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Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #74 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Wonderful, Awesome, Amazing Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

I had planned a destination wedding in Miami Beach from San Francisco and unfortunately was scammed out of my ceremony/reception venue (also vacation rental) by a horrible person. Fortunately The Hotel Breakwater on South Beach saved the day.

The day before my wedding I sat in their office with my caterer and planned an entire wedding within half-an-hour!

The outcome was a beautiful rooftop ceremony overlooking the beach and a super-modern pent-house suite (large, clean, & modern). It was quite overwhelming and remarkable.

The staff was really friendly and professional.

It was all really wonderful!

THANK YOU HOTEL BREAKWATER!

:)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Anyone who is looking for an amazing staff and a clean, gorgeous hotel should book their stay here! The hospitality, friendliness, and attention to customer service is impeccable. The rooms are super clean and the decor is gorgeous! The location could not be any better, as the ocean is right across the street and all the bars/restaurants are within 1-3 blocks. The management and staff were attentive and so helpful with providing information on where to eat, places to go, nightlife, and anything else you can think of! More importantly, their advice could not have been more accurate. Our group was beyond impressed with our stay there, and we will continue to book our stays in Miami at the Breakwater. The hotel experience can make or break a vacation, and this hotel definitely made ours! Thank you to everyone at the Breakwater for making our trip memorable - in a very good way!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Dear arzohatef,

Thank you very much for your amazing Feedback. It was our pleasure to serve your group and more importantly being able to make a difference. Our staff works very hard to connect with each and every guest and we strive to provide excellent service 24/7. Thank you for giving us the opportunity.
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Naestved, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We were lucky to be transferred from another hotel to Breakwater, which turned out to be all we ever expected from Miami South Beach. An old 1939 Hotel totally renovated to current standards with respect to the original style. Breakwater is beautiful, both in and out. However, it was only soft-opened, the pool and other amneties will open later this yera.
The service in connection with the transfer, finding a room for us (thanks Jaime), valet, bell boy (thanks Martin) and the beach service was all you could hope for. All employees, high and low, seemed proud and happy to work at the Breakwater.
The view from the corner room with windows on two sides overlooking Ocean Drive to the beach was simply fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review, July 31, 2011
Dear Schjelde,

Thank you for recommending our Hotel! Indeed we are very proud of working for Hotel Breakwater and we are glad that we have made your stay truly enjoyable; it is what we strive for. I will make sure to pass along the positive comments to our staff who i am sure will be delighted to know how much you have enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit in beautiful Miami Beach.
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Siegen, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

I traveled to Miami from Europe and the level of customer service is amazing. The hotel is brand new and the staff is absolutely stunning, always willing and able to help. The rooms are new and fresh and I could not say one negative thing about the hotel. LOVE IT!!! I will be back very soon.
Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Dear Claudia6215,

I am very pleased to hear that we have exceeded your expectation. We look forward to once again being able to welcome you to the Breakwater South Beach.
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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Hands down should be # 1 Hotel in South Beach,

Pros.
Rooms are cleaned to perfection
Staff super friendly (Monica, Jason, Jaime,Martin)
Large Rooms
New EVERYTHING
Awesome View
Right in the middle of the action
Nice Bubbly waiting for me on my arrival
Everything at your finger tips
Room over looked Ocean Drive
The best experience ever can't wait to go back

Cons
wish I could have stayed longer :(

Room Tip: Pay for the Ocean View it is worth every penny ;)
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I went to this hotel with my friend and we totally loved it !
Clean spacious modern rooms, friendliest staff, greaaaat location, internet + sun beds and clean towels for $15 a day.. I would definitely go back to Breakwater !

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We went for a couple's getaway and we booked a room at the Breakwater through a travel website. This hotel is in a renovation phase and is located on a prime spot on Ocean Drive. The pool is not yet ready, which is a big reason why rates are so affordable at the present time. The customer service is FANTASTIC. Ivan and Jaime have been wonderful and the Concierge is always available. The rooms are clean and the decors is a modern version of a classic style (many throwbacks in terms of photos and furniture). It is located directly across from the beach and all of the chairs/towels are included (open until 930a-5p) but umbrellas are $12.50 per day. There is a fitness area but I never got around to trying it. No restaurant in the hotel, but there are so many right outside the front door. Rooms do not have tubs, just showers...unless you get one of the select penthouse rooms. There is a penthouse suite with roof access to hot tub and the rooftop bar that is nearing completion. Overall, we would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

Room Tip: Contact hotel directly instead of using 3rd party website. Ask for penthouse rooms and act before t...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
Dear asianprincessx,

Thank you for the wonderful comments and the excellent Feedback about our service culture. The staff works very hard to WOW each and every guest. I will be sure to share your comments with the entire staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon when our one of kind infinity pool will be completed. Our rates will still be very competitive and the price/value will always be excellent. Thank you.
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Address: 940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #74 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Esplendor Breakwater, is a fun, bustling and entertaining historic Art Deco hotel located in the heart of South Beach's famous Ocean Drive. The hotel is a non-stop, active delight right in the center of everything that is South Beach. You'll find yourself within walking distance of a wide variety of outdoor cafes serving every style of cuisine imaginable, art galleries, night clubs, the famous Beach, the Versace Mansion, beach front walking, biking and jogging paths, world class events like the Wine and Food Festival, as well as the fabulous shops of Lincoln Road Mall. ... more   less 
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