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Travel Lodge Monaco Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Sunny Isles Beach
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Not proud to say that I stayed in this dump. Which by the way is listed also as Travel Lodge Monaco Sunny Isles. This is the worse place I have ever stayed in my life.

The rooms do not have A/C controls. We complaint to the front desk about the temperature and their response was "it is a central A/C system and is very hot outside today, Sir", maybe because Miami weather is not supposed to be hot - I guess. However, I must say they were kind enough to send a ventilator, which we put in the only spot possible - blocking the entrance to the bathroom. Ohh, and the bathroom, lets start by saying that the tub was not draining and the front desk attendant came with a toilet pump to flush it. The temperature of the water was either freezing or boiling - no middle point.

The beds were squeaky and uncomfortable. Very little sleep, but not only because of the beds. You can hear the snoring coming from the next room, to say the least and keep this review PG rated.

The cleaning, was horrendous. One day we saw a cockroach on our way out, and when we returned, it was dead - belly up in front of the door. Apparently the house keeping staff stepped on it in front of the entrance door, and left it there to welcome us. The house keepers "cleaned" the floor with a dirty mop, leaving the floor sticky and smelly.

There are some areas of the balconies supported by construction shoring - I wonder how this place is operating like that.

The ocean front facade is closed and looks like a set for an horror movie.

After all these facts, you can not even imagine this property have a "resort fee" charged on top of the rate. Which is the most insulting thing they can do. Reason why I have to make sure to write a review for the two different profiles they have for the same property. Nobody deserves to be lead to believe this is an acceptable property. Anyway, if you are looking for adventure or a somewhat funny tale to tell your friend; come !

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

Great spot, beach front, pretty affordable due to its location. You don't have to pass by any lobby to access the beach.
I´ve been there some times, rooms equiped with kitchen are great, others just ok. Though WiFi was terrible I would go back.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Sometimes I don't really believe reviews that just completely trash a hotel or motel. But in this case, BELIEVE IT. Read and believe all of the negative reviews about this horrible dump of a motel.

Our room had no climate controls. You are at the mercy of the motel management for your climate control.

Our room had a toilet that didn't flush properly, hot water that went from scorching to luke warm and no microwave. There was no luggage cart and our room on the second floor had only stairs -- no elevator that we could find.

There is inadequate parking so they have you block people in and leave your car keys at the front desk so it can be moved by motel personnel. And for the privilege of parking there, you are billed $12 a night for parking!

To top it off, this beachfront motel has practically no access to the beach! The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything going on in adjacent rooms. No wifi either.

The place is old and, we figure, poorly maintained because it's going to be a knocker-downer for somebody who comes in and buys the place to build a high-rise there.

The only good thing I can say about this establishment is that the pool looked nice. But we didn't use it. No hot tub.

Finally, when we checked out, we were billed an additional $12 for a "resort fee!" Talk about a joke! They should have paid me a "dump fee" to stay there.

Don't waste your money on this place. It's the worst money I've ever paid for lodging -- nearly $160 when the parking, "resort fee" and taxes were tacked on to the basic room rate.

Room Tip: There isn't a good room in this place.
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The hotel does not comply with the name 'resort' as the breakfast is not even included. Probably because there is a pizzeria in the lobby where one can also order breakfast.

The place is in desperate need of repairs as in several places construction support beams are placed and there are many leaks of the gutters. There is a small pool en also some beach. nobody seems to make use of this however. We didn't as there are many other sights to see and things to do while in Miami.

In the lot next door heavy construction for a new highrise hotel is being done. This bothers you only if you like to sleep in.

The room itself was a good size with double beds. \service was ok, but the occasional hair could be fund in sink or bath afterwards

Location was pretty good on the top of Miami Beach and ok in terms of price. One wonders why the owner does not tear the place down for building a neat high rise hotel.

Room Tip: choose a room not located where construciton is going on next door.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank WouterF
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

This hotel is in desperate need of a makeover,or a bulldozer. Broken railings on the balcony,A/C that doesnt work,altho they guy at the front said it was just fixed that day,broken ice machine,with no sign.The ONLY good thing I will say about the room,was the view and the fact that it is right on the beach.We had planned to stay 3 nights, after travelling 2500 miles, but between the mold in the bathtub caulking ,watching the grounds keeper feed a large pack of gulls when people are laying out there,to everything else, one night was enough.. For a few bucks more there are way better places on the beach

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Trish W
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Additional Information about Travel Lodge Monaco Oceanfront Resort

Address: 17501 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-2822
Region: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Sunny Isles Beach
Number of rooms: 105
Also Known As:
Travel Lodge Monaco Oceanfront Hotel Miami Beach
Travel Hotel Monaco Oceanfront
Travel Lodge Monaco Oceanfront Resort Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

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