Riviera Hotel South Beach

318 20th Street Corner: 2000 Liberty Avenue | Miami Beach, FL 33139  [SEE MAP]Miami Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Free poolside fitness classes, airport transfers and evening cocktail receptions provided
Past guests were less than impressed with the on-site restaurant's food

With rooms and suites outfitted in modern decor and filled with coveted amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, leather headboards and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities, the Riviera Hotel South Beach is a lot more opulent than other Miami Beach hotels. But its dark, distinctive look can be an off-putting contrast from airy, bright and sunny Miami Beach. And the food served isn't the remarkable fare that you'd find at some other luxury hotels. However, top-notch perks like evening cocktail hours, poolside fitness classes and personal training sessions, beach chairs and shuttle services between the hotel and Miami International Airport are covered by the property's daily $18 resort fee. Previous guests are also fond of the staff here, saying that everyone from the front desk attendants to the wait staff at Moreno's Cuba restaurant was extremely friendly and helpful. The Riviera Hotel sits within walking distance of Collins Avenue, the Miami Beach Convention Center and the beach.

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Location
Miami Beach, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 153 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

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Rooms at South Beach's Riviera Hotel are surprisingly spacious (at least 700 square feet), given the prime location a couple of blocks from the ocean and near the Bass Museum of Art. Each suite comes with a separate bedroom, lounge, and kitchen, plus two flat-screen TVs and an iPod docking station.

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The two-building hotel is located two blocks from the beach and both luxurious Ocean Drive and the scene on Collins Avenue are within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and hip with big flat-screen TVs and nicely stocked minibars, but rooms facing the Morenos restaurant/bar may get noisy at night.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4118 have reviewed the Riviera Hotel South Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4118 reviews 4.5 (based on 4118 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Inspired by designer Dorothy Draper, the Riviera Hotel South Beach combines Hollywood Regency glamour with its art deco heritage, offering classic rooms and suites with a romantic and modern flair. Spacious rooms feature eclectic interiors with ornate gold accents, white leather headboards and cowhide prints or dramatic statements like royal blue and gold-striped walls. Each room offers a wall-mounted 42-inch flat-screen TV, a Tempurpedic mattress and an iPod docking station.
  • Suites have kitchens
  • In-room Wi-Fi access and local phone calls covered by daily $18 resort fee

Standard room size400 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

Location & Parking

The Riviera Hotel South Beach is located within walking distance of lively Collins Avenue, which is lined with restaurants and chic boutiques and sits near the beach. The Bass and the Lincoln Road Mall can also be reached on foot from the property.
  • Less than two blocks east of Miami Beach Convention Center
  • About 12 miles east of Miami International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($37.38)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Riviera Hotel offers a lobby bar and a rooftop pool bar, as well as Moreno's Cuba restaurant, which is located inside the interior courtyard. Styled like a 1950s Havana nightclub with Cuban tiled floors and rustic woods, the eatery features live music seven nights a week with impromptu performances from Grammy Award-winning owner Jorge Moreno.
  • No room service available

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesLatin American

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

Pool

The Riviera Hotel offers two pools: The ground-floor pool features private cabanas and beach chairs in a landscaped, secluded courtyard, while the stylish rooftop sundeck with loungers, an infinity pool and a bar draws a more social crowd.
  • Beach access available
  • Daily resort fee covers use of beach chairs and towels
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

Children will likely enjoy playing in the hotel's two outdoor swimming pools or at the nearby beach. However, this property does not offer a kids club.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The Riviera Hotel's fitness center sits on the top floor of the property and features standard cardio and strength-training equipment. As part of the hotel's daily resort fee, guests can enjoy free poolside fitness classes on Saturdays and personal training sessions every day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Riviera Hotel does not have any dedicated meeting rooms but can accommodate small meetings with up to 50 guests in its larger suites. The courtyard pool area can also be reserved for intimate functions. Audiovisual equipment, including a 42-inch plasma television, audiovisual receiver for DVD and PC use and a wireless microphone, can be provided upon request.
      • No business center available
      • Property sits within walking distance of Miami Beach Convention Center
      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

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