I wanted to take my wife ti South Beach because she has always wanted to go and I used to live there, so I felt that this would be a perfect location for an Anniversary. Although we are pregnant and not able to fully hit the night life scene, we still had an amazing time! I chose the Beacon hotel for a number of reasons. First, it is in the group of most photographed hotels in the Art Deco hotel strip along Ocean Drive. Second, it is just a few steps to the beach and all entertainment. Beacon hotel is right across the street from the beach.
The Place restaurant is downstairs and attached to the hotel. You get a complimentary breakfast every morning, but it's not like what you think....2 eggs breakfast, ham and cheese omelette, spinach and cheese omelette, waffles, french toast, OJ, coffee......I mean it's a full on breakfast! The staff at the restaurant is great.
The hotel staff was wonderful!!! They remember who you are and what room you are in. Although it is not a huge hotel, there is so much action all around you. The movie Scarface was filmed in the Beacon Hotel and right next door, as well as many other locations throughout Miami and Miami Beach.
You can expect a very cute yet beautiful hotel because it is a historic building with a lot of charm. It is older so don't expect it to be like the Ritz Carlton or the Sheraton Hotels. However you can expect it to be clean, cute, accommodating, and friendly. Because this hotel is not right on the water, don't expect it to be like looking out of your window on a cruise ship. Plan a trip to Key West at the front desk, or any other excursions you may want to do.
My wife and I were there from Sept. 24th through Oct. 1st 2011. We would definitely return to Beacon, and suggest it to anyone looking to experience what South Beach is all about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beacon Hotel is a gem among boutique South Beach hotels in Miami. Besides its premium location right in the center of Ocean Drive, and beautifully remodeled rooms and lobby, the Beacon gives you South Beach how it is meant to be experienced. Here, you have direct access to seven miles of sand and surf, unrivaled nightlife, premier shopping and dining. Enjoy infinite views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and historical sherbet-colored Art Deco architecture on the other. Be it honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic beach getaway, this historical oceanfront boutique hotel is a haven for a perfect romantic vacation. Beacon Hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary beach towels and beach chairs in the room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hotel Miami Beach
- Beacon Miami Beach