$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

Colony Hotel

3 stars
736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
58 reviews
hOTEL

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

  • NikonPhotoPro
  • May 28, 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... See full review

  • cruisebaby
  • Oct 16, 2013
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)

Hotel Map

25.7775 -80.1316
Area served
Miami Beach.
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport.
Area description
The Colony Hotel is located facing the ocean on the heart of trendy South Beach.

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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:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (58)

Ratings and reviews for Colony Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 58
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cruisebaby
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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!

Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ericam5
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LinRes
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kia Hyman
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Room service & Bamboo

Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
iAmWaVvY
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Colony Hotel

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sap5
Boston
May 15, 2013

Colony Hotel - 1 Night

I booked the Colony Hotel for 1 night as a I just returned from a weekend on a cruise and wanted to spend a night in South Beach. I thought the room was perfect for what I wanted. Updated room, clean, perfect location, and cheap. I would reccomend if you are only going for a few nights. However, my girlfriend noted that the room is not ideal for girls. There was no mirror to get ready in and the blow dryer barely worked. We had room 102 which was right next to the bar and we did not experience any noise that couldn't be tuned out with a TV or AC. The staff was very friendly at check in. They took our bags and provided us beach towels. However, when requesting bath towels the next day, it took 45 mins and 3 visits to the front desk to get this completed. If you are just going for a night or 2 and want to be in a perfect location in a clean room, then stay here. It was worth the $95 for 1 night, but would not reccomend for a girls trip.

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

Get breakfast next door at Johnny Rockets. $3.99 gets you: Eggs Bacon or Sausage Coffee or OJ Toast Home Fries or Pancakes.

Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Texas2Miami2013
Texas
May 14, 2013

weekend vacation at colony hotel

desk staff needs to be more professional and attentive. Seems like they hired a college party-goer to run the front desk who spends more time talking to girls and cracking jokes than attending to new arriving customers. Rooms lack everything necessary needed in a room, no mirrors, they have a fridge but no microwave. The weekend I went, they didn't turn on their iconic hotel neon lights outside. Could be a great hotel with a little more professionalism and amenities.

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

18% gratuity automatically charged everywhere you go.

Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Fellow Miami Traveler
Miami, Florida
Feb 28, 2013

ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. Dirty, Rude, Arrogant, (& No English)

Do yourself a favor and do not stay here. All me and my husband did was eat here and it was a horrible experience. My boyfriend got a piece of a Brillo pad in his drink, the hostess was DRINKING on the job and completely arrogant, just like the rest of the staff, ESPECIALLY one of the waitresses, who wasn't even ours. I asked to use the bathroom, walked down a disgusting lobby hallway into a back area where there were men sitting (randomly outside the women's room). I walked into the women's room, heard one man yell to another, and before I knew it, on my way out of the bathroom, one of the men was walking in- to the LADIES room, as I was walking out (knowing I was in there alone) and when I asked if there was a problem he just walked out. Thank god I was through using the bathroom. However, I asked to speak to a manager and they said No. Then when my husband did they said just pay and leave. When he asked AGAIN, they said they were going to call the cops as he said "Please do, now." Instead, they all became very scared and said "No, just pay us and leave". Meanwhile, a waitress was swearing about us in Spanish (thinking we couldn't understand her" and threatening us to leave. BY FAR the worst service and experience of my life. Lets just say, the cops were called.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: In Hotel

Disgusting. Rudest staff I have ever encountered.

Review of Colony Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
New to Miami
London UK
Feb 20, 2013

Great location

Fantastic location, spacious room and helpful staff. On the downside nothing in my room worked including the telephone, safe and free wifi login for the whole 2 days we were there.

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