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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


4.0 Very Good 317 Reviews
A Gem of a hotel with terrible neighbors
Reviewed 2 months ago

We absolutely loved everything about our stay minus the fact the couple in the room right next ended up begin so loud we asked the front deck to call the police. The man banged on our door thinking it was his at 4:30am they screamed at each other for over an hour till we called the front desk. Once the police we there it was quite for a while but then once they left it started up again. The couple knocked on our door. I would hope to visit this hotel to give it another try but after having to deal with that I’m afraid to denture again.

Beautiful boutique style
Reviewed 3 months ago

This was my second time at this hotel. It’s comfortable, clean, friendly and conveniently located.
Staff are amazing, and I was so pleased that the same reception staff are still there. Also beautiful Rosemary, who keeps the rooms in order.
Love the daily breakfast, and all day tea and coffee making facility in the foyer.
There is a nice little terrace to sit and people watch...
Love this place ...

Terrible terrible terrible
Reviewed 3 months ago

The Air Conditioning didn’t work in our room. It was extremely hot to the point where we couldn’t even sleep through the night. Oh but it gets better, we had no windows so even if we wanted to crack open a window we couldn’t. We will not be back.

Almost perfect
Reviewed 3 months ago

Everything you need for a central, comfortable stay in Miami. Friendly, efficient & helpful reception staff - we stayed end of March right at the end of Spring Break. Originally allocated a king room on the second floor right next to the noisy bar next door even though I had specifically asked for a twin room, great if you're a raver, not great after a 10-hour flight. Wasn't a problem at all to change to a much quieter twin room on the first floor, all switched over & settled in within a matter of minutes.
Original lift in the building very quirky, just be kind to it & it will be kind to you! Decor is gorgeous, the art deco feel running throughout the entire place is so cool & chic. Beds SO comfortable, complimentary fridge & safe excellent touch. Only 2 downsides were the shower - very low pressure so takes twice as long to take a shower (make sure to factor this into your morning routine) & breakfast included at Havana 1957 4 buildings away was adequate but hot food choices always came out luke warm & service was extremely slow. Would most certainly stay here again, just a couple of issues to iron it before it's perfect

Perfect, in many ways.
Reviewed 3 months ago

A beautiful place to call home while visiting Miami Beach. Location is right on Ocean drive so you are close to the boardwalk and beach.
Many restaurants are close by as well.
Rooms are quirky and very clean and the staff helpful.
Breakfast is included but not on the property. A few doors down is the restaurant.
Not a lot of great choices though, so we gave it a miss for the rest of our stay.
When I return to Miami this is definitely where I will book again!