The Tides South Beach

1220 Ocean Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139 [See Map]
#5 in Best Miami Beach Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 859 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 45 rooms, 12 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Finding a place to unwind in frenetic South Beach is key for many vacationers, which is why so many travelers praise The Tides South Beach, located on Ocean Drive. This property has a spa-like ambiance that makes it easy for its guests to relax in luxury. Surrounded by warm cream and orange decor and Art Deco furniture, The Tides South Beach also provides iPod docking stations, VRAI Collection beauty products and Nespresso coffee machines in every room. Extra touches like free beach setup, complimentary Wi-Fi and a friendly, accommodating staff receive frequent praise from travelers. However, some travelers warn that — even though the hotel itself doesn't partake in the area's rowdiness — noise from the street and from nearby nightlife venues can often disturb a sound sleep. If you need to catch up on some R&R, spend your afternoon lounging by the pool, where attendants will serve you drinks and ensure your comfort. And at the end of the day, grab a bite to eat at La Marea, which serves up plates of Latin American cuisine.

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Critic Reviews


“A beautifully designed hotel with pomp-free service at all levels — from housekeeping to porters to private designated assistants — The Tides brings rarely seen substance to the price tag.”


“Formerly the crown jewel of the Viceroy Hotel Group, the Tides South Beach is an exclusive Ocean Drive art deco hotel of just 45 ocean-facing suites adorned with soft pinks and corals, gilded accents, and marine-inspired decor.”

Other Awards:
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at Tides South Beach are spacious and modern, boasting oceanfront views. Rooms are designed in bright whites and brown tones, and the marble bathrooms feature bath products from the VRAI Collection. Standard rooms are located on the lower floors, and some suites on higher floors feature terraces.

  • All rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, safes, walk-in closets, iPod docks, minifridges and fully stocked minibars
  • Guests also enjoy complimentary use of two beach chairs, an umbrella and towels daily

Standard room size:

550 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 859 guests have reviewed the The Tides South Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 859 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Originally built in 1936, the Tides South Beach is located in Miami Beach and is about 5 miles east of downtown Miami. The hotel sits across the street from the beach, volleyball courts and a playground. Although not situated in the wildest section of South Beach, the hotel's location is considerably more metropolitan and party-oriented than some of the resorts in northern Miami Beach. As a result, street noise can persist well into the night, which might make traveling with children difficult. The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, nightclubs and other resorts.

  • Lummus Park sits across the street from the hotel
  • Approximately 150 yards to the beach
  • About 12 miles east of Miami International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Tides Restaurant and Terrace is serves seafood cuisine with a Southern influence. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Restaurant has an adjacent bar attached to it that serves craft cocktails
  • In-room dining service is available

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The hotel has a mezzanine-level pool that is heated, well-tended and small. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas, and poolside service is available.

  • Food and drink from the on-site restaurant can be ordered via phone from the pool

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The hotel does not have a spa, but it does work with companies that provide in-room massages, pedicures and manicures. The hotel's concierge or personal assistants can help guests arrange these services.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna



The Tides South Beach has a small 24-hour fitness center that offers cardio and weight machines. It's available to hotel guests for free.

  • Wellness classes can be scheduled through hotel concierge or personal assistants
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Although the hotel does not have any dedicated meeting rooms, it can hold weddings, business meetings or luncheons in the lobby area. The front terrace area can fit up to 150 guests, and the restaurant, pool and Tides Suite can also be reserved for smaller events.

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The hotel allows pets that weigh no more than 25 pounds for a one-time fee of $150. The hotel can arrange other pet services through the concierge.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Tides South Beach is able to host weddings, which are usually held in the lobby area that connects to the restaurant. Given that the hotel only has 45 rooms, weddings held at the hotel are likely to be somewhat small.

  • Hotel staff can work with couples to customize the wedding experience
  • The hotel has an indoor back-up plan for outdoor functions in the event of inclement weather
  • Reduced rates for event guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Tides South Beach

1220 Ocean Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139 [See Full Map]