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400 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6614
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#45 of 232 hotels in Miami Beach
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4.5
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4.3
Value
4.2
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The Local House is just steps from the beach, offering a personalized and casually sophisticated vacation getaway. The hotel offers 18 modern rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge area with ocean and skyline views, and an indoor/outdoor restaurant, popular for eclectic seafood dishes. Perfectly situated on the southern end of South Beach, in the chic SoFi neighborhood, Sense Beach House provides what South Beach has been missing – a true beach escape.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Patio
Highchairs available
Rooftop terrace
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Nightclub / DJ
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Serbian
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Beached-Taco wrote a review Aug 2
Sydney, Australia490 contributions86 helpful votes
Great little place with very good food and great service. We went there for breakfast and lunch. O had the local breakfast. The eggs Benedict and the he cheese burger. They were all great. Barman was great. Made me a nice Bloody Mary. I’d highly recommend a visit
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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RasserH wrote a review Jul 2022
Naxos, Greece31 contributions26 helpful votes
Location is great and close to the beach, small and cosy hotel with nice staff. Rooms are nice, but a bit worn down, esepcially the bathroom. Checkin and out was easy and convenient. Nice small bar and restaurant. A bit pricey, like everything in South Beach....
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Justin B wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed in room 18, which was in the back of the hotel o floor 3. The room was very spacious with a good bit of storage. The bed was firm, but nice. We appreciated the safe and the mini-fridge. The Wi-Fi worked great the whole time we were there. Since we were on the corner, we had a balcony off of the bathroom as well as the bedroom. The bedroom balcony had the partial ocean view. Be aware that due to the building across the street, you will only ever have a partial view. The upstairs pool and lounge area was very nice. The staff in the hotel side and the restaurant were all very nice. The best parts of this hotel are the location and the rooftop pool. It was also a surprise to us that 2 beach chairs and an umbrella were provided in our room. The pool area is somewhat small, but is never overrun since there are only 18 rooms. It is great that you are only a few blocks from the Ocean Drive strip and all that it has to offer. To the south is South Pointe Park which has great atmosphere leading up to sunset. My only negatives are that the hallway was very dim like a spa, and the elevator could be very slow.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The full ocean view room has a larger balcony and is closest to the beach, but the view of the...
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Frank J wrote a review Apr 2022
Williamsport, Maryland18 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a great experience at the Local House, we traveled here during Miami Music Week. First off, the hotel didn’t price gouge like most of the other hotels. The staff are very welcoming and accommodating. The front desk manager was top notch and made our stay memorable. The rooms are sound proof from loud nightly noise or Ocean Dr. The beds are very comfortable and our rooms were cleaned daily. The rooms also had a mini fridge, beach bags, beach chairs & an umbrella. It was about a 3-5 minute walk to a beautiful part of the beach. You get a discount at their popular restaurant too which was very nice. Thank you to everyone at the Local House for doing such a good job during such a busy week. We will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gally Threepwood wrote a review Apr 2022
Otley, United Kingdom15 contributions
Two-night stay to help recover from flight from the UK. We arrived VERY late, but a member of staff sleepily appeared (presumably from her home!) to let us in (at the cost of a late check-in fee). Had a family room with partial view of the Ocean. Room was clean and well specc'd, bathroom was great. Maids were friendly and helpful. It is a restaurant/bar with rooms rather than a hotel, so don't expect room service or constant concierge. But the restaurant is great, very nice for breakfast (very popular), with excellent service. And it's only two minutes from the beach. Spent an afternoon by the pool, alone but for another couple. Bliss.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Colleen C wrote a review Apr 2022
Hamburg, New Jersey25 contributions17 helpful votes
I really liked this hotel. It’s location is great - a block of a nice beach access, quiet neighborhood three blocks from the non stop party that is the Art Deco district. Restaurant located downstairs is a great place for drinks, breakfast etc. What would make me love it was some improvements to the pool area. There are not enough loungers. They have a dry bar that is not staffed, so you have to go downstairs to get drinks poolside. There is couches and tables set up there that art not being utilized. It would make more sense to fill it with more lounge chairs, get rid of the bar, and extend room service to the pool. My 2 cents.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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shannonmc87 wrote a review Mar 2022
Akron, Ohio6 contributions
Hotel was clean and staff was wonderful and friendly. Only 2 things I wasn't crazy about. I got there early due to my flight, and although I knew my room wouldn't be ready, I didn't expect luggage to just be left sitting in the lobby area where anyone could get at it. While I left for a bit to go grab a bite to eat, I had to dig through my luggage before I left to grab my valuables. I would hope the hotel would at least consider a locked closet somewhere to store luggage for guests. I do recommend the Key Lime French toast for brunch. It was utterly amazing!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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BobHandTV wrote a review Mar 2022
New York City, New York138 contributions54 helpful votes
Food is amazing here for Breakfast. Amazing Coffee. Amazing Crab Cake Benedict or Seafood Scramble. Really great ambience sitting outside. Service is also excellent but can be slow. Went with 6 people and everything was great - I would strongly suggest getting anything with seafood and eggs.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jeffrey H wrote a review Mar 2022
Bangor, Maine24 contributions8 helpful votes
Believe everything you read from other reviews about the room, the location and the staff. All great. It's expensive staying anywhere decent in South Miami, but here you are paying for a great boutique hotel with breakfast included. Other reviews may have mentioned the coffee, which is Julius Meinl. But it helps that it's served with the help of a pro coffee machine run by an expert. This was the best coffee on an entire vacation in Florida. If I was out for a walk on South Beach, I'd seriously stop just for that. The only downside to this place is that some of the breakfast items were cooked early in the morning, a common practice, but the restaurant does not seem to have a very good warmer. However the coffee and excellent home fries recipe made up for it. Noise can be an issue in this very busy part of Miami, but this is a pretty good spot for that, it just has regular city traffic, there are no booming clubs super close. The doors to the rooms are average, so if anyone else on your floor arrives back at the hotel at a late hour, talking up a storm...well..you may hear that. But that can happen pretty much anywhere I suppose. The rooftop pool may be a bit chilly for people from the warmer states, but for us, it was perfect, we had the entire roof to ourselves, with local beer that is just an elevator ride away. Pretty great, we may well be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Szymon S wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed here 11 days. It is a nicely disgned hotel. Rooms are specious. Restaurant food is really good and service is super as well. We definitiely recommed going here. Beach is closed by as well. Just a great atmosphere stayinng there
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Date of stay: March 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$241 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sense south beach miami
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sense Beach House
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaMiami BeachSouth Pointe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Local House
Which popular attractions are close to The Local House?
Nearby attractions include Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU (0.1 miles), STORY Nightclub (0.2 miles), and Ted's Hideaway (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Local House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Local House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Local House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Local House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Local House?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Ventana Colombian Restaurant, On Ocean 7 Cafe, and Mama's Tacos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Local House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Local House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Local House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Serbian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Local House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (3.6 miles), The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (1.3 miles), and Art Deco Historic District (0.5 miles).
Does The Local House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.