We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pestana Hotel South Beach Miami” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel
Ranked #25 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pestana Hotel South Beach Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were relocated to this hotel at short notice and was not sure what to expect. Once we got over the issue of the rooms allocated we enjoyed the stay at this hotel. Located on James Ave a short walk to the beach, local shops and nightlife. It is a pleasant art deco hotel with pleasant staff and house keeping. Nice pool area with good sun loungers. A nice area of Miami which was safe for walking around in the early hours of the morning (we were in Miami celebrating birthdays) Overall a great holiday in miami and the bonus was being there for halloween. Also made particularly memorable by the staff at this hotel. Andre and James, you are amazing and a credit to the hotel. We will be back next year.

Room Tip: Large rooms on 2nd floor facing garden
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Cota_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,257 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    580
    487
    124
    38
    28
See reviews for
418
443
37
46
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (95)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City
Level Contributor
43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Pestana is located in James Av, just one block away from Collins Av, the heart of South Beach. Is a nice hotel, with good service and a enjoyable pool. From there you can walk to anywhere in South Beach.
The staff is very polite and multilingual.
A really good option for this popular area of Miami.

Room Tip: If you have a car, there is a garage nearby with a special rate for Pestana costumers. Take it. Is a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SEBASTIAN C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joao A, General Manager at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind review regarding your recent stay at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel.
It'll be a pleasure to serve you again in your next trip to Miami.
We hope to welcome you soon!
Regards,
João Paulo Araújo
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is not the fanciest hotel but it's still pretty cute. I loved the decor of the room I stated in. It's a great location. The beach is 3-4 minutes away(walking). In addition to that, the staff members are very friendly. The only major issue is the elevator- it's sooooo slow.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank sunchikor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joao A, General Manager at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review.
We were glad to understand your satisfaction regarding the room’s décor, location and mostly, the team attitude!
We look forward for your next visit.
Regards,
João Paulo Araújo
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This hotel is located in south beach miami.
The staff is very nice, they made us a upgrade on our room, Paolo the bellman is very funny and helpfull, anything you need just ask him.
You have Collins avenue just at 2 min walk.
The hotel is real art deco.

Room Tip: Stay in the main building.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank JPB99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joao A, General Manager at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Tripadvisor.
When possible we do upgrade our guests in order to provide them the best possible experience at our property, we are glad to hear this was the case!
Thank you for your kind words to Paolo, we will surely share them with him.
Hope to have the chance to have as our guest in the near future.
Regards,
João Paulo Araújo
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Pierce, FL
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A friend and I were searching the internet for a wonderful deco hotel on south beach - we certainly found one! We loved our large and luxurious deluxe king room, the lovely bathroom, and all the amenities - great pool and super comfortable pool seating - The best part was that every person we encountered was fabulous - no matter what role a staff member had, we were treated as esteemed guests - What a great way to spend a few days!!

Room Tip: The deluxe king was just a few dollars more than the regular room and was very spacious
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank anamcara1127
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joao A, General Manager at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing with other travelers such a fantastic review regarding your recent stay at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel.
We were delighted to hear you had the chance to experience Memorable Moments in our company!
Thank you for your kind comments regarding our facilities and team, we hope to welcome you again very soon.
Regards,
João Paulo Araújo
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Pole
Level Contributor
69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We booked the Pestana South Beach based mostly on price and location.

We stayed in April 2013 and found a great rate complete with complimentary breakfast. The location is a few blocks from the beach but is far enough away from Collins/Ocean Drive that it is very quiet at night. The Lincoln Road mall is 2 blocks away, so the hotel is near many places to eat. There is also a great Italian restaurant, Sylvano's, about a block North of the hotel. If you get tired of walking around, there are a couple of bike rental locations near the hotel as well.

The hotel itself is very nice. It is comprised of 4 buildings which surround a courtyard complete with infinity pool and comfy lounge chairs. 3 of the buildings house the hotel rooms and the 4th building houses the pool cafe, which also doubles as the place where breakfast is served in the morning. The hotel room itself was equipped with all the standard items like mini-fridge, safe, etc. However the room was a little on the small side for being a double (it's a remodeled art deco building, so this was expected).

Our rate included breakfast, which was very good. It was more European style in that it included a lot of cold cuts and assorted cheeses, however it did have other regular breakfast items like bagels, cereal, fresh fruit and fruit juices. It was great to eat breakfast beside the pool in the morning.

The only downside I could think of was that house keeping was a little bit hit or miss with replacing towels etc. But it wasn't really a big deal to flag somebody down in the morning to get a couple of extra ones.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ryan T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joao A, General Manager at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel.
We would like to thank you for sharing with other travelers a detailed description regarding our location, available services and amenities provided!
Hope to have the chance to welcome you again at Pestana Hotels & Resorts.
Regards,
João Paulo Araújo
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

close walk to beach and to Lincoln road. Very nice and upscale for south beach. Not Ritz but comparable to Mariott Hyatt etc - this is a boutique. Generally very very pleased with the hotel. only small complaint is that parking is in a garage about 2 blocks away - no valet is provided. This is a bit of hassle but no big deal given everything is walkable from the hotel and the hotel is very nice. I got a great rate of 145 total off hotwire. Much more and I woulda been disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WaterGuy1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joao A, General Manager at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel.
We are very glad to hear you had a very pleasant stay with us and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again very soon!
Regards,
João Paulo Araújo
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Miami Beach hotels
Cavalier South Beach
#21 of 206 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 35 reviews
Circa 39 Hotel
#27 of 206 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 605 reviews
City Center
Nautilus – a Sixty Hotel
Nautilus – a Sixty Hotel
#7 of 206 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 796 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Impala Hotel
#17 of 206 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 684 reviews
City Center
The Redbury South Beach
The Redbury South Beach
#11 of 206 in Miami Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 933 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel

Property: Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel
Address: 1817 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It has 97 rooms and suites, plus 2 luxurious 2-bedroom apartments. Its charming central courtyard with pool and the Mermaid Bar & Bistrot, are perfect to relax and enjoy what South Beach has to offer. Few hotels in Miami are so well integrated with the main business and leisure areas of Miami. Just a couple of minutes from the hotel you will find Ocean Drive (ocean promenade) and also the amazing South Beach, with calm and crystal clear waters. Nearby you can also visit the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Miami Beach Golf Club and Lincoln Road, a true open-air shopping center, with a huge variety of restaurants and shops. Miami is a cosmopolitan city, glamorous, full of life and entertainment, besides being the financial center of Latin America. Today South Beach is the cultural heart of Miami, where you will find the most famous beaches, the hottest nightlife and the best shops and restaurants, plus the Art Deco Historial District. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cancelon, Odigeo and Jetsetter so you can book your Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing