What We Love
- A classic beachfront hotel in South Beach – includes breakfast, a welcome drink and more
- Starting the day with a complimentary breakfast and sipping on your welcome cocktail
- Stepping right out onto that brilliant beach, with complimentary chairs and towels from the hotel
- Mingling poolside by day and exploring Miami’s amazing nightlife by night
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The property has been run by the same family since 1941
- Located in Miami's historic Art Deco District, steps from top restaurants, shops and bars
At home in one of the country’s most adrenaline-packed cities, The Richmond knows warm and inviting hospitality. Located directly
on South Beach, this authentic Art Deco hotel is the last in Miami Beach
that’s still run by the original owners – that’s one family since 1941. This oceanfront property prides itself
on being a clean and serene green hotel, and there are also a pool, palm
terrace, complimentary Wi-Fi in the common areas and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
in the beating heart of the Art Deco District, this Collins Avenue hotel puts you just minutes from a host of bars and restaurants. You’re
perfectly positioned for indulging in miles of beach, luxe boutique
shopping and buzzing nightlife, as well as for visiting the Miami Beach
Convention Center, the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theater (worth a photo
outside), Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road’s amazing
restaurants – so after this hotel welcomes you, let Miami do the same.
Good to know
The Express Bus Service
runs every 30 minutes from the Airport via the Airport Flyer to The
Richmond and back for just $2.50.
Our advertised lowest rate is available on select days in December 2015 and April 2016, but every bookable date is still the lowest price for that room, on that night, that you’ll find anywhere online.
Your Superior room
is furnished in original Art Deco style, with the added creative flair
that comes from a family-run team. You’ll find a queen-sized bed, blond
oak furnishings, crisp all-white bedding and European down comforters.
Amenities- Art Deco tiled bathroom with new fixtures- Hair dryer- Robes- Electric shaving equipment – Makeup mirrors- LCD TV with 40 satellite and local channels – Work desk – High-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply) – Luxury bath products- Safe- Irons and full-sized ironing boards- Key card-controlled door locks
Verandah Café serves breakfast, lunch, and if you’re
feeling hungry while lounging around poolside, you can also order late-afternoon snacks. Wine, beer and cocktails are also served. There are
lots of great bars and restaurants close by, too, so you’ll have medley of American and international cuisines at your fingertips.
The Richmond is right on the beach, with an address on famous Collins Avenue, so you couldn’t be in a better location
to explore South Beach. Situated right
in the hub of Miami Beach’s buzzing Art Deco District, the hotel puts numerous bars, restaurants and nightlife options at your fingertips.
How to Get There
The Richmond hotel has new ownership and has merged with the South Seas hotel next door. So now both hotels are under the South Seas umbrella, but when booking a room can select whether you want to stay in the Richmond building or in a South Seas room. However, check-in for both is at the South Seas desk. Both buildings can share the others property, pools, etc. As someone who has stayed at the Richmond hotel 3-4 times a year for the past five years, this merging has a few benefits and some drawbacks, but there are still a lot of wrinkles that need to be ironed out from the merger. Here was my experience during my stay (Sep 23-30, 2019), as viewed from a long-time Richmond patron.
1) The Richmond pool is now open 24 hours like the South Seas (previously the Richmond pool would close at midnight). Nothing I like more than a late night or early morning swim under the moon & stars when it's quiet and nobody else is using the pool, so this was important to me.
2) The South Seas breakfast buffet is available to those staying in the Richmond and is a great way to start the day and was much better than the breakfast food at the Richmond (which isn't served anymore since the merging).
3) Richmond users can use the pools at the South Seas as well.
1) Richmond used to be a quiet adult boutique hotel, but after merging with South Seas (which is more family oriented) the Richmond becomes more noisy with kids staying in the South Seas building coming over and splashing & playing around in the Richmond pool & hot tub & making a racquet.
2) Richmond permanently locked the gate at the back of the property so you have to cut across through the South Seas property to get out and come back in. But if you're staying in the Richmond building be sure they tell you the gate code for the South Seas back gate.
3) Richmond never had security guards making rounds through the property in the past, so it was disconcerting the first two nights (Monday night 9/23 & Tuesday night 9/24) when the guard was asking each and every guest relaxing at the pool if they were staying at the hotel, verifying their names & room numbers and/or asking them to show their keys. He was with one gentleman for like 5 minutes, his family just left the pool to go to their room but the dad stayed behind a few minutes longer. He didn't need his key cause his family was in the room, but the guard was having trouble verifying the name and room number because the merger messed a lot of things up with the computer reservation system. I don't think guests need to be hassled like that unnecessarily during their vacation so I thought this was highly inappropriate. Fortunately the security guards the remainder of the trip (Wed 9/25 to Sun 9/29) were very nice & cordial and didn't hassle the guests at the Richmond pool.
4) Check In was a major hassle. My reservation was booked through hotels.com and was a continuous 7-day reservation from 9/23 to 9/30 in the Richmond building. However, check in is at the South Seas desk, and in their computer system it was listed as a separate 1-day and 6-day reservation. So I had to check out after day 1 and re-check back in for the last 6-days which I did. But at 3pm on 9/24 (day 2) the maid knocked on the door telling me I had to check out. I tried explaining that the reservation was good for another 6 days but didn't get anywhere. Then I received a phone call from downstairs and the lady said I had to get checked out and she had no record of the remaining 6 days of the reservation and wouldn't listen. After some yelling & screaming at her I slammed the phone, then five minutes later she called back and found her mistake.
5) Valet was a disaster on check out. They couldn't find my car. Took almost an hour to find it. Apparently, as a Richmond guest my car went to the same valet company that manages the Surfcomber hotel next door for some strange reason. The director of operations apologized for the issue, I'm just glad my car wasn't gone for good.
The staff was amazing, very polite, helpful, positive, they made me feel very comfortable. The pools are nice, and so is the private beach access and location.
The hotel is old and outdated, a blast from the past at best. Furniture is broken, upholstery was stained. I would not recommend this hotel to a friend nor will I go back. Too expensive for the quality of the room.
Visited here on 5th of September for 5 nights. Had the most amazing time I’ve even tried to re book since being back for in a few months time ! The hotel location is Perfect the pool area is so chill pretty full of palm trees & open till late (pool area) ,also has loads of lizards wild life and more wondering about. It’s facing the beach and has its own 2 seconds walk to it “literally 2 seconds ! I would recommend this hotel highly! friendly staff , security on entrance on hotel all security were very kind helpful and relaxed about chilling around pool at am times .
Thank you so much Richmond hotel for a amazing stay in Miami :) 5*