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“Great location, great staff, small rooms”

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Beacon South Beach Hotel
Ranked #55 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Rye Brook, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Great location, great staff, small rooms”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The location is great--right across the street from the beach and walking distance to Espinoza Way and Lincoln Mall for evening excursions. All the staff are wonderful. They are universally polite and helpful. Both the room and the bathroom are small but very clean. The room has a safe/lockbox, fridge etc. Beach towels and chairs are provided. The hotel provides valet car parking for an additional fee. Getting the car can take up to 20 minutes depending on the time of day, so plan accordingly.

Note that the complimentary breakfast begins at 9 AM. This was a bit on the late side for me and my kids since we like to get an earlier start to the day before we headed to the beach in the afternoon. There is complimentary coffee, tea and hot choc starting at 7 AM.

Definitely a positive expereince.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We recently stayed at the Beacon and found it to be ok, but nothing special. Our oceanview room was small and a bit musty, but clean. There is no pool or any outside space at this hotel. As others have noted, the bathroom was very small with nothing special in terms of fixtures etc.. Staff were generally helpful. Many others have commented on the restaurant - i understand that the hotel is not associated with "The Place" however the breakfast voucher is for that restaurant - some say they enjoyed the breakfast but on our first day we found it inedible and did not return even though it was included. The location of The Beacon is as advertised right on Ocean Drive - we thought this would be a plus, but it was more of a hassle with all the staff at the restaurants along the strip constantly pushing you to eat at their restaurants (they had zero appeal to us) every time we went in or out of the Beacon. I dont think we will be back to Miami Beach, but if we are, i think there are better options for the same or similar cost off of Ocean Drive but still very close to the action and the beach.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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United States
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Loved it. Stayed three days. The staff was great. They've got it down. Every little detail like wifii, printers, terminals to use, early coffee ready by 7 am (or coffee makers in your room), breakfast included. Refrigerators. Lock box in room big enough for laptops. Beach is across the street. They provide chairs and towels. They have a restaurant and drinks you can swim in. It's valet parking so drop your car off in front of the hotel. There is no parking lot. They take care of your car. Parking is $20 per day which is typical. Never used my car once I got there. What would be the point? Would definitely recommend! Enjoy.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Pros: Good location on Ocean Dr. Beach chairs and towels in room. Friendly service. Breakfast included.
Cons: Tiny bathroom. Might not seem like a big deal, but I was sharing a room with my daughter and it was close quarters. No pool.
I have stayed in better hotels on Ocean Dr. for the price. I don't think I'd book here again.

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BeaconSoBe, Front Office Manager at Beacon South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Greetings From The Beacon,

Thank you for visiting the Beacon and for taking the time to review us! It was our pleasure to have had you stay with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, service & amenities. We thought it would be a nice gesture for our guest in providing beach and towels since we are right in front of the beach.

Being that our hotel was built in the 1930's and is part of the historical art deco boutique district, unfortunately our rooms are not the same size of a modern property. But we like to think that is part of our charm.

Thank you again for your review and we would love to have you back sometime in the future.

Kind Regards,

Alexis Espinosa
Front Office Manager
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Ajax, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed a night at the Beacon. Room was small, clean and comfortable. Great location in SOBE area. Fantastic beach across the road, chairs and towels provided. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Would recommend for Miami Beach stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southern California
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This was our first time to South Beach, we were so impressed by the the staff, location and rooms. We will be back for sure! This hotel is very customer service driven and it really makes all the difference for an amazing stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Scarsdale, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

First time in South Beach. Staff was really excellent, very friendly and accommodating--especially Derek and Marisa. Hotel was very charming. Could not get this cozy feeling in a large modern hotel. Great location. Nice touch- cloth beach chairs. Breakfast was delicious. Very responsive front desk. Comfy bed and super soft sheets and towels. Top notch toiletries too. The Beacon Hotel was wonderful. Would definitely go back again.

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Property: Beacon South Beach Hotel
Address: 720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#39 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Beacon South Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean views, world-class dining, shopping, and nightlife: Beacon South Beach Hotel puts the heart of Miami at your fingertips. Located amidst the best attractions of Ocean Drive, Beacon is a boutique, seaside hotel specializing in luxurious comfort and unparalleled service. Combining historic Art Deco aesthetics with chic, modern design, the hotel drips with glamor and elegance in a tropical setting. As a team dedicated to making your stay memorable, we accommodate your every need for a posh solo vacation, a romantic escape, or a glitzy weekend with the girls. Stay at Beacon South Beach, and indulge in the height of SoBe luxury. ... more   less 
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