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Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in a city view penthouse, the staff was very kind, the room was amazing , we will 100% stay here again . This is a 5 star hotel .

I always stay at Z Ocean and I don’t think it’s been updated since I started staying there 4-5 years ago. Ceiling leaking in lobby, pool area outdated, rooftop terraces have cigarette burns in cushions and hot tubs look old. Very outdated and showing age.

Very pleased by this 1st experience at ZOcean, personnel very forthcoming, relaxed atmosphere, walking distance to the sea and Ocean Drive and Collins shopping area.

The divider wall between the suite between the hot tub to the next rooms hot tub was broken and not privet. Also the room smelled from smoke.

The hotel wasn't terrible, but for $242 on a Monday night plus $29 "resort fee," I expect better. The room was very large and had tons of storage space. The shower was fantastic, although there was no tub. Many things in the room didn't work. There was no "do not disturb" sign, which resulted in us being bothered by "minibar service" while sleeping. The toilet didn't flush, so we had to lift the lid and flush manually. Some of the electrical outlets didn't work. The fitness center just had cardio equipment. The pool was a small lap pool and jacuzzi with only one jet, which closed at dusk. Included in the "resort fee" was bottled water (missing), pool access (lame), gym access (also lame), beach chairs (great, but also available to the public for a small fee from the 3rd party company), and beach towels (used up when we arrived). PLUS wi-fi was $14 a day!

I stayed in Room 318 (standard room with a balcony facing Collins Ocean) for three nights with my husband and 7yo son. The room had a king size bed, two bathrooms (one with walk-in shower) a leather sofa bed and a small kitchenette area with a microwave, sink, two small refrigerators (one filled with the hotel bar items and one empty for guest use). There is also a nespresso machine with complementary coffee provided daily. Overall we had a pleasant stay. The furniture is a bit old and the rooms too need some renovations in terms of walls, decor and floors; the bathrooms sliding doors are awful as they don't lock properly. The shower was great but you need to make sure to close the door properly or you will flood the room! The best thing for us was that the rooms are very quiet (although the AC is pretty loud) and the location is very central as it is two blocks from the beach and at walking distance from major attractions in South Beach. The common areas, bar, front cafe' and pool are nice, but nothing fancy. For a 4 stars hotel I was expecting more luxury. All in all this is more like a 3 stars small hotel with good service and soundproof rooms.

Just ok, good location, room ok... Just ok, overpriced for quality with high food cost for average quality and excessive parking rates....I would never stay here again

Only thing was the $14 wifi fee and 35$ parking which wasn't in the description to inform us prior to checking in we received the invoice later that night .... They greeted us with champagne and drinking vouchers which was awesome!!!!! Overall I loved it would definitely go back.

Hotel was very clean. Room was comfortable and spacious. We were in the pool lanai room. Hotel is in a great location!

Overall experience was great. We had a great time

My girlfriend and I stayed at Z Ocean for two nights for a weekend vacation, and had a great time. We made use of the pool and hot tub, tried out the hotel bar, and loved our room. Our room had a view of the pool and hot tub, and was spacious and clean. The best part of our stay was probably the shower - five separate shower heads with adjustable pressures. My GF has a gluten allergy, and the restaurant staff was not very knowledgeable about the contents of their food, and were initially a bit dismissive, but ultimately helpful. The beach staff was great, and we definitely got our money's worth on the beach chairs and towels :).

It was an amazing stay. We'll be back very soon. One of the best hotels we're stayed at in South Beach.

This hotel was extremely clean and smelled awesome. We had a bar station inside the room and the balcony was excellent. Totally recommend! A little out of the way of the fun stuff but hey! Worth the money!

when I first arrived to the hotel I was so upset because on the outside it literally looked like a rundown motel! BUT the second I walked in I was amazed from the front desk to our BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING room. The best hotel I have ever stayed in thus far!!! So Beautiful!! I recommend this hotel!!!!

Clean Hotel, nice staff, great location, would def go back again!

This hotel was better than I thought it would be!!! One of my best Miami Trips. The penthouse partial ocean view was amazing. The staff was very helpful and polite couldn't ask for anything more from this hotel beside cheaper rates but it was well worth it. The beach is footsteps away and across the street is Jerry's 24 hour diner Great for after the club or breakfast!! Liquor store is right next door to the hotel. The rooms are a comfortable size and very clean. I'll definitely be going back to this hotel soon and definitely recommend it to others!!

We loved our stay at Z Ocean and will definitely stay there again when visiting South Beach. The room was beautiful and our balcony was bigger than I expected and had a view of Collins Ave. which was nice. The bathroom was awesome, I stayed with my friend and we each had our own sink area, this came in handly for two women traveling together. Plus there were sliding doors you could shut for privacy if some had to shower etc. while the other party could still be getting ready in their own section of the bathroom. The hotel was right in the middle of South Beach and the beach was right in back of the hotel which was super convenient. The concierge, Mickey was great, he knew about all the local attractions and helped us get tickets and reservations to restaurants. He suggested a restaurant called Yard Bird that we really enjoyed. We also had a great time in the pool area and once again great staff. The bartender Miguel was very helpful and firendly. The pool was very unique having a partial glass bottom. I really liked the pool because it was only four feet deep so as a 5ft tall woman I felt safe from drowning. The only issue we had was when leaving, we were told the day before we didn't need to book a shuttle, they would just call for one and it would come in 5 minutes. So we didn't book one, then later that night when we told the front desk we needed one the next morning they said it was too late to book one, but the cab to the airport was a flat rate of $70. The morning we were leaving that changed to $75.00. When we got into the cab we were informed that the flat rate of $70 did not exist since we were going to the Fort Lauderdale Airport. We were clear with the staff at the front desk that we were flying out of Fort Lauderdale. So we ended up spending $90 on a cab to the airport. That was the only problem we had, otherwise we had a great time and would defintiely stay there again.

We went with friends and were extremely happy with our stay. Everything was great and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

Went to south beach for a short getaway. I go to miami once a year and this was the best hotel on south beach that I have stayed in. It was clean, staff was friendly and accommodating, and was located right across the street from the beach. It's walking distance from everything in south beach,that means no extra money on cabs. The rooms are comfortable size suites with balconies and the entire hotel smells like a spa. When you check in, they give you champagne and toast to your arrival. They have an area on the beach where you get one umbrella, two towels and two seats. It was great not having to worry about giving extra cash everyday for beach stuff...

1437 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Ocean Drive
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in South Beach, Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Lincoln Road Mall and Lummus Park Beach. This 51-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Front Porch Cafe, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with full breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

An LCD TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony, a sofa bed, and a sitting area.


Property features

Guests of Z Ocean Hotel South Beach have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for USD 39.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with securing valuables, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-out.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (SPA)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View (Rooftop Terrace)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

Everyone (9) Couples (21) Family (4) Other (2) Friends (3)
5
Partner Couples

We stayed in a city view penthouse, the staff was very kind, the room was amazing , we will 100% stay here again . This is a 5 star hotel .

By on May 4, 2019

Review comment responded on May 12, 2019

Thank you for your review.

3
Partner Couples

I always stay at Z Ocean and I don’t think it’s been updated since I started staying there 4-5 years ago. Ceiling leaking in lobby, pool area outdated, rooftop terraces have cigarette burns in cushions and hot tubs look old. Very outdated and showing age.

By on Mar 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay, we have our management team addressing these issue.

2
Everyone

By on Nov 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 23, 2018

Thank you for your review.

4

nice weekend stay, excellent location

Everyone

Very pleased by this 1st experience at ZOcean, personnel very forthcoming, relaxed atmosphere, walking distance to the sea and Ocean Drive and Collins shopping area.

By on Feb 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2018

Thanks for your review.

1

broken wall and smelled from smoke

Everyone

The divider wall between the suite between the hot tub to the next rooms hot tub was broken and not privet. Also the room smelled from smoke.

By , from new york on Jan 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2018

Thanks for your review.

2

disappointing, given the cost of hotel

Everyone

The hotel wasn't terrible, but for $242 on a Monday night plus $29 "resort fee," I expect better. The room was very large and had tons of storage space. The shower was fantastic, although there was no tub. Many things in the room didn't work. There was no "do not disturb" sign, which resulted in us being bothered by "minibar service" while sleeping. The toilet didn't flush, so we had to lift the lid and flush manually. Some of the electrical outlets didn't work. The fitness center just had cardio equipment. The pool was a small lap pool and jacuzzi with only one jet, which closed at dusk. Included in the "resort fee" was bottled water (missing), pool access (lame), gym access (also lame), beach chairs (great, but also available to the public for a small fee from the 3rd party company), and beach towels (used up when we arrived). PLUS wi-fi was $14 a day!

By on Feb 22, 2017

4

good location and quiet rooms

Everyone

I stayed in Room 318 (standard room with a balcony facing Collins Ocean) for three nights with my husband and 7yo son. The room had a king size bed, two bathrooms (one with walk-in shower) a leather sofa bed and a small kitchenette area with a microwave, sink, two small refrigerators (one filled with the hotel bar items and one empty for guest use). There is also a nespresso machine with complementary coffee provided daily. Overall we had a pleasant stay. The furniture is a bit old and the rooms too need some renovations in terms of walls, decor and floors; the bathrooms sliding doors are awful as they don't lock properly. The shower was great but you need to make sure to close the door properly or you will flood the room! The best thing for us was that the rooms are very quiet (although the AC is pretty loud) and the location is very central as it is two blocks from the beach and at walking distance from major attractions in South Beach. The common areas, bar, front cafe' and pool are nice, but nothing fancy. For a 4 stars hotel I was expecting more luxury. All in all this is more like a 3 stars small hotel with good service and soundproof rooms.

By , from Brooklyn, NY on Jan 26, 2017

3

average, overpriced, expensive parking and food

Everyone

Just ok, good location, room ok... Just ok, overpriced for quality with high food cost for average quality and excessive parking rates....I would never stay here again

By , from maryland on Oct 5, 2016

5

beautiful hotel and great price!!!!

Everyone

Only thing was the $14 wifi fee and 35$ parking which wasn't in the description to inform us prior to checking in we received the invoice later that night .... They greeted us with champagne and drinking vouchers which was awesome!!!!! Overall I loved it would definitely go back.

By on Oct 2, 2016

4

birthday weekend

Everyone

Hotel was very clean. Room was comfortable and spacious. We were in the pool lanai room. Hotel is in a great location!

By , from miami fl on Jun 16, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2016

Thank you so much for writing this review. We greatly appreciate your comments regarding our spacious, comfortable rooms and clean hotel. We hope to welcome you back on a future stay!