Ratings based on 2,933 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Hoboken, NJ

Convenient location on Ocean Drive.

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Pros: Location, ambiance, friendly and helpful staff
Cons: I know the hotel is several decades old and I doubt if anything could be done but...the elevator was SO SLOW.
Location: Just wandering up Ocean Drive is a lot of fun. You always hear music playing and the way the hotels are lit at night is dazzling.
Had a wonderful corner room with great view of the beach and ocean. Room was clean and neat and great value for the money. Would recommend the hotel again and would stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Room with a view

Posted Feb 18, 2017
Nice Art Deco location. Close proximity to restaurants and shopping. Facing the beach. Perfect location for a stay of a few nights
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by Alex, Hotel Management
Hello from the Beacon, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our location! Being located in the heart of South Beach has it perks! Thanks again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brooklyn

Great South Beach Hotel, but...

Posted Feb 18, 2017
I had a good experience at the Beacon. I stayed 2/17/17, the roomwas clean, staff was friendly and decor was everything you'd want from an Art Deco South Beach hotel. However, there was ACTIVE construction the whole day I was there from 7am onward. My 3rd story window overlooked it, so I was eye level with the workers on the roof next door, maybe 20ft away. And it was much too loud to sleep in past 7am. Also, oddly, the bath towels were full of cottony lint that stuck to everything I own, my beard and my hair. I'm still pulling it off my clothes Pros -great ambiance -great location -free breakfast -free wifi -close to parking garage -clean -beach chairs and towels included Cons -loud -as of 2/2/17 in a construction zone -restaurant downstairs is overpriced and bad. Though there are many good places to eat nearby. Overall, I'd stay there again when the construction next door is over.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by Alex, Hotel Management
Hello Lee, It's great to hear that your overall experience was great and that you enjoyed the friendliness of our staff, decor, and cleanliness of our property. We want you to know that we understand your dissatisfaction for the construction next door. We will be sure to follow up with city officials on how early the work started. We do apologize and promise to do our best to regulate this very new situation. Best Regards,
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Average hotel, great area

Posted Feb 17, 2017
Pros: great location - across the street from the beach and on ocean drive so several restuarants and shops near by
Cons: better breakfast and better offer for VIP members
Location: ice bar, wynwood art distract + brick house bar, lots of great restaurants, rent citi bikes
I cannot believe this hotel has such high ratings. This hotel should be no more than a 3 stars. It's in great location (right across from the beach) and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, but that's really about it. It's extremely run down and old. They have ONE elevator that can hold no more than 3 people, 2 if you have suitcases. They have mini bar refrigerators that no longer work, which is extremely deceiving since I stored several products in there just to find out the next day that it didn't work. The rooms are tiny, but that's expected with the location. The free breakfast is alright, includes toast, bagels, eggs and sausage. I would only recommend this hotel if you're on a low budget and just looking for a quick place to lay your head. If you're looking for anything fancy this is NOT the place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by Alex, Hotel Management
Hello Karen, Firstly allow me to say thank you for having taken the time and write about your time with us. While we are very happy that you enjoyed our convenient location and our helpful staff, we are disappointed that you were not entirely happy with our property. We truly appreciate all of our guests feedback as is an integral part of our strategy to always bring a product that all future visitors can enjoy. I will be sure to pass along your review to the rest of the managers as we are always looking for ways to improve. The Beacon South Beach was a property built in the mid-1930's and with properties with that much history, we understand that it takes a special kind of attention. We can understand that not all would appreciate a piece of history and would prefer the more modern buildings. We, however, feel that our history is what makes us special. Thank you again for your stay!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Friendly service

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Pros: Great spot
Cons: We felt the hostesses for ALL restaurants were a bit to pushy when it came to eating at their venue. If you walk the avenue you will be asked about 15
Very attentive to your questions & concerns. We had a few noises in the room that was an issue but they took care of us promptly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by Alex, Hotel Management
Greetings, We are very happy to know that you had such a great time! While we absolutely understand your disatisfaction with South Beach's hostests, we can assure you that the city of Miami Beach has taken notice has placed regulations that will prevent or at the very least, negate them from doing so in the future. Thank you again and we hope to see you back!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 15, 2017
Great location and good complimentary valentine's breakfast!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from boston, ma

Great hotel right in the action of Miami!

Posted Feb 8, 2017
Great hotel right in the action of Miami! Valet service made it easy to drive to. Restaurant attached for easy dining and cocktails. Wonderful hotel at a decent price
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 11, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from South Jersey

Spectacular Sunrise form Our Suite

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: We Loved the Art Deco Style and the furnishings... the breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed our time on the front Veranda overlooking Ocean Drive !!
Cons: Absolutely Nothing... It was a perfect way to celebrate our Birthdays !!!
Location: The beach is breathtaking and the shopping is abundant !!!
The experience was very memorable from start to finish... the entire staff was extremely friendly and accommodating !!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 11, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Venice, Fl

Posted Feb 5, 2017
Pros: Near the ocean.
Room faced a very busy, noisy street at all hours. Breakfast is included, but begins at 9:00 AM, so if you're an earlier riser, you go elsewhere to eat sooner. Elevator was not working the first 4 hours of our stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel... with the beach right across the

Posted Feb 5, 2017
We had an awesome time. The night life is great and everything is really close by
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 11, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!