I stayed at Beacon Hotel at the beginning of June for 1 night and having stayed at a less than average hotel on a previous trip to Miami I can highly recommend the Beacon.
Firstly the location is great as you are on Ocean Drive right opposite the beach and close walking distance to many bars, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. The atmosphere is buzzing and full of people 24/7 so you definitely feel the party atmosphere. I must note that even though it is busy outside, once you're in the hotel you cannot hear any noise.
The staff are very friendly and although the only parking available at the hotel is $20 valet, its efficient and convenient for Miami. We arrived early and our room was not ready but we left our luggage and used the time to walk up Ocean Drive which is a great way to get a feel for the vibe in Miami. Personally, I would not recommend the restaurants on Ocean drive as they tend to be overpriced and you get a lot of people walking closely past your table as most of the tables are set outside. I would highly recommend booking lunch or dinner at one of the top hotels on Collins Avenue, we went to a lovely Italian restaurants called Bianca and it was incredible.
We were given a standard double room which was airy, clean with plenty of room, if anything I would say that the bathroom could have been bigger but for 1 night it was fine. We didn't opt for a room with a view as we spent most of our time outside rather then in the hotel. We also had a hot breakfast included in our rate which was really nice, there were about 6 choices of different breakfasts including omelette, pancakes, bacon and sausage served with orange juice and tea or coffee.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Beacon if you are looking for good value, cleanliness and good service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean views, world-class dining, shopping, and nightlife: Beacon South Beach Hotel puts the heart of Miami at your fingertips. Located amidst the best attractions of Ocean Drive, Beacon is a boutique, seaside hotel specializing in luxurious comfort and unparalleled service. Combining historic Art Deco aesthetics with chic, modern design, the hotel drips with glamor and elegance in a tropical setting. As a team dedicated to making your stay memorable, we accommodate your every need for a posh solo vacation, a romantic escape, or a glitzy weekend with the girls. Stay at Beacon South Beach, and indulge in the height of SoBe luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hotel Miami Beach
- Beacon Miami Beach