Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami
What We Love
- A Collins Avenue gem with a sleek third-floor pool and easy access to the beachHaving your own private attendant on the sandy beach
- Taking in the modern colors and lines of the 10-story glass tower
- Dining by the pool at indoor-outdoor DECK Sixteen
What To Know
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in guestrooms provide great natural lighting and panoramic views
- The reception area and pool are on the third floor
- The hotel provides free beach chairs
You’ve heard about “Miami Modern,” the 1960s architectural genre, but what about Miami modern – as in, the bright, bold aesthetic of the Magic City of the 21st century? Get a glimpse of it at Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, which is defined by fresh contemporary aesthetics. This entire getaway is decked out in sunshine yellows, bright and deep blues, hot pinks and crisp whites, in a sharp 10-story glass tower. With floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms are airy and light-filled; an indoor-outdoor restaurant offers an au-courant spin on mid-century design elements, beside a sleek third-floor pool.
The living here, too, is oh so of-the-moment. You’ll find state-of-the-art LIFE FITNESS cardio machines at the 24-hour gym; a 47-in. flat-screen TV in your room; and, at the above restaurant, local, seasonal tapas with sangria pairings. For getting around town, there are bikes and an executive car service, as well, but we doubt you’ll be going far from here. Even with all of the above, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner shines the brightest for its fabulous address, right on Collins Avenue and just steps from the beach, where you get a personal attendant. Because being in the heart of the action never goes out of style.
Each of 105 modern, bright and airy Hyatt Centric guest rooms is Wi-Fi-equipped and designed with floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathroom stocks luxury bath amenities by BeeKind Buttercup and DryBar hair dryers, to pamper you while you wash off after a day at the beach. You’ll have a king bed whichever room you choose, but the upgraded View abode offers a bit more space and sparkling views of the Atlantic.
The hotel’s signature restaurant is DECK Sixteen, which serves three meals a day and comprises an indoor-outdoor space beside the third-floor pool. The inspiration is Mediterranean, with a Spanish focus, and tasty eats by Chef William Milian (previously of Morgans Hotel Group) include seafood salads and chorizo frittatas. Be sure to try one of the sangrias or craft cocktails, whether during the day, at 5-to-8pm happy hour or deep into the night – the bar stays open until 2am.
The hotel embodies fresh, modern SoBe cool, and so does Collins Avenue outside, lined with bars, lounges, restaurants and clubs. Other local destinations to visit include the Bass Museum of Art and the always-busy Lincoln Road Mall – and don’t forget the sands of the neighborhood’s namesake shores (not that you would, when the hotel saved you a chaise lounge, towel and umbrella). To switch it up, explore the street art of Wynwood, taste your way through Little Havana’s Cuban eateries, or head out to Brickell, the resident financial district by day, and a sizzling nightlife hub by evening.
How to Get There
Pretty disappointed with this hotel. It is very clean and the location is excellent. There are two less expensive parking garages adjacent to the hotel. Check in/out was a breeze; staff was friendly. Our first (deluxe) room was a corner looking directly at the pool loungers and pedestrians. It very awkward unless you wanted to stage a silent performance, so no view since the drapes had to remain closed. It had one of those ADA compliant showers where I manage to get water all over the floor, so we asked to be moved and were quickly accommodated. (Thanks!) Second room had a better shower, but was on a lower floor, so even closer proximity to pedestrians and traffic noise- drapes closed again. The beds and pillows were comfy, but the room felt very hard and cold. The bathroom had one dim light, so it was difficult to get ready in there. The room was fine for good proximity to great restaurants, shopping and beach, but I wouldn't recommend it. Wish we would have splurged for the Lowe's. You can rent beach chairs and use the spa at Lowe's, but don't try to walk through their pool area, as you will be stopped by an all-business security guard. This is not a real Hyatt. Stay here only if you just need a bed in this fun location.
The Hyatt Centric is located in a great area to explore the Art Deco district. Also close to shops and restaurants. We never drove during our stay. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was better than any we’ve had in a hotel. The pool area is very nice and the hotel is very clean. On the down side, the hotel is really small. The lobby isn’t large enough for lounging. The room was beautiful but the lighting in the bathroom is horrible. There is also no convenient place to put luggage and personal items. Not even a fold out luggage rack or a drawer. This hotel makes sense for a short stay or business traveler. We end up hanging out in other hotel lobbies on a rainy day.
Stayed at the Hyatt Centric South Beach while in Miami on business and was impressed not only by the great location and comfortable, clean rooms but I'd like to give a HUGE shoutout to all the bellmen (especially Winston and Henry) who were incredibly helpful with our group's insane amount of luggage. The entire hotel staff is incredible, always smiling and ready to help in any way they can. Would love to come back and stay next time again.
The location is great. You're, literally, one block from the beach without paying the premium for staying near the beach. The rooms were clean. The pool was awesome. But the staff is what made our stay AMAZING!! They went above and beyond!
I want to give a special shout-out to Ibrahim the manager. I had a little problem with my room and he went above and beyond to make my stay better. I'm always grateful for Hyatt quality. The showers are clean and hot too. Important.