Ratings based on 978 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromCT

Fine for what I paid- but nothing more.

Posted 9-Sep-2016
Pros: location
Cons: staff, beds, pool area
Location: Everything is within walking distance if you plan to spend your time on the main strip.
The hotel is in a great location, but definitely a "no frills" stay. The room was decent size, but the bed was very hard, and the cleanliness was a bit questionable. I booked through expedia and was supposed to have a king size bed with a courtyard view. Upon arrival I waited 10 minutes for someone to come to the front desk to check me in. I was directed to a room that over looked the dumpster in the alley and only had a full size bed. I called to the front desk and was told that they would look into changing my room and call me right back. 20 mins later I still hadn't received a call, only to realize that the room number that was on the actual phone was not the room I was in. I gathered all of my things and proceeded back to the front desk where the employee told me that she tried to call my room but got a busy signal (which of course was due to the mix up of phones in the room). She relocated me to another room in a different building- which at least had a side street view (of the Clevelander) and a king sized bed- however, to get to the building you had to walk through the restaurant (literally in front of the stage where there were performances going on) and past an ice cream shop to a small suspect elevator tucked in a back corner. The valet drivers were definitely the most inviting part of the staff. I booked the hotel last minute and paid very little for the night. For that price, I was fine with what I got, but I would not have paid anything more.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller fromtoronto

Great location, great vibe!

Posted 11-Aug-2016
The breakwater is on the beach, true Art Deco and had a party going from 8pm daily. It is close to everything in SoBe and really enjoyed it. Only complaint was we got put in new wing under renovation - our room was nice but workers in the hallway. However that was minor and overall it was great
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Aug-2016 by Breakwater Hotel, Hotel Management
Simon, thank you for choosing the Breakwater Hotel as your South Beach destination. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stayed and that our location is prime. We are so sorry that at the time you were here there was a soft remodeling going on. We will assure to look into this matter in order to assure a seamless future stay. We thank you again for choosing Hotel breakwater Hotel !
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great hotel near the beach

Posted 9-Aug-2016
Pros: Walking distance to beach, restaurants & tour buses. Free towels for beach and bike rental free.
Cons: Even though the breakfast was complimentary, we noticed there was no fruit, just apples.
Location: Across the street from beach, 1/2 block to boat & bus tour, plenty of restaurants.
My daughter recommended Breakwater. We loved it! Walking distance to beach, restaurants & tour buses. Staff was helpful. Free towels for beach and bike rental free.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Aug-2016 by Breakwater Hotel, Hotel Management
Rick, thank you for choosing the Breakwater Hotel as your South Beach destination. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stayed and that our location is prime. We will assure to look into this matter and share your thoughts with the restaurant management in order to assure a seamless future stay. We thank you again for choosing Hotel breakwater Hotel !
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Historic Stay

Posted 6-Jul-2016
Location: Beach, Art Decco Shop, Mango's, food, food, food!
Location was great - across from the beach and near all the South Beach night life! The staff was super! When they found out it was our anniversary, we received a complementary bottle of bubbles! Cell phone signal was a bit weak in the room; had to go across the street to make a conference call. Overall... great stay!
Comment from Hotel Management
9-Jul-2016 by Natalie Levkovitz- Front Office Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing the Breakwater as your South Beach destination! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff will be motivated to know their service exceeded your expectations! We hope to see you on your next anniversary visit to South Beach!
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 20-Jun-2016 on Hotels
Great location in the middle of Ocean Drive!! Not good for people who need total quiet to sleep, as the surrounding bars,clubs play very loud music into the wee hours of the morning. They have tried to soften the noise by double-paned windows in the rooms facing The Clevelander (party hotel), which does help "some", but the vibrations and sound still come through the walls from the inner courtyard of Hotel Breakwater (loud music).
Comment from Hotel Management
9-Jul-2016 by Natalie, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Breakwater South Beach. We do hope you enjoyed your stay with us. Our central location in the heart of Ocean Drive allows our guest to receive the full "South Beach Experience" we appreciate your feedback and hope to make improvements for a more comfortable stay in the future. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to South Beach
3out of 5
by hymee fromAustralia

Rooms are great but very noisy from outside music

Posted 20-Jun-2016 on Hotels
great location and rooms are huge and clean just dont go to bed before 4am the night club is loud
Comment from Hotel Management
9-Jul-2016 by Natalie, Hotel Management
Hymee, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and especially the room. It is of the utmost importance that our guests feel at home while visiting us here at the Breakwater. Thank you for choosing us as your South Beach destination and we hope to see you again soon! Best,
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

The best location in ocean drive

Posted 9-Jun-2016 on Hotels
The best location in ocean drive, just in the heart of restaurants. I asked hotel to give me a room far from the club because i see some reviews complaining about the noise, and they did. I barely hear the music from my room. Staff were extremelly friendly and helpful. Check-in and out in just a minute.
Comment from Hotel Management
9-Jul-2016 by Natalie, Hotel Management
Good Morning, Thank you for staying at the Breakwater South Beach. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are extremely glad to hear the front desk was able to accommodate your request and you were satisfied with the service. We are sure it will motivate them to continue to provide excellent and expedited service to all of our guests. We are equally glad you enjoyed our central location on Ocean Drive. Please come visit us again on your next trip to South Beach!! Best,
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

In pieno centro.

Posted 1-Jun-2016
Pros: Posizione, biciclette gratis.
Cons: Colazione e insonorizzazione camere.
Hotel ideale per chi ama la vita notturna, circondato da locali con musica a tutto volume. Pulito, camera ampia e con frigorifero. Colazione scarsissima da evitare. La spiaggia e mare fantastici.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Natalie , Hotel Management
Grazie per il tuo commento. siamo così felici di sentirti molto la posizione dell 'hotel , così come il nostro divertimento e la vita notturna attiva . La nostra posizione centrale e di facile accesso alla spiaggia fa per una meravigliosa combinazione di sole e divertimento ! speriamo di rivedervi sulla vostra prossima visita a South Beach
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Front desk

Posted 19-May-2016
I was escorted out of the hotel by police at 2:am in the morning cause my key wasn't working he tried to fix it twice we argue and that was that
4out of 5
by Mira

Oceandriven alue

Posted 15-May-2016 on Hotels
Todella viehättävä Oceanbeachin alue kannattaa sisällyttää Miamin matkaan edes muutaman päivän osalta. Tämä oli meidän lomamme parasta antia, upeat hiekkarannat ja liikuntamahdollisuudet. Silmäniloa sekä artdeco hotelleista sekä muusta ympäristöstä.
Comment from Hotel Management
21-Jul-2016 by Natalie, Hotel Management
Mira, Thank you for staying at the Breakwater South Beach. We are so pleased to hear that our central location made it easy to access our beautiful beaches and unlimited activities all in walking distance! We are very lucky to be in the middle of the Historic Art Deco district with wonderful sights all around us! We hope to see you again soon in the near future