"Solid hotel near Ocean Drive"
The hotel is very well-kept, clean, friendly service at the front desk. They have a nice and small happy hour special for hotel guests: free 4-piece sushi roll and one free glass of wine. The location is very good, close to the beach and Ocean Drive, and the hotel provides towels for the beach and pool. Our stay would have been great, except that the […] walls are paper thin, and we could hear everything that our neighbor was doing (EVERYTHING). The air conditioning is fine except that it blows right onto the bed and is very strong, so I ended up alternating between hot and uncomfortably cold. For the price we paid, I expected to get a little more sound-proofing privacy and more perks, but it is downtown Miami. There is also only valet parking or you can self-park in the structure next door and get a discounted rate if you show your hotel key card. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel - good location"
Close to the beach and decent shopping & restaurants within a few blocks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"South Beach Gem"
The staff are friendly and very helpful. The art deco hotel is beautifully decorated and kept impeccable. The location is convenient walking distance to all of South Beach. Rate includes complimentary breakfast and happy hour. Both were superb. The room was clean and comfortable. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, great location and amazing service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"poor breakfast but friendly people"
Breakfast is very poor. No hot dishes at all. Just biscuits. the rooms are old. little furniture. no shelves in the wardrobe for clothes. no table But there are very friendly people at the receptionGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"summer trip with friends"
The hotel is in a great location; the heart of south breath at 10th and Collins. Hotel it's self is up to date especially for the area and with the pool, in hotel bar and cleavlander next door there is a lot to do just in line of site. Over all without a deal on the room it could be a little pricey but with the friendly staff, great location and fair […] amenities I would choose them again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Short stay in Miami"
We enjoyed staying at Essex. The hotel is centrally located. The staff is professional and friendly. They need to have the staff dust more in places you think guess dint look. ( behind the table in the king suite) I would stay again and refer to friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is on the the Collins Ave side of SOBE. It is a sister property of the Cleveander and right next door so if you don't want all the noise and partying, but still get the benefits Essex House is the place. Very friendly and attentive staff as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel is close to the beach"
I rated hotel 3 star because of bathroom was dated and uncomfortable otherwise i would rate as 4 star. Hotel stuff was very friendly,nice and helpful,friendliest hotel stuff I ever met. Hotel bed was very comfortable.free breakfast every morning. I loved hotel location,great area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, close to beach & clubs"
Hotel staff were polite, informative, professional, and so much fun to talk to.Genuine Expedia guest review
Outstanding staff and facilities. I will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect South Beach spot"
The hotel is right at 10th and Collins. The staff was wonderful. Room was clean and modern. I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing, modern and comforting hotel in s. beach"
Amazing and modern. Recently rennovated. Immediately upon arriving (2 hours before check in), we were NOT ONLY given a room, but upgraded to a suite (i assume they over booked). The room had everything you could want except a microwave. That is the only flaw i could think of. As far as food, we ate at the restaurant in the hotel 2 out of 3 nights. We […] tried every cocktail and almost every dish. EVERYTHING was incedible. The best cocktails i have ever had. Extremely creative food and well presented. Some of the nicest people in a hotel and restaurant that i have ever experienced. Small but beautiful pool area. Overall, amazing experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very close to beach! Nice location"
I loved this location, will stay there again. Staff very accomodatingGenuine Expedia guest review
Besides the $100 a night deposit hold where they had to withdrawn $500 on my debit card to hold during my stay which I was unaware of.. the overall stay was great! Great location great service complimentary bottled water beach towels and complimentary breakfast. People were very friendly and helpful!! I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome first visit"
The room was nice. I asked for a double bed when I arrived and they honored my request. I will be coming back and staying at the EssexGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nicely decorated with an excellent staff."
Have stayed in South Beach before but wanted to try a different hotel. Good value for money with its own restaurant and it is related to the Clevelander which is in front on Ocean Drive. Excellent friendly and helpful staff..Genuine Expedia guest review
"It Was Not What I Expected"
First off, the parking is horrible. The hotel provides valet parking however the valet agent did not get our car, we had to park in the garage which the hotel told us it's only $35 for 24hrs, well we paid $60!! The inside looks run down, the walls are like an old apt in Brooklyn NY. There was a huge dead moth on our bed sheet and the bathroom is super […] small, no place to put anything. It's us definitely not worth the money. The only thing great about it is the location. Close to everything in walking distance and is a sister hotel to the Clevelander. The beach and ocean drive is right there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in th heart of sobe"
If you want to stay right in the center of south beach but not in the craziness that is ocean ave this is a great hotel. Hotel staff were great and our room was very clean. Definitely will book this hotel againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel,at a reasonable price, close to a lot"
We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel was very nice and the staff was great. We really liked the location of the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very friendly staff and great location, but hotel is old beds are really small, my reservation was for Queen but we had a full, paint was chipping in bathroomGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location was PERFECT"
the staff was VERY nice and the bartender at the resterant was super nice and made great drinks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had feces in a towel. An was going to charge a room feeGenuine Expedia guest review
VERY PLEASANT AND VERY ATTENITIVE STAFF WOULD RECCOMEND FOR SURE TO EVERYONE!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything without the crazy noise"
Great location with wonderful staff. Top notch service. Quiet with a lovely Japanese restaurant next door as well as the crazy, party atmosphere of the Clevelender in the same block. We couldn't hear any of the crazy parties at Clevender which was great. Plan on staying at Essex again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice beach hotel"
the staff was wonderful. the hotel is very cozy with a quiet pool area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice beach hotel"
the staff was wonderful. the hotel is very cozy with a quiet pool area.Genuine Expedia guest review
Getaway to relax and revive - ended up doing a little of that and a lot of partying! Great time - did not want to leave - can't wait to return!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Free Continential Breakfast & Happy Hour"
Loved the complimentary continential breakfast and happy hour option, with free glass of wine and sushi roll. However, the dark bar area didn't meet the expectation of enjoying a cocktail while on vacation. It would have been great to have a more welcoming outdoor area with music. The staff was accommodating, friendly and very professional. Needs to […] have a safe in the room. Great location! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"simple clean great value"
It was exactly as I expected. I was looking for what a nice clean hotel with good service and reasonably priced. they did a nice renovation of an older hotel building. I would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"furnishings were new and very clean"
very pleased with cleanliness of room, quality of furnishings. great location too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overnight before cruise from Miami"
We arrived very early (10am) and were unable to access our room until after 2. The staff was very helpful to lock up our luggage and were very pleasant with my request to look for one item out of a bag that was WAY back in the locked area. We enjoyed our meal at the restaurant in the hotel. We were disappointed when the waiter told us that they were […] no longer honoring the 20% for hotel guests (which was pointed out to me at check-in) but then he returned and said he was going to give it to us anyway. I don't know if it was true or his way of increasing his tip. And, I don't believe I was aware of the continental breakfast, but it was a lovely and tasty surprise and when we arrived on Saturday, we were invited to help ourselves. Room was clean as were all the public and outdoor areas. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and it was a great start to a wonderful cruise vacation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Walked into a very nice suite. All Very nice. Will be backGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Art Deco hotel in the heart of South Beach"
My wife and I were looking for a Deco hotel within easy walking distance to the beach and all of the amenities that South Beach has to offer. We had a great stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and nicely decorated and surprisingly quiet - given that it was Spring Break. Our only complaint was the less than comfortable mattress. […] Otherwise an excellent place to stay. South Beach is awesome. They've done an amazing job breathing new life back into the Historic Art Deco hotels. I highly recommend the Heritage walking tours starting close to the hotel at 10th St and Ocean Drive. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful and close to the beach."
It was wonderful especially since it was so closeGenuine Expedia guest review
Great South Beach hotel not too far from the maddening crowds!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location in South Beach"
Needed a room for the SOBE Wine and Food Festival, great location and neighborhood......only drawback is the road construction and traffic. But definitely would return when the opportunity arises.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everyone was so nice"
I was astounded at how wonderfully helpful the entire staff was. Friendly, concerned and they really took the time to give us the attention we needed.I would definitely stay here again. The bar and restaurant were also outstanding.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location! Close to all the action in South Beach. Small, but nice pool. We were there in the winter and didn't use the pool much. If you're going when the weather is warmer and plan to spend a lot of time swimming or laying out by the pool, I'd recommend one of the hotels on the beach with a larger pool. Prices were high on the weekend we were […] there, possibly because of the boat show, so we couldn't get a place on the beach. Rooms are small, but that seems to be the norm in South Beach. Nice happy hour, with wine, beer and sushi. I was concerned after reading reviews that it would be noisy, but the room was very quiet. All in all, a good choice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Try to obtain a suite! We loved our room. Very spacious & the bathroom was huge! The hotel is a block away from the beach & is in close proximity to all of the hot spots. The staff was very accomodating and the cleaning service was swift & efficient. Will DEFINITELY be staying here during my next South Beach vacay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"clean, comfortable, friendly south beach hotel"
as with most South Beach hotels, the walls are thin. that is my only complaint.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quiet hotel right near the beach"
I absolutely loved the Essex House Hotel. I was very pleasantly surprised by how clean, nice, and welcoming it was. It was very quite but if you wanted to be near some of the excitement you just had to walk a couple feet to the Clevelander which is its sister hotel. It is just as close to the beach as any hotel that is right on the strip but it is not […] nearly as run down or noisy as the hotels on the strip. the staff is also fantastic and very accommodating. We had a later flight on our last day and the hotel staff immediately extended our check out time with no issues at all. In short, I had a beyond fantastic stay and will always stay there when I am in Miami. I would recommend this hotel for anyone! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Essex Hotel was comfortable and quiet and close to the South Beach nightlife. We could choose shopping, sightseeing, hanging on the beach or chilling at the hotel. Great location and staff was friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was adequate but a little shabbier than I expected and there was a strange smell in the hallway, which could have been another guest's food, or could have been the age of the carpet--it was hard to tell. The lobby is open and inviting and a nice place to sit and work. There are no jacuzzis on the property. But props to Quincy at the front […] desk for upgrading me to a suite with a two person jacuzzi tub--without me asking. The accompanying breakfast with the room is a joke, but the restaurant serves an AWESOME dinner. Delicious, fresh small plates with an Asian flare. Good cocktails too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Art deco charm in SoBe"
Our flight home was cancelled due to snow, so we decided to spend our extra night at Essex House. We'd seen it on our art deco walking tour, and I just thought it had a lot of great history and charm. We were delighted by the friendly service (they let us check in super early with no fee!), the updated & clean room, and the free weekday happy hour. […] A lovely little hotel in a perfect spot for exploring South Beach. It has a small, pretty pool area and is a block from the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The best part was the staff. They were very friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean Hotel, Friendly Staff, Great Location!"
We were very happy with our choice of The Essex House and would stay again if we come to Miami Beach. In particular, the staff go out of their way to greet you by name as you walk in the door and ask about your day. We stayed in a Suite and it was very large and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff was awesome great location loved it"
Enjoyed staying at the Essex house great hotel and staff We were treated excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and quaint"
hotel is in a great location. One short block from the beach. Staff was great and the pool area warm and cozy. Continental breakfast was very nice. If you are looking for a peaceful place but near the action this is for you.Genuine Expedia guest review
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