Daily hot American buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
Rooms come with beach chairs and towels for a day on the water at no additional cost
Prime location on Ocean Drive, just a quick stroll across the street to the beach
What To Know
Free high-speed WiFi
Frosted glass bathroom doors are not for the shy
Ocean Drive is busy, but the hotel has soundproof windows; you can also ask for a room on a higher floor
Parking on site
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Art Deco South Beach charmer across the street from the ocean, with a rooftop lounge
Classic Miami glitz greets guests at this newly renovated, 75-year-old Art Deco boutique hotel, ideally situated on Ocean Drive. The palm tree–fronted all-white façade leads to a bold palette in the guestrooms of turquoise, orange-red or chartreuse, all set off by tufted white headboards and bright white furniture and linens. Pamper yourself with Pascal Morabito bath products and fluffy bathrobes (but be warned: The frosted glass bathroom doors are not for the modest). Fill up at the generous (and free) hot American buffet breakfast — eggs and sausages, as well as the usual muffins and cereals, are on offer — before grabbing a free beach chair and towel and walking across the street to the ocean. Take a break from the sun for a midday mojito at on-site bar and grill the Place (Hurricanes, Planter’s Punches and Sex on the Beaches are on the beachy cocktail menu), or make the seafood-focused joint your dinner destination. Start with coco-crusted shrimp with sweet chili sauce or calamari tempura with miso aioli before moving on to such main courses as panko-crusted scallops and Florida lobster tail with truffle mashed potatoes.
In the Area
A prime Ocean Drive location puts you within striking distance of South Beach’s charms. Sun worshipers can walk right across the street to the beach (the hotel supplies chairs and towels) to people-watch and work on their tans, while cultural types can check out the Art Deco Historic District. The nation’s largest such zone consists of some 700 buildings built between 1933 and 1949; book a guided tour through the Art Deco Welcome Center. Stock up on party attire along Washington Avenue, where you’ll find a mix of vintage shops and clubwear, or blow your budget on Collins Avenue, home to Kenneth Cole, Armani and Versace, among others. By night take in Ocean Drive’s iconic neon lights before letting loose at SoBe’s famed club scene; you can join the waterfront party at Nikki Beach or spy on celebs at Mansion (Jeremy Piven and Ne-Yo have been spotted here). To escape the tourist bustle, consider a daytrip to the Everglades; the 1.5 million–acre national park is home to bald eagles and panthers. Or visit Coral Gables’ Fairchild Tropical Garden, the largest tropical botanical garden in the U.S.
Beacon Hotel South Beach
720 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
How to Get There
Flights are available to Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Taxis to/from MIA and FLL are approximately $34 and $75, respectively, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, valet parking is available for $23 per day.