" Reserved and paid for King Villa and received a standard king room, but still had to pay the same price. Front desk staff went as far as to tell me ... " More

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Hotel Description

At South Beach Plaza Villas you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Art Deco Welcome Center and Lummus Park Beach. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 22 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, safes, and hair dryers. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are also available.

This pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a terrace, and a garden. Each morning free breakfast is served between 8 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star South Beach hotel include Lincoln Road Mall and Jungle Island.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$69 per night

Villa, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

South Beach Plaza Villas ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Reserved and paid for King Villa and received a standard king room, but still had to pay the same price. Front desk staff went as far as to tell me there was no difference between the two. However, when I called to inquire as if I were making a reservation, I was told there is a difference. Housekeeping stopped by once and I asked her to return a little later-she never showed back up until two days later after I had asked three times. I asked for clean bedding-didn't get it. Nothing had been cleaned, sand still on the floor. I did, however, get lucky enough to score some new towels. The empty tissue box was set back on the shelf and no additional toiletries were left for me. Hotel is under construction, which was not disclosed to me. At roughly 7/730am, I woke up to pounding (maybe installing new wood floors?) in the room above me that was shaking my light fixtures and Windows. Each morning this is how I woke up. Is this place convenient? Absolutely. The hotel staff are polite, except for the fact I was lied to. The private courtyard is super cute and looks great. The hotel is clean, definitely has the beachy feel, and needless to say, aside from the construction and room issue, I would say it is worth the money. My experience this go around just wasn't very pleasant, therefore, I probably won't stay here again.

Posted by , from Tulsa, OK on Nov 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Stay is real cool, free glass of wine at night.

Really no problem it all went so smooth .and love the great staff. Breakfast is also free,that a plus in south beach .

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015

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1 out of 5

Hotel had roaches

Cons: Noisy
Would not stay in hotel found roaches in my room. The managers don't care about the living conditions. I was told that they could not kill all the roaches and I could get a full refund.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX, USA on Jun 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great place

This is a great hotel located 2 blocks from the beach. We had no complaints except bring ear plugs (but that's typical in any hotel). The room was small but clean and the staff was very polite and helpful. I would recommend this hotel for the price and location.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

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1 out of 5

Horrible -- avoid at all costs

Cons: Noisy
If you are an animal, or like to act like an animal, this is the place for you. If you want to sleep at, say, 3am, forget it. The place is full of obnoxious teens screaming at all hours of the night, banging and yelling. The staff don't do anything about it.

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011

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3 out of 5

South Beach Villa **

The Hotel bathroom was the smallest I`ve ever been in. I could barly fit in the diamond shapped shower that had a control that was either freezing cold or scolding hot. The a.c. in the room didn`t cool it down till the next morning when it was not needed. And when I tried to use what they called their business center to print my boarding pass they wanted to charge me 3 dollars on my credit card. When I agreed it then said a 20 dollar fee would be applied and then the amount of time it took would be deducted. It was a total ripp off. After it got up to 6 dollars I had to summon the desk clerk. I shut down the process never receiving my boarding pass. He was nice enough to have the hotel do it. The staff was very nice and the only good thing was the confortable bed.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great place to stay while enjoying South Beach

Pros: Close restaurants
This hotel is conveniently located, close to Espanola Way (great food!) and Lincoln Mall. It is also a quick stroll to the beach and lots of night spots! It was a good value and the breakfast was quite adequate.

Posted by , from St Pete Beach, FL on Feb 8, 2011

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3 out of 5

The employees were very nice and helpful.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, staff very helpful
Cons: very small shower
At South Beach Villas, I found the employees to be very nice and very helpful. They went out of their way to assist with excursion information if you wanted them to. The one bedroom unit in which I stayed was pretty small. It looked like a large one bedroom had been cut in half and turned into two. The shower was the smallest shower I have ever seen, even compared to those in my college dormitories. If I gained 30 pounds, I literally would not have fit in the little triangular shower. I think the shower is really the only thing that keeps me from recommending this place. It was manageable, but quite awkward. The deal was decent, but to suffer that small shower, I would recommend one only do it if they got a REALLY good deal. The entrance is interesting as you actually enter in the adjacent property. One should know this because the gate right in front of the address of this place is locked, so one should not get dropped off in front with luggage; instead they should be dropped off at the place beside it. The furniture was well-kept and kind of antique looking. The courtyard was pretty cute, and the beach and restaurant proximity were good.

Posted by , from U.S. Virgin Islands on Feb 8, 2011

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4 out of 5

good and inexpensive

Pros: Quiet
Cons: just a touch further than other hotels
not the best hotel in south beach but great if you're planning on being out and about or on the beach most of time.

Posted by , from jersey city, nj on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

i have very good experience in this hotel.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
i can recommend to afriends because evere body was friendly ; my room was clean i have good service ; i enjoy the breakfast every morning

Posted by , from Virginia U.S.A. on Feb 7, 2011

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at South Beach Plaza Villas. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Miami Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) (18.1 km / 11.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

South Beach Plaza Villas offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets welcome with a deposit of USD 250.00 per stay


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 39.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 250.00 per stay
  • Early check-in fee: USD 49
  • Late check-out fee: USD 49

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • South Beach Plaza Villas
  • South Plaza Villas
  • South Plaza Villas Hotel
  • South Plaza Villas Hotel Beach
  • South Beach Plaza Villas Hotel Miami Beach

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.