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Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to such hotel before the stay at Esplendor (!) Breakwater South Beach. Dirt, dirt and once again dirt. Please see the pictures to see the level of the DIRT. I think the hotel should be have the hotel license removed and am planning to notify respective authorities. I was afraid to eat, to drink and even... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am truly disappointed with you impression and experience! Your observations are extremely important to us to focus our efforts on consistently providing our guests with a wonderful visit. We loved having you here. We have taken step to improve our visible restaurant storage area visible from the pool stairs you mentioned and photographed. As... More

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking down south beach and decided to stop by to get some dinner got chicken carbonarra it was 17 plus 5 bucks for chicken very filling couldn't finish it. Wait staff is nice . Live music with a dancer. Great view of ocean drive lots of people walking by and can watch the cars go down the strip. Nicely lit... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We look forward to having you stop by with us again soon! Best regards, Chauncey More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a little late with this review, but I could not let it pass me by. I loved this hotel. I'm used to staying in Kimpton Hotels and the boutique feel reminded me of such. From the bikes in the lobby(which we took advantage of), to the friendly staff. Our stay was wonderful! Im a neat freak and I didn't... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We loved having you visit with us! It is so good to hear you enjoyed yourself. The Team and I look forward to having you visit with us again soon! Best regards, Chauncey More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! Hand prints on walls. Hair and mold in shower. Feces on bathroom wall next to toilet. Stains all over chairs and loveseat. Hair on bedsheets and pillows. Noise level was terrible. This was the worst hotel experience my husband and I have ever had. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very disappointed that you and your family left with such a terrible experience after visiting with us. Please accept my apology for your inconveniences. I can hardly recognize our hotel from your description because it is so far from typical. Our location in the center of South Beach's Ocean Drive can be noisy... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all it was a good hotel but with a few deficits. The service was really good and the staff is really friendly. The room is okay but there were some damages primarily in the bathroom. We found also mold in the mini bar. The small gym (no window) was well equipped with a high tech treadmill, stepper and... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We loved having you here visiting with us! Your observations are extremely valuable to us to help focus our efforts to make the guest experience always better. Being here in the heart of South Beach can sometimes be noisy. We will be modifying our windows this year to help minimize the noise of the surrounding... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We understood that the Breakwater is on Ocean Drive, in the middle of the action, but we did not expect that our room would be less than 20 feet away from a live band (and then a DJ) playing extremely loud music until 4 am. That alone is bad enough, but the room we were given was on the first... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very disappointed that this was your experience visiting with us. We loved having you here with us! Your observations are very valuable in focusing our efforts to always provide an excellent experience for our guests. Here in the heart of South Beach's Ocean Drive it is very active with entertainment and bustling with... More

Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel plays loud dance music until 3 am. The speakers were about 20 ft outside our window, so it sounded like we were inside a dance club. We couldn't sleep at all. The room itself was also in awful condition. The bed was dirty (hairs on the pillows). The bathroom did not have a door or even a curtain.... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very disappointed that this is the experience you took away with you. We are a active, bustling, non-stop hotel here in the heart of South Beach's Ocean Drive. Because of all the activity here it can be noisy and the entertainment does go until the early morning. We will be modifying our windows... More

Nassau, New Providence Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall a good experience if you are on a budget in MIA. The sidewalk restaurant was a little much and at night, the band playing just outside is really loud. But the people who work there are friendly. I especially want to recognize Natalie at the front desk. She was super helpful and very nice from the minute that I... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We loved having you here visiting with us! Here in the heart of South Beach it can be noisy with all the entertainment and activity that goes on. We will be modifying our windows this year for the improved comfort of our guests. Natalie and the Team look forward to having you visit with us... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights. The room was very beautiful and stylish. But our room was just next to the Ocean Drive. The noise was awful until 2am. Next morning we asked if we could get more quiet room. Luckily we got a new one from the 3rd floor and it's was quiet. Ocean drive is very very noisy all day... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It was wonderful having you here visiting with us! Being here in the entertaining and active heart of South Beach's Ocean Drive it can be noisy. We will be modifying the windows in our historic Art Deco hotel this year to help minimize the noise for our guest's comfort. The Team and I look forward... More

Midland, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in customer service and it being such a big deal to me that good customer service is provided on behalf of those I do business with, being on personal or buisness affairs, I'd like to take a moment to tell you about my experience at your hotel. First and foremost, Pablo and Ana are the main reason for me... More

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Chauncey C, General Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They are very valuable for us as we always seek to provide an ever more comfortable visit for our guests. We loved having you here with us! Ana, Pablo and the Team look forward to having you visiting with us again soon! Please contact me directly for your next visit so I can organize a... More

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Address: 940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach 3.5*
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The Hotel Esplendor Breakwater, is a fun, bustling and entertaining historic Art Deco hotel located in the heart of South Beach's famous Ocean Drive. The hotel is a non-stop, active delight right in the center of everything that is South Beach. You'll find yourself within walking distance of a wide variety of outdoor cafes serving every style of cuisine imaginable, art galleries, night clubs, the famous Beach, the Versace Mansion, beach front walking, biking and jogging paths, world class events like the Wine and Food Festival, as well as the fabulous shops of Lincoln Road Mall. ... more   less 
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