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Suites of Dorchester
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Sequim, Washington
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“A Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

We enjoy going to Southbeach a few times each year and were very pleased with our first stay at Suites of Dorchester. These Suites were obviously once apartments. They are spacious and comfortable. The plaster walls are a refreshing change from the typical paper thin hotel walls you typicaly find in SOBE. With a kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom and a few flat screen TV's and couches you get all the comforts of home and then some. We were very pleased with the staff as well. Wewill be back.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Stayed at the Dorchester Suites for 6 nights beach holiday. Loved Derek the doorman but the rest of the staff were really useless. What was really annoying was the fact we paid a daily service charge in our room rate, which included free chairs and umbrella on the beach, but no one told us and we spent $40 dollars on the beach on our 1st day. It was Derek who informed us we could use the sister hotel over the road which had access to the beach, a toilet and swimming pool, the reception staff here were really helpful.
The room was fine, very clean and large, this hotel is just an ok place to stay in south beach, if it's a beach holiday you want stay over the road!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011 via mobile

Best hotel I stayed in America. Spotless clean, very friendly staff, very good location. The room is big and great, the toilet sooo clean that even the shower curtain (which I usually hate And find it dirty) this time was so clean and white that I could use as a towel ;). Great outside area and the staff from the housekeepers to the front desk are great. Can't forget to mention the big pool and the free pass to get 2 chairs and a beach umbrella on the beach per day. Couldn't finish my trip to America in a best place!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

- Suite is beautiful - very charming with very comfy bed. Bathroom v. small with no place to put your toiletries. Very basic tub/shower.
- Location is excellent - can walk from here to popular spots.
- Parking: there are not enough spots for all of the guests so chances are, you will not get parking here. There is a garage on 16th and Lincoln that is not too expensive. It is misleading as they tell you parking is 'available' but don't mention anything about it being limited or that if you are lucky enough to get it, it will cost you almost $30 extra.
- Pool: pretty pool area but they charge you a 'resort fee' for using pool and other amenities such as beach chairs, etc. - why not just build it into the price instead of surprising guests upon arrival?
- Breakfast: excellent - lots of warm items as well as cereal, fruits, etc. - nicely done.
- advertise 'free drinks during happy hour' - the free drinks consist of rum and pepsi only and there is a $1 charge per drink. Yes, it's not a big deal, but just overall, it's nickle & diming guests and kinda cheap.

Overall, a charming, conveniently located place but very expensive and a turn-off that instead of just building items into the price, they charge you extra for this and that upon arrival. Not classy. But as long as you know ahead, you should be happy here.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Ive visited Miami several times now and stayed at a different hotel each time. This was probably the best ever. I have more disposable income but still cant afford the ritz or lowes. So this hotel is a great way to feel rich and pay a decent price. The lobby an the rooms are modern. The room had a bathroom with a stand alone shower. Inside he actual room was a jacuzzi tub. The water stayed hot while filling the huge tub. So hot that it burned and we had to let it cool off. The shower never went cold either. The bed had soft comforters and were light and airy. Perfect for Miami heat (pun not intended lol). The mattress was very comfy There were two windows perfect for fresh air. The room had a desk and pull out sofa in it's own sitting area. So that made the room very spacious and large. There was plenty of space to maneuver. The only thing missing was a fridge and microwave. We wanted to bring leftovers back to the room but couldn't so we wasted a lot of food. It did have a flat screen with cable. Leaving from the lobby there's a garden with seating. Everyday there were people enjoying the shade with drinks. The bar is in the garden and offers happy hour from 7-8 free drinks. I just assumed they were rail but I never went inside to find out. Upon checkin they give you a voucher for a umbrella and two beach chairs for each night stay. You can get it at the marselles hotel on 17 hundred block of Collins. Not far at all. Very convient. As far as location it's close to some nice restaurants. Not far from the beach you just have to cross the street as it sits on the non beach side of Collins. The clubs are around 15 and Washington which is one block behind the hotel and 8 blocks down. In-between the numbered streets are Lincoln rd and espanola way so it makes you think it's only 5 blocks but there are those extra streets. You can also walk to the main shopping area on 5th and Collins but it's a long walk but doable. I did it but caught a cab back lol. Everything is close to this area and its very lively on this section of the strip.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jvalera, Manager at Suites of Dorchester, responded to this review, April 27, 2011
Dear FELISHAGREENE,
Thank you for your sincere comments and for taking the time to explain to our readers all there is to do at the Suites of Dorchester. It makes us so happy when our guests enjoy our suites and Miami Beach. We hope to have you back soon.
Sincerely,
Juan-Manuel Valera III
Asst. General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010 via mobile

This property is the best overall value on south beach! Was amazed that such a nice place went over & above by providing free drinks at their courtyard bar every evening! Also had a user issue with the A/C unit, which ended up being just that, my lack of user knowledge, but management waisted no time as they were at the door within minutes to fix the issue! Anything we needed was supplied without any hesitation or delay!
Would recommend this property and any/all sister properties to anyone whom wishes to enjoy a carefree stay on the sexiest beach in the world!

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jvalera, Manager at Suites of Dorchester, responded to this review, December 30, 2010
Dear ROSELEN,
Thank you so much for your sincere comments! Our staff loves meeting and surpassing our guests' expectations. Your words are the best fuel for our team to continue servicing the thousands of people that visit Miami Beach each day. Thank you for letting us show you a piece of our magic and service culture.
Sincerely,
Juan-Manuel Valera III
Asst. General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2010

The staff are very helpful and friendly in this boutique hotel. The courtyard has a cute floating bed that me and my friend swang in while having happy hour drinks at their swanky bar. Everything is clean which is very important to me. The location is perfect. We walked most of the time and the one day we decided to drive we got towed because if no parking a

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jvalera, Manager at Suites of Dorchester, responded to this review, December 27, 2010
Dear FUNSUNN1001,

Thank you so much for your sincere comments. We love being able to meet your needs and more. Also being compared to anything Sinatra, is well, out of this world! Please come back and see is soon. Our friendly staff will be here to meet your expectations.

Sincerely,
Juan-Manuel Valera III
Asst. General Manager
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Address: 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Suites of Dorchester 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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