$75 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 18, 2014 Check-out: Dec 19, 2014

South Beach Villas

3 stars
1401 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
93 reviews
GREAT FOR THE PRICE

The room was great, large with a cute bathroom.. The hotel itself was just ok, the stuff helpful... See full review

  • CARTER72
  • Dec 3, 2014
Great stay!

Just what we needed for a one night stay-cation...only draw back was the construction on the... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 8, 2010
Mediterranean-style hotel with kitchenettes and continental breakfast

This hotel caters to extended stay travelers seeking residential-style amenities during a  visit to South Beach. Visitors will feel more like locals in these comfortable suites, bungalows and king rooms. The property is within walking distance to the area's hottest clubs, restaurants, shops and galleries. The 1930s building embodies Mediterranean style, with arched windows, beamed ceilings and a tropical courtyard. Some rooms have kitchenettes.

Highlights
  • Extended stay lodging close to Flamingo Park, Lummus Park and Lincoln Road Mall
  • Some rooms have kitchenettes
  • Courtyard for enjoying alfresco cocktails and hookahs
  • Continental breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
Rooms

Renovated rooms utilize rich colors such as reds and browns to complete a contemporary look. Guests choose from king rooms, villa suites and bungalows. All rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned. The villa suites and bungalows entice longer-term visitors to take advantage of the stainless steel kitchenettes that come with a microwave, standing refrigerator and sink. Guests can log on to Wi-Fi from their rooms.

Features

The hotel is close enough to major hot spots -- Lummus Park and Lincoln Road Mall, for example -- but feels more residential. The homey feel is thanks to apartment-style conveniences such as kitchenettes and a courtyard. In the courtyard, guests can relax with a martini or take naps on chaise lounges underneath red umbrellas.

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (10 miles)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (28 miles)
Attractions
  • Flamingo Park (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • Art Deco District (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Lincoln Road Mall (1.6 mi/ 2.6 km)
  • Miami Beach Marina (2.4 mi/ 3.8 km)
  • Bayside Marketplace (2.7 mi/ 4.4 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1  mile/1.6 km)
  • Miami Convention Center (5 mi/ 8 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi
Policies and fees

The hotel charges a $9.76 per day resort fee that is not included in the rate and is to be paid directly at hotel at checkout. It includes unlimited Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, beach towels and a wine reception.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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South Beach Villas Rooms

King Room
All rooms feature private baths (stand up shower only), air-conditioning, cable TV, voicemail. Irons and hairdryers are available upon request.
King Suite
All rooms feature kitchenette, private baths (stand-up showers only), air-conditioning, cable TV, voicemail and refrigerators. Irons and hairdryers are available upon request.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

The De Carlos Bar
Located lobby level in the South Beach Plaza Hotel, you will find one of South Beach's hippest lounges, The De Carlos Bar, offering extraordinary atmosphere with award-winning design, fabulous martinis and cocktails, served by some of South Beach's hottest bartenders.

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.

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Guest Reviews (93)

Ratings and reviews for South Beach Villas

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
93 out of 93
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.4

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CARTER72
Business
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Dec 3, 2014

GREAT FOR THE PRICE

The room was great, large with a cute bathroom.. The hotel itself was just ok, the stuff helpful and friendly they know where all the hot spots are from food to clubs.. THE BEST PART less than a 5 minute walk to the beach.. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sam phil
Business
New Jersey
Aug 6, 2014

good location

I really Like the location as it's far from ocean drive headache, hotel clean, staff very friendly

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Just 1 block from ocean drive

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ness t
Business
miami florida
Jun 5, 2014

great safe getaway

Everything was great except for the customer service check-in desk clerk was rude. Besides that it was all good. I would stay again

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Find parking before the night time crowd starts

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lil' Al
Business
San Mateo, CA
Apr 21, 2014

Location, Location, Location

You get what you pay for, and at this hotel you are paying to be one block from Ocean Drive! The room was quite basic (possibly even a bit dinghy) but that's what we expected. Our room faced Collins Ave, so it was loud pretty much the whole time (there is currently construction across the street). Breakfast is your typical continental--bagels, muffins, fruit, oatmeal, and yogurt. Overall we're glad we stayed here because the accommodations were fine but the location is perfect.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Staceyb1111
Business
Australia
Dec 20, 2013

Ok

Hotel was fine except my new pair of sneakers were stolen out of my room and they denied it!!! Ruined my experience completely!!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
schin
Business
NYC
Oct 22, 2013

No Frills hotel

Room was stuffy, small and basic. Staff members were friendly and pleasant. Location was in the heart of South Beach so makes up for lack of room appeal. Unlimited beach towels and complimentary glass of wine also makes up for the no frills hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bob Not happy
Business
Nyc
Jul 6, 2013

Bait and switch

I booked the villas and when I checked in I was given a room in the south beach hotel which is the same property but another building which is listed as a 2 star hotel. Was told by staff villa rooms were not available by staff. Each day staff said to check back for availabilty but there were no rooms. Breakfast was plain bagels out of store bags with bananas, yogart or oatmeat, same every morning. For the price you can find a much nicer hotel would not stay there again. Rooms were outdated and security lacked. Entry to hotel by hookers and drug dealers was evident.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
I Love Buffets
Business
Orange, Ca
Jun 13, 2013

Stayed one night after Bahamas cruise

We stayed one extra night in Miami Beach after our weekend Bahamas cruise to relax on the beach. The hotel is in a great location just two blocks from the beach. It is also walking distance to Espanola Way, and about a 10-15 minute leisurely walk to Lincoln Road Mall. It is located at the north end of Ocean Drive where all the restaurants are. Basically it's in the middle of everything. The room was clean when we checked in but did not have a lot of furniture. There was one night stand on one side of our king bed, a dresser with a LED TV on it and a chair. That was it. There wasn't even a small desk to put your things down on like your purse/wallet, cell phone, water bottle... Everything we needed to put down was crowded under the LED TV or on the one chair in the room. The bathroom sink was difficult to use because there was a shelf installed about 2 feet above it. You couldn't lean your head into the sink to wash your face without bumping your head into the shelf. Poor design. The bed was very comfortable in my opinion. I like medium to firm beds and this one was perfect for me. The staff was very friendly and there was a doorman who helped carry our luggage to our rooms, even though the two of us each only had a carry-on size suitcase. There are beach towels you can check out at the front desk to take to the beach. They also include a continental breakfast, though that is not something that you should base your decision on. Check out is at 11am but I was able to request a late check out at noon. The only thing that ruined our stay was that the fire alarm kept going off for a few seonds at a time for about an hour. It appears they were doing some testing or maintenance, which is fine, but it would be nice if we were notified in advance. The walls are also very thin so if you plan to sleep in it will be difficult with people walking up and down stairs outside your room or above you. Even with the annoying alarms I would still recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a short stay. I'm the kind of person who treats hotels as a mainly a place to sleep and shower. I don't need it to be extremely fancy. It just needs to be clean, which it was. The bed was also very comfortable. The building is dated but then so are most of the other hotels in South Beach. Don't expect too much and you will enjoy your stay. I would stay here again if I come back to Miami Beach.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Taxi to South Beach area from the airport was about $24 flat fee if I remember correctly. If you're ok with using public transportation, the Airport Flyer (bus route #150) is only $2.35 as of this review and takes you between South Beach and the airport in about 30 minutes. It is an excellent alternative to the taxi if you travel light enough. There are racks in the bus for luggage. The bus stops about a block south of the hotel or about 10-15 minute walk north on Lincoln. Google miami airport to south beach bus and you will find more information. Bus takes exact change only.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ppervoy
Business
San Francisco, CA
Apr 25, 2013

Just in the middle of Miami Beach

If you plan to visit Miami for clubs and parties this is the place to be - walking distance to all the best ones and if you're first timer - there is a program to take you there!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rob319
Business
New York City
Feb 26, 2013

Good sized room, excellent location

Thanks to the quick thinking of the front desk clerk, I got a spacious, eclectic room on the third from of the Hotel. Forget the continental breakfast - it's American coffee and a grocery store quality bagel (I live in NYC) or individually wrapped muffin. The bed and shower were good and the noise level, considering room 306 faces Collins Avenue, not at all bad! Quite a few hotels on this part of Collins have very small, if contemporary looking, rooms. I enjoyed the spaciousness.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the Airport Flyer from MIA Intl to South Beach. It costs $2.35. Get it at the Airport Metrobus station, a short Airport Mover ride from the terminal and makes numerous stops after crossing over the 41st St. Viaduct. It takes Collins to 17th then goes west one block to Washington and stops every 3 blocks or so all the way down to South Pointe.

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