We stayed at the Savoy in South Beach for 3 nights, arriving on Christmas Day. There were some logistics to be sorted out on the first day for the 2 rooms we reserved about 4 months prior. The holiday may have been a contributing factor but the staff made great efforts to fix things that were not as we expected.
The hotel is well located. We didn't touch our car throughout our stay, walking to a variety of restaurants that were within a few blocks. (We went to News Cafe twice during our stay for Excellent breakfast/lunch- about 4 blocks away)
The hotel has 2 buildings. Both were built in the 30's and have been condo at various times during the Savoy's history. The room configurations are different but many are large (separate bedroom and living room area, like a typical one bedroom apartment)There is a kitchen area in many with decent size fridge (for hotel) and microwave ovens. Many (empty) cabinets. The decor is Art Deco in places, somewhat shabby other places.
The showers have fair pressure and good range of temps, once you figure out how to use them- some seem like combination lock to operate but if you adjust a bit (or ask staff for guidance) a decent shower can be had.
Overall, the Savoy has a Very personal feel. We learned names of many of the staff people in our three days (not the typical case in bigger hotels) Paula & Richard were helpful at the front desk. Berney (?sp)- she makes great frozen drinks. Sergio was attentive as a beach chair handler & Jessela (?sp) made us feel like VIPs on the beach, serving cocktails & lunch.
Carlos, the room manager, showed that he really cared that we leave the hotel with a positive impression. He stood behind those words, effectively ironing out our minor concerns. Carlos is a major reason to consider the Savoy for your next visit to South Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sophisticated Choice Among Resort Hotels on South Beach Miami...One of the only resort hotels on Ocean Drive located directly on the sand with private beach access, the chic Savoy Hotel South Beach Miami is a 75-suite resort without peer on America's sun-drenched Riviera - South Miami Beach's Art Deco District. Prepare for the Savoy Hotel to awaken your senses!The Savoy offers spacious one and two bedroom suites with beach, pool and Ocean Drive views, only steps away from breezy al fresco cafes, hip boutique shopping, and sizzling nightlife - all with the unmistakable flavor of Miami's multi-cultural South Beach. Setting The Savoy apart is our incredible location and generous amenities, unlike any other on Ocean Drive. At a lush 2-acre expanse of tropical paradise from street to beach, our guests can enjoy commanding beach views from en-suite balconies, sun bathe poolside, and enjoy private access to the sands of beautiful South Beach. Only at the Savoy Hotel South Beach Miami. With its ocean Views, chic decor and Art Deco feeling, The Savoy Hotel is the perfect location to celebrate your Special Day. The Savoy offers a variety of settings for you to choose from. Two sundecks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Terrace restaurant with views of our two tropical pools, and our main Ballroom which overlooks Ocean Drive. From an intimate ceremony of 20 guests to a more lavish party of 125, The Savoy will make this day the most memorable yet for you and your guests! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savoy Hotel Miami Beach
- Savoy Resort Miami Beach