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Essex House
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #27 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Toronto, Canada
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights. Location is great..within walking distance or all shops and restaurants. We were on the 2nd floor facing Collins and didnt find it noisy at all. The happy hour is a nice touch and so is the free coffee in lobby. we actually ended up having dinner at the Sushi restaurant one night and really enjoyed it. Overall clean, well priced & with great service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The location is just perfect, and the hotel itself is quite lovely and well maintained. Service was terrific, except both mornings the hotel ran out of cream for the coffee. Frustrating to have to wait, though when notified, they responded cheerfully.
Our room was clean, though the bathroom was very small. We were on the back side of the hotel and both mornings we were awoken by the garbage service banging containers in the alley. If you stay, be sure you don't say on that side of the hotel as you will not be able to sleep through the noise.
Other than that, I'd stay again. We were happy to discover a new restaurant in the hotel and while we didn't eat there, the menu looked great!

Room Tip: Don't get a room on the alley side. Garbage pick up both Saturday and Sunday morning woke us up...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in November for a long weekend. The location of the hotel is great. One block away from the main strip and on Collins Ave with tons of shops. I was a bit concerned about noise but the suits are located in a courtyard area and it was away from the street.
The building itself is beautiful and the common areas are very comfortable and keep in charachter with the hotels art deco style. There's a great front porch with seating and that connects to the resturant/bar and pool. Nice place to lounge around and have a drink.
The room is set up like a studio and is very large. There is a seating area with a loveseat, two chairs and a coffee table. Our room had a very small wet bar area with a sink, kurig coffee maker and small refrig below. I read some reviews that the walls were very thin and you can hear the people next to you.... This is true. With the tv off you can hear people talking pretty easily. Our neighbors were pretty quiet so it didn't present an issue for us.
The bathroom was large and bright but was showing some signs of use. Nothing horrible but the tub had some large chips and the grout probably needs to be redone.
Overall, the hotel is very nice and in a good location and would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We rented two suites for a milestone birthday. The suites like many of other reviewers have commented on are small and do not include a separate kitchen / living area. Our suite was on the top floor and it was very bright and almost wall to wall windows. The hotel staff was friendly and offered numerous suggestions for the area. The room was clean although both my husband and I commented on how "springy" the bed felt. The people in the other suite said their bed was awesome, so this may depend on what room you get.

We did not participate in the hotel happy hour (most restaurants have pretty awesome happy hour specials) but did hear other guests commenting on how nice it was.

The best part about this hotel is the location. We were close enough to everything in South Beach to walk. As a group and for the price of this hotel we would all stay again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for two nights with friends from Seattle and absolutely enjoyed our stay. Great location, outstanding staff, very helpful, enjoyed the daily happy hour and the opportunity to meet with other guests. Great views of the beach and surrounding area from their sister hotel next door. Will be back.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A lovely hotel in the "Art Deco" area of Miami Beach. The quiet "sister" hotel to the Clevelander. Happy hour / free beer & wine runs from 4.30-5.30pm and includes light snacks. All the staff are friendly and can't do enough for you & receptionists were very helpful, even arranging for a softer mattress to be brought to our room after the first night. The only drawback is no parking - it has to be paid for at $25 per day. One block from the busy Ocean Drive and the lovely beach. A smashing place to stay for "Art Deco" enthusiasts!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClevelanderMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Essex House, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We are pleased that you enjoyed our historic Art Deco architecture. South Beach truly is a wonderful area to explore for Art Deco enthusiasts. We are proud to have preserved our rich history and wonderful architectural features.

Excellent costumer service is one of our top priorities, and we are happy to hear that our front desk associates made you feel at home.

We hope to make your next trip to Miami just as enjoyable as this one!

Safe travels and best wishes,

Kelsey Jones
Clevelander & Essex House Hotels
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's clean, people are really nice and polite. We stayed for three nights at the beginning of august and we have appreciated the location: few steps from the beach and the very crowded ocean drive. The standard room is in the average, bed was ok in a european style, the bathroom quite little but with a bathtube. Don't expect a great room....but you are there to spend your time outside!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Essex House

Address: 1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#24 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#39 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Essex House 3.5*
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