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“Perfect hotel for Miami Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel

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Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1817 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #71 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Brussels, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel for Miami Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel within walking distance of Ocean Drive is the perfect hide-away when visiting Miami Beach. It consists of three Art Deco buildings around a swimming pool that can sometimes be a bit noisy in the day. The rooms are clean and large and have excellent wifi coverage. We had a room that was fitted for disabled persons, the downside being that you could not shower without flooding the bathroom. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is no free parking space in the area. The hotel has a valet parking service that works just fine but is expensive at 30 dollar/24 hours.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recent reviews that all mention the friendly and helpful staff are spot on. The hotel is kept very clean and tidy - all day. The free wifi is fast. Make sure you look out for happy-hour in the bar and try one of the many cocktails or ice-cold beers.

The Pestana is within easy walking distance of the beach, the Lincoln Road Mall, and the restaurants on Washington Avenue. Try the Ocean Deli around the corner at 20th and Liberty Avenue, and the Deco Bike hire on 17th Street near the beach.

For breakfast, we'd suggest not having it in the hotel every day of your stay, try the many choices nearby.

The Pestana's a relatively small hotel and we chose it because it looked like it would be more fun than the larger hotels in Miami Beach - we chose well ! Enjoy !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very friendly staff, a clean room, a nice pool and within easy walking distance of Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road. Our only quibble was $30 a night for parking but perhaps that just reflects parking prices in South Beach and they did wash the car for us

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hotelgood because of the staff working on it. All are extremely attentive. The facilities are also good but needs minor changes such as noise, but the rooms are large and welcoming. The breakfast is American standard. We could have better options for dinner and a more extended time there since 20:30 closes the service. The beach service is paid $ 20.00 per two chairs.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for my birthday July 4 - July 6, 2014. The staff were friendly, the rooms were beautiful and also clean. We loved the location because it was close to the beach and shopping. It was just an awesome experience and the hotel layout is simply beautiful.... from the modern decor of the sitting areas in the front and back of the hotel, the main lobby, the bar and pool it was just simply lovely. I am so glad that we took a chance and made this our hotel choice of stay. I would like to thank everyone from the front desk to the cleaning staff.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After a two week stay at the Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, we could not have asked for anymore with regards to staff service and hotel qualities. Very modern hotel with a fantastic atmosphere and buzz about the place. A special thank you goes out to Endri, Steven, Moises and Andre for there superb hospitality and there extra efforts to make our holiday as great as it was. The only addition I would suggest would be for the hotel to install a fitness suite. Thanks again for a great vacation!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I loved my stay at the Pestana South Beach. The hotel is in a great location close to all of the shops and restaurants downtown as well as the beach. The staff were by far the friendliest and most helpful hotel staff I have ever encountered. They always smiled and greeted us and gave us good advice one places to eat, see and things to do. The pool was beautiful and the staff at the mermaid cafe were exceptionally kind and did everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Endri K was especially helpful to make sure I got to watch my world cup match and that my friends and I had an amazing stay. I loved everything about the Pestana South Beach and would go back in a heart beat.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel

Address: 1817 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It has 97 rooms and suites, plus 2 luxurious 2-bedroom apartments. Its charming central courtyard with pool and the Mermaid Bar & Bistrot, are perfect to relax and enjoy what South Beach has to offer. Few hotels in Miami are so well integrated with the main business and leisure areas of Miami. Just a couple of minutes from the hotel you will find Ocean Drive (ocean promenade) and also the amazing South Beach, with calm and crystal clear waters. Nearby you can also visit the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Miami Beach Golf Club and Lincoln Road, a true open-air shopping center, with a huge variety of restaurants and shops. Miami is a cosmopolitan city, glamorous, full of life and entertainment, besides being the financial center of Latin America. Today South Beach is the cultural heart of Miami, where you will find the most famous beaches, the hottest nightlife and the best shops and restaurants, plus the Art Deco Historial District. ... more   less 
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