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“Good location, but no parking” 4 of 5 stars
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Cadet Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1701 James Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #41 of 202 Hotels in Miami Beach
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good location, but no parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel is great, they have fine attention to detail - personalised greeting card in your room as well as all the other little touches that makes a place stand out. They do need to clean the doors of the bedrooms as these were grim, but inside the room was spotless.
Parking was $30 a night in a local place, we arrived late and so took the first thing we could find.
Staff very friendly. Very near South beach and the main areas that you would want to see.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed at the Cadet a few years ago and thought it was worth a re-visit. Didn't work out this time. Got a room at the end of the line, across the street from a major construction project, and down the street from the convention center. Endless trucks and buses of all sorts. At 7:30 am construction workers start shouting the work orders. This continues till 4:30. My bad, I should have checked the satellite. Had to go to the lobby for WiFi. WiFi virtually non-functional in room. Desk clerk said she hadn't heard that one before and would make a note for the manager. Luke warm water. AC not adjustable by room occupant, felt like a meat locker. Adjusted temperature by opening and closing the window. Wrong size and shape bedside table will gouge your leg every time unless you move it out of the way (see photo). Didn't watch much TV, but if you want a good buzz select channel 13. Asked the desk clerk if the room we were in was the worst in the hotel. She didn't answer. We decided to stay in place. Parking is $25/day down the street. That might be something else to consider. Altogether, I guess it was just average.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CadetHotel, Front Office Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your resent visit and review.

As you may know, reviews are always a gift for us, either positive or negative they are what makes us improve every day.

Our Guests, especially our return Guests are very important to us. Although we understand that the construction may have caused a distress in your stay it is an issue that is out of our hands.

The Wi-Fi is a complimentary service we offer to our guest. We apologize if the service was not to your standards.

The Air Conditioners can be regulated just by calling the Front Desk 24/7; our staff is just a call away and is more than happy to assist you with anything that you may need.

We remain at your service.

Warm Regards,

Manager on Duty
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brooklyn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Cadet for four nights. We chose it because internet reviews listed it as quiet. It's true. There were no late night parties or drunken guest coming home in the middle of the night. However, the hotel is right at the corner of a busy thoroughfare and municipal bus route. At the time of our stay, there was also construction going on across the street. All of this was very audible throughout the night and early in the morning, including Saturdays.
Rooms are small. The first one we were shown literally consisted of a king side bed with just enough space to walk around it. The second one had two twin beds with wobbly mattresses and IKEA style furniture. We chose that one as the lesser of two evils.
The staff was very nice and accommodating, trying to make the best of a challenging situation. Breakfast in house is beautifully prepared but amateurishly served. All in all, you get the feel of visiting some well meaning relatives. You'd be grateful for their hospitality, if it wasn't for the $200 per night price tag.

Room Tip: There aren't any. Views are either onto an airshaft or the street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CadetHotel, Front Office Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your comments. Essentially, your displeasure is based on taste, which also we appreciate; However, all the furniture is solid wood and custom made, so sorry if was not of your approval.

The noise on the street is in part due to our central location and the other is a temporary construction both out of our control.

FYI the price you mentioned included tax. Our regret is that you stayed 4 nights which such a discontent; have known that we would have accommodated you differently.

Again, thank you for staying with us.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a very nice boutique hotel with strong French influence in decors. Standard room is small (like the hotel you see in Europe), but quiet. Very good value for the money.

The only thing you need to be aware is that Cadet has no parking space. Make sure you check with the front desk before choosing where to park. I absolutely hate dishonest people and I had a very bad experience with the place I parked (addmitedly, I did not check with the hotel staff first).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CadetHotel, Front Office Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us.

We always recommend to our guest to check with us before parking because some parking lots in the area take advantage of the tourist that are not aware of the parking rates and locations.

Our standard room is the smallest room in the hotel. We have rooms that accommodate everyone perfectly ranging from King Size beds to Superior rooms and Junior Suites.

We hope to see you back soon!

Warm Regards,

Manager on Duty
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Cadet hotel is in a very convienient location. Tucked away just enough to have a great night sleep. Walking distance to beach, Lincoln mall, Ocean drive, clubs, restaurants, anything you can think of. Clean comfortable room and a well mannered professional, and extremely hospitable staff. Well worth staying.

Stayed October 2012
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CadetHotel, Front Office Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your stay, and we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Our location is very convenient for guest to explore South Beach because everything is walking distance from us, yet as you mentioned our hotel is located in a quiet street which is what sets up apart from all the hotels on South Beach.

You can now consider Cadet Hotel your home during your next visit to Miami Beach.

We hope to see you back soon!

Warm Regards,

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Pasadena, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I was in town for a conferrence and all the large hotels were all booked. I did some searching and found The Cadet. It is about a block and a half to the convention center, a block and a half to the beach, about two blocks from Lincoln. The King room was great and roomy for a smaller hotel. The staff was very attentive and I found that they fill the room with things I may have left at home. The funny thing was that you don't control the air conditioning tempature, they do. Once I figured that out and they set my tempature to what I wanted, it was all good. Thank you Cadet for a great stay and will stay there next time I am in South Beach.

Room Tip: Try the king room or larger. Looking it at the twins looked a little small for my tastes.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CadetHotel, Front Office Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us!

Our location is ideal for guests who come to Miami for conventions. As you mentioned, we are located only two blocks away from the convention center but also walking distance to all the attractions our city has to offer. Guest who attend conventions also have an opportunity after a long day of work to relax and enjoy everything Miami has to offer.

The attention to every detail in our rooms is incomparable. No two rooms look the same they all have their own personality.

From all the staff at the Cadet Hotel we thank you for your wonderful comments; it is always a pleasure to serve you.

We remain at your service.

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Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I, along with three other couples stayed at The Cadet for two nights. The hotel is in a great location, within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and clubs. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful. The rooms are small, but clean. If you're staying for a week, and plan on staying in your room for a period of time, this may not be the place for you. After two days, the bathroom became a little trying, for there really is not a lot of space to put your toiletries, when getting ready, in the morning. The hotel has a nice hot tub in the back, which is fenced in. They have a table and lounge chairs around this area. On the other side is a gardent area with several seating areas, which we utilized, while there. They do serve breakfast and dinner at the hotel. We ate breakfast, one morning, and it was very good, and inexpensive. The hotel has a lot of history, which can be seen throughout the lobby area, and if the Clark Gable room is unoccupied, the staff will be happy to show it to you. It is definitely worth seeing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CadetHotel, Front Office Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your stay, and we are very glad to hear you and your group enjoyed your stay!

Our staff was pleased to assist you with all your needs. Our location is excellent as we are located in the heart of South Beach, yet away from all the noise. Our hotel is a calm oasis for our guest after a long walk in the city.

We apologize that we failed to offer you the different types of rooms we have. Our Queen Size bed is the smallest room we have in the whole property. We have rooms that accommodate everyone perfectly ranging from King Size beds to Superior rooms and Junior Suites.

We hope you come back once again and make it a tradition to stay here for many more years to come.

Warm Regards,

Manager on Duty
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Additional Information about Cadet Hotel

Address: 1701 James Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#41 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cadet Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cadet Hotel is in the heart of South Beach at the Art Deco District. Its excellent location provides a relaxed atmosphere and historical surroundings. Conveniently located just between the Convention Center and the Beach, even the famous Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road are within walking distance. Guest rooms offer a tranquil and charming alternative for our guests. Rooms come equipped with all you need to make your stay a delectable one. ... more   less 
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