This is a great hotel - the Rooftop Suites offer fabulous space to spread out and relax during the day, and the hot tub to enjoy when the sun goes down. It's nice having somewhere semi-private to sunbathe, though the ocean views aren't anything to write home about (at least not from PH #1 where I stayed). They call it 'partial' view for a reason!
The rooms are satisfactory, and the bathrooms exceptional. Front Porch Cafe is great to eat in (though hopeless at room service, you could end up with anything - IF they pick up the phone), and the location can't be beaten.
I stayed at this hotel as part of a long trip following stays at the Mondrian and the Standard, which are infinitely cooler but don't offer the same personal space and location. It's really about deciding what drives you more - a cool scene, a full-scale spa, or privacy & personal luxury? Z Ocean suited me, and I'm due to return there shortly for another 8-day stay - it's a good way to start or end a trip when you just want to relax. I'm using it as a pre-Basel warm-up, to get a tan and relax privately before moving to the Shore Club where the party scene will no doubt be more 'ramped up' than here during Art Basel.
I'd definitely recommend this to the more sophisticated traveller who appreciates peace and quiet, private space, fantastic bathrooms with top-of-the-line shower, but still wants to be within footsteps of the action.
I would recommend everyone here books either the Rooftop or lanai suites - I can't see the point of choosing a private, quiet hotel like this unless you go for one of those.
The lady who cleans the top floor is exceptionally friendly and even asked me if she could get me anything when I spent the last day of my stay suffering with flu. She's very sweet and attentive, and I hope she's still in situ when I return next week!
- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Crowne Plaza
- De Soleil South Beach
- Vincci South Beach
- Regent South Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience true luxury at our Miami Beach resort, Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. Offering much more than other suite resorts in Miami Beach, Florida, Z Ocean Hotel is ideal for your escape to SoBe. ... more less
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