Ratings based on 1,079 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Georgia

Great location to EVERYTHING!

Posted 13-Jul-2014
The staff was excellent and so friendly. This is a great location for Ocean Drive and the beach. The hotel was very clean, but the elevator was really old and noisy. The hotel was connected to the Clevander and that was really nice. Great atmosphere!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A classic on the tour itinerary

Posted 9-Jul-2014
Pros: The style is heart warming.
Location: The MBPL tour, a walk, the beach.
The Essex House is a very classic hotel. The room was large an comfortable. The staff was very professional and helpful. We enjoyed the convenience of the daily continental breakfast. If we said it was perfect, you would not believe us, so here goes some constructive criticism. The offsite parking rules should have been explained a little more clearly, the rates were inconsistent with the check-in paperwork. While the closet in the room was huge and a walk in, there were no drawers in which to put our unpacked clothes. I found it strange that our room was not serviced because we did not place the "please service our room" sign outside the door. (The do not disturb sign was not there either.) But the housekeeping staff was very willing to provide whatever we needed. It may sound "picky", but please know I would highly recommend the hotel to friends without hesitation.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great staff and quiet rooms despite 4 July parties

Posted 6-Jul-2014
Overall, a great stay with friendly helpful staff, a good breakfast and quiet rooms despite 4 July celebrations happening everywhere.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Tampa, Fl

The place to be in South Beach!

Posted 4-Jul-2014
From the moment I arrived ( by car from Tampa) I was treated like a princess. A bellman unloaded the car and the valet took it away. Check in was seamless and the staff was friendly. It is a quiet and elegant hotel. It is on the same property and under the same ownership as the Clevelander which is the place to be in South Beach. As guests of Essex House you are treated like royalty there as well. There is helpful staff every where wearing shirts that say "ON IT" and they are . If I hit the lotto I'm moving in!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location

Posted 28-Jun-2014
Location was great, staff was helpful, and they had complimentary breakfast.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by maddy from belgium

Hotel is close to the beach

Posted 13-Jun-2014
Pros: Great location.
Cons: bathroom needs to be upgraded,they old and uncomfortable and carpet should be replaced.
Location: Great location,5 min walk to the beach,restaurants and the bars are down the street.
I rated hotel 3 star because of bathroom was dated and uncomfortable otherwise i would rate as 4 star. Hotel stuff was very friendly,nice and helpful,friendliest hotel stuff I ever met. Hotel bed was very comfortable.free breakfast every morning. I loved hotel location,great area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Patricia from Chatsworth, Ca

Great location, close to beach & clubs

Posted 11-Jun-2014
Hotel staff were polite, informative, professional, and so much fun to talk to.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Paul from East Yorkshire England

Essex Hotel June 14

Posted 9-Jun-2014
Pros: Staff, no security worries. Happy hour (needed)
Cons: Air con in the rooms was quite noisy
Very good experience. We were there as a group of 40 to 55 year olds and it was ideal. It is one bloc from Ocean drive and Washington av the other way.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by stephen

Amazing, modern and comforting hotel in s. beach

Posted 6-Jun-2014
Amazing and modern. Recently rennovated. Immediately upon arriving (2 hours before check in), we were NOT ONLY given a room, but upgraded to a suite (i assume they over booked). The room had everything you could want except a microwave. That is the only flaw i could think of. As far as food, we ate at the restaurant in the hotel 2 out of 3 nights. We tried every cocktail and almost every dish. EVERYTHING was incedible. The best cocktails i have ever had. Extremely creative food and well presented. Some of the nicest people in a hotel and restaurant that i have ever experienced. Small but beautiful pool area. Overall, amazing experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by skyye

Very close to beach! Nice location

Posted 6-Jun-2014
I loved this location, will stay there again. Staff very accomodating