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Beacon Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #28 of 204 Hotels in Miami Beach
Bath, UK
1 review
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“Excellent customer service, great location! Would go again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I visited the Beacon at the beginning of October 2013 with my sister and we were both very impressed. The reception area and room were both very well looked after, clean and modern, and, despite having one of the more modest rooms, it was bright and spacious and the facilities were just fine. The bed was comfortable and, we thought, quite new, and the shower was good - the two main things we all look for in hotel rooms!
My sister and I are in our twenties and therefore wanted a fun, lively holiday with good access to the beach, and the Beacon was absolutely perfect for this! The hotel is across the road from South Beach (which, by the way, is gorgeous!) and on the main strip so, as soon as you leave the front door of The Beacon you have plenty of restaurants and bars on your doorstep. Nightclubs such as LIV and Mansion are just a short taxi ride away - I think the fare to LIV was only $11, so not too awful!
Finally, the staff were absolutely perfect - all you could ask for, and the main reason we loved The Beacon! There was nothing that was too much trouble for them, and we felt welcome every time we walked into reception. We cannot commend them highly enough :)
All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel and this area of South Beach, and would certainly visit again - we love Miami!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeaconSoBe, General Manager at Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Greetings!!

Thank you so much for your stay! We are happy to hear of your wonderful experience in Miami. Know that it was a pleasure having both your sister and yourself stay with us. We hope to see you back sometime in the future!

Kind Regards,

Elvis Taylor
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed one night at the Beacon Hotel! This hotel is great, it is in the heart of South Beach! You can walk to everything the beach, the bars, the restaurants & Starbucks! Breakfast & coffee awaits you in the morning! Plus, we arrived early and we were able to check in right away to a beautiful corner room that overlooked the Palm trees & beach! Room was very clean & big! Will be back! Janis O

Room Tip: We were on the top floor, corner unit, it was perfect the view was amazing!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I had never been to South Beach, and had no idea what to expect. We enjoyed 4 wonderful days at the Beacon Hotel. Although the room and its bath were small, without a lot of amenities, it was perfect since we did not plan on spending a lot of time in the room. It was clean, bright and quiet, with a very comfortable bed and a decent sized closet. Lots of hot water, big bath towels, nice bathrobes and plenty of beach towels. Maid service was great. The front desk staff were so gracious and helpful, especially Alex, and the car valet service was very convenient. I don’t know where they parked the car, but it always arrived quickly and in good condition. Not that you need a car for South Beach, but we planned day trips around the area. The hotel is right across from the beach, and near lots of clubs and restaurants. Very charming hotel!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We just returned from a delightful stay at the Beacon Hotel in South Beach. It is a small Art Deco restored hotel right in the middle of the action and across the street from the beach. The staff could not have been any more accommodating...from check in to valet service for the car, to just about anything you asked of them, they were gracious and so helpful. They even supply chairs and beach towels for the beach that is just steps away from the hotel. The rooms are renovated and the beds are comfy. If you stay in the back of the hotel, the rooms are very quiet and you would never realize the noise of South Beach happening right outside the hotel doors. They also provide soft robes , which is such a nice touch for a most reasonably priced hotel in that area. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: For a quiet night, pick an upper level room towards the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Me and my husband stayed at the hotel this past Halloween, we only had one night at south beach before getting on a cruise so we wanted to be in the heart of it all to take advantage of it. What a great experience! I bought a groupon and it was just perfect. The hotel is just a few steps from the beach, right in the heart of miami beach. The room was just as pictured, just perfect for the two of us, but what was really remarkable was the service. We arrived very early in the morning (around 8 AM) and we were afraid that we were going to need to wait outside until 3 pm (check-in time) to our pleasant surprise our room was already ready at that time and even better, before going to the room they provided free breakfast that was delicious including fresh squeezed orange juice! Front desk staff was so helpful (I think his name was Reynaldo) and pleasant to talk to, some of the staff were wearing costumes which made everything more fun. During our departure, Julio called a cab for us before we even asked which made things even easier. At check-out they even offered for us to return to the hotel for the few hours we had to wait between our disembarkation from the cruise and our plane departure.

I couldn't think of a better place to stay at Miami Beach. I very highly recommend the Beacon Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed from the 2nd nov until 7th great hotel couldnt do enough for us. not against the hotel at all as all or the same in south beach you have to expect it the meals and drinks are a LOT of money looking 25 dollers for a normal martini glass size cocktail again nothing against the hotel just letting you know

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Room fresh just like the pictures on the website, ATM in Hotel, Smart 1950's decor in reception area, modern bedrooms, Large comfortable bed, small toilet although this is not important to me. Shower room available if your on a late flight and locked safe room from luggage.

Room Tip: Great air conditioning. Great shops near by also.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beacon Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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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