RIU Plaza Miami Beach

3 stars
3101 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33140
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
17 reviews
best vacation yet

me and my daughters had a wonderful time at this resort, they let us check in early our room was... See full review

  • ohioans
  • Aug 27, 2011
Humble but nice

The stay at the Riu hotel was pleasent, not fabulous but good. The hotel was in a great location,... See full review

  • Mauda
  • Aug 1, 2007
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

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.

Meeting facilities

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

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 (17)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 17
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.2

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
little rock, arkansas
May 5, 2011

ok

The hotel is ok. pool is nice. Standard Latino service..at times slow, and with an attitude. We had a nice ocean side room. Rooms are large, but very sparsly furnished

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

The best resturants are on Lincoln Street about 1 1/2 mile toward south beach. It is a nice walk along the board walk. Do not eat on Ocean Blvd. Most everwhere is a rip off. High prices and lousy food!! The people watching is better on Lincoln. It is a nice pedestrian street.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
THE EAGLE
TORONTO CANADA
Jan 17, 2011

EVEN HALF THE RATE IS TOO MUCH

LOCATION AND LOBBY ARE REALLY DECEIVING, CHECK IN WAS QUICK , RECEPTIONIST ( [...] ) WERE GREAT AND THE POOL AND THE BEACH ARE NICE , AND THAT IS AS FAR AS YOU GET OF ANY GOOD OR REASONABLE THING .AS SOON AS WE ENTERED THE ROOM WE WERE REALLY FRUSTRATED !! IT WAS VERY OUTDATED (BEYOND YOUR IMGAGINATION) FURNITURE ( IF SO CALLED SO ) BELONGS TO A CHEAP MOTEL WITH DIRTY AND WORN OUT CARPET THAT WE DIDN'T FEEL SAFE WALKING BARE FOOTED ON IT , THE BATHROOM FOLLOWS THE SAME THEME , OUTDATED, VERY OLD AND CHEAP TILES , EVEN TOWELS WERE SO OLD . THE ROOM DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A KETTLE AND COFFEE MACHINE . ANOTHER JOKE IS THE SAFE ( SO CALLED ELECTRONIC SAFE ) IT WAS BUILT IN THE CLOSET AND THEY WANTED TO CHAREGE $ 2.00 PE DAY WHETHER YOU USE IT OR NOT (REFUSD TO PAY IT) . THE ONLY FLOOR THAT IS SMOKE FREE ( OR THOIGHT IT IS , AS THE ROOM NEXT TO US WERE SMOKING WE COULD SMELL IT FROM THE TERRACE AND CORRIDOR)PRICE IS WAY TOO INFLATED, EVEN FOR HALF THE PRICE IT IS STILL NOT WORTH FEELING SO CHEAP STAYING IN THIS HOTEL , WHICH COULD NEVER BE RATED AS 4 STARS , IT IS A MAXIMUM OF 2 STARS FOR THE QUALITY OF THE ROOM .STAY AWAY IF THEY DON'T RESPECT THE NEEDS OF CUSTOMERS AND UPDATE THEIR ROOMS TO MATCH THE LOCATION AND VIEW .

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

4
5.01.0
bsr
Texas
Nov 24, 2010

Nice little hideaway

The staff (especially the conceirge) were extremely helpful.

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

4
5.01.0
black barbie
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
1busyfamily
Murrieta, California
Nov 17, 2009

Miami Riu hotel

We have stayed at the Riu system before and were expecting more from this hotel. We were on a conference/fun trip. Location was perfect for us as the conference was just a 10 minute walk on the boardwalk. Need a taxi to get down into South Beach...but it was just a $6 ride or so. Pool is nice and the beach is just off the property. Water was warm in November. The rooms are nothing special...flat white walls, older looking bathrooms, and all rooms were double beds. Beds were comfortable though. Staff don't seem to know/share much info...even the concierge (which is the gifts shop person) Went to the breakfast buffet one morning and it wasn't that great. Better off going across the street and north one block to a little cafe called Pontos. Excellent food and prices. Lincoln Street has some great places to eat and a fun experience to just walk and hang out in at night. Slightly cheaper than Ocean Blvd.

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

There is a little market/cafe about a block and a half north and across the street called Pontos. Excellent breakfast sandwiches and pastries....also great sandwiches at great prices.

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Review of RIU Plaza Miami Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
PA
Nov 2, 2009

Mediocre, overrated!

Staff was friendly but not very efficient. Toilet and tub were both clogged and took 3 complaints for someone to go and fix it. Rugas extremely dirty.

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