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What We Love

  • An original Art Deco hotel in the heart of South Beach, with breakfast includedChecking out the Atlantic views from the hotel – it’s right on Ocean Drive
  • Beginning your Miami mornings with complimentary breakfast
  • Instagramming the gorgeous Art Deco exterior, in white and pastels
  • Splashing cash at the Lincoln Road Mall, a 15-minute walk

What To Know

  • The hotel was recently renovated
  • There's a parking garage right around the corner
  • Free WiFi is fast
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A central SoBe stay at a recently renovated 1930s gem on Ocean Drive, just steps from the beach

The Lowdown

If you really want a sense of Miami’s Art Deco legacy, don’t simply visit the Deco District – stay in one of its original 1930s hotels. Stepping into Cavalier South Beach is as close as you’ll come to stepping into Miami history, with its fabulous neon-bathed, palm-fringed stucco façade and vintage-inspired interiors. The new redesign may not have been around back in the city’s Golden Age, but the views of the Atlantic from its outdoor patio have hardly changed at all. In other parts of the property, you’ll also find terrazzo flooring and nautical touches, both original to the 1936 design.
If you want a sense of the Miami today, you only have to step out of Cavalier – you couldn’t be more in-the-middle-of-it-all if you tried. You’re on Ocean Drive, after all, which means that along with the beach being right across the street, the most popular restaurants, boutiques, bars and clubs surround you in every other direction. Dine on sushi at the Lincoln Road Mall, sip a mojito at a lounge on Collins Avenue, and go dancing to the tunes of the DJ of the moment at the hottest club in town.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $17.10 per room, per night will be added on the payment screen. The resort fee includes Wi-Fi, coffee in the lobby, use of beach towels, club passes, use of a safety deposit box and two water bottles per room, per stay.
Please note that a refundable $200 credit-card authorization is required at check-in.


 Rooms are mostly contemporary, with Deco touches here and there; many feature exposed brick, and all beds are dressed in Egyptian-cotton linens. You’ll have a Smart TV with all the major channels, and in your marble bathroom, chrome fixtures, a rain shower and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. Classic King rooms and Deluxe Double rooms are both the hotel’s standard category; the difference is in their bedding configurations (one king bed or two double beds, respectively). Deluxe Ocean View King rooms are located in the front corners of the building, boasting views of the Atlantic.  


 You’re on famed Ocean Drive, within South Beach’s Art Deco District. This area of Miami is vibrant and eclectic, with whimsical pastel Art Deco buildings and the palm-tree-lined Lummus Park Promenade. Walk to the beach – it’s directly across the street from the hotel – and to the boutiques of Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road, for some unbeatable designer shopping. When the sun goes down, don your most club-friendly duds, and take to the many buzzing nightspots in town.

How to Get There

The Cavalier Hotel
1320 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139-4210 United States


False advertising

We booked the Cavalier for 3nights for a much needed get away. Wife's usually not into the Art Deco but thought the hotel from its website looked amazing. Location is great. Became disappointed with the false advertising of a restaurant and room service neither of which they have. Breakfast is cold cuts and fruit with boiled eggs. Advertising of Queen bed is actually a double on a Queen frame. No seating in rooms other than a desk chair. Wife asked gentleman at front desk about restaurant was told "don't have one currently working on getting one", when she asked why are they advertising restaurant and room service and showing him their actual website he first tried to tell her that "restaurant" referred to surrounding restaurants however website says "our" and in room service. He than stated that "room service" referred to room cleaning. When she read him what their site says(image attached) he than pretended to be busy and stopped talking to her. Walls are thin as it is an old building. Hotel is in a great location however will not be returning nor would I recommend due to false advertising

Great Boutique Hotel and Great location

Great boutique hotel wonderful decor! The original brass door elevator was fabulous and charming! We were in a room facing South Beach and could see the sun rise from our bed it was amazing! Great location, Clean comfortable accommodations and the Continental breakfast was very good and included mimosas! Staff were very friendly and very accommodating. Our travel agent had requested an ocean facing room, however, there were none available so they upgraded us free of charge to the third-floor ocean view suite! Highly recommend this hotel!

Our second stay, we'il come again.

Our second stay, we'il come again. Because it's a clean, likeable/sympathetic hotel in the center of Ocean Drive. The complimentary breakfast was nice (got champagne). Most rooms overlook the side building, the only thing unpleasant.