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The Alexander All-Suite Oceanfront Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140   |  
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Ranked #72 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
1 review
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Great location and service. Very comfortable suites. Service is always A-1. Staff is attentive and accommodating. Always an enjoyable stay! Highly recommend for a week or a weekend. Do note that the level of furnishings varies considerably from suite to suite. Unless your are close to the ocean, try to get a southern view.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 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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Mariela I, Front Office Manager at The Alexander All-Suite Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for such a glowing review. You highlighted for that of which we are most proud - our staff and the service they deliver. A-1 is a great way to describe it.
It's nice to see our passion for service so positively recognized.

Please return soon

Warm Regards

Mariela
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

had a junior sweet for the weekend of the national championship game. the wuite was great....two bedrooms, balcony, kitchen, living room. the staff was very friendly and helpful. would definitely stay again. rooms were clean and updated.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We are a family of 5 and chose the Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort as it accommodated us all in a 2 bedroom suite and was advertised as being close to South Beach. As far as location goes, there is a beautiful beach at the back of the hotel and the view across the street to the canal with the houses and boats was pleasant, but there wasn't anywhere within walking distance with kids regarding restaurants and shops so we had to drive everywhere. The suite was very large and roomy, but unfortunately very dated and rundown. It was great to have a kitchen but it wasn't very well equipped for 5 people. The room wasn't dirty enough to complain about but it hadn't been very well cleaned. We saw inside a couple of other rooms on our floor and they were new and modern so I am hoping that they are in the process of updating the rooms. The staff were friendly and pleasant. Considering that most places now have free wifii the charges at the Alexander were excessive. This was our last stop on a 6 week trip across the US, and unfortunately the Alexander was the only place we stayed that we didn't love.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My wife and I traveled down to South Beach for the National Championship Game this year and stayed at the Alexander while there. The rooms at the Alexander offered a huge value proposition for us because, while other friends were scrambling trying to get hotels that were close to one another, the suite arrangement of the Alexander rooms allowed for my wife and I and some friends and family members all to stay together in one extended room. This arrangement really helped us out logistically and the in-room kitchenette also cut down on our food costs. The dual level pool was nice and the pool bar, although not extravagant, certainly was able to meet all of our refreshment needs. There was even a public parking lot just north of the hotel where we were able to park our car for the weekend and save drastically compared to the cost of valet. We did have some trouble with the TV in the room and the hotel business center was drastically lacking in modern (read: working) hardware, but the staff went out of their way to fix both of these issues for us. Overall, it was a great long weekend made all the better by our stay at the Alexander.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We made the journey down to Miami Beach for the Notre Dame vs Alabama game and stayed at the Alexander. The rooms were reasonably priced and the idea of having space (suite) was appealing (with three kids). After reading some of the reviews, we had mixed expectations going in. However, our stay was excellent in almost all regards. We were fortunate enough to stay in a newer room with an ocean view. The manager was very accommodating of all of our room requests. Shulas is great but pricey. It was actually nice staying in miami beach with a family for several reasons. One, the area was probably more appropriate for the children. Second, you are close to South Beach but not necessarily right in the middle of all the congestion. It is easy to get places from the Alexander. There is not much to do in walking distance but a quick car trip or cab works just fine. When we return to Miami, we will likely stay here again without any hesitation. Except for the outcome of the football game, we loved our trip. Go IRISH!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Overall, we had an excellent vacation and there was much to be appreciated about the Alexander and the condo at 1208.

We had an odd situation with our vehicle that was magnificently handled by the valet staff. Because of the “rocket box” on top of the vehicle and the bicycles that were on it, it would not fit in the underground parking garage. Thus, it was kept on the side out front. That worked out great! The valet staff was very helpful.

On the other hand, it would be helpful if information could be provided on where to keep bikes; and if there isn’t a current spot, it may be worthwhile for the Alexander to invest in a bike rack.

The location is great with easy access to the beach.

Access to the Suite was easy, although a little odd not to check in with the front desk.

Generally the apartment was fine – roomy; nicely decorated.

The kitchen was well equipped; full size fridge and stove are appreciated. It would be a nice touch to include a supply of trash bags – low cost and would be helpful. Also “hot” pads would be great so that hot dishes could be put on the table for serving.

The pull out beds in the LR were great; gave us the extra sleeping area that we needed.

The porch was also great, with an angled but excellent view of the beach and ocean.


Cardkeys for the beach gate access should have come automatically and not have to be requested.

The laundry facilities are adequate, but a little primitive – just one old washer and dryer – they did work but seemed rather worn; and with only one for the entire floor, could have been an issue if lots of folks wanted to use them – luckily not. The entire laundry room area seemed tired and run-down.

Overall, we had an excellent stay – what is not to love about Miami in December/January. No issues with noise or other loud guests. We did not try Shula’s.

Overall, we had an excellent stay – what is not to love about Miami in December/January. No issues with noise or other loud guests. We did not try Shula’s.

WE spent only a little time at the pools, but they seemed fine.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Me and my extended family decided to spend Xmas and New Year's in Miami and chose this hotel. We rented 3 suites with 2 bedrooms each. The suite I stayed in was very comfortable and somewhat modern and I was happy with it. However, my in-laws had a bad suite, with almost no appliances in the kitchen and a broken A/C. One of the pools was heated and a big hit with the kids, but they ran out of towels early, since some of the guests would wake up early, get as many towels as possible to "mark their territory" in the stretchers around it. In sum, not only a family hotel, but a lower middle class one...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Alexander All-Suite Oceanfront Resort

Address: 5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#41 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#44 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#55 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#72 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alexander All-Suite Oceanfront Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy spacious luxury Miami Beach suites accommodations ranging in size from 920 to 1250 square feet, including a master bedroom with attached master bathroom, full kitchen, living and dining room, and a terrace that offers magnificent views of either Miami’s Inter-coastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.The Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort is a tropical paradise set on an acre of lush gardens with exotic flowers. Relax by our two lagoon-shaped swimming pools or opt for a private poolside cabana. Miami Beach is just steps away where you can sink your toes into the powder-white sands, soak up the sun, and listen to the waves lap along the shoreline. ... more   less 
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