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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 #23 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Faultless ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived tired and our reservation was not on the computer. We feared the worst but the receptionist was helpful, calm and patient in sorting it out and is a credit to the hotel.

Rooms are spacious, clean and airy, wireless Internet works fine, lovely Molton Brown toiletries. The on site restaurant is also very good, we recommend the grouper sliders! Location is good at the bottom of Ocean, you're just a short walk away from shops on Collins and even a shorter walk from the beach.

I've never felt the need to review a hotel before, but good service deserves recognition.

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed here during Miami Carnival. Linda at concierge was very helpful on our first day and was able to get us a last minute room when our previous reservation double booked us. Although the hotel is expensive,she was able t get us a great deal. The rooms are contempory with a beautiful bathroom and balcony. The hotel also has a pool on the roof which has a great view as well. We stayed there for five nights And every staff member we encountered were very nice and helpful. Michelle worked the concierge desk I. The evening and always gave us goods ops on where to go for fun during the evenings. The restaurant food in the hotel is pretty good and they have a great brunch deal as well. The location of the hotel is in the perfect area on Ocean Drive. It's walking distance from all the hot bars and restaurants. I recommend this hotel to everyone and plan to stay there the next time I visit South Beach.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are 5 days into our 7 day holiday and so far everything has been just perfect. The room is spacious, the bed very comfortable (and huge!), the balcony is airy yet secluded behind the trees and above all else it is clean throughout. The staff have always been attentive and because it is a boutique hotel they always greet you when you walk in or leave. We have had breakfast and dinner here and both were of a very high standard. If you want the beach it is less than 2 minutes walk away and the rooftop pool is just gorgeous.

Sorry to be so effusive with my praise but honestly we have enjoyed this stay more than any other and I have been to the USA and East Coast in particular 20 times and hands down this is the best place I have stayed.

The only down side is not the hotel but the surroundings - parking is so expensive!!! It is free from 3am to 9am so after you have been out it is fairly easy to find a parking space on the street so my tip is to park there for $1.75 per hour and then make sure your car is moved by 9am!

Come to this hotel - you know it makes Sense!!!!!

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great boutique hotel located in quiet are just south of 5th, one block from beach. Walk to nearby great restaurants (including Greek restaurant Meze Aegean Bistro), Lincoln Road shopping, beach, etc. Beach view from balcony of most rooms and from rooftop pool area. On-site restaurant has some excellent choices, including grilled octopus. Room was large, clean and quiet. We have stayed there twice and will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Room with a balcony closer to the beach give the best view.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is such a nice hotel! It was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was very nice. The bed and pillows felt like heaven! The hotel staff is really top shelf. Linda helped my friends and I out the first day with a last minute room (very helpful and professional) and for the rest of our stay we would see Michelle in the evening who was also a delight and very helpful. It is in walking distances to all the hot spots on Ocean Dr. and the beach. The food at the restaurant is pretty good, typical south beach prices. The actual room was a little pricey, but it is well worth it. I will be staying here the next time I am in South Beach.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This a great boutique hotel conveniently located at the south end of ocean drive. It is within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and bars. The restaurant located on the hotel has excellent food and the staff was great at providing recommendations. Would choose sense beach again:)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a small hotel, with a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. We got nothing but good service (although communicating with the spanish speaking cleaning ladies was somewhat of a challenge).
Its located at the south end of Ocean drive and there are plenty of restaurants, bars etc. in walking distance. The south beach local bus stops nearby. Still the area was quiet, we slept very well.
The rooms (we had to switch, so we saw two of them) are big enough for two people with a lot of luggage. Comfy beds. The minibar could have been better, it didn't chill our drinks noticeably.
They have a small pool (not for swimming) on the roof. A nice area with sunbeds. Almost never any people here (which we liked). You can order food and drinks to be brought up to you.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sense Beach House

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:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#31 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sense Beach House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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Sense South Beach Miami

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