Essex House Hotel and Suites

3 stars
View map of 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

88%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9
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
  • 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. 
  • 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 $34 USD per night.
  • Fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 King
Superior King 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.
Double 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.
Queen Room
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.
Double Suite
2 king beds. 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.

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.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Available at the Clevelander Hotel.

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.

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.

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for Essex House Hotel and Suites

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John B.
Business
PHILADELPHIA
Feb 19, 2015

weeeknd trip

We had a pleasant stay at the Essex Hotel. The staff was very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bronx loves Miami
Business
Bronx NY
Oct 7, 2014

Girls Weekend

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St.Louis
Sep 21, 2014

Great location, disgusting room smell, really small

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chrissy C
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PDX travelers
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DinFL
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay near Ocean Dr

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dolfan rodriguez
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PJ JD
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JppPharmD
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
David The Student
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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