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“Great honeymoon at Breakwater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach

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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 #80 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great honeymoon at Breakwater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Me and my wife spend our honeymoon here, from 20 to 25'th of July. The hotel it is great, it is located right across the middle of Lummus Park, in the center of the Ocean Dr, the rooms are great, very clean and the one that we received, courtesy to Mr Gabriel Villaverde (Operations Manger) as an upgrade (no charge for it), had a great view to the park and to the ocean. The staff it is very helpful and focused on helping you with everything.
Thank you for everything ! We definitely recommend this hotel !

Room Tip: Ocean Dr it is the heart of South Beach and the parties ar going till 2-3 AM, so if you want to slea...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, August 11, 2011
Dear Marius Todica,

Thank you so much for the encouraging words about our Hotel! Our location is prime for restaurants and entertainment. We are so happy that we could have made your honeymoon a memorable one and sure enough Mr. Villaverde and the staff will be happy to know that they were part of such an experience. Once again, all the staff at Hotel Breakwater can not wait to welcome you once more!

Warm regards,
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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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Note that the pool is not finished prior to Sep 2011, although no comment about this was made on their website, or when we booked the hotel (we were still charged the same fee for using the hotel amenities).

When we arrived we were placed in a room in the hotels 2nd building. The front door lock was not working, and anyone of the street could just walk in. The manager assured me that there was to be a security guard there from 11 pm. When we arrived back at the hotel at 12 pm there were no security there. In addition the manager was very impolite as he made sure that it was me overreacting about the security.

No hot water, or water at all for that matter after 3 pm, so be sure to shower in the morning if you are staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this review, July 30, 2011
Dear HannaOslo,

Thank you for your feedback about our Hotel. We take great pride in providing you with excellent customer service and care. We sincerely apologize for any inconviniences encountered during your stay and rest assured that our staff is working dilligently to overcome any opportunities presented. Our hotel is very secure and indeed our loss prevention team works hard to roam the perimeter and all areas during all times of the day. We are working with the city to resolve our water pressure level in our buildings to bring it to its normal levels once more. Our staff is here to answer any questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further assistance.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Hotel Breakwater South Beach. Great customer service and very happy to help. loved the room, very comfortable with beautiful view.Thanks for Venera and Karena for best service.

overall pretty good and would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 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 30, 2011
Dear Camila001,

Thank you for your encouraging feedback about our Hotel! We work very hard to make sure that your stay is satisfactory throughout. I will be happy to share with our staff the comments received. Once again we can not wait to welcome you back to our Hotel in the future.

Warm regards,
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nyc
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

I actually checked into a different hotel which ended up loosing electricity. I went over to Breakwater and they were awesome!!! They took my luggage and prepared a room for me within 10 minutes. this hotel is just beatuiful, bright and clean. the employees are so sweet and welcoming. This is my new spot for South Beach, refuse to stay any where else

  • 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, August 7, 2011
Dear Kellz0817,

We are very happy to know that we have surpassed your expectations in regards to your experience. We are also really glad that you have chosen us as your preferred destination when visiting Miami. I will share your feedback with our staff; we can not wait to see you again!
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Manassas Park, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Don't hesitate to book this hotel, it's incredible. Stunning rooms, fantastic staff, amazing location. The staff was helpful and courteous and goes out of their way to make your stay memorable. The rooms are so spacious, clean and modernized. This will be my hotel every time I visit Miami.

  • 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 29, 2011
Thank you for your positive review of our Hotel and making it your preferred destination in Miami Beach. As always we strive to provide the best service and can not wait for your future visit.
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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

I week off college classes me and my buddies came down to South Beach looking to relax, go out, and have fun. Let me tell you I already miss yall all! Nathan my brother you are funny and provided us with some phenomenal service! Amanda you are sweet and very friendly thanks for making me feel valued! Tricia the twins and I send you lots of love for all the help with information about the night life in Miami! Last but not least Jaime thanks for being patient and fixing the complications and taking care of us properly outstanding mi hermano! I miss yall all a ton! Hopefully I can come back in spring break and yall can upgraded me to that VIP Penthouse for a night haha! Thanks for everything guys! Lots of luck with your hotel! And hurry up and finish that pool so I dont have to sneak into anyones haha!

  • 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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omaha
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Amazing Hotel with an equally amazing staff! The perfect place to be if you want to experience the spice of South Beach. Everything and everyone is beautiful here, from the simple eclectic elegance of the lobby to the check-in girls to the doorman waiting to pull the red carpet ropes aside to make your grand entrance! Right smack dab in the middle of everything, you can sip champagne while sitting on the hotel veranda and watch the beautiful people walk by. If you can afford the penthouse suite, DO IT!! Breathtaking views across Ocean Drive straight to the ocean from your own rooftop patio, complete with an oversized Hollywood lounger and Hot tub. Overlooking the party scene at the Clevelander hotel, you won't need your I-pod, you've got the best music streaming through your windows, yes, it goes on all day and night, but, you are in South Beach, what do you expect?! Beautiful bathroom with a massive european style soaking tub and separate shower. OH wait, step outside the bathroom door, to another patio overlooking the city and you have yet another outdoor shower...but...leave all your inhibitions inside the room, yes, you can be seen taking a nice, hot shower...but, this is South Beach, what do you expect?! The room is quite lovely...nice, fresh, light and airy, with lots of light coming through the windows. Thanks to the manager and the wonderful staff for a GREAT start to our vacay, can't wait to come back when it's all finished!

  • 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 30, 2011
Dear uniquegetaways,

Thank you for all the great comments, indeed the Penthouse rooms are some of our most popular ones since they do provide you with exclusivity and great views of the Ocean and our neighbouring hotels. I will pass along the feedback to our staff who eagerly awaits your return.

Warm regards,
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Additional Information about Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach

Address: 940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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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