The Hotel of South Beach
What We Love
- A Condé Nast Traveler-endorsed designer Art Deco getaway on Collins AvenueThe complimentary yoga on Saturday mornings and chaises at the beach
- The glimmering rooftop pool, in the glow of the rooftop spire
- The hotel’s Historic Hotels of America inclusion, Condé Nast Traveler attention and TripAdvisor ranking
- The punchy design, from the colorful Todd Oldham lobby to the pool-centered L. Murray Dixon rooftop
What To Know
- One block away from the beach, and the hotel gives guests free beach chairs
- Due to its popular location, it can be noisy at night; light sleepers may want to bring earplugs
- Self-parking at a garage nearby is $15 a night, and valet costs $35
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
“The Hotel of South Beach” is a pretty bold name for a South Beach hotel (after all, there are more than 200 such stays), but then, The Hotel of South Beach is a pretty bold getaway. Designed by fashion icon Todd Oldham, it’s decked out in the punchiest shades of aqua, orange, red and lime green, with details like mosaic door pools and backlit room numbers. The 1939 building itself has quite a bit of character, too, with Deco architecture by L. Murray Dixon. A Historic Hotel of America, it’s even crowned with a soaring spire that glows cobalt over Collins Avenue.
All this very spirited design has given way to an equally spirited scene in and around the property, with cheerful breakfasts and lunches unfolding at the festive café and lots of splashing in the glimmering pool, which also resides on the rooftop. Energizing yoga classes take place on Saturday mornings and sunbathing sessions every day, on the private beach, where you get two chaise lounges. And as a result? The hotel’s garnered attention from the likes of Condé Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor, where it holds a Certificate of Excellence and ranks in the top 20 South Beach hotels. Which means the ambitious title really isn’t so far-fetched.
Good to know
Our advertised lowest rate is available May through July, but every bookable date is still the lowest price for that room, on that night, that you’ll find anywhere online.
The cozy Hotel of South Beach rooms manage to serve as calm oases from the SoBe surroundings, while also echoing the beachy vibe. Expect a palette of either punchy (aqua, lime) or warm (orange, sienna) hues, plus calming, soothing touches, like rainfall shower heads and organic bath amenities. Upgrade to a newly built Ocean Front room for a private Ocean Drive entrance, along with a balcony, where you can watch the Miami sunrise.
Find breakfast, lunch and light bites at the Hotel Café, in a festive blue-and-green-striped room just off the lobby, accented with eclectic vintage lighting fixtures. Or, ascend to the rooftop, where the pool and glowing spire (from the building’s old days, as the Tiffany Hotel) are complemented by a craft-cocktail bar and lounge. If you’re craving something else, the restaurants of Collins Avenue begin right back downstairs and just out the door.
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 already reserved two beach chaises just for you). 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
This hotel is in a perfect location in south beach. Near lots of restaurants and things to do. The beach is one street away. The hotel has a beautiful roof top pool with an awesome view of the ocean. The there are two bars and a restaurant in site. The roof top bar has a great happy hour with 2 for 1 drinks and 1/2 off appetizers from 1 to 4. The restaurant also host happy hour from 5 to 8.The drinks are tasty and strong. Appetizers were delicious. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and the staff provides towels and water. The gym is small but functional. The hotel lobby and grounds were clean. The room itself was spacious with a fairly comfortable bed. The only negative is the hotel elevator, it is extremely slow. But that still won't change my 5 star rating. The staff was friendly, even when I forgot me key in the room on a late night. They even allowed us to check out a hour late. I will be staying here again next time I visit south beach.
Very nice and helpful staff. Hotel was clean and quiet. Hotel was at an excellent location to central south beach activity. You could walk to most shopping and beach locations! Happy hour specials were great and all day ! Would recommend this hotel to anyone !!
Good location in the middle of the action - across the road to the beach but bars/cafes/restaurants all super close as well.
Rooftop pool is lovely with great view of beach. Happy hour (1pm-4pm) and service up there is really good. The girls are very attentive, friendly and work really hard to look after everyone.
Had a room in the outbuilding which is a bit annoying when you have to keep walking around to get to the pool. But was quiet.
Rooms are big, bed comfortable and shower very good.
My only negative comment about the room was that it was a little bit dark.
The news cafe attached it great - good food and service.
Concierge was really helpful and helped us book some tours with Miami Tours Plus. Everglades was good but city tour awful. I would recommend to do your research first and go with someone else.
We left a day early and didn’t mind losing our money.
Here are the list of issues
Wafer thin walls
Noise from above and below
Even smaller bathrooms
Lousy pillow choice
Access to valet park
Located near the noisier end of south beach
Attitude on checkout for leaving early, she couldn’t get it out quicker enough”you’ll have to pay”
The only positives
Girl in the bar
The gent who helped with the bags
Leela Beach Hotel south of India, Kovulam is the best place to go for a complete peace of mind. The hotel members were very hospitable.The sea view is magnficient .The greenery surrounding the hotel and outside was really refreshing. A place to be for rejuvanating.We would recommend this place for couples and families.What i found to be very different was the pool are. There nets all aound it so families can enjoy their meal without any fear.
We will definately go back to this Hotel in Kovulam.
I give credit to the staff for ther hospitality.