The South Beach Plaza is a hotel with villas next door, accessible via reception and a small courtyard to the right of the picture above. I would describe it as a quaint establishment (not 3 star) but in a great location.
The other reviews I've seen do set the right expectations so read them all and take a considered approach weighing up the positives and negatives.
Negatives - The bathroom is small and compact, the flush ain't great, the floors look like original boards and with no carpet is noisy (better to remove shoes) and sound proofing of the windows is almost non-existent. There is significant building work in front of the hotel, they ar building a new Walgreens store so noisy during day and no view. A daily $12 resort fee on top gets you breakfast and beach towels.
Positives - It is very clean, good shower, two king size beds in the room did squeak a bit but were comfortable, decor is interesting (although same in every room), there's a safe for valuables. Staff are GREAT, very helpful - reception, concierge and Devon on door. Nice bar area with a happy hour for those who want it. Efficient Valet parking at $25 per night which is same as or cheaper than local car parks. Fantastic location. You can either turn left, and left again and you are at the beach or right and head towards the market area; turn left off Collins earlier, at the famous deli, and you hit a load of restaurants.
In summary, we expected the resort fee, parking charge and had considered all the negatives from other comments. Our expectations were about right given the price we paid compared to other hotels nearby. I'd suggest you do the same and you should be ok. Any issues looked to be very quickly addressed by staff so don't be reluctant to raise them.
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- Also Known As:
- South Beach Plaza Villas Hotel Miami Beach