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Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

by Jaymie DeGaetano
Photo: Courtesy of the property
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Famed architect Kenneth Treister’s Coconut Grove landmark, inspired by Gaudi, first opened in 1985. After three decades of notorious parties, then neglect, it reopened in September 2022 as Mayfair House Hotel & Garden, following a two-year, $50 million dollar renovation. Today, it is the most visually distinct hotel in Miami, if not, the country.

What You Need to Know

The Look of Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

It's All in the Details

“Refreshingly eccentric” is how Mayfair House Hotel & Garden describes itself, and we couldn’t agree more. In the striking, ground-level courtyards, much of the original tile work, fountains, and glass elevator shafts evoke ‘90s shopping mall nostalgia. That is, if you can look past the incredible tropical greenery draped over all five open-air guestroom walkways (the property boasts 50 plant species and well over 5,000 plants!): It’s as though a modern hotel collided with an old-school shopping mall in the middle of a tropical garden.

No two of Mayfair House Hotel & Garden's 179 guest rooms are alike: Each has its own name and design. On a baseline, moody jewel tones and handsome rusty hues accented by wooden mid-century-modern furnishings come together to create cool respites, perfect for relaxing (soak in the clawfoot tubs) or pre-gaming (there’s really nothing small about the in-room minibars). Most rooms also feature private balconies that look out onto a living plant wall and allow for complete privacy. 

The Vibe at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Humble chicness and local authenticity, thanks in large part to Coconut Grove’s comfortable distance from trendy Miami Beach, is exuded throughout the hotel. On the spacious rooftop, you’ll find the Sipsip Calypso rum bar and a pool where down-to-earth locals and visitors from near and far enjoy Caribbean-inspired cocktails and thoughtful bar snacks. Back on ground level, couples intimately imbibe in the low-lit Fountain Lounge, while families and friend groups savor the open-fire flavors of the American Southwest at Mayfair Grill.

Who Will Love Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Anyone seeking a truly unique hotel experience and those craving a Miami getaway that’s far from the raucous glitz of Miami Beach.

Who Might Not Love Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Beach bums may find the 7-mile distance to Miami Beach an inconvenience (though, if you’re willing to sacrifice the sand, the rooftop pool is a fantastic alternative for sunning). 

The Best Amenity at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

The rooftop pool and bar is spacious, unpretentiously cool, and serves up truly delicious cocktails and elevated bar food that won’t leave you feeling hungry.

Money Matters

What’s Included at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Included in the $25 destination fee and tax, charged per room, per day, is a welcome passion fruit spritz cocktail, two bottles of water daily, in-room coffee and tea, use of the hotel’s bikes, Wi-Fi, and access to the rooftop pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Make sure to cancel 72 hours prior to arrival by 3 p.m. to avoid a one-night room and tax penalty fee. While rooms are pet friendly and allow for up to two well-behaved, 30 pounds-or-less pets, there’s a $150 “deep cleaning” charge.

How to Get a Deal at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Members of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts free loyalty program (click here for more information and to sign up) get 15% off standard rates, double rewards points, and $75 in credit. Discounts are also available for longer stays and local residents: See Mayfair House Hotel & Garden's offers page for more information.

The Sweet Season at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

May and June put you past the droves of spring break crowds before the full-on heat of summer and the risk of hurricane season. November, while technically in the tail-end of hurricane season, will offer decent weather and fewer tourists ahead of the holiday season.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

CocoWalk shopping mall is across the street from Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. We recommend venturing just slightly further afield, on foot, to Main Highway and Grand Ave for a variety of local shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars, as well as Peacock Park and The Barnacle Historic State Park.

Nearest Airport to Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Miami International Airport is a little over 5 miles from the hotel, about a 25-minute drive, depending on traffic. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

The Coconut Grove Metrorail Station, served by the Orange line, is a mile from the heart of Coconut Grove. From the Metrorail, catch the free Coconut Grove trolley, which will whisk you to Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. 

The Bottom Line

If you’re a fan of over-the-top design, tropical plants, delectable beverages and bites, and rooftop pools lacking the pretentiousness of Miami Beach, this is the hotel for you.

It's All in the Details