$172 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 28, 2014 Check-out: May 1, 2014

The Beacon Hotel

4 stars
720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
114 reviews
Terrific hotel

Great staff- especially Derek and Marisa. Friendly and helpful. Immaculate hotel. Great location.... See full review

  • Sandylane
  • Feb 23, 2014
the wonderful spectacular beacon hotel

great view clean rooms nice size rooms everyone was so nice valet parking only $20 a day cannot... See full review

  • Dee 58 years old
  • Jul 24, 2013
Boutique beauty on legendary Ocean Drive near nightlife, shopping

This 75-room hotel is located on neon-lit Ocean Drive. It entices guests with a true South Beach experience. The boutique hotel boasts lovely Art Deco touches such as inlaid tile floors and etched glass.  The hotel is oceanfront and packs value into the price. Guests receive free Wi-Fi, beach towels and chairs to use during their stay, free coffee Seattle's Best coffee in the mornings and a free continental breakfast at Johnny Rockets next door.

Highlights
  • Boutique Art Deco hotel on legendary Ocean Drive, the center of South Beach nightlife
  • Walk to Collins and Washington avenues and Lincoln Road
  • Sidewalk dining at The Place Restaurant, plus continental breakfast at Johnny Rockets next door
  • Free Wi-Fi, in-room beach towels, beach chairs and Seattle's Best coffee  
Rooms

The lobby is a show of neon light, geometric upholstery and a stunning mezzanine. The 73 rooms and two VIP suites, however, are more subtle in style. Some rooms benefit from beach views and all are decorated in a tasteful palette of beige and white. Marble floors keep feet cool after a long day at the beach.

 

Guests rest on 320-thread count Italian linens and Serta Perfect Sleeper Beds. In every room, free Wi-Fi, LCD flatscreens and IP phones are standard. Room service is also available.

Features

As a nightlife destination, South Beach is an undisputed capital. But there's people watching to be done from this hotel, too. Request a sidewalk table at The Place for some of the best entertainment on Ocean Drive, live music and fresh mojitos from The Bar.

 

Prime oceanfront space isn't the only draw. Travelers on the budget will be grateful for the free continental breakfast at Johnny Rockets next door (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.), free Seattle's Best coffee (7 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and free beach towels and chairs to use during their stay.

Transportation
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles)
  • Miami International Airport (10 miles)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1 mile)
Attractions
  • Ocean Drive
  • Mansion
  • Nikki Beach
  • Lummus Park
  • Star Island
  • Port of Miami
  • Collins Avenue
  • Lincoln Road
  • Jackie Gleason Theater
  • Gianni Versace's Casa Casuarina
Business
  • 24-hour business center with desktop computers
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property

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

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Hotel Map

25.7771 -80.1309
Area served
720 Ocean Dr. South Miami Beach
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Area description
From Miami International Airport take highway 836 South 10 miles and from Fort Lauderdale take I-95 North 22 miles.

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.

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Guest Reviews (114)

Ratings and reviews for The Beacon Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
114 out of 114
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
USA
Jan 5, 2008

southbeach

it was nice I thought it was a little pricey

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

the shooping and nightlife andeverything you need are right out side the hitel

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
USA
Jan 5, 2008

Great location and ambiance

The hotel is in a great location. The service and staff are really pleasant. The room was comfortable with sufficient space to accommodate your belongings. Even though the bathroom was small, it was very nicely decorated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking distance to the well visited Lincon Rd.

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
St Louis, MO
Sep 30, 2007

Good Location

Rooms very small but clean. The beds were very comfortable, had trouble sleeping one night because of all the noise from room next door and also building next to hotel. The coupon for Breakfast at Johnny Rockets was pretty good, we ate there every morning. Rstaurants very expensive, but the food was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Did not need a car, hotel location was good. We walked or took bus. The Miami Local Bus is only $.25 and takes you around SB area. You can walk to Washington Ave and catch bus anywhere along that street.

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 21, 2007

Good location and excellent staff

We were well received. The Hotel is nicely redone and the staff are dedicated to deliver very good service and they succeed. We will probably have occasion to return to Miami for the same reason that prompted our recent visit. We intend to stay at The Beacon next time.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots od dining and shopping close by.

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Amsterdam
Sep 15, 2007

2 day stop over

great if u just want to spend all ur time on the beach.rooms r very small wc even small small smaller.no view from window.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

big shopping malls ect 9 blocks away ten minute walk

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
USA
Sep 14, 2007

Very Friendly

Excellent location in Beautiful South Beach, Miami. Scenic and historical, a park across the street and the hotel gave us directions to Gloria Estavan's restaurant. Lively times in Miami South Beach. Breakfast discounts available from Hotel as well. Very enjoyable!

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

Breakfast is served later for you early risers, about 9 am! Take a walk on the beach!

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
New York, NY
Sep 8, 2007

Perfect location on South Beach

This hotel was perfectly located between all of the hot spots on SoBe; the beach, restaurants on Ocean Drive and the night life. The only negative was that the facilities at the hotel were closed wduring our stay. No swimming pool or fitness center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Talk to the host about eating there and get a free bottle of wine

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

5
J Troy
Business
Marietta, OH
Sep 7, 2007

Warm & Inviting

The staff was very helpful and professional. The room exceeded our expectations. Directly across from the beach and located in the middle of Ocean Blvd's main strip between 7th and 8th streets. The bed was awesome, big plasma TV and marble floors. We didnt mind staying in the room romancing each other because it was as nice as all the sights that were outside. We even received a Thank you letter from the staff within a week of our stay. The Beacon will be our home in South Beach for years to come.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

A fantastic pizerria Fratelli di Napoli is around the corner, Washington Avenue and all the clubs is just blocks away. Being on ocean blvd you have one of the finest beaches across the street. It was wonderful

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 18, 2007

Very Friendly Hotel Reps

The Beacon Hotel, located right on the South Beach Strip, was an exellent choice. The reps were very friendly and helpful. The rooms on the facing the main strip are quit nice. I checked out the rooms not on the main strip, and were not as nice, but were still acceptable. Access to all the clubs, restaurants, and shopping was very good, as a car was not needed and could get by walking or taking a taxi cab. If you were looking to go to downtown south beach to visit little havana i would drive or take a taxi cab. overall, i would stay there again..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great resaurants, shopping and beach

Review of The Beacon Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 4, 2007

Great local for the money

Our stay at the Beacon Hotel was very nice and pleasant. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay for the money. It's located in the heart of South Beach where everything was happening. We had a deluxe/king room and it was comfortable, clean, bright and roomy enough for two. Our bed was very comfy too. (I have a bad back so a bed that doesn't bother my back is a big plus.) The staff was very courteous and helpful from check-in to check-out. My only gripe was the early morning racket from the daily city trash pickup, which came from the back of the building where our room was located. But all in all, it was a great stay for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Beacon Hotel sits directly across from the beach. You don't need to pack your beach towels. The hotel provides them. Everything was within walking distance. Lots of great bars and restaurants. One of our favorite nightclubs is the Clevelander. Situated outdoors, the Cleveland played great dance music and the vibe is very lively.

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