W South Beach

South Beach, Miami

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4207 reviews

The hotel

W South Beach Hotel enjoys an ocean frontage the length of a football field! An ultra-modern establishment, all studios and suites are some of the largest in Miami Beach, and not only beautifully furnished, they all have balconies and enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea. Take a dip at WET, lounge in a luxe cabana or treat yourself at the Bliss® Spa with its extensive menu of treatments guaranteed to leave you glowing. The state-of-the-art fitness centre, FIT, is packed with equipment to keep you trim, or soak up the sun on the W's beach, SAND. With restaurants in New York, Beverley Hills, Seoul and London, the famed Mr Chow is now in Miami courtesy of W South Beach, serving delicious Beijing cuisine in a very trendy setting. There's also The Living Room where you are surrounded by art including original works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo and Kenny Scharfand. The Dutch restaurant offers delicious 'roots-inspired' cuisine from chef Andrew Carmellini's tantalising menu. If you’re feeling lively, head on down to Wall, a glitzy ultra-lounge sure to attract the Miami glitterati, open for drinks and dancing until the small hours or Living Room Bar with handcrafted cocktails and DJ spinning (Tues to Sat).

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking the white sand beach, in the heart of South Beach. Driving time to Miami International Airport: 25 minutes. Valet parking $46 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Hotel information

353 studios and suites on 20 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, private balcony or terrace, seating area, flat screen TVs with satellite, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, telephone, high-speed Internet access, kitchenette with fridge, microwave and dishwasher, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board. Wonderful Ocean View Studio Suites are on floors 4-8, have 1 king-size bed, seating area, kitchenette, and bathroom with shower only, sleeping maximum 3 adults on a roll-away bed*.

Spectacular Ocean View Studio Suites are as Wonderful Ocean View Studio Suites but on foors 9–19, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fantastic Ocean View Suites are 1-Bedroom Suites with living and dining area and on all floors, sleeping maximum 3 adults on a roll-away bed*.

Oasis Ocean View Suites have 1 bedroom with king-size bed, separate living/media room with queen-size sofa bed, dining table, 3TV's, and a full kitchen with washer/dryer, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sanctuary Ocean View Suites are on select floors, with 2 bedrooms, 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size bed, 3 TV's and a kitchenette, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sensational Ocean View Suites are as per Sanctuary Ocean View Suites but larger and have a queen-size sofa bed and washer/dryer, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Mr Chow (Beijing cuisine; dinner only). The Dutch Restaurant, Bar and Oyster Room ('Roots-inspired' cuisine; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Living Room bar. Wall (bar/ultra-lounge).

2 swimming pools. Cabanas*. Bliss® Spa*. FIT fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment. Swish & Swing rooftop tennis and basketball courts. 24-hour in-room dining*.

24-hour concierge. W The Store. Babysitting* (reservations required). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Signature Whatever/Wherever service.

This hotel has a resort fee of $40 plus tax per room, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Unlimited high speed internet access - Two beach lounge chairs (per room) - Complimentary use of bicycles - Daily Art Walk at W South Beach - Fitness Classes daily. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 3 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4207 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating $27 for a beach umbrella, no 2pm late checkout for Platinum75/Titanium

Feb 21, 2019 SFOPeter South San Francisco, California

They charge $27 for a beach umbrella for the day. This is in addition to already charging a daily $40 resort fee for the amenities. Walked us to two beach chairs... and then removed the umbrella that was there. I have Platinum75/Titanium status with Marriott and they would not let us have a 2pm late checkout, had to get out at noon. Otherwise nice… Read more
They charge $27 for a beach umbrella for the day. This is in addition to already charging a daily $40 resort fee for the amenities. Walked us to two beach chairs... and then removed the umbrella that was there. I have Platinum75/Titanium status with Marriott and they would not let us have a 2pm late checkout, had to get out at noon. Otherwise nice hotel, nice room, nice view, nice location. Next time I will try the Edition or the Ritz. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Olivia at the front desk is the best, and the hotel is great, too

Feb 18, 2019 jbs342 New York City, New York

The W is great and a wonderful South Beach experience. But biggest credit goes to Olivia at the front desk and how helpful she was. Fantastic accommodating our party and working the room situation. Thank you!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel on South Beach

Feb 18, 2019 Trav3l3r77 Massachusetts

We travel to South Beach frequently and always like to have a nice view of the ocean. Booking at the W makes things easy because I believe all rooms have an ocean view balcony. Rooms are spacious for the area, clean and the semi-transparent shower wall reminded me of being at the W in my home city. The pool is enormous but seating is limited. … Read more
We travel to South Beach frequently and always like to have a nice view of the ocean. Booking at the W makes things easy because I believe all rooms have an ocean view balcony. Rooms are spacious for the area, clean and the semi-transparent shower wall reminded me of being at the W in my home city. The pool is enormous but seating is limited. Pool staff does a good job of getting seats turned over quickly when someone leaves the pool for the day, making wait times short. Really enjoyed the pool bar and my many tequila shots over the weekend! The hotel has their own area on the beach with wait staff. Beach is very nice, well kept and the servers are excellent. Paying $20 for an umbrella is well worth it. I was not thrilled with breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel lobby...it wasn't bad, just average, expected more for a 5 star hotel. Preferred getting breakfast from other restaurants in the area. Overall a very good hotel, I'd rate it 5 stars, but there are times when the nightly rates seems incredibly high compared to other hotels in the area. It's probably my favorite hotel on the beach if I don't factor in how much it costs. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating High-End Hotel on the Beach

Feb 16, 2019 FamilySkiers2014 London, United Kingdom

The W South Beach offers a great location right on the beach, with the rooms closest to the beach having great views of the Atlantic. I did not find the room furnishings themselves particularly attractive nor did i like the hard flooring which magnified the traffic sound from the street even though i was 14 floors up. The other facilities at the… Read more
The W South Beach offers a great location right on the beach, with the rooms closest to the beach having great views of the Atlantic. I did not find the room furnishings themselves particularly attractive nor did i like the hard flooring which magnified the traffic sound from the street even though i was 14 floors up. The other facilities at the hotel, pool, restaurants, health club were all first rate as was the service at the front-desk. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great job!

Feb 15, 2019 HK75 Paris, France

Thanks to Aaron G, sand manager at the W, for all his help! He was very welcoming at the beach and helped settle us in immediately. Great start to a short but sweet getaway vacation. Looking forward to some sun,sand and relaxation !