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Hotel Breakwater South Beach
Ranked #115 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed July 24, 2011

This hotel was excellent. The concierge was always there to help with recommendations and reservations. They went out of their way more than once on our trip. We will definitely be back here next time in Miami!!
Thanks!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

The Hotel far exceeded my expectations. In the early opening stages and was just perfect. The Staff is professional and uber friendly.
The Decor is "edgy" and upscale and a delight. I am so looking forward to returning when the renovation has been completed (restaurant, swimming pool etc.) The rooms, lobby and comfort areas are all complete.
The location is ideal. Everything in walking distance. The Beach, the restaurants, the part-eee places.
Everything from the curb to bed is delightful. As a single woman I was treated ideally. Definite a return visit is hoped for.

Room Tip: Be aware that rooms along side a next door restaurant can be noisy at night..as South Beach pulsates...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2011

Dear jano1932,

I am very pleased to hear that our team has exceeded your expectation. I will share your kind words with our staff who is highly motivated by positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Breakwater very soon. Thank you for choosing our hotel.

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

I had planned a destination wedding in Miami Beach from San Francisco and unfortunately was scammed out of my ceremony/reception venue (also vacation rental) by a horrible person. Fortunately The Hotel Breakwater on South Beach saved the day.

The day before my wedding I sat in their office with my caterer and planned an entire wedding within half-an-hour!

The outcome was a beautiful rooftop ceremony overlooking the beach and a super-modern pent-house suite (large, clean, & modern). It was quite overwhelming and remarkable.

The staff was really friendly and professional.

It was all really wonderful!

THANK YOU HOTEL BREAKWATER!

:)

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Anyone who is looking for an amazing staff and a clean, gorgeous hotel should book their stay here! The hospitality, friendliness, and attention to customer service is impeccable. The rooms are super clean and the decor is gorgeous! The location could not be any better, as the ocean is right across the street and all the bars/restaurants are within 1-3 blocks. The management and staff were attentive and so helpful with providing information on where to eat, places to go, nightlife, and anything else you can think of! More importantly, their advice could not have been more accurate. Our group was beyond impressed with our stay there, and we will continue to book our stays in Miami at the Breakwater. The hotel experience can make or break a vacation, and this hotel definitely made ours! Thank you to everyone at the Breakwater for making our trip memorable - in a very good way!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2011

Dear arzohatef,

Thank you very much for your amazing Feedback. It was our pleasure to serve your group and more importantly being able to make a difference. Our staff works very hard to connect with each and every guest and we strive to provide excellent service 24/7. Thank you for giving us the opportunity.

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Reviewed July 19, 2011

We were lucky to be transferred from another hotel to Breakwater, which turned out to be all we ever expected from Miami South Beach. An old 1939 Hotel totally renovated to current standards with respect to the original style. Breakwater is beautiful, both in and out. However, it was only soft-opened, the pool and other amneties will open later this yera.
The service in connection with the transfer, finding a room for us (thanks Jaime), valet, bell boy (thanks Martin) and the beach service was all you could hope for. All employees, high and low, seemed proud and happy to work at the Breakwater.
The view from the corner room with windows on two sides overlooking Ocean Drive to the beach was simply fantastic.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2011

Dear Schjelde,

Thank you for recommending our Hotel! Indeed we are very proud of working for Hotel Breakwater and we are glad that we have made your stay truly enjoyable; it is what we strive for. I will make sure to pass along the positive comments to our staff who i am sure will be delighted to know how much you have enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit in beautiful Miami Beach.

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

I traveled to Miami from Europe and the level of customer service is amazing. The hotel is brand new and the staff is absolutely stunning, always willing and able to help. The rooms are new and fresh and I could not say one negative thing about the hotel. LOVE IT!!! I will be back very soon.
Thank you.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2011

Dear Claudia6215,

I am very pleased to hear that we have exceeded your expectation. We look forward to once again being able to welcome you to the Breakwater South Beach.

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Hands down should be # 1 Hotel in South Beach,

Pros.
Rooms are cleaned to perfection
Staff super friendly (Monica, Jason, Jaime,Martin)
Large Rooms
New EVERYTHING
Awesome View
Right in the middle of the action
Nice Bubbly waiting for me on my arrival
Everything at your finger tips
Room over looked Ocean Drive
The best experience ever can't wait to go back

Cons
wish I could have stayed longer :(

Room Tip: Pay for the Ocean View it is worth every penny ;)
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 940 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5013
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #115 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range: $151 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Breakwater South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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