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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The location it amazing, cleaning is good, the checking it fast. Employees service are good. Facility is nice. Breakfast is nice. The price for about the location it good. The plus it the location it really amazing.
The welcoming of the services and staff is one that you will always remember when going to South Beach. The welcoming personalized card was very touchy. Everything we requested we got. The refrigerator full of beers and bottles of liquors, soda and water. Do select this hotel you will not regret it, but add more flavor to your trip.
This year I came to visit Miami for my summer vacation. I stayed at the Beacon Hotel, the staff here are very cooperative and friendly. Some of the people who stood out to me were the amazing Matthew, Veronica, Julio and Liliana. As well the restaurant side as the beautiful host Jackie served me and the outstanding chef PEPE. My best wishes and good luck to the management of the Beacon Hotel Miami. - Rana Rashid Idbal
The position of the hotel is excellent and it is in the first row hotels to the beach. The hotel is not very big, but it is very stylish and nice, with several different places where anyone could seat and relax. They gave beach chairs (in every room) and beach towels (changed every day) which was very convenient. There was good wifi in all area of the hotel (including room). The breakfast was nice but not many choices. The staff very polite and helpful. When Veronica sent me an orchid and a thanks card in the room, I was touched and I really felt wonderful. Our flight was in the evening, so Veronica gave us beach chairs and towels, even for the last day and let us take a shower before trip. We were very grateful for that. The surprise was having Starbuck’s coffee from 7.00-12.00 in the hotel and having iced water with lemon and strawberries from 12.00-19.00 during the day.
I don’t expect to stay in a hotel like this,before booking this hotel I had read many reviews. Both pros and con aspects, however, when I first walked in my room, I was disappointed with the room, it’s small and not clean, the bathroom is super small with no exhausted fan, you have to open a window to let the steam out😓😥, the hallway smells strange, the elevator is small and super slow😳.