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“Sat outside for a meal - did not stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Breakwater South Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #91 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Sat outside for a meal - did not stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were not staying at this hotel, only popped in for a bite to eat. We sat outside on the porch looking out on to Miami Beach. The setting was lovely.
Good menu choice and the food was good. The waiters were attentive, professional and polite

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

For the price, this place screams mediocrity. Pulled up with no valet in site and had to circle the block, 3 times before i could find someone to park my car. Reception was not overly enthusiastic, more like, hmmmm it is 5:30 pm and your room might be ready, let me check with housekeeping. Not a good first impression.

The room itself was sizeable (jr. Suite) and had a real comfy bed. The pool was the size of a sandbox. The resort fee covered wifi, bikes, and long distance calls to anywhere in the world.

We knew it would be loud outside the room and indeed it was, with music going until 4am, garbage trucks at 6am, then the powerwashing of the sidewalks at 8am....all on a Monday night. That said, i had no problem sleeping considering the good meal and drinks consumed prior.

The Breakwater will always have its great location, but the total package is lacking, just average.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We arrived after flying in from Australia. The staff were wonderful, upon finding out it was our Honeymoon, they upgraded us. The room had everything and was perfect for the short stay as we were only there for 2 days. The beach was a short walk and restaurants superb. The only thing to be aware of the the bar next door which plays loud music until very late. It wasn't an issue for us as we were jet lagged but could be a downer for some.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

From the time we pulled up to the front of the hotel, to the next day when we checked out we were very impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff at Hotel Breakwater. The location of the Hotel is perfect if you want to be in the center of all that South Beach has to offer. Our room, and especially the bathroom were very roomy. We did have a problem with one of the shades in our room, and within three minutes of calling the front desk there was a repairman at our door to fix the problem. The only negative thing I could say about this hotel was that the hallway carpets were worn and somewhat dirty. All things considered, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Georgia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed at the Breakwater for three nights while at Miami Beach for a conference. The room was very nice, but "all rooms" only have one king bed, although my boss had reservations that stated double beds in one of the rooms. (The hotel did provide a comfortable cot for no charge.) The room that I stayed in overlooked the Clevelander hotel, which hosted a raucous night club atmosphere until approximately 4:00 am each night. This atmosphere of sleeping was not conducive to early morning meetings, but would be great if you are visiting South Beach for the party atmosphere! Do watch out for the "resort fee," which is a daily $15 fee that includes the not-so "complimentary" wi-fi. We told them at check in that we did not want the "resort fee," but it snuck onto our bills at checkout anyway. All in all, great location for the party atmosphere of South Beach, not so perfect for a work trip!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Fort Washington
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We are due to check-in July 18, 2013. I originally booked Hotel Breakwater through expedia and they are HORRIBLE, they canceled our reservation, re-booked another one, charged our credit card almost $1000.00, it was a huge mess. We called the hotel directly and spoke to Mursc(maybe the spelling of the name is wrong) and I can say this , We are already at ease and looking so forward to our visit just BECAUSE he was the best agent we have dealt with since our yearly trips to South Beach. My husband and I are looking forward to our trip more so now than ever, he answered all my questions and did it with such a awesome attitude. I am sure our trip will be a very great one and if so then starting next year will make Hotel Breakwater our hotel for our yearly vacation

  • Stayed March 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Breakwater for 5 nights for a little get-away and were very pleased with so much. The front desk/reception people (most especially Natalie and Ann) were very accomodating with everything I asked from great restaurants to inquiring about certain areas. I liked how convenient it was to South Point where we would go biking everyday. It was nice having complimentary bike rentals(if you are a hotel guest), and complimentary beach towels and chairs and we also took advantage of the apples in the lobby. The only disturbing thing was the noice with the music at night and also next door to the Cleavander...yikes!! I will definitely go back again, but just request another room in the back!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about 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 #91 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Breakwater South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel 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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