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
I booked this through a third party. My flight was grounded for weather... I tried getting in touch with the hotel manager 4 times, (Christina) all my calls went unreturned. I was told by staff that she received the notes but she refused to call my back I find that unprofessional and I was upset about it for the length of my stay 3x days... check-in took 45min. I would not return to this hotel because of this. sad because the hotel was nice. (( my partial ocean view was hard to see with the glass on my windows bing so dirty. ))
What a gorgeous property. Right across from the Beach. Awesome atmosphere. Friendly service and check in was amazing. Both Women at reception today 8/10/2019 were wonderful in assisting us for check in, towels, beach chairs, locations and anything else we may have needed. Pool after the beach was very relaxing, with fresh fruit available and towels right there.
My wife and I booked three nights at the Victor because we read reviews that made the hotel sound more upscale and adult friendly than the reality of the property. For starters, this is not an adults only hotel. There are kids every where especially since the hotel's restaurant is operated by the Sugar Factory. Next, if you plan to get a massage or use the spa, call ahead an make sure it is open. Part of the reason we stayed at this property was because of the spa but it was undergoing renovation and no one gave us notice nor did we receive any credit for not being able to use the spa.
The life around the hotel is very active with lots of tourist. So, if you want to be in the thick of things, this is a place for you. However, if you want to be removed from all the activity at the hotel's doorstep, you may want to consider something else.
On the positive side, I have stayed at the hotels further north of the Victor and you get a much larger hotel room for the same price at the Victor. But again, you don't get the same "vibe" as they say in Miami. Hope this helps.