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Pros

Cons

  • Mandatory resort fee
  • Wear and tear is noticeable in common areas
  • Front desk doesn’t operate 24 hours
  • Standard rooms can feel cramped
  • Fee for valet parking (common in the area)

Bottom Line

The 75-room Savoy Hotel is an Art Deco icon in a tranquil section of South Beach, within walking distance of the area's nightlife, and with private beach access, ocean-view sun decks, two tropically landscaped outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor dining, a bar, and elegant private function rooms. Rooms are decorated with light, beach-house-style decor, and most have kitchenettes and balconies with ocean or pool views -- but peeling paint and minor disrepair in the common areas detracts from the hotel’s otherwise charming setting.

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This picturesque, historic hotel with Art Deco touches faces the beach.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Savoy Hotel is a picturesque, three-story hotel with Art Deco architecture that harmonizes with the tropical South Beach surroundings. In the 1980s, the hotel -- merged from the 1941-built Arlington Hotel and the 1937-constructed Savoy Plaza Hotel -- was purchased by investors, including Rolling Stone’s Ron Wood. The hotel is currently owned by a husband-and-wife team who often personally greet guests.

The entrance is emblazoned with a silver marquee. The airy, high-ceilinged lobby is decorated with tall white columns, potted tropical palms, clean-lined leather furniture, and colorful ceramic tiles that continue up the staircase next to the elevator. A flavored water dispenser is on the front desk and staff often provide cold towels on especially steamy Miami days, both of which indicate the hotel's dedication to relaxation and personalization. Outside, the turquoise Miami sky and blue lounge chairs, umbrellas, and canopy beds pop against the hotel’s white exterior. The two lagoon pools are surrounded by tropical foliage, and more than enough loungers to go around. The hotel’s quiet atmosphere and outdoor facilities appeal to families and couples.

Location

Near the action in South Beach's Art Deco District, with direct beach access

Map of The Savoy Hotel

The Savoy Hotel is located in Miami Beach’s quieter beachfront neighborhood, known to locals as SoFi, or South of Fifth Street. The area, with surrounding apartment buildings, is more subdued than the action-packed bars and restaurants that South Beach is famous for, but the livelier areas are still in close walking distance. The hotel’s rear gate provides private access to a beautiful beach. There's a Walgreens two blocks away for any essentials you may need, and it’s a six-minute drive to the American Airlines Arena. The airport is a 20-minute drive away, while downtown is 13 minutes. It’s a 20-minute walk to the Flamingo Park and Pool. The hotel offers valet parking for a fee.

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Rooms

Simple, beach-house-style rooms and suites, some with kitchenettes, balconies, and/or partial ocean views

All renovated in 2012, the Savoy's one-bedroom suites and standard rooms are decorated in a variety of beachy styles, most with light blue walls and palm tree-patterned textiles. Many have private balconies. All have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, mini-fridges, sofa beds, ceiling fans, safes, coffee/tea makers, bathrobes, slippers, flat-screen TVs, and irons. Traditional rooms have kitchenettes with mini-fridges and microwaves. Suites have separate livings rooms and kitchens with dishwashers, stovetops, and toasters, and many also have two balconies and whirlpool tubs. Marble bathrooms -- some with antique-inspired fixtures -- have shower/tub combinations. Windows and balconies offer pool, street, or partial ocean views.

Rooms and Rates

Features

Two pools, two sundecks, beach access, poolside dining and cocktails, and a fitness center -- at the cost of a mandatory resort fee

The hotel has two lagoon pools, one of which is heated; nearby, a desk offers a cold water dispenser and towels. There are two sundecks; one has outdoor showers, partial sea views, and a gate leading to the beach, where there are additional umbrellas and lounge chairs. The on-site restaurant is decorated in comfy white sofas, classic chairs and tables, dark wood floors, blue walls and pops of red decor. There’s a bar, facing arched windows, that overlooks the pool. The restaurant’s poolside terrace is a pleasant outdoor spot to dine, and drinks and snacks can also be ordered to your lounger.

There's also a standard fitness center, and a business corner with a PC and a printer. The hotel has three meeting/event spaces, and the front bar, sun deck, pool deck and restaurant can also be rented for private events. Pets are allowed for a fee. In-room spa treatments can be arranged. Note that the hotel charges a resort fee that covers many of its services.

Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Hotel Services
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Located on the Beach
Pool
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Balcony
Television
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
425 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, United States
Phone (305) 532-0200
Also Known As
  • Savoy Hotel
  • 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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