The Richmond Hotel

4 stars
View map of 1757 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
243 reviews
beachfront bliss

Let me start with the less than 5 stars. The wall are very thin. You can hear everything from your... See full review

  • aliciajo75
  • Sep 22, 2014
Retro perfection

Excellent location, good staff, night staff supersedes expectation, pool and jacuzzi Are well... See full review

  • Ed07093
  • Jun 4, 2014

The Richmond bills itself as "Miami Beach's friendliest hotel." The same family has operated the business since it opened its doors in 1941, and the 92-room property is a local favorite. The oceanfront hotel and its neon-flooded exterior and original terrazzo floors fit in with its Art Deco neighbors. South Beach clubs, restaurants and shops are only a stroll away. Lush greenery delivers a sense of Hollywood glamour.

Rooms

Room decor throws nods to old-world Florida with the vintage postcard-type framed prints and palm printed curtains as focal points. Look for retro details, too, such as Art Deco floor lamps, seafoam- and black-colored tile bathrooms, a 1930s-inspired clock, blond oak headboards and accent pieces. In case of a rain shower, which is common in South Florida, grab the red umbrella in the closet. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet can be accessed for an additional charge.

Property features

The Richmond's boutique identity adds to its intimacy. Nice touches include a cement path leading to a wood boardwalk and a half-moon spa tub strategically placed in front of a winding stream. On the rooftop terrace and solarium, take in the neon lights from South Beach.  An on-site cafe serves breakfast until mid-afternoon, and by night, guests can sip cocktails on the front porch.

Highlights
  • Family-run Art Deco hotel
  • Beach path
  • Within walking distance to Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue
  • Heated outdoor pool surrounded by lush gardens
  • Rooftop terrace and heated half moon spa and coconut palm patio
Nearby attractions
  • Lincoln Road
  • Ocean Drive
  • Collins Avenue
  • Art Deco Historic District
  • Jackie Gleason Theater
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
Business

The three meeting rooms include one that has been restored to look like a vintage movie theater complete with Art Deco sofas and chairs and a 100-inch screen

Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access (fees apply)

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (12 miles)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (28 miles)
Policies

The hotel requires a valid credit card for all incidentals at check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Richmond Hotel Rooms

Ocean Front Guestroom
This Partial or Full ocean view guestroom offers One Queen Bed with all-white bedding, down comforter. Art Deco decor with blond-oak furnishings, Plasma TV, Desk and armchair, Wireless Internet access (surcharge), a 1930s-inspired alarm clock, In-room safe. Bathrobe, and a Richmond Red umbrella.
Superior Guestroom
This City view guestroom offers One Queen Bed with all-white bedding, down comforter. Art Deco decor with blond-oak furnishings, Plasma TV, Desk and armchair, Wireless Internet access (surcharge), a 1930s-inspired alarm clock, In-room safe. Bathrobe, and a Richmond Red umbrella.
Standard Guestroom
This City, hotel, or courtyard view guestroom offers One Queen Bed with all-white bedding, down comforter. Art Deco decor with blond-oak furnishings, Plasma TV, Desk and armchair, Wireless Internet access (surcharge), a 1930s-inspired alarm clock, In-room safe. Bathrobe, and a Richmond Red umbrella.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Hotel Map

25.7935 -80.1285
Area served
Florida.
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Area description
On the Beach!! The Richmond Hotel is an oceanfront hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach's historic art deco district. Perfectly situated for peace and relaxation, the Richmond is close enough for every convenience. Just 2 short blocks from the Miami Beach convention center and the theater of the performing arts, the Richmond is located directly on the beach and Atlantic Ocean, and is only a five minute walk to Lincoln road and a 10 minutes walk to Ocean Drive restaurants and clubs.

Dining

Restaurant
The Verandah Cafe is located in the hotel's back lobby. This small cafe specializes in the finest cuisine from around the world. Daily breakfast dishes include omelets and pancakes. Seating is available inside, or outside at the patio tables. The hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. Room service is also available. Other fine restaurants and cafes are available in the area, within walking distance.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Two meeting rooms have wooden floors and tables, and a third has been restored to resemble a vintage movie theater, with original art deco sofas and chairs, and a 100-inch screen.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (243)

Ratings and reviews for The Richmond Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
243 out of 243
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Digiburd
Couples
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 27, 2010

Great Location in South Beach...

Good hotel in the heart of South Beach. One of the smaller hotels but right on the beach and walkable to all the good stuff like Ocean Blvd. and Lincoln Rd. The hotel is older but very clean. The beds are comfy. Their were some issues with water pressure and temperature control, and the power was controlled (turned on) by your key card to the room. Which made is that when we left the room the air would not blow cold. It was odd, but we figured out how to manage the A/C because it was about 100 degrees outside everyday.

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

Couples

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bar 721. Look it up. It's great.

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Paragould, Ar
Jul 18, 2010

Great location and nice environment

Loved the location right on the beach. Also enjoyed the easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and nice. The only thing bad I would have to say is that the walls were thin, noise seemed to travel very easily through them. Other than that I would stay again for sure!

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lincoln road is a short walking distance and has tons of dining and shopping!

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
R Dubya
Couples
GA
Jul 14, 2010

No Problems with the Richmond Hotel

The hotel was fine. We actually checked in early (10:00 AM) the staff was easy to talk to and did what we requested. The pool is nice BUT the beach is where you want to be. The room refrigerator worked great and held all of our groceries and liquid refreshments. The party goers would roll trough after midnight but quickly cleared the hallways and we were not inconvenienced sleeping at night. The location was great and you do not need a car from this hotel. The trip to back to the airport on the public bus was nice, quick and cheap as they pick you up 100 feet from the hotel entrance. Be smart buy your booze and groceries at Publix and Walgreen and have a blast on South Beach.

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

On day one head over to Publix on Dade and stock up on water and snacks - next door is Wallgreens liquor.

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Wadhington DC
Jul 13, 2010

ok for price

Average I expected more from the staff compared to the neighboring hotels.

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

Couples

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
NYC
Jul 11, 2010

Miami trip

the hotel was not clean et find some bugs - i got sick after using the pool.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

BLT restaurant at the beginning of Ocean drive

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Tulsa, OK
Jun 30, 2010

Uncomfortable

The location was great for direct access to the beach and a great pool. The room smelled like smoke and there was a cigarette end floating in the toilet. The walls were so thin you could hear everyone going down the hall and the person in the room next door talking on their phone, coughing, etc, so we felt like we had no privacy to talk. Had a roach running across the floor the night before we left. The shower was either freezing cold or burning hot with no warning. Not safe for children!

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

Couples

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Friends
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Jun 21, 2010

GREAT GETAWAY

HOTEL WAS GREAT! EASY CHECK-IN. ALLOWED ME TO CHECK IN EARLY. STAFF WAS SUPER FRIENDLY. FOOD AT THE POOLSIDE CAFE WAS GREAT! BEACH ACCESS WAS GREAT! PRICE WAS PERFECT! ROOMS WERE CLEAN. I WISHED THE CAFE WAS OPEN FOR DINNER. I ALSO WISH THERE WAS SOME POOLSIDE MUSIC OR ENTERTAINMENT. GREAT PLUS THAT THERE WAS A FRIDGE IN THE ROOM!

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

Friends

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

BUY SNACKS AND DRINKS AT NEARBY STORES AND KEEP IN ROOM RATHER THAN EATING OUT EVERY MEAL! MOST RESTAURANTS IN AREA ARE PRICEY!

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Tampa, Fl
Jun 19, 2010

So, So...

Rooms were nice and clean, bathroom couldve used a little TLC (dirty tile). Paper thin walls made for no privacy whatsoever, I could literally hear everything in the room next to me. Their bathroom seemed like it was behind our bed, no noise was unheard! Would not recommend to a couple....

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty of restaurants to choose from, especially if you want to walk around.

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Sweden
Jun 19, 2010

good location

Great location, nice pool, by the beach. Small room, smoke in a non smoking room, noicy, but nice staff...

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

Couples

Review of The Richmond Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelen' Rick
Family
Badger State - Wisconsin
Jun 17, 2010

Great, comfortable value in South Beach!

Nice, comfortable hotel. Rooms were clean, the staff very helpful and the restaurant was just what we needed. The pool and the beach areas were very clean and pristine. The property has a locked gate for added security.

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

Family

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