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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
Just what we expected

We stayed here for the location--right off Ocean Drive and easy walking to shops and restaurants to... See full review

  • PDX travelers
  • Jan 24, 2013
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
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.

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.

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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

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 (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

2
5.01.0
mad this was offered
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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!

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

2
5.01.0
mad this was offered
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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!

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is pretty close, stores, nightlife and restaurants.

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

clubs are close walking distance

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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!

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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!

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

clubs are close walking distance

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is pretty close, stores, nightlife and restaurants.

Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
brooklyn NY
Aug 14, 2010

good location

good service,food.

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

beach

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