My boyfriend and I stayed at the Eva for 5 nights about a week ago. Let me preface my review with a reminder that this is a 2 star hotel. In my search for a place to stay this was one of the cheapeast I could find. South Beach is extremely expensive. It is located about a 2 block walk to the ocean, and a pretty short walk to just about everywhere in South Beach. We got a king room on the fourth floor (the top floor) which I highly recommend. The room was clean. The sheets did have some spots but you could tell they were washed. The spots just didn't come out. The bed was amazing. I had some great nights sleep there. The towels were very clean and we were provided with new towels by the housekeeper when she cleaned the room. The bathroom was clean (bright white grout, clean tiles, clean shower cutain). The building itself is older, however you do benefit from that because it was built when there were actually solid walls between rooms. The building actually reminds me of the studio apartment I lived in in an old building in Pittsburgh. We didn't hear our neighbors at all except for doors closing or when they walked past. Surprisingly we didn't hear the street at all either. We were able to borrow beach towels from the front desk every day which was great. Oh, and the A/C worked very well which is key in Florida.
I'm not sure what some of the previous reviewers were expecting. I read their reviews prior to going and I was certainly wary. However, I think a lot of the complaints are just ridiculous. Too many people expect 5 star hotels, but don't want to pay for it.
All the basic ammenities were met. The staff was very courteous. The restaurant downstairs is great. And you are a short walk to everything. The hotel was about a third of the cost of even the place directly across the street. Solid place for a no frills, budget friendly vacation.
Also - there is a shuttle to and from the Miami airport with a stop 2 blocks away from Eva. $2.35 a person. Definitely a great alternative to a taxi.
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