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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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Suffield, Oh
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25 hotel reviews
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“What a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This hotel was awesome! We will definitely be back! The rooms were great; well appointed, quiet and spotless-extremely comfortable! The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating-really unbelievable how pleasant EVERYONE who worked there was! Continental breakfast was ample with fresh bagels, bread and muffins daily. So convenient to the beach as well--and free chairs, towels and umbrellas to take with you, too. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance--and a terrific high end mall! Right next door was The Palm which had fabulous food and service complete with a bar if you prefer. We really can't stress the value for the price! One note-no blow dryers or irons in the room, but probably available at the desk--everything else was!

Room Tip: There are only 35 rooms in this hotel...I can't imagine any being badly placed....no elevator th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
We are so happy you’ve enjoyed your vacation with us! Our aim at the Daddy O is always to make our guest feel satisfied with their stay, and we are so pleased you were. Our complimentary continental breakfast, wi-fi and international/ domestic long distance are just small perks we like to offer our guest for staying with us. Please visit us again as soon as possible.
Thank you,
Daddy O Hotel Team
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Great value. Great location. Great room. Great staff. Horrible sound insulation. If it weren't for the thin walls this hotel is 5 stars all day. Bal Harbour Shops, great restaurants, and beach just a short walk. 5 minute drive to Haulover Beach. I love this hotel and will make it my base of operations on my frequent trips to Miami.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, November 13, 2012
Great review! Thank you so much. We are so proud of our location,staff, and accommodations. We hope to see you again really soon!
Thanks again,
Daddy O Hotel Associates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The hotel is fantastic. There was no fridge or microwave but these may or may not be available on request, you should ask the hotel, I can't remember if they are or not. They were offering cold beer for $2 each when I stayed so that was good. They offer valet parking (if you take a car PLEASE see the tip I've provided with this review) and they have staff to take your heavy bags to your room (no elevator).

I was served by a very friendly latin girl upon my arrival (I think her name was Elaine) and she was very welcoming and polite. The hotel throughout was clean and the room was near immaculate (there was a slight stain on the floor but it is clear it had been cleaned since so didn't gross me out)

They use key cards for the room so this gave the impression of a very secure environment and there was no smell in the room... no damp, nothing foul etc. Included in the room is a TV, a very luxurious, comfy bed, a coffee maker and an ipod compatible radio. Its fairly no-thrills when you think about it, but the design and simplicity made this a very enjoyable place to stay.

Other reviews suggested that the walls are paper thin so I must've been lucky as I heard nothing either side of me. The room I had was fairly small but, as I was travelling solo, this wasn't of concern to me.

This place is located very close to Bal Harbor Shops, its very luxurious so if you are on a tight budget, forget it (think Saks Fifth Avenue, yes it even has one of those there so dig deep into your wallets, but it also contains affordable restaurants). The best place to go for food and drink is Harding Avenue, it has an array of banks, restaurants and a CVS pharmacy, which sells foodstuffs and drinks. All these venues are a 5 minute walk from Daddy O, over the 96th Street (Kane Concourse) bridge.

I haven't added photos as the camera I used to take them suffered an untimely demise in an incident I suffered at the Everglades.

If I visit Miami again, this will be where I stay without a second thought. A special thanks to Elaine for the service she provided :-D

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Thank you so much for the review! Elaine and all of our staff are happy that you’ve noticed their efforts to make your stay enjoyable- from keeping your room immaculate, to brightening your morning with a cup of coffee and a smile. We are here to delight our guest in any way possible. We too are happy with the simplicity of our hotel-while providing some surprising frills- such as free wi-fi, international and domestic long distance, and soon we will be adding refrigerators in the rooms as well. We are an affordable hotel for the Bal Harbor vicinity, and though we do charge for parking, it is nothing compared to the charges in the area. Otherwise, our guests would be subject to run back and forth paying meters. With the $8 payment, we do the grunt work for you. The most important part of the hotel is to feel comfortable and at home with us; we’re glad we could do that for you. We hope to see you again soon, and no Everglades mishaps next time!

Sincere thanks,
Daddy O Hotel Staff
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

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We travelled to Florida Oct 2nd-7th 2012 and decided to do something new and break the trip up by staying in Miami and also going to Key West for a couple of days, then back to Miami. We usually stay on South Beach the entire time but again decided to change that up as well. We needed to find a hotel room in Miami the day we arrived and booked a room at the "Daddy O". Upon arrival outside of the hotel, we were Pleasantly surprised!! and the atmosphere was relaxed. The inside front lobby was just as nice. The colors and decor of the "Daddy O" give a sexy and exotic feel to it, and the "Wyclef Jean" playing over the front lobby sound system didn't hurt either. We were assisted with checking in by Elaine. Elaine was professional, helpful and friendly, she went out of her way to make sure we had a good room which was very clean and the bed was so comfortable. The Asst. General Mgr. Courtney was also at the front desk and we observed her going above and beyond to make sure a deposit was returned to the credit card of a past guest. The "Daddy O" has a great look, the front lounge chairs are also very comfortable and inviting to drink your $2 for Any beer special they were having. They also have a nice continental breakfast to start your day. This was our very first time ever staying outside of "South Beach" and only stayed one night at "Daddy O" due to the fact we had already booked another hotel in Miami upon our return from Key West but we would definitely stay at the "Daddy O" again and for more than one night!!!

Room Tip: Check in with Elaine or Asst. General Mgr. Courtney
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, November 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. It’s a shame you only got to stay with us one day, but we are so happy you did. Elaine, Courtney, and all of our staff are grateful that you’ve noticed their efforts to make you r stay enjoyable. We’re glad you were able to take advantage of our Oktoberfest beer promotion- $2 beers all October long, and now $3 all of November. And just so you know, if you aren’t able to come back this month, we sell wine and beer all year long! We hope you can come and visit us again soon!
Thank you,
Daddy O Hotel Team
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The best check-in you could have! We arrived after 3 days at Sea. We were tired, hungry and in need of a shower! The crew at Daddio's are so accommodating and friendly even though we were a little sea weathered! The room was spacious, clean and wonderfully decorated! The Shower is big enough for two! The water pressure and temperature was perfect! The bed was so comfortable! The people who where staying were so friendly and happy, it was like sitting on your own front porch chatting with your neighbors! Morning continental breakfast is fast, fresh and healthy! Parking is easy. Location is away from hustle!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Daddy O is definitely the place to go when you need to relax. We are very proud of our rooms, and showers too, thank you for noticing. Our aim is to help our guest feel at home at all times. We’re very pleased with your review.
Thank you,
Daddy O Hotel Staff
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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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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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*
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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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