We booked the Beacon Hotel for one-night after returning from a cruise. We arrived from the cruise port quite early (around 10am) expecting to check our luggage but to our surprise, the room was already ready for us. We were also handed vouchers for free hot, plated breakfast (no tacky buffets here) which we were able to enjoy before settling in the room.
The room itself was great. Unique, boutique style decor with comfortable beds and a modern bathroom with tiled shower. The bathroom was small, but functional and the view wasn't great (an old tattered rooftop), but we weren't there to spend time in the room anyway.
The staff was wonderful - hospitable and very helpful. Always smiling and asking to make sure our stay was going well, and available to help with luggage and taxis anytime we were going anywhere.
The location can't be beat for a true South Beach experience. The boardwalk, volleyball courts and beach are right across the street and it's walking distance from Lincoln Road, Washington Ave, and other sightseeing attractions.
Beware of the expensive food & cocktails on Ocean Drive. We got one patio cocktail to people watch for awhile, but it's pricey so your best bet is to walk a few blocks and eat at the Lincoln Road Mall or places like the nearby 11th Street Diner of Food Network fame that have reasonable menu prices.
If we are in South Beach again, we will definitely look up the Beacon for another stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beacon Hotel is a gem among boutique South Beach hotels in Miami. Besides its premium location right in the center of Ocean Drive, and beautifully remodeled rooms and lobby, the Beacon gives you South Beach how it is meant to be experienced. Here, you have direct access to seven miles of sand and surf, unrivaled nightlife, premier shopping and dining. Enjoy infinite views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and historical sherbet-colored Art Deco architecture on the other. Be it honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic beach getaway, this historical oceanfront boutique hotel is a haven for a perfect romantic vacation. Beacon Hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary beach towels and beach chairs in the room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
- Beacon Miami Beach