We searched long and hard online looking for an above average (4 or 5 star) 'Ocean Drive' location hotel and decided on spending one night at the Z Ocean Hotel and one at the Tides. Overall I'd give the 'Z' a 7 or maybe a possible 8 out of 10.
Things we liked: the room itself was very funky and unusual and well equipped and we opted for a balcony room with the spiral staircase going to our own PRIVATE roof-top sunbathing area including a wet bar and private jacuzzi!! You'll no doubt read that several people talk about how 'wonderful' the shower in the bathroom is, and they're right, it truly is an amazing experience! The location is awesome, just close enough to the lively nightlife but far enough away that you can get some good shut-eye without that thudding beat all night long! The breakfast here was expensive but also very good. Things we didn't like: The entrance is off Collins Ave, not Ocean Drive, so the first impression is "are you kidding me?? I paid all this price for this???". The staff were 'okay' but just okay. I expected more for the price I paid. The bar was closed when we were there (a Thursday nite) which quite surprised me as it looked like a luxurious place to sink a few martinis. Oh well, their loss. The pool is small but cute. Would I stay here again? Maybe, but only with a private rooftop room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience true luxury at our Miami Beach resort, Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. Offering much more than other suite resorts in Miami Beach, Florida, Z Ocean Hotel is ideal for your escape to SoBe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Crowne Plaza
- De Soleil South Beach
- Vincci South Beach
- Regent South Beach
- Z Ocean Hotel South Beach Miami Beach, Florida