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Impala Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My third visit to this great boutique hotel in South Beach.

Good location and very clean and nice and nice place to stay for business or pleasure

There is no personal beach like it says in the description. More of a dock with a bit of sand, but every hotel here has so nothing special. Everything here is dirty. The room is lnt to bad but the bathroom, pool, ice, stairs, hallways, everything is disgusting. Theres a place next door called Snooks, wayyyy nicer. No safe either and behind the door says dont leave anything valuable in the room. Im guessing things get stolen frequently. WiFi doesnt work either. Staff made me wait 1 hr to check me in. I guess theres nothing wrong with that but most places will let u check in early if they have rooms, and i know they did cuz i watched them clean all of them while i was waiting

Love our stay in this hotel, close to south beach and Lincoln drive. The Staffa were great, the safety is important to the hotel, the gate is closed in night and when you come one of the staff come and open the gate for you Would come again to this hotel

Great hotel with an excellent location. Staff was very friendly. Best value for every dollar spent.

I had a wonderful stay.. The staff was excellent .

My family and I spent one night at the Impala prior to a cruise. We had three rooms, one of which was a suite. We arrived before noon, and Maud (I believe that was her name--from France) made every effort to get one room ready as soon as possible--we had a toddler traveling with us and wanted to get settled in. We really appreciated that. The courtyard entrance is private and the location was quiet. The rooms were very clean with nice linens and pillows. and the beds were so comfortable. The bathroom had plenty of counter space and the shower was high end. All of the staff we encountered were very helpful and pleasant. The location is within walking distance to the beach and to shops and restaurants. My daughter and her husband loved the suite. We found that very few small hotels in South Beach can accommodate a baby or even offer baby cribs. The only downside was the lack of a service elevator--we had a lot of luggage--but we managed just fine, with the help of the wonderful staff. We would definitely recommend the Impala Hotel.

The Impala was amazing, and much nicer than what I expected! I was in South Beach for the winter music conference, and was warned ahead of time that everything was more expensive for the event. I booked the Impala for two simple reasons: 1. it was close to where my friends were staying (practically next door, in fact), and 2. it was $200 cheaper than where my friends were staying. Given that I was traveling on a budget, I wasn't expecting anything as nice as the Impala. It was clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable. The bathroom was particularly impressive with a large shower and plenty of space. The location was perfect with the beach only a block away and plenty to do nearby, but the hotel itself was nice and quiet. The hotel staff was nice and very accommodating as well. They recognized us after we stopped in only a few times, and while the room keys are a little bulky they were happy to hold them at the front desk for us. I didn't notice many extras in terms of amenities, but to be fair I also didn't look. There was free Wi-Fi, which was all I really cared about. What's more, I stopped by my friends' hotel and it didn't even cold a candle to the Impala. We paid less AND got the nicer room. You can't beat that.

Nicely decorated rooms and a location that puts you close to the action. However, you are close to a club and can hear the music late at night. The music didn't prevent me from falling asleep, but it was noticeable and somewhat annoying. A friendly and helpful staff, nice size bathroom, nicely decorated rooms and a reasonable price makes this a good value pick.

should be sued for false advertising...you do not walk thru a " gatehouse" You walk thru the back hallway of the LaFlora into back alley of restaurant with debris into back door of the Impala. Apparently they have had considerable water damage in lobby of Impala and this room..hard to open door to room( warped) and closet door warped ( no hangers in the closet???)..Room reeked of mildew,,had to put on A/C..a challenge when the temps were in the low 40's and they do not provide heat.Staff to pamper you? what staff? a guy at the desk?the cleaning lady in the am? Should I go on?? Thank goodness for the evening manager [...] who is the only good thing going for this property. He did everything he could to make other arrangements for me.

This hotel is a dump. The room was ugly, depressing and smelled like my grandmothers basement. The first room they tried to give me was even worse. There were blood stains on the sheets. The lobby is actually in the hotel next door. You have to go through the service exit and walk across a dirty ally where they spray out the bus tubs from the italian restaurant to get to your room. Breakfast consists of a pitcher of 'orange juice' which I think is sunny d, a tray of stale bread, cold cuts of ham and swiss cheese and really weak coffee. For this they want to charge $6. The only positive thing I have to say is that the staff was very friendly and helpful. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

I enjoyed the room, somewhat different from others. good for the price, cant really complain. enjoyed my weekend there.

[...] Staff was pleasant, building was quiet and nicely located. I would have overlooked the filthy carpet and stained bed mattress and quietly never go back if not for being assaulted by the 10 dollar resort fee they took from my $50 deposit. Nice scam that. Plenty of others to choose from aviod these "prime" locations.

The hotel was nice. Check-in staff was very friendly and amicable, jokingly asking us a few questions about our trip. There is an interconnection hallway between the two hotels which was kind of ominous but otherwise the room was superb. Huge bathroom. And the location right on Collins Ave allows quick access to all the highlights of South Beach. Def recommend.

We came down to spend a day at South Beach-went out to eat, and to the beach. It was a great location. A bit pricey, but that is what you expect when you are there.

Never stayed there before. It was the biggest room I have stayed in bar far in South Beach. For that reason, I would consider staying there again. Also, the staff ([...] at the front desk) could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Got us into our room early, helped us to our rooms with luggage, valet. Too nice. The rooms are very rustic and Mediterranean- stone floors, furniture, etc. If you are looking for modern with flat screens, this isn't it. My only issue with the hotel is the bathroom. It is big but the shower had half a pane of glass and the water seemed to go everywhere. Also, there was no way to turn off the shower so you had to move quickly to turn the water on otherwise your head was wet. Also, the sick itself is TINY. The countertop was big with this little tiny sink and the faucet made no sense.Other than the issues with the bathroom, I would consider staying here again just because of the location, staff and size of the actual room and bathroom.

The staff was very helpful in terms of giving us an idea of places to visit and good restaurants. The hotel was very quiet but still close to the beaches, restaurants, shopping. The rooms are not luxurious but had an interesting character, were clean and had all the basics.

For cheap travel

Very pleasant stay at an affordable hotel located a short walk from the beach. Somewhat quirky - the hotel has merged with the hotel next door and the entrance runs through a utility room! But the rooms are nicely appointed with gorgeous showers and a comfortable bed. Great place for budget travelers in the heart of South Beach. Attentive, friendly staff.

Nice motel....Great Location...The staff was friendly and very accomodating...

1228 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Art Deco Welcome Center and Lummus Park Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services

Located in South Beach, Impala Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Art Deco Welcome Center and Lummus Park Beach. This 17 -room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Miami Beach and also close to PortMiami and Lincoln Road Mall.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

Impala Hotel's 17 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and espresso makers. 37-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free local calls, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2012, Impala Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, spa services, and laundry facilities. Valet parking is available for USD 30.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden and an ATM.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

1 Bedroom King Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Impala Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (12) Business (2) Family (2) Other (3) Friends (4)
4
Everyone

My third visit to this great boutique hotel in South Beach.

By on Sep 7, 2016

4

very nice hotel for the price and location

Everyone

Good location and very clean and nice and nice place to stay for business or pleasure

By , from JAX on Feb 25, 2016

1

stay away

Couples

There is no personal beach like it says in the description. More of a dock with a bit of sand, but every hotel here has so nothing special. Everything here is dirty. The room is lnt to bad but the bathroom, pool, ice, stairs, hallways, everything is disgusting. Theres a place next door called Snooks, wayyyy nicer. No safe either and behind the door says dont leave anything valuable in the room. Im guessing things get stolen frequently. WiFi doesnt work either. Staff made me wait 1 hr to check me in. I guess theres nothing wrong with that but most places will let u check in early if they have rooms, and i know they did cuz i watched them clean all of them while i was waiting

By on Jul 11, 2015

5

great location

Couples

Love our stay in this hotel, close to south beach and Lincoln drive. The Staffa were great, the safety is important to the hotel, the gate is closed in night and when you come one of the staff come and open the gate for you Would come again to this hotel

By on May 18, 2015

5

great location

Families

Great hotel with an excellent location. Staff was very friendly. Best value for every dollar spent.

By on May 1, 2015

4

fun fun fun

Couples

I had a wonderful stay.. The staff was excellent .

By on Apr 28, 2015

5

very nice boutique hotel in art deco district

Families

My family and I spent one night at the Impala prior to a cruise. We had three rooms, one of which was a suite. We arrived before noon, and Maud (I believe that was her name--from France) made every effort to get one room ready as soon as possible--we had a toddler traveling with us and wanted to get settled in. We really appreciated that. The courtyard entrance is private and the location was quiet. The rooms were very clean with nice linens and pillows. and the beds were so comfortable. The bathroom had plenty of counter space and the shower was high end. All of the staff we encountered were very helpful and pleasant. The location is within walking distance to the beach and to shops and restaurants. My daughter and her husband loved the suite. We found that very few small hotels in South Beach can accommodate a baby or even offer baby cribs. The only downside was the lack of a service elevator--we had a lot of luggage--but we managed just fine, with the help of the wonderful staff. We would definitely recommend the Impala Hotel.

By on May 25, 2013

5

far exceeded my expectations!

Couples

The Impala was amazing, and much nicer than what I expected! I was in South Beach for the winter music conference, and was warned ahead of time that everything was more expensive for the event. I booked the Impala for two simple reasons: 1. it was close to where my friends were staying (practically next door, in fact), and 2. it was $200 cheaper than where my friends were staying. Given that I was traveling on a budget, I wasn't expecting anything as nice as the Impala. It was clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable. The bathroom was particularly impressive with a large shower and plenty of space. The location was perfect with the beach only a block away and plenty to do nearby, but the hotel itself was nice and quiet. The hotel staff was nice and very accommodating as well. They recognized us after we stopped in only a few times, and while the room keys are a little bulky they were happy to hold them at the front desk for us. I didn't notice many extras in terms of amenities, but to be fair I also didn't look. There was free Wi-Fi, which was all I really cared about. What's more, I stopped by my friends' hotel and it didn't even cold a candle to the Impala. We paid less AND got the nicer room. You can't beat that.

By on Mar 25, 2013

4

good value with one issue

Couples

Nicely decorated rooms and a location that puts you close to the action. However, you are close to a club and can hear the music late at night. The music didn't prevent me from falling asleep, but it was noticeable and somewhat annoying. A friendly and helpful staff, nice size bathroom, nicely decorated rooms and a reasonable price makes this a good value pick.

By on Jun 25, 2012

1

horrible..false advertising

Singles

should be sued for false advertising...you do not walk thru a " gatehouse" You walk thru the back hallway of the LaFlora into back alley of restaurant with debris into back door of the Impala. Apparently they have had considerable water damage in lobby of Impala and this room..hard to open door to room( warped) and closet door warped ( no hangers in the closet???)..Room reeked of mildew,,had to put on A/C..a challenge when the temps were in the low 40's and they do not provide heat.Staff to pamper you? what staff? a guy at the desk?the cleaning lady in the am? Should I go on?? Thank goodness for the evening manager [...] who is the only good thing going for this property. He did everything he could to make other arrangements for me.

By on Jan 25, 2011