Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

The Alexander Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were disappointed in that this hotel is not as advertised. When researching a hotel for our family one of the reasons I chose the Alexander was that it was a "leisurely stroll to shopping and dining". Since we did not have a car I wanted something within walking distance. It turns out to be about 3 miles, which isn't a stroll with children. We had to use outside transportation (we used Uber) to get around. This was an unexpected cost to our trip. Since the Alexander was "away from the hustle and bustle" of South Beach I didn't think it would attract the Spring Break crowd. I was wrong about that and our family awoke each night we were there to loud music/noise. Security did respond, but it didn't keep those people from starting up again later. I realize this was a problem with disrespectful guests more that a hotel issue, but it made for a vacation that was not restful. Also advertised on their website is that "each time you stay, you will receive 2 complimentary drinks, 2 waters and a beach bag". While I am not being petty about free things, I did bring this to the attention of the front desk and was told "we no longer do that". My point that I explained to him was that when comparing hotels and seeing they had that extra perk, it made it seem like they were a classy hotel, offering that little "extra" for their guests. It took 3 requests in a 24 hour time frame to get the extra blankets I requested, which was very frustrating.

The Alexander Hotel looks a little dated when you walk through the lobby and go up the elevator, but we were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room. It was beautiful with black and white decor. We had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a balcony. It was great to have an apartment type place to stay with the benefits of a hotel. I highly recommend this hotel.

An old classic that needs to spend some intense time under renovation. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The hotels in this area all have that chic, retro feel, catering to that "certain" clientele, who's parents and their parents have been coming to the area. Unfortunately, their grandparents probably sat on the same furniture! The suite appeared to have gone through a semi renovation, that just never was completed. Broken fixtures throughout, with rust and dirt everywhere. All-in-all, the hotel is well past its prime. Sadly, it just doesn't warrant the nightly rate. Although we had a lovely evening, we would not return, until after some very heavy upgrades.

please note that valet parking isbthe only way to keep your vehicle safe and it costs around 27$. self parking is free but it is not inside hotel and is very limited. the room is ok, second bathroom flush didnt work. they didnt give us a good beach vuew as promised.

Awesome location on Miami Beach, perfect scenery and paradise beach with white sand and transparent blue water just outside the hotel, and great pools. But, the rooms are needing remodel as they are quite old. Also, bedding is old and shows signs of age, should be replaced. The A/C only worked if put at about 65, too cold for our tastes. We toured around Miami Beach, Miami downtown, went on a day trip to the Bahamas using Balearia Bahamas Express. We also drove around Miami beach and did some shopping at Bal Harbour Shops and Lincoln Road Mall.

My family of four, including two teenagers, just spent 9 days at this hotel. We all agree it was the best Florida vacation ever. Hotel is small so the pools and beachfront were not overly crowded. All suite hotel and our two bedroom suite was updated and immaculate with beautiful, comfortable furnishings. The housekeeping staff were top notch. I cannot say enough about the staff, in general from the front desk to the concierge, they were all gracious and helpful. We had a problem with one our our TV's. Engineering came within 30 min to look at it, could not find the problem, and had a replacement on the wall within an hour!Highly reccommend.

We were pleased with the room layout, as well as the staff and cleanness.

all door made agly noice because too old,TV in master bedroom stand so low that i hit my head very badly,the can opener didn't work,no enough hangers in bath room for towels and no any shelf for shampoo/conditioner insite of shower-cabine,location was no so good because no any fast food and restaurants close by,just if drive the car somethere,bar in pool-area was closed early as 6-7p.m. that very strange...rooms need being upgrade-furniture etc.too old and crazy-expencive valet-parking-$175

The Alexander is set on a beautiful beach location, with a wonderful bar/snack area above the lower pool overlooking the beach. Our waiter and waitress were exceptional and gave us great advice and info regarding food and restaurants. Although our stay was short, the suite we stayed in made it comfortable even though it was raining. The suites could use an upgrade, regarding furniture and maybe a few patch jobs in the walls, but overall for the price we thought it was great!

Overall our stay was nice, the staff was friendly and outgoing, we felt safe, and it had a good location. The pool was dirty, very disappointed, might have had something to do with the roof replacement project –had we known that we would not have stayed there due to noise and smell. The beach area is nice but bring $30 cash with you if you want to rent 2 chairs and an umbrella for the day. Our room was Extremely outdated… notice the website doesn’t show you photos of the rooms/suites? If you miss the look of 1983 you will love it! We however will not stay here again. check-out 3-4-12

I was in Miami doing work for a customer. They were paying my expenses so I decided to spend a little more out of my pocket to up-grade my stay and get a hotel on Miami Beach and enjoy the time I wasn't working. The hotel is nice looking at first. Lobby and entrance. Valet parking is all that is available and an extra charge. WiFy is extra. No computers abailable to print out e-tickets or bording passes. You have to get the front desk to do it and it usually means giving them your credit card # again and ID. Have to wait till someone is available to do it. Hotel is old an rooms look it. Reminds me of late '60s or '70s bathroom & kitchen in my suite. Had single pain glass and heated up badly if you leave the curtains open at night and then in the morning the sun cooks the room. Glass was dirty inside and out. Shower caucking was crumbling and black in places.Every one speaks borken English. Prices on everything is high. Of course, it's Miami Beach. I had one more night to stay but gave it up and moved to a Holiday Inn Express next to the airport on my last night because I knew traffic would be bad for my early morning flight and it would take me a long time to check out, wait on car to be brought around. For the money, it's too old and run down.

This hotel has some beautiful appointments, within the common areas as well as the room we occupied - I was very happy with the bathrooms, in particular - but they nickle & dime you on most everything besides the room. You have to pay extra for WiFi (and my credit card was declined), extra for breakfast, extra for the beach chairs and umbrellas, and extra for the valet parking, though it wasn't clear that one had the option to park the car oneself. I was especially hurt by the lack of free, accessible WiFi; the City of Miami Beach has outdoor area WiFi network, but it seems to cap bandwidth use so that I couldn't upload the files I need to send to my students - i.e., having a dedicated hotel WiFi was a must for me. The service at breakfast was good, but the buffet breakfast was of a quality that I'd expect at a much less expensive hotel. The A/C in our room worked, if we turned the knob low enough, but when it ran, it was very noisy. This hotel is all about: location, location, location, but I wasn't impressed with that much else.

I read about the Alexzander on a popular site and figured that they are usually right on. THE BAD Well.... it was really dirty. The main lobby is clean but the room was very dirty. The floor wasn't washed or vacuumed. The bathroom showers both had mold. The glass tables were covered in dust. The floral arrangements were so dusty that we debated on putting them in the hallway. We called to have the room cleaned and they still didn't clean the floors, tables, showers, etc they only refreshed the towels. The pool area is average, we stayed at the beach and paid for chair rentals. The staff didn't seem to have a clue about most things we asked. We asked a simple question "where do we go to pick up the Alexander pizza" their answer "you have to get it delivered to your room" me, "it says on the menu that we can either pick it up or have it delivered. Their answer "you have to have it delivered." Turns out you can pick it up at the restaurant Shula's. Just a lot of things like that. The ONLY helpful person is the consierge. THE GOOD Large room. We had a suite with 2 rooms, one king and the otehr room had 2 single beds. Could see the ocean once on the balcony. Having a kitchen is nice. We stopped for grocerys and made breakfast and lunch each day. Right on the beach but far from downtown shopping. Overall I would rather have a smaller room that was cleaner. I can put up with a little mess but it was really bad, not to mention the chips that were on the floor in the hallway for our entire stay. Ick.

beach, pool, breakfast !

It was my 50th birthday and my husband decided to get us a quick getaway at The Alexander. NO KIDS for the next 36 hours!!! After paying over $300 for our room, you'd think it would be really nice. We did not have a complete ocean view, it was a side view. The bathtub's paint was chipped and old. The lampshades were dirty and old and stained. NO FREE INTERNET...had to PAY for it!! The cold water faucet in the bathroom was broken. Every time I leaned up against the counter, the whole thing 'squeaked'. Hair on the blow dryer they provided. There were no extra blankets and we asked for one and never got it. The breakfast buffet was slightly cold. $18 in April it should be PERFECT! No map of the hotel layout. Seemed like I was always asking where things were and what door to go out of (no marked amenities on the elevator buttons either, that would have been nice). Elevator had a tv in it running info-mercials. Thought that was weird. The hilite of the trip was going to downtown Miami and eating at the Oceanaire restaurant. Wish I would've stayed more downtown. Miami Beach and The Alexander is somewhere I won't visit again. Too old and needs revamping. Oh and the best part is when we walked in to register, two English guys were cursing and yelling at the staff about something...they were even showing the staff a picture on their cell phones. Not sure what that was all about but made me wonder....

Large rooms good for family, not as noisy as many miami hotels

I was just alright. Nothing special. I am sure there are much better places for the money. Beware of the no-refills of soda at Shula's. Staff was ok. Rooms were good sized.

5225 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center

Located in Mid Beach, The Alexander Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Mount Sinai Medical Center and Miami City Ballet. This 102-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Located centrally in Miami Beach, it's also near Lincoln Road Mall and Bass Museum of Art.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 102 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and balconies. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. Guests can expect WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Guests of The Alexander Hotel have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Valet parking is USD 26.00 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 23 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include 2 spa tubs, a sauna, and WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Junior Signature Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Signature Suite

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Alexander Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (5) Friends (2)
2

not as advertised, poor front desk service.

Everyone

We were disappointed in that this hotel is not as advertised. When researching a hotel for our family one of the reasons I chose the Alexander was that it was a "leisurely stroll to shopping and dining". Since we did not have a car I wanted something within walking distance. It turns out to be about 3 miles, which isn't a stroll with children. We had to use outside transportation (we used Uber) to get around. This was an unexpected cost to our trip. Since the Alexander was "away from the hustle and bustle" of South Beach I didn't think it would attract the Spring Break crowd. I was wrong about that and our family awoke each night we were there to loud music/noise. Security did respond, but it didn't keep those people from starting up again later. I realize this was a problem with disrespectful guests more that a hotel issue, but it made for a vacation that was not restful. Also advertised on their website is that "each time you stay, you will receive 2 complimentary drinks, 2 waters and a beach bag". While I am not being petty about free things, I did bring this to the attention of the front desk and was told "we no longer do that". My point that I explained to him was that when comparing hotels and seeing they had that extra perk, it made it seem like they were a classy hotel, offering that little "extra" for their guests. It took 3 requests in a 24 hour time frame to get the extra blankets I requested, which was very frustrating.

By , from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2017

4

great hotel, right on the beach

Everyone

The Alexander Hotel looks a little dated when you walk through the lobby and go up the elevator, but we were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room. It was beautiful with black and white decor. We had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a balcony. It was great to have an apartment type place to stay with the benefits of a hotel. I highly recommend this hotel.

By on Mar 20, 2016

2

past it's prime.

Couples

An old classic that needs to spend some intense time under renovation. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The hotels in this area all have that chic, retro feel, catering to that "certain" clientele, who's parents and their parents have been coming to the area. Unfortunately, their grandparents probably sat on the same furniture! The suite appeared to have gone through a semi renovation, that just never was completed. Broken fixtures throughout, with rust and dirt everywhere. All-in-all, the hotel is well past its prime. Sadly, it just doesn't warrant the nightly rate. Although we had a lovely evening, we would not return, until after some very heavy upgrades.

By on Dec 6, 2014

2

too expensive but good

Couples

please note that valet parking isbthe only way to keep your vehicle safe and it costs around 27$. self parking is free but it is not inside hotel and is very limited. the room is ok, second bathroom flush didnt work. they didnt give us a good beach vuew as promised.

By on Nov 22, 2014

3

great location, rooms are older

Couples

Awesome location on Miami Beach, perfect scenery and paradise beach with white sand and transparent blue water just outside the hotel, and great pools. But, the rooms are needing remodel as they are quite old. Also, bedding is old and shows signs of age, should be replaced. The A/C only worked if put at about 65, too cold for our tastes. We toured around Miami Beach, Miami downtown, went on a day trip to the Bahamas using Balearia Bahamas Express. We also drove around Miami beach and did some shopping at Bal Harbour Shops and Lincoln Road Mall.

By on Sep 4, 2013

5

family beach vacation

Families

My family of four, including two teenagers, just spent 9 days at this hotel. We all agree it was the best Florida vacation ever. Hotel is small so the pools and beachfront were not overly crowded. All suite hotel and our two bedroom suite was updated and immaculate with beautiful, comfortable furnishings. The housekeeping staff were top notch. I cannot say enough about the staff, in general from the front desk to the concierge, they were all gracious and helpful. We had a problem with one our our TV's. Engineering came within 30 min to look at it, could not find the problem, and had a replacement on the wall within an hour!Highly reccommend.

By on Apr 4, 2013

4

awesome vacation

GetawayWithFriends

We were pleased with the room layout, as well as the staff and cleanness.

By on Oct 16, 2012

3

i expected more from 4* hotel

Families

all door made agly noice because too old,TV in master bedroom stand so low that i hit my head very badly,the can opener didn't work,no enough hangers in bath room for towels and no any shelf for shampoo/conditioner insite of shower-cabine,location was no so good because no any fast food and restaurants close by,just if drive the car somethere,bar in pool-area was closed early as 6-7p.m. that very strange...rooms need being upgrade-furniture etc.too old and crazy-expencive valet-parking-$175

By on Aug 18, 2012

4

2 night stay

Families

The Alexander is set on a beautiful beach location, with a wonderful bar/snack area above the lower pool overlooking the beach. Our waiter and waitress were exceptional and gave us great advice and info regarding food and restaurants. Although our stay was short, the suite we stayed in made it comfortable even though it was raining. The suites could use an upgrade, regarding furniture and maybe a few patch jobs in the walls, but overall for the price we thought it was great!

By on Jul 24, 2012

3

not the best value

Couples

Overall our stay was nice, the staff was friendly and outgoing, we felt safe, and it had a good location. The pool was dirty, very disappointed, might have had something to do with the roof replacement project –had we known that we would not have stayed there due to noise and smell. The beach area is nice but bring $30 cash with you if you want to rent 2 chairs and an umbrella for the day. Our room was Extremely outdated… notice the website doesn’t show you photos of the rooms/suites? If you miss the look of 1983 you will love it! We however will not stay here again. check-out 3-4-12

By on Mar 5, 2012