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“Ocean drive” 5 of 5 stars
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The Fritz Hotel
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   524 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Casanova Suites on the Beach)   |  
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Ranked #65 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ocean drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is an excellent value for the price. Great location, big rooms, a full kitchen, a great value overall! We'll be staying here next time we're in south beach for sure!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Casnova Suites. It is located in a prime area. Right in the heart of the action. I requested the room with balony which is directly on Ocean Dr. My Dad enjoyed it. I couldn't get him out the room once he saw the balony. The room was great and huge. It wasn't completely stocked but if you asked housekeeping they would provide it. Everyone I met working at the Casanova was very friendly. There was a trick with the pullout couch and we weren't able to utilize it the first night. Housekeeping came in the next day and fixed the problem. We kept the couch as a bed our entire stay. If you want a balony on Ocean Dr., Casanova Suites is the place for you. We walked up and down Ocean Dr. and as I looked at other hotels I know I selected the best place to stay. There is a pharmacy behind the hotel on the corner of 5th and Collins Dr and eating places everywhere. What more could you want?

I will stay at Casanova Suites again.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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CasanovaSuites, General Manager at The Fritz Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are super glad in knowing your father enjoy the balcony on his suite. We proud ourselves in having balconies facing Ocean Drive and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean since not many hotels can say the same in Ocean Drive . Please make sure to keep yourself posted in regards to our hotel because there are many exiting changes coming very soon to our property.

Best regards,

Camilo Matarraz
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This single room exceeded my expectations. I rented a suite.
For me the room is luxury and huge for the price, and the location is great.
No further to describe the rooms, all the good reviews are right.
There's a big plus that next to the door is a great value restaurant, Maya tapas and Grill, where i had breakfast to dinner without spending a lot of money and i tried some interesting meals and wines i didn't even know before this trip. Everyone should try it.
As I am a little fool, i forgot the hotel cart bag outside the street, but the hotel staff solve the issue perfectly!!!
Perfect experience!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This hotel and the staff exceeded our expectations. We rented a two bedroom suite. To our surprise it had two baths as well. When we got to the hotel our room was ready early and we were allowed to check in at 11:30. We had 5 people in our party and the suite was extremely spacious. They even sent a rollaway bed at no charge. The 2 restaurants on either side of the hotel give you a 25 percent discount off your meal when you tell them where you are staying. The pool on the rooftop is very convenient and it's fun to check out the action from up there. This was our second trip to south beach. Great place for a girls get a way. I would strongly recommend checking out the different festivals and events they have planned before you book your trip. Avoid Memorial day weekend as it is hip hop weekend and gets absolutely crazy and even dangerous. A lot of the locals hate working on that weekend. Also last year we went not knowing it was Aqua weekend. we had never heard if it before and we would never go again at that time, it was very uncomfortable, not fun. For the most part the people we encountered on that weekend were crude and obnoxious. Pick the right weekend and you will have a great time.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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CasanovaSuites, General Manager at The Fritz Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. The Casanova Suites team is honored in knowing that you had a wonderful birthday experience at our property. We are committed in providing great experiences like the one you had to all of our guests. Please do not hesitate in contacting us for you next stay and we will honor you with a great rate!

Best regards,

Camilo Matarraz
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nites during new years eve 2012 with husband and 2 children
Great place!... Location was amazing right on ocean drive And 5th ave you cant get any closer to the action -walking distance to restaurants and shopping beach is right across the road !
Suites are huge and clean with a full size kitchen with microwave oven great for the kids with left overs and snacks . Very safe hotel amazing staff CARLOS was amazing great guy so helpful !.. Looking forward to comming back soon!.....

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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CasanovaSuites, General Manager at The Fritz Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased that you had a pleasant stay @ our hotel and looking forward to see you soon. Please make sure to let us know that you are a returning guest and we will honor you with a discounted rate.

Best regards,

Camilo Matarraz
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We just stayed here and we loved it. Location and rooms were great! Right on the beach and Ocean Drive. The staff was so nice and helpful. Got our roll away bed the very next day. I read complaints about the noise, but this was to be expected when you are staying in a party area. We had our kids and they weren't bothered by it!
My only complaint was the rooftop pool. If they would fix this, I could give it higher reviews. They advertise this and shouldnt because you can't use it at all!!!!! It looked like an old fish tank with algae. It was the big disappointment for the kids! With the beach right across the street, it's not a true necessity though.
We will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Loved the room and location. Stayed in 2 bedroom suite. Small balcony facing Ocean Drive - great hangout for happy hour and watching all the people go by. Directly across from Lumus Park where bikes are rented by the hour - walk or bike north several miles on the beach walkway/boardwalk. 2 doors down from TGIF. 1 block to Walgreens and Liquor store. Plenty of room for 3 people. Is loud but you have to expect that being directly on 5th and Ocean Drive. Beach towels included with the resort fee (not much else). No lobby or lounge. Pool is on the roof with chairs but no umbrellas. Beach chairs and umbrella $45 on 5th. Recommend hopping the 25 cent trolley (2 blocks away on Washington) and ride to 18th, then walk 3 blocks to the beach near the Shelbourne and save $15/day. For the price we will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms with oceanfront view! The others near the back have NO view, but are quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CasanovaSuites, General Manager at The Fritz Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review.
We are very pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay here @ The Casanova Suites. We are working very hard to meet everyone's expectations.
We would like to apologize for not having the pool operational during yours stay. We had a little inconvenient with the company that services our pool. Please be sure that our pool is now open and is meeting all health department codes.
Best regards,

Camilo Matarraz
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Address: 524 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Casanova Suites on the Beach)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#51 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#54 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fritz Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fritz Hotel its an , all suites boutique hotel with an upscale design, where the atmosphere and ambiance attract celebrities and trendy vacationers alike. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casanova Suites On The Beach Hotel Miami Beach
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