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The Savoy Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   425 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #29 of 204 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Enjoyed our brief visit to the Savoy. Location is great - just south of 5th street which makes it walkable to the lively areas of South Beach - 9-11th streets but is also one of the only hotels actually on the beach!

Old style charm hotel, we had a pool view suite which looked recently renovated. Nice views of the ocean and pool. Small kitchen area with fridge for drinks. Resort fee of $15 plus taxes daily which gives you beach towels, wifi and newspaper.

Beach area not too busy and guaranteed loungers. Pool area nice. Staff pleasant.

Why not 5 stars? Gym is pretty basic to say the least and even taking into account the cost of SoBe hotels, difficult to justify a £300 per night price tag!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

There are times when things don't go as you hoped, and sometimes they turn out for the best. Our stay at the Savoy Hotel came entirely by force of circumstances - we had initially booked into the King & Grove for 4 nights, but it didn't quite live up to our expectations, so we decided to leave after the first night and needed to find an alternative place to stay - and quickly. The choice to stay at the Savoy was the result of some extensive, on the ground research of all hotels on South Beach - we literally scoured them all by foot and examining the facilities in the flesh. In most cases, we were let down by the pool / outdoor facilities - undersized and overcrowded - and in the middle of a noisy neighbourhood.

The Savoy has the best infrastructure of any hotel we saw on South Beach. We strolled into the main lobby at around 9 pm, and inquired at reception for room availability for the next 3 nights. A friendly man named Immer checked the room list and advised that a pool view suite was available. We asked whether it would be possible to view, and he obliged asking one of his colleagues to accompany us. The room was in the same building as reception, and although nicely laid out, we weren't too keen as it had only a queen size bed. We returned to see Immer and asked him whether this was the only room he could offer, or if there are any others, even if it meant paying a bit more. Luckily, there were 2 one-bedroom oceanfront bedroom suites that would become available, however as they were both occupied, we wouldn't be able to view them. Immer nevertheless assured us that we wouldn't be disappointed. We then asked if we could have a look around the hotel to think it over. Stepping out onto the pool area, despite the relative darkness, sealed the deal. Following a rather stressful afternoon of hotel searching, we couldn't believe how quiet it was outside - not the sound of music or cars constantly whizzing by. There was not one, but in fact 2 decent size pools and so many sun loungers, which assured us it wouldn't get too crowded. It was a place of peace and tranquility.

We booked the following 3 nights, and our stay at the Savoy was just fantastic. The ocean front suite was spacious, with a separate TV/lounge area, a kitchenette with a dining table and large bed. The balcony provided a lovely view of the ocean, as well as the pool area. The bathroom, although perhaps not fitted to the highest standard, was nevertheless spotless, and I really liked the walk-in shower. Not only do you have access to a generous pool area, which never ever felt crowded during the entire duration of our stay, but also are within seconds away from the beautiful beach via the hotel's private access gates. South Beach's ample shops, bars and restaurants are literally at your doorstep.

There is a gym by the pool and also a restaurant in the hotel, although we didn't have a sit-down meal. We ordered the food by the pool and unfortunately, the hotel doesn't provide proper table service, but instead the pool attendants will deliver these in plastic bags, in plastic packaging and plastic cutlery, generating unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly waste. There are other areas that require attention and upgrade - from the dated sun loungers, the showers by the pool and in the gym, which don't give out hot water (we used these to get ready on our last day), to the entrance lobby lacking a welcoming feel. The hotel would also benefit from having a spa, as the surrounding lends itself perfectly.

However, these are finer touches, and by no means take away from the fact that the Savoy should be your default location in South Beach. It has an enviable location, a really unique infrastructure unmatched by any other property we've seen as well as generously proportioned and well-appointed rooms. You are within the heart of the action, but yet have the assurance of being in a relaxing, peaceful and restful environment.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheSavoyHotelCares, Director of Sales at The Savoy Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear minlondon,

We are so happy to chose The Savoy Hotel to "rescue" you from a poor hotel experience in the area. We are glad you enjoyed our Ocean View Suites, which have some of the most gorgeous views in all of South Beach!

We do hope you will choose us as your home away from home for future Miami-area stays.

See you soon!

Francine - Director of Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

In March, my wife and I stayed at The Savoy, a real gem on Ocean Ave in South Beach on the quiet stretch just below 5th. Decent interior courtyard with sitting areas, small pools, lounge decks with terrific views of the beach and ocean only 50 yards away. Older establishment, no flash, but it's wonderful to walk out Savoy's back gate directly to the beach. Best rooms (also most expensive) are "Ocean View suites" on 2nd and 3rd floors. Decent breakfast (good choice, reasonably priced but not included in the room rate). Staff were very helpful.

  • 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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TheSavoyHotelCares, Director of Sales at The Savoy Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear TravelSpouse,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful experience overall, here at The Savoy Hotel.

We look forward to having you as our guest once again!

Yours in Hospitality,
Francine - Director of Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

This trip was my first time to Miami, and
The Savoy exceeded all of my expectations! The rooms were large, very clean, and perfect for a large group. The location is perfect, being right on the beach and the strip. You would think it would be really loud being right on the strip but it was very relaxing, but also very close to the party scene. The staff was so nice and helped with anything we needed. The pool area is great and the staff is always present outside, making sure each guest is taken care of.
If you go to South Beach you must stay at The Savoy. You will not find better a staff, hotel or location!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I had never been to Miami before and stayed at this place for a night with my friends. Absolutely the best service I have received anywhere! Beautiful view, great pool area, and the room was perfect! Usually places see a group of college girls and roll their eyes, but we were treated with the utmost respect. The room was beautiful and so much bigger than expected. We had a great time at this place and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheSavoyHotelCares, Director of Sales at The Savoy Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Emily526,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your first visit to Miami, and that we were able to have you as our guest!

We hope you have you and your friends return once again to experience all that we have to offer and also to create more Spring Break memories :-)

Take care & hope to see you again soon....
Francine - Director of Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed at the Savoy last summer (June 2012) and absolutely loved it! 1 word.. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! Granted, the hotel is a little dated, but they clearly make up for it with price, friendliness and location. Me and 2 buddies stayed and the rooms easily accommodated all 3 of us. The fact that it's right on the beach was what set it over the top. Will definitely be staying here again on future trips

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The service at this hotel is beyond amazing!!!!!! the location is great it's right on ocean drive an has its own entrance to the beach with a beach butler it doesn't get any better than that and might I add they have two pools the staff is warm and inviting and the rooms are cozy as ever and very spacious you can't lose with this hotel me and my husband stay at the savoy every July because its just a wonderful place to relax and vacation in my honest opinion The Savoy Hotel is south beach !!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheSavoyHotelCares, Director of Sales at The Savoy Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Ladypearl 776,

Thank you for your 5-star review! We are delighted that you had the opportunity to experience our excellent service, awesome location and had an overall fantastic experience!

We hope to welcome you back once again this summer, so you can see the remarkable improvements we have made throughout the property!

Yours in Hospitality,
Francine - Director of Sales & Marketing
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Additional Information about The Savoy Hotel

Address: 425 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Savoy Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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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Savoy Hotel Miami Beach
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