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Howard Johnson Plaza Miami Beach North

8701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa)
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Howard Johnson Plaza Miami Beach North
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Ranked #173 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

OMG did this hotel have to change its name to get rid of bad revievs or was there some other change? Well we visited this building december 2011 and wrote my bad experiences here. The there was noisy corridors, not so clean rooms, the location was bad. Also the was breakfast included then, but you would only be allowed to... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We flew into Miami from Orlando and missed our flight by 7 minutes. No other flights were available so we were re-booked for the next morning at 7:15 a.m. We were given a "distressed rate" for the Howard Johnsons of $82.00 and sent on our way. We went down to wait for the HJ shuttle bus at 8:00 p.m. NOTHING!!!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I came to Miami for the Battlefrog Race that was at a nearby park. Otherwise I would never stay in Hialeah. No one speaks english in Haileah. Anyway, the hotel is super run down. The gym is 3 pieces of equipment, not even enough to work out with. The business center is not free and by no means is it... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I booked this hotel as it was a fair price and a good location. After parking and going to our room we noticed the hotel wasnt exactly up to date. It seemed ok, with a fridge in the room. There was a few dints in the walls, the door lock was tired and the bathroom was clearly very old. This... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have state at this particular HoJo on two occasions. It was refreshing to see the second time around that the hotel had done a renovation/redecoration. The first time I was there the creepy people statues used to scare the poop out of me!! My only down side is the breakfast. It is pretty good, just a bit more excitement... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's not your 5 star all inclusive hotel or resort, but the great staff made you feel like it. Didn't have any issues. We drove to Miami and walked into the hotel. They gave us the best room available at the best rate. Waived the daily fees and also gave a free night! If you don't mind a little roughness,... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The hotel has a great view of the ocean, if your room is on the correct side of the hotel. The towel service is good, and they offer tours too. What really pissed me off though was that housekeeping staff stole some of our things, and knocked over several of our things while cleaning the room without caring to put... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Great value hotel only around $100 a night and you really get what you pay for reasonable bed fairly large room the air conditioner worked well but sounded like a Mack truck bathroom hasn't been updated since the 1970's great view from the room of North Miami beach no verandah saline all a good value beach hotel to enjoy the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not the newest hotel. Not the hottest South Beach location. But a great alternative if you do not want bad surprises for something unknown. Good hotel, good location, nice overall structure. The good classic building is just at the beach and between Bal Harbour and South Beach.

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Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

as for miami beach very cozy and quiet place. 5 min to the ocean, breakfast average level. staff helping, but not very mush assisting. as i arriving first time, meeting home security office at the door was a bit scary experience. the window frames, and bathroom, floor would need some renovation. no complains on bed size or quality for good... More 

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