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The Carlton South Beach

3.0 of 5 1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Carlton Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

This hotel is really nice placed, the rates are ok, and the front desk staff rocks. It is located in the back of Ocean Drive, three blocks south from Lincoln Road and one from Espanola Way BUT there is stuff that needs to be improved, for example there is no trashcan in the room only in the bathroom, They ran... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here in February 2015 with 2 other friends. The reception area is just an empty hall with a ugly stainless steel desk in it. The receptionist wasn't really friendly either. We had a double queen room and it was disgusting. Squeaky old doors, nasty curtains, old stained bathroom with horrible plumbing and a crappy shower. The pool was dirty... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a dump. They tripled their rates because of the Miami boat show and my friends assumed they were booking us into a decent hotel. This place is dirty, the shower swings from scalding to freezing water, the sink was falling off the wall, the shower knob did fall off, disgusting looking pool, etc. The people who own... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night before a cruise. Desk clerk, Hosea, was very courteous and helpful. Room was very clean overlooking the pool area. Very nice veranda with comfortable chairs for people watching. Excellent area, close to beach, restaurants, shopping and bars. Would definitely stay there again. It's hard for me to believe this is the same hotel some other reviewers described.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to book this hotel because it was very central and within our budget. Also, it stated its a 3 star hotel. It is literally a motel. The carpeting is terrible, the AC made an annoying noise that wasn't fixed, the staff is unpolished (at best). To sum it up, we were booked to stay for 4 nights, but... More 

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night and have to say that is the most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed in, stains all over the carpets, room smelled, stains and god knows what were on the sheets. The front desk let us look at 3 rooms and we chose what we thought was the least dirty.....stay away from this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I came here for the summer of 2014. I was extremely disappointed. My only regret for this bad review was the extremely kind older man that works there. I'm not sure his position there but he was very helpful throughout our stay. Our room was the worst part. It was literally four white walls with a couple beds. I found... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Extra cost when you check in... for amenities, like the disgusting pool chairs and towels that you have to ask for, stained bed linen, and maybe the coffee mugs with little packets of creamer and sugar but no coffee pot or coffee anywhere in sight. Musty room, sink stuck to wall with a boat load of caulk that is still... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was a little nervous when our cab driver hadn't heard of this place, and this was one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. We arrived around 5pm and were told our rooms were not ready yet, and check in was at 4pm. The person working looked at us like we were crazy when we asked if we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This hotel is basic and falling to pieces Homeless guys sleeping on hotel varenda not welcoming staff did nothing Staff asking for cigarettes from guests Bathroom sink almost falling off he wall Shower left over from the 1960's The room was musty and fittings falling to pieces Tthe telephone bleeped every 10 seconds Our room was not cleaned one day... More 

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Address: 1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Carlton Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carlton South Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Carlton Hotel Miami Beach
Carlton Hotel South Beach
Carlton Miami Beach

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