Having never been to South Beach, my husband and I relied on advice from other reviewers to choose our hotel – and were thrilled with the decision to spend our first anniversary at the Savoy.
It truly is what other reviewers said: clean, a great value compared to other SoBe hotels, historic, and newly renovated/beautifully maintained. We chose a standard pool view and I requested a balcony and king bed when making the reservation. They were able to honor the request. Our room was in the north building on the third floor, had a very spacious bedroom (GREAT bed), a fully renovated and large bathroom with lots of shelving and good water pressure, and a living area with a second flat-screen TV, pull-out sofa, refrigerator, microwave, and a second closet. We had two balconies overlooking the pool and a partial view of the ocean. Gorgeous.
Location: We could not have picked a better location for our South Beach stay. The strip of restaurants and bars begins at 5th street, and we were able to walk everywhere. We were able to see all of Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road Mall, Collins Ave, South Pointe Park, and more just on foot. Surprisingly (and fortunately), the Savoy’s location between 4th and 5th streets really is far enough away to avoid the late-night noise. Once inside our room, we didn’t hear a peep from outside. Then again, we stayed Monday-Friday. I imagine it can get a lot louder on the weekends. Even the Savoy’s beach felt like a retreat from the loud public beaches just slightly further north. It was quieter and less crowded, but plenty close enough to experience the culture.
A few random observations… The Savoy’s workout room has 4 or 5 machines and some free weights. Though we never found it crowded, I recommend taking advantage of the path behind the hotel. If you follow it south it will lead you directly to South Pointe Park, which has a large marina, some great restaurants and a scenic view of Miami. The hotel restaurant was convenient and delicious but expensive. The service was outstanding.
Overall, the Savoy and its ideal location exceeded our expectations. We will absolutely return.
Tip: after a conversation with the hotel manager, we learned that spring and Thanksgiving are great times to visit if you're looking for a good value, and booking rooms directly through the hotel will get you the best rate!
- 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