Essex House Hotel and Suites

3 stars
1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
123 reviews
Perfect weekend getaway

The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. The location was perfect. The room was beautiful... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 5, 2012
Great vacation for a young couple

This hotel has a great location. It is close to all the craziness of South Beach, but is still able... See full review

  • midwestbeachlover
  • Mar 21, 2012
Sophisticated hotel, lounge with free Wi-Fi offers best of South Beach
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.
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)
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.
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.
Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (10.9 mi/17.6 km)
  • Port of Miami (6.1 mi/9.8 km)
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
Policies and fees
  • Essex House guests over 21 years of age are welcome to use the Clevelander Hotel's amenities. (Meeting room, bars, pools, business services, room service).
  • Kids 16 and under stay free when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Children are accepted up to the maximum occupancy of the room.
  • A refundable security deposit of $100 USD per night will be charged by the property at time of check-in.
  • Pool Hours are 8am to 5pm daily, weather permitting.
  • Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
  • Valet Parking is $34.00 per night.

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

Essex House Hotel and Suites Rooms

Superior Queen
Superior Queen rooms are spacious corner guest rooms with a view of the city- Collins avenue. Double-paned windows. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Cable TV. CD player/clock radio. Direct-dial phone. Plasma TV's on Superiors Rooms and Suites (42 inches)
King Suite
One king bed. Tropical courtyard view. Located in Courtyard Building. 480 square feet. Sitting area. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Double-paned windows. Cable TV. CD player/clock radio. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. Refrigerator. Marble bathroom with pedestal sink, jetted tub, TV, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. 42 inch Plasma TV.
Standard double
Street or tropical courtyard view. 200 square feet. Double-paned windows. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Cable TV. CD player/clock radio. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. Marble bathroom. Nonsmoking.
Standard queen
This room has one Queen sized bed. Spacious guest rooms with designer art deco furnishings. 250 Sqft. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Cable TV. CD player/clock radio. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. Marble bathroom. Nonsmoking.

Amenities

  • 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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

25.7808 -80.1313
Area served
Miami Beach, FL
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport is 20 minutes away & Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is 45 minutes away.
Area description
Essex House is in the heart of SoBe's international playground, only steps from Ocean Drive and the tranquil, azure blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. We are just a short walk to all the best restaurants, cosmopolitan shops, Lincoln Road Mall's trendy bistros, boutiques and an array of clubs.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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 (123)

Ratings and reviews for Essex House Hotel and Suites

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
123 out of 123
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chrissy C
DC
Dec 9, 2013

Not worth the price personally

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PDX travelers
Portland, Oregon
Jan 24, 2013

Just what we expected

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!)

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

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.

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DinFL
Florida
Dec 29, 2012

Boy's Night in SouthBeach

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

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

Stay near Ocean Dr

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dolfan rodriguez
Miami beach
Nov 12, 2012

Good value

The hotel is well located. The room was very clean. Valet is not very fast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PJ JD
Kansas City, MO
Oct 27, 2012

Great hotel to explore South Beach and the Art Deco district.

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Bathrooms are small and could use a towel rack near the sink but was very functional otherwise. We would definitely stay there again.

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

Be sure to take a walking tour of the Art Deco District. There are both guided and self-guided tours.

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JppPharmD
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Oct 7, 2012

Great

The location is great! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very nice and clean. The loby was gorgeous. I definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
David The Student
Chicago, IL
Sep 23, 2012

Sketchy

Just sketch. Room service ate the room service I left in my room with a big sign "NOT TO TOUCH THIS". Trying to print documents on their computer was impossible. Staff is friendly (it is their job to be though). Location is perfect if you want to walk to nice bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New Jersey
Sep 5, 2012

Perfect weekend getaway

The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. The location was perfect. The room was beautiful and super clean. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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

The restaurant "Red" was great!

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CheyenneAutumn
New York
Jul 16, 2012

Short Beach Vacation

I had concerns based on another review that this hotel was going to be extremely loud but that was not the case. Of course being so close to the beach and all the nightlife the hotel had a nice casual party atmosphere but it wasn't out of control. The location was one block away from the beach and the suite we were in was fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
midwestbeachlover
Ohio, USA
Mar 21, 2012

Great vacation for a young couple

This hotel has a great location. It is close to all the craziness of South Beach, but is still able to remain pretty tame and relaxed. You are extremely close to the beach and within walking distance of great dining. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and the hotel is very clean and well taken care of.

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

Right next door to this hotel is The Clevelander, which is operated by the same people. Staying at The Essex House allows you special access to all of the night life festivities The Clevelander has to offer.

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