Ratings based on 1,013 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Breakwater Hotel

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Pros: The room
Cons: Staff need to properly trained and supervised.
The Hotel Breakwater is on Ocean Drive, a desirable but very noisy location. Entry to the hotel lobby is difficult as it is through a busy and crowded street-side restaurant located in the front of the hotel. Although there was only one person ahead of us and several staff at the front desk, it took about ten minutes before we were informed our room would not be ready until 4 pm. It was suggested we go for a drink at the hotel restaurant, where guests receive a 20% discount on drinks, which turned out to be incorrect. Although, we were there for only the one night we were also given wrong information by hotel staff on two other occasions; once regarding the complimentary bottled water in our room and once when they ordered what they told us was a flat rate taxis to the terminal. We were also not impressed by the hotel's bar/restaurant. The drink prices were not marked beside each drink on the menu and at the bottom we saw that a large drink would cost as much as $50 after taxes and gratuities. However, after turning over the menu we saw a bottle of beer could be purchased for around $10. We were also casually told by the server we could purchase draft beer on tap for "slightly more". When we asked how much she admitted it was actually $18 plus taxes and gratuities or almost double. Based on our experience we do not recommend this hotel or its restaurant to others.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 19, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your recent visit. Please note that the restaurants next to the Hotel are a separate entity and not part of the Hotel itself.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to the beach and nightlife

Posted Feb 23, 2017
Pros: Location
Cons: Check in process needs to be streamlined
Pleasant hotel across the street from the ocean. This is not a luxury hotel, but we had no complaints.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 1, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. Please accept my apologies for the inconveniences you may have encountered during your check in process. Your feedback is very valuable to us.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Not for me.

Posted Feb 19, 2017
The hotel is right on the strip and right across the street from the beach! So, that is aaesome! However, it is nestled in between an outdoor night club and a rooftop beer and hookah bar. Both of which, the music bumps til 4:30 AM, every night. So. If you are planning on partying all night long, then YES! Don't hesitate and book now! But. If you have an early morning flight to catch and plan on sleeping, even a wink, then my suggestion is the bypass this one. The breakfast wasn't exciting and the room wasn't clean. They didn't clean the back of the toilet, as there was probably a months worth of toilet paper and butt crumbs. It was NASTY. The hotel staff were ok. They did move us to another room... but it was equally as loud. We are by far no negative Nancy's, but we do like to go to sleep before 4:30am.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 27, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. The hotel is located in the heart of South Beach within Ocean Drive. This leads to an ongoing night life. I am sad to hear that you did not find the hotel to your expectation. Please accept my apologies for the inconveniences you may have encountered. Your feedback is very valuable to us and serves as a guide for the areas that need improvement. We hope to better serve you in the near future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ottawa

Great hotel, good value

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Pros: Staff were exceptional, food was good. There were bicycles in the lobby to borrow, which we really enjoyed.
Cons: Booked a king room, but were given a double. No explanation or reduction in rate.
Location: Location was perfect, across the street from the beach in the heart of the art deco district, lots of dining options within walking distance.
The hotel was nice, but dated. Staff were friendly and efficient. The buffet breakfast was surprisingly good, and the coffee was better than expected. The rooms were large and comfortable. We ended up at the back of the hotel, so the view was of the alley in the rear. However, given how busy the strip was at three in the morning, this worked out for the best. The rooftop pool was small and not really useful, but the patio was nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. I am glad to know you were able to enjoy South Beach. I extend my sincerest apologies in regards to your room selection as we do not guarantee King or Queen beds.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

always great

Posted Feb 8, 2017
This hotel and staff is always on point.. will definitely stay again
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
The team and I are glad to know you enjoyed your visit to South Beach. We hope to serve you once more in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from B

Excellent hotel for easy access to beach.

Posted Feb 6, 2017
We went for my 40th birthday. We were between two venues for entertainment. Beach directly across street, excellent restaurants, and in center of everything! Couldn't beat it. The staff was great and the person who cleaned our room actually came by before her shift was over and asked us if we needed anything else. That was a pleasant surprise. Breakfast was good every morning but would be nice to have variett of fruits available. Over all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!cant wait to go back!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the South Beach area. The team and I hope to serve you once more in the near future.
3 out of 5
by Angel

Disappointed!

Posted Jan 23, 2017 on Hotels
They should give an upgrade to this hotel it is a great location for a poor looking hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017
Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We apologize for any inconveniences encountered during your visit.
5 out of 5
by Catherine

Posted Jan 23, 2017 on Hotels
Only thing that was the down part is the loud bars are open til 4. we had to leave TV on to drown out the noise so we could sleep. Other than that we had a great corner room with a great view. Also they (hotel or hotels.com) doesn't say anything about paying for parking. We had to pay an extra $80 for 2 nights of parking that we didn't know about.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017
Thank you for your comments. As for parking, there are many alternatives besides valet parking. However, our valet parking daily rate is $42+tax which allows you to request your car as many times needed. Please accept my apologies if this was not communicated to you. Your feedback is very valuable to us and serves as a guide for the areas that need improvement.
5 out of 5
by Shawn

Posted Jan 22, 2017 on Hotels
Great location. Friendly staff, couldn't ask for better.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017
Thank you for your comments! We are happy to know you enjoyed your visit to South Beach.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Texas

Parking is an issue.

Posted Jan 17, 2017
Pros: The room was actually very nice.
Surprised to find out that there was no parking at the hotel. Either pay 45.00/day for valet service or pay 20.00/day to park 5 blocks away and carry your own luggage to the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 4, 2017 by Iala Konopcik, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. As for parking, there are many alternatives besides valet parking. However, our valet parking daily rate is $42+tax which allows you to request your car as many times needed. Please accept my apologies if this was not communicated to you. Your feedback is very valuable to us.