Esme Miami Beach

South Beach, Miami

Virgin rating

The hotel

Bringing an edgy yet sexy Espanola vibe to South Beach, Esme is a hotel come “village” that offers a fun and sophisticated place to stay to enjoy the best of Miami. There’s no doubt that the rooftop deck is the place to be here. Chill at the pool by day, whether it’s in the water or on the very ‘instagrammable’ day beds. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a sundowner from The Roof Bar and soak up the music. Live DJ sessions carry on into the night on Friday’s and Saturdays so you can celebrate the weekend in style. There’s plenty of other bars and restaurants to enjoy at Esme, make sure you book a reservation at the hidden Sushi Bar with only 12 prized seats so you can devour nigiri to your hearts content. As you walk through the buildings of the hotel you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Spain with the plant lined terraces and deep red tones, and then that glorious sunshine will hit you as you leave the lobby – where you’re just 4 minutes’ stroll from Ocean Drive and the beach itself. If you carry on down past the Versace Mansion (which we’d recommend booking into for lunch!) to the Art Deco Gift Shop, you can join a tour of the Art Deco district. Or make use of the complimentary bicycle rental from the hotel to explore Miami Beach at your own agenda. If it’s more down time you’re looking for, the hotel offers a beach service with towels and chairs too. 

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Located on the corner of Washington Avenue and the historic Espanola Way, just 4 minutes walk from Ocean Drive, and 5 minutes walk from the sand. 

Hotel information

145 rooms and suites across 2 sections, Casa Matanza and The Village. All with air conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, chomecast-enabled 43” HD Smart TV, in-room tablet compendium, USB charging ports, mini bar*, safe, hairdryer, coffee/tea making facilities, and bathroom amenities by Grown Alcehmist. 

Classic King Rooms having 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people. 

Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger in size, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Superior City View Rooms feature a private French balcony with view so of Espanola Way, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

The Drexel (Mediterranean fare, open for dinner, drinks, and weekend brunch). The Roof (poolside bar serving a range of drinks, small plates and classic fare). Sushi Bar (intimate speakeasy bar). El Salon (cocktail bar and lounge, serving small plates). Tropezon (Andalucian style gin and tapas bar). 

Regular live music and DJ sessions. 

Rooftop swimming pool and lounge deck. Bicycle rental. Access to nearby fitness centre, Gymage.

Complimentary WiFi access. Valet parking $45 plus tax per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). Room service*. Laundry service*. Concierge. 

There is a resort fee of $45 plus tax per room, per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

Resort fee includes:- Complimentary WiFi access – Complimentary passes to nearby fitness centre, Gymage – Pool access – Beach towels and chairs – In-room tea and coffee – Concierge service. Resort fee and inclusions are subject to change and availability. 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We will stay here again!

Apr 12, 2024 RockinRetirement Key West, Florida

What a find! This beautiful hotel is so cool! Tony at the front desk was charming. We arrived early and he arranged for our bags to be secured while we visited the rooftop pool. Sun, shaded areas and a great pool- with food and drinks. The room was a King. Very comfortable with a large and well stocked bathroom. Robes, and plenty of towels. The… Read more
What a find! This beautiful hotel is so cool! Tony at the front desk was charming. We arrived early and he arranged for our bags to be secured while we visited the rooftop pool. Sun, shaded areas and a great pool- with food and drinks. The room was a King. Very comfortable with a large and well stocked bathroom. Robes, and plenty of towels. The alleys are plant covered and looked like you were in Spain. Great eating in a charming area that is a street adjacent to the hotel. Will stay here again! Read less
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Apr 9, 2024 saronic Zurich, Switzerland

We booked an 'Accessible Superior King' with booking.com, which was described as a 23 square meters room and with matching photos. What we got (room 229) was tiny, with hardly any space to move around the bed, with nowhere to store anything and with a small wardrobe, already full with a fridge, a safe, towels and whatever else. And all this facing… Read more
We booked an 'Accessible Superior King' with booking.com, which was described as a 23 square meters room and with matching photos. What we got (room 229) was tiny, with hardly any space to move around the bed, with nowhere to store anything and with a small wardrobe, already full with a fridge, a safe, towels and whatever else. And all this facing a wall. A nightmare. We went down to reception to ask for a different room. Mr. Tonee Dang, who was in charge, offered us an upgrade of over 400 USD into the Louise Suite with a balcony around the corner of Washington Avenue and Española Way. Just to get out of the previous mousehole we accepted a final price of over USD 720 for the suite. All was fine here, although the suite was not very big, but it was exposed to one of the noisiest corners of Miami Beach, so we had to use ear plugs. Staying for just one night we didn't have any breakfast here, so we can't say anything about that, nor did we have time to use any other facilities. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing dining at rooftop esme

Mar 30, 2024 sailrobins Newport, Rhode Island

We’d read great reviews but the rooftop at Esmeralda proved to be lacking Reservations were for seating and music There was no music Food was rated high but fish was dry and steak subpar. Server didn’t even bring proper cutlery Disappointing and expensive short experience
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Esme is a hidden gem

Mar 27, 2024 Mobile40333046237

Esme hotel in Miami is a hidden gem , with cozy rooms, beautiful decorated, comfortable beds, clean, excellent coffee and amazing staff . I never stayed in a hotel where everyone was so helpful and genuinely friendly ( no fake smiles ) Sanja their front desk manager is so kind and welcoming and made sure our stay was perfect . If I have to… Read more
Esme hotel in Miami is a hidden gem , with cozy rooms, beautiful decorated, comfortable beds, clean, excellent coffee and amazing staff . I never stayed in a hotel where everyone was so helpful and genuinely friendly ( no fake smiles ) Sanja their front desk manager is so kind and welcoming and made sure our stay was perfect . If I have to complement everyone will take a lot of words . I am surely impressed and definitely will be back I recommend the breakfast lounge and the top pool bar Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Both + and - experience. More details on my Google review!

Mar 26, 2024 3Birds2016

Split review 3.5 Cute room. Chromecast. Hold bags after ☑️ out. Use beach chairs/towels. Bkfst limited w/res. Bed comfy/ceiling fan! Balcony WASTED $ tiny BUSY cafe view. NOT soundproof. Stain on bed decor. $145 CC HOLD! Expedia said $45.👎🏻