RIU Plaza Miami Beach

3 stars
3101 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33140
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
198 reviews
RUI - Must visit while in Miami

Excellent location, close to restaurants and beach. Staff was very helpful and attentive. The decor... See full review

  • Kim Super Cruiser
  • Apr 8, 2014
great

loved it very good close to beach clubs restaurants See full review

  • the beach man
  • Mar 12, 2014
Family-friendly hotel near South Beach with pools and breakfast buffet

All-inclusive travelers might know the name Riu from past vacations, but this Miami Beach property is different with bookings including room only. The 284-room hotel has direct beach access, an adult and children's swimming pools and a poolside bar and grill. An extensive breakfast buffet -- which includes on the spot cooking stations -- draws the regulars and guests can pay separately.  South Beach's major attractions, from the Art Deco District to Lincoln Road Mall, are less than two miles away.

Highlights

  • Children's and adult swimming pools
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Close to South Beach nightlife and attractions
  • Coral restaurant with terrace
  • Free gym
Rooms

Guests choose from superior rooms and superior rooms with ocean views. Copper-colored linens, curtains and carpets achieve a tropical feel, while standards like LCD TVs and ceiling fans lend comfort. Basic amenities cover satellite TV, central air and a mini refrigerator. Some rooms have balconies and can interconnect with other rooms.

Features

Palm-tree lined grounds and a well-rounded buffet pamper guests aiming for the resort experience. A manicured pool area -- complete with children's and adult pools -- is the place to lounge when visitors aren't using the gym or dining at Alligator, the poolside bar and grill, or Coral, another spot for alfresco dining. Coral restaurant requires men to wear long trousers at dinner.

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (11 miles)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (26 miles)
Attractions
  • Art Deco District (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Lincoln Road Mall (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1.5 mi/ 2.4 km)
  • Collins Avenue (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • The Villa by Barton G. (or Gianni Versace's Casa Casuarina) (1.8 mi/ 2.8 km)
  • Lummus Park (1.8 mi/ 2.9 km)
  • Miami Convention Center (9 mi/ 14.5 km)
Business
  • Conference room
Policies and fees
  • The hotel charges $20 for valet parking.
  • Limited availability for parking (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

25.8067 -80.124
Area served
Miami Beach, FL
Nearby airports
Miami International and Ft. Lauderdale International Airports
Area description
Located right on Miami Beach, 12 miles fron the airport and very close to the famous art-deco neighborhood and Ocean Drive. Nearby are Lincoln Road Mall, Theatre of Performing Arts, Ocean Drive sidewalk cafes and restaurants and Convention Center. Nearby activities include tennis, 18-hole golf course, volleyball and bike rental. Valet Parking service available, $20.00 per day Limited Availability

RIU Plaza Miami Beach Rooms

Double Room
Standard spacious room with 2 double beds, air conditioning,mini bar , in-room safe, color satellite TV with premium channels, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, radio alarm clock and hair dryer. NO MEALS INCLUDED WITH RATE and ALL ROOMS EQUIPPED WITH 2 BEDS.
Superior Double Room - Ocean View
Superior and spacious ocean view room with 2 double beds, air conditioning, mini bar, in-room safe, color satellite TV with premium channels, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, radio alarm clock and hair dryer. NO MEALD INCLUDED WITH RATE and ALL ROOMS EQUIPPED WITH 2 BEDS.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Oceanfront: 0.5 mi
  • Bayshore Golf Club: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Road Mall: 1.2 mi
  • Espanola Way: 1.5 mi
  • Art Deco District: 1.6 mi
  • La Gorce Country Club: 2 mi
  • Palm Island: 3 mi
  • Normandy Isles: 3.2 mi
  • Fisher Island: 3.3 mi
  • Jungle Island: 3.5 mi
  • Dodge Island: 3.5 mi
  • Miami Children's Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Morningside Park: 3.7 mi
  • North Shores: 3.7 mi
  • Port of Miami: 3.8 mi
  • Oceanfront: 0.5 mi
  • Bayshore Golf Club: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Road Mall: 1.2 mi
  • Espanola Way: 1.5 mi
  • Art Deco District: 1.6 mi
  • La Gorce Country Club: 2 mi
  • Palm Island: 3 mi
  • Normandy Isles: 3.2 mi
  • Fisher Island: 3.3 mi
  • Jungle Island: 3.5 mi
  • Dodge Island: 3.5 mi
  • Miami Children's Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Morningside Park: 3.7 mi
  • North Shores: 3.7 mi
  • Port of Miami: 3.8 mi
  • Normandy Shores: 3.8 mi
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: 4.1 mi
  • Bettcher Gallery: 4.2 mi
  • Biscayne Point: 4.2 mi
  • Tina Hills Pavillion: 4.3 mi
  • American Airlines Arena: 4.3 mi
  • Pulse Miami: 4.4 mi
  • Bayside Marketplace: 4.4 mi
  • Freedom Tower: 4.5 mi
  • Albertini Arts Gallery: 4.7 mi
  • Ice Palace Film Studios: 4.9 mi
  • Miami Dade Public Library: 5 mi
  • Lummus Park: 5.2 mi
  • Bay Harbour Islands: 5.6 mi
  • Miami Seaquarium: 5.7 mi
  • East Little Havana: 6 mi
  • Marlins Park: 6.3 mi
  • Emerald Lake: 6.7 mi
  • Joseph Caleb Auditorium: 6.9 mi
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: 6.9 mi
  • Latin American Art Museum: 7.3 mi
  • Northeast Coconut Grove: 8.3 mi
  • Maule Lake: 9.1 mi
  • CocoWalk: 9.1 mi
  • Barnacle State Historic Site: 9.3 mi
  • Dumfounding Bay: 9.8 mi
  • Cape Florida Lighthouse: 9.9 mi
  • Granada: 10.1 mi
  • Miami Chinatown: 10.9 mi
  • Metro Dade Cultural Center: 11.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting room available. 1 conference room with 1,334 sq.ft.

Dining

Coral Restaurant
Buffet style restaurant serving International and local specialties and cooking stations.Open for Breakfast and Dinner.
FLORIDIAN Lobby Bar
Pizza, salads & pasta will be only available during kitchen's opening hours (06:00 pm - 10:00pm). From 10:00 pm until 00:00 am, only the sandwiches will be available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (198)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
198 out of 198
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

66% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lanikai Luau
Washington, DC
Jun 11, 2014

Closed for renovations

The hotel closed for renovations, but Manuel hooked us up with a nice top floor ocean view suite at the Grand Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Miami Vacationerz
Miami
May 26, 2014

Construction

Construction going on right next to room and then the hotel closed down because it was unsafe the next day!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
leidis
miami,florida
May 8, 2014

relax family night

My experince was fantastic,I can be relax, the dinner was delicios.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adyv123
New York
May 1, 2014

Great three days after a cruise

I stayed three days in this hotel after a cruise.The hotel is very clean, right on the beach with beautiful pool area.The rooms are very large with balconies facing the ocean The hotel has a restaurant with buffet breakfast and fine dinning. Also a pool side restaurant. Close to transportation, supermarket and shopping, staff is very friendly. This is a good deal for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MSUDAD
Michigan
Apr 29, 2014

Good deal

Location is very good for Miami Beach area for the price. Pool was very nice but the construction to the building next door took away from the pool experience. Right on the beach and about a mile from shopping and food district.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kim Super Cruiser
Illinois
Apr 8, 2014

RUI - Must visit while in Miami

Excellent location, close to restaurants and beach. Staff was very helpful and attentive. The decor was amazing. When my husband walked in he was do surprised. "This really must be expensive." Can not beat the price! Pool was great too, plenty of chairs for everyone! One regret, we were not there long enough. Will definitely go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lidia and Family
Orlando, FL
Apr 1, 2014

Family Trip

Hotel is located in a very heavy construction zone. Great access to the beach, nice pool area, however pool attendant will close your umbrella at 5:00 pm because he is leaving home. You can't re-open the umbrella because he take the hook with him! That's kind of not polite. Jacuzzi would be a plus; hotel should really consider adding it to the pool area. 20 min walk to Lincoln Avenue. Way too expensive parking $22/day and additional charge for each trip. We ended parking on the street/meter. Rooms are small but nice. Shower is very strangely designed (there is a huge gap between two sets of glass doors). After 4 people showered, the entire floor was soaked with water. Requested room for 4 people, and only set of towels for 2 was available. Only 1 conditioner, 1 moisturizer available for the whole family of 4. Hotel should be more generous. Room was not cleaned after 1st night as we had 'do not disturb sign until 10:45 am. At 10:45 am we placed the sign with a request to clean our room, (the housekeeper saw us leaving for breakfast and cleaning cart was placed right in front of our room). After we came back (2 hrs later), we found an envelope inside our room stating that housekeeping was unable to clean the room because of the 'do not disturb sign'. That was surprising. Overall, the hotel is OK, a bit overpraised. Staff could be more friendly and better trained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice Tropical Cafe (Cuban Restaurant). Great for breakfast, lunch.

Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Miami Mom
Linden , NJ
Mar 22, 2014

Family week getaway

We've stated at the Riu at least 5 times so far because we like the pool area / bar and easy beach access ,.. Front desk has not been the friendliest in past stays and not too accommodating but it's been our hotel of choice . Really no other complaints until now... We had a room next to elevator where we heard every single bit of noise and housekeeping woke us every morning at 8 am banging walls... They are in need of a renovation , rooms outdated and rugs old. But good deal for the price we paid ..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

You would definitely need to take a taxi or rent a car to get to the nightlife of south beach ..

Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
the beach man
Business
Seattle
Mar 12, 2014

great

loved it very good close to beach clubs restaurants

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Crystal's Travels
Miami, FL
Mar 7, 2014

Great Location

The location was perfect, right on the beach. The grounds were beautiful, nice pool & pool side bar. The room was clean, but needed some major updating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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