Just arrived back from 5 days in Miami staying at the Beacon. This was part of our honeymoon and when mentioning this at check-in we were upgraded to Ocean view for free and had a bottle of champagne delivered on ice at a time convenient to us (also free). Throughout the stay all members of staff were courteous, warm and welcoming - best of all, it was genuine - not the false 'warm' service often received. The staff on reception would do everything they could to help, offering free bottled water throughout the stay, posting our mail for us and providing information about the area. On the day of checkout we were offered chairs for the beach, water, towels and the use of a shower without having to ask. We even managed to break the iron provided in the room (which, as far as hotel irons go, was very good) and the lady on reception didn't mind at all, nevermind try and charge for it.
Breakfast was served daily downstairs and was of a very high standard compared to that generally found on South Beach.
Reception area, lobby, communal toilets etc all of a very high standard. Room was basic but had everything it needed and was cleaned to a good standard daily. Air conditioning unit was effective.
All in all an excellent stay. The staff and service was, without exageration, the best I have ever experienced - genuine, warm and welcoming.
- 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