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Hotel Breakwater South Beach

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony | Balcony
Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed | Premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Hotel Breakwater South Beach

Hotel Breakwater South Beach

3.5 star property
3.5-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Ocean Drive

7.8/10 Good

995 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In South Beach
  • Ocean Drive - 1 min walk
  • Miami Beach Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Collins Avenue Shopping Area - 13 min walk
  • Lincoln Road Mall - 17 min walk
  • Miami Beach Convention Center - 24 min walk
  • PortMiami - 33 min walk
  • American Airlines Arena - 14 min drive
  • Downtown Miami Shopping District - 15 min drive
  • Bayfront Park - 17 min drive
  • Bayside Marketplace - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base) - 12 min drive
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 23 min drive
  • Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - 37 min drive
  • Miami, FL (OPF-Opa Locka Executive) - 37 min drive
  • Hialeah Market Station - 15 min drive
  • Miami Airport Station - 20 min drive
  • Miami Golden Glades Station - 21 min drive


  • Planet Sushi - 4 min walk
  • Iron Sushi - 4 min walk
  • On Ocean 7 Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Thai house - 6 min walk
  • Miss Saigon - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Breakwater South Beach

Hotel Breakwater South Beach is a great choice for your beach stay in Miami Beach, putting you near activities such as scuba-diving, snorkelling and surfing/body boarding. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness centre. Habana 1957, one of 2 restaurants, serves Cuban cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this boutique hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a nightclub and free bike rentals. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and beach.


English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 99 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (USD 47.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1939
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Nightclub


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international and long-distance calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Habana 1957 – This beachfront restaurant specialises in Cuban cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Oceans Ten – This beachfront restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.
Mamma Mia Gelateria – This café only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Service fee: USD 18 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Valet parking costs USD 47.00 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This hotel accepts only chip and PIN credit cards for on-site payments.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Breakwater Hotel
Esplendor Breakwater
Esplendor Breakwater Hotel
Esplendor Breakwater South
Esplendor Breakwater South Beach
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Hotel Esplendor Breakwater
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Hotel Breakwater South Beach an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Breakwater South Miami
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Breakwater South Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Breakwater South Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 47.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Magic City Casino (14-min drive) and Hialeah Racetrack (20-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Breakwater South Beach and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway hire. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a nightclub. Hotel Breakwater South Beach also has a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Breakwater South Beach?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, Cuban cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Planet Sushi (4-min walk), Iron Sushi (4-min walk) and On Ocean 7 Cafe (5-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Breakwater South Beach like?
Hotel Breakwater South Beach is located near Lummus Park Beach in South Beach, a short 1-minute walk from Ocean Drive and 13 minutes' walk from Collins Avenue Shopping Area. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great Ocean Drive location
Really good location for lovely South Beach. Beautiful Art Deco building and right at the heart of things. Music from the Cuban bar at street level was noisy on Sat night but that al adds to the fun and liveliness of Ocean Drive. Valet parking only: very efficient but like elsewhere in Miami expensive. Super helpful reception staff
Martin, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel is in a nice location. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Sekene was very helpful. The only issue I had with the hotel was the smell. Some of the rooms smelled a bit stale.
Maurice, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The pool area in the heat of the day is dangerous. The floor and metal on the floor is so hot it actually burns your feet. Glad I had no children with me.
William, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very close to the beach! It was so nice that I was provided with a beach chair!! The staff was very nice and welcoming and I loved the pool. Had a great time!
James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Binicio, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Heres what we didn't like: the card keys are a little wonky/ tempremental. The bathroom doors are barnhouse glass & if you do not feel comfortable pooping in front of the person you are going with then maybe this place is not for you.. you can hear them breathing in the bathroom.. i'll leave the rest to your imagination. What we were meh about: the cleanliness was just ok for me.. i think its mostly to do with sand & the age of the building. Its been updated & its pretty good but dont be expecting white glove. You have to go through a restaurant/ bar to enter the hotel & lyft WILL NOT do pick ups in front of the hotel so you have to go around the block. What we LOVED: We were literally in the heart of south beach. Theres a bar / restaurant (as i mentioned) just below the hotel. ITS LIT!!! Theres like 5 nightclubs w/ live music & dancing within a block. Theres people partying, peole skating, people riding bikes, people cruising around in Lamborghinis & Ferraris- we spent a couple nights people watching out the windows which have 2 sets & block out the majority of the noise (we slept with the tv at a low volume- im a light sleeper & it was fine). The beach was right across the street- its a park & then paths leading straight to it.. they have chairs & beach towels to borrow- it was very convenient. There were tons of restaurants, corner stores & stuff to do nearby HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Jennifer, 4-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

I stayed at breakwater before. I actually stay there a lot but i normally get the regular room. This time i had a total of 3 guest so we got the junior suite. The sofa bed had all stains and everything in that room was so moldy. I think its time to change the place. Great location though
sung, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I love the fact that we were at there by everything and didn't have to go far to enjoy ourselves
Gwendolyn, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Poor service
My family and I stayed at this hotel for one night prior to our cruise. We also booked 2 nights following the cruise. The first stay was fine, the hotel has a great location and Dania, who was at the front desk was very helpful so we had no qualms about staying following the cruise. Unfortunately, that experience was much different. We arrived from the cruise on Friday morning around 9:00 am. We asked for an early check in although we realized this may not be possible. The staff, Elsa, Kai and Sekene were not warm and friendly and reminded us that check was not until 4 pm. They did let us store our luggage and we headed out to kill some time. About an hour later, I received a call from the hotel that we could check in now as long as each one of us would post a positive review for them to send to their manager. I agreed as I had planned to post a positive review all along. When we made it back to the hotel, we were told that they would not let us check in UNTIL the review had been posted. So all four of us had to sit down in the lobby and write the reviews, then give it to them to read before they would give us our room key. As you can imagine, none of us appreciated being bullied into giving them a positive review. When we finally were given our room keys we were escorted to a separate building which we accessed by going through a bar then an ice cream shop into what looked to be a service elevator.
Maria, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Holly, 1-night trip
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