Designed by famed architect L. Murray Dixon, the Hotel Victor South Beach in Ocean Drive, first opened its doors in 1937 and immediately welcomed celebrities and socialites into its doors. After closing in the mid-1960s, the hotel underwent a $48 million re-imagining and was reopened in 2003 as Hotel Victor. Located next to the Versace mansion on Ocean Drive – The former Casa Casuarina Hotel – the 1937 property completed an expansion that brought its room total to 88 and placed it at the upper end of the luxury boutique market.

Hotel Victor South Beach and the Art Deco Lights
Hotel Victor South Beach and the Art Deco Lights

Confident that South Beach was ready for something new, the owners selected internationally renowned decorator Jacques Garcia to breathe life into the building, due to his amazing body of work, including private interiors for some of the wealthiest people in the world. Garcia helped develop a seductive sanctuary at Hotel Victor, his first hotel in the Americas.

Steeped in a rich tapestry of history, Hotel Victor South Beach stands as a testament to an era of elegance and grandeur. Originally erected in 1936 as the Victor Hotel, its hallowed halls have played host to illustrious figures, from the enchanting melodies of Frank Sinatra to the iconic presence of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. A synthesis of historical grandeur and contemporary sophistication, the hotel underwent a transformative journey under the adept hands of Dixon and Garcia in 2013. It blossomed, reimagining the nexus of the past and present, and in 2014, the doors of Hotel Victor South Beach reopened, inviting guests to a world where history breathes through modern luxury.

Nestled in the iconic, pulsating heart of a vibrant quartier, each corner infused with the eclectic energies of Ocean Drive, the hotel is more than a sanctuary of luxury; it is a narrative weaving through time, having graced the silver screen in epics like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street” and the riveting drama of ‘Ballers.’ Every room, every corridor echoes the whispers of legends, while cradling guests in an ambiance where the illustrious past meets today’s opulence. Step into a world where every detail, from the Victor lights casting their alluring glow to the mesmerizing ocean vistas, crafts an experience, a journey through time where history, luxury, and the vibrant energies of its distinguished locale converge into an experience beyond compare.

The Passage Bar radiates a sensual vibe, with teak tables along the perimeter overlooking the beach. The Passage Bar, Vue, and Pool area are equipped with an outdoor pool table, a 40s mosaic-tiled pool, artful video projections, and a DJ on selected nights making it the ultimate place to see and be seen. The scene will pulse at night when the area will be transformed into a VIP lounge.

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Reviews

Fab trendy hotel. Brilliantly located with a vibrating bar and great martinis. A little pricey but what do you expect from a great stay? You pay for what you get. Enjoy! Big plunge baths!

Denise, New York City

Great Hotel and Rooms. in the middle of everything – Ocean Drive South Beach – and good for advising on nightlife!

David, Los Angeles

Nice Place. Nice Bar. Great rooms. Expensive but I recommend it!

Caty, San Francisco

Great place, great staff! Location, Rooms, the pool area has a bar, outdoor shower, restrooms, complimentary water & fruit, and towel service. If you arrive earlier than check-in time, they will secure your luggage and you can go to the pool or beach with chair access & provide towels.

Riccardo, Rome

As small as the rooms were they were comfortable. The bed was great. The pillows were wonderful! Very clean room. Christina the bartender at the pool was very good and pleasant. The decor was edgy but inviting! The shower was cool. Like the rain shower and handheld. The pool was cloudy. It could have been cleaner! There was little to no flow with the jet system. When asked for ice there was none. The hotel ran out or does not offer any. How can you make yourself a drink in your room with no ice?! The step from the tub/shower was awkward and steep when stepping in and out. I could see that being a potential hazard for some.

Ami, Chicago

The Spa

Hotel Victor South Beach is designed by the incomparable Jacques Garcia, Spa V is an oasis of luxury and tranquility amidst the busy scene of vibrant Ocean Dive. A chic and sultry ambiance complements a menu of treatments steeped in European cultures and philosophies. Spa V proudly features South Beach’s first Hammam-coed, for an innovative twist on the Mediterranean steam baths of Turkey, Greece, and Morocco.

For a unique South Beach spa experience certain to exceed your every expectation and indulge your every sense our settings include:

6,000-square-foot space offering an intimate boutique atmosphere
Private treatment rooms, including Hammam, Vichy shower, and a couple of Suite
Lavish coed steam room for you to de-stress and socialize
Chic and opulent Cool-down room for your further relaxation
Private men’s and women’s locker facilities
Fitness center with up-to-date equipment for your ideal workout

Explore the Neighborhood

Attractions
Discover the rich history of Miami Beach with a visit to The Wolfsonian Museum – Florida International University, located just 250 meters away from the hotel. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lummus Park, located just 300 meters away from the hotel, or pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial, just 1.6 km away.

Restaurants
Hotel Victor boasts three on-site restaurants, including Cafe Americano which serves American and Mexican cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktail hour. You can also enjoy delicious Italian-American dishes at Redhead Sandwich, or grab a quick bite to eat at La Baguette.

For dining options outside the hotel, we recommend the nearby Naked Taco for delicious Mexican cuisine, or Upland Miami for mouth-watering Italian-American fare.

Nightlife
Experience Miami’s vibrant nightlife scene with a visit to the nearby Soundscape Park, just 1.1 km away from the hotel. Alternatively, venture out to South Beach where you’ll find a plethora of bars, nightclubs, and lounges to explore.

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Hotel Facilities

24/7 Front Desk 24/7 Room Service Beauty Center
Business Centre Drinks Easy Access to the Beach
Events Hot Spot In-Room Dining
Meeting Facilities Restaurant on-Site Room Service
Swimming Pool VIP Floor Wellness & Spa
Wi-Fi with charge

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Hotel Victor South Beach
1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
0.9 km from centre

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Location 9
Design 7
Rooms 7
Service 7
Scene 9
TOTAL SCORE 7.8

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