Essex House Hotel and Suites ★★★

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$278
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Mar 2, 2016 Check-out: Mar 3, 2016
4 /5
Overall score
90%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4
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Room types

Show Prices Double
  • Size: 484 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Queen
  • Size: 247 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Double Double
  • Size: 473 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Double Suite - Courtyard View
  • Size: 484 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices King Suite
  • Size: 473 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Superior King
  • Size: 301 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

The Essex House Hotel and Suites is one of the original boutique hotels in South Beach, Miami. Spot the property as the nautical pink 1938 Art Deco exterior. A hedge guards an exclusive swimming pool from the Collins Avenue sidewalk where travelers absorb chic Miami nights under the cool glow of neon. As the sophisticated older sister hotel of the flashy oceanfront Clevelander next door, guests of the Essex House Hotel and Suites make appearances at rooftop pool parties and lively sports bars at their leisure. The beach is only one block away.

Rooms

Essex House Hotel and Suites accommodations are in chocolate brown and white with solid oak or mahogany furniture. Double-glazed windows highlight the signature curve of the building from inside each room. Free high-speed wireless Internet access and 27-inch cable TVs are provided. In addition to 56 rooms, the Essex House Hotel and Suites boasts 14 suites along the courtyard with Jacuzzis, refrigerators and wet bars.

Property features

The Essex House Hotel and Suites lobby is a work of art in muted shades of sand and marbled browns. Admire an Art Deco fireplace and an Everglades mural that was painted and restored five decades later, by Earl LaPan. Refresh with chilled wine or fresh lemonade on beach house sofas surrounded by palms at the Jacuzzi. The Essex lounge serves top-shelf liquor. On the stroll between this hotel and the white sands of South Miami Beach, the Clevelander hotel provides full resort access to guests of the Essex House Hotel and Suites. Room service is available from the Clevelander kitchen. The Essex House Hotel and Suites offers valet parking (at cost).

Highlights

  • Expertly-restored example of Art Deco in the heart of South Beach
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Sophisticated happy hour
  • Jacuzzi and swimming pool (Clevelander) (Pool Hours are 8am to 5pm daily, weather permitting)

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Bars and restaurants on Ocean Drive (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Miami Beach Golf Club (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • American Airlines Arena (5.7 mi/9.2 km)

Business

  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Business services (Clevelander)
  • Meeting space (Clevelander)
  • Catering

Transportation

  • Miami International Airport (10.9 mi/17.6 km)
  • Port of Miami (6.1 mi/9.8 km)

Fees

  • A $100 USD incidental fee per night is required upon check-in. The fee will be returned upon check-out.
  • For guests who wish to check out early, a 50% early check-out fee will be charged.
  • Valet parking is $40 USD plus tax per night per vehicle.
  • Fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

Policies

  • Guests over 21 years old can use the Clevelander Hotel's amenities. 
  • Children 16 years old and below stay free when accompanied by a paying adult. Children are accepted up to the maximum occupancy of the room.
  • The hotel pool hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, weather permitting.
  • Continental breakfast is available from 7 AM to 10 AM daily. 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

Lounge & Bar
Essex House features a stylish hotel lounge with a sophisticated but always inviting atmosphere. The perfect before, after and during party place, our centrally located lounge features top-shelf liquor, domestic and imported beer and your favorite red and white wines. Conducive to casual conversation, unwinding after a long day or to getting the party started, House Lounge offers the perfect marriage of classiness and comfort.
Clevelander Hotel
Essex Guest over 21 years of age are welcome to use the Clevelander Hotel amenities.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Available at the Clevelander Hotel.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free continental breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Pool

Dining

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service

Internet

  • WiFi

Parking

  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

90% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 3.9/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 4/5

Bach Party

Would recommend Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Had a great experience. My only complaint was that our initial room was quite small and had a musty smell to it however we were moved to a larger room upon notifying the staff. Great customer service.

| Columbus Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Overall good experience

Would recommend Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Only complaint is that the walls are paper thin and we could hear the people next to us partying all night until 5 a.m. But it is South Beach so maybe this is to be expected. Great free breakfast with lots of variety of beverages, pastries and other items. Staff was very responsive and polite. Pool is nice although small. Location in the heart of South Beach, overall would recommend.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Quick getaway

Would recommend Mon, Jul 20, 2015
We were in town just for a few days...the hotel has an excellent location and great staff...very attentive and helpful! Make sure you stop at their bar and try one of their margaritas...delicious!

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

weeeknd trip

Would recommend Thu, Feb 19, 2015
We had a pleasant stay at the Essex Hotel. The staff was very friendly.

| PHILADELPHIA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Girls Weekend

Would recommend Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Excellent staff but the plumbing is outdated. I got scalded in the shower when the toilets flushed in other rooms.Location is excellent for going to the beach.

| Bronx NY Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great location, disgusting room smell, really small

Would recommend Sun, Sep 21, 2014
This hotel is just 2 blocks away from the Ocean drive, which makes it very convenient. The rooms and the hallways smell really awful, especially if the A/C is turned off. The bathroom is very tiny, and the floor is tilted a bit. If you have a car, consider parking it in a neighboring parking garage, because the hotel provides a special rate which is cheaper. We choose this hotel for the location, and did not expect the rooms to be great anyways.

Dining

Do not go to Cafe Milano on Ocean drive! They messed up every of the 6 orders, and the food was not eatable at all.

| St.Louis Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Not worth the price personally

Would not recommend Mon, Dec 9, 2013
The room was very average. The room was very small, no space to move around at all. The room had a funny smell. The bathroom was small and very old. The toilet was old and outdated. The bathtub didn't drain very well at all so every time I took a shower it felt like I was in a pool by the end of it because the tub was full of water that was up to my calfs. I know this wasn't a New problem and it's a shame that they haven't done anything to fix it. Great staff.

| DC Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Just what we expected

Would recommend Thu, Jan 24, 2013
We stayed here for the location--right off Ocean Drive and easy walking to shops and restaurants to the north around 17th and Lincoln streets. The hotel is small, so our standard room was also small, but the bathroom was surprisingly large and well-appointed. The bath products are great. Overall it's a stylish boutique hotel without the hoards of tourists, which is just what we prefer. Despite the noise of the parties outside (we stayed during the weekend of the BCS football championship), the windows are good quality so most sound was deadened. We still needed earplugs, however, because the doors to the rooms are thin and transfer sound from the hallway. (I'll never understand how hotel designers/managers think that saving money on cheap doors is a good idea. I'd prefer tile instead of marble in the bathroom!)

Money saver

Parking is in the area was tough to find for the one night we needed it. Parking garages were full, including the one used by the hotel. It would have been about $28 overnight. Best to use a taxi -- only about $18 from downtown Miami to the hotel.

| Portland, Oregon Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Boy's Night in SouthBeach

Would recommend Sat, Dec 29, 2012
Essex House provided great get-away lodging for dad & son night in South Beach. Comfortable, quiet and outstanding location.Thanks

Attractions

Stay near Ocean Dr

| Florida Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good value

Would recommend Mon, Nov 12, 2012
The hotel is well located. The room was very clean. Valet is not very fast.

| Miami beach Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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.

$278
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 2, 2016 Check-out: Mar 3, 2016