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“Most Epic Spot for a 30th Birthday, EVER.”

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Hotel Breakwater South Beach
Ranked #114 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed 3 February 2013

My fiance caught a great deal at Hotel Breakwater the weekend after Ultrafest for my 30th birthday, and holy crap was it EPIC. I mean, seriously the best spot on South Beach.

We got a VIP Penthouse Suite which had a private hottub and lounge area on the rooftop. It also has a private connecting door to the rooftop lounge that overlooks Ocean Dr and the actual 'beach' on South Beach.

There's a club nestled in between this hotel and the one next door, just underneath the pool a DJ is spinning dance music from 2pm to 6am.

Having the VIP Penthouse with the private rooftop lounge and hottub was absolutely essential to staying in South Beach. When we were tired of the club, (and spending an absurd amount of money on drinks) we were all able to go upstairs and party in our room, with our liquor, and the music at a perfect level to talk over yet still enjoy.

The room itself was fantastically appointed. We had a pullout couch in addition to the regular bed, plus a seating area, and everyone was able to comfortably move around when everything was the most chaotic.

I've seen complaints about this hotel from families with children, and I can understand why. This location was meant to be used for PARTYING and enjoying all the delicious nightlife that Miami, specifically South Beach, has to offer.

We had an amazing time at Hotel Breakwater. It was the most epic 30th birthday I could have ever imagined.

Room Tip: Get the VIP Penthouse Suite overlooking the pool. You will NOT be sorry!
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Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

This hotel is right in the mix of things, there is a outside nightclub next door, unfortunately our room was on that side. If you are young, I am sure you would enjoy it. we were told to call down at least 15-20 minutes to get our car from the valet, they took 30 minutes, one time the front desk forgot to call, so that was another 20 minute wait. The rooms were okay, nothing special.

Room Tip: Don't get on the side by the Cleavander hotel. Rooms on the south side are quieter.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Food in restaurant was good but service was appalling. Once pulled into restaurant by staff, had to wait 20 minutes for drinks Order to be taken. Should have walked at this point.. Food was good but took 30minutes to produce the bill when requested at the end Then the offered discount was missing, our most expensive meal in Miami beach, soured by flagrant dishonesty and poor service

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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MiamiSunManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Breakwater South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Dear ElliotJaci,

Thank you for the review posted about the restaurant. The Hotel takes these matters seriously and we have contacted the restaurant owners to address these issues. Please be aware that the Hotel is not associated with the restaurant and we will do everything in our power to correct the opportunities presented.

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Booked through hotel tonight APP, and got a great standard room for less than half price! Directly across from the beach, towel and lounge chair included in the daily hotel fee, and service and restaurant were phenomenal. Do keep on mind you are ON Ocean drive, and a baris iinthe middle of the two towers so no matter which room you get, it will likely be VERY loud until around 2 am.

But, for the beach and nightlife, I can't see getting any better. Decor and rooms ate modern, easy to use air con, good shower and bathroom, EVERYTHING was top notch!

My wife loved it as did I. Front desk Natalie is phenomenal!

Great time!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

This is a great hotel located in the heart of south beach. The hotel staff was exceptional and helpful. My room was large clean and very comfortable. The extra fee that was charged every day was worth it because of the amenities that came along with it. Food on the strip was very expensive but the quality was there. South beach is party central and when the sun goes down the noise levels are incredible. My room faced the hotel Clevlander which felt it was their obligation to entertain and be loud enough to entertain everyone east of the mississippi. Unfortunately this went on until four o'clock in the morning. While I appreciate a good time I also like to sleep. The next day I was given a different room which was deep in the bowels of the hotel. It was quieter but I now had a view of rooftops and solid building walls. However it was a welcome change and the noise was not the fault of the Breakwater. I loved this hotel and they went out of their way to be helpful but there are many hotels on the strip that are exceptional and not located in the midst of a 24 hour air raid

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Breakwater South Beach

Address: 940 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5013
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $203 - $687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Breakwater South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Breakwater, is a fun, bustling and entertaining historic Art Deco hotel located in the heart of South Beach's famous Ocean Drive. The hotel is a non-stop, active delight right in the center of everything that is South Beach. You'll find yourself within walking distance of a wide variety of outdoor cafes serving every style of cuisine imaginable, art galleries, night clubs, the famous Beach, the Versace Mansion, beach front walking, biking and jogging paths, world class events like the Wine and Food Festival, as well as the fabulous shops of Lincoln Road Mall. ... more   less 
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