What We Love
- The resort fee includes bicycle rentals, beach towels, access to the spa and gym and WiFi
- Spa V, located on the basement level, is a cool, hidden-secret retreat, especially for couples who can book side-by-side treatments
- Little luxuries – full-screen computers in the lobby, Keurig coffee machines in the rooms – add up
What To Know
- The hotel underwent an $8 million renovation in 2013
- The gorgeous Art Deco-designed pool is a refreshing complement to the beach located across the street
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Built in 1937 by “Dean of Deco” Lawrence Murray Dixon, the Hotel Victor has reopened after an $8 million 2013 makeover. The effortless, understated furnishings of the lobby – all nubby linens, midcentury modern lines and muted palettes – now contrasts elegantly with Murray Dixon’s architectural details like glam crystal and brass chandeliers, geometric inlaid floors and a massive flamingo mural. A generous terrace, filled with umbrella tables, leads to both the restaurant and curvaceous pool.
Bed & Bath
The rooms are prettier and more European than the exterior of the hotel indicates, with bleached wood plank floors, Scandinavian-inspired furniture, creamy nautical fabrics and potted orchids. Views of the ocean are captivating, highlighted by plenty of glass. Bathrooms, with clear walls separating the shower and toilet/bidet, are installed separately from the long sinks and Infiniti tubs, which are bedroom centerpieces.
Sugar Factory American Brasserie is the main dining option, with fresh and tasty fare. Guests can also head to Sushi Couture, which serves high-quality fish imported daily from Japan. The gym is better equipped with machines, both weight and cardio, than many of the neighboring hotels.
In the Area
This is the famed Art Deco District; don’t leave without taking a walking or bicycle, self-guided tour to see the incredibly restored, historic properties. While Ocean Drive itself can be touristy and mediocre food-wise – with the exception of Prime 112, De Rodriguez Cuba and BLT Steak – it also offers some wicked fun, especially at the neighboring Palace South Beach, renowned for its colorful drag queen shows. Parallel streets Collins and Washington avenues feature world-class dining and nightclub options, ranging from The Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel to Mansion Nightclub. Perpendicular to the beach, walking mall Lincoln Road is great for people-watching and café-hopping.
How to Get There
Anyone who has ever visited South Beach Miami understands the vibe - the energy - the MEMORIES made while visiting - and, also, the extravagant prices.
Behold, Hotel Victor. Fairly priced, OVER accommodating staff, who go out of their way to guarantee a pleasant stay.
Spacious rooms, fantastic pool bar service by Christina; and front desk staff, who no matter what time of day (or night), that you need assistance, are there to HAPPILY serve you.
My friends and I utilized the complimentary beach cruisers to explore south beach and were welcomed back to the hotel with bottles of water and doormen to handle our bikes.
Gurdene, in reservations, (introduced to me through my dear friend mark Goodfellow) was a delight and has already been helping me coordinate my next trip down w friends. We will 100% be booking again with hotel victor and I suggest you do the same.
I absolutely love this hotel! From the service to the staff, room and amenities as well as the price, everything is always superb. I always recommend this hotel to all of my friends who are visiting Miami. The ocean view from the hotel is just as amazing!
I’ve booked this hotel because I heard that it has a great spa. The spa is closed until the further notice. No hot tub available by the pool. No free breakfast included. Our sink was clogged and we had to tell them twice about it. A day we arrived, the room service lady simply opened our room without knocking, and the day we left two different room service ladies inquired what time we were going to check out, and it was before 11am. The gym didn’t have water or clean towels. In short, the service was not good at all. What we DID like about the hotel, was the pool and fresh fruit served there and beach chairs and bicycles available upon request.
As my room wasn’t ready upon checking in (I was early, no stress), I decided to avail myself of the beach chairs and towels provided by the daily resort fee. Upon walking to the beach at the bellwoman’s direction, I was disappointed to discover that Hotel Victor lost their contract with Boucher Brothers (the beach rental company). Heading back across the street to the hotel lobby, I spoke with the front desk and was handed a small, folding chair to carry to the beach myself. This chair does not recline flat and is a true chair - not a lounger as all the other hotels seem to provide (via Boucher Brothers). The towel provided is a white, standard bathroom hotel towel and not a beach towel. My stay with Hotel Victor is off to a frustrating start.
I took my sister there for her hen-trip and it could not have been any better. The staff was lovely, room was always clean (though maybe no need to change the towels every day), spacious and we loved our little (quite small) balcony with the view over the sea.
The pool was lovely and we always managed to get a space to relax.
We also got surprised with a bottle of prosecco on our first evening which shows how attentive the staff are as they must have realised we are on a hen-trip. Location is absolutely fab, direct on Ocean drive with all its bars and clubs and directly next to the fabulous beach.