We couldn't believe the quality of this hotel, or lack thereof. We booked this hotel based on the reviews on trip advisor. We were shocked to find a different story when we arrived.
The hotel has an institutional feel to it as if we were being committed somewhere. The front desk clerks were very nice and professional, but the lobby was depressing.
As we walked to our room, we were literally blown away by the AC being cranked in the hallway. While there were very cool vintage posters on the wall, the rug smelled terribly and we couldn't tell whether the video surveillance cameras were for our safety or whether the hotel was simply not that safe.
Our room was massive and would have been perfect for a family. There was a separate tv room, huge bedroom, massive walk in closet, and clean bathroom. I could easily see a family of six staying in this one room.
On the flip side, the room was depressing. The thermostat didn't work well. We'd turn it off and it would continue going for over 1/2 hour. It also took 5 minutes of letting the water run from the bathroom faucet before it got hot.
There were doors to a gray deck area loaded with A/C units. The doors let lots of light in but were locked from the inside which was strange since the outside had bolts which looked like they could be turned and opened from the outside if needed.
The location of the hotel was good depending on what you're looking for. Ocean ave is just outside where you there are lots of restaurants on the strip. And while there are some great high end and highly recommended restaurants south of the hotel, the neighborhoods quickly become sketchy at best.
The pool area was okay, but like the rest of the hotel, pretty depressing.
But the worst part of the hotel was how easy it was for us to hear everything happening in the rooms around and above us. We hear people wheeling their roller board suitcases around, tvs playing, and people talking. This meant that we had remarkably little sleep considering the people who came back to their rooms early in the morning.
I won't ever go back to this hotel and can't recommend it fairly to other people looking to stay at a nice hotel. For the same money, you can stay at the Raleigh up the street and have a better pool, cooler rooms, nicer staff, and better location.
- 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