Miami, United States

Esmé Miami Beach Hotel

Price per night from$391.25

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Pueblo with panache


SoBe’s quieter quarter

In South Beach away from the hubbub of Ocean Drive, Esmé Miami Beach is a collection of casas off café-lined Española Way. Rooms are a tale of two equally elegant styles: choose between the rakish romance of Casa Matanza or the nuanced nostalgia of Village Rooms across the paseo. Your appetite is spoilt for choice, too, with small plates of Mediterranean-meets-Latin fare at The Drexel, or tapas at Tropezón. Flower-fringed The Roof, a covered rooftop bar of cushion-strewn sofas and low tables beside the pool, open for sangrias late into the night, is Esmé’s coup de grâce.

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Need to know


140, including four suites.


11am. Earliest check-in, 4pm. Both are flexible subject to availability.


Double rooms from £69.85 ($90), including tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $45.60 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Room only rates.


Communal areas are wheelchair-accessible, and there are accessible rooms in both the Village and Casa Matanza.

At the hotel

Rooftop pool and bar, open-air wellness space, choice of restaurants, free WiFi, section at the beach with drinks service, parasols and loungers (extra cost), bikes to borrow. In rooms: smart TV, tablet with guest directory and virtual snack-minibar, espresso machine, free tea and coffee, drinks minibar, Grown Alchemist bath products.

Our favourite rooms

At Casa Matanza, with a French balcony overlooking the paseo, Balcony Kings offer polished interiors at the heart of the hotel. Deluxe Matanza Kings are sumptuously appointed and pleasingly proportioned. Over in the Village, Deluxe Kings and Balcony Kings are spacious and refined with ceiling fans, raffia details and emerald or rose walls, but it’s the Corner Suite that steals the show in shades of peaches and cream with a generously sized living room, ideal for hosting happy hour.


The heated saltwater rooftop pool has a stepped entry; towels are provided. Lined with chequered tiles, the deck has made-for-two draped cabanas with candy striped cushions.


There’s no spa on site, but in-room treatments are available from US$120 an hour.

Packing tips

Wide-brimmed hats and fedoras to shade you from pool to beach; compendiums of short stories to dip into over lazy courtyard coffees. Glow sticks for Miami’s club scene, optional.


Built as an artists’ colony in the Mediterranean-Revival style, Española Way was originally called the ‘Historic Spanish Village’. Free gym passes available at reception. Same-day pressing and laundry service. Free newspaper delivery on request.


Dogs up to 30lbs stay free in most rooms and suites. Beds and bowls are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Miami.


Though there's no specific programming for little Smiths, they're very much welcome but must accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sustainability efforts

Efforts across all areas of the hotel include a water conservation program, refillable bath products, biodegradable or compostable takeaway containers in restaurants, eco-friendly cleaning supplies and laundry detergents. Chefs work with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, with vegetarian and vegan menu options. The hotel is invested with the local community in efforts to revitalise Española Way with chef takeovers, collaborations with musicians and Miami Beach artists.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

We’re enchanted by the courtyard tables under the stars at the Drexel.

Dress Code

White or bright and as revealing as you see fit – this is still South Beach.

Hotel restaurant

By day a secluded café spot for coffee and pastries, the Drexel is Casa Matanza’s courtyard restaurant. Run by the same team behind Miami's Mandolin, it serves Mediterranean dishes grilled over a wood fire. El Salón celebrates Miami’s Latin-influenced cuisine in modest-but-moreish plates to share. Bars Tropezón and The Roof both serve light dishes alongside drinks.

Hotel bar

Thirst-quenching options abound at Esmé. The team from Lost Boy in Downtown is behind colorful tiled tapas bar Tropezón – sherry menu included. All-day venue The Roof is the place to sip a restyled sangria or two in its pillow-festooned, plant-dotted lounge. Restaurant El Salón’s consummate cocktail menu deserves mention, too. 

Last orders

Breakfast is served in the Paseos from 7:30am and on The Roof from 10am; its all-day menu is available till 10:45pm. El Salón offers small plates from 6pm till late.

Room service

Order light dishes and snacks from a seasonally updated menu with your in-room tablet.


Photos Esmé Miami Beach Hotel location
Esmé Miami Beach Hotel
1438 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach
United States

Esmé Miami Beach is in South Beach, set back from Ocean Drive on quieter Española Way and Washington Avenue.


The nearest airport is Miami International (MIA), a 25-minute cab ride away. Transfers can be arranged through the concierge, from US$130 each way.


From Miami Beach, a cab across the causeway will take you to nearest Metromover station Museum Park, or Miami Airport Tri Rail station.


The hotel has valet parking from US$45 a day. Street parking nearby is sometimes available via the city’s ParkMobile app.


Explore the neighbourhood on two wheels with a vintage-inspired Priority Bicycle, free for guests to use at their leisure.

Worth getting out of bed for

Esmé Miami Beach is in South Beach, a few blocks from the bustle of Ocean Drive. Its cluster of buildings straddle Española Way, a pedestrianised street known for its former artists’ colony and Spanish-looking architecture. Lincoln Way shops are a walk away, and you can even stroll to the hotel’s beach section to secure shaded loungers on SoBe’s powder sands. Miami Beach Design District and the delights of Downtown are just across the causeway. 

Local restaurants

Sharing plates melding Asian and Mediterranean influences are only part of the appeal of showstopper rooftop restaurant Mila, also home to a serious cocktail bar. There may be a fire eater, there could be Balearic beats; there’ll definitely be a lively atmosphere. A double-height monochrome space lends drama to dining at lauded vegan restaurant Planta, where a varied menu includes pizza, sushi and ceviche, as well as dumplings and nachos. Along the block from Esmé, Pane & Vino La Trattoria is a dark wood-lined, net-curtained traditional Italian, where the pasta is fresh and homemade and the mains, a celebration of Italian classics.

Local cafés

Coffee, savoury crêpes, salads and sandwiches are all on the menu at Española Way’s A La Folie. Grab lunch to go or linger at parasol-shaded tables on the terrace. For bánh mi filled with super-fresh ingredients or flavour-packed rice bowls, pick up takeaway from Vietnamese-style café Benh Mi on Washington Avenue and be sure to give its menu of salad sides a second glance.

Local bars

High stools and low lighting lend a speakeasy vibe to Swizzle Rum Bar and Drinkery, which serves craft cocktails and every rum you can think of. Speaking our language, South of Fifth watering hole Minibar is a mid-century-styled bar made modern with clashing colors and flamboyant floor tiles. Big-impact cocktails are served in tiny liquor bottles and best enjoyed on the plant-strewn patio.


Photos Esmé Miami Beach Hotel reviews
Allyson Morgan

Anonymous review

By Allyson Morgan, Script-penning producer and actress

I was a bit hesitant to take an impromptu getaway to Miami, given that my only reference point for the city as a child of the 1980s was Miami Vice. I was picturing big hair, tiny bikinis, muscle shirts, and neon; flashing lights, with thumping club music. I’m pleased to report, however, that Esmé Miami Beach Hotel taught me a new way to think about South Beach. 

As a filmmaker, in town for my premiere at a film festival, I wanted to stay somewhere that felt both calm and celebratory – when I learned that Española Way, where the hotel is housed, was once a bohemian artists’ colony, with frequent visitors like Desi Arnaz, it felt like kismet.

Amid the lively chatter and music on Española Way (itself a popular film and television
location), Esmé’s entrance is discreet. Upon entering it’s quiet and calm, and the cool emerald tones and whimsical, constellation-decorated walls give you the sense that you can drown out the noise if you let yourself become fully immersed.

We walked to our room, escorted by a very friendly bellboy who was happy to carry our bags through the sticky Miami heat. I took note of the lush flowers and greenery that I’d be back to examine closer (and grab a selfie with) after the sun went down. Rooms are either set in Esmé Village or Matanza House, and Mr Smith and I had opted for one of the former, with a balcony, of course, to – literally – heighten our experience. The Matanza rooms and suites sit on Drexel Avenue, but we chose the Village side of the property to be immersed in the liveliness of palm-tree lined Española Way...and so that I could live out my Romeo and Juliet fantasies while the sounds of Spanish music played below. 

The room itself was painted in the same deep, rich green colour, with a mahogany
headboard and wardrobe, so we felt like we were sleeping in a serene jungle. We set the air-conditioning to high and headed out in search of cocktails and dinner. We didn’t have to travel far, walking to the end of the block to enjoy dinner at the Drexel, the hotel’s official restaurant, built in the 1920s and located on the corner of the surrounding village. 

We scanned the variety of small plates and Mediterranean-inspired choices, but got excited about the wood-and-charcoal-fired dishes, including perfectly browned pizzas and crispy veggies – and the tequila-based drinks, of course. I had been craving a paloma as soon as I touched down in Florida, and their version (which included a dash of sherry), hit the spot. 
It had been several hours since we last ate – so we decided to really go for it and ordered everything from the bread, freshly baked in-house, to the delicately sliced tuna carpaccio, with the crispy fried cauliflower, and wood–roasted eggplant…and that was just to start. By the time the spaghetti al limone and gorgonzola and mushroom pizza arrived we were starting to fill up – but it would have been a shame to miss out on tasting the homemade Italian specialties.

The food coma helped us drift off to sleep in the large, comfortable king-size bed – although it should be noted that should you decide to stay on Española Way, as we did, that the music that earlier felt dreamily romantic, becomes a bit annoying after you turn in for the night, so be sure to pack earplugs. The next day I woke early to attend my film premiere. Luckily Esmé is within walking distance of a hair salon and the natural light from the balcony is more than enough to assist in doing my make-up. And a hand-steamer is promptly delivered for my dress by housekeeping. 

After a long, successful day of flashbulbs, heels, and congratulations, Mr Smith and I agree that what we need next is simple: a view of the ocean. We quickly change and head across the street to the strip of beach reserved for Esmé guests, for which we grab the towels and chairs provided by the hotel and settle in to watch the sunset and enjoy the sound of the waves. The premiere was a success, but so is our happy hour by the sea. 

On our final morning, we decided to have breakfast beside the rooftop pool, which is exclusive to guests. At around 9am, we were virtually the only hotel occupants awake, so
easily snagged a mini cabana with a retractable shade for ourselves. The pool deck might be one of my favourite parts of Esmé – brightly coloured, clean, inviting and comfortable, with poolside service. I took both my iced coffee and my brunch spritz into the heated pool, while waiting for my breakfast quesadilla to arrive with a side of chicken sausage and fresh fruit. As I floated lazily, alternating between caffeine and a light cocktail, I realised why so many films and TV shows had been made about Miami – for all its vices, it has many virtues, too.

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