I would not recommend the Tides. They have changed owners and because of it both the service and interior design changes they have made make it for a disappointing experience for the price.
The owners have made significant decor changes to the lobby since Kelly Wearstler designed it. They moved the cool bar area to the front and added a television and display bottles, which makes it feel more like a holiday inn rather than a chic, boutique hotel. They no longer have that cool, formal dining area. No more candles or inviting, ambiant music to make it warm and inviting. This makes a significant discrepancy from the imagery provided on the pictures they have posted on Tablets, etc.
The decor and service staff around the pool area does not exist. No life what so ever out there. It feels cold and desolate. You don’t even want to lay out back there. It overlooks a parking lot.
Stayed in 602, The room size was the only good thing I have to comment about the hotel and the bed was comfortable. However, because of the hotel’s proximity to the Palace bar next door, you won’t get much sleep in the evening. Circuit music can be heard playing each night until midnight.
We had several meals at the hotel. Each one I can say was a bad experience. Of the meals we had:
Dinner on patio: Served raw chicken.
Lunch on patio: Stale chips, overcooked eggs, had to call service attendant multiple times, no fork/knives
In room dining: Food ordered was not what was promised on menu. Turkey burger served with no none of the basics like lettuce, tomato, onion, stale bread. The antipasto platter came with white, stale bread and grape jelly?
We found out that the hotel outsources the food service to the same company that runs all the horrible restaurants along Ocean Drive, and because of it I don’t see the food improving in the future unless they fire the outsourced food provider.
For the prices the hotel charges (including an 18-20% gratituty required on all orders) it really sets a sour taste when thinking about Miami.
I think we would be better off staying at a cheaper hotel off Collins that offers a better experience at a much lower price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations. Originally built in 1936, the hotel’s architecture is rich with Art Deco influences, creating a nostalgic environment for The Tides’ unique brand of modern luxury. The Tides features forty-four stylish luxury suites all offering expansive ocean views. Spacious hotel accommodations range from Oceanfront Studio Suites of 550 square feet to the 2,600 square foot Tides Suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- King And Grove Tides
- King & Grove Tides Hotel Miami Beach
- Tides Hotel Miami Beach
- Tides Miami Beach
- The Tides South Beach Miami Beach, Florida