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“Great Location, Friendly Staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Essex House
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #42 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Location, Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I got the Superior Queen room, 222. It was a corner room and looked out on the corner of Collins and 10th. I loved the windows. The room was smallish but fine. I only shared one wall with another room. Good thing since I could hear them clearly if i didn't have the TV on or some other noise in my room. The bathroom was small, the sink tiny and low but very clean. The bed linens were among the best I have ever slept on!
Short walk to the beach, shorter walk to Ocean Ave.
Front desk people were very nice. I had a nice conversation with the bellman who got me a cab. Interesting lobby. I thought the breakfast was fine. Not sure what other reviewers were complaining about. I would come back here when I want to be in the middle of things.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Essex House along with the Clevelander capture South Beach like no other place can. We enjoyed our comfortable room, great food, and loved the happy hour. A short walk outside our hotel room and we were part of the excitement that truly captures the South Beach experience. Being in the hospitality industry, we know when we are experiencing great service and that is what both the Essex House and the Clevelander deliver. Our stay was as care-free as it gets. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This hotel and it's sister property the Clevelander are the quintessential Miami hotels. Perfectly located at Collins Avenue and the beach, these two properties have mastered excellent service, attention to detail, upscale accommodations in a fun environment. Happy hour in the lobby and complimentary continental breakfast are an added value. You can choose to engage in the "party" atmosphere outside with the music, pool and DJ or chill in the sports bar. The C-level roof top experience is tranquility by day and party by night overlooking the beach and action below. They have stayed true to their art deco roots with modern accommodations. There's something for everyone here. Can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Service was great! Liked the weekday happy hour at 4:30 pm, though, I wished they did this on Sat and Sun as well. Juan at the front desk was extremely helpful.

Collins is a complete disaster with all of the construction, but none of that seemed to cause any immediate issues for the hotel - no additional noise, wait times, etc.

I would HIGHLY recommend upgrading to a King Suite. We had no issues with noise from the Clevelander, Collins, other guests (until the last night - but hey, it's SoBe right!). Suite was bigger than any other that you will find for this cost in this location.

The pool at the Essex is tiny, but it is oddly quaint and relaxing. Don't bother with the Clevelander - the Clevelander staff is completely incompetent even for Miami Beach standards. Rude, lazy, etc.

Good central location, but not quite up to the standards of the hotels north of 17th. Good stretch of the Beach within 1 minute walk.

If you can get it for the right price, then forgo more expensive options; you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The hotel is perfectly situated one block in from Ocean Drive which is the loud section at night. It is within walking distance to the beach, lots of restaurants and Lincoln road. Charming hotel for a good price

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This hotel is dated but the rooms are clean and the hospitality is excellent. I found the whole stay very pleasant and the location (1 block) from Ocean drive is good.
Also the complimentary breakfast is very good.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

rooms are a little smallish, only 2 of us though & really how much time is spent in your room!!! staff is INCREDIBLY friendly & helpful. no prob with noise ..... and when your standing @ the front desk turn around and get yourself some of the FRESH lemonade!!!! DELICIOUS!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#35 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#37 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Essex House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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