We arrived at our hotel, King and Grove, by 1pm. Our check in time was 3pm so we planned to leave or bags at the front desk and to enjoy a late lunch but to our surprise they let us check in early. We were shown to our room which was amazing! From the moment we checked in we were treated like VIP and the room made me feel like a million dollars. We stayed in room 302 on the third floor. I know reviews warn to stay on a higher floor but I was so thankful a room was ready early that I didn’t say a word and I’m glad I didn’t. What makes room 302 special is that the window opens and it has a little ledge beneath. I read in other reviews that the windows on the higher floor don’t open so we enjoyed this and we enjoyed all the noises. The club next door is super noisy but it’s amazing (nightly drag queen show) and does quiet down around midnight. Pros and cons of this hotel/room?
Pros = The window opens, iPod charger in room, free beach setup with luxury loungers and beach towels. Noon checkout! Free water by the pool, free welcome drinks, and the friendliest staff. The room is beautiful, the bed is comfortable, walk in closet, right on the strip, gorgeous views, and the security! Not only do they have attentive staff in the front lobby but you can’t actually access the elevator without a hotel card. There are so many pros, I would recommend this hotel without hesitation.
Cons= There are cons of course. They were not deal breakers for me but here they are so you can decide. No privacy in the bathroom as there is a glass window from the shower to the bedroom. South Beach is very segregated. We had some super hot gay men nearby but in our section of the beach we had a lot of bums and gangsters. The people watching is part of the fun but since we went with our 6 year old I would have preferred a different section of the beach. We walked down to the end and found a family atmosphere farther South near the beach that connects to the Hilton. The noise wasn’t that bad from outside but the noise from the hotel hall was unbearable at times. The hotel should provide a fan or a noise machine to drown this out.
**Tip** drink the in room coffee which has a modest $2 per packet charge. This is half the price you will pay for coffee in the hotel restaurant.
- 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