My fiancee and I spend 4 night at The Tides in July, 2011. I am late in getting this review out. The is a nice Boutique hotel but not the best boutique hotel I have stayed at in Florida by a long shot. I will explain below.
1. Outstanding service top to bottom
2, The concierge group is excellent
3. The rooms are clean
4. Right across from the beach
5. Free beach chairs and umbrella set up for you by beach attendants
6. The adjunct staff is excellent
7. You feel safe here and you are safe here. Somone is on guard outside and
no suspicious characters can get buy the main desk inside without notice.
8. Complimentary pasteries and coffee each morning at 7am
Bad or Poor Points:
1. The corner Premier Ocean Suites with window on the front and side are nice but:
a. I did not like the fact that there is no real seperation between the bedroom
and living room.
b. It's hard for two people to be the the bathroom at the same time.
c. The closet space is small for a walk in area.
d. These may be minor points to some but for $650 a night I have stayed in
much better accommodations.
2.If you are a light sleeper you will have trouble sleeping in an Ocean Front
Suite. Right next door to The Tides is a popular street bar and the crowd likes
to party all night long. If you are a light are even moderately light sleeper you
will need ear plugs. I'm talking about yelling and howling until 4 am.
Well you are in South Beach and many people do come here to party. I understand it is one of the biggest party places in the world. If you are just coming for a beach vacation, to people watch and take in the restaurants and Art Deco buildings and are not a party type and like to go to sleep at a reasonable hour , Im sure the hotel has quieter rooms than the Ocean Front Suites.
There were many families here from England and South America. The hotel does have an international feel to it and the concierge staff is multi-lingual.
I would recommend this hotel as a safe place to take in the beach scene and a good starting place in which to explore the surrounding area. It would be nice for a small family of four from any country to use as their home base.
So I do give this hotel 4 stars and not 5. As a boutique hotel goes it is probably one of the best in South Miami Beach.So I guess you are paying for the location. I can only compare this hotel to The Brazilian Court ( BC) Hotel in Palm beach, another boutique hotel in south Florida. The BC is a 5 star place, but then again it is not in SOUTH BEACH!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations. Originally built in 1936, the hotel’s architecture is rich with Art Deco influences, creating a nostalgic environment for The Tides’ unique brand of modern luxury. The Tides features forty-four stylish luxury suites all offering expansive ocean views. Spacious hotel accommodations range from Oceanfront Studio Suites of 550 square feet to the 2,600 square foot Tides Suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- King And Grove Tides
- King & Grove Tides Hotel Miami Beach
- Tides Hotel Miami Beach
- Tides Miami Beach