JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort Review

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Contributor, Benzinga
January 1, 2021
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
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Rebranded as a JW Marriott and opened in December 2018 after a $285 million renovation, the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is a luxury relaxation destination. With 121,000 square feet of meeting space and 275 new rooms, it’s also a world renowned business retreat hotel. 

Traveling with the family? Take in 36 holes of championship golf and the elite Canas tennis center or dive into the Turnberry’s signature Tidal Cove Waterpark (includes 7 slides, 25 cabanas, a kids’ cove waterpark, lazy river, Flowrider and more).

Best For
  • Families
  • Business meetings
  • Goes above and beyond current cleaning and safety standards with hospital-grade disinfectants
  • Award-winning restaurants: Bourbon Steak and the American-inspired Corsair kitchen and bar
  • Close to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (8 miles) and Miami International Airport (15 miles)
  • Crowded valet parking area

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa Ratings at a Glance


Situated between Fort Lauderdale and Miami in Aventura, Florida, the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa Review is located close to two international airports, though the hotel does not provide shuttle service. The hotel is situated close to popular area attractions like Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Gulfstream Park and the clear waters of Sunny Isles Beach. You can also explore Hollywood Beach and Haulover Park. 

Kids will enjoy the Museum of Discovery and Science or a game at Hard Rock Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and kayaking nearby or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and mountain biking.

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JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa offers no shortage of services and amenities. The hotel offers these top family friendly amenities:

  • Waterslide
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Lazy river
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

The most popular amenities for all travelers include:

  • Pool and hot tub
  • Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Pet friendly accomodations
  • Spa
  • Restaurant (cooked-to-order breakfast available for $30 per person, 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café) 
  • Room service available
  • Gym
  • Breakfast 
  • Business services
  • Bars (5 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar)
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • 36 holes of golf
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Pilates classes
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Water park access (surcharge)
  • Yoga classes

Other conveniences and services: 

  • Accessibility for disabled guests
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Parking and transportation services include:

  • Valet parking ($42 per night)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Business services include:

  • 34 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center 
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Room Features

All guest rooms feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and iHome docking stations. Elegant, spacious rooms and suites provide relaxing comfort, marble bathrooms and private balconies. Check out a few descriptions of three types of rooms (more are available):

Ocean View King Rooms

Ocean View King Rooms offer magnificent golf and ocean views from spacious balconies. You can enjoy plush carpeting and floor-to-ceiling window treatments, light wood finishes and statement lighting. 

Resort View Rooms

Balconies with stunning Florida foliage and pool views showcase large and luxurious rooms with contemporary furnishings, beautiful wood floors and plush carpeting throughout. You’ll also find an elegant and sophisticated bathroom design with enclosed marble showers in these rooms.

Two-Bedroom Suites

Residential-style two-bedroom suites feature a private balcony with golf course views. You can enjoy French doors and contemporary furnishings with a large walk-in closet, two full marble bathrooms, a living area, complete with a kitchenette.

You can also choose from among these other room types: 

  • Golf View
  • Junior Suite King
  • Junior Suite Double
  • One Bedroom Suite 
  • One Bedroom Suite Ocean 
  • Presidential Suite
  • Grand Presidential
  • 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite


Attentive staff delivers top-notch service whether you’re in the restaurant or checking in at the front desk. Staff social distances, requires masks when needed, checks temperatures and more. Reports of impeccable service from guests are the norm.

During COVID-19, it has taken longer for management and staff to respond to guest requests — response times tend to be longer than normal. 


Included in your stay package you get one of the most incredible water parks in the southeastern region of the United States, surfing and boogie boarding, sauna and spa tub. Know that you’ll incur a $37 daily resort fee, which covers in-room Wi-Fi access and use of facilities like the fitness center.

This resort invites Marriott Bonvoy members to use and earn points at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.

Overall Rating

The JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa offers a secluded paradise far removed from much of the Greater Miami area. With its on-site spa (which boasts three floors of treatment areas) and long list of recreational amenities, you’ll find comfort and relaxation waiting at every turn. 

Families flock to the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa due to its kid-friendly amenities, water park with multiple waterslides, a Flowrider and a lazy river, kids programs and more. You won’t go hungry or thirsty, either: The resort's in-house restaurants and multiple bars offer something for everyone.

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