$228 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 7, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 2015

The Beacon Hotel

4 stars
720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
121 reviews
Loved It!

The staff was very nice, the food was great! and everything was very clean! See full review

  • Diandra A.
  • Nov 22, 2014
A Great South Beach Experience

First of all, this is a great location in the heart of South Beach. It could be a little loud at... See full review

  • Chef7A
  • Nov 17, 2014
The Beacon Hotel on Ocean Drive gives you South Beach how it is meant to be experienced. Here, you have direct access to seven miles of sand and surf, unrivaled nightlife, premier shopping, and exquisite cuisine. At the center of South Florida's premier vacation destination, the Beacon Hotel blends timeless Art Deco elegance with the best beaches, dining and entertainment that South Beach has to offer.

Sitting in the heart of a stylish beach community, the Beacon Hotel South Beach offers guests direct access to a wealth of recreation and entertainment. At 720 Ocean Drive, the Beacon Hotel is wedged between seven-miles of beach relaxation to the east and the trendy shopping of Collins Avenue and the nightlife of Washington Avenue to the west. Other notable destinations - including the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall, the Miami Beach Convention Center, and the Jackie Gleason Theater - are a short distance away.

Additional amenities include Complimentary beach chairs and beach towels.

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The Beacon Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Double Room
Presents views of the city and a vibrant nightlife, two top of the line perfect sleeper full size beds by Serta, Mascioni luxury Italian linen, resort spa amenities by Aveeda, in-room safe, personalized in-room temperature control, laundry valet services, Flat Panel LCD television, Cable TV, IP Phones with voicemail and data port features, in-room mini-bars, in-room safety boxes, beach towels, beach chairs and marble floors.
Run of House
Presents views of the city and a vibrant nightlife, a run of the house room with two full size, one king size, or one queen size top of the line perfect sleeper bed by Serta, Mascioni luxury Italian linen, resort spa amenities by Aveeda, in-room safe, personalized in-room temperature control, laundry valet services, Flat Panel LCD television, Cable TV, IP Phones with voicemail and data port features, in-room mini-bars, in-room safety boxes, beach towels, beach chairs and marble floors.
Ocean Front King Room
Offers breathtaking vistas of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, ultra-comfortable presidential king size bed by Serta, Mascioni luxury Italian linen, resort spa amenities by Aveeda, in-room safe, personalized in-room temperature control, laundry valet services, Flat Panel LCD television, Cable TV, IP Phones with voicemail and data port features, in-room mini-bars, in-room safety boxes, beach towels, beach chairs and marble floors.
Deluxe King Room
Presents views of the city and a vibrant nightlife, ultra-comfortable presidential king size bed by Serta, Mascioni luxury Italian linen, resort spa amenities by Aveeda, in-room safe, personalized in-room temperature control, laundry valet services, Flat Panel LCD television, Cable TV, IP Phones with voicemail and data port features, in-room mini-bars, in-room safety boxes, beach towels, beach chairs and marble floors.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

The Place Restaurant
The Beacon's new indoor/outdoor restaurant has instantly become one of the Deco District's most frequented dining spots. Serving an arrangement of international cuisine the Place's beachfront terrace also serves up the best views on Ocean Drive.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
On-site Ocean View Meeting Space up to 12 persons.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (121)

Ratings and reviews for The Beacon Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
121 out of 121
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diandra A.
Business
Maryland
Nov 22, 2014

Loved It!

The staff was very nice, the food was great! and everything was very clean!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

everything is just around the corner!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chef7A
Business
Jacksonville, FL
Nov 17, 2014

A Great South Beach Experience

First of all, this is a great location in the heart of South Beach. It could be a little loud at night but keeping the ceiling fan on low blocked out all the noise. We slept great! The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable as well. Of course, a big part of any stay at a hotel is the staff. And we were greeted with a smile and a sincere willingness to assist at every turn. Our needs were not large but the valet, front desk staff and bellman were gracious, courteous and friendly. A free breakfast buffet was offered each morning. The food was good; eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast and bagels. Our waitress promptly brought us orange juice and coffee and kept them refilled as long as we sat there. With South Beach prices rather high, it was a fine start to the day for a $5 tip. Well worth it. Our checkout was seamless. Car brought quickly. Luggage moved from the room quickly. And they helped to load the car until we were ready to pull away. You may be saying that these folks were just doing their job. But in the world we live in and the service level we've become accustomed to, doing that job with a genuine caring heart and a smile goes a long way. This is an older boutique hotel on South Beach. The room is small but very clean and updated. There is no pool but there is one of the most amazing beaches in the country directly across the street. And if you come to South Beach to spend time in the room, you may want to consider another destination. We had a GREAT stay and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Beacon to anyone looking for a great South Beach getaway.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy your alcohol at the Walgreen's liquor store on 5th. The prices are the same as you pay in non tourist locations.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Exotic25
Business
Washington, DC
Oct 14, 2014

I'd stay here again

I really appreciate the complimentary breakfast and wifi, even in the room. Not many SoBe hotels provide that. Worth the money.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jambo01
Business
Hampshire UK
Aug 13, 2014

Fantastic 2 night break!

This was a fantastic start to our holiday. We had two nights in Miami before travelling to Orlando. The staff were very welcoming when we arrived. The location is fantastic, right on the beach. Hotel provided beach chairs and towels which was perfect for spending a few hours on the beach. Ocean Drive was really lively and fun and it was great to step out of your hotel right into the hustle and bustle of it all. Due to the location, parking was difficult. We drove from airport but were unable to pull up outside the hotel as it was so busy but we found a public car park just round the corner. Would definitely reccomend this hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Take a boat tour from Bayside to take you around Biscayne Bay. Great views of Miami skyline and seeing all the famous houses on Star Island. Nice way to spend an hour and a half in the sunshine.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Soon to be World Traveler
Business
Los Gatos, California
Jul 25, 2014

Prime location & Wonderful staff :)

The Beacon Hotel welcomes it's guests with top of the line service that makes anyone feel at home and that they are getting what they paid for. Upon our arrival we were given chilled water bottles to cool us off from the Miami heat and then given complimentary "Welcome Mojitos" for the evening that really hit the spot. In our cozy king sized hotel room for two, we were supplied with comfy beach chairs and cozy towels that were replaced everyday of our visit. In addition, the room we stayed in was a great size for two, including the bathroom which is hard to find a nice size one while in South Beach, given the Art Deco design. Now this hotel is full of international and local travelers alike, but every staff person there is able to make every guests feel like there at their home away from home, requesting cars or taxis if you need, making reservations and providing their guests lists of local activities. I would recommend this hotel to any family or friends traveling to South Beach that are in hopes of a great vacation filled with amazing views, a chance to explore the location where the hotel was used for the movie Scarface, and much more. Again thank you so much to the front desk staff: Marisa, Juan, and the great bartender that works evenings! I just simply cannot wait to return to the Beacon Hotel.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Although all the cafés that line Ocean Drive look great, they are a tourist trap for overpriced meals and alcohol. So just be sure to look down the side streets of Ocean for great restaurants that do delivery as well as pick up like Spaghetto!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tennismom15
Business
Orlando, FL
Jul 15, 2014

Great couple getaway

This is an old hotel - don't expect a lavish lobby or huge rooms. What you do get is a clean room, with great little amenities (like beach towels) and a fantastic location if you want to be in the heart of South Beach. I wouldn't receommend this location for families - not due to the hotel, but because there's lots of drinking and skin being shown. My teen age kids were shocked at what they saw in South Beach.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have dinner at the Espanola Way, little boutique restaurants dinning al fresco. Eating on Ocean Drive can get very busy.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
oscar dela banana
Business
Ithaca, New York
Jun 10, 2014

Yearly getaway

Everything was great. My Co-workers and I have visited south beach for the last four years around the same time and we plan on staying there again next year. Staff made us all feel at home service was excellent!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mangos night life was really fun and the food was great

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheru
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 4, 2014

Nice & Comfortable stay

I would say it was nice and comfortable stay with good staff .. very close to all attractions on south beach ... definitely recommend this hotel for others

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

LIV

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sandylane
Business
Scarsdale, New York
Feb 23, 2014

Terrific hotel

Great staff- especially Derek and Marisa. Friendly and helpful. Immaculate hotel. Great location. Steps from beach. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We went to Juvia for dinner. Gorgeous view. Memorable in every way.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nomadic89898
Business
new york
Feb 11, 2014

Great location but not so great value

the stay was good, especially considering the location, which was unbeatable. however the hotel room is small, a bit stuffy, and the sound insulation was not good. in future I would go a little farther from South Beach and find a better valued hotel. staff are very helpful though.

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

Business

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