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Essex House

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1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2006

I surprised my husband with a trip to SouthBeach for our anniversary and stayed at the Essex Hotel! It was a terrible choice! The carpet in our room was filthy, the lamps did not work in our room. The shower was moldy and the shower head had rust all over it. The walls were disgusting have things all over it.... More 

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los angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2006

We stayed in the Essex House and our room was broken into. The staff was very unresponsive and actually accused us (!) of making it up, even after a police report was filed. On top of that, the rooms are worn and loud.

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London
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2006

This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in, do not even think about stepping foot in here! The bedrooms are filthy, the bedding had not been cleaned and smelled, its depressing and looks like a crime scene from CSI Miami! Some kind of strange gas was being pumped into our room via the air conditioning unit. We were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2006

We stayed at the Essex 2 years ago, since it seems to have changed hands. The fridge/bar that we once had was gone and the rooms did not look as well cared for as they once were. The rooms were worn with black scuff marks on the walls paint was pealing in the bathroom and tub and the extractor fan... More 

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london
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2006

we stayed for 3 nights in may 2006. we had very dirty rooms and vey bad service, do not stay here!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2006

My girlfiends and I were so excited about our trip to Miami. As is mentioned below, the website gave the impression that this hotel was a clean, safe place to stay. As soon as we walked in the lobby, I could tell that the Essex was not what it seemed. The carpets are filthy. Our 'courtyard suite' was one room.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2006

Travelers thinking of staying at this hotel should know that the pictures portrayed on the internet are far from what they'll see in person. The hotel has not been updated in a few decades. The furntiure is dirty (fabric), the linens are very cheap (and stained), the bathroom is cramped, not to mention very unappealing. The pool is more like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2006

THIS IS THE WORST HOTEL I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. Ive never changed hotels before and have always made the most of my holidays and am not one to spend anytime in the hotel other than to sleep and get ready, but this hotel was depressing and had a damp cold feel to it. Its dirty and hasnt been refurbished... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2006

i've probably stayed at the essex 5-6 times over the last 3 years and have always found it clean and adequate, with friendly service and a great rate compared to other south beach hotels. often there are special rates available through their 800 number, and indeed, this stay was $89 for 1 night and i was given one of their... More 

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Brooklyn
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2006

What a shame. The building has a beautiful exterior and the porch is absolutely lovely. The problems begin when you walk in the door. I was greeted by a surly front desk person. When I got to my "suite" (actually a large room), I found that the furniture and carpets were filthy - just as others have written. The bathroom... More 

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