I travelled to South Beach to celebrate my birthday with friends. We had an amazing time and the Sense Hotel was a big part of that. Overall, the trip was fantastic and we enjoyed ourselves. I don't really have any major complaints just noticed a few quirks that made the stay just slightly less than stellar. We ran into a minor confusion on the first night regarding our hanging out in the lobby area. But it was smoothed over quickly. The second quirk was that friends of mine had difficulty getting more towels at one point during the weekend. Not sure if the laundry delivery was delayed or something, but that proved to be a slight problem. My room wasn't cleaned to my satisfaction by the end of the trip but it wasn't a horrible issue. The last issue was that the pool (which is really quite surprisingly small) wasn't very clean. A grimy residue was noticed around the ring of the pool.
While I do have these minor complaints, I must stress that the staff was very helpful and very accomodating. None of these issues detracted from the wonderful time I had at the hotel. Considering that the hotel is right on Ocean Drive - across the street from the beach - it would be nice if they had a relationship with the business on the beach that rents chaises and umbrellas and offered one or two lounges and umbrellas for the hotel's guests. The folding chair and towel that we were handed as we headed to the beach was cute but inadequate. Knowing that other hotels on the strip do offer this amenity to their guests, I think it would be a good thing for the Sense to consider as well.
My second suggestion would be to locate a business that can operate the restaurant/lounge that is in the lobby area. We were told that the restaurant would be operational for our visit but it was not.
That said, the rooms were wonderful. The beds were amazing and again, it was a wonderful trip. Since the hotel is just opening, I suspect the few issues that we ran into will be worked out in the near future.
I look forward to returning to the Sense on my next trip to Miami.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sense Beach House is just steps from the beach, offering a personalized and casually sophisticated vacation getaway. The hotel offers 18 modern rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge area with ocean and skyline views and indoor/outdoor restaurant, The Local House. Perfectly situated on the southern end of South Beach, in the chic SoFi neighborhood, Sense Beach House provides what South Beach has been missing – a true beach escape. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sense South Beach Miami
- Sense Beach House Miami Beach, Florida