Beacon HotelSouth Beach, Miami, Florida
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An Art Deco throwback with a lively vibe
Past the bustling sidewalk restaurant at the front of the hotel, guests enter a narrow lobby designed in classic Art Deco style. Original terrazzo floors are inlaid with an intricate, orange-and-brown sunburst pattern and white chairs with swooping, tufted backs stand at attention. There's a tiny bar in one corner, while a second-story mezzanine houses the business center and a small lounge with flat-screen TV.
Heart of the South Beach hubbub
The Beacon is in the Art Deco District on busy Ocean Drive, just a few blocks north of the MacArthur Causeway leading to mainland Miami. The hotel is surrounded by scores of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants (including one right outside the front door), so expect plenty of pedestrian traffic, encouraged in part by hostesses hawking giant margaritas. Lummus Park, the liveliest area of the beach, is right across the street.
Spotless, but small
Rooms are clean and feature fresh white decor with bright turquoise or coral accents, but most are on the small side. The bathrooms -- though quite pretty with mosaic tile and pedestal sinks -- are especially tiny, with little space for stowing towels and toiletries. Oceanfront rooms are larger and offer lovely views, but overlook the busiest, loudest street in South Beach. Rooms at the back of the hotel are considerably more quiet, although some guests complain of a lack of soundproofing between walls.
Small fitness center, but no pool
As with most hotels along Ocean Drive, the Beacon lacks a pool. There is a small workout room with one treadmill and a multifunction weight machine that's open around the clock. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, and there are three computers for guests to use in the mezzanine business center. Valet parking is available for a daily fee.
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Things You Should Know About Beacon Hotel
Address720 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139-6220, United States
Also Known As
- Beacon Hotel Miami
- Beacon Hotel Miami Beach
- Beacon Miami Beach
- Deluxe Room
- Handicapped Room
- Ocean Front Room
- Standard Suite