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Flamingo South Beach / Calico Apartments
1500 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (West Avenue)   |  
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ugh.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

I would have gave them three stars to make it 'average', but average hotels don't allow robberies so easily. Honestly, it was a great experience. All they need is better security. How unlucky is it to get robbed at 1AM in the morning on the day of leaving Miami? Bunch of teens swimming at the pool at 1AM in the morning. Some hooligans come in the pool, whom seem to innocent at first and seem like just visitors from the hotel .. all of a sudden snatch our bags and run off. Over $1,000 worth of stuff owned by just only TEENS, gone just like that. Yeah, we're pretty dumb for swimming so late and bringing those bags in the first place, but the gate was easily broken in. The pool gate was easily entered. What's the point in both gates? If there are two gates for something, I would expect to be safe. FLAMINGO IS LUCKY THAT THESE WERE JUST SOME YOUNG ADULT HOOLIGANS AND NOT REAL ADULTS, otherwise something worse would have happened and then let's see if they would anything about their crap hotel now. They were even caught on camera and and their car, but the cameras were so crappy and useless, it doesn't even matter. Even one of the security guards stated how crappy their hotel was. I wish I knew this before choosing to stay here. I thought I would just let it go, but this time a condo itself was even robbed from one of the reviews below. That's just horrible. Get your hotel straight, Flamingo South Beach.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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2 Thank YayThao
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North Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

Do not get fulled by looks. the exterier is beautiful but the apartments have a number of issues. in past, i have experienced roaches in apartment for months. management is slow to respond. they will send an exterminator but if does not work, they will only keep sending the exterminator. they will not accomodate you in providing a another solution, so most of your stay will be trying to resolve a insect issue. the hallways on occasion have had dog feces and urine, the carpats are dingy and hallways have had food droppings that will be there for weeks. the worst part is how that the management knows about these issues but is very bad in trying to resolve them. they will only try to wear you thin until you stop coming by.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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5 Thank UM101
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Los Angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

My husband and I had not taken a trip alone in three years!!! We decided to go to a place we always wanted to see: Miami! With so many choices of where to stay, we had a certain requirements for our vacation abode. (Television, a view, cleanliness, good food) This place met ALL OF THEM! We stayed at the Flamingo South Tower (Unit 720) and had EVERYTHING we needed and more! This one bedroom one bathroom condo was spacious, the view of the bay was amazing. It felt more like a resort as opposed to someone’s condo in a building. It felt very safe and all the people around were so friendly. The people and service around the pool area was perfect, everyone was relaxed and chill. Coming from LA, sometimes its hard to believe that people don’t have an agenda, but this place felt real. Plus, I'm in my thirties, so drunk screaming just left the club crowd is not what I'm looking for. This place was serene, without being stuffy. The building is close to all the shopping on Lincoln Ave., which is a nice promenade with tons of restaurants, shops and clubs. It is also close to the shopping district on Collins, South Beach, and the awesome hotels on North Beach. We walked everywhere, but there were always taxis outside the condo waiting to take you anywhere on the Island for pretty much less than $10. We didn’t use the full kitchen, but certainly used both 42” flatscreen TVs! We hooked our laptop into the back and watched our HD shows that we had brought with us. The wifi was great too. Its been a couple weeks and we are STILL dreaming about Miami. I left my heart there. And I’m going to go back in February to get it! I included pictures of the view because its just amazing! NOTE: The Flamingo has many units with many different owners. Don’t be turned off by the bad reviews, ask for EVA and stay at the Flamingo South Tower! Check them out: www.flamingofunmiami.com

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank SaraRussoLA
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Miami
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

I must disagree. I live here and I think Aimco should fire the entire maintenance staff. They are the laziest, must unprofessional maintenance staff in any building I ever lived in. You can call them and schedule repairs and they'll make it sound like it's already fixed. They don't show up until you call them twice, three times. They'll lie and say were there you don’t answer the door you missed you're appointment. Save your save the headaches and get a place on sunny isles!

  • Stayed January 2009
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank RhessMiami
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USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

This place is full of the worst management and staff (except for maintenance) I have ever seen...year after year, person after person. I am the cleanest person and have never been late on rent. I finally moved out. They tried and did screw us on our security deposit. They lie all the time here. Stay away.They don;t deserve you unless your a derelict like them!

I've lived there 7 years ONLY because of the view, 4 different apartment, thru 7 managers. I was lied to from the beginning when I moved out from CA. Before moving in, we were promised the new GYM was to be free,... Nope.... Promised laundry machines were free (First 6 months only). Seven years later (2009) we FINALLY got the mini-mart promised before we moved in 2002!! The North pool took 1.5 years after THEY SAID IT WAS TO BE DONE, the TIKI bar at pool took another 3 years after I moved in. I was told my apt was not ready the day before I drove out from the West Coast to move here and no others were available...an apt. I reserved ahead of time and was told..."that's the only one available because we gutted the bldg. and now it's ready." GREAT VIEW. ALL ELSE SUCKS. STAY AWAY

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank scaryplace
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

I only have one warning and that is - Don`t rent from a guy named Noy Hadar!
Still over a year later he has`nt payed us our deposit back, even though we left the place in even better condition than what it was when we first got there.
One day we were cleaning the apt and there was piles with dust under the beds, and a sharp razor and some coins, I guess that means luck.
He would`nt give us our deposit before leaving, he said he would mail us a check, but cashing that cheque ment that the bank would take a fee from us, so we sent it back and asked him to wire it to our bank account instead, he has`nt done it til this day. We don`t even want the money anymore, if it ment that much to him, but we think it`s a rotten thing to do among other things.
We were promised two nights in the Penthouse because the apt we were supposed to rent was`nt available for the two first nights at our arrival, and we agreed on that we were gonna pay the same price for the penthouse as for the apt that we were waiting for.
On arrival he wasnt there, he did`nt even know we were coming that night he claims, even though we called him from Chicago airport telling him that we are on our way and arriving in the middle of the night that night, and asked him if there was going to be a problem with that. The answer was no. Maybe not for him, but on arrival, we couldnt get to our apt.
Still we settled in and laughed it off, but in the ad it said we were going to have a washing machine, we did`nt, we had to pay for every wash, he also said that he would give us back the money we spent on washing, hee never did.
At the same time that we were staying there, he had some realtors coming in and out and showing the apt for futture buyers, we even said that we don`t like this and they came back anyway, they even had their own key, and came in while we were sleeping and woke us up! All of this and then some we were willing to overlook, but the last straw is when we got back home and he has`nt paid us the deposit, that`s why I feel I should warn others before renting from him.

Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Struck_9
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Miami Beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

I am a resident here. Don't get fooled by the pictures. The place is full of cockroaches. And the laundry rooms are never cleaned. Really disgusting.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank flamingoMiamiBeach
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Address: 1500 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > West Avenue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
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Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flamingo South Beach Resort is a luxury apartment complex that is illuminated at night, providing a captivating outline of what is Miami Beach's premiere urban residential address. Located on Biscayne Bay in the fashionable South Beach district of Miami Beach, on the intersection of 15th Street and Bay Road, this premium location offers residents commanding Atlantic Ocean and Bay waterfront views, and an exceptional view of the downtown Miami skyline. The Flamingo has two brand new infinity pools, one with waterfalls, two hot tubs, private sandy beach and BBQ areas. Both pool decks with food and beverage services and a tiki bar. 2 blocks from Lincoln Road Mall, grocery shopping, gourmet dinning and stunning nightlife. 3 blocks from Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Center. Guests enjoy 24-hour valet service (just $18/day! most hotels charge $35 and up) ... more   less 
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