From the first day I met my gorgeous friend Amy we chatted travel. I had just got back from Bali and she was on her way. With tales of wanderlust filling our daily conversations, we made a pack to go on vacation together at least once a year. So when the opportunity for me to travel to Miami and bring a friend came about, we jumped on it! This was going to be a FUN long weekend!
Dressed more so for the unpredictable Canadian weather we just left, we arrived to the hot and humid climate of Miami. Automatically my hair puffed up to resemble Monica from Friends (you know the Jamaica episode)… but that didn’t faze us… we were in MIAMI BABY! We hopped in an UBER and sped off to our first staycation, the amazing Marriott Stanton.
The location of Marriott Stanton South Beach couldn’t get any better. I had already filled my Instagram saved files with locations I wanted to take pictures at and food I wanted to eat. Funny enough we were in walking distance from everything I had saved! The famous Instagrammable Big Pink was just around the corner, and the beach… well we were on it!
We were greeted into this wonderful hotel by some pretty incredible staff. Boy did they make us laugh and feel comfortable right from the outset. They were also full of amazing recommendations of places to eat, drink and see… which was useful as Amy is kind of a picky eater being a gluten free vegan (although she says she’s real easy going… all she needs is a bowl of guac).
Our home for the next two nights was perfect. Bright, big enough for the two of us and our overflowing luggage, comfortable and offered the most incredible view of the ocean. This room was so inviting and the beds were worthy of an award for comfort that we found ourselves quite often ready to go to bed at 9pm! I know our husbands already told us we are lame, but hey who wouldn’t want to lay in a cloud?!
This ocean front haven offers… a spa, fitness center, and a heated outdoor pool so enjoyable that Amy and myself spent a total of 8 hours in!! Yes we looked like little shriveled up raisins when we left but boy did we have fun.
Marriott Stanton offers a variety of culinary delights. For a romantic evening of beachfront views and seafood delights head to Deco Blue, need a break from swimming for the past 8 hours? (haha) grab a drink or snack from The Spot, or do you fancy a little spice in your life?… Then Lolo’s Surf Cantina is the place to be. We actually spent our last evening on the patio of Lolo’s, under the night sky and their twinkly string lights. We enjoyed delicious food, fun drinks and incredible conversations. If you get the chance to go, be sure to say Hi to the amazing Manager Matthew.
Marriott Stanton has it all, location, food, fun, and affordability.
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