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The Tides South Beach
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly King & Grove Tides)   |  
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Ranked #55 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Madison, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Will definitely return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just got back from 2 nights at the front end and 2 nights at back end of our trip to Florida Keys.
Friends from San Francisco met us there and we can't say enough about the Tides. Location was perfect and the staff could not do ENOUGH for us! We felt very special from the moment we made the reservations, to when we arrived, and all during our stay. At the desk, Gisele and Nory were extremely helpful. So much so, that when our friends arrived from their flight cross country on the redeye, Gisele made sure they got a room at 6:00 a.m. We all received welcoming drinks! The bar/restaurant were fabulous Gabriela runs a tight ship and ensures perfection in her staff! Cesar was a fabulous bartender and sweet Elena a perfect waitress.
The rooms here are amazing! The ocrean front views were outstanding and our short trip to the beach was perfect. We all know we will definitely return!!! Fabulous place with extremely professional staff!
Thank you everyone! Hope to see you soon

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We arrived at our hotel, King and Grove, by 1pm. Our check in time was 3pm so we planned to leave or bags at the front desk and to enjoy a late lunch but to our surprise they let us check in early. We were shown to our room which was amazing! From the moment we checked in we were treated like VIP and the room made me feel like a million dollars. We stayed in room 302 on the third floor. I know reviews warn to stay on a higher floor but I was so thankful a room was ready early that I didn’t say a word and I’m glad I didn’t. What makes room 302 special is that the window opens and it has a little ledge beneath. I read in other reviews that the windows on the higher floor don’t open so we enjoyed this and we enjoyed all the noises. The club next door is super noisy but it’s amazing (nightly drag queen show) and does quiet down around midnight. Pros and cons of this hotel/room?

Pros = The window opens, iPod charger in room, free beach setup with luxury loungers and beach towels. Noon checkout! Free water by the pool, free welcome drinks, and the friendliest staff. The room is beautiful, the bed is comfortable, walk in closet, right on the strip, gorgeous views, and the security! Not only do they have attentive staff in the front lobby but you can’t actually access the elevator without a hotel card. There are so many pros, I would recommend this hotel without hesitation.

Cons= There are cons of course. They were not deal breakers for me but here they are so you can decide. No privacy in the bathroom as there is a glass window from the shower to the bedroom. South Beach is very segregated. We had some super hot gay men nearby but in our section of the beach we had a lot of bums and gangsters. The people watching is part of the fun but since we went with our 6 year old I would have preferred a different section of the beach. We walked down to the end and found a family atmosphere farther South near the beach that connects to the Hilton. The noise wasn’t that bad from outside but the noise from the hotel hall was unbearable at times. The hotel should provide a fan or a noise machine to drown this out.

**Tip** drink the in room coffee which has a modest $2 per packet charge. This is half the price you will pay for coffee in the hotel restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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newport coast
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Kelly Wearstler was the designer for this boutique South Beach hotel about 4 years ago. Feels like it needs a bit of updating and freshening, but because the service here is so earnest you almost forgive its shortcomings. The corner rooms (06 series) have a nice view of the ocean and down Ocean Drive, but closet space is compromised because of the stairwell. The oceanfront rooms have a much better layout and feel bigger...but make sure you have a higher level room, as the music and noise from the entertainment outside at night can keep you up til the wee hours. Fabiola, Giselle, Ficky and Nory win employees of the year in my book!

Room Tip: High floor, ocean front are best. Request to have the AC vent over the bed covered.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

And even noisier if you go Memorial Day weekend (which was a surprise to us that it was HipHop weekend in miami...should read forums more often!)
Agree with a recent reviewer, at these prices , they should offer more complimentary items (like the Ritz does and is cheaper). Reviews from few months ago said that there are complimentary pastries and coffee every morning in the lobby--- no such thing. No free water (except if you are going to the beach and they will give you 1 or 2 bottles at front desk).
We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and they did nothing special for us.
Our room began to have water drip down the wall into a bubble which finally burst on our last day there. (dont stay in 802 for awhile!).
I did find the front desk staff very friendly, and the Tides restaurant had nice staff (although have to agree with others,, the food was not very good and my husband actually got very sick the night before our flight by eating dinner there).

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room if available.
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Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I went here with a friend last weekend and we had an amazing time. Our room overlooked 12th street beach and it was beautiful. The hotel is very clean and cozy. Everyone who works there is very accomadating and helpful. The "check-in" in cocktail was amazing...highly recommend it. The bathrooms were my favorite in our studio style suite as the shower had just glass on both sides so your significant other can see you taking a shower ;), very interesting with a nice touch (i personally liked this). I would def go back in the future!.
One drawback, next to a club/bar that gets very loud during the day. A lot of drag shows go on there and loud music during the day.

Room Tip: If just you and significant other get studio suite room.
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  • Stayed May 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Miami Beach undoubtly has many good and expensive hotels. Among them is the King & Grove Tides a real revelation.
It isn't cheap, that's for sure but it has bright, spacious rooms of some 55 m² where other hotels call 40m² a suite.
The hotel is meticulously clean and the beds are super.
The staff is very helpful and makes your stay an unforgettable experience.
Cross Ocean Drive and you're on the beach - can't be closer!
Breakfast is till 09.00 only.

Room Tip: All rooms face the Ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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San Francisco
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I have been to South Beach a number of times. This was the first time staying on Ocean Drive. I admit it is a bit noisy, though generally speaking things do calm down late at night, except for the random police siren at 3 in the morning.

The hotel:

Staff are terrific.
Room is nice.
Complaint: Nothing is complimentary. They want $2.00 for the nespresso pods in the room, which by the way, are impossible to work.
$8.00 for a bottle of water. Come on. We pay plenty for the room. No water?
No coffee in the lobby of any kind. No complimentary breakfast, which is okay, but then please have better breakfasts. No oatmeal?
Since I am a swimmer, I liked the pool, which is not crowded.
Complimentary beach chairs and umbrella, very nice. At least that is a lovely amenity.
Will I come back? Probably not. But I am not disappointed that I stayed here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly King & Grove Tides)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#35 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#42 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Tides South Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean
 and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations. Originally built in 1936, the hotel’s architecture is rich with Art Deco influences, creating a nostalgic environment for The Tides’ unique brand of modern luxury. The Tides features forty-four stylish luxury suites all offering expansive ocean views. Spacious hotel accommodations range from Oceanfront Studio Suites of 550 square feet to the 2,600 square foot Tides Suite. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
King And Grove Tides
King & Grove Tides Hotel Miami Beach
Tides Hotel Miami Beach
Tides Miami Beach

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