$148 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 4, 2014 Check-out: May 6, 2014

Riu Florida Beach Hotel

3 stars
3101 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33140
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
135 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.

Riu Florida Beach Hotel 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

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

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 (135)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
135 out of 135
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.2

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

2
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
Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

1
anush
la,ca
Nov 1, 2009

good location,bad service

horroble rooms,broken tv and a lot of stuff

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

Reviewer score

3
MHCATTY
CT
Oct 26, 2009

Good Value

Nice hotel right on beach. I would give it 3.5 stars. Beach has sufferred erosion and has rocks to try to retain sand thereby diminishing beauty. Boardwalk is nice and you can walk for miles. Heavily foreign clientelle, not a bad thing, but a lot of people smoke in the common areas outside. Pool is clean and well kept and cabana bar is nice. Unfortunately, pool closes at 7:30pm and there is no hot tub. Elevators are very slow. Staff is very attentive. Valet is $17/24 hours and staff is friendly, albiet a bit slow. Expect 5-10 minutes to get your car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Try to get a car with e-tolls set up in it... Florida likes tolls and the cash lines are long and slow. Also, along A1A most restaurants are in hotels. I highly recommend Monty's in Coconut Grove.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Denver, CO
Oct 26, 2009

Riu Florida

We enjoyed the stay, we used the pool and the beach - good beach access. Most things were convenient, but there are not many restaurants all that close by. Morton's Steakhouse is just a few blocks north, but the good part of South Beach is over 20 blocks away. Cabs however, are easy to get. I noticed that most of the guests were more towards middle aged couples, with a few younger couples, but very few children, at least while we were there. Our room was a 4th floor facing the ocean, one floor higher would have significantly improved our view as we looked over the roof of the mezzaninve level and couldn't see much of the pool deck area.

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

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
NYC
Oct 22, 2009

Riu Florida

Nice hotel with the pool by the beach, that was good. The restaurants and center was far away, that was the downside.

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

Reviewer score

4
Andrej
Chicago, IL
Oct 9, 2009

Good place to stay

The hotel was good, friendly staff, perfect location, close to the beach and shopping places. I would strongly recommend the room with ocean view, it's amazing. The swimming pool area is small, but it was not a problem since we wanted to spend time on the beach anyways. The beach bar and cafe are great. The only thing that you have to take into consideration when you decide to eat at the beach bar is that taxes and tip are not included in the price, so you don't know exactly how much you'll have to pay for the food/drinks. 10% tax + 15% gratuity will be added automatically to your bill.

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Largo FL or Boden Sweden
Oct 8, 2009

The poolarea is very good

We are from Sweden and we are living 6 month every year in our house in Largo-Tampa so we want to see Miamibeaches.

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

Reviewer score

4
juli&irena
columbus,oh
Aug 2, 2009

nice hotel

i was going every day to the beach, and the pools. it was so nice, after beach i was seating at the bar and have drink [ sex on the beach].they have very tested food out side by the pool,and good services! me and my sister we going shooping every day ,there it's very nice staff like clouts,shoes,diferent from another state! very good italian restorants and more!

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

good pleaces, diferent locations,diferent music, diferent people from all world,speciality european people! nice bars, nice drinks!

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Tampa,FL
Jul 27, 2009

Good location

room view directly to demolition site. Very loud. The pools are very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
New york, Ny
Jul 25, 2009

Good experience

First time At this hotel. I would recommend it even though I was there for one night. Staff Were great. It would have even better if it would have been an all inclusive. FYI airport to hotel is $32.00 not 67.00 don't let rip you off.

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

Carrabas great italian restaurant!! Bread there is fantastic.

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