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Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
Ranked #10 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Great hotel. Great staff. Great location!!”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

My husband mother and step father stayed here at the end of February and it was my third year returning for the same weekend. The hotel is very accommodating to room requests. The service by the pool is always great and the Manager Frank was wonderful. The pool side lanai rooms are my favorite!! We look forward to returning again next year.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear Megan

Thank you so much for writing your review and it was wonderful to meet you and your family. I am so happy you enjoyed your visit (again) and your Pool Lanai suites.. We take great pride in our welcoming back our repeat guests and hope to see you for many years to come. I hope you guys enjoyed the cruise and see you soon. Also thank you and your mother for being loyal Priority Club members.

All the best,

Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

My wife and I spent 4 great nights at the Z Ocean at the end of January 2013. This was our first stay at Z-Ocean and we will stay again.
We have been to SOBE many times and we like to stay at the north end of Ocean Drive in SOBE as it is close to the beach, easy walking distance to great restaurants, and Lincoln Ave -- but away from the noise and clamor of the south end of Ocean Drive.
This is a very nice condo-hotel with a very wide variety of room layouts. We stayed in what they call a Lanai pool-side suite on the 2nd floor. This room had a door wall to a patio and the pool.
The room we had was very nicely decorated with king size bed, great bathroom with a wonderful shower, 2 TVs, microwave and what I think they call a chiller box (not a refrigerator). The chiller box will help keep items somewhat cold -- but not as cold as a refrigerator would. So bringing back food items from dinner for eating the next day may not be safe.
If money is no object, I would suggest the 4th floor suites which includes a 5th floor deck and private jacuzzi.
The hotel charges a daily resort fee of ~$25 which provides two beach lounges, towels, and beach umbrella. This is actually not a bad deal as renting these items from the beach vendor would be more expensive.
The hotel has a 2nd floor pool and jacuzzi which due to the design of the hotel is not very large -- but it is adequate for swimming and chilling out in the jacuzzi. There just isn't a lot of lounge chairs available for sunning. But the beach is a short walk away - so they really aren't needed. There is also a pool side bar for drinks and ordering food.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome.
The on-site restaurant is called the Front Porch This restaurant has been located on Ocean Drive for many years in another location and moved to the Z Ocean a couple of years ago. It is a very busy restaurant at breakfast and has GREAT whole-grain pancakes. I highly recommend you give them a try.

All-in-all we had a great trip and will definitely consider staying at the Z-Ocean again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear Traffic_doc,

Fantastic! Thank you so much for your outstanding and detailed review of your visit to the Z Ocean! We are all smiles knowing that we have the honor of being your new favorite hotel - that is a very high honor indeed! All of us here at the Z take great pride in providing outstanding service to our guests, and it sounds like you had a perfect stay. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future.

Take care!


Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales & Marketing
P.S, Pancakes and Green Eggs are my favorite items and Front Porch Cafe
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Loved the rooms, the beds the bathroom and the huge outdoor patio. Beautifully appointed rooms with kitchenette (including microwave). Nice small boutique feel. Great location too...and it has a pool and hot tub on the second floor as well as a private beach area right across the street. Friendly staff, very pleasant. The restaurant is good, though more diner fare than gourmet. Breakfast served all day till 6. Always seems to be busy. And very reasonable prices at the restaurant as well as the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear David

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at the Z Ocean Hotel. We are so happy to read that you were able to enjoy the hotel amenities and relax on our awesome pool lounge. Thanks for choosing to stay with us, and all of us here hope to welcome you back again soon for another great stay. See you next time!

All the best,

Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We recently did a girls reunion getaway and we choose South Beach as our destination...great decision we had a great location at this hotel so we all parked our cars and forgot about them for the rest of the weekend. This hotel is in the middle of everything we were able to walk to restaurants and clubs and across the street was the amazing WHITE SANDS OF MIAMI BEACH!!!
The rooms were very spacious, modern and clean the beds were heavenly!
But I also have to give kudos to the staff who were at our beck and call especially Frank Fuentes who was a true charmer and knew all the great things for us to do ...Thanks for everything!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear Diva,

Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so glad you ladies enjoyed your weekend. I always tell guests that drive to just park and go... We are walking distance to everything shopping, dining and nightlife... I do remember you ladies had the spa treatments poolside during your visit while sipping champagne (now that's a girlfriend getaway SOBE Style).

Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

All the best

Frank Fuentes
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed at the Z Ocean Hotel for the Sobefest food and wine show. The service was excellent, the food amazing and the staff went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. I would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear Raquel,

Thank you so much for your review on your recent stay and nice comments! We are so glad you enjoyed the SOBE Wine and Food Festival and we love hearing that you were able to enjoy our hotel and interact with our "amazing" staff. We hope to see you again next year for festival or perhaps sooner. See you next time!

All the best

Frank Fuentes
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel and really enjoyed it.

Our room had a view of the street, but the balcony was a good size and still very relaxing. Our room was clean, with modern decorations and plenty of size.

We ate breakfast each morning in the attached restaurant, this may have been the best breakfast we've ever eaten!! I don't say that lightly, this was good food.

Next time in South Beach, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zoceansales, Director of Sales at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Dear Jstplnfrank,

Thank you so much for your review and nice comments on your recent stay at the Z Ocean! We love hearing that you were able to enjoy our hotel and interact with our friendly staff. We hope to see you again for your next trip to South Beach. See you next time!

All the best

Frank Fuentes
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Property: Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
Address: 1437 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4103
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Z Ocean Hotel South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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