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“Great hotel with (many) small exceptions” 4 of 5 stars
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Daddy O Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9660 East Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154   |  
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
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“Great hotel with (many) small exceptions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband and I loved the place. Staff was super. Walls so thin we could hear someone snoring in the next room on one side ...on the other side was an adjoining room and we could hear their conversation. I expect they heard us too though. The bed was probably the best I have ever slept in - outstanding. Now for the small exceptions. I left my laptop sitting on the floor overnight. When I used it the following morning, very small bugs and fast ones kept coming out of the frame of the PC. I killed in excess of 30 of them but the part that creeped us out was we knew that they came from the carpeting we were walking on with our bare feet. The bugs may just be a Florida thing and something we Minnesotans are not used to. Had my PC not been on the floor we would have been none the wiser. According to the gal at the front desk, we had the largest room in the place. We still thought it was small but we liked it a lot and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
We certainly hope to see you again! We apologize about the creepy crawlers. Ants in Miami are a common occurrence and we’ve already made strides to rectify the problem. Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our staff. We strive to make all our guest feel welcome, and help with any of their needs while staying with us. Thank you for the review, we appreciate it very much.

Warm Regards,
Daddy O Associates
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very friendly staff, couldn't have been more helpful. Very tasteful art deco styling to my room (113a) and all public areas. Reasonable free continental breakfast, FREE international telephone calls from your room. Lots of nice shops, restaurants etc within 5 minutes walk of the property. Seems like a very safe area to walk around in. What else could you want for the money?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you very much for the review. We are very proud of our location- close to most all of Miami’s tourist attractions, shops, and eateries. Thank you also for noticing the décor. We try to make your stay comfortable and ascetically pleasing, while adding free international and domestic long distance, free continental breakfast, and free wi-fi in all rooms and common areas. Our aim is to make our guests feel comfortable and happy while staying at the Daddy O , and we’re quite pleased that we did just that for you. Hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks,
Daddy O Hotel Team
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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Daddy O Hotel. The Thing we like the most was the staf. Everybody were really helpfull and friendlly, mainly Fabiana Petroni, who stayed at the front desk. We Forgot a package in the hotel and she was very kind sending it back to us in Brazil! We recomend!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for the review! Fabiana and all of our staff appreciate your recognition. And we’re very pleased to mail back lost or forgotten items to guests. Its just another way that the Daddy O takes care of their guests- checked in or not. Thanks again. We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
Daddy O Hotel Staff
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a wonderful time!!!The Hotel is just perfect, the rooms are big and clean! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Jane, Courtney, Kevin and Elaine were really great people. The location is good too, close to the beach and many nice restaurants.


We cant wait to go back to Miami and we would definitely stay at the Daddy o Hotel again.

Room Tip: We had room 225 a, the staff told us that it was one of the biggest rooms. It was really nice and ve...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thank you for posting a 5 star review of the Daddy O Hotel on tripadvisor. Jane, Courtney, Kevin, Elaine and the rest of our staff thanks you for mentioning their efforts towards making your stay a success. We do hope that when you plan your next vacation to Miami you will return to the Daddy O Hotel for another peaceful stay.
Thank you,
Daddy O Hotel team
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

At the arrival of the hotel we had a bottle of wine and a letter wishing us a happy anniversary from the staff. All of the staff was very friendly. Decor was beautiful. Rooms were nice and clean. Only downside is they didn't have a pool, which we didn't even care to much about anyway.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
We’re happy that you’ve enjoyed your anniversary with us! The Daddy O staff strives to make our guests feel happy and well attended to. Thank you for taking notice of all our efforts. We hope you come and celebrate all your milestones with the Daddy O Hotel.
Thank you,
Daddy O Hotel Team
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We spent our anniversary weekend here while going to a Miami footbal game. The hotel was very neat the rooms were clean and comfortable. Loved that it was dog friendly. Great little boutique. A far amount of the review said the walls where thin but we didn't have an issue with it, maybe because we were in a corner room? We were able to get a great deal they were running on hotels.com for around $75 total so this made the value excellent. I think I would still pay up to $125 for it. We would definitely go back! The only thing was the area was a little bit intimdating when we arrived at night as there were some surrounding buildings that were "ragged" by daylight though it seemed to be a decent area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thank you for posting a great review of the Daddy O Hotel on tripadvisor. We would like to thank you for spending your anniversary weekend with us and we hope that you return to Daddy O Hotel the same time next year. Yes, we are a pet friendly hotel, we charge a modest $10 per night per pet for small animals under 25 pounds. All of our rooms are not pet friendly, so we ask that you please announce that you are bringing a pet prior to check in so that we are able to provide you with one our 6 pet friendly rooms. Please do not let the area intimidate you, Bay Harbor Islands and Bal Harbour is one of the most upscale areas in all of South Florida. At first site you may notice a few buildings that are under renovation, but when taking a second look most people take notice of the endless amount of high end cars, the famous upscale shopping area Bal Harbour Shops and the beautiful beach. We assure you that this area is one of the safest locations in all of Miami Beach.
All the Best,
Daddy O Hotel Team
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I live about 4 hrs driving / 30 minutes flying from Miami in Tampa, so I travel to South Florida & the Miami area fairly often. I've stayed at many locations in the city over the years, from tiny old art deco places on South Beach to some of the most coveted hotels. By far, the Daddy O offered me the best experience and best bang for my buck I've ever gotten.

I booked last notice, just hours before my arrival and the hotel staff was incredibly accommodating. They were welcoming, gracious and mannerly, willing to answer all of my questions with a smile (which was refreshing considering nearly all hotel staffs I've experienced in Miami have been somewhat rude).

The hotel itself is very up to date and cleanly. The bedding is impeccable & that's usually where I'm most dissatisfied as a traveler. Although the rooms are a bit small, they are very comfortable, clean and perfect for solo travelers & couples. Every morning there is a complimentary breakfast spread; freshly baked local muffins, bagels & bread, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, fresh juices.. A perfect way to start the day. There's also a lovely intimate restaurant on the property, a bit pricey but worth every cent.

The Daddy O is located in one of the ritziest areas of Miami yet is incredibly well priced & affordable for the average traveler. The hotel has very reasonable parking at just $8 a day in comparison to the average $20 or $30 I'm accustomed to forking over. Also, wifi is complimentary and there are no hidden fees revealed at checkout. The Bay Harbor / Bal Harbor area is very safe and quiet (which is relieving to come back to after a long day or night on the town). The Shoppes at Bal Harbor is an easy 5 minute walk from the hotel and South Beach is a 5-10 minute drive depending on traffic.

I will literally never be booking anywhere else.. The Daddy O exceeds all of my needs when traveling to Miami and made my stay better than ever.

Ask for Billy and Jeff!! They were so friendly and professional.. They'll be more than willing to lead anyone in the direction of some fun in the sun :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you for posting a 5 star review of the Daddy O Hotel on tripadvisor. Your review, description of the Daddy O hotel and surrounding areas could not have written any better, your details are spot on. We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed and kind review of our establishment. Billy and Jeff would like to say thank you for mentioning their efforts towards making your stay at the Daddy O Hotel pleasant. Now that you have found your new home away from home we look forward to you returning in the near future.
Thank you,
Daddy O Hotel Associates
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Address: 9660 East Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Location: United States > Florida > Bay Harbor Islands
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Bay Harbor Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Daddy O Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated in March 2010, our small, stylish boutique hotel provides guests with a sophisticated yet personal experience along with convenient access to South Beach hot spots, dining, shopping, nightlife and beaches. ... more   less 
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