$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 6, 2015 Check-out: May 7, 2015

Essex House Hotel and Suites

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
79 reviews
weeeknd trip

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

  • John B.
  • Feb 19, 2015
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
  • 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:
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.

Ratings and reviews for Essex House Hotel and Suites

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 79
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

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
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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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The restaurant "Red" was great!

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

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

Business

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

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

Business

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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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kev and Miko
Business
DC
Oct 2, 2011

Good Times!!!

The Essex House hotel was decent but the service was just WONDERFUL. It's the perfect location for shopping, dining and if you're the partying type it's in a great spot for that as well. The room service was very nice and got our food to our room in a timely fashion. The bar (like most of the other hotels there) had free beer and wine for happy hour and the bar staff was phenomenal. No need to rent scooters, bikes or take cabs because you'll be pretty much in the middle of all of the action. We'd stay there again no questions asked.

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

Business

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MXMX
Business
México
Sep 1, 2011

Friendly Personnel

Very customer oriented and helpful, the guy at the front desk wad always helping us with instructions on how to get to different places and recommendation on where to eat.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Puerto Sagua cuban cuisine

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joenyc
Business
ny
Aug 31, 2011

Great place

wonderful location. friendly staff. nice hotel. no hbo.

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

Business

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 15, 2010

Quiet getaway in great Sobe location

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel for it's value and proximity to Lincoln Rd shopping and restaurants, just one block from the beach, and in walking distance to Ocean Drive and all the fantastic south beach destinations. This hotel gave us the rest and relaxation we needed away from the loud tourist club scene. The hotel is bare bones - they do not offer breakfast, the rooms lacks a mini-fridge for leftovers, and bathroom does not have a ventilation fan - but the rooms were very clean, the desk staff were helpful and courteous, and the free granny smith apples and lemonade in the beautiful lobby were delicious.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel lacks dining options, but it just a short walk away from many restaurants and cafes. We did not go hungry.

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