"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
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
"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
"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
"well located on south beach"
Hotel is excellent except parking inconvenient and expensive. Work on Collins Avenue makes setting unattractive, but this is temporary. Room and hotel very clean. Breakfast well presented and good, but no decaf coffee. Room was gorgeous but no view whatsoever. Overall maintenance of hotel is excellent. Main complaint is parking inconvenient and very […] expensive. Location near Ocean Avenue a positive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right in South Beach"
Room wasn't ready at 4 pm, but everything else was fine. Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The restaurant zen sai awesome food. Bartender was very knowledgeable . The saki sangria was A1.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best place, middle of all the action"
Perfect place to stay. The bar and appetizers were 5 star as well as the bartender. Front of house and bell hop were excellent. Parking (garage) is only 100 feet away) at a discount of $26 per day for guests. We kept the car there and walked to all restaurants, clubs and site seeing. Only 1 block from beach too! 4 STAR hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location; a little overpriced"
For the price you pay to stay here, one would think there would be some kind of discount on the valet services...not so much. That was probably the only drawback. Good location and very close to Clevelander which is always a great place to hang out. The room was nice and big. The staff was nice; the fellow travelers not as much. The restaurant/bar had […] a nice vibe. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was way to small. Bathroom was small and no place to put anything. The air conditioner was so loud it kept me awake. If you turner it up it was to hot in the roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in South Beach"
Staff was friendly, parking which is usually an issue in South beach is convinientetly just behind the Hotel (surcharge), Breakfast is standard continental. Good value if you get the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel with great customer service!"
The beds were great and there was plenty to do outside the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful atmosphere; older but well preserved"
Interior of hotel was very nice, including a quaint lobby with the details of an older Miami Beach hotel. Room was extremely comfortable, especially the bedding. Although the hotel is very near some noisy, raucous areas (Ocean Ave one block over), the hotel itself is very quiet and peaceful. There is also a great happy hour in the late afternoon (free […] wine, beer and sushi). Hotel staff received some materials for me prior to my arrival and kept everything safe and sound. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent location, price, and serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location and staff make this a great place"
So close to South Beach, yet more comfortable and far enough from the noise to be able to relax. Staff were great/helpful and the happy hours were fun! Pool was a nice add, even if small. No real complaints on the room itself or the breakfasts (included) - may not be a 4 star hotel, but you'd never know from the lobby and staff (4+ service!)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient, close to the beach"
I had a great time, stafff was very helpful, and hotel very short walk to the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
I have stayed here many times and i will keep coming back the hotel and staff have been greatGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel one block from beach"
Spent 3 nights. Hotel is extremely clean and comfortable. Staff is courteous and accommodating. Looking forward to staying here againGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a party hotel and not conducive for a business trip. No desks, meeting rooms or printers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a great stay in Sobe. Essex house was perfect. Great staff and excellent location right in the middle of it all. For the price it really can't be beat. I will surely be staying here again on my next venture to Sobe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great central location in South Beach"
Some of the Art Deco hotels have a musty, used atmosphere and ambience. In contrast, the Essex House is refreshingly clean and inviting. Yes, it is sister to the Clevelander next door, where the partying might never end, but the Essex House was serene, the room was charming and the bed comfortable. The service was friendly and efficient. This has become […] my new favorite in South Beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cramped, Noisy and Lousy Internet"
While reasonably priced, room and bathroom are super small. The a/c unit sounds like a jet engine when it switches on, and the internet rarely works. Not any bargain at the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel but bad timing?"
There was something under construction either near by or at the hotel which made it hard to sleep. Our next door neighbors always had a strong food smell coming from their room making it uncomfortable in our room. Otherwise a great hotel though - clean and comfortable room and friendly staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"not what I expected from the Essex hotels"
the building is really old, the room has a very small bathroom and sometimes if you try to shower very early, there is not hot water. the air conditioning system is old and you cant have several temperatures, its cold like Alaska or you need to turn it off because its making you sneeze. Housekeeping can end up cleaning your room by 3 pm and they will […] just say, they had a lot of rooms before yours. checkout time is at 11 am, who does that nowadays??? most hotels have checkout time by noon or even 1pm. and breakfast...OMG!!! that is really :(!!! just watery coffee, bread, toast, some fruit (if you are there after 9am maybe theres no more fruit or coffee) ,orange juice and yoghurt...no one can make you a nice omelette or fried eggs and the plates are plastic plates!!!!! the tables are not clean and if you put someones elses plates and cups away to sit down, the lady tells you that you should put that in the trash!!!! I know it sounds incredible but visit and you will see it yourself...not coming back again... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location is wonderful"
The rooms have seen better days with noisy air conditioner and wrinkled carpet on the floor. We didn't have a shower curtain although they brought one up promptly when we mentioned it. The afternoon sushi and wine in the lobby was a nice touch. It is interesting that the lobby looks almost like it did 70 years ago. You are only a block away from the […] ocean and all the other art deco hotels. It is a nice place, just don't expect great luxury. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"This is a cheap hotel close to the beach"
The hotel was ok. The staff was a little rude, but nothing out of this world. Our room AC leaked in our room. They said that they sent someone to fix it everyday we reported it....Note: EVERYDAY.....all they were willing to do was vacuum and suck the water out the carpet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great South Beach location"
Overall was impressed with this hotel, front desk service was excellent, great customer service. Fantastic location, decent breakfast bar. Only had two complaints one was the maid service, they didn't check in to see if I need sheets changed and let it go a day. Secondly, I didn't realize beforehand that there was no desk and chair in the room. I would […] have thought that would be fairly standard so didn't think to have to ask about it. It made getting some work done a little difficult! but if just there for the sites and scene this may not matter! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
comfortable stay - great staff service! - continental breakfast included - close to beach and short walk to shopping area - right off of ocean drive - enjoyed my stay and will rebook at hotel when staying in Miami South BeachGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very beautiful hotel!!"
I loved this hotel simply because its near everything and you hear nothing when its time to sleep and let's not forget the stuff EVERYONE was very nice and helpful... My boyfriend and i would really like to thank everyone for this amazing hotel stay!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"What happens In Miami stays in Miami"
We stayed at the Essex Hotel was very nice,clean.. Front desk staff were wonderful!! Always saying hello, always asking us if we needed help, Answered all of our questions, helped us with where we should eat N shop!!! All our friends told us to stay at other hotels, and I didn't listen, why? Cause when your always out and only sleep In the room why […] should you pay double just for the NAME? Stay at the Essex I Promise you'll Love it.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old but clean close to the Beach"
This hotel is old but fits in well with its surrounds is clean and comfortable with great staff and a excellent restaurant ,and is 100 metres from beachGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location, King Suite with courtyard view, very quiet in the middle of Sobe. Staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. Partnered with The Clevelander Hotel on Ocean Drive, you get the amenities of both (pools, roof decks, etc)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would book here again"
Great service and beautiful room. I was checked in early and upgraded to a suite. Free yummy pasteries for breakfast. Nice location walking distance to everything, half a block to the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best staff ever!!"
I absolutely loveeed this hotel! It was my first time going to Miami & staying here made my experience that much better. The staff was extremely friendly, gave great recommendations and even gave us complimentary piña coladas delievered to our suite! (Not included in the price) The beach is about a block away (5 min walking) and the hotel is located […] next to The Cleavlander which always has good music, upbeat vibe. The hotel itself is not super fancy compared to Vegas hotels but its a great deal for the fantastic service, price & location. Definately staying here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Warm Welcome- Step into Luxury/Back into History"
Highly recommended. We have stayed at 7 different Miami South Beach hotels and have encountered the worn edges that are characteristic of many of those that have not been restored. The Essex has been restored - honoring its art deco past … walk through the door where Al Capone played cards, Miami Vice was filmed, and where thousands of soldiers stayed […] during WW II. The warmth and thoughtfulness of the staff were most remarkable and made the trip the most memorable. We had stayed at the Essex ten years ago and mentioned our prior visit in our reservation - we were greeted with a handwritten welcome back note. Due to storm delay we called to let them know we would be late. We arrived to an upgraded room - which, along with the included breakfast and walks on the beach one block away, made this an unforgettable experience. Park next door in the garage and ask the parking office about their hotel rates; ask for the beach towels at the front desk; get a copy of the local papers to the right of the front desk to check out the local events (you will be one block from the beach - ten minute walk to Lincoln road - a few minutes from Espanola Way restaurants.) If you have a choice the suite with Jacuzzi tub, windows framed by palm trees, conveniences of the refrigerator etc. is worth it. The Essex will become our hotel of choice for our future visits to Miami throughout the year. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
When I first time entered the room, I feel very humidified. But the location, service and the pool are really good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very clean room which i liked the most during my stay, great housekeepers. Fantastic location, close to everything beach, clubs, restaurants. Kind, helpful staff. Highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel in heart of south beach"
Everything was great. Comfortable, perfect location, didn't notice the noise. Even got free drinks and sushi during happy hour! Only complaint was waking up stuffed up from the air conditioning, but there's probably not much they could have done.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very attractive old hotel; friendly, helpful staff; great location; comfortable in all ways except for old air conditioning system which was difficult to moderate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is very nice and is in a great location. They make you feel like your at home and are very attentive to your needs. The suites are large and the happy hour is a great perk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in a great location!"
This hotel is in a great location with a very short walk to the beach and restaurants on Ocean Drive. There is a lot of local shopping very close to the hotel. We booked this hotel on hotels.com for a great rate. We were a little apprehensive after staying at their sister hotel the Clevelander in the past. Upon our arrival we were immediately treated […] extremely well. Our previous reservations were immediately erased. We were greeted by Kim and the Manager Annette. Kim and Annette were very welcoming and even upgraded us to a suite. The room I stayed in was on the ground level (E-1). The room was decorated nicely and was very large. the bathroom and the jacuzzi tub were inviting and very clean. We were surprised by the happy hour which served endless bottles of Presidente, Heineken, red & white wine. They also serve a great sushi that is offered from the japanese restaurant named Zensai. This restaurant is located in the lobby. Bella the hospitality host during the happy hour was very friendly and extremely friendly. All the employees we encountered at the hotel were extremely professional and very attentive to our needs. There is a small quiet pool at the hotel. The sister hotel the Clevelander is a great party spot but I wouldn't recommend it to stay. Overall we were very impressed with our stay at the Essex House and would recommend to all! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not A Luxury Resort But Meets Basic Needs"
Definitely not a luxury resort like the Delano and Lowes, but will meet your basic hotel stay needs. Good for staying the nights and branch out to other activities at other places, such as pool parties at other hotels and resorts, the beach, nightlife, etc. which is what we did. One thing I found odd, there is no security at the door after hours. Nothing […] really preventing anyone from walking in the porch or lobby as far as I could tell. That should be improved. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice but ..."
Nice hotel, large suite but no closet space for clothesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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