Aqua Hotel

3 stars
1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
114 reviews
LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!

The Aqua Hotel is so beautiful. It is one block away from Ocean drive and another block away from... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 23, 2010
LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!

The Aqua Hotel is so beautiful. It is one block away from Ocean drive and another block away from... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 23, 2010
Sleep with me ... Reads the entrance doors, as do the staff uniforms, when you enter what could be called a surfer boy's dream. Only steps from the beach... Aqua, unlike other hotels, invites you to play and relax at the same time. Join the night life. Mambo or enjoy the coolness of your room's streamlined design. Catch a late breakfast by the jacuzzi or soak up the sun on our terrace. Attracting an eclectic mix of entertainment professionals, international photographers, and value-oriented jetsetters. Aqua is the chic and cool place to stay.

Hotel amenities include 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, concierge, WIFI, Valet parking ($20 per day), dry cleaning/laundry, copy/fax service and Jacuzzi.
A $7.50 resort fee is payable at time of check out to the hotel and includes Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Free Internet Connection, Free use of Beach Towels and Free local Calls.

A credit card is required to check-in. The hotel requires a $100.00 deposit for incidentals regardless of the length of stay.
The rooms are designed and decorated in a minimalist fashion; polished concrete floors with hardwood accents, cotton area rugs and eclectic furniture.

Guest rooms feature 27 inch plasma TVs (HBO, CNN, ESPN, MTV), iron/board (only upon request), hairdryers, kitchenette (Junior Suites, only upon request), small refrigerators, microwave, complimentary high-speed Internet access, WIFI, in-room safes.

Local attractions include Miami Beach Convention Center, Jackie Gleason Theater, Seaquarium, Zoo Miami, Crobar, Mansion, BED, Social, Lincoln Road Restaurants and Shops, Art Deco District, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Ocean Drive and Beach, Miami International Airport (12 miles) and Fort Lauderdale Airport (30 miles).

Aqua Hotel Rooms

Junior Suite Double
This Spacious Suite features 2 Full Beds, Safe, plasma TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Radio, Bathroom Amenities, Cable TV, Shower, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Work Desk, Free internet, free local calls, Microwave and kitchenette.
Deluxe Queen
These rooms are clean and crisp. Each room has one Queen bed with 300 thread count sheets, a plasma TV, Minibar, Shower, Safe, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Bathroom Amenities, Cable TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock and refrigerator.
Junior Suite King
pacious suite features one King Bed, Safe, plasma TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Radio, Bathroom Amenities, Cable TV, Shower, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Work Desk, Free internet, free local calls, Microwave and kitchenette.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

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Hotel Map

25.7883 -80.1308
Area served
Miami Beach, FL
Nearby airports
Miami International (MIA) Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL)
Area description
Local attractions include Miami Beach Convention Center, Jackie Gleason Theater, Seaquarium, Zoo Miami, Crobar, Mansion, BED, Social, Lincoln Road Restaurants and Shops, Art Deco District, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Ocean Drive and Beach

Dining

Lounge
Open 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for complimentary continental breakfast. The lounge is intimate, sexy and fun featuring distressed bamboo flooring, a poured concrete bar and signed original art and posters. The setting is aqua and blue themed silver, all highlighted with unique Euro-style lighting and sound.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (114)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
114 out of 114
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3

55% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Travelling Daddyo
Business
Annapolis, MD
Jun 25, 2014

This isn't even close to 3 stars!

Understanding that this is a retro hotel at the edge of south beach, the hotel lacked any style and was messy in customer areas. Check in took forever, beginning with the fact that they didn't have the promised valet parking to managers walking past the front desk where one clerk was trying to resolve an issue with another guest while I waited. The bed was lumpy and broken. The bathroom tile was painted over and was peeling. The bathtub fixtures were pitted and seriously gray along with a large rust stain in the bathtub. It was a great value but I would still check around to try and find a better hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Fontanillas
Rio de janeiro
Oct 11, 2013

great happy week

great week of beach, restaurants, nightlife, tours and much happiness with my fiancee in the heart of miami beach. hotel with good breakfast, big rooms clean and tidy. very cozy. recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jaadu
San Antonio
Jul 9, 2013

Not a good deal for the value of money i paid

Hotel location is excellent undoubtedly. But the rooms are terrible each rooms are different then the one next to you. Walls are extremely thin. Bathrooms stinks and not well maintained. The worst part was AC was not working. It's summer. The hotel has central AC so no thermostat in your room. I went there and complained they said they cannot do anything.I shifted my room from 2nd floor to 1st floor but the result was same. I even asked them if they have table fan , i can pay for it , the guy at the front desk said they didn't have it. You know what the day i checked out , i saw table fan of white color. I hated this hotel. I will not recommend it to anyone. I paid a lot for this and i didn't expected this. I can go on and write what i hated the most , but i will just advise people try to avoid the stay. I know it's harsh but i have to say when i am spending this much i expect something.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Ocean Drive , its full of fun and dining. Bars everything you want. Go in night.

Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Snicks
New York City
Jul 8, 2013

Worst Hotel ever!

My stay was from 7/3/2013- 7-/7/2013... There was no A.C at all!!!!!!! They have central air but that didn't work!!! I had to go to the desk and try to get refund before they gave me an a.c for the window.. There pool was the same size as the tub in my room.. Then I asked for a hour extra when I had to check out they said ok but charged me $50 for it... stay some where else please!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Baby Williams
Marietta, Georgia
Jun 21, 2013

Worst ever

I went to Miami for my birthday with my Mom and the aqua hotel was the worst part of my trip. The Staff was very rude, denied me the manegers number. My toilet over flowed twice during my stay, my bathtub was filled with dirty water when I arrived, stayed that way until the next day. The only day we had towels was the day we arrived, the other three days I was told to go find the housekeeper by the front desk clerk. I believe this hotel had a lot of false advertising on there website; The website said that we would get V.I.P passes to night clubs, radio, DVD player, kitchenette, and Air conditioning. Well lets just say we had a bed and television to watch and one out of the four nights we where there the cable was cut off. We were left with no television. Very sad, I wanted to get a refund and go elsewhere but I planned my trip through CT who doesn't let you change anything on your reservation.....oh and we had a phone that didn't work in our room so every time I needed something I had to walk down a flight of stairs to the front office.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bkcakey
Brooklyn, new york
Apr 30, 2013

Good romantic place

I had took my boyfriend here for the weekend it was nice being that we was in the center of everything which was perfect. The only thing we didn't like was that it wasn't no hot water when we got in our room we had to wait a good hr or so but it came on and we was good from there another thing we notice on our second night was a red spot on the sheet and that was gross they really need to throw those type of linen out seriously but overall I will come back to this hotel staff was very nice also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Eli4
F
Apr 5, 2013

BED BUGS!

I went July of the year 2012 and I experienced BED BUGS! This was by far the worst encounter I ever had. We saw the bedbug and caught it on a piece of tape, showed the employees, they didn't do anything about it. I had a lot of bites. The employees acted as if everything was alright AND it WASN'T. Sorry but I wouldn't recommend you going here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
emw72
Niceville, Florida
Dec 29, 2012

Not worth the savings

Staff was overly polite sometimes but incredibly rude at other times. Room was basic and fairly clean but not worth the money. Walls were paper thin. Location was right across the street from the beach, just have to walk about two blocks to get there. We were there during Christmas and the area was extremely crowded. If you're looking to be right in the middle of everything it's a good location, but definitely not right for a relaxing getaway. This hotel only offers valet parking, but there is a parking garage right around the corner. The price of valet versus parking garage is pretty similar, but I would not recommend letting the valet park your car. They messed with our mirrors, seats, and radio and we suspect they drove our car around a bit. This is a good hotel if you're looking to save some money and go party in Miami Beach, not a good hotel if you're looking for a nicer vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Cecconi's!!

Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Broke College Student
New York, NY
Nov 23, 2012

Perfect College Spring Break!

Really cheap spring break vacation. Perfect if you're a student on a budget. The pool didn't work when I was there in 2010, but the beach is literally a block away. The staff wasn't great, and we had a small mix-up at checking but it was taken care of. Free continental breakfast which was awesome, snuck a few bagels to the beach and saved loads of money. The room was very clean & cool which was great. My friends and I all slept like babies. Sometimes we were short towels, but we learned our lesson and just asked for them in advanced. Had a really great time in South Beach, the place to stay if you can't spend a lot of money. Friends stayed in nearby hotels and were floored at the price we paid. Would stay there again if I had to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Clevelander is an underrated outdoors bar, but it is awesome at night. Literally could not walk for days after how much we danced there. No cover charge!

Review of Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
run down hotel
Chicago, IL
Sep 5, 2012

Went to another hotel

The staff there were not helpful at all. Very rude staff. The hotel had a small 5ft by 5ft pool, didn't look clean at all. The bathroom in the hotelroom was not well kept up. We had to wear our sandels in the bathroom and in the bathtub. The bathtub was falling apart. We found hair stuck in the drain, we asked for a different room and instead they cleaned out the hair. It was not enjoyable at all. We checked out the same day we got to the hotel. We went to another hotel across the street and the hotel had a better view of south beach, 24 hour pool that was NOT 5ft by 5ft. The staff were excellent! The bathrub was way cleaner and nicer. Everyone was very helpful. We are glad we made the switch. I will NOT recommend the AQUA HOTEL to anyone. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
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