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The Local House

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of The Local House

The Local House

3.5 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCollins Avenue Shopping Area1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMiami Beach Boardwalk2 min walk
  • Popular LocationColony Hotel6 min walk
  • AirportMiami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.)17 min drive

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About this area

Miami Beach

The Local House is located in South Beach, a neighborhood in Miami Beach, and is near the airport and near the beach. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Lincoln Road Mall and Miracle Mile. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at FTX Arena. With water skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Collins Avenue Shopping Area - 1 min walk
  • Miami Beach Boardwalk - 2 min walk
  • Lummus Park Beach - 3 min walk
  • Colony Hotel - 6 min walk
  • Miami Beach Marina - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Eleventh Street Metromover Station - 7 min drive
  • Hialeah Market Station - 15 min drive
  • Miami Intl. Airport (MIA) - 17 min drive


  • Forte Dei Marmi - 4 min walk
  • Big Pink - 4 min walk
  • Otentic Fresh Food - 5 min walk
  • Buon Pane Italiano - 6 min walk
  • Prime Fish - 6 min walk

About this property

The Local House

3.5-star boutique hotel near Ocean Drive
Close to Collins Avenue Shopping Area, The Local House provides a poolside bar, a free daily manager's reception, and a rooftop terrace. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • Free newspapers, multilingual staff, and motorized watercraft on site
  • Tour/ticket assistance, express check-in, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say great things about the beach locale and pool
Room features
All 18 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to perks like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • HDTVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, Serbian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 35 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–1:00 PM: USD 10.00-35.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Motorized watercraft
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 100.00 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 22.80 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 35.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 100.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Beach Sense
Sense Beach
Sense Beach House
Sense House
Sense House Hotel
Sense House Hotel Beach
Sense South Beach Miami
Sense Beach House Hotel Miami Beach
Sense Beach House Hotel
Sense Beach House Miami Beach
The Local House Hotel
The Local House Miami Beach
The Local House Hotel Miami Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does The Local House have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is The Local House pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Local House?

Valet parking is available for USD 35 per day.

What time is check-in at The Local House?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at The Local House?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Local House located?

Located in South Beach, this boutique hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lummus Park Beach, PortMiami, and Lincoln Road Mall. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and FTX Arena are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Local House and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Local House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Local House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 586 out of 997 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 59%
Rating 8 - Good. 311 out of 997 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 59 out of 997 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 6%
Rating 4 - Poor. 21 out of 997 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 20 out of 997 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
We arrived to the hotel early, upon arrival there was no one around to help get checked in or ask questions. After ~3 mins a lady came from the back. We wanted to check in early and we were told our room was ready but if we wanted to check in early we had to pay extra. They were nice enough to hold our luggage. We leave come back at check in. Again nobody to be found to help us out. Had to go to the restaurant portion to get assistance. The customer service there was null and void. We request a late check out again we were told there would be a charge, ok we will pay. However we were told 1 was the latest. While checking out again nobody to be found to help. There was another party waiting also. A lady comes out and finishes up with the other party. Funny thing is they were paying for a later check out (5pm) and was quoted and charged ($50) which is what we were told it would be for the 1pm check out, which was the latest. If the only thing you care about is the room size and aesthetics then you would like this place. But if you are like us and like customer service this is not the place for you. Regardless of the up charges even on a more costly room, we may have been willing to pay if the customer service was better.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Ralph, Vancouver
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Property is in an excellent location for walking to South Point Pier to watch cruise ships leave, a block from the beach, a block from beach avenue restaurants and night life and their restaurant has an excellent brunch

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the decor and location of this hotel! The service was great. We also ate at the restaurant - food was amazing. I recommend this stay - right across the street from the beach.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service
We couldn’t in the hotel after hours. Called manger no one would call me back or answer my messages. Close to the beach. Which was nice. But getting in and out was a night mare in the evening.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The property was very clean and in a quiet neighborhood just a walk away from great restaurants. A few FYIs: "Partial Ocean View Room" equals the ocean is only really visible from your balcony. Most of the view is blocked by the buildings across the street, but there is a view...just not much of a view. I suppose that counts for partial, but in my opinion it is not worth paying extra for. The big thing that was new to me was the fact that there is no front desk --- there is a small touchscreen in a sitting area where you can enter your name/reservation number. I do recommend downloading the check-in app as it helps with the process and you can use your smartphone as your room key. I highly recommend you do this as the normal plastic key cards which we also had become easily nonfunctional from proximity to other credit cards or electronics. Our friends suffered the same problem with their keycards. The phone app, once understood, is quite convenient and easy. Since there is no front desk, when our room needed towels or we needed our car, we would call or text the hotel manager. It was aggravating at first, but because of the cleanliness of the hotel, the quality of the downstairs restaurant (a very nice brunch), my aggravation with the "no front desk" concept was soothed. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel for being a quiet, clean and convenient place to stay on South Beach.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
What an amazing boutique property! Our party of six (3 couples) loved The Local House, great location just one block from the beach and only minutes walk from the busy areas, yet set in an oasis of peace. Deluxe rooms are big with great comfy beds and shower/wc. We loved the extra touches like beach chairs and parasols provided for beach trips too. Beautiful rooftop terrace and pool which although shallow is still swimmable (as long as your not too tall.) Food and drink in the bar/restaurant was great also. Totally recommend this place and the price point is excellent for the location.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Wendy, Riverside
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a small boutique hotel. It is steps from Miami Beach. There are chairs, an umbrella, and towels to use in the room for the beach. The room was nice and clean and had a balcony (ours had a partial ocean view). There is a small restaurant/bar. We didn't eat there but there were people often in the restaurant. There are several dining options within walking distance. We enjoyed several of them. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I like it.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

2/10 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022