Westover Arms Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Westover Arms Hotel in Miami Beach (Mid Beach), you’ll be minutes from Fontainebleau and close to Lincoln Road Mall. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Mount Sinai Medical Center and Miami City Ballet.
Make yourself at home in one of the 40 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Your room comes with a memory foam bed. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite from a grocery/convenience store serving guests of Westover Arms Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and ATM/banking services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
This hotel seems set up for people who want to stay for enough time that they will make use of the kitchen, laundry, etc. The kitchen area was larger than needed for a short stay, and it even had a washer/dryer, but the bedroom/living area was quite small and had no furniture. The bed converted into a sofa, but the only other place to sit were two high stools by the kitchen. No regular chairs, armchairs, desk, etc. Small tv and some closet/cupboard space. The staff were pleasant and service seemed pretty good—they fixed a minor problem in our room very quickly. The vouchers for beach chairs are great and the hotel is only a block away from a nice stretch of beach. This is not a place to go for a luxurious experience but the basics are fine and the rooms are clean. Oddly, they did not supply any washcloths in the rooms but they do have multiple towels you can use (including beach towels you can pick up with your beach voucher at the convenience store). The price is good compared to other nearby places but don’t expect too much from the bed or the living area. If a kitchen and laundry are your priorities it’s a great choice.
The hotel is relatively well placed for the price. The rooms are a decent size. I asked for the roll out beds to be ready on arrival because we were arriving late. And they were. Cheap parking 5’ walk away. Short stay no problem. Recommend.
The cost alone (it wasn't cheap) makes it tough to review fairly.. Because if I compare what I paid to most other hotels in the country, the hotel falls a little short. But since this hotel is in the niche Miami Beach boutique realm...it's price is actually quite fair. So i'll negate the price, and just review my experience at hotel: The lobby is quite modern, bright and clean. There's a bar/lounge in the lobby that during our stay we didn't see anybody at, but it was staffed had we wanted something. There's also a small onsite store. If you need anything, the bartender walks over and works the store counter for you. I've guessing this is pretty normal in boutique hotels since they're small and don't have a lot of staff. At least that was the case when we were there. Speaking of the store, it seemed well stocked with common things you'd need such as beer, smokes, Tylenol, snacks etc. As for our room, it was a decent size. It has a nice modern bathroom. The suite appears to be well suited for longer stays. It has a nice kitchen with full size appliances, and quite a bit of room to cook if you chose to. The couch transformed into the bed, which to be honest, I didn't love...because it meant that once you set the bed up, there was nowhere else to sit (except for on the bed). On the downside, our particular room had a horrible view consisting of the roof of the hotel and the parking garage of the apartments next door. Also, I found it strange that there were no sun-blocking curtains for sleeping in. The only window coverings were cheap horizontal blinds that block absolutely no light early in the morning. Plus you could see out through gaps sides, which means people could theoretically see you. For the price, this was disappointing. However...I must say, we ended up sleeping quite well. It also appears that you are supposed to leave a tip in your room (there's an envelope and instructions). This is a concept i'm not familiar with for hotels, but i'm going to assume that this is normal for boutique hotels. Plus, it's probably normal for people to stay numerous days in this hotel, in which case the room attendant has probably assisted the guest multiple times. Lastly, I enjoyed the patio out front. We brought a drink out there and enjoyed a warm Miami evening.
We stayed in a small suite. Suite included kitchen, washer, dryer, which is great and saves money on dining if you don't feel like eating out. The room was clean and the decor was contemporary. Highly recommend this hotel!
Do not stay at the Westover Arms Hotel in Miami Beach on the Sabbath. They are not Sabbath friendly, the stairs are locked for re-entree. When I told the staff that I am a Sabbath observing Jew and i do not use the elevator on the Sabbath and they should please accommodate and have the locks to the hallway stairs open on the Sabbath, they flat out refused to accommodate me. When me and wife pleaded with staff that we have no way of going back in on the Sabbath because we will not desecrate the Sabbath by using the elevator, ( its not a sabbath elevator ) the staff refused to help us , they said that the management of the Hotel gave orders that if any staff member is going to help a orthodox Jew on the Sabbath they will get fired from their hotel job. The hotel manager who said his name is Joe Castro even said that we are not welcome to stay in his hotel and that he is not interested in orthodox Jews as guests.