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940 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5013
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 09/15/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/15/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 232 hotels in Miami Beach
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.0
Value
3.7
Travelers' Choice
The Hotel Breakwater, is a fun, bustling and entertaining historic Art Deco hotel located in the heart of South Beach's famous Ocean Drive. The hotel is a non-stop, active delight right in the center of everything that is South Beach. You'll find yourself within walking distance of a wide variety of outdoor cafes serving every style of cuisine imaginable, art galleries, night clubs, the famous Beach, the Versace Mansion, beach front walking, biking and jogging paths, world class events like the Wine and Food Festival, as well as the fabulous shops of Lincoln Road Mall.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Art Deco Style
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish
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Ta A wrote a review Yesterday
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Negative: We were told that they would not let us check in our room UNTIL we posted a positive review on Tripadvisor. We had to sit down in the lobby and write the reviews, then give it to them to read before they would give us our room key. They even took a picture of our review as proof that we indeed posted it. My boyfriend posted the review for us to get the key, but I really didn't appreciate being BULLIED into giving them a positive review. This busts their review to a note that is higher than it should, and Tripadvisor is therefore not an accurate representation of the hotel, which makes me really MAD that they would corrupt their note based on bullying people to post a positive review. Also the room had a extremely strong HUMIDITY odour and there was no way to air the room by opening the window as it was condemned. We asked to switch room. Although the new room was slightly better, the odour was still very significant. Fortunately we spent all day at the beach and all nights in clubs so we spent little time in this horrible odour. The shower and carpet smell dirty and we had 2 cockroaches in the shower when we came in at 2am. Thank god they were babies. We could not reach the wifi when at the pool. The pool is extremely small and the view is nothing like they say it on the website; the view is directly on the restaurant... Positive: The only good thing about this hotel is the location. You just have to cross the street to get to the beach, maybe 5-7 min walk to cross the street and all the sand and be at the water. The hotel is on Ocean Drive so everything is extremely accessible; everything you need to eat and for the nightlife. Be aware that it becomes crowded and noisy until very late. You can hear the nightlife from your room until 2-3 am. The staff (when they do not corrupt you into writing a review) is helpful. Free and fast access to towels, water and information. The housemaids are sweet and obliging.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Oliver A wrote a review Yesterday
Bielsko-Biala, Poland2 contributions
Exceptional hotel and brilliant location! Comfortable and clean room. Kai, Elsa and Shawanda were excellent, nothing was a problem and they were extremely helpful with any query. You get also great discounts in few restaurants around, beach towel, bicycles in perfect conditions. I am extremely happy and will return for sure. Thank you !
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jojo wrote a review Yesterday
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The perfect location if you’re looking into staying close by all the party vibes. Supper clean rooms! Lovely, respectful and very accommodating front desk staff members. Customer service is impeccable. I would and already recommended BREAKWATER HOTEL to all friends and family members. Don’t think twice. This is the place to book and be. Thank you to Kai, Elsa & Shawanda for everything.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Megan B wrote a review Aug 7
Los Angeles2 contributions
The hotel, staff and location are AWESOME. Elsa, Shawanda and Kai took such great care of us. The huge bathrooms with double sink were especially great for our group of three. Chairs and water for the beach were the perfect touch. Loved the heated pool. We’ll be back!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Lorinczi I wrote a review Aug 7
Chiajna, Romania20 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel is very close to the beach, and it is in the middle of the vibe of Miami Beach. The restaurant of the hotel is Cuban style, with good food and friendly staff. The hotel room was very pleasant, large and comfortable. Cleaning services are excellent and we had coffe machine and water in our room. At the front desk we found everything we needed, informations, advise about the area, beach towels…..and friendly smiles. Special thanks to Elsa, Kai and Shawanda!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Valet parking available on the site for 50 dollars daily fee.
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marty7jc wrote a review Aug 7
Cocoa Beach, Florida2 contributions
I loved my room. It is an older hotel so a little air freshener helped, but the room was in the corner and it had two walls of windows with palm trees right outside. Could watch the people go by jogging, walking, riding bikes, and had slight ocean views over the trees. I am so happy I found this place and this room. Restaurants, bars, little convince stores, everything within a minute walking distance. Great for what I wanted from it! From desk girls were great, Elsa and Shawanda.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Get the corner room with partial ocean view
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Caitlyn wrote a review Aug 6
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I arrived a few hours early and Sekene and Shawanda were very accommodating and got me a room well before check-in time. Great customer service. Nice town with a lot of shops and restaurants. Lot of options for things to do.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Verónica A wrote a review Aug 6
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The service was great. Kái,seken and shawanda provided me with great service. Everything was fine, everyone was nice and respectful. I enjoyed my time here and will certainly be back. The location was pretty good so I will be coming back with friends awfully pretty soon. My only concern concern was last night because I couldn't sleep due to the noise across the street from my room location, music playing very loud because as weunderstand it was Friday night and many people go out. Based on the above I would truly appreciate you allow me for a complementary or free late check out at 3pm today because I am flying back to my country tonight and I am very tired. The flight is around 9 hrs and I hardly sleep at airplanes. Expecting your confirmation Best regards Veronica Alaff Room 426
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sebastian S wrote a review Aug 5
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Excellent customer service from Kai, Elsa and Shawanda. We arrived a little early, and were able to get early check in, very convenient. Great amenities, got chairs and towels to go to the beach and the views from the room are just unbeatable. Absolutely will stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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AndyTheDemon wrote a review Aug 4
Vantaa, Finland3 contributions
Hotel has great location for people who wants easy access to beach and all the party life on the beach, rooms are nice and kept clean, if you have mouldy smell in the room check to reception if they can change room for you (staff will help you in everything you you could imagine) shoutout to great receptionists Sekene and Dania very friendly and nice.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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$162 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Breakwater South Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Drive (0.1 miles), Salsa Mia (0.05 miles), and Lummus Park Beach (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don Sombrero Mexican restaurant, Havana Vieja South Beach, and il Pastaiolo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Breakwater South Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Miami Beach.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (3.6 miles), The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (0.9 miles), and Art Deco Historic District (0.05 miles).
Does Hotel Breakwater South Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.