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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 😉
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.
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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**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.**