On first viewing – lovely, modern room with a hip feel, great view out to street and across road to beach. Because of the noise I would not stay again, which is overall a shame as the hotel was nice enough.
Everyone has different expectation when they travel, so these are the pluses and minus as I see them – not all will apply to you:
Plus: modern and stylie, great sized bathroom with a good shower. Fantastic location – walking distance from anything you want to see, and to great eateries. Free international phone calling was a super bonus for us.
Minus: DO NOT stay on the north side over looking the pool if you want any sleep. The open air nightclub in front of this (fronting street) goes pretty much all night and is LOUD. Very very very LOUD. I am not sure any hotel on Collins Road would be much better though to be honest – the street is a happening place, great when you are down amoungst it, not so much when you want to go back to your room to sleep.
Staff welcoming but not helpful – I asked everyday for the wifi to be fixed on our floor, every day they said that it would be ‘reset’ (It did work fine on other floors, but that was a nuisance). Asked for toilet paper to be sent to room (maid had left none AT ALL) – it never arrived!! I finally had to go to reception. Similar happened with replenishing of other stock every day – I finally managed to just ‘lift’ a whole lot of stuff from a cart and store it in our wardrobe. Like all beds I’ve stayed at in America, far far too soft and you sink down about 5 cm – absolutely no good if you have lower back problems and need a firm mattress. Hairdryer cord to short and no handy power point (outside of the bathroom) – a nuisance when there are two of you.
- 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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