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Beacon South Beach Hotel
Ranked #58 of 210 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 April 2012

This is a nice hotel. Rooms are very clean and come with beach chairs. The beach is directly across the street from Miami Beach. Right on Ocean Drive in the center of the Art Deco district. Can walk everywhere. We stayed the day and night before a cruise out of the Port of Miami. The cab fare from the hotel to the Port of Miami was just about $22.00. The room came with a full breakfast. Great value for the location

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Being in the heart of SoBe has it's advantages and disadvantages. You've got to know what you're getting into. Across the street from the beach, lots of activity and people watching, and near tons of shopping. But it's very noisy (get a room facing the courtyard), busy and crowded. The hotel was a grand dame of it's time. It's a bit older now, but still has the art deco charm. The hotel service and staff were fantastic. Smiles, hellos, and always willing to help. Not so much from the restaurant staff, however, where getting a coffee took 20 min. We were in a small, dark room, but apparently got the last room in the hotel, so I don't fault them for that. Most of the rooms in the art deco hotels are small (from a by-gone era). The room was clean, but the beds were only doubles and excessively soft. Not my best sleep, but hey, after a king-sized margarita on Ocean, do you care?

Room Tip: Rooms on Ocean are very loud. Get a higher-up room, or one on the courtyard.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Great location, room was small but had evrything needed. Large shower comfy bed. Had an ocean view room, it was great. Can be noisy at night but if you want location, location this is the place to stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Beach chairs and towels are a great inclusion. Would stay here agin without hesitation.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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SOBE720, Guest Relations Manager at Beacon South Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Leannek9,

The Beacon would like to thank you for taking the time to share your just concluded vacation at the Beacon Hotel on trip advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the amenities at the Hotel and the staff members were able to provide you with a satisfying level of service and dedication.
We all look forward to your next stay at the Beacon Hotel of south Beach and please do not, hold back in contacting me when you are ready to plan your next trip to south Beach at Derek@beaconsouthbeach.com.
We are still working hard to find a lasting solution to the noise level in the Ocean front rooms. Once again thank you for becoming a Beacon family Member.
Sincerely,

Derek Derefaka
Customer Relations Manager
Beacon Hotel
305-674-8200
Derek@beaconsouthbeach.com

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

This hotel is in the center of it all. The location was perfect. They we re very helpful with our rental car and the valet charge was only $20 per day which I thought was quite reasonable. You are right across from the beach. The hotel supplies beach towels and chairs which was amazing. The ONLY drawback was our king bed was two twins put together so if you sat down in the middle of bed it collapsed. It was workable but I definitely slept at an angle. Overall, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Just got back to UK from U.S. Had a great stay at the Beacon once again, big thankyou to Derek, Christian and all the staff who went out of their way to cater for all our needs.
Had a fab room with a super comfortable bed and a great view of the beach and strip.
Complimentary Mojito's on arrival and breakfast everyday also help.
Look forward to returning in the future.

Room Tip: Good room numbers are 302, 304, 402, 404, 502, 504 which all have good beach views and dont get affe...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

My first time in Miami and I spent days researching and then worrying I picked the right hotel and I'm so glad I picked the Beacon. Great for being in the Miami vibe, beach chairs and towels are fab as the beach is opposite. Not many other hotels offer breakfast for this price so that was great, although we did venture out sometimes as there is so many places to eat in Miami!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed one night en route to South America, so we weren't into doing beach things. There were, however, folding beach chairs in the closet and beach towels available from the desk. The room on the back was away from the street scene and quiet. The room was neat and clean and quite adequate. Flat screen TV. The lobby is charming. Good and friendly service. Good breakfast at the restaurant on the street. The restaurant, while situated in the hotel, the porch, and on the sidewalk is independent of the hotel. We were told (by a tour guide) that most/many of the sidewalk restaurants on Ocean Drive are operated by the same firm, which explains similarities between menus, the attractive waitresses urging you to eat there, etc. Beware of drinks without prices on the menus -- a margarita is huge and costs $25; better to ask!

We had an evening flight the next day, so the bellman checked and stored our luggage while we took in South Beach during the day. The lobby rest rooms are large and adequate for a quick clothes-change for the plane, or we could even have used the gym for a shower before dressing for the plane.

In summary, a charming, well-run hotel in the heart of South Beach. We'd stay there again.

Room Tip: If you value quiet more than a view, ask for a room away from the street.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#43 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $190 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beacon South Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean views, world-class dining, shopping, and nightlife: Beacon South Beach Hotel puts the heart of Miami at your fingertips. Located amidst the best attractions of Ocean Drive, Beacon is a boutique, seaside hotel specializing in luxurious comfort and unparalleled service. Combining historic Art Deco aesthetics with chic, modern design, the hotel drips with glamor and elegance in a tropical setting. As a team dedicated to making your stay memorable, we accommodate your every need for a posh solo vacation, a romantic escape, or a glitzy weekend with the girls. Stay at Beacon South Beach, and indulge in the height of SoBe luxury. ... more   less 
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