Beacon Hotel South Beach
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
I like this hotel because it is very close to the beach. Our room was very nice, with a view to the front and the big street. The breakfast was nice and at lunch they have happy hour which we really appreciated. Although they don’t have a pool and we waited a long time for the valet to bring our car the day we checkout.
We stay at beacon hotel 4 days and we like the location. The service was everything good and a special thanks to the concierge Veronica she is very kindley, beautiful and she help us with all our need, we feel at home, we gonna come back again. Nice rooms and hotel!
We went on an impromptu getaway and couldn't have picked a better place to stay than the Beacon. We arived late, around 11:00 pm and they had all the paperwork & keys waiting!
There are many places to stay on South Beach Many are very similar in style (Art Deco), ease to the beach, and restaurants on premise.
What made the Beacon so special for us was the staff! Each time we passed through the lobby someone inquired about our stay and if we needed anything. All of our requests were met with a smile and handled promptly.
The location was perfect, right across from the beach and they provided towels and beach chairs for our convenience. Our room was clean and cozy. Perfect for our romantic getaway!
I must give a big shout out to the staff we encountered that clearly went out of their way to make sure our stay was exceptional...Augustine at the front desk, Julio (he helped us with several things), Analia our server at the restaurant, and Veronica the concierge. Thank you all.
We've been to South Beach before and this was our first time staying at the Beacon. My husband is already planning our next trip!
My Daughter and I just had the privilege to stay at the Beacon Hotel right in the center of South Beach and they did not disappoint! The friendly and extremely accommodating staff along with Augustin, the Manager, made our stay so much fun. They make the smallest gestures the best experience, just the simple access to beach towels and fresh water bottles to answering any questions about the area. Valet parking was quick and easy and we enjoyed lunch at the Place, their hotel restaurant, daily. The rooms are clean and bright and the daily room service was always accommodating with extra clean towels. Very nice with refrigerator so you can purchase some of your own beverages while you’re there. I was shocked how quiet the rooms are because it can get quite noisy outside with all the tourists and restaurant participants but our room was never noisy! We travel a lot as a family and you will not be disappointed with your stay at the Beacon Hotel.
The happy hour specials are terrific. The drinks a huge buy one get one free. Has a nice size menu to choose from many options. The staff was super nice and friendly and the hotel looked absolutely beautiful