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The Local House

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of The Local House

The Local House

3.5 star property
Boutique hotel with outdoor pool, near Lummus Park Beach

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,003 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In South Beach
  • Ocean Drive - 1 min walk
  • Collins Avenue Shopping Area - 1 min walk
  • Miami Beach Boardwalk - 2 min walk
  • PortMiami - 25 min walk
  • Lincoln Road Mall - 27 min walk
  • Miami Beach Convention Center - 33 min walk
  • Fontainebleau - 18 min drive
  • American Airlines Arena - 13 min drive
  • Downtown Miami Shopping District - 14 min drive
  • Bayfront Park - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base) - 10 min drive
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 17 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 - 19 min drive
  • Miami Golden Glades Station - 21 min drive


  • Forte Dei Marmi - 4 min walk
  • Big Pink - 4 min walk
  • Otentic Fresh Food - 5 min walk
  • Buon Pane Italiano - 6 min walk
  • Prime Fish - 6 min walk

About this property

The Local House

Located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the airport, The Local House features a rooftop terrace and puts you only a five-minute drive from Ocean Drive. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. This boutique hotel also features a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The pool and beach location get great marks from fellow travellers.


English, Serbian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • 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

  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (USD 35 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:30 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 22.80 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • In-room coffee
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10.00 and USD 35.00 per person (approximately)
  • 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)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 100.00 per day


  • Valet parking costs USD 35 per day with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F, and guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


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

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Beach Sense
Sense Beach
Sense Beach House
Sense House
Sense House Hotel
Sense House Hotel Beach
Sense South Beach Miami
Sense Beach House Hotel Miami Beach
Sense Beach House Hotel
Sense Beach House Miami Beach
The Local House Hotel
The Local House Miami Beach
The Local House Hotel Miami Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does The Local House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Local House 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 The Local House?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Local House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Local House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Local House?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 35 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Local House?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 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-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Local House?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Magic City Casino (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Local House and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as parasailing, body boarding and waterskiing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway hire. The Local House also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Local House?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Forte Dei Marmi (4-min walk), Big Pink (4-min walk) and Otentic Fresh Food (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Local House like?
The Local House is located near Lummus Park Beach in South Beach, a short 1-minute walk from Ocean Drive and 2 minutes' walk from Miami Beach Boardwalk. Travellers say that the local area is very quiet with fantastic beaches.







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8/10 Very good

Nice but expensive
Rooms are great-decent soundproofing, lovely balcony, lots of light. Restaurant has a tasty and good value happy hour. but why oh why do they blast music at such high volume???
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Celine, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved the decor and location of this hotel! The service was great. We also ate at the restaurant - food was amazing. I recommend this stay - right across the street from the beach.
Kris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lenora, 4-night trip
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2/10 Poor

We couldn’t in the hotel after hours. Called manger no one would call me back or answer my messages. Close to the beach. Which was nice. But getting in and out was a night mare in the evening.
Anoulla, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The property was very clean and in a quiet neighborhood just a walk away from great restaurants. A few FYIs: "Partial Ocean View Room" equals the ocean is only really visible from your balcony. Most of the view is blocked by the buildings across the street, but there is a view...just not much of a view. I suppose that counts for partial, but in my opinion it is not worth paying extra for. The big thing that was new to me was the fact that there is no front desk --- there is a small touchscreen in a sitting area where you can enter your name/reservation number. I do recommend downloading the check-in app as it helps with the process and you can use your smartphone as your room key. I highly recommend you do this as the normal plastic key cards which we also had become easily nonfunctional from proximity to other credit cards or electronics. Our friends suffered the same problem with their keycards. The phone app, once understood, is quite convenient and easy. Since there is no front desk, when our room needed towels or we needed our car, we would call or text the hotel manager. It was aggravating at first, but because of the cleanliness of the hotel, the quality of the downstairs restaurant (a very nice brunch), my aggravation with the "no front desk" concept was soothed. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel for being a quiet, clean and convenient place to stay on South Beach.
Scott, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What an amazing boutique property! Our party of six (3 couples) loved The Local House, great location just one block from the beach and only minutes walk from the busy areas, yet set in an oasis of peace. Deluxe rooms are big with great comfy beds and shower/wc. We loved the extra touches like beach chairs and parasols provided for beach trips too. Beautiful rooftop terrace and pool which although shallow is still swimmable (as long as your not too tall.) Food and drink in the bar/restaurant was great also. Totally recommend this place and the price point is excellent for the location.
Nigel, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a small boutique hotel. It is steps from Miami Beach. There are chairs, an umbrella, and towels to use in the room for the beach. The room was nice and clean and had a balcony (ours had a partial ocean view). There is a small restaurant/bar. We didn't eat there but there were people often in the restaurant. There are several dining options within walking distance. We enjoyed several of them. We would definitely stay here again.
Wendy, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I like it.
Mar-yam, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Alex, 1-night trip
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