Savoy Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
South Beach, Miami, Florida

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Pros

  • On Ocean Drive, near restaurants and bars
  • Private access to a beach with free loungers, umbrellas, towels, and bar service
  • Large suites; some with balconies and/or kitchenettes
  • Modern rooms with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
  • Two pools with partial ocean views and palm trees
  • Creative American restaurant with outdoor seating and full bar service
  • Small fitness center with cardio equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Lower-category rooms are a little small (250 square feet)
  • Valet parking not included in resort fee
  • No spa

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

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.

  • 20-minute drive from Miami International Airport
  • Direct beach access from the hotel
  • 2- to 5-minute walk to various restaurants and bars
  • 12-minute walk to the 17.5-acre South Pointe Park, which features scenic paths
  • 13-minute walk to Miami Beach marina
  • 20-minute walk or 4-minute drive to Flamingo Park and Pool
  • 20-minute walk or 4-minute drive to Espanola Way, an area of shops and restaurants steeped in history
  • 4-minute drive to Lincoln Road's shops and art galleries
  • 6-minute drive to the American Airlines Arena, home to Miami Heat
  • 13-minute drive to downtown Miami

 Rooms

All rooms received updates in 2012, and feature high-tech amenities and a few extras

The One Bedroom Ocean Suite (Pre-Renovation)
The One Bedroom Ocean Suite (Pre-Renovation)

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.

  • Large flat-screen TVs
  • iHome docking station with alarm
  • Mini-fridge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffeemakers
  • Marble bathrooms

 Features

Private access to a wonderful beach, and two pools with partial ocean views - but no spa

The beach
The beach
  • Two pools with loungers and areas shaded by palm trees and umbrellas
  • Private access to a wonderful stretch of sand; beachside bar service available
  • Beach loungers, umbrellas and towels included in the resort fee
  • Small fitness center with updated machines
  • Terrace Restaurant & Bar serves creative American cuisine with local accents; outdoor seating available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking for a fee

 Bottom Line

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.

Things You Should Know About Savoy Hotel

Address

  • 425 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States of America

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Savoy Hotel Miami
  • Savoy Hotel Miami Beach
  • Savoy Resort Miami Beach
  • The Savoy Hotel

Room Types

  • One Bedroom Ocean Suite
  • One Bedroom Pool View Suite
  • One Bedroom Standard Suite
  • Parlor Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 65
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: South Beach, Miami
Address: 425 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States of America
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