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The Hotel of South Beach
Ranked #19 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed one week at the hotel and had a great time. The room was with a view over the ocean. Beautiful view.
We had a well designed and nice room. Always clean.
We spend quite a lot of time at the pool at the roof of the hotel. Breakfast , lunch or a drink, well served.
Monica, John and the other guys did a great job with making our visit nice.
We can strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

My husband and I spent two days down in South Beach before heading to visit family for the Thanksgiving holidays. We really enjoyed our time at The Hotel. We had signed up for Gold membership before arriving, and while there was no room to upgrade, we had an upper unit room that faced out onto Collins. The standard rooms are small, but the bathroom featured funky tile and a huge shower. We took our breakfasts up on the pool deck and on Saturday morning, enjoyed 11AM yoga with Massimo under the partial canopy (he provides yoga mats! just wear some sunscreen and maybe a pair of shades). Each day, your room rate includes two beach chairs and towels out on at 8th/Ocean; this was a treat. We didn't have to lug extra cash (minus a small tip) or fight for space.

The staff couldn't have been friendlier, and I'd return. The only thing I'd do differently is stay in a larger room, maybe in the Ocean building, where the rooms are larger.

Room Tip: Sign up for gold membership ahead of time. The larger rooms are over on Ocean, but they're more...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I wrote a lengthy review two years ago entitled "Intimate luxury with attentive, laid-back staff" and I'm happy to report that The Hotel is still going strong. I'm not sure how they manage to keep things so quiet and comforting when they're located in the heart of it all, but thankfully they do. Absolutely no complaints--would love to be sitting poolside on their rooftop as I write this.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

My husband and I traveled to South Beach for a 3-night stay to celebrate our first anniversary. While we were under the impression that we were staying at The Hotel in order to save some money, we were SO pleasantly surprised by the service and the unexpected perks that we'd stay there again in the blink of an eye!
First of all, when we arrived, the room we were scheduled to stay in was still occupied, but we were shown another option on the first floor, which we took and thus had ourselves unpacked and ready for the beach by noon. The day of our arrival was our actual anniversary and we had a special package shipped to the hotel containing the cake topper from our wedding a year prior. Our sister-in-law shipped it from New Orleans (where we were married), and the concierge accepted the package and delivered it to our room along with a complimentary bottle of wine. Such incredible service!
We were also pleasantly surprised that we were able to get free loungers and towels at the beach. These cost $18 per chair, per day and so to get them free was a huge savings. This was amazing and we had no idea!
It is also really worth mentioning that the staff is wonderfully helpful. David (Da-veed) is so friendly and made a dinner reservation for us that turned out to be our favorite meal of the trip (Ola at the Sanctuary Hotel). He also recommended lunch spots, a place for coffee, and where to go to get a drink. We appreciated all of his advice and loved meeting up with him in the lobby each day to chat about our plans.
The best unexpected perk was the rooftop pool and bar. We knew there was a rooftop pool, but we've seen others at other hotels that have been disappointing. This one is small, but delightful with a great view. The bartenders are great and make the absolute BEST frozen mojitos and rum punches! On our last day, our flight didn't leave until 8:00 pm. We checked out at noon, but headed to the beach for the day while the staff took care of our bags in a locked room accessed only by an elevator key and room key...very safe! The best part was that we were able to shower before our flight in the shower just outside the rooftop pool. It is clean and convenient. Such an amazing perk!!!
We loved every minute of our stay here and would stay again and again. If you want big, fancy rooms with incredible views, then don't stay here. But if you are looking for a GREAT location, friendly staff, and super convenience then this is the hotel for you!

Room Tip: The windows are frosted on the backside of the hotel. This in NO way inhibited our stay, but if you...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I was sapose to stay at this place for one week but left after 2 days why you say because the rooms was way to small for 3 people the bathroom was so werid looking the best part of it was when you go sit down on the toilet set and close the door a big mirrir is in front of you so you can see you self going to take a dump that was very weird for a hotel to have at night going to sleep was not good at 3:00 AM you can here the music so it was very hard to sleep the lobby does not look that bad art deco looking it is maimi,the pool is very small 6 people is alot it is on the roof of the hotel,they have one resturant and it way over price ane the velet parking takes forever to get your car after 2 days i said the the front desk to cancel the next 6 days and i left and that when i found seacoast suits ,the only thing good about this hotel is the location and it ends.

Room Tip: Don't go to this place it is very weird they have beds on the wall that you can make love standi...
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We enjoyed the design of the hotel and room and spent time at the pool. We did not eat or drink at the hotel because there are plenty of alternatives in the neibourhood.

Good location for Art Deco and the beach.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank P12345Uk
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

I researched various South Beach hotels thoroughly before choosing The Hotel. If I had known we were going to be in South Beach during Spring Break, I might've chosen a hotel in a different part of Miami Beach -- further north or further south. That being said, our stay in The Hotel was really terrific and hardly marred at all by the presence of all the kids. We had requested a quiet room--and got one (Couture)-- we slept well all 3 nights despite the goings on on Ocean and Collins Ave. (We were on the 3rd floor in a corner). Our Couture room was not small--I think the complaints about room size must relate to the Designer Room. While not super super luxury, it was really very nice, very cute. The bathroom was extremely nice-- particularly the huge walk-in shower with terrific rain showerhead (much better than my NYC apartment bathrooms). The room was very clean with a lot of storage. The furniture was fine. The bed, a king, was extremely comfortable. The Couture room windows were clear, unlike, apparently, the Designer room windows. The roof pool area at first didn't seem that impressive; however, once we started using it we loved it. We had breakfast every morning sitting looking out at the ocean. Julio, who was assigned most mornings as the waitstaffperson, was friendly and an interesting conversationalist. We are not loud or rock music fans (understatement) but we did not find the music that was sometimes played obtrusive. Yes, the pool is small, but no big deal if you realize that you are not going to be swimming long laps ahead of time. There are lots of very good restaurants in the neighborhood (we did not eat on Ocean Dr-- looked like one big tourist trap)--Otentic & Grazie (On Washington bet 7-8th); The Dining Room (Washington below 5th); Tap Tap (on 5th). Also, the park at the very south end of South Beach is definitely worth a trip (a 15 -20 minute walk from The Hotel) - it is quite pretty with beautiful water views. You can walk from the park directly onto the beach and then walk up the beach back to The Hotel. We also walked north along Collins all the way to 48th Street and then down the really lovely boardwalk, which is also definitely worth doing, if, for nothing else, to watch the kite surfers (or kite boarders). All in all, a charming, small boutique hotel with lovely, friendly staff. I really did not want to leave-- despite all the kids.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Hotel of South Beach

Address: 801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5807
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $238 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel of South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1939, by master architect L. Murray Dixon, today the hotel encompasses 73 deluxe rooms and suites, a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views and Spire Bar & Lounge – a chic hot spot located rooftop behind the historic Tiffany spire. The new oceanfront addition to The Hotel of South Beach offers 20 breathtaking deluxe rooms, located at 800 Ocean Drive, bringing The Hotel of South Beach’s rooms and suites down to the ocean. ... more   less 
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