We have a "penthouse" room on the Fourth floor. There are only four floors. Our room is a courtesy arrangement by Hotel Ocean who despite confirmation and voucher didn't have a room for us. These hotels are squeezed into blocks of charming art deco buildings on Ocean Drive. The room was pleasant. It's size testimony to pricey real estate and the age of the building. At nearly midnight we're trying to decide if we want to venture out to buy earplugs. Earlier after returning from a day out (we were in Miami for the boat show) my husband realized mid-shower that the only towels in the bathroom were hand towels. The cleaning staff took the towels and didn't replace them. After two phone calls and about 45 minutes a sullen staff person rapped on our door and gave me the towels. The trash can in the bedroom had not been emptied. Breakfast was horrible...poached eggs that were undercooked, enormous sausage links, someone's idea of an American breakfast. The food is not wonderful. Miami Beach is not the United States; it's the United Nations. I advise as in another review here that you take earplugs...noise-canceling ones. This neighborhood is a boisterous one. This hotel is expensive and is not a good value for the price. Too bad because it's such a cute hotel. Valet and front desk personnel are extremely gracious. This hotel and any others on this street that don't provide enough high floors to avoid the street noise for a night's rest should be avoided.
- 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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