I researched the Miami Beach hotels for hours, experiencing total 'value' frustration and tons of bad reviews, and then came across the Beach Place Hotel in North Beach, Miami Beach, which sits right on the border between North Beach and the adjacent town of Surfside. The Beach Place reviews were solid and the price was right. After you check out the prices in South Beach, you will quickly learn what I mean! It can be a very expensive visit!!!
While the exterior facade is not very impressive, simply a bland yellow, the location is terrific. The hotel sits across the street from a well-kept park and then the ocean. The walk to the beach is 100 yards maximum and totally safe. The beach is isolated, which is a welcome break from the huge crowds at the South Beach 'combat zone'. During our stay in the heart of Spring break, there were less than 50 bathers total from 86th to 74th St along the park. The beach was clean and the ocean blue and clear. There were more than a few topless ladies, probably there because of the relative privacy.
Our hotel room was generous in size and very clean with two great double queen beds. It had the obligatory beer refrigerator which worked great. The daily room service was fine. While the facade was bland, the pool area was very nice. The pool was modern, warm and clean. Plenty of free parking is a huge plus. The wifi was perfect. We never tried the AC as it was freezing cold at night the entire week.
Frankly, our stay for 5 days was great and we saved a ton of money. We could access South Beach in a 10 minute drive and park there in the multiple garages for $1 per hour. There were absolutely no hidden fees at the Beach Place Hotel, such as daily parking fees up to $35/day, valet tips, daily facility/pool fee per person, wifi fee, etc. It is very important to look for these hidden fees in the Miami Beach hotels. From experience they can cost you hundreds of totally unexpected, additional wasted dollars. We will definitely return to the Beach Place Hotel. It would be hard to stay elsewhere in Miami Beach. If you find a better place, let me know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Party the night away on South Beach, relax at The Beach Place Hotel. We offer comfortable single-queen or double-queen nonsmoking rooms in a quiet section of Miami Beach. The Beach Place Hotel is a friendly licensed hotel, boasting a home away from home atmosphere. Ample parking, pool, walk in closets, local phone service, wireless internet, coin operated washers and dryers, iron and iron boards in each room, cable TV, handicapped rooms, 27 rooms with kitchens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Place Miami
- Hotel Beach Place
- Beach Place Hotel Miami