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“Fun Stay In the Heart of South Beach” 4 of 5 stars
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W South Beach
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Fun Stay In the Heart of South Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great option right on the beachfront of South Beach. Only stayed one night on our way down to the Florida Keys but it is a beautiful hotel with a gorgeous room and view of the ocean (large balcony was wonderful). Service was excellent though it can get crowded at night when the nightclub is open. Overall great stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for staying with us at W South Beach. We're happy to hear you had a great stay, and hope that next time we can welcome you back for an extended vacation.

Best,

Stephanie Dunn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

First and foremost our room was the fabulous studio. It was beautiful, large room with a large balcony as well as a microwave stove and refrigerator.

Douglas and angel Vargas at the desk were fantastic. Made our stay great. The only issue we had was that the pool does not accommodate enough chairs for the guests. We have a favorite other tropical resort that has a first come first serve basis for chairs and as long as you leave your things the chairs remain yours for the day if you decide to take a dip in the ocean or return to your room to freshen up. The W gives u 30 minutes and your chairs are subject to be removed for someone else..I would suggest they add some more space or change the 30 minute issue. We did than find ourselves needing to reserve a cabana for the next day to ensure use of the pool but unfortunately the weather was extremely poor. The hotel was considerate enough to not charge us for the cabana due to inclement conditions. With all that said I just want to thank the helpful staff and also make sure people are aware of the pool "issues" so you can make informed decisions on where you stay..

Stayed August 2014
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
We appreciate your feedback. While we do our best to ensure every guest has access to a pool chair, we do sometimes have to open up chairs to other guests when they have been left unattended for more than 30 minutes. This is to ensure a flawless, fair WET Deck experience for all of our valued guests. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed all other aspects of your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Its our fourth time here and continually impresses!
Two people in particular to seek out.....
At pool Bibi is wonderful. She totally makes you feel special and has all the pool guys working hard to make sure you get best chairs and are comfortable all day long. One day she will be the hotel manager!
At front desk ask for Matt, truly professional and helpful 100% of the time
They never give him a day off .....and its easy to see why .....he is great.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a suite its worth every penny
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
It sounds like you had a wonderful time with us! We can't wait to share your compliments with our team. Hope to see you soon!

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Stephanie Dunn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Overall, this is a very decent hotel - great location, nice ammentities, decent service, etc. As you can expect for South Beach, the room rate is ridiculous. Since the hotel is constantly booked out (usually, Thurs-Sun), you should expect that any level of SPG status that you may have will hold no weight.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. While we do welcome a good number of guests looking to experience the best of South Beach, we certainly strive to honor SPG status whenever possible, as evidenced by many of our happy guests here on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Happy travels,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a very nice W. This was my second stay. Very impressed. Service was excellent. Front desk, valet, bar, pool all were nice and helpful. Very nice rooms.
Be warned...rooms on the north side are loud. Big construction project next door. Not Ws fault, just FYI.
I also experienced a room not ready..at 530 pm !!! Amazing. They bought a us a round at the bar and we only waited another 20 mins. But still...530?
I'll be back.

Stayed August 2014
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
We're thrilled you enjoyed your second stay here at W South Beach. We do apologize for your room not being ready upon arrival, but are happy to hear that a stay full of excellent service made up for it!

See you soon,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The hotel is absolutely beautiful! The staff makes you feel special and do whatever they can to make your stay memorable. Highly recommend staying here. This was our second stay and it won't be our last.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review! We can't wait to welcome you back for another amazing stay.

Until then,

Stephanie Dunn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We love to stay at W's and this one was our 5th property and by FAR the best! From the excellent location right on Collins Ave with their own private spot on South Beach (complete with cabanas and service) to the interior bright, modern - so Miami. The plaze oozes on trend, and ultimately makes you feel you are in the centre of what is happening right...now.

My Husband was delighted as we were staying right on Mercedes Benz Swim Week so cue stacks of models with legs to eternity (really), chiseled bodies and an air of fashion, there was nowehere else in Miami made for such activity. The pool was dripping in models, celebrities and my favourite...small pooches running amok. Add in a dj, some cocktails and a hip crowd - you have the perfect scene for a W promo video, but this was our vacation. Unreal.

We were given a suite on the top floor with sweeping views of both Collins Ave and... South Beach. Uber bright white Miami bedroom and living area that was close enough to hear the action on the street but far enough to drift off into your heavenly W Bed (I still want one..)

The standard W service is there - Bliss products, Whatever Whenever and of course PAWS if you do have one of those pooches to run amok at the pool but my top marks go to no other than Insider Diego. This guy replied to my emails and scored me a $200 discount on a pair of Celine Sunglasses from his favourite store on Lincoln Rd (which by the way is in walking disance, as is 8th & Ocean so get out and walk either the beach way or street way..)

All staff were as always friendly, helpful and go out of their way to help you. We spent most of our time at WET where the cabana crew put your name on a list if there are no beds available, they'll even make sure its in the sun... Cocktails flowing, dj on the decks. W South Beach comes alive at the weekend! Free tea and coffee from The Dutch each morning was nice (it is a little pricey for breakfast but nice) We chose to drink at the hotel most nights, ate at Mr.Chow which was great food but the staff a little pushy (read other reviews on that). If you are looking to dine out in South Beach, HIGHLY recommend Katsuya at the SLS. It is phenomenal! A little crammed but cosy...fantastic Sushi and service (thanks Quinn!) with softshell crab rolls to travel 16hrs for... Drinks at SLS and Delano are also a must and within walking distance to W.

I'm missing sitting on our balcony watching it all kick off...watching the thunderstorms and dreaming of what the night ahead has in store...

Until next time W South Beach!

Room Tip: High floor for best views of South Beach!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stephanie D, Manager at W South Beach, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
We certainly enjoy our location in the heart of glamorous South Beach, and are glad you got to experience it as well! It sounds like you had the full Swim Week experience right on our WET Deck.

See you next year!

Stephanie Dunn
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Address: 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — W South Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At The W South Beach, wake up to spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic or wind down to scenic sunsets in 395 rooms and bungalows featuring the best of resort living. ... more   less 
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