$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

4
MB Art Lover
Business
New York
Feb 17, 2013

I'd do it again

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I was there for Art Basel Miami when the town was packed. (I know; when isn't it?) This hotel offered an oasis from the madness further south. It's pool area was okay but the staff was friendly and helpful. I generally had drinks at the hotel next door and came back here to retire, That said, the rooms were bright, clean and quiet, That is all I was looking for so...I'd do it again

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Do not forget to bring plenty of bottled water to your room.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
munro123
San Diego, CA, USA
Apr 2, 2012

Old World Elegance

Like most Miami Beach hotels, the Riu is grossly over priced. They are also undergoing a phase of much needed renovation so make sure you get one of the updated rooms. The older ones are terrible. The hotel has an air of old money about it. The updated rooms are comfortable and clean. The mini bar as quoted in the room desription is actually just a mini fridge. There is an on site restraurant which is buffet style and again expensive unless you stuff yourself stupid. Parking is an additional $20 per night.

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

Reviewer score

3
antonionia
Business
New York City, New York, Vereinigte Staaten
Feb 10, 2012

ordinary

not bad not special. nice stuff and directly at the beach. not that clean - specially the very old carpet floor in the room is a bit disgusting. Good for a business trip.

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

Business

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
jwc0087
Gillette, Wyoming
Jan 19, 2012

nice weekend!

This was my third time staying at this hotel. great pool, great resuraunt, and great staff. Just far enough away from all the madness of sobe, but close enough to walk. I plan to stay here again. PS. Thanks luis for all the help. did I mention great staff!

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

Try cantina 27 on 27th and collins. great food and service.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
mrrbon
Mexico City
Jan 5, 2012

Good Experience

Good experience at Riu. Breakfast was good for the price, excellent location, great beach. Opportunities: beds are not confortable and pool is very cold for children.

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

Reviewer score

3
paty.mexico
Ciudad de México, DF, México
Dec 26, 2011

U can get more from ur money.

The staff was really friendly. We booked a no sea view room to save money, but omg the view we had was a horrible destroyed building. the rooms need urgent renovation, the bathroom were not clean and the shower had no water pressure. the room, closet and drawers, had an odd smell .. like old and humidity.. eww... We rented a car so we can move around, but the parking fee is 18 usd per day... we payed them almost everyday.. hint? from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am u can park for free in the street. The hotel is not a cheap one, and for that price u should booked a room in southbeach near the restaurants and other amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

the parking fee is 18 usd per day... we payed them almost everyday.. hint? from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am u can park for free in the street. so if ur not staying all day in the hotel better take advantage of this.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

1
Minneapolistraveler
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Dec 24, 2011

The worst Hotel for the price imaginable

The only good thing about this hotel is was the staff. The carpets were dingy. The room was small, out-dated, and depressing. There was an of depravity and dilapidation all around. The entire seventh floor reeked of water damage. I have stayed at in hotel rooms three times nicer than this one, for a third of the cost. I would only advise my worst enemies to stay here. The joke was on me, seriously..

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

If you do stay at the Riu against my better warnings there is a cheap and tasty Cuban restaurant called "The Tropical Cafe" a few block away on Collins avenue and 26th.. It is not fancy. It is not glamorous. The food is just good and plentiful.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
ATOMMC
N.J.
Dec 22, 2011

WEEKEND'R

VERY NICE LOBBY PLEASANT EMPLOYEES NICE POOL 1 MINUTE WALK TO OCEAN BALCONYS NOT VERY PRIVATE THEY COULD USE SOME NEW CARPET IN ROOM NOT WALKING DIST. TO S. BEACH

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

GET TO BUFFET BREAKFAST EARLY IT'S WORTH IT

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
M1Ms
Chicago, IL, USA
Dec 21, 2011

Great Staff, great location, amazing balcony view

Great Staff, great location, amazing balcony view.

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

Rent Scooters @ Collins & 13th Save a money on the crooked taxi drivers while getting to tour the city yourself.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Fawad
Saudi Arabia
Nov 19, 2011

Nice hotel

Hotel was nice; however, the administration should make sure in advance that the room being provided to guests are "truly" vacant. The day i arrived, I was allotted room 928, which was already allotted to someone else. It was a bit disturbing to see someone else walk into the room claiming this room to be hers. Overall, I had a nice stay at the Riu Florida Beach Hotel.

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

Reviewer score

1
hsantibanez
Provincia de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Nov 14, 2011

Bad experience, old hotel, bad manteniance, not ocen view

We arrive at 9:00 a.m. and the Hotel was Full, so we have to check in at noon, they assign the rooms and when we get in it, the rooms was not ocean view as payed, then as we claim the rooms they said that tho Hotel was full and no ocean view rooms are available, but the very bad neew was tha the only room available was for smokers. All in all, bad experience,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

dolphins mall

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