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The Marlin Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #30 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Bergen, Norway
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182 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Coolest rooms I've stayed in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We didn't have any great expectations about our one night stay here, but that should soon end up to be another story. We came quite early (around 8 in the morning), and even though our rooms weren't ready they gave us another available room in the meantime, to give us the opportunitiy to relax and store our luggage. When the other rooms were ready and we were out, they moved our luggage. Talk about a good start.

The rooms themselves just needs to be experienced. They were really awsome just along the musical path that the hotel has, and all of your room is controlled to an iPad. Everything doen't work 100% all of the time, but that's just minor flaws. The rooms are different, so I guess each of them offer a quite unique experience.

Service was good all the way, Internet worked without any hassle and there was even a buzzing bar in the evening. Location was perfect for everything we needed, just a block from the beach and Ocean Drive, so there is really nothing negative to say. We will be back!

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The marlin is a very cool hotel in an awesome location. Loved the staff, loved the technology in the rooms (the tv in the mirror was great!) only thing I didn't like was that the bathroom sliding door wouldn't shut all the way (no privacy in the bathroom) and the lobby always smelled musty, and our travel buddies room key kept not working. As an added bonus having Tiesto in the room next to us was pretty fun. Would totally go back in hopes that the bathroom door would close this time.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We spent 3 nights at this wonderful "Gem" of a Hotel in Miami, and wish we could have stayed longer! it is perfectly situated for shopping, eating, the beach, or simply sitting back with a cocktail and watching it all happen. The Kids loved the modern, spacious rooms. My husband enjoyed the well stocked bar skillfully manned by friendly staff. I loved the beautiful chandelier and attention to music and lighting. It was however the efforts entire staff.... most noticeably, Jeff , that will ensure our return to this home away from home.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

we spent 2 nights including new years eve at this lovely place. Jeff, the hotel concierge was most helpful.
Hip, cool modern environment, room controls by ipad very cool and the service was great!!! Our children loved the technology. Jeff took us on the tour of a recording studio because so many musicians came here to record!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Koror, Palau
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stayed at the Marlin with my Girlfriend for a weekend getaway. We had a great time, and the hotel has gotten a lot of things right. For starters the building itself has a great Art Deco look, and is small enough to have a relaxed almost guest lodge like vibe. I loved the decor and the lighting of the hotel, and enjoyed the in room art work. The location is great. Most impressibely they have also done a great job with the in room technology, having all the lights, tvs, music, shades, and A/C in the rooms hooked up to an ipad that they give you when you check in. The staff is friendly and helpful, and gave me some genuinely good hole in the wall restaurant and bar recomendations (having lived in Miami before I was half expecting them to tell me to try and get food somewhere on Lincoln road).

The Marlin does a lot of things right, which made it incredibly frustrating at the silly little things they get wrong. Things like leaving one bar of soap in the room (for the shower or the sink?) having a sliding bathroom door that doesn't fully close, shower knob that pops off, no tissues in the room, etc. Yet all these things are pretty minor and easily fixed.

All in all if you're looking for a nice getaway the Marlin is a solid choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Very recommendable hotel. Perfectly located next to great restaurants and the Webster. Friendly and professional staff, Alex and Daniela are very helpful. Big, comfortable and pleasant rooms. Children friendly. Won't be disappointed by this boutique gem!

Stayed December 2013
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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Sometimes you wonder what to expect with a 5 start hotel. You expect angels falling from the sky and service you can't imagine. But even at 5 start hotels I stayed at across the country I never had that experience till now ! I was amazed how an authentic art deco building in Miami could give you such an experience. Everything you imagine in a city like Miami. The moment you walk in, you meet Alex behind his desk. Alex is not just your host but a friend within 15 min. Amazing how he can make you feel so welcome. He lived in Miami his whole life and learns you more about all the trendy spots then you can google in your vacation. The hotel location is in walking distance from all the hot spots and at the same time quit located so you don't get overwhelmed. With easy parking across the street. On purpose I am not going to tell anything about the rooms since that has to stay a surprise till you walk in. But I can tell you its like walking into your own Steve Jobs bedroom ! The hotel is also a recording studio... So maybe just like us you encounter some famous people in the morning when they were just there all night working ;) Enjoy Miami how it supposed to be ! Thanks again to the Marlin Hotel team. Roel Vanmusyen ps: I stayed there October 26 2013

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Address: 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#18 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marlin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Hotel about being heard, not just seen. 14 beautiful rooms located in the heart of South Beach for those who seek a unique experience unlike any other. Located just steps from the beach, The Marlin Hotels represents an enduring architectural landmark from the formative years of Miami Beach. It's impressive interiors and facade truly make it an Art Deco Masterpiece. Built in 1939 by famed architect Laurence Murray Dixon, The Marlin Hotel is truly one of the premier examples of Art Deco grandeur built around that era. Completely restored and re-envisioned, The Marlin Hotel offers 14 unique Rooms, each with with full post-production capability and a complement of custom in-room amenities. Each room is equipped with: - iHome/Docking station for all personal devices and radio. - Innovative 55 inches flat TV. - The Suites come with two innovative 55 inches flat TV. - LED mood lighting - Complimentary and FREE 10 MBPS wireless Internet - Tannoy Surround system and Subwoofer in each room - 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linen - Custom Frette bathrobes - Luxurious King bed and Queen day bed sofa in 12 room - Large and lofty pillows - Rainfall shower - Artificial dyes and sulfates free sumptuous Sense products - Spacious Closets - Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Machine with complimentary coffee capsules ... more   less 
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