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“One of the best boutique hotels in Miami” 5 of 5 stars
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Sense Beach House
3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #27 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Bologna, Italy
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“One of the best boutique hotels in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I would like to write someting about this wonderfull hotel in Miami , even if i've been in Miami last september and october 2013.
This hotel is small but really cute, i booked twice at the same hotel, becouse my husband and i loved a lot our staying, of holiday and business as well. Rooms are clean and confortable, position great , on ocean drive but outside confusion, close to the beach.
people who work there are really really fantastic!
Thanks a lot to Jessie and Chris they are the best! and we love you!
Nicoletta and Ettore (Bologna-Italy)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was my second time staying at the hotel and it did not disappoint. The location is fantastic (1 block from the beach yet a little south of the craziness of the main strip along Ocean Drive). This is a boutique hotel with about 20 rooms and a great roofdeck with pool and lots of space to lounge (and a view of the ocean). The hotel staff and general vibe is very chill, from the laid back restaurant to the access to beach chairs, towels, etc that are available to guests to enjoy the beach. The hotel is more economical than others on the strip but I'd say just as good. You can walk to the fancy hotels for dinner/drinks/entertainment, but it's also close to the southern part of Miami Beach - we loved being a couple blocks from Joe's Stone Crab, the Big Pink and a fantastic smoothie/juice bar. Overall, highly recommend for a Miami Beach getaway - with friends, by yourself or with a significant other.

Room Tip: Third floor - any room with a balcony (on 2nd or 3rd floor) has an ocean view (unless it's one o...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Is Always a pleasure to return at Sense Beach house. You really feel home, The rooms are charming and well cleaned, new and spacious bathrooms and shower, great roof pool area, and a very nice and family feeling bar/reception area.
Staff is great and very helpful. I enjoy this place all the times i am In Miami. Parking is available near by or also Valet

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is from now on our preferred location in Miami Beach. A bit far in the south, but still in a good location. The beach is just a 2min walk across the street. There are no beach chairs or sunshades from the Hotel neither a real service on the beach (except the beachbags). But that's ok given that the rooms are the biggest we've ever seen in the US for the price and the location, and the bathroom is equally large. Both are very modern and large. The roff-top terrace incl. the pool is stylish as is the new restaurant downstairs. All the rooms have a balcony with a view to the street and the sea. I would recommend the booking a room a bit further away from the main street, but in general the windows are large and relatively good, so the street sound barely comes through. Internet is available and very fast and for free (at least for us, not sure what happened to the other guests that complained about that).
The food in the restaurant and the cocktails are perfect and to some degree unusual if you are not used to the Miami cocktail style.
Service is equally great and relaxed, but not over the top, so if you are used to the usual over the top stuff, you'd probably be disappointed.

Room Tip: A room on the top-floor if available.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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moscow, russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We choose this hotel after reading several trip advisor members reviews.
I would like to thank all of you!
Yes, we loved everything. People on reception were cool and nice. Location is really great - really close to everything you want to see but really calm, so you will sleep well. All rooms are great, but corner room on second and third floor is so big you will be surprised. We loved hotel decoration, especially photos, candles and wood signs. Restaurant is perfect! Breakfast is delicious! If we will come back to Miami (i am sure we will) this hotel be the only place we will stay in.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Skarhamn, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This hotel is ideally located in the south part of SoBe (in the corner of Ocean Drive and 4th Street). Not far from anything but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive to get a good night's sleep

It is a lovely boutique hotel. The interior design reminded us of home, the West coast of Sweden.
The reception area is small but welcoming and the staff is very helpful and consistently friendly. They offer pool towels and beach chairs for guests to take down to the beach (free).
We also liked the rooftop pool with great views of both the sea and the city of Miami.

Beds are very comfortable and the bathroom was very clean & well designed for its size. Balcony is small, but big enough for two chairs and we even had a partial sea view.

We didn’t use the valet parking through the hotel; we parked at the guarded parking lot just beside the hotel at the same price, 30 USD a night. It is probably the same parking lot, but you don’t have to wait for the car.

If we ever return to Miami, we will certainly stay at this place

Room Tip: Choose one of the rooms with a partial sea view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

great hotel with great food as well. we came in for breakfast and my dad ended up booking a room for the weekend as the rest of us stayed down the street. however, we've been back to have at least one meal a day since! not to mention the ping long table and games out back. we had a wonderful stay thanks to Chris at front desk!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sense Beach House

Also Known As:
Sense South Beach Miami
Address: 400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#39 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sense Beach House 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sense Beach House is just steps from the beach, offering a personalized and casually sophisticated vacation getaway. The hotel offers 18 modern rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge area with ocean and skyline views and indoor/outdoor restaurant, The Local House. Perfectly situated on the southern end of South Beach, in the chic SoFi neighborhood, Sense Beach House provides what South Beach has been missing – a true beach escape. ... more   less 
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