$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 1, 2015 Check-out: Jun 3, 2015

RIU Plaza Miami Beach

4 stars
View map of 3101 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33140

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
25 reviews
Boat show trip

Hotel did perfect. I would have liked to see more parking but it is Miami Beach and they're doing... See full review

  • ray w.
  • Feb 17, 2015
Good location value for money

During visit the hotel was under reconstruction. We got the updated rooms which are very nice and... See full review

  • Bramb
  • Jan 12, 2015
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.

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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

Florida
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.4

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Apr 18, 2007

Better than expected

The Riu was a pleasant surprise due to the fact that the write ups we had read were not falttering. We found the facility to be very nice with a large pool and only steps from the beach. The Staff was very friendly and the one restaurant offered buffet or ala carte. We really enjoyed our stay. They were remodeling several floors but work was almost unnoticeable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

$6.00 cab ride (17 blocks) to Lincoln Road. There are a large number of very good restaurants, better than South Beach (Ocean Blvd)especially if youare eating at night.Lots of shops to browse also.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mauda
Business
Jackson, MS
Aug 1, 2007

Humble but nice

The stay at the Riu hotel was pleasent, not fabulous but good. The hotel was in a great location, there was always a taxi and there was a bus stop right out front. The pool area was extremely nice. The beds were very comfortable and upon check in...we found the rooms to be clean and very fresh smelling. The hotel is not a place to go if you are looking for an experience, it is very relaxed...but not a party or social atmosphere at all. The staff was a slow in response when we called for towels, and in the morning the cleaning person just comes in..I would stay there again on business...but I think for absolute fun...I would stay somewhere else. Overall, I think its great for families, but not so much for singles. Great for business..but not so much for pleasure. Great for leisure...but not if you are looking for a social atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lincoln Drive is where a number of shops and great food are. It is a short drive, but a long walk. Washington Drive is where the nightlife is...again...short drive...but long walk.

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Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ohioans
Business
riu miami
Aug 27, 2011

best vacation yet

me and my daughters had a wonderful time at this resort, they let us check in early our room was beautiful in cancun. when checked out our flight didn't leave until the next day they let us put our luggage in the bell mans closet and also had a conceirge room for us to reserve for an hour to take showers that evening everything was great thank you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Arlo U.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

EXCELLENT

I HAD A GOOD TIME IN THIS HOTEL, THE PLACE IS GOOD, AND THE BREAKFAST TOO

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bramb
Business
Wouw
Jan 12, 2015

Good location value for money

During visit the hotel was under reconstruction. We got the updated rooms which are very nice and comfortable. Breakfast is extra charge but is excellent. Would definitiely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ray w.
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

Boat show trip

Hotel did perfect. I would have liked to see more parking but it is Miami Beach and they're doing their best

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark-Front Desk Agent at Philly Hotel.
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 23, 2009

South Beach RIU..Great Location, NicePPL

The hotel was very nice in the lobby, outdoor, and around the pool/bar area. The hotel rooms were average plain rooms like staying at the Days Inn Motel or Motel 6. The rooms could use some updating. The standard rooms do not have balconies. No flat screen TV and the shower was not powerful. Im not that picky and the room didnt matter to me because my friends and I were on the beach all day and at night we went to south beach. We used to the room for showers and a couple of hours of sleep. It is in a great location. You can walk or catch a $10 cab ride to the nice part of south beach like lincoln or 10th st.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to D'Vine. It is a nice hookah spot with different types of music including arabic. They have outdoor seating, GREAT food. Prices are $12-$20 for dinner. Not expensive. Drinks are $10-$12. It was a very relaxed and laid back place. Not a club type of atmosphere because I do not club. It is located on Lincoln off of washington ave. Go there because its like a mall that has at least 50 restaurants and shops in that perimeter. You will enjoy it. Lincoln is between 16th and 17th st by the way.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Schaumburg, IL
Aug 28, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

Enjoyed staying in RIU Hotel. Friendly staff, nice and quiet location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bsr
Business
Texas
Nov 24, 2010

Nice little hideaway

The staff (especially the conceirge) were extremely helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jmp.516
Business
Blacklick
Jan 15, 2015

Would stay here again

It was a great price for the location. The room was nicely and recently decorated. Their was still some evidence of the age of the hotel, but nothing bad and mostly nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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