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Dorchester Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The lobby smell I couldn’t take it !!! It smelled like Clorox ! Other Then that I didn’t have an issue ! Small hotel and convenient ! Even though is far from 8th street and to get to beach you gotta walk a bit

Living space comfortable but room on bottom floor towards front extremely noisy. You can hear when people are talking outside. I couldn't sleep with noise from upstairs. You can hear pretty much every movement someone makes. Bathroom was extremely small, no vanity area, it was hard to get ready. Toothbrush ended up in the toilet. Room does come with fridge. Room was larger than standard rooms i have stayed in sobe. If you are sharing room is good size. Common areas were nice and well kept, nice size pool and lounging area to hang with friends and guests. Nice courtyard with table chairs and couches.

I needed somewhere close to the strip and cheap but still cute so i can post pics on instagram lol.. and this was just that. I would definitely go back!

Friendly staff, rooms are very clean, close proximity to the beach, and not expensive. Overall experience was very good. I would highly recommend.

The staff was amazing. The room was clean. Great location.

I didn't like that they didn't give us a bigger room. I told them in advance that we were 5. A lot of people have the same problem while I was there. Also, a lot of guest are from South America, and when they asked for hot water for their drink, they give them a hard time. Even that I believe restaurant is separate, is something that affect the hotel. Need an update on laundry. Pool was nice, maybe needs more lighting

Horrible housekeeping stile me sandals. I called the hotel several of times. And even at this moment haven't heard back from them since june 27,2017

I've been here several times as it is in a perfect location to the beach and all other things and is super reasonably priced which is hard to find on south beach. Walking distance from ocean drive and Lincoln drive where all the shopping is!

Towls we're dingy, morning staff didn't speak English needed towlsand they didn't bring them after caling front desk. Floors was dirty, sink, and toilet they only cleaned the bed.

I really liked the hotel. One of the best I've stayed at so far while visiting Miami. Not really close to the beach or but is close to a lot of restaurants/bars/clubs.

This hotel wasn't a good choice in my room the phone was broken I had to use my phone to call room service of course they didn't care the elevator was super slow and the stair way was closed with tape on the door in case of a fire I guess we would of all burnt the hell up! The 1$ happy hour was cheap rum and coke everyday ewww bartender miserable and spilling everything not friendly at all !!! The whole building smelled like paint .. only good perk was the hotel across the street using their pool and outdoor activities and the beach chairs and umbrella was a perk. Room service barely spoke any English so that sums everything up in a nut shell

We stayed in one of their suites. It was like an apartment. Full living room with couch, private bedroom, kitchen and small kitchenette table. It was clean and we really liked it. The internet really stunk though. We liked that beach chairs and umbrellas were included. I wasn't really sure how that was going to work out, but they told us where to go on the beach and the Dorchester has their own section. Staff at the beach found us 8 chairs together and there were even staff from another booth from you could you buy food and drink.

Well, the customer service was not great at all. And the fact that they charge you more than other hotels for parking yet the other hotels valet, at Dorchester you have to park yourself. The tub and toilet kept getting stopped up. Called multiple times, nobody came to fix it. And the WORST we all have multiple bites all over us which has been confirmed by a doctor as bed bugs. Now that "suite" is closed

This was a very nice hotel. The beds were very comfortable and the room itself was good. The pool was very nice, and the people working there were extremely nice and helpful. The location was the best part, however. The beach was across the street and you're located right next to dozens of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. In the morning, they have a buffet, with unlimited coffee and plenty of varietits of food. It would have been nice to have a microwave and coffee maker in the room, though.

If u don't offer front desk tops u will not get advice to park ur car since in this area parking is impossible. I found parking space in front of the hotel but the front desk man said I could not use it Room is old no refreg no coffee boiler the wifi is turtle speed.

Really good resturants in walking distance and the beach was only less than a block away. The staff was so nice to us and helpful. Our room was cleaned every day and new towels. I really liked the hotel overall it was great.

Fun hotel with a great location at a reasonable price.

Me and my friends came for my birthday weekend getaway, we had a great package, but ended up having hidden cost example- resort fee, breakfast cost, and $30 parking a day. We had 2 beg for washcloths and towels daily, just was a bad hotel choice.

Stay was ok...arrived at the hotel around 6AM....requested an early check-in but a front desk lady (Carmen) was not very nice at 6AM, she was rude and not very helpful or seemed like she wanted to make us comfortable after a long flight in. She offer any resolution just that the hotel was full and we had to wait until 3pm to check-in. We left for a few, very annoyed...when we returned there was a different young lady there (Rosa)...she made us feel more at ease and comfortable and assisted us correctly & politely.

I was a little disappointed in the hotel, hidden charges and it definitely was a little smaller then I thought and out dated.We had a late flight so didn't get to the hotel til about midnight . The desk person was rude and didn't even seem like he wanted to be working. And we had to put $150 deposit for the stay. Our room was small even though there was two beds there was not room for much else. In the morning there was no complimentary breakfast. We ordered a drink at the bar and paid $11 for the worst tasting drink I ever had (threw it away). Pool was cute but needed a little cleaning. And at check out they charged us $15 a day for amenities.... UUUMMM what amenities ?? The pool I ask because we didn't use anything else... Long story short I will not be staying there ever again.

1850 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lincoln Road Mall
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in South Beach within a short walk of Lincoln Road Mall, Dorchester Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Art Deco Welcome Center. This 3-star hotel has 127 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. It's also close to Lummus Park Beach and Jungle Island.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Dorchester Hotel's 127 rooms are air-conditioned and provide safes, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Dorchester Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 31 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

One Bedroom Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Dorchester Hotel

Everyone (16) Couples (24) Business (6) Family (19) Friends (33) Other (7)
3

is okay for the price

Everyone

The lobby smell I couldn’t take it !!! It smelled like Clorox ! Other Then that I didn’t have an issue ! Small hotel and convenient ! Even though is far from 8th street and to get to beach you gotta walk a bit

By , from new york on Dec 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 11, 2017

Hello jennifer and thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us! I am sorry that you found there to be a strange smell in the lobby area. We use odor eliminating sprays, so it's odd that you smelled Clorox. We are located in a prime spot here on South Beach. We are just across the street from the beach, and blocks from all the famous spots. We would love to host your following visit to Miami, the next time you come! :)

4

art deco

Everyone

Living space comfortable but room on bottom floor towards front extremely noisy. You can hear when people are talking outside. I couldn't sleep with noise from upstairs. You can hear pretty much every movement someone makes. Bathroom was extremely small, no vanity area, it was hard to get ready. Toothbrush ended up in the toilet. Room does come with fridge. Room was larger than standard rooms i have stayed in sobe. If you are sharing room is good size. Common areas were nice and well kept, nice size pool and lounging area to hang with friends and guests. Nice courtyard with table chairs and couches.

By on Oct 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback, NYali ! We are glad to read that your overall stay here at Dorchester was a positive one! The rooms that face Collins Ave tend to be a bit more noisy. They are indeed facing a main road that has a lot of traffic and foot traffic as well. The bathrooms are not huge but they serve their purpose. We wish to welcome you back again sooner then later! :)

5

cute, clean, affordable

Everyone

I needed somewhere close to the strip and cheap but still cute so i can post pics on instagram lol.. and this was just that. I would definitely go back!

By on Oct 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2017

You like us! You really like us! Kiki, thank you for making our day with your spectacular 5 star review. We adore having the chance to take care of new visitors like you and can’t wait to do it again! Please email me directly, and let me know when you are set to return. I would love to take care of your reservations personally and continue to show the love!

5

very nice hotel

Everyone

Friendly staff, rooms are very clean, close proximity to the beach, and not expensive. Overall experience was very good. I would highly recommend.

By , from Los Angeles, CA on Oct 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 7, 2017

Daniela, you are a dream! Thank you so much for this amazing review! I am so glad to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and can’t wait for the opportunity to do it all again. We truly appreciate the insanely kind words and hope to see you back here soon!

5

close to the beach and shopping.

Everyone

The staff was amazing. The room was clean. Great location.

By on Sep 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2017

Wow! What an outstanding review! We are so glad you had such a great visit and can’t wait to do it all again. See you soon!

3

nice location

Everyone

I didn't like that they didn't give us a bigger room. I told them in advance that we were 5. A lot of people have the same problem while I was there. Also, a lot of guest are from South America, and when they asked for hot water for their drink, they give them a hard time. Even that I believe restaurant is separate, is something that affect the hotel. Need an update on laundry. Pool was nice, maybe needs more lighting

By on Jul 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2017

Good day, I am genuinely disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not up to your satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with us.

1

housekeeping store my sandals

Everyone

Horrible housekeeping stile me sandals. I called the hotel several of times. And even at this moment haven't heard back from them since june 27,2017

By on Jul 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 6, 2017

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us! We are terribly sorry that the time you recently had here wasn't the 5 star time that we strive to provide! It's a total bummer that you misplaced your sandals. When our housekeepers find a guest item in the room prior to them checking out, they turn it into our lost and found department. Once again sorry that you misplaced your sandals! We hope that you find them!!!

3

good hotel for the price

Everyone

I've been here several times as it is in a perfect location to the beach and all other things and is super reasonably priced which is hard to find on south beach. Walking distance from ocean drive and Lincoln drive where all the shopping is!

By , from new york on Feb 4, 2017

3

deluxe room very small and close to the beach

Everyone

Towls we're dingy, morning staff didn't speak English needed towlsand they didn't bring them after caling front desk. Floors was dirty, sink, and toilet they only cleaned the bed.

By , from st.louis mi on Dec 24, 2016

5
Everyone

I really liked the hotel. One of the best I've stayed at so far while visiting Miami. Not really close to the beach or but is close to a lot of restaurants/bars/clubs.

By , from Chicago on Nov 17, 2016