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“One night stay with nothing to complain about” 4 of 5 stars
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South Beach Plaza Villas
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   1411 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #10 of 20 Miami Beach B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“One night stay with nothing to complain about”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed just a night in the little hotel and we have (almost) nothing to complain about. We were in one of the renovated room with windows overlooking the main strip. Of course, as many hotels on Miami Beach, it is a bit noisy and old fashioned but very comfortable!
The room was very clean with wooden floors and simple furniture, a big mirror and a small TV. But you don't need a TV when you are on Miami Beach!
Location is perfect as we were there just for 2 days and wanted to have a proper night out, Ocean Drive and all the restaurants/bars are just around the corner as well as Mansion night club.
Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. We checked in early as our room was ready and no fee were added... we also asked for a late check out which we got at no extra charge either. Good times!
If we really want to be picky, we would say the shower could have a bit more pressure - especially when you have spent the day on the beach - and the breakfast is not massive but you can enjoy it in the hotel patio.
Good experience overall, would definitely recommend to anyone staying on Miami Beach for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I was forced to find another hotel after the hotel I was staying at (Deauville Beach Resort on 67th) stopped providing all of their guests with RUNNING WATER!! When I called in and spoke to Marc at the front desk he assured me that they had an abundance of water and told me that he could work with me in checking in early (Since I had to leave my hotel and did not want to wait until 4pm to check in). When I got to South Beach Plaza - I was greeted warmly by Marc (the only person at the front desk at the time) and he even let us go to one of the available rooms and check it before we agreed to check in. I checked the rooms for cleanliness and if they had running water - they did. Rooms we booked were cozy - Marc even provided us with the same price that I saw through orbitz.com. We immediately checked in (EARLY and they did not charge us an extra fee for early check in). Staff was young and friendly and recommended quick lunch and dinner spots for us. ALL in ALL we loved the stay here even though we had just come from a five star place - the south beach plaza was a better place for us to spend our money. The hotel staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, the showers were the BEST, the location was incredible one short block from Ocean Drive (where all the action was).

I would highly recommend this hotel and again a big "thank you" to Marc who was the BEST!

I stayed here from October 28, 2012 - October 29, 2012 and plan on staying here again and again and again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bavaro, Dominican Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

nice hotel in a great position, rooms are ok not top class but comfortable, nice garden area to sit and relax but any one seems to be able to walk in at night and just take a seat. the position of the hotel is execellent minutes walk from the beach, bars, restaraunts and shops.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lima, Peru
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Easy way to look as the cheapest option. They put a low price on websites an then you find that they charge you $12 dollars PER DAY as "hotel fee" (and also you must add the 13% sales tax + 3% county tax and the 3% state tax)
I asked what that fee was for and the answer was "Just the hotel fee, you can check on the confirmation of the website you purchased". and yes, it does say that they will charge you an extra fee that is not even settled.
That means they can overcharge you whatever they want as "hotel fee". I have been in better hotels with lower fee´s and they do publish the amount that will be charged and why.

The hotel was OK until I saw this. Not the best deal at all.

Lots of spiderwebs on the windows.

NOT COMING BACK

Room Tip: Very noisy street, not very thick windows.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lower Keys, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

All we really need is a clean room. Our room looked like it was recently remodeled and we may have been the first to stay in it. Very Clean. They were busy and this is the off season. You can tell when a business is being actively managed or is on cruise control. The stock in this property is on it's way up. We will definitely give them another try.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The worst were the two guys, that call themselves Concierge's. Very low level people, that always try to flirt with female guests and they make stupid comments if someone books any activities through other agencies. The Hotel management should really observe if this 2 guys are not giving the hotel a bad reputation. several (younger) women complained.
The best of the hotel is its complimentary breakfast.

Room Tip: if possible courtside, the rooms to the street are very noisy
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on a mini vacation for our anniversary. The rooms and bathroom was VERY small. I will say that it was extremely CLEAN!! We stayed during the Olympics and wanted to catch some of the events on tv. Needless to say, the tv reception was terrible! In this day and age there is no excuse for not having a crystal clear picture. There were a couple of other items that bothered us...namely the A/C. It only had one fan setting which was high. No matter what setting you put it on...it still blew very high and was noisy. The shower curtain was too short and caused the floor to get wet when taking a shower. The other thing that needs to be updated are the pillows. My neck is still hurting. The front desk clerk, Jeribeth, was very nice and accommodating. We would probably stay there again due to the cleanliness of the room and the location. Right in the heart of South Beach. Don't waste money on Valet parking..there is a parking garage just a block from the hotel.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about South Beach Plaza Villas

Address: 1411 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — South Beach Plaza Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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