Hotel Breakwater South Beach

Hotel Breakwater South Beach

940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
+1 305 532 2362
R1 994

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based on 2 651 reviews

Hotel Breakwater South Beach
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About Hotel Breakwater South Beach

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Set in South Beach, Hotel Breakwater South Beach is five minutes from Lummus Park and Ocean Drive, and provides a heated pool, a private beach and outdoor tennis courts. A short stroll from the Wolfsonian-FIU, it offers elegant rooms equipped with an iPod docking station, a private bathroom and a mini bar.

This art deco hotel provides an on-site gym, free bicycle rental and a beauty centre. Multilingual staff can assist with organising tours and activities, and an express check-in/check-out feature is provided for guest convenience.

All the luxury rooms at Hotel Breakwater South Beach provide heating, plus all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. A telephone, ironing facilities and a radio are also provided to guests.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily at II Paparazzi Restaurant, as are Italian specialties. For guests who wish to relax with a beverage of an evening, the on-site bar provides the ideal spot. A selection of dining options are also found in close proximity to the property.

The hotel is under a 35-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Flamingo Park is a brief stroll away. Miami Beach Architectural District and the Jewish Museum of Florida are a short walk away.

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Deluxe rooms(R3 910 - R10 011)
Deluxe room
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Resort rooms(R8 906)
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Superior rooms(R1 994 - R8 943)
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Queen rooms(R2 520 - R6 892)
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King rooms(R5 255 - R14 435)
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Double rooms(R3 169 - R6 709)
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Amenities at Hotel Breakwater South Beach

  • Private beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Private entrance
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Lift
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by lift
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by lift

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe


  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Bowling
  • Windsurfing
  • Night club


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view


  • Electric kettle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private beach
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking


  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Private pool


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Squash

Reviews of Hotel Breakwater South Beach

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10,0 Excellent
Pros:It was close to everything
Cons:I needed a double bed
6,0 Okay
Pros:Location was nice
Cons:The unexpected upon arrival $40 resort fee was a bit much for a hotel with basically no amenities
4,5 Mediocre
Pros:The location was good. Right across from the beach.
Cons:Housekeeping was horrible. The sinks in the bathroom were clogged, The bed was no comfy.
10,0 Excellent
Pros:i loved the location it was in the heart of south beach, also loved the pool area and how lively the hotel was.
Cons:i didnt care for how pricey everything was
9,1 Excellent
Pros:In the middle of south beach. Great service, front desk was very helpful. Clean comfortable rooms.
Cons:Not for older couples or families, this does not include me but it is a forewarning. I didn't know gratuity would be added automatically until I arrived at my first day. But I was advised on the first day. The cleaning ladies were on time and did a great job, so gratuity was worth it.
4,0 Mediocre
Pros:the room was fairly clean and the cleaning crew was helpful.
Cons:The front desk staff was rude and gave us attitude when we complained. When my husband called at 1am in the morning to say the music is so loud that our floors are vibrating, all the receptionist offered was ear plugs... Seriously. The pictures online are really updated because the lobby and the pool area were really old and dirty. The roof deck was not even open, the only place to hangout was pretty much the restaurant which was super expensive. Definitely not staying here EVER AGAIN.
4,8 Mediocre
Pros:The only thing I liked about this hotel was the location. It's across the street from the beach. On Kayak this looks like a beautiful luxury hotel, but quickly upon arriving you realize it only looks like that from a distance and they have an amazing photographer for their site photos.
Cons:Kayak was great but Breakwater is a sleezy lemon. Upon our arrival at 1 am Saturday we were tired and eager to get to our room. The receptionist strongly persuaded us to upgrade to a much more expensive room for $180 + tax so it would be quiet. He then proceeded to charge my card but forgot the tax so asked me to give him my credit card again so he could charge the sales tax. He also informed us upon arrival there is a $22/day resort fee but this was not stated anywhere on Kayak. Also as we were dealing with check in another guest came up to the desk and asked for ear plugs because the club music outside the hotel was too loud. And YES it was VERY LOUD. We were in a room that was pretty quiet for what it was but on Sunday night, by boyfriend WHO IS A DJ wasn't even able to fall asleep until 4 am because it was so loud! The room itself had a nice view but it had a lot of issues from lazy upkeep. The bed sheets had stains on them, the bench at the foot of the bed had weird sticky dirt marks from removed tape stains, the bathroom tub was worn down cracked and stained (didn't use it unfortunately because it looked so gross), and the shower floor was cracked. Using the TV was also a mess. The remote didn't work and no channel guide. We tried multiple times to dial the front desk from the hotel phone to have these addressed but the line would disconnect every time we hit the front desk or 0 button. Not sure if they don't want to hear from you, the line is inundated with calls, or something was wrong with the phone. The staff has not been trained to be friendly and welcoming to their guests. They view us as a bother and just want a fast interaction so they can quickly move on to the next opportunity to make money. The waiters/waitresses at the front of the hotel in the morning were more concerned with snagging passersby (as every other restaurant on that street) for business than greeting their current guests eating breakfast. I said good morning to a few of them and received very cold and snobby responses. They didn't make eye contact with me and didn't offer any interaction. So rude! One day I was using a computer in the lobby and a manager was severely scolding a server right there in the lobby for doing something that wasn't appropriate. She was very nasty and mean to him, and the one way scolding went on for literally 10 minutes. It was so unpleasant and uncomfortable to witness that as a guest. The employees should have a private area they use for this kind of thing, not out in the public lobby! This hotel is appropriate for frat boys/college aged kids that want to party hard, trash rooms, and recover on the beach afterwards without making much effort in getting there. We were paying over $300/night for this room and it's evident the Breakwater heavily relies on their location to make visitors happy and turn over business quickly, but does not put in any other effort. Definitely won't be staying here again. :(
5,4 Passable
Pros:Location and staff.
Cons:Place is dirty. Stayed there in the past around 2 years ago and had a great experience. Place Has not been kept up. Rugs dirty, bathroom wall stained with something I would rather not mention. When checked in was told we got upgraded to Penthouse at no charge. Penthouse was old, dirty, filthy rugs with hot tub that did not work. Really??? Not an upgrade but a way to get someone in that room no one else would take. Declined upgrade and demanded the room we booked. Great location and staff but dirty. Also toiletries not replaced daily. Bring your own supplies
8,0 Great
Pros:Location was great and I was impressed with the renovations. Very nicely done.
Cons:I could hear people walking above me. Their footsteps caused light fixture on my ceiling to rattle and both sounds were a bit annoying late at night. Breakfast was pretty bad. Everything was cold, in using the eggs, sausage and French toast. Also the total bill is a little more than what I thought I paid. The resort fee is included in the initial bill, without tax. The resort fee,with taxes, is actually charged at check out, which made my total about $8 more than expected.
6,6 Okay
Pros:Location was great! Breakfast was okay. Ocean 10, great Resturant service, connected to hotel.
Cons:We tried getting beach towels twice, they were out. Didn't have more than one bath towel in the room, needed more before shower. They never came. 2 different service fees $22/day which really is $44/day.


940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

What's nearby

  • Art Deco Museum57 m
  • Lummus Park195 m
  • Ocean Drive300 m
  • Miami Beach Architectural District0.7 km
  • Jewish Museum of Florida0.9 km
  • Peter Lik Miami1.3 km
  • Lincoln Road Mall1.3 km
  • Lincoln Road1.3 km
  • South Pointe Park1.6 km
  • Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation1.8 km
  • Miami City Ballet2 km
  • Miami Beach Golf Club2.5 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Hotel Breakwater South Beach

  • Hotel Breakwater South Beach is located at 940 Ocean Drive in South Beach, 3,7 km from the centre of Miami Beach. Art Deco Museum is the closest landmark to Hotel Breakwater South Beach.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hotel Breakwater South Beach.

  • Yes, Hotel Breakwater South Beach offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Hotel Breakwater South Beach is 15,7 km from Miami. Hotel Breakwater South Beach is 20,5 km from Miami Opa Locka.

  • Yes, Hotel Breakwater South Beach has a pool on-site.

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3,7 km

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Distance to airport

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