W South Beach

South Beach, Miami

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Run down hotel, terrible service

Aug 4, 2021 Doll33 Dallas, Texas

I would never stay here again. For the price they charge, this hotel is not worth it. Sheets are stained, towels have holes in them. Lots of places around the hotel are run down. It is obvious that the renovation in 2020 did not address everything. There is trash on the beach around sun beds that obviously nobody cleans (used qtips, bottle… Read more
I would never stay here again. For the price they charge, this hotel is not worth it. Sheets are stained, towels have holes in them. Lots of places around the hotel are run down. It is obvious that the renovation in 2020 did not address everything. There is trash on the beach around sun beds that obviously nobody cleans (used qtips, bottle caps, cigarette butts). The front row is taken up by day beds that block the view of everyone on the beach. You have to pay extra to be able to see the ocean. How ridiculous is that. Front desk not helpful and outright deceitful. Food on the beach was not fresh. White wine was hot (not just warm), service was terrible. Staff was rude at times, and completely indifferent or absent at other times. We had one waiter tell us that it was too hot so he was going to hang out in the shade under an umbrella. He never came back after that. Our "insider" concierge who was supposed to be available 24/7 would respond 6 or 7 hours later (during the normal working hours) saying she had phone troubles. No one seemed to care about the customer experience at the hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible Stay despite being an “Elite” Member

Jul 28, 2021 alanpV3058GZ San Diego, California

This was a terrible visit. Rude and outright lying front desk, trying to charge me 7k deposit on a trip I prepayed for, hostile attitude, actually unbelievable. I’m a Marriott ambassador (100+ nights and 20k spend last year DURING A PANDEMIC and will likely qualify next year as well) and have never experienced this level of poor service and… Read more
This was a terrible visit. Rude and outright lying front desk, trying to charge me 7k deposit on a trip I prepayed for, hostile attitude, actually unbelievable. I’m a Marriott ambassador (100+ nights and 20k spend last year DURING A PANDEMIC and will likely qualify next year as well) and have never experienced this level of poor service and outright hostility and lying from the front desk before from anywhere, let alone Marriott. Stay at 1Hotel next door for sure. Read less
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Jul 27, 2021 karinalG8944YI

Had a great time at the W. Super helpful staff. Jose, Arold, and Gisselle were amazing. Service was great especially Jose. He helped with pretty much everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got chairs and umbrellas. Super kind
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice upscale hotel

Jul 27, 2021 Mike_Beam Chicago

As in all W hotels, I expected modern style and luxurious accommodations. This hotel is no exception. The key is to get the highest floor possible to be able to enjoy the Ocean view to the fullest. Expect to pay premium but I think it is well worth it for a few days of relaxation. I really wanted to try their penthouse suites but they were too… Read more
As in all W hotels, I expected modern style and luxurious accommodations. This hotel is no exception. The key is to get the highest floor possible to be able to enjoy the Ocean view to the fullest. Expect to pay premium but I think it is well worth it for a few days of relaxation. I really wanted to try their penthouse suites but they were too expensive, unfortunately. The pool is nice but I prefer the beach. Very good security on premises, you always feel safe. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect weekend away

Jul 26, 2021 munty583

I stayed at the W south beach for a last minute solo trip. I can’t say enough about what an incredible 3 day getaway it was. The room was sparking clean and sooo comfortable. They kindly upgraded me to an ocean view room which was stunning. The staff was super attentive and also very friendly. Special shout out to Sophie, Clarence and Vito who… Read more
I stayed at the W south beach for a last minute solo trip. I can’t say enough about what an incredible 3 day getaway it was. The room was sparking clean and sooo comfortable. They kindly upgraded me to an ocean view room which was stunning. The staff was super attentive and also very friendly. Special shout out to Sophie, Clarence and Vito who worked at the pool and were super lovely. Can’t wait to come back soon. Read less