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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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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great hotel, would definitely stay there again. Very cozy environment, great welcoming staff and amazing location. Very close to the beach, mall, and great restaurants. Driving distance to South Beach. The staff was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us great recommendations of where to go eat.

Room Tip: You might want to get a room towards the back side of the hotel, front room was a little loud.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, June 4, 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Daddy O Hotel, and we thank you for your review. We hope that you will join us again soon.
Sincerely
Daddy O Staff
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This hotel is the best hotel I have ever stayed in, the staff was amazing and the decor was a wow factor. I would like to thank Asher for making our stay as amazing as it was. Upon arrival we just walked in to the hotel, and he checked us in, valet our car, and had our luggage brought up to our rooms. That was not all after we came down to the front desk he let us know were two gyms were, we went to La fitness because they had an olympic size pool, all we had to do was show them our room key and they let us right in. When we got back he set us up with a tour of miami, which was amazing.

Room Tip: second floor facing outside
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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, June 4, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at Daddy O hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely
Daddy O Team
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There aren't many choices of hotels in Bal Harbour. I wanted to stay at One Bal Harbour but it was more than my maximum company budget. I ended up at DaddyO and I really regret it. It was very noisy--I was in a room near to the lobby on the 1st floor and there was some kind of party going on there after 11PM. You can hear the people talking in the next room, and people walking upstairs. The wifi was terrible. It kept going in and out and it was excruciatingly slow. As a business traveler, getting a good night's sleep and having a reliable wifi connection are both a must. Both of these were terrible in this hotel. The service was also very poor. The staff were pleasant enough, but they are understaffed. I asked for a remote control for my TV, since it was missing in my room. I had to call back 30 minutes later because I still hadn't received it. The staff were just too busy to bring one to me. The check-in was also very slow, since there is only one person at the front desk. The air conditioning in the room is very frustrating. It either makes the room too cold or too warm, and it was impossible to get the temperature right. The rooms are shabby at best. They try to be trendy, and perhaps at one point, they were, but the furnishings just look cheap and dated. There is no gym or pool. On the positive side, the hotel is very well located (within walking distance) to the Shops at Bal Harbour, it's cheap, and the restaurant next door (The Palm) is excellent. But, next time I will stay at The Standard in Miami Beach and take a taxi 30 minutes into Bal Harbour to avoid having to stay at this very mediocre hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for posting a review of the Daddy O Hotel on tripadvisor. As the general manager of the Daddy O, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your recent stay. If there is anything I can do to change your mind about returning, please feel free to contact me directly so that I can personally oversee your reservation.
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Lisa
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm flying from California to Miami and I like to stay at the Daddy O as it's in a great location, away from the neon lights and loud music of South Beach, but still close enough to go there any time.

The beach is only a few blocks away, and the area is safe and clean.
I also like the small vibe of the Daddy O. It's modern, hip, clean and friendly. The staff is great.

I just have to say a little shout out to Harold who works at the front desk. I've had to change my reservation a few times as my stay keeps getting extended, and Harold helped me each time with graciousness and humor and I really felt like i was getting personalized service that you don't get with big hotel chains.

Oh - and don't miss the Thursday night wine and cheese that the hotel does. It's nice to just relax at the hotel on the large front patio. I'll would recommend Daddy Hotel for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation near the beach.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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, June 4, 2014
We are glad that you where able to have a relaxing stay with us at Daddy O Hotel, and thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sincerely
Daddy O Staff
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This hotel has the potential to be an excelent choice except for a couple of issues. The rooms are spacious, well decorated, the bed is really confortable. Its location is also quite good, close to bars / restaurants, a supermarket and the beach (+/- 10 min walk). What we thought that was innapropriate for the value proposition of this hotel is:
- the breakfast area is way to small. Food is placed in the counter and people have to either sit on a 2-seater sofa or share a table in the lobby (there is only ONE table).
- parking is offered for 12 dollars a day and "advised" by the hotel staff but there is a catch to it. This hotel only allows you to check in mid-afternoon so paying for the metered spots might be cheaper if you are only staying for one night or if you are planning to drive somewhere the next day and be away for some hours.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DaddyOMiami, General Manager at Daddy O Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely
Daddy O Staff
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North Pole, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We really like this pet friendly hotel, and this second visit was just as enjoyable as the first.
It is near great shopping and is just south of haulover park and close enough to slide in and out of south beach. It is in a very quiet neighborhood, right next to The Palm Restaurant (which we have not tried yet, but looking at the Ferrari and Porsche clientele, we are sure we could find something on the menu that we really dig)! The Daddy O has a great continental breakfast, make sure you try the toasted buttered Cuban rolls. Also oatmeal, bagels, pastries, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereals, teas, oj, 2 blends of starbucks coffees (24/7), fresh fruits. NO POOL.

Room Tip: I would try the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your contribution about our wonderful location. We are happy that you have had such a magnificent time and that we could satisfy your stay at the Daddy O hotel. Likewise we hope that you brought some awesome memories back home and looking forward to many return visits.
Regards,
Daddy O Hotel Team
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New York, NY
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188 reviews 188 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
776 helpful votes 776 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have stayed at Daddy O on many occasions, most recently on two occasions, both in May 2014.

The hotel's location is ideal, walking distance from Bal Harbour shops and Surfside restaurants, and safely far enough from the shoddy vulgarity that South Beach has turned into. It is a welcoming place and we felt like arriving at our home away from home on both stays this month.

The staff is professional, welcoming, warm, and efficient. Natalia and Asher stood out during both of our stays. The rooms are pleasant, clean, and modern. They have safes, minibars, a Keurig coffeemaker, and free local, long-distance, and international calls. There is free Wi-Fi everywhere.

Daddy O offers a complimentary breakfast and free water and coffee all day in a small lounge. The free coffee comes from a Starbucks coffeemaker, each serving ground and brewed on the spot. A great touch!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, June 5, 2014
Thank you for choosing Daddy O hotel as your vacation resort. We are very grateful to hear that our stuff greeted you with our friendly service and made your stay comfortable, relaxed and harmonious. We hope that you will choose Daddy O hotel again at your next visit in Miami.
Thank you,
Daddy O
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Additional Information about Daddy O Hotel

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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