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Essex House
Ranked #50 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good bang for your buck”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Good location, great service, and the in house restaurant was also good. Of the four nights we stayed there, three of them I woke up to someone either throwing up, fighting, or screaming in another room or in the hallway. Thin walls are an understatement. Otherwise the hotel service is really the highlight. Very helpful and friendly staff with tons of recommendations.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is right in the action and as such is a little noisey. Southbeach as a whole is busy and noisey which we had not appreciated. Staff acted quickly when we complained about our neighbours playing very loud music in the early hours. They also moved us when another issue arose. They were very friendly and helpful overall
Rooms are good with comfy beds
Pool nice and bar staff are great
Only saw the free afternoon drinks on one five days we were there and never saw the free breakfast?!?
This hotel is good value for money and has exceptional staff if you don't mind some noise you are in a central location
Free towels for beach and free wi if was also excellent

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Metropolis
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Essex house just one night, before we left on a cruise. We had never been to Miami and wanted to experience South Beach. After reviewing many hotels on TripAdvisor we decided to go with Essex house. Yes, it is an older hotel and yes, the rooms and bathrooms are small. However, it is in an excellent location and the staff were always friendly and helpful. With the hotel not being on Ocean Drive, we did not have to worry about the noise and were able to sleep just fine. For us, we did not spend much time in the room, so the size did not bother us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elba, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at the Essex House for 4 nights for our first time in South Beach. The location is perfect if you want to be right in the center of the action on SoBe. The spot is however pretty quiet when compared to other Hotels right on Ocean Dr (EH is on Collins). It is connected to the Clevelander, which is party central and you get access to their amenities for staying at the Essex House. The staff was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed... very accommodating. Happy Hour at 4:30 weekdays with free Sushi and Beer/WIne... we hit this up every day. Great restaurant in the hotel (Zen Sai) which we tried twice and both times was great. I would recommend this spot for anyone looking to visit SoBe.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Had some issues with my room on the first night, they upgraded it without hassle and treated us very well at their Clevelander next door! Staffs were very friendly and helpful. What else can you ask for on holiday but to be treated like VIPs? :) -AY

  • Stayed April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, the locations is superb, very close to the beach, restaurants, shops and Walgreen's. The staff is friendly. There is complementary breakfast everyday from 7-10, but you gotta make sure you get there early, otherwise you'll be left with nothing. (They don't refill the trays). Breakfast includes, tea, coffee, orange juice, fruits, yogurt, muffins, croissant, and jam. There is also a happy hour from 4:30- 5:30 with free sushi, wine and beer, which we missed every single day. The rooms are of a decent size and clean. We had booked the queen room, however there is no safe or refrigerator in the room, which was disappointing. However, there is a safe in the lobby where you can store your stuff. They will provide free towels for beach which was nice. The Clevelander is right across from the hotel and you'll get free passes for their night club. We did try the Zen-Sai restaurant in the hotel one night. You'll receive a 30% discount for dinner if you spend less than $200. The food is absolutely delicious, but is very pricey and the portions are tapas size. The pool is very small and only open till 5 pm. Be aware that the hotel staff may tell you they have discount tickets for the red touring bus, ($30 instead of the regular $39 for the city and beach loop), but they actually don't. We bought our tickets from the concierge for $30, but ended up paying the whole price at the bus station, as the touring company said they don't have any connections with any hotels! Overall we did enjoy our stay, and it's a great location if you want to stay in south beach.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

had a decent stay at essex house, location is good and right in the middle of things although a little far down collins for my liking. the hotel is reasonable although the rooms are not very modern. there are few facilities although the attached japanese restuarant has some great sake.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Essex House

Property: Essex House
Address: 1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#47 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Essex House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Essex House is an award-winning South Beach hotel in the Miami Beach Art Deco District. Surrounded by nightclubs, cafes and designer boutiques, Essex House is an Art Deco landmark property in the heart of South Beach. The hotel features 70 rooms including 14 luxurious suites to help you leave all of your stress behind. Your stay includes complimentary continental breakfast, a daily happy hour at Zen Sai Restaurant, and access to the nightlife at our sister property, Clevelander South Beach, located just steps away on Ocean Drive. Essex House Hotel is the perfect choice when you want the best of all worlds. ... more   less 
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