and ease any worry throughout the months prior to the wedding. She was incredibly easy and extremely pleasant to work with! She was very accommodating and continually displayed her patience, kindness, and professionalism. When Adriana was not around, her staff was equally responsive.

The day of the wedding went off without a hitch! In addition, Adriana and her staff were there from the moment I came down for the ceremony until the end. It was nice to see a familiar face on such a stressful day, a comfort! Throughout the reception, Adriana and her staff made sure that the groom and myself had everything we needed and continually asked us if we needed anything throughout the night- water, appetizers, etc.! They provided us with anything we needed! It was like we had our own personal staff all night!

Guests commented on the very friendly wait staff and found the food to be delicious! The food service was prompt and there were no issues whatsoever!

I would definitely recommend the Doubletree for anyone looking for a spectacular staff, view, value, and stress-free experience! All of my vendors found Adriana extremely easy to work with, which is important when dealing with the stresses of a wedding! I cannot say enough about Adriana Rader.

We had the filet mignon, which was EXCELLENT!!! Definitely a food option worth looking into! In addition, the view is unbeatable, especially when considering pricing! The option of having both an inner AND outer space for guests was great and appreciated by everyone! It was a beautiful Miami night, and it was great to be able to enjoy it outside!

If I had to do my wedding over again, I would choose the Doubletree without hesitation!!!! Read less
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nelsie16
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.7/5.0
This venue was great, especially for the cost. The room is extremely versitile and the view is incredible. The food was great and the serving size is generous. The venue includes linens, including chair covers and sashes in the color of your choice. The staff was very responsive on the day of the wedding and the service was exeptional. My family and I were extremely pleased with everything. I rated the flexibility slightly lower because they are very strict with the contract and are not willing to negotiate much. However, the venue is priced fairly so there was not much need for that.
This venue was great, especially for the cost. The room is extremely versitile and the view is incredible. The food was Read more...
This venue was great, especially for the cost. The room is extremely versitile and the view is incredible. The food was great and the serving size is generous. The venue includes linens, including chair covers and sashes in the color of your choice. The staff was very responsive on the day of the wedding and the service was exeptional. My family and I were extremely pleased with everything. I rated the flexibility slightly lower because they are very strict with the contract and are not willing to negotiate much. However, the venue is priced fairly so there was not much need for that. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.8/5.0
Although it is a little pricey you get your money's worth. The food was amazing, everyone told us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. It was more restaurant style, simply exceptional food, and served beautifully. The bar had great drinks and cute cocktails. The waiting staff was great, they really spoiled the guest, many didn't even get up to the two bars they had, because the waiters were there to serve them. Not to mention that us, the bride and groom, were treated like royalty. The suite that is included in the package is breathtaking, marble floors, posh bedding, and comfy robes. The breakfast, that is also included, was to our choice, and it was great. Oh the view on both the suite and the venue are incredible, our guests were in awe, and we got great pictures out of it!
Although it is a little pricey you get your money's worth. The food was amazing, everyone told us it was the best food Read more...
Although it is a little pricey you get your money's worth. The food was amazing, everyone told us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. It was more restaurant style, simply exceptional food, and served beautifully. The bar had great drinks and cute cocktails. The waiting staff was great, they really spoiled the guest, many didn't even get up to the two bars they had, because the waiters were there to serve them. Not to mention that us, the bride and groom, were treated like royalty. The suite that is included in the package is breathtaking, marble floors, posh bedding, and comfy robes. The breakfast, that is also included, was to our choice, and it was great. Oh the view on both the suite and the venue are incredible, our guests were in awe, and we got great pictures out of it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
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They exceeded my expectations
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