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Pros

  • Huge suites, each with a full-size fridge
  • Fully stocked kitchens in the Palms Suite
  • Less than three blocks from the beach
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the property
  • Comfortable bedding
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs

Cons

  • No pool
  • No room service
  • No fitness center
  • Poor views -- parking lots, back alleys, dumpsters
  • Resort fee covers Wi-Fi, business center access, and the in-room safe

Bottom Line

Located in the center of South Beach, about three blocks from the beach, the 19 modern suites at Suites on the Beach might not be on the beach, but they are certainly suites. While there's no pool or gym, each room has a full-size fridge, sink, microwave, dining area and, in some cases, a stove -- great, for the price.

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Location

In the colorful Art Deco District of South Beach, less than a three-block walk to a bustling section of the beach at Lummus Park

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Suites on the Beach is located about three blocks south of the more swanky part of Collins Avenue -- near the Delano Hotel -- beside a number of other less-exciting, small-scale Art Deco hotels, like the Surfcomber. It's advantage: It's much quieter than the hotels along Ocean Drive (across the street from the beach) but still just a short walk from the great restaurants and shops along the Lincoln Road outdoor mall as well as several nightclubs.

Quaint, neon-lit South Beach (or "SoBe") might be the sexiest beach town in America. Just imagine: modeling agencies beside a broad topless beach. Outdoor bars and cafes line Ocean Drive's historic Art Deco District, where people watching is the draw -- flashy cars, rollerbladers, rainbow flags, and plenty of fake-boob bikini bodies. Chic clubs with especially discerning bouncers draw the fashion-industry elite, the occasional celebrity, and plenty of twentysomethings ready to party. Every local seems to be a model, DJ, publicist, broker, or homeless eccentric. It's not all glitz -- cheap Cuban sandwich joints, fishbowl-size discount margaritas, and Bud-Light-slinging dive bars peacefully coexist with the posh hotel lounges and famed fusion restaurants.

  • Five-minute walk to the beach
  • Valet parking available; $30 per day (common, for South Beach)
  • 15-miute walk to Lincoln Road pedestrian mall
  • 10-miute walk to the Miami Beach Convention Center
  • 10-minute drive to Parrot Jungle Island and the Miami Children's Museum
  • 20-minute drive or $35 taxi to Miami International Airport
  • 35-minute drive or $65 taxi to Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • 20-minute drive to the Port of Miami
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Rooms

Clean, minimalist decor -- the standard for Miami -- in huge rooms with a full-size fridge and kitchen area (no stove), but the balconies overlook back alleys and dumpsters

The Regular Queen includes a kitchenette area (no stove) with a full-size fridge and clean, minimalist decor
  • Standard guest rooms (the Double and Queen Rooms) are large suites (hence the hotel's name) that have a kitchen area with a microwave, full-size fridge, breakfast table, coffeemaker, and utensils (but no stovetop for cooking)
  • The Palm Suite -- a one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, including a stainless steel four-burner stove and oven and dishwasher -- is a bit larger.
  • All room types have a balcony; views, however, are not very impressive.
  • Large, 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Electronic safe, large enough for a laptop
  • Wi-Fi

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Amenities

Key Features
Internet
Cribs
Hotel Services
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Balcony
Television
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Smoking Rooms Available
Internet
Address
1330 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida 33139 , United States
Phone (305) 604-9926
Also Known As
  • Hotel On South Beach Miami
  • On South Beach Miami Hotel
  • Suites South Beach
Room Types
  • Junior Suite
  • Palm Suite

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