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“Love This Place!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hotel of South Beach
Ranked #20 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Love This Place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

Ok, I have stayed at this hotel at least ten times. It's consistently good and the location is fantastic! It's a sexy, adult gem right in the best part of South Beach. Most of my trips have been in off-season. My advice, bring your partner and leave the kids at home to stay here. They take kids, but why would you bring your kids to South Beach?!?!?!?
So, the best part, the rooftop pool! It's very laid-back and sexy. It's "European" or "Miami" or whatever you want to call it. The bottom line is that you can wear whatever you want or don't want here (topless). The pool is run by the bartenders and they are great! Especially Martin (that's Mar-Tin, with the accent on the last syllable). They make great drinks, and do whatever to make you happy. The pool is generally not too busy depending at what time of the year you go. Please, ladies, take your tops off at this pool!! It makes everyone else more comfortable and you're in Miami! LOL...
One other thing to know about the pool: they lock it up at night but there's a back stairway that takes you up there 24 hours. Great for midnight skinny-dip ;-)
The rooms aren't spectacular here; they are small but very functional and well designed by Todd Oldham. They have been exactly the same for the last ten years, but that's okay; they still work. The beds are comfy and the showers are great! Besides, who wants to hang out in your room? You're in Miami, Trick!!!!
That said, get out and play! The Hotel is a central location to see all the fun of SoBe. My advice, you won't need a car here. Shopping, the beach, restaurants, bars, etc. are just a few blocks away. Just walk or cab; it unless you want to head up to Haulover Beach (Miami's nude beach, which, BTW, is the best nude beach I've ever been to). You can take the bus up A1A to get there ..... but that's another review.
So, leave the kiddies at home and stay here for a sexy Miami getaway...

Room Tip: The best rooms are the one's that overlook 8th Street on the third floor.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

From start to finish, The Hotel was fantastic. Great location, great facilities, great food and service.
We arrived, having travelled from Orlando and were greeted with complimentary upgrade to penthouse! As we were on honeymoon, we signed up to be gold members and recieved room upgrade,wine and complimentary continental breakfast which was beautiful. We were one minute from beach,although pool was so nice it was hard to leave! Rooms were spotless, lift was kinda slow but we were never in a rush.
Staff were great, overall a great headstart before we set sail on cruise and would def stay there again. Really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

The Hotel works like a charm. Best value for money so far in SoBe and the staff is wonderful. Big thanks to David!

The rooms are clean and almost everything worked perfectly. Still suggest to avoid rooms on the first floor. Originally our room was 106, but sleeping was quite impossible because of a loud humming sound right behind the outer wall. Got our room changed to a one in the third floor. First promised to have a room with a view, but turned out to be a room with blurred window and a smaller bed. For that I give a small minus.

Pool on the roof is a must after all day of walkin and the Valet service was very precise.
Over all everything worked wonderfully and we had a great visit. Big thanks to David and the concierge services (Thanks for the Heat tickets). C U again!

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view and upper floors.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kearny, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Stayed at The Hotel from May19-24, 2012. Had a very pleasant stay. Staff is very friendly. Housekeeping is very thorough and kept our room very clean. They would offer us extra towels every evening which was nice. Bed was soo comfy! Bathroom was clean, big and the shower head was awesome! Roof Top pool very nice and the bar was awesome. Bartender friendly and attentive. Location is awesome. Right on Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach walking distance to all major shopping. Banana Republic, Guess, Puma, Kenneth Cole, Nine West...list goes on and on surround the hotel. Ocean drive was a block away and we were in a prime location near all the famous spots on Ocean Drive but able to walk back to our hotel which was in a much quieter area. Hotel provides you with complimentary beach chair, chair cover and towel which was awesome! I would def go back again and stay here.

Only negative thing I can say is that we had a horrible view. I had booked a king size bed room, they orginally put me in a queen size with a view of the strip..once they changed my room to king, we had a room of the alley way in the back of the hotel...other than that, this hotel is def a pleasant stay!

Room Tip: low number rooms have a horrible view...alley way
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Maritza M
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Long Beach, CA
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Keep in mind, South Beach is very overpriced to begin with. Other hotels in the near proximity are far cheaper and provide nicer facilities but if you are determined to stay in SoBe, The Hotel is probably the best value.

The room was well maintained as was the rest of the property and very clean. The mattress was comfortable and all amenities were good quality. The staff was absolutely outstanding and helpful in every way.

I have stayed in other hotels in SoBe that had paper thin walls but The Hotel seemed to be better insulated and quieter.

The only negative comment I have is the outrageous price of food. No omelet is worth the asking price of $16! And that doesn't include the mandatory 18% gratuity on all food items. Instead, we walked less than a block to the Chesterfield hotel for breakfast at about half the cost. Other nearby options are even cheaper.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Hotel of South Beach

Property: The Hotel of South Beach
Address: 801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5807
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price range (per night): $233 - $588
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel of South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1939, by master architect L. Murray Dixon, today the hotel encompasses 73 deluxe rooms and suites, a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views and Spire Bar & Lounge – a chic hot spot located rooftop behind the historic Tiffany spire. The new oceanfront addition to The Hotel of South Beach offers 20 breathtaking deluxe rooms, located at 800 Ocean Drive, bringing The Hotel of South Beach’s rooms and suites down to the ocean. ... more   less 
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