We spent the weekend in South Beach recently and booked The Essex House after having walked through it on an earlier trip. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly by every staff member we saw. The front desk staff were very nice and upgraded us to a suite (we had booked a king room). Our room was very large with a sitting area which was nice. After we discovered that the air conditioning wasn't working well in our room, we were immediately moved to a new suite. There is a complimentary guest happy hour in the bar from 4:30-5:30 every day - go early! They offer free sushi and other appetizers but when they run out, they run out. They also have drink and appetizers specials during happy hour which is from 4:00-7:00 every evening. The bartenders are AMAZING! Julio, Jose and Kevin all go out of their way to make happy hour HAPPY. They're great guys and we really enjoyed hanging out in the bar with them. There are a lot of great places to eat within a short walk. For good lattes and Italian coffee, try Pinocchio on 8th Street which is just 2 blocks away. And for great Cuban food, go to Puerto Sagua which is 3 or 4 blocks up Collins Avenue (towards 5th Avenue). Oh and another plus...the front desk has free bottled waters and beach towels for hotel guests, you just have to ask. I'd definitely stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Essex House Hotel Miami Beach
- Essex Hotel Miami Beach
- Essex House Hotel South Beach
- Essex Miami Beach