To be honest, I was a little skeptical before we left after reading all the negative reviews about this hotel. But it was completely the opposite. The room I would rate as a 4 Star. Beautiful room, Beautiful view complete with an in-room fridge.
Since we specifically went down to go to attend a football game and we told them this at arrival and would not be using the pool, beach, fitness center, etc. I thought it was a little unfair that we were charged the $20 per day resort fee. He thought when we booked that this fee was normally waived, but after he looked at my profile, it was not. Which is OK. I did notice a $60 charge on my package, but thought this was just for incidentals. Service a little slow in the restaurant, but food was excellent. Noticed it was understaffed. Would recommend this Hotel. Staff was very friendly. I have found in my travel experiences, if you don't go in griping about everything, they will almost always treat you nice.
Very old structure, in particular rooms and bathrooms.
Very poor rooms with all appliances old and ruined, old AC, windows old and dirty which cannot be opened. Bathrooms with no aspirator. Doors scratched and broken.
No good ratio
Definitely far below my expectations
Location of the hotel was perfect, but facility was getting really old and needed some maintenance. Staff was fare but could be little more friendly. I did not know about the extra charges which were Parking Fee $30/day, Resort Fee $20/day. I
could have chosen another hotel if I knew these.
On the top of that, power outage happened during our stay for about an hour in the evening.
Booked online and got a good deal. The hotel was clean. The a/c was cold! Close to good restaurants. We didn't have a rental car. So we walked to eat. There was enough close by to keep us happy. Great bagel shop to the left . Beach access was easy
and included a big lounge chair that was already set up. Only downside is they charge an additional 20 a day if you use the beach or not. It's not included in the price when you book online. It has a gym, laundry,
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Go left, cross the street about a block down is a GREAT bagel and smoothie shop. They even offer fresh pressed juice!
This Hotel was Terrible Dirty Plastic Cups want $ 21 for frige
This Hotel was Terrible Dirty Plastic Cups want to Charge $ 30 for Parking 2 blocks away and $21 . a day to use chairs and Fridge that I would not put my Dog food in it its was 18 inches Square and dirty
Bath room was dirty and Paint pealing off
When you ask for General Manager the say they don't have one as I travel all the time This is the Worst I have ever been In
Would Never Stay in this again
I booked this for a last-minute 3-night stay. It seems like a lot of the negative reviews on this place come from those who are expecting an upscale, top-notch South Beach resort. You will be disappointed if you're expecting that.
problem with this place is that it generally feels older and not well maintained. Nothing was really "bad" -- all the essentials in my room worked fine -- but the little details suggest that not a lot of care has been put into the place in quite a while.
The highlight for me was the balcony. I was in an oceanfront room and the balcony was very spacious and private.
Don't let the $20/day resort fee and the valet parking surprise you. I was without a car so I didn't have to deal with the latter.
The Wifi in my room was intermittent, so if you really need to be online make sure you have something that can use the hard-wired ethernet connection in the room.
Overall it was a great weekend and the hotel, for me, served its purpose. I would recommend it with the caveats mentioned above.
This hotel in its day was definitely the cats meow, needs a face lift bad hallways smell of oldness , had a great view of the ocean though probably the highlight and I wanna thank Ronald at the front desk for making this happen we were on a week
long trip of different hotel stays and Ronald made this a pleasant one he was very helpful and professional thanks again! Over all the Value factor was there on this one
Great location overlooking the beach and ocean with a great view, even from the bathroom. Spacious and clean room with small fridge and safe.
Friendly Cuban staff which tries to help and resolve any problems. Actually had one of the best Cuban
sandwiches ever, made with fresh roasted pork @ their restaurant there and f you go ask for Marvel and Oscar for excellent service.
Unfortunately, parking is @ a premium on Miami Beach so it will cost you if you have a car.