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Close to the South Beach action, within walking distance of restaurants, bars and other conveniences
The Savoy is right on the South Beach border, near bars, restaurants and shopping. Though not on the stylish, swanky side of things, the hotel is within easy walking distance of all necessities, plus it offers direct access to a great beach, which is the reason why many stay here. In short, it's a perfect location for those who want to hit the SoBe scene, but also escape it with ease.
A mere couple of blocks from the alcohol-enthused restaurants and bars further north on Ocean Drive, the Savoy’s neighborhood carries a slightly more sedate vibe. Pedestrian traffic thins out substantially around here, and apartment complexes, not hotels, make up the majority of the area. This means that SoFi (short for "South of Fifth Street") is where the locals hang, especially a few blocks south of the hotel. Great bars and restaurants are still within walking distance, but most are low-key and don't serve fishbowl-size margaritas. Valet parking is pricey, but you don't need a car if you're not planning on leaving South Beach.
All rooms received updates in 2012, and feature high-tech amenities and a few extras
In 2012, all the rooms received upgrades, including large flat-screen TVs, new linens and more contemporary décor. Rooms have a classic South Beach look, with pastel blues, whites, and browns, and a light and airy feel.
Private access to a wonderful beach, and two pools with partial ocean views - but no spa
The Savoy is one of the classics of South Beach, with a wonderful oceanfront location on Ocean Drive, near bars and restaurants. It used to be a condo-hotel well past its prime, and while major improvements have been made after much-needed renovations in 2012, parts of the property can still feel a tad dated. Most rooms, however, are spacious suites – except Traditional Rooms, which are 250 square feet – and all feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and marble bathrooms. Some units offer kitchenettes and/or balconies, but the same room category can offer either, both, or none. Property highlights include two great pools with ocean views, a small fitness center with equipment, and a creative American restaurant with outdoor seating.