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Riu Plaza Miami Beach

This is a 3 star hotel in Miami Beach
3101 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.
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Beachfront location with direct access to the boardwalk, an on-site pool and dining
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the beachfront location and pool area
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers praised the ocean views from their rooms
  • Several guests thought that the food prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A few guests thought that their room interiors were dated
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jun 11, 2013
This hotel is situated on Miami Beach and provides direct access to the beach and boardwalk area. Offering an on-site pool and bicycle rentals, this property is well suited for guests looking for an active vacation.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 284 rooms include a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a balcony and/or an ocean view. Rooms are furnished with two double beds.

Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional fee of $12 per 24 hours, while free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby (up to 90 consecutive minutes per day). Valet parking is available on site for $22 per day.

On-site dining options include the Alligator, a poolside snack bar, Coral Restaurant, a buffet restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, and the Floridian lobby bar. Select room packages include breakfast or breakfast and dinner.

On-site recreational facilities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a fitness centre, table tennis and bicycle rentals. There is also a conference room, billiards and a gift shop. The pool area features complimentary loungers, parasols and towels.

Access to the I-195 is about 4 minutes away by car, while the Miami Beach Golf Club is a 6-minute drive away. The Miami Beach Convention Center, Jackie Gleason Theater, Bass Museum of Art and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden are all about 7 minutes away by car. The Art Deco District, including the South Beach Night Club, is a 10-minute drive away.

Virginia Key, which features a Mountain Bike Park, the Miami Seaquarium and the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is roughly 25 minutes away by car. The Miami International Airport (MIA) is about a 20- to 40-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

The Good
Many guests described generally satisfactory stays at this hotel, among the reviews used for analysis. Reviewers were most happy with the beachfront location and a couple of guests agreed that the beach area at this hotel was quiet and peaceful.

Many reviewers enjoyed the pool area and several guests found the grounds surrounding the hotel to be clean and well maintained.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One guest found the staff quick to provide recommendations and directions.

Many reviewers praised the food and drinks served at the on-site restaurants and poolside bar. However, some guests expressed concerns about the on-site dining (see below for more details).

Several guests described their rooms as clean and several other reviewers praised the views of the ocean from their rooms. A couple of reviewers thought that their rooms were spacious.

A couple of reviewers found this hotel within walking distance of South Beach night clubs.

The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

While many guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurants, several reviewers thought that the food prices were expensive and a couple of guests thought that the service at the restaurants was poor.

A few reviewers thought that the room interiors were dated and a couple of guests said that this hotel was not up to the standards of other RIU properties.

A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms. ranked this hotel #92 out of 199 hotels in Miami Beach, with an average score of 3.5 out of  5, from 884 reviews. gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 75% of 420 guests recommending the property.

Guest Reviews

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159.10 USD - 0.00 USD Riu Plaza Miami Beach
Out of 187 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.7 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 5
No. of guest comments: 5
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #18 out of 187 hotels in Miami Beach ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Luzmila from Panama, PA rated Riu Plaza Miami Beach 7 out of 10 on June 30, 2011
Charles from Houten, NL rated Riu Plaza Miami Beach 8 out of 10 on June 25, 2004
Cathy from Westminster, CA US rated Riu Plaza Miami Beach 8 out of 10 on May 26, 2004
"Beautiful, clean, friendly. Delicious breakfast."
Tapio from Tampere, FI rated Riu Plaza Miami Beach 9 out of 10 on February 29, 2004
Verified Guest from Nieuwegein, NL rated Riu Plaza Miami Beach 4 out of 10 on February 23, 2004


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Riu Plaza Miami Beach

  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Ballroom
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop

User Contributed Info

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This 10-story building is located on the oceanfront in South Miami Beach. Provide limited parking at an additional charge. We are only a 20-minute walk to the Art Deco district; 7.5 miles from downtown Miami, 3.1 miles from a variety of shops, and 11 miles from Miami International Airport.

Accessibility Options Accessible Path of Travel
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax (305) 673-9335
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Newspaper in Lobby | Television in Lobby | Breakfast Available | Coffee / Beverages in Lobby | Currency Exchange | Hair Salon | Laundry Machines | Outdoor Garden | Laundry Service | Dry Cleaning Service | Suitcase Storage | Child Care Services | Tours / Ticket Assistance | Wedding Services
General Property Info Great for Seniors | Great for Groups | Great for Children | Great for Couples | Elevator/Lift | 24 hr Service | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Oceanfront
Number of Floors 10
Number of Rooms 284
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 33140
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (305) 673-5333
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free

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