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The Hotel of South Beach
Ranked #21 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent hotel with amazing pool”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

i really loved this hotel. i can't give it 4 stars because we had a room with a frosted glass window so it was a bit claustrophobic, and the rooftop bar (not the pool bar, the other one) was closed which was disappointing. Other than that no complaints at all. the staff is very friendly and the rooftop pool is the best spot in south beach. our friend booked a room at the loewes, paid much more, and his pool was like the YMCA. there were kids running around with water toys, the only chairs you could get were in this weird lawn area with no view. the pool at the hotel was much much better. ocean views, tranquil, the attendants were always so helpful. it's not on the beach, but honestly ocean drive is so noisy i prefer this location. i also want to thank them for such nice amenities - the lovely courtyard area, free breakfast, free beach chairs - with no resort fee.

Room Tip: some rooms have frosted glass and no outdoor view - ask for a room with outdoor view but not front f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Goldman P, CRM Specialist at The Hotel of South Beach, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Nomad307,

We would like to thank you for your kind review of your experience at The Hotel of South Beach. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the hotel amenities. Although the room did not have a view, it is wonderful that you were able to take advantage of the poolside views. We frost the windows in the room to offer privacy from the neighboring buildings and to block the unsightly alleyway views. We are happy that your were able to appreciate the tranquility the rooftop offers in comparison to other nearby hotels. We do believe we have a little piece of paradise right on our deck.
We do hope you will return to visit us again very soon and look forward to welcoming you back to our home!

Sincerely,
Sophia Gomez, CRM Specialist
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a great stay at The Hotel! The hotel manager, Neil, was super friendly and accommodating up at the roof deck pool and made our stay very enjoyable. John, the concierge, provided great restaurant and activity recommendations and arranged easy airport transportation. Esteban and Dan were great too - always very friendly - offering help and picking up take out orders from local restaurants. The Hotel is in the perfect location to check out great restaurants on Ocean, Espanola Way and Lincoln Drive. The 3-minute walk from the beach and rooftop pool access make it the perfect South Beach destination. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others!

Room Tip: Our room faced the alley in the back and it wasn't loud, but the windows were frosted to hide th...
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Goldman P, CRM Specialist at The Hotel of South Beach, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear Anna F.,

Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at The Hotel of South Beach! On behalf of our wonderful staff, a Big Thank You! We are very grateful for our team and the service they provide to our amazing guests! We are so happy you were able to enjoy all of the greatness Miami Beach has to offer as well as our wonderful hotel amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime!!

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Sophia Gomez, CRM Specialist
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

After a lot of research of the SOBE hotels and reading tons of reviews, I choose The Hotel...and I am so glad I did. From check-in to check out, everything was great. With the other reviews, I was concerned about room and bathroom size, so I went with the Atelier room, which was perfect for two people. We had no issues with street noise or from the other rooms. We had a corner unit with a nice view. Service was top notch and with the beach right across the street, the location can't be beat! The News Cafe (delicious!) was right downstairs, and we ate there quite a few times. The beach view from the rooftop pool is gorgeous. It's a small pool, but perfect for cooling off after lounging in the sun. And on the beach, we enjoyed just lounging on the complimentary cushioned beach chairs for hours. Love, love, loved it! We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stylish rooms, great bed, and in the heart of everything.

Love the European rooftop pool. Great views of south beach! And you can enjoy your free breakfast at the pool as a perk for being a Gold Card member, easily a ten dollar value in sobe.

Free loungers on the beach are also included.

I will be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Goldman P, CRM Specialist at The Hotel of South Beach, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear CoverMale,

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us at The Hotel of South Beach. We are glad you chose us for your travel accommodations. Its great to know that we were able to meet your expectations and offer you a wonderful and relaxing time. We are also very happy to hear that you took full advantage of being a Goldcard member! It does have its perks! We look forward to welcoming you back again sooner than later to our South Beach home!

Sincerely,
Sophia Gomez, CRM Specialist
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Sylvania, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed at The Hotel for 3 nights and this was our second visit here. When we first checked in, we were greeted by friendly staff from the bell to the front desk. Our room was so nice and clean...love the color scheme. The pool area was nice as well...enjoyed our Continental breakfast up there each morning in the breeze overlooking the ocean. We were up eating breakfast a little earlier than we probably would have been if it weren't for the garbage trucks that came each morning at 7:15 to empty the dumpsters....it was pretty loud and obnoxious...but we are not the type to have been up partying til 3am, so it didn't really ruin anything, just a rude awakening...if we were partiers, we would have been very unhappy.

Our stay also included chair and towel service on the beach by some very friendly and helpful staff....overall our stay was fantastic, in the heart of South Beach, but we couldn't hear the noise that this city brings at night, so we could rest, get up and do it all over again. We will be back for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the alley are loud in morning with garbage trucks!
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Goldman P, CRM Specialist at The Hotel of South Beach, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear Tenisgirl,

Thank you for your review from your recent stay at The Hotel of South Beach. First, we apologize for the garbage pick up times and noise. Unfortunately, the times and noise is not something we can control. On a brighter side, we're glad that the early wake up did allow you to get the most out of our gorgeous beach!

We are very happy that you had an overall pleasant stay and enjoyed your room and the amenities offered. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,
Sophia Gomez, CRM Specialist
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed at The Hotel after a 10 night Caribbean cruise and thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay. When we first checked in and were shown to our standard room in the main hotel block, We were very disappointed with the room that had a stained carpet, smelled musty and worst of all it had a frosted glass window - so no outward view. We really did not want to spend 4 nights here. After expressing our disappointment, we were shown to an upgraded room in the hotel block almost next door and partly on Ocean Drive. This room was superb, roomy, clean, great views and a huge bathroom with generous walk in shower - very very nice indeed. We paid for an upgrade, but it was worth it. The hotel is in a great location, close to all of the action without being noisy. The superb beach is just across the road.

Concierge at the hotel was very good and everyone we spoke to was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. A special thanks to Dan, who showed us to our room when we first checked in.

We would recommend Fresh on 5th for light breakfasts and lunches at a reasonable price. Fresh fruit, salads and great French bread rolls made to order.

Overall a lovely stay and a great experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new block as these are clean, modern and have great views
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed 3 nights here & although the photos made it look larger, it is 3 storeys of great hotel. Great location, very clean & very modern & the service from the staff was sensational. The concierge (John) knew everything from which restaurants to choose to where a small and cost effective laundry could be found. We stayed in the hotel section on Ocean Drive & it was a little noisy in the wee hours due to the bar out front being a 24 hour operation so if in one of the front rooms, ensure you have a night cap!

Room Tip: Ocean drive half of the hotel is two minutes closer to the action but noisier.
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Property: The Hotel of South Beach
Address: 801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5807
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel of South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1939, by master architect L. Murray Dixon, today the hotel encompasses 73 deluxe rooms and suites, a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views and Spire Bar & Lounge – a chic hot spot located rooftop behind the historic Tiffany spire. The new oceanfront addition to The Hotel of South Beach offers 20 breathtaking deluxe rooms, located at 800 Ocean Drive, bringing The Hotel of South Beach’s rooms and suites down to the ocean. ... more   less 
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