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Freehand Miami

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I picked this hotel based off of the good reviews, but honestly, I don't know WHO is giving this place such high reviews. The room was tiny. There was absolutely NO sound barrier at all. You could hear everything that was happening in the hallway and outside the building. The shower rod containing the shower curtain fell down numerous times, even after they "fixed" it. Nobody at this hotel seemed to know what a wash cloth was. They didn't have any in the room for us, so we went to the desk to ask for some, and they sent up hand towels. The same thing happened the next day. It took us three days to finally get it through to someone what a wash cloth was, and they brought us ONE wash cloth, that's it. One of the lamps was also broken. The place was pretty clean, so I have to give them that. But quite frankly, the amount of money we paid to stay here was outrageous for the quality of our stay. I would not return.

It was clean, the rooms were nice. The hotel was cool, and it was the place to be in Miami Beach. Loved the free coffee in the lobby, the breakfast and the drink tickets. I thought it was strange that no soap was provided, but everything else was. The room was comfy but the mattresses were a little broken into. We were by the courtyard and it got a bit loud at night. But in general, we were very happy, would stay there again, and highly recommend it!

There was not enough pool chairs I like the restaurant food

Awesome bar and restaurant. Single King room is run down- bathroom has tiles falling apart, smells, and rusty fixtures. Music until 4A and lots of young people partying in the rooms next door to you- bring ear plugs.

Freehand Miami is a hostel that has more going for it in the actual location than anything else. The patio area is nice as is the lobby, but the rooms and plumbing are in dire need of an update/renovation. I have stayed here a few times now and in every room I have been in the water (either the sink or the toilet or both) leak/run and the drains in both of my showers have taken forever to drain, so when showering you will be standing in ankle-deep water in a matter of mins. Also, my lamps in the bunks have never worked during my stay. I reported this the last time to the front desk and nothing was done about it, so I had to resort to using the flashlight feature on my phone at night for the remainder of my 3-night stay. The front desk staff do not answer the phone, it just goes to a recording about "high call volume" which I found hard to believe at 1am when I wanted to confirm my reservation after a late arrival and was unable to. The beds are comfortable, but I wish they had a privacy curtain. Also, the comp breakfast is not really a "breakfast" so much as a couple of cereals, tiny muffins, and toast. They do offer cold brew from 10am-5pm in the lobby, but it was only available one time during my most recent stay. All in all, if you can get a cheap price here, it can be worth it for a couple of nights due to the location as it is close to a free trolley & bus stop and a couple blocks from the beach. But, if you are sensitive to noise, I would look elsewhere.

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again.

Beds were super uncomfortable, noise all night, drunk people on the hallways was not a pleasent experience

Very very close to the beach which was amazing and they served cold brew coffee in the lobby which was convenient.

If you stay in the mixed bed dorms you'll have a sub-woffer implanted into the wall to keep you up until 3 in the morning each night. I think it's a running joke with this place. The staff deal with the people who want to sleep and the laughing owners collect the check.

Exellent pool bar and hotel. Fair price. Near the beach

too loud, too mediocre across the board but charge like luxury resort. Out of touch!

told me i woulld get my $50.00 deposit back when I left abd did not get it back. Nothing was wrong with the room when I left, i have not goten my deposit back

We had an absolute blast staying at the Freehand for my bachelorette party. The quad style hostel rooms can be reserved privately, so for us, it was perfect and everyone had their own little bunk! My only complaint with the room would be that because it’s a hostel, it’s missing some regular amenities that you normally take for granted- like soaps and shampoos in the bathroom, there’s no hairdryer unless you pay to rent one, and there’s not even hand towels or wash cloths. There also isn’t a mirror in the room besides the one in the bathroom, so it was a little difficult to get ready unless you all crowd in the little bathroom together. The little pool and outside lounge area are great, and always busy with people lounging and having a good time. We absolutely loved the little Hotel bar too. While it was busy sometimes at night and you’d wait a little while in a line for a drink, it was definitely worth it! Their cocktails are fantastic and the vibe is so relaxed and chill, it was the perfect place to have a drink or to and relax before heading out for the evening! Also, the chicken tinga quesadillas? Don’t know why, but each of us LOVED those things! It’s maybe a 5 minute walk from mid beach, and you can get to the heart of south beach in 20 minutes walking. Great place. Fun. Affordable. No fighting over who shared what bed. Very cute. I’d definitey go back!

I like location of the hotel. Beach is more comfortable than South Beach area. Less people - more space to enjoy.

Lots of character, beautifully decorated ... good location ... convenient bus ride from the airport (route 150 - Airport Express

Hotel was very close to the beach and offered $10 per day parking instead of paying $2 per hour like most places nearby. Amazing beach only one block away and the great food at the hotel as well as awesome atmosphere! We enjoyed the drinks at the Shaker bar while listening to music. Loved it and can't wait to come back again!

I love the lounge area as well as the restaurant the food was wonderful the chef prepared some great dishes.

2727 Indian Creek Dr Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Miami Beach Boardwalk and Collins Avenue Shopping Area
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Mid Beach, Freehand Miami is adjacent to Miami Beach Boardwalk and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Collins Avenue Shopping Area. This 3-star hotel has 80 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant, sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café, or mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding.


Property features

At Freehand Miami, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Limited parking is available. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free use of bicycles, and a terrace.

Room options

King Suite (Private)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Female Dorm with 8 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Co-Ed Dorm with 8 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Bungalow (Private)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Freehand Miami

Everyone (29) Couples (2) Business (4) Students (1) Family (2) Other (30) Friends (7)
3
Partner Couples

I picked this hotel based off of the good reviews, but honestly, I don't know WHO is giving this place such high reviews. The room was tiny. There was absolutely NO sound barrier at all. You could hear everything that was happening in the hallway and outside the building. The shower rod containing the shower curtain fell down numerous times, even after they "fixed" it. Nobody at this hotel seemed to know what a wash cloth was. They didn't have any in the room for us, so we went to the desk to ask for some, and they sent up hand towels. The same thing happened the next day. It took us three days to finally get it through to someone what a wash cloth was, and they brought us ONE wash cloth, that's it. One of the lamps was also broken. The place was pretty clean, so I have to give them that. But quite frankly, the amount of money we paid to stay here was outrageous for the quality of our stay. I would not return.

By on Jun 17, 2019

5
Friends

It was clean, the rooms were nice. The hotel was cool, and it was the place to be in Miami Beach. Loved the free coffee in the lobby, the breakfast and the drink tickets. I thought it was strange that no soap was provided, but everything else was. The room was comfy but the mattresses were a little broken into. We were by the courtyard and it got a bit loud at night. But in general, we were very happy, would stay there again, and highly recommend it!

By on May 8, 2019

Review comment responded on May 9, 2019

Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

4
Everyone

There was not enough pool chairs I like the restaurant food

By on May 7, 2019

Review comment responded on May 20, 2019

Hello, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we appreciate you sharing yours. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Sincerely, Rachel Guerra | Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

By on Mar 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2019

I are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back with us again soon!

3
Everyone

Awesome bar and restaurant. Single King room is run down- bathroom has tiles falling apart, smells, and rusty fixtures. Music until 4A and lots of young people partying in the rooms next door to you- bring ear plugs.

By on Feb 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2019

We are sorry to hear there were issues with the room and noise. We are always looking to improve ourselves. Thank you for letting us know.

3
Everyone

Freehand Miami is a hostel that has more going for it in the actual location than anything else. The patio area is nice as is the lobby, but the rooms and plumbing are in dire need of an update/renovation. I have stayed here a few times now and in every room I have been in the water (either the sink or the toilet or both) leak/run and the drains in both of my showers have taken forever to drain, so when showering you will be standing in ankle-deep water in a matter of mins. Also, my lamps in the bunks have never worked during my stay. I reported this the last time to the front desk and nothing was done about it, so I had to resort to using the flashlight feature on my phone at night for the remainder of my 3-night stay. The front desk staff do not answer the phone, it just goes to a recording about "high call volume" which I found hard to believe at 1am when I wanted to confirm my reservation after a late arrival and was unable to. The beds are comfortable, but I wish they had a privacy curtain. Also, the comp breakfast is not really a "breakfast" so much as a couple of cereals, tiny muffins, and toast. They do offer cold brew from 10am-5pm in the lobby, but it was only available one time during my most recent stay. All in all, if you can get a cheap price here, it can be worth it for a couple of nights due to the location as it is close to a free trolley & bus stop and a couple blocks from the beach. But, if you are sensitive to noise, I would look elsewhere.

By , from Austin, TX on Nov 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2018

We are glad to have you back again. We are sorry to hear there were issues with the drainage and noise in the rooms. We are always working to improve ourselves and the property. Thank you for letting us know.

3
Everyone

By on Nov 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2018

We hope you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5
Everyone

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again.

By , from Las vegas on Sep 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2018

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope to have you back again. We appreciate your feedback.

2
Everyone

Beds were super uncomfortable, noise all night, drunk people on the hallways was not a pleasent experience

By on Aug 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2018

We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience experienced during your stay. We'll work hard to fix these issues. Thank you for letting us know.