Beacon Hotel

Beacon Hotel

7.6
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9 reviews
Ranked #24 in Miami Beach hotels
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720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Amenities

Bar
Free Breakfast
Restaurant
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Foster City

Classic art deco building located on the Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. Hotel features an on-site restaurant and free continental breakfast.

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Nashville

The Beacon Hotel is exactly what you picture as "Hollywood Miami." Most people cannot afford to stay in the actual hotel, but just like every Ocean's Drive hotel, there is a nice street side restaurant on the bottom floor.

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Local from Miami

It’s easy to lump all these art deco hotels on Ocean Drive together; they all look so similar from the outside. However, the Beacon is just a little different. I was expecting uncared for rooms and a nonchalant staff as I found at some of the neighboring hotels, but everyone from the doorman to the concierge were friendly and helpful. I was similarly impressed with the rooms, which — while nothing fancy — were clean and nattily updated to reflect the throwback history of the place. The vibe is a strange mix that works — muted early-20th-century dashed together with slightly gaudy 1980s “Scarface”. It’s quiet upstairs, but lively downstairs, giving you a front seat to all the South Beach action as you’re smack dab in the middle of Ocean Drive. That said, you should skip the restaurant and bar, as they’re pricey and not that special. If you need a cocktail, hit a nearby bar, or if your room has a bar — as many of the them do — buy a few bottles elsewhere and have an ensuite party.

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Local from Miami Beach

The Beacon Hotel is pretty quirky, starting with the Scarface adorned walls and ending with the oddball staff. Its pretty nondescript as far as Ocean Drive hotels go-- it's in need of a refresh or some repairs. It's a totally forgettable place, perfect for the rowdy bachelor party (of which there was at least one). Its a bit small and cramped, but they managed to squeeze in a bar and like most Ocean Drive hotels, there's a restaurant outside. I would recommend this hotel as a great step up from a hostel, perfect for a group traveling on a budget.

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Quintessentially South Beach, the Beacon is located right on Miami's famous Ocean Drive and directly across the street from the beach. The hotel is part of Miami's famous Art Deco district, and there was always action and pedestrian traffic right out front. The rooms are a bit small, but that seems to be standard for the area (Who spends that much time in a hotel room in Miami, anyway?). However, the rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are modern. There is also a great rooftop lounging area, perfect for taking in the Florida sun without getting all sandy. Moments away from all the best shopping, nightlife and restaurants, the Beacon served as the perfect base to explore all the area has to offer. Plus, the people watching on Ocean Drive is pretty spectacular.

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Local from Miami Beach

The Beacon has a similar regal art deco vibe compared to other hotels on Ocean Drive, but this hotel has an extra sparkle and poshness that makes it stand out among its peers. In particular, I loved the balcony in the lobby and the 20s modern décor. If you're a design aficionado the Beacon will be a delightful treat on the eyes. The rooms are well-furnished and immaculate and the room service is generous with daily fluffy towels and fresh sheets. Plus, it's right in the heart of South Beach, so you're literally steps away from the beach, restaurants, and nightclubs. Just watch out for the bar downstairs. A watered down vodka tonic will cost 25 bucks. You could chalk it up to tourist tax or avoid it altogether and find cheaper libations elsewhere.

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Local from Miami

Great property located right on ocean drive, very friendly staff!

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Beach towels
  • Garden
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free local calls
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 75
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Year Built 1937
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Other Policies
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
Beacon Hotel

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