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Art Deco South Beach hotel 2 blocks from the ocean

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South Beach nightlife

South Beach nightclubs and restaurants are within a half-mile of this 1938 landmark, centrally located in the Art Deco Historic District and just a 2-block stroll from the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical courtyard

The Essex House Hotel offers an outdoor pool at the center of a tropical courtyard. Guests can relax on the veranda or in the lobby lounge. Guests over 21 can enjoy the amenities at the Clevelander Hotel, 2 blocks away.

High-speed Internet

Art Deco-style guestrooms face the tropical courtyard or the street. All Essex rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet access. Marble baths include pedestal sinks and British Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This renovated (2008) Art Deco hotel is a retreat for guests aged 21 and older. The beach is a short two blocks away. Many of South Beach's hottest restaurants and nightclubs are within a half-mile. Based on availability, the front desk can occasionally arrange VIP access to popular nightclubs such as Prive and Pearl (surcharges).

In addition to beach activities, guests can relax and refresh in the lushly landscaped courtyard pool. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

  • Free reception
  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Year Built 1938
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Concierge services
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Elevator/lift
  • Computer station
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 68
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Television in lobby
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Climate control
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free WiFi
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Television

Where to Eat

Zen Sai - Zen Sai serves Asian-fusion cuisine, with an indoor lounge and outdoor dining veranda for Al Fresco dining. There is also a craft cocktail lounge serving wine, beer, and cocktails. Open from late afternoon until late evening.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool is in a courtyard surrounded by lush foliage. Use of beach and pool towels is complimentary.

The white-sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are a short two-block stroll. Shops along the beach can outfit beach-goers with personal watercraft, volleyballs, snorkeling gear, and other water-sports equipment. Flamingo Park, five blocks away on the beach, has tennis and basketball courts. The Miami Beach Golf Club is two miles away.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
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Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

A deposit is payable at the time of reservation. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 16 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 34.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Deposit: USD 100 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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