If you are looking for the art deco experience in South Beach, Miami, the Beacon is the place to stay. It's located in the middle of a very busy hotel and restaurant district on Ocean Drive and the beach is just across the street.
The hotel has been beautifully decorated, especially in the lobby area, but the rooms are also pretty good. It's clean, beds are good and bathrooms are as well. There is free wifi in the rooms and the public areas of the hotel. There are free beach chairs and towels to borrow if you are going to the beach. A nice breakfast is included, in the room price, served at the sidewalk cafe at the front of the hotel. It's not a buffet but the quality is good and it's perfect for people watching. Ocean Drive is always busy and was jumping when we arrived on an Easter Sunday evening.
It's worth exploring the surrounding streets behind the hotels. They seem to be all gentrified these days, with fancy shopping and there is little sign of the seedy former life of this district, before renovation started on the art deco buildings.
South Beach is a good place to be based, because it's so full of life. And in our view the smaller boutique hotels make a nice change from the anonymous high rise hotels found elsewhere in Miami Beach.
There is an express public transit bus to the airport two streets back from the hotel but taxis to MIA airport are a fixed price. It's much more expensive to get to FLL airport in our experience.
- 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