$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

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 (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

1
Spoilt Traveller
New York, NY
May 22, 2011

Abysmal, more motel than 4-star hotel

Service and accommodations are not at 4-star level. Both more akin to a motel. Also, location is not really South Beach. The Lincoln Dr strip is on 17th, Ocean Dr starts even lower. The hotel is on 31st. The surrounding area is not pleasant either. The hotel is surrounded by abandoned building that are falling apart.

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

Stay close to 17th and Collins Av for all the entertainment and the action.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
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.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Apr 26, 2011

Riu Flordia Beach

This is a great economical option that has a great pool and is right on the beach! It is a little further away from everything, but a short bus ride for $2 will get you to Licoln Rd. The ocean view room is worth the extra money as the rooms and bathrooms are bigger. The rooms are outdated, but clean and serve their purpose.

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

Reviewer score

4
Jsquad
New York, NY
Apr 19, 2011

Great for the Price

When we arrived early they were very helpful. They were willing to store our luggage and let us use the pool area. After further check they had a room available and let us check in super early. It was great. The hotel was clean as well as the room. The room was a good size, and the cleaning lady did a great job on the room. The pool area is nice, enough space to lay out and is one of the better ones in Miami beach. Being American, just expect going in that you wont understand what anyone is saying. All in all a good experience.

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

Nexxt Cafe on Lincoln Drive, great selection and great food.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
atlanta, ga
Apr 12, 2011

it was a quick getaway

It was ok, being that I booked my trip last minute during spring break. It was ok for the money, not the best but not the worst. My main concern was easy access to the beach, and that it was. The hall ways had a funky smell, that was a turn off. The t.v.'s were not flat screen, with it being 2011 and all I would of expected the room amenities to be upgraded. Overall it was not that bad, if your like me, and you only stay in the room to sleep then you won't mind the room. Definitely not the place to go for a honeymoon.

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

Stay in south beach if you don't like to drive everywhere

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Busy Bee Traveler
Scottsboro, AL.
Mar 4, 2011

Great views, location and beach.

The hotel was a very good value considering the price of hotels in Miami Beach. It has an ideal location on the beach and the pool and surrounding area was very nice. It is a little far from the "action" at South Beach, but only an inexpensive cab ride away, which is a value when compared to parking cost in that area. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. Only negatives were the limited dining options inside the hotel, no coffee service in the room and the front desk staff were a little stiff and slow at check in.

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

For quick light meals, the Tropical Cafe is two short blocks from the hotel and serves excellent inexpensive food.

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

5
seval hauser
san diego
Feb 22, 2011

customer

i loved riu florida beach hotel most importantly the employes.. they are very nice. i enjoyed my time in riu beach hotel. if I go back definably i will go back in riu florida beach hotel because i loved the employes one specially [...] at the front dest thank you so much!!!!

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

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Jamaica, NY
Feb 9, 2011

Great

GREAT HOTEL EXCELLENT SERVICE, VERY CLEAN, NOT FAR FROM ALL THE EXCITEMENT IN SOUTH BEACH, JUST BECAUSE ITS NOT IN THE HEART OF THE EXCITEMENT ITS GREAT BECAUSE YOU STILL CAN ENJOY A NICE SLEEP , THERE A POOL AND BEACH RIGHT IN THE BACK SO UNLIKE THE OTHER HOTELS IN THE HEART OF ALL THE EXCITEMENT YOU DONT HAVE TO WALK JUST TO ENJOY THE BEACH... :-) BUT HAVE TO SAY YOU NEED TO GO OUT AND ENJOY THE FOOD AROUND, HOTEL BREAKFAST WAS NASTY

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

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Miami Beach, FL
Feb 5, 2011

Quiet time away.

Great pool...the room is old and the bed uncomfortable.

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

Great boardwalk

Review of Riu Florida Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

1
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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