Lorraine Hotel2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Is not as beautiful as you see in the pics. I was not looking for luxury because I know the price I paid, but at least the basic things. I'll list all my disappointments so you make your own criteria. 1. you can't control the a/c of your bedroom. Although I have no complaints about the temperature. 2. bathroom in lobby was without toilette paper at our arrival (what a first impression) 3. Elevator broke 2 times during my stay of 3 days. we had to bring up the luggage 3 floors ourselves. 4. safe box in room was malfunctioning. 5. No blackout behind the curtains of the room, so, no sleep/rest during the day. 6. No bath mat (almost had a big fall) 7. no parking available. 8. A lot of noise in the hallway, from guests and staff. Walls and doors are not noise proof. 9.room towels where old and yellow. Smell bad too. Horrible thing. beach towels were also very worn. bad condition. 10. breakfast hours from 8-9:30 (very little time, in my opinion) 11. Don't even think of staying in bed and watch tv. I think there were like 10 channels only. On the other hand I have to say, staff was always friendly. Can't review breakfast because I never consume it. wifi was good and constant. There is a convenience store next to them with yummy espresso coffee, cortadito and sandwiches. They have a very good location.
I read the reviews..... saw the photos from the hotel...and it looked pretty decent.... wow! Was I wrong.... ask yourself this.... if people think it is so great... where are the photos of these fabulous rooms!! Don't be fooled like I was....the pictures say a lot.... hair in the bed.... some weird stains on the floor... not clean at all.... and worst of all... the lock to the door was not working at all.... When I went to complain and ask for another room I was told no... there were no more rooms available.... I highly doubt that.... but okay... we had to prop the closet door against the front door to make sure no one could get in... and although this is south beach... the north end... I am positive there are some that are up to no good.
Location excellent away from the crowds at south beach and on the north side. nice easy walk to down town to good espanhola way restaurants, bus free rides around town trolley type for tourists ! One day is sufficient in this area ! Hotel old fashioned and needs desperate renovation.
Hotel is average, you get what you pay for. It was the best deal for the location. We walked to the beach everyday! And we were within walking distance to some restaurants. It's not the Ritz but rooms are clean, beds are decent & they offer free continental breakfast! Check in & check out was quick and easy.
This is not a 4 star hotel but if you're a beach person on a budget, it can't be beat. It is literally steps from the boardwalk and beach. The room we had was large with a balcony. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The walls are thin though- we had loud neighbors on the second night. The staff was friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was not good- there's a small store next door that serves breakfast and coffee for cheap money- go there instead. And no wifi available
Our room was dirty, old and very outdated. I had stained sheets; the bed was broken and extremely uncomfortable. The curtains were nowhere near the correct size to cover the windows, so the sun came right in! The man at the front desk was very rude. There were only given two towels in our room. When I asked for more towels for the four people in my party, we were given two towels and told there were no more towels.... We then asked for beach towels and the Front desk guy turned ill-mannered and started being disrespectful. It was completely unprofessional, rude and uncalled for. The outlets in the room were broken and the floor was dirty. The elevator was very tiny and made strange noises, we took the stairs after the first ride. The room had no control over the ac and it was uncomfortably hot in the room. The only nice thing about the hotel was the location and closeness to the beach.
Ten friends stayed here for 2 nights recently and as i had done the booking i was worried by the latest reviews.The maxim you get what you pay for is very true, but in this case great value for a great location at 140 Euro per night,Clean functional,if a little tired in places but this is more than made up by fantastic staff and atmosphere we brought in a few bottles of wine sat in the lobby and played cards for an hour before bed,,you would not do that in many places!!!It would be considered a fair 3 star in Ireland,breakfast was a little chaotic but fun with basic tea/coffee/bagels/fruit on offer but there is a shop next door for extra food as needed.All in all I would recommend this hotel for any one who just wants to sleep pre cruise or after.Perhaps not for a weeks holiday but if you are young and footloose then this is the place for you.
I only stayed here for one night. Admittedly, I received a warm and friendly greeting from the receptionist who kindly pointed out the free flow coffee machine and gave me a [basic] room with a balcony, which overlooked the boardwalk and sea beyond.... But there positivity ends... The inclusive breakfast, which is served in the reception area could only be described as a bun fight, with guests queuing to get access to food and toaster from within a corner, ex broom cupboard.. The bread products were individually wrapped in cellophane and tasted 'lardy'. I couldn't eat them. There were cartons of yoghurt and fresh fruit, but I ate elseware in the locality, where it was calmer and with a better quality product on offer. On the morning of my departure, I received a 'phone call from the 'night manager' informing me that their computer had crashed and that my personal details were needed. Despite a career in the catering industry, I nearly got drawn into this scam, which, away from home, holiday thoughts on mind and ''it'll never happen to me'' provide a mental screen to reality. When I informed reception I was told, oh, its happened before, the police know...Well I don't consider that approach is good enough, why was I not informed upon arrival ? If it's just beach and a room that you want, then this place may be suitable. But as an older person, who wants a few comforts and security, this place is certainly off my list.
I was disappointed with this hotel. TV reception was horrible. The 1st night maid didn't clean well bathtub was left dirty and towels were not replaced. Bed was very uncomfortable. Place needs major uplift or lower the price!
We were shocked when we arrived because the photo gallery of the hotel fooled us in a virtual way. Actually, the hotel is a kinda of college dormitory. Deluxe room is okay but bathroom needed some fixing and anti-rusty solutions. Breakfast is undesirable and all are junk. There is fake powdered juice... You can enjoy complimentary hot water at night hours in lobby thats all. FYI...Be aware of a young man with glasses who works at the front desk... he likes to give hard time and crunchy experience to guests at front desk. He can escalate your frustration and unpleasant impression.
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
Located in Mid Beach, Lorraine Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Lincoln Road Mall and Art Deco Welcome Center. This 42-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the boardwalk and also a short walk from Miami City Ballet and Bass Museum of Art.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 42 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards are also included.
Lorraine Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a terrace, a TV in a common area, and an ATM.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
44% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 123 reviews