I recently spent 2 nights at the Breakwater pre-cruise, my third stay in three years, the first under new management. While the last two stays were excellent, my most recent experience left me feeling that the hotel is deteriorating physically and in quality of service, and I will find other accommodations next time.
After checking in, I asked the bellman who brought up the luggage how to adjust the thermostat (I sometimes have difficulty doing so). He said that it can't be regulated. After he left, I found that I could easily adjust it.
I walked across the carpet after removing my sneakers, but there was a damp spot which wet my socks. The desk lamp was broken. The one chair in the room, by the desk was extremely uncomfortable. Bath towels in the past were fluffy and luxurious; these were like sandpaper.
While past memories of this hotel are great, it is suffering under new management. I can't recommend it, unless you want a three star experience.
- 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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