$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 28, 2015 Check-out: Apr 29, 2015

Colony Hotel

3 stars
View map of 736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
56 reviews
Great location for a getaway

We didn't spent a ton of time in the room, but we had everything we needed when we were there. It... See full review

  • Navy wifey
  • Sep 27, 2014
Great night on the beach

We had a great night on the town- perfect location to walk up and down the beach and get drinks or... See full review

  • Navy wifey
  • Sep 9, 2014
Art Deco hotel with free Wi-Fi in South Beach is Ocean Drive original

For the ultimate Miami trip of beach days and party nights, there are few hotels positioned better than Colony Hotel in South Beach. The blue neon glow is a well-known image on famous Ocean Drive where people come from around the world to sip cocktails under shady palms and dance away balmy nights. Highlights of the Colony Hotel include a sidewalk bistro for people watching and artfully preserved Art Deco that is visible throughout all three floors. Free high-speed wireless Internet access and affordable breakfast also are offered.

Highlights
  • Close to the legendary South Beach oceanfront and nightlife
  • $3.95 breakfast
  • Weekend DJs
  • On-site dining
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
Rooms

Most of the 48 rooms at the Colony Hotel are best suited for couples with a queen or two double beds. Restoration of this 1939 building features refinished Dade County Pine hardwood floors and wall-mounted, 20-inch or 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms include custom tile work and tub/shower combos. Book a suite for extra space and a view overlooking South Beach. Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available at the Colony Hotel.

Features

The Colony Hotel has the makings of an original Miami vacation. The beach beckons just a block away (grab a beach towel from the front desk on the way out). The neon façade casts a glamorous glow on the revelers who gather on the sidewalk bistro after nightfall. Amenities at the Colony Hotel include valet parking and a concierge who provides club discount passes and tour information.

Dining

Affordable breakfast is a signature of the Colony Hotel. For lunch and dinner, order wraps, burgers and ahi tuna appetizers along with martinis and beer from the full bar. Room service also is available at the Colony Hotel.

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (10.8 mi/17.3 km)
  • Port of Miami (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
Attractions
  • South Beach bars and restaurants (adjacent)
  • Oceanfront (across the street)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • American Airlines Arena (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Miami Seaquarium (11 mi/17.6 km)
  • Gulf Stream Park Race Track (16 mi/25.7 km)
  • Sun Life Stadium (18.1 mi/29.2 km)

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Colony Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Queen
Rooms with 1 queen or 2 double beds include Flat screen /Plasma TV with cable. The bedding of the given room varies and the same can be other than the mentioned in the bedding type.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Colony Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
56 out of 56
Amenities:
2.7
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.4

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
keila g.
Business
N/A
Feb 24, 2015

Never go to this hotel

Horrible hotel service. They never answer the phone. We had to get ask for our car on our own and wait over 30 minutes to receive it. Servers in the restaurant downstairs were very impolite . They denied us service beause we wouldn't order what they wanted us to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Philip Lakeview
Business
Grosse Pointe Woo
Jan 19, 2015

Great location, not a great accommodation

Me and my lady friend had two rooms reserved. One room had the shower handle fall off midst shower and the other had the tv not working, both when we first arrived. We waited for 2 hours for the tv to be repaired and they did not have the coax cable required on-site and it was not repaired until the next afternoon. The accommodations are not as neat as they were a few years a go when we stayed. In addition the housekeeping was poor as the room was not attended to until 3PM on the 2nd day. Towels were not replaced on the first day. Last, the air controller was noisy the room smelled musty and it was always either too hot or too cold. The beautiful view of the dirty roof next door and the clanking of the dishes being washed below between buildings was enough to make us not want to return for a 3rd time. There are no fitness facilities, no pool, no spa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Navy wifey
Business
Panama City Beach, Fl
Sep 27, 2014

Great location for a getaway

We didn't spent a ton of time in the room, but we had everything we needed when we were there. It was not the most luxurious place, but the location was phenomenal, and the staff was very friendly. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Navy wifey
Business
Panama City Beach, Fl
Sep 9, 2014

Great night on the beach

We had a great night on the town- perfect location to walk up and down the beach and get drinks or food. Staff was very friendly, we had a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cruisebaby
Business
pittsburgh pa
Oct 16, 2013

close to everything in southbeach

$9 for a warm beer was just a little pricey! room was clean and comfortable excellent value for the money very friendly staff . we only stayed one night before our cruise this place is right in the middle of everything south beach .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

there is a little 6 passenger golf cart called Scoop that runs around like a little taxi and will transport you anywhere on southbeach for free!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ericam5
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 25, 2013

Great, Low Cost Place to Stay on SoBe Strip (Ocean Drive)

For the past (4) years, friends and I have been going to South Beach and usually try out different hotels each time...This year we decided to stay at the Colony Hotel again because we had new guests with us who have never been to Miami and we thought they should eperience stayng on Ocean Drive...We had no issues the last time we stayed there (2) years ago and were happy to see that things had not changed...Our rooms were very clean...We didn't have to call to ask for additional towels or toilet paper like we have to at other hotels...I love the fact that this hotel has a safe in it so you don't need to worry about the safety of your money or other valuables while away from the room...It also has a refrigerator, iron, iron board, HD tv, DVD player & plenty of space to store your belongings...I only wish it had a microwave and more outlets to use for charging electronics...We used the valet service this year as we had rental cars and that process of returning and checking out the cars went smoothly...Also, the staff at this hotel are all GREAT, FUN people!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LinRes
Business
NJ
Sep 23, 2013

We will be BACK!

I read all the reviews rooms are small.. this and that.. well first YES rooms are small but when you are upgraded to an ocean front JUST because I will take it! We must take also into consideration that this is right on the drive and in the middle of it all.. so yes you can expect the rooms to be smaller then a suite.. But the stay was MAGNIFICENT.. The view breath taking.. the action was amazing.. and I would definitely go back in a heart beat and stay at the colony without a doubt!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kia Hyman
Business
Baltimore,Md
Jul 16, 2013

friends getaway

It was a ok stay. It could have been better. I didn't ferl comfortable taking a shower, it was a little dirty. The pillows had stains on them, we ask for new ones & they put the same ones back on the bed. they should be a two star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Room service & Bamboo

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Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
iAmWaVvY
Business
NY
Jun 6, 2013

Nothing Special

Since Location is right across from the beach. You dont have to go far to jump right into the action. Plain Hotel. Sadly, my room was only cleaned ONCE during my 6 day stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

2 words. Tap Tap. Haitian restuarant down 5th ave. Food is amazing.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NikonPhotoPro
Business
New Jersey
May 28, 2013

hOTEL

I've stayed at many hotels in South Beach but this was by far the BEST Service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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