Residence Inn Miami Beach – Surfside

Residence Inn Miami Beach – Surfside

Looking for the perfect Miami Beach hotel? The beautiful Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside is centrally located within many major attractions and is only steps from the beach!


Residence Inn Miami Beach – Surfside

We had always wanted to stay at this hotel. We used to pass it on Collins Avenue as it was being built thinking, “Wow, that’s going to be a nice hotel.” Then in June, as a way to kick off Vicky’s birthday month, we finally got the opportunity. It ended up being the perfect way to start the celebrations off with a bang (check out our Instagram stories!) and we quickly fell in love with this Surfside hotel.


Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside

Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside, on the corner of Collins Avenue and 92nd Street

Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside

Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside


Residence Inn Surfside Lobby

The lobby of the hotel has a very Florida beach feel, with its white and aqua tones. The modern decor has nice accents throughout, making it a nice place to relax. Behind the lobby is a courtyard, and to the left of the lobby are tables where guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast.


The entry into the lobby of the Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside

The entry into the lobby

An open and spacious lobby at the residence inn Surfside

An open and spacious lobby

We loved the decor of the Marriott residence inn Surfside

We loved the decor!

Seating for breakfast at the

Seating for breakfast


Residence Inn Surfside Rooms

During our stay, we stayed in a Studio Suite, which has a king-size bed, desk area and large TV, and a full kitchenette. The bed was super comfy and we loved the modern bathroom. One of the things we loved most, however, was our view. We could see the ocean!


Our Studio Suite at the Residence Inn Surfside had a comfy king-size bed

Our Studio Suite had a comfy king-size bed

The kitchenette came fully stocked!

The kitchenette came fully stocked!

Modern bathroom in our Marriott Residence Inn Surfside room

Modern bathroom

Ocean view room at the residence inn Marriott Surfside

Ocean view room

Residence Inn Surfside Pool

Once we were settled into our room, we had to go check out the pool! It is on the third floor of the hotel and has plenty of lounge chairs, hammocks, and cabanas. There is also a bar that you can order drinks and food from.


Residence Inn Surfside pool

Residence Inn Surfside pool

Poolside mijoto at the Residence Inn Surfside

Poolside mijoto!

Sandwich and chips

Sandwich and chips


Residence Inn Surfside Bar

Guests can also indulge at the bar on the first floor. It’s not a large area, but they serve great drinks and you can order food as well. We ordered one of their signature cocktails, the Coconut Surfside, which had coconut rum, blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. It was so good! We also nibbled on some spinach and artichoke dip.


First floor bar at the Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside

First floor bar

Coconut Surfside cocktail and spinach and artichoke dip

Coconut Surfside cocktail and spinach and artichoke dip


Residence Inn Surfside Breakfast

We love when hotels offer a complimentary breakfast and love it even more when the food is actually good! The complementary American Buffet breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. The staff was constantly walking around and making sure the food was fresh and there was plenty of coffee. 😉


Great complimentary breakfast at the Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside

Great complimentary breakfast


Residence Inn Surfside Location

This hotel’s location really can’t be beat. With it being in the town of Surfside, it’s in the perfect central location to explore all of Miami Beach. After a 15 minute drive, guests can be walking along famous Ocean Drive in South Beach. Or heading north, guests can walk up Collins Avenue to do some shopping and dining at the upscale Bal Harbour Shops.


Of course, a big draw for us was that you could literally walk across the street to the ocean. We love the Surfside beaches because they are not as crowded as the beaches in South Beach and the sand bar allows you to go out quiet a bit before it starts getting deep.


Walking from the Residence Inn Surfside to the beach

Walking from the hotel to the beach

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach


Final Thoughts

Sure, there are plenty of hotels in Surfside, but without a doubt we would recommend staying at the Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside. It’s close to all of the major Miami Beach attractions, but because it is located in Surfside, it’s got more of a relaxed vibe to it. Check out the Visit Surfside website to learn more about the town and what there is to do there.


Our one complaint about the hotel would be the cost of parking. It’s $40 a night to valet or $37 to self park. It is Miami Beach though, so unfortunately prices are going to be high. Because the hotel is centrally located, depending how many nights you’re staying, it might be wiser to rely on ride sharing apps like Uber or Lyft.


Overall though, we loved our stay. The hotel was immaculately clean, had great amenities, was nicely decorated, and had a friendly staff. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. 😀


For more information or to book a stay at the Residence Inn Miami Beach – Surfside, we recommend visiting their website.


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Looking for the perfect Miami Beach hotel? The beautiful Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside is centrally located within many major attractions and is only steps from the beach!

**A big thank you to the Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside!! Although we were offered a complimentary stay, as always, all opinions are our own.**


  • What a lovely looking place! I really appreciate having extra space in a room, and especially the kitchenette — we rarely cook but it’s great to be able to make teas and coffees and also be able to use plates etc for snacks we bring back in is ace!

  • Mansoureh says:

    It looks so nice to stay. I always go to a hotel with a modern bathroom. Moreover, a comfortable bed is a must for us and it seems this hotel sees all of our needs 🙂

  • Linda says:

    We visit Miami quite often. As new members of the Marriott Rewards program, we were looking for options in Miami. This post was quite timely. I am glad to hear that some of the rooms have views of the ocean and that it is a short walk to the water. I love that the pool has covered areas. I would want to head down early to get a cabana.

  • Lucy says:

    I would like to stay here, it looks so clean and relaxing. That’s a bonus it is so close to the beach too, but the pool looks very inviting! I see myself sipping on a cocktail and lying a hammock.

  • Hannah says:

    I love hotels that are so close to the beach! The Residence Inn Miami Surfside looks like the perfect spot to enjoy the delights of a quieter Miami beach, and some great cocktails! I’ll book-mark for our intended visit to Miami next year 🙂

  • Nell says:

    Yum – you’re making me hungry. I like the sound of the spinach and artichoke dip. As for the coconut surfside – what a treat! It all sounds and looks delicious. And what a beautiful location.

  • Residence Inn Surfside seems o be a nice hotel to stay. The lobby looks so elegant and seems to harmoniously blend with the surroundings. The hotel looks elegant and great for a rejuvenating stay. Having experienced the Marriott hospitality at other locations, I can say that the Residence Inn seems to live up to the Marriott brand standards and promise.

  • Claire says:

    I love Marriott Hotels, the Marriott beds are THE BEST! That pool looks lovely, I would definitely enjoy a cocktail or two there, although with the beach so close I’d just keep switching between the pool and the beach 🙂

  • Marriott properties are most so good…hard to find fault in them. This one looks nice and cozy. It doesn’t look like a large hotel, so that works for me. I like the beach walk.

  • Nisha says:

    This looks awesome. No wonder my husband keeps praising Residence Inns. He’d stayed in one for a month or so and the facilities were most comfortable He also mentioned something like the complimentary evening socials where you could snack and drink and meet other guests. 🙂

  • Wow! That Beach looks incredible, your photos make me want to go there! It looks awesome place to visit. A lot of thanks sharing this post and finally great experience.

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