We stayed at the Savoy for 2 night following a trip into the Keys. We booked this hotel because it was more on the south end of south Beach and sounded a bit quieter than the places a little north of this. I think we were right. The beach in front of the hotel (and you don't have to walk across Ocean Drive to get to it) was much less crowded than further up the coast. After walking up the beach a bit (i.e. north), it is a literal zoo up there with people. We love beaches, and it was definitely nicer not to be shoulder-to-shoulder with 'people'.
The hotel was nice and seemed to have a lot of security, having to use your room card to open gates from the street and from the beach to get back onto the grounds. There is valet parking at the hotel, although we just returned our rental car when we checked in at the hotel to avoid all the valet charges (I think it was $30 a night). We really didn't feel keeping a car in South Beach would be useful at all, and we were glad we made this choice after being there a couple of days.
We ate one breakfast at the hotel, which was fairly priced, about $35.
There is a happy hour at the hotel, which was a bit odd; it only includes mixed drinks like rum/coke and beer, no cocktails at all; anyway, we ordered 2 rum and coke and it was $14.50USD for the 2, during happy hour. Assumed this mean they are that each outside of happy hour. That is a bit steep for bar-rum in the USA. However....
The hotel does supply beach chairs and umbrellas and has a supply of beach towels by the pool to take to the beach. The hotel staff member at the beach walks around with a clipboard patrolling the chairs to make sure no one from outside the hotel gets one. I guess that made sense although day 1 when we were there he asked us 3x what our name and room number was. He was very attentive.
There is a waitress from the hotel serving at the beach- so she'll bring drinks and food out there. It was handy, but like I mentioned, not inexpensive.
We had a Suite, it was a nice room, had a little kitchenette and mini fridge which was handy, plus a separate living area and bed. The king bed was comfy and the t.v. in the bedroom was a massive flat screen.
We liked the hotel location- at dinner we just walked up Ocean Drive to the many restaurants (whose staff harass you to enter) along the street, which didn't have to be a far walk if one didn't want.
Overall we enjoyed our experience at the Savoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sophisticated Choice Among Resort Hotels on South Beach Miami...One of the only resort hotels on Ocean Drive located directly on the sand with private beach access, the chic Savoy Hotel South Beach Miami is a 75-suite resort without peer on America's sun-drenched Riviera - South Miami Beach's Art Deco District. Prepare for the Savoy Hotel to awaken your senses!The Savoy offers spacious one and two bedroom suites with beach, pool and Ocean Drive views, only steps away from breezy al fresco cafes, hip boutique shopping, and sizzling nightlife - all with the unmistakable flavor of Miami's multi-cultural South Beach. Setting The Savoy apart is our incredible location and generous amenities, unlike any other on Ocean Drive. At a lush 2-acre expanse of tropical paradise from street to beach, our guests can enjoy commanding beach views from en-suite balconies, sun bathe poolside, and enjoy private access to the sands of beautiful South Beach. Only at the Savoy Hotel South Beach Miami. With its ocean Views, chic decor and Art Deco feeling, The Savoy Hotel is the perfect location to celebrate your Special Day. The Savoy offers a variety of settings for you to choose from. Two sundecks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Terrace restaurant with views of our two tropical pools, and our main Ballroom which overlooks Ocean Drive. From an intimate ceremony of 20 guests to a more lavish party of 125, The Savoy will make this day the most memorable yet for you and your guests! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savoy Hotel Miami Beach
- Savoy Resort Miami Beach