$208 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 25, 2015 Check-out: Feb 26, 2015

Essex House Hotel and Suites

3 stars
1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
72 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
  • 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.

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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

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:
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 (72)

Ratings and reviews for Essex House Hotel and Suites

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
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

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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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tonawanda
May 23, 2008

great location

The essex was an okay hotel rooms were very small, the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

clubs are close walking distance

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
East Elmhurst
Sep 14, 2008

No sleep

If I planned to not sleep much and party every hour I would stay at this hotel. Checking in was fast, but the staff did not take my luggage or walk me to my room. Something was wrong with my first key it did not open my room. There is no refrigerator in the room. I was not happy with the hotel. The only thing that was satisfying was the bed and that I had a place to shower.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is pretty close, stores, nightlife and restaurants.

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mad this was offered
Business
Texas
Aug 2, 2009

well it LOOKS nice..

The picture of the Hotel looks nice. Like a book cover till you open the book. the hotel lobby was nice, then when you get to you room, wham, slum dog room! The bed was made of rusty springs it seemed, squeek squeek each time you moved. VERY small room. Oh and all the door slamming all night was a joke! had a nice view of the building next door, that's it. Parking? WHAT PARKING? How about $24 for 20 hours,in a garage next door! had to go next door for the pool. for the price, should have been nicer. maybe if you are just there for the day/night life, bring your big money!Then you can go to a much nicer place, enjoy the over priced food around there and get a way better place to stay. Let me just say, never again!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

nice was the beach about a block away. That is about it. Take a large wad of cash, tips are included in the overpriced meals around there! service was bad as a result of included tip!

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South Beach - Miami, FL
Jan 8, 2010

Great location, but...

Staff tried to be helpful, but there were too many things wrong. False fire alarm at 7:30 AM. No hot water for showers for one morning. Was told I'd be given small credit, but haven't seen credit yet as bill was pre-paid! Thin walls, so you could hear everyone. Put $100 on hold on debit card without notification Hotel couldn't print airline boarding passes Bathroom door wouldn't close. No fans in bathrooms. Staff didn't know much about restraurants in area. Was given room that was handicapped accessible (did not request nor told of it) causing water from the shower to soak the rest of the bathroom floor

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Get off of Ocean Drive if you want to get great, reasonably priced food, less hype and less noise!

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Dec 5, 2007

needed to shell out a few more bucks

The essex house was a pleasant hotel- liked the vibe- true Art Deco- when I saw my room it was a bit sad- I had business in South Beach- so I needed to work out of the room- and it was small and looked out onto a demolished building- for $60 dollars more they gave me a suite and I loved it. you get what you pay for-

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

beach!!!!

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
brooklyn NY
Aug 14, 2010

good location

good service,food.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

beach

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

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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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bedridden
Business
Richmond, VA
Jun 16, 2010

Don't get sick while traveling

Spent most the time bedridden due to a stomache flu; not the fault of the hotel by any means.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't get sick while on vacation.

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newark, NJ
Sep 1, 2007

Good location, not so much as space.

The stay I had at the hotel was very formidable and convenient for both my pockets as well as the location of where I wanted to be. It was dead center in the heart of South Beach, Miami, and very close to all attractions. I'd recommend it if in fact you do last minute planning to go visit that side of Miami.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Good locations to go to is Wet Willy's, you got to try the Call-a-Cab drink. You will not regret it. If you're latin, you also have to go to Mango's. Thereafter, you got to go to either Opium Garden/Prive or Mansion. These 2 clubs are the top of the line in South Beach.

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