$135 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 23, 2014

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

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 72
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.7

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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

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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

beach

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room 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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ft. Myers Beach, FL
May 11, 2009

Great location, Excellent service

We brought my parents to South Beach for their 60th wedding anniversary. The Hotel staff, Stephanie and Ralph, found out it was their anniversary and sent a welcome basket to their room. They were very attentive and helpful. Also, it was nice that the hotel has a reciprocal agreement with the Clevender, which has a great outdoor restaurant and music. Mom and Dad had a very memorable anniversary.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at the Clevender and Spiga.

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Fred
Business
Troy, MI
May 3, 2009

Good value and Great location

Great service and great location. Great value too. Would definitely stay here again. Clevelander is part of this now too. Clevelander reopened this weekend so we experienced the opening. Good times

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hartford, CT
Mar 6, 2008

Friendly Staff

My daughter and I decided to take a little mini vacation to South Flordia and decided to spend a couple of days in South Beach. When researching hotels, we found the Essex to have all the amenities and pretty good reviews from other travelers. We really liked the vibe of the hotel, the breakfast was excellent and we were a block away from the beach. The room happened to be the second floor corner room above the lobby overlooking the Collins Ave intersection. Nice large room but the veranda speaker was right below the room and you could here it as if it was in the room. We pretty much shrugged it off, turned up the TV and ran the AC which drowned out the music. We don't get too stressed out about those things. In fact, we laughed about it. What's funny is we would love to stay there again. The staff made up for any shortcomings of a character ridden hotel. Their sister hotel, The Clevelander, is being remodeled right next door so there is a lot of noise in that area in general. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is not the place. If you like people and people watching, you can't go wrong.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

On Ocena Drive, walk on the beach side to avoid pleadings from every hostess to eat at their restaurant. Head for Lincoln Road to get the most of Dining and more people watching.

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
manal
Business
USA
Feb 3, 2008

it was ok.

Absolutely great location.The hotel was within walking distance to almost everything on the strip. Our stay was a total of two nights. The first night, they gave us a room for the elderly/handicapped, and it was extremely upsetting considering we are two young girls on vacation. To make things worse,it was on the side that they had construction going on! We mentioned it the following day and they switched us to a room with a fabulous view to compensate.The rooms are tiny but will do if you're not planning on staying for long. The hotel pool is so small and disappointing, but the beach is right across the street.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're hungry, and craving something different. Try Puerta Sagua Restaurant. It's delicious but inexpensive Cuban food to die for. Order the Vieja Ropa. Excellent!!!

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Review of Essex House Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lyza
Business
USA
Jun 21, 2007

Classic Miami Beach Deco Charm

We really enjoyed the lovely dipping pool, wide breezy veranda and proximity to everything in South Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of great dining and shopping within one to 10 blocks.

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