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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #130 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have just returned from a girls holiday in Miami, staying at the Dorchester Suites on Collins Avenue. What a great location. Perfectly positioned for the beach, clubs, shops and restaurants and bars. The suites themselves were great value for money, although the rooms claimed to have two double beds but they were more like large single beds. Our toilet didn't flush very well either but the maintenance man was very helpful and efficient. the suites were large and perfect for what we wanted. The only bad thing to say was the receptionist was extremely rude when we checked in - not what you need after a 9 hour flight from the UK! Also, don't bother going to the bar on site as the bar tender in there was extremely rude also. She accepted our payment and then added more drinks to another bill claiming we hadn't paid a thing! She then made rude hand signs at us to say we were crazy! So much for the customer is always right.

Room Tip: some of the suites don't have a seating area out the front which we would have liked even if to...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel itself is indeed a little tired. We had booked a twin bedded room but arrived to a double bed configuration....soon sorted that one. There was another problem with our room in that the door didn't lock properly and after the first night it didn't lock at all so we had to move rooms which was a bit of a pain but the staff were very friendly and helpful so it was accomplished with no problems. Happy hour (which seemed to go on forever) was good, though cocktails were a bit limited. Downside though there is no kettle in the room and I do like a cup of tea first/last thing....this was remedied for us by the lovely friends we met up with who provided us with a welcome package which was very much appreciated!

Good location...some lovely restaurants near by and of course the beach is just across the road! However you do need to travel for shops, bars etc but that is only a short cab/bus ride and not expensive.

I would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Check your door card a few times before you actually move into your room....we had to change ours th...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed in a room behind the reception. Really quiet, but outdated. The suites out back looked newer and more up to date. Also room was quite small for family of 4 and 4 suitcases. Had to park the car 3 blocks down Collins Av. for $16 per day. Short walk to the beach and $15 resort fee include 2 beds and umbrellas. Location is great with Espanola Way and Lincoln Road within walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I 'm glad that I found this quaint suite off of Collins Av., so you are a bit of walk to Ocean Av and all of the art deco area - but are plenty of ART DECO bldgs nearby, just not part of the historic district...full kitchen though not much pots/pans if you are really into cooking meals..but microwave and full size fridge plus a stove suffice for us...roomy living room, not so comfy sofa, trendy decor..love headboard of bedroom, smaller closet and OK size bathroom, with tub.

very nice outdoor patio in front of hotel and hidden from street view. along with pool area - LOVE laying around on their 'exclusive FLOATING bed ' twice ! & people watched the hotel residents, mix of Europeans and Americans...had drinks late 1 night at the 'bar and bartender played music from his I-Phone that we requested ! - he was in tune with what ever music that the drinkers wanted...

meant the 'doorman' several times - even at the Dorchester's sister hotel across Collins to have beach access..you're given a business card - 2 lounge chairs+ 1 umbrella for beach use if you are Dorchester's residents...to be use on the beach, husband tipped ' beach staff a $5.00' and they are very aware of WHO ARE USING THE lounges and umbrellas - we were given wrist bands too.

parking added here at $30.00/day with in/out priv. and didn't have to wait for any valet ! seem reasonable for SoBe prices..never had a problem with the car parking, always had a space.

Room Tip: heard A/C but kept door close to bedroom and that helped, choose a suite , if you can afford it, mor...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This hotel, like many on South Beach are not as luxurious as the boutique hotels, however it is definitely worth your stay if you are looking for something cheap, reliable, and located in a central location.

The staff was extremely accommodating, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the pool area was accommodating. Really liked the bar and patio, but the best part of this hotel was it's location... especially during the WMC / Ultra week.

Have stayed twice now during Ultra, and the prices have been cheaper than most, and it is everything we would expect. Would recommend again.

Only complaint was that the AC wasn't working as well.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The rooms were recently renovated and all new, and stylish. Very efficient cleaning staff and helpful staff in general. However, Carlos was the one person who went out of his way to help explain something or attend to whatever you needed. He is a very welcome compliment to the Dorchester. My only complaint is that with such a commodity in these very small hotels, a pool is a great asset. The staff painted around the edges while we were there, but it needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Other than that, we had a great stay. I would recommend this hotel and Carlos to everyone looking to vacation in Miami Beach!

Room Tip: First floor room, and very little noise. We left the day many families were coming in, so at least w...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I travel often and stay in many hotels. This is one of the worst hotel experiences that I have had. Let me begin by saying that the previous reviews on TripAdvisor and Expedia were positive. Perhaps this hotel is good for a spring breaker, but not for anyone over the age of 25. Please be aware of the following before booking your stay...
1. The walls are paper thin. I was able to hear every car and person talking outside my window.
2. Staff not helpful - The window in our room would not lock. Despite asking this to be fixed immediately, it was not. This was unsettling as there was a standing ledge below the window; therefore, we did not feel safe.
3. Pool Area - The pool and pool furniture was dirty. There were old tissues tucked in the chairs and trash that had not been cleaned up. There was no smell of chlorine from the pool either (SCARY).
Beds & Pillows - Do not expect a restful night.
Bathroom - Small and no place to even put your cosmetic bag.

Overall, this hotel was very old and dirty. For the price, you can find something MUCH better!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Suites of Dorchester

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 #130 of 205 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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