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Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
Ranked #11 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel/Location”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a great Hotel. I usually stay at the Fontainebleau but this time I tried something different. I am glad I picked this hotel. The location is great. The beach is a cross the street. You have a lot of resturante in walking distance. There are a few clubs and bars in walking distance. A rental car is not needed becasuse everything is near. The concierge was great and got us reservations at a nearby resturante that was great. The room was decorated very nice and the hugh shower was a nice touch. I usually trip to South Beach 3 to 4 times a year and this hotel will be my first choice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cpalass
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Cpalass,

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We love the fact that you loved everything about our hotel and got to enjoy the location and excellent service from our staff.

We know that coming from the other hotel you use to stay at you had everything within the hotel but we have everything (and mean everything) at our doorstep beach, restaurants, clubs, cafe and shopping. As for needing a car definitely not needed. Next time you stay with us, you'll definitely have to take advantage of our rooftop terrace suite. - it really is the best way to relax in South Beach style! Hope to see you soon!

Your new home on South Beach.....

Frank Fuentes
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Where to begin? The Z Hotel is effectively the last on Ocean Drive and sits between the Art Deco group and the international set including Loews and the Ritz Carlton. South takes you into the Art Deco historic district, east is the beach (just the other side of Ocean Drive), two blocks north is the main shops on Lincoln and west are the restaurants on Espanola. Within 10-15 minutes walk allows you to get to most of the interesting stuff on South Beach. Location could not be better.

The Hotel does not look extraordinary from the outside, but once in you are in for a treat. The lobby is smallish but very nicely fitted out and feels cool in the Miami heat. Out back is a long area with comfortable seats, an outside bar and access to the Porch Cafe for meals and drinks. The second floor houses an outdoor pool area which is very nicely laid out in the limited space available. You certainly don't feel hemmed in.

Our room was a lovely suite overlooking Collins Avenue, with a large outside terrace and jacuzzi. With the terrace open, you get the buzz of SoBe, with it closed you are insulated from the outside noise and bustle - you choose. The suite was an excellent size with a fantastically comfortable king bed, a wonderful walk in shower plus large bathroom area, and a smart sitting area plus comprehensive kitchen facilities. You could be totally self sufficient. Finally, I have to compliment the hotel designer on the storage facilites - there are sufficent wardrobes and drawers to accommodate ones clothes (very unusual in my experience).

I cannot finish without a word on the hotel staff. All excellent. The very charming girls on reception work efficiently and with a friendly smile - just what you need after a long international flight. Mickey, the concierge is outstanding. Knows his way around, is a mine of useful information and is always on the go to help hotel guests.

My overall score is 10/10 - I could not find fault with anything. If all hotels met this standard, travel would be much improved. You cannot go wrong with this place.

Room Tip: Room 220 is a very good choice
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Roger....

After a review like this all I can say is WOW.. Do you want a job? We can always you someone in the UK.

We are delighted that you experienced firsthand the beauty that South Beach has to offer, starting with our location and convenience to everything South Beach has to offer and then our suites and how comfortable and spacious they are compared to your typical guest room. Nothing like waking up in the morning to a gorgeous sunrise and enjoying a beautiful sunset on your balcony.

We hope you come back soon.

All the best.

Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Recieved a bottle of red wine to celebrate our anniversary and a bag of sweets to welcome us as IHC members. THe ladies at the desk, Mickey the concierge and all the bellboys are sweet and helpful. we would definately go back...loved being across from the beach. The pool is small but we only spent one afternoon there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank namasteanita
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Namasteanita,

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor and congratulations on your 20th Anniversary and allowing us to be the hotel you decided to visit.

Sounds like you had an exceptional visit, and that makes us very happy that we fulfilled your wishes and then some for a lovely and memorable vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another visit perhaps for the 21st!!

We also hope that everyone in your family and loved ones are safe after Sandy and pray for a speedy recovery of the area.

All the best,

Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I just returned from our first visit to Z Ocean. The location was perfect! One block to the beach. They are located on Ocean Drive so there were plenty of restaurants in walking distance. Also, Lincoln Road is only a few blocks away. We had our own private jacuzzi tub on our balcony facing Collins Avenue. We have no complaints about our stay. When we did have an issue it was solved right away, actually within minutes! We'd definitely love to go back when we can get away again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heather B
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for you recent review of your visit with us.
Dear Heather B,

It is very nice to read of your experience at the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach regarding the attentive, friendly and accountable service you received from our staff during your visit. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff.

I loved that you like our location, we should be considered the center of the South Beach Universe walk out our doorstep and everything is just a stroll away. Please don't take too long in company back!!!

Looking forward to your next visit with us.

Sincerely,


Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

After our third stay at the Z Ocean, it's time to write a review. If you want to rekindle your romance, the Z Ocean is the place to go. We have stayed in the same penthouse suite all three times, the second time by happenstance, the third time by request. We love the terrace and the Jacuzzi. The unobtrusive service is outstanding. Before we left, my wife asked if we should even bother to pack any clothes. She was nearly right, we only left the terrace or the beach twice. Mostly we wore our bathing suites. The spa service is excellent, two wonderful masseuses gave us a 90 minute couples massage on the terrace. I should also mention that the suite is spacious, the bed is very comfortable, there are two vanities in the bath, six shower heads in the spacious shower, and a wonderful kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, sink & dishes. The food at the Front Porch Cafe is good, particularly the 4 Cheese tortellini, broccoli lasagna, and the bacon cheeseburger. The Breezeway Bar is our favorite in South Beach!

Room Tip: The partial ocean view rooms have a better view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank konice
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Konice,

Thank you for sharing such a descriptive, in depth review of the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. This is great for all future guests to see and like the saying goes the third times a charm, glad we met your every need and desire... On South Beach you can either pack clothing to hit the clubs every nights or just a bathing suit and a toothbrush and we provide the rest. Next time before you arrive shoot me a message and wait till your wife sees what we set up for you both!!!! Seriously we appreciate you taking the time in doing this and sharing your experience with future guests .

We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great stay!

Stay warm in Cleveland.

Frank Fuentes
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We will definitely recommend this hotel to our family and friends. It is beautifully designed, lots of special touchs in the room including comfortable bedding, fabulous bathroom, fluffy towels, nice dishes, glassware and a nespresso machine! We loved our spa suite with private hot tub. The location is perfect with every convenience within walking distance. What makes it the best are the people who work at Z Ocean. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. A special thank you to Maria who checked us in, and to Domingo and Mickey as well. We plan to return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank lszsbc
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear lszsbc,

Thank you for such a wonderful recap of your stay at the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. I look forward to posting your feedback in our associate dining area so everyone can read your kind words about our property and their hard work.

Everyone at the Z looks forward to welcoming you back real soon! Please feel free to reach to me personally if I can assist with any detail to another perfect stay or visit to South Beach.

Take care,

Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales
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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

I don't think I have enough stars to give to this hotel. My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the rooftop penthouse suites for a romantic weekend and this hotel was by far the perfect choice.

Z Ocean focuses on the little things and to me, the littlest things are what make the biggest difference than other hotels. First and foremost, the staff is overly attentive and helpful, they genuinely want you to enjoy everything there is about your suite and accommodations.

I loved the "Do Not Disturb" button (which definitely did come very useful during my romantic "staycation") instead of a typical "Do Not Disturb" sign where you have to open the door. Just hit a button and that's it!

Did I forget to mention our private hot tub?! Sometimes, I don't always want to be at a public pool -- well, Z Ocean offers both options. Our room came with a private spiral staircase along with this very spacious jacuzzi! Very Romantic and convenient :)

The bed was ridiculously comfortable, we did not want to get out of it.

The shower was also something I have yet to experience before in any upscale hotel. There were jets bursting from all sides, needless to say it was the most relaxing shower we've taken in quite sometime...

Additionally, the food (especially the breakfast) from The Front Porch Cafe was stellar. Get the French Toast, to die for! The prices are reasonable and the menu options go on for days.

There's so much more to rave about but do yourself a favor and stay here, you will not regret it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Nicole L
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Nicole,

Dear Susan,

Wow! I am thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience. Our level of service, amenity offerings and design are just a few of the things that we work very hard to make sure are on point and I am happy to hear you noticed all of them. We do like to consider ourselves an Oasis in the middle of everything South Beach has to offer.... I'm glad you liked our bedding, hot tub and our breakfast those three ingredients are the perfect receipt for a great weekend at the Z.....

On behalf of everyone at the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, we thank you for your glowing review and welcome you back any time the sooner the better.

Live life to the fullest,

Frank Fuentes
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Property: Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
Address: 1437 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4103
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Z Ocean Hotel South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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