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Design Suites Miami Beach

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Other than direct access to the beach this place has nothing to offer its visitors. Its far away from the main hub of Miami beach amidst concrete condo jungle. You need car to go everywhere. The beach itself is ok and if you are lucky you can get your hands on beach towels unless they are all out! As usual...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is not your traditional chain/hotel, so you need to set different expectations here. I had read up on the cumbersome check-in process described by other reviewers, which in entirety is true. You have a check-in desk (lots of slow paper-work), a security desk (again, paper-work, counter foils), and then the parking kiosk (more punches, stamps) and a parking card...

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Facundo Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank You Very Much for Your Review! It was a really interesting and complete review. You described exactly the experience at Design Suites at Castle Beach. Really important to understand that we are not a 4 star hotel, we are proudly 3 stars. And it important to understand that the Castle is a condo apartment, that could make the checkin/registration...

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

At one time, Design Suites would have been a spectacular place to stay with the beach so close and a super sized pool. The bling of the foyer, created by the giant chandelier, regal chairs, mirrors and generous spaces, recalls past days as a Playboy hotel. Unfortunately, Design Suites hasn't aged gracefully. The condos' different owners seem to have widely...

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I booked this place and then read all the bad reviews so I was super nervous about staying here, but overall my room was pretty great. I had an ocean view, awesome view. I couldn't hear any of my neighbors. Our room came with a fridge and microwave, along with dishes which I wasn't sure if it came with his...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family and we are delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday. Our location is superb and we’re pleased that you were able to explore the local area. You’ve been with us for two years in a row, and we are already looking...

Ecuador
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Miami was a very gratifying experience because I could see a friend who had not seen for 10 years. We stayed for 3 days at hotel with my sister, cousins and friends. Two full days we went to the mall, and in the afternoon we walked quite a bit along the whole shore of the beach and decided to go...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a delight to welcome you to Miami Beach and we’re delighted that you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 14 December 2016

If your purpose is to have fun daily & relax at night this is the place where you should be looking. They have studios with two queen size beds & crockery for 4, so if your budget is not so high you can have at least one of the meals in house. On the other hand the building was fully...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

It was a delight to welcome you to Miami Beach and we thank you for sharing your review.We value your feedback and hope you’ll allow us to welcome you again for future visits to Miami. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My requirements for spending the thanksgiving in Miami Beach were: private beach access Ocean front ( not ocean view) room Clean No resort fees Really free parking (that's hard to find here) Swimming pool Less than $160/night Got all these, happy. Some observations: pool is not heated, the apartment is minimalist white IKEA style (I like it), small kitchenette with...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

We thank you for sharing your review with us and apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stay away from this place! The check-in is like an immigration process...first they check you in at front desk (took 10min) and then there is a 'second check-in' at their security. It took me 45min in queue to come to find out that I simply hand over a slip that they gave me from the front desk. I have zero...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings from Miami Beach. Thank you for sharing your review. While we value your feedback, we’re disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We hope you can accept our apologies and perhaps allow us another opportunity to host you on your next visit to Miami Beach. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Leeds
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stayed here for 1 night - mainly because it had free parking (parking in Miami is a nightmare and costly!). The rooms look OK at first (from a distance) but when you look at areas in detail the finish is quite shabby and dated. We only slept at the hotel to can't really comment on things like the restaurant,...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Guests come back year after year for our pool, beach views and the hospitality of our team. We’re delighted that you enjoyed yourself while with us and hope you’ll join us again on your next visit to Miami Beach. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Reviewed 11 November 2016

This place needs to be torn down. This is the kind of place that is commonly referred to as a flop house. The place has seen it's glory days many many years ago, It was dirty and badly in need of paint and remodeling. I wouldnt recomend this place to a homeless person. As soon as we got to our...

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Facundo Y, Public Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Did you stay at Design Suites Miami Beach? There are a few management companies in the Building. Please let us know so we can proceed with our reply. Thank you. Design Suites Miami Beach

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $175 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Design Suites Miami Beach Florida
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#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#109 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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