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The National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

With low-key elegance in an Art Deco setting, the National is on the beach and has 2 swimming pools -one heated for this season. The hotel now also offers a view of famous actresses’ portraits by artist Elisabetta Fantone to top the esthetic experience. Rooms are small but comfortable. Staff is friendly and helpful. Too bad some details are below par: the basement to be used to access the pool area has a floor that needs to be repainted, the drawers in my room walk-in closet were stuck and could not open, showers in the basement bathrooms had no hot water. The Hotel often feels empty (especially the dining area at night), though they have live music almost every night in a beautiful bar. If you want the action, there is the Delano next door, with music thumping across the fence all afternoons. This is a kids friendly hotel. For breakfast and beyond, go to the Italian bakery across the street on Collins for the best sandwiches, focaccia and pastries in all North America!

Great service. Nice lobby. Clean facility. Nice pool area. Liked the live music at night. Overall, great experience for the price.

The hotel is situated walking distance from Lincoln Road. It is a great location. The pool is nice and the manager there is on the ball. The beach service is great too. The rooms are very outdated and old. I had to switch rooms and the second room didn’t have air conditioning. The rooms are in need of major remodeling. They are dirty too. The food for breakfast was average. I think they should lower the cost of the hotel rooms or do a significant renovation of the facility.

Just a grand, historical hotel built in 1939 but immaculately kept up. Loved the art deco portraits throughout of American icons. So cool. With two pools and backing to the breathtaking beach and ocean, the view is to die for!

Hotel staff was great, smaller pool was heated, and the hotel was right on the ocean. Overall a great experience after moving to this hotel from The Beacon on Ocean Drive.

Excellent location, great staff. Bad housekeeping, pool was closed for a private event and we couldn’t use it. That was very frustrating. Old furniture in the room that needs replacing, the bathroom needs at a minimum some painting.

Down for a family get together. Pleasant room. Staff very outgoing and friendly. Halls smelled of disinfectant for two days

Every day I left my room, when I came back the key wouldn't work and they would only give me bath towels. No washcloths or hand towels for some reason, no explanation at all. Every day for 3 days.The room was clean but nasty blood looking stains on the bench at the end of the bed. Nice pool and great location were the best things. Won't return. Natulius definitely better!!

Very clean and friendly staff, def enjoyed my stay

We enjoyed the pianist Freddie. Great pianist & singer.

great hotel with great amenities. Historical property which is a boost and the pool is extraordinary.

Beautiful hotel on sunny Miami Beach. I love the charm of the older buildings there. The National fit right in. Basically felt like a throwback to the 1930's with all the modern amenities and comforts. Would definitely stay there again!

The only problem (besides having to leave when your stay ends...), is the big towel issue, because they usually give you less than needed (we are a party of four, and we got almost every day, just two).

Had a few issues with hotel amenities and house keeping which were never really resolved

Front desk staff very nice and professional, when they notice my birthday was the following day they sent a bottle of sparkling wine to my room. This is my 2nd time here.

muy buen hotel con un servicio increible y las habitaciones son fenomenales le doy 5 estrellas a este hotel excellent

It was ok. Hotel smells really good. Jose was very nice and friendly

Good for a family as long as you don't need a lot of room. From front of house to concierge to poolside, everyone was warm, friendly, and accommodating. Could have had a few more people working there. Kids (5 & &) loved the pools and beach access.

No coffee in room, no coffee in lobby...front desk forgot to alert me when room was reday..kept having to bug them. Faciltities fine, Could be tweaked to really be a good hotel.

The National is a beautiful old Deco hotel that is on the nice part of South Beach (away from annoying hawkers), very close to Lincoln Road, and a short walk to Ocean Drive, if you really find it necessary to go there.

1677 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lincoln Road Mall
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located in South Beach within a short walk of Lincoln Road Mall, The National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Art Deco Welcome Center. This 151-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near PortMiami and Lummus Park Beach.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort's 151 recently renovated rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2013, The National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort offers 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 40.00 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Poolside Cabana Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The National Hotel

Everyone (34) Couples (17) Business (1) Family (5) Friends (8) Other (3)
4
Everyone

With low-key elegance in an Art Deco setting, the National is on the beach and has 2 swimming pools -one heated for this season. The hotel now also offers a view of famous actresses’ portraits by artist Elisabetta Fantone to top the esthetic experience. Rooms are small but comfortable. Staff is friendly and helpful. Too bad some details are below par: the basement to be used to access the pool area has a floor that needs to be repainted, the drawers in my room walk-in closet were stuck and could not open, showers in the basement bathrooms had no hot water. The Hotel often feels empty (especially the dining area at night), though they have live music almost every night in a beautiful bar. If you want the action, there is the Delano next door, with music thumping across the fence all afternoons. This is a kids friendly hotel. For breakfast and beyond, go to the Italian bakery across the street on Collins for the best sandwiches, focaccia and pastries in all North America!

By , from New York, NY on Jan 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2018

Dear Alex , We are so appreciative of you taking the time to write and share your honest and sincere feedback on The National Hotel. Thank you for highlighting the great overall experience you received throughout your stay. Our team members are going to be thrilled to hear that they successfully created a unique and memorable experience for you during your visit. We certainly hope to see you back soon. Until then, we remain at your service! Warm regards, Luis Padron

5
Everyone

Great service. Nice lobby. Clean facility. Nice pool area. Liked the live music at night. Overall, great experience for the price.

By on Jan 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2018

Hi there! We thank you for taking the time to write to us and share all of the details that contributed to your successful stay at The National Hotel.

1

great location but too many thing went wrong

Everyone

The hotel is situated walking distance from Lincoln Road. It is a great location. The pool is nice and the manager there is on the ball. The beach service is great too. The rooms are very outdated and old. I had to switch rooms and the second room didn’t have air conditioning. The rooms are in need of major remodeling. They are dirty too. The food for breakfast was average. I think they should lower the cost of the hotel rooms or do a significant renovation of the facility.

By , from Philadelphia on Jan 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2018

Dear ERG, Thank you for taking the time to review The National Hotel. I assure you this is of utmost concern to us, as The National Hotel prides itself on an outstanding service culture worthy of its luxury status. Please be sure I will make certain to present your feedback with our management team in order to prevent such unfavorable experiences. I hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kindest regards, Luis Padron

5

grand hotel

Everyone

Just a grand, historical hotel built in 1939 but immaculately kept up. Loved the art deco portraits throughout of American icons. So cool. With two pools and backing to the breathtaking beach and ocean, the view is to die for!

By on Dec 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2018

Hi there! We thank you for taking the time to write to us and share all of the details that contributed to your successful stay at The National Hotel.

5

nice hotel, close to ocean drive

Everyone

Hotel staff was great, smaller pool was heated, and the hotel was right on the ocean. Overall a great experience after moving to this hotel from The Beacon on Ocean Drive.

By on Dec 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure reading your excellent comments about your stay at The National Hotel, and thank you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Happy Holidays! Best regards, Luis Padron

3

ok hotel

Everyone

Excellent location, great staff. Bad housekeeping, pool was closed for a private event and we couldn’t use it. That was very frustrating. Old furniture in the room that needs replacing, the bathroom needs at a minimum some painting.

By , from Washington, DC on Dec 3, 2017

4

pretty nice place

Everyone

Down for a family get together. Pleasant room. Staff very outgoing and friendly. Halls smelled of disinfectant for two days

By , from USA on Oct 16, 2017

2

no washcloths

Everyone

Every day I left my room, when I came back the key wouldn't work and they would only give me bath towels. No washcloths or hand towels for some reason, no explanation at all. Every day for 3 days.The room was clean but nasty blood looking stains on the bench at the end of the bed. Nice pool and great location were the best things. Won't return. Natulius definitely better!!

By on Oct 12, 2017

5
Everyone

Very clean and friendly staff, def enjoyed my stay

By on Aug 24, 2017

5

close to the beach & entertainment.

Everyone

We enjoyed the pianist Freddie. Great pianist & singer.

By on Aug 4, 2017