Hotel Breakwater South Beach

940 Ocean DriveMiami Beach33139USA
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About Hotel Breakwater South Beach

Hotel Breakwater South Beach is a 4-star, boutique hotel located on South Beach’s Ocean Drive. While newly renovated in 2011, the hotel retains its original art deco exterior which was designed in 1936.

All rooms are individually decorated, air conditioned and include free Wi-Fi, cable TV service, iPod docking station, blackout drapes, minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, desk, rainfall shower head, complimentary bottled water and toiletries.

Hotel amenities include 24-hour front desk service and business center, concierge services, tours/ticket assistance, fitness facilities, outdoor pool, terrace, wedding services, nightclub, rooftop terrace, complimentary use of bicycles.

Hotel guests are offered a 20% discount at Il Paparazzi, the on-site restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is also served each morning.

Hotel Breakwater South Beach is 20-minutes’ walk from Lincoln Road Mall. Downtown Miami and Bayfront Park can be reached within 15-minutes’ drive.


940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, USA
Telephone: +1 3055322362 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Beach front location

The hotel is located directly across the street from the beach. Local cafes and restaurants are a short walk away, and within 20-minutes' walk you can reach the Lincoln Road Mall and New World Symphony.

Contemporary rooms

The rooms are beautifully furnished with bright and modern furnishings. Guests reported that the rooms are comfortable, well presented and spotlessly clean. Some guests enjoyed rooms with ocean views and private balconies, while those without a view were still able to enjoy the views from the rooftop terrace.

Attentive and knowledgeable staff

The staff are friendly, approachable and knowledgeable regarding special events and local activities, which they are happy to advise guests on.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness issues

While the majority of reviews have been favorable, there have also been a high number of reviewers reporting issues with the level of cleanliness. Several guests reported having stained furnishings and unclean bed sheets in their room, as well as stained carpets in the hallways. Housekeeping staff were also found to be unreliable at times as new arrivals have found rubbish from previous guests in the room.

Ear plugs required

The hotel hosts a nightclub on the premises and the guest rooms are not well insulated against the noise which can be heard during the day and into the evening. Some guests reported difficulty sleeping due to frequent and loud level of music playing at the nightclub. Guests recommended the hotel as a party venue, but not if you would like a quiet nights' sleep.

Beware of the hidden, additional charges

While the hotel advertises a complimentary breakfast and free use of bicycles, guests reported that use of these services will incur an additional charge.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1307 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
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7.4 out of 10 based on 1307 reviews