This place really missed in terms of our expectations.
The Good: The location is really great if you want to experience South Beach. It is right on the beach and you can walk through the pool area and step onto the sand. It is also just across the street from the strip of clubs and restaurants which was very convenient.
The Average: The pictures really didn't do justice for the room that we got. I was expecting something clean and contemporary. It was really much more dated and showed its age. I know that they embrace the 1950's style ambiance that is common to the area, which is fine, but it didn't match with the expectations set up online. I did ask to try a different room, but was declined. It happens.
The Poor: Please note our visit was in January. We found that the pool area was closed for renovations and the area was littered with equipment. That detracted from the courtyard area significantly, and although maintenance happens, it was clear that this wasn't an unforseen problem and I would have appreciated notice that the pool was going to be closed during our stay. Luckily the beach was nearby. Unfortunately, you are charged an unavoidable fee to use the beach equipment (towels and chairs). I thought the fee was a little high for what you got out of it (and the pool was closed). The valet parking was a bit of a disaster as well. We were told by the front desk to pay them, but the guy at the valet stand also demanded payment. Apparently it is a contracted company. The issue between the hotel and the valet caused some running back and forth to the lobby and some arguing we witnessed. It got resolved alright, but it wasn't pleasant. Further, this was about the only thing that the staff was passionate about helping with. Anything else felt like we were bothersome.
This place received a lot of good reviews, and I'm glad others had a good experience. I did not, and I won't return. At $300 a night before the extra fees I think it's fair to want a room that feels clean, access to the promised amenities, and some friendliness from the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sophisticated Choice Among Resort Hotels on South Beach Miami...One of the only resort hotels on Ocean Drive located directly on the sand with private beach access, the chic Savoy Hotel South Beach Miami is a 75-suite resort without peer on America's sun-drenched Riviera - South Miami Beach's Art Deco District. Prepare for the Savoy Hotel to awaken your senses!The Savoy offers spacious one and two bedroom suites with beach, pool and Ocean Drive views, only steps away from breezy al fresco cafes, hip boutique shopping, and sizzling nightlife - all with the unmistakable flavor of Miami's multi-cultural South Beach. Setting The Savoy apart is our incredible location and generous amenities, unlike any other on Ocean Drive. At a lush 2-acre expanse of tropical paradise from street to beach, our guests can enjoy commanding beach views from en-suite balconies, sun bathe poolside, and enjoy private access to the sands of beautiful South Beach. Only at the Savoy Hotel South Beach Miami. With its ocean Views, chic decor and Art Deco feeling, The Savoy Hotel is the perfect location to celebrate your Special Day. The Savoy offers a variety of settings for you to choose from. Two sundecks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Terrace restaurant with views of our two tropical pools, and our main Ballroom which overlooks Ocean Drive. From an intimate ceremony of 20 guests to a more lavish party of 125, The Savoy will make this day the most memorable yet for you and your guests! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savoy Hotel Miami Beach
- Savoy Resort Miami Beach
- The Savoy Hotel Miami Beach, Florida