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“Really Nice Boutique Hotel in A Perfect Location” 5 of 5 stars
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La Flora
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1238 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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“Really Nice Boutique Hotel in A Perfect Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It was our first time in Florida and South Beach was the choice. I booked LaFlora after viewing reviews on TripAdvisor. It's in a fantastic location;close to the beach;10 minutes walking to Lincoln Mall and Espanola Way for dining and shopping. Too bad the street in front had the sidewalks ripped up. The front desk personnel were super accomodating and extremely personable, always asking if everything was ok. They even gave us beach towels to use. We felt special having been upgraded to a suite on the top floor at the street side of the building. The bed was super comfy with a puffy comforter; something that's not common even in the finest hotels. Without itemizing all of the wonderful things about this hotel, we were really glad to have selected it for the 4 nights. We absolutely adored Diane the evening bartender and her intelligent conversations. She is by far a keeper for their staff...and we thank her for being so nice and attentive. We had only 2 minor concerns: Wed-Fri mornings at the breakfast buffet; the server seemed overwhelmed and kept missing our toasted bagel requests, to the point that we were planning to skip breakfast there altogether. She wasn't helpful but rather annoying and we figured it was a position that she really didn't want to be in. Although the saturday morning server was quite the opposite:effective/cheerful and very accomodating. The second concern was that the street side windows were not shut airtight and we could hear regular conversations from the restaurant next door as if they were in our room. All in all, we highly recommend LaFlora to anyone visiting South Beach Miami....and Thank You for making our first visit to South Beach a special memory.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This hotel is fairly nice. The location is pretty great though. It's very close to the beach. We walked over just one block away. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from and within walking distance from Española Way. Luis and Diane are very sweet and made sure we felt at home. The room itself leaves a bit to be desired because there were very little in the way of covering the windows and blocking the light. We heard a lot of noise from people partying and didn't sleep well at all. South beach isn't for sleeping I guess. Otherwise I would consider staying there again and maybe calling for a reservation and asking for an inside room maybe.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have found my home away from home in South Beach!!! Hotel La Flora is fabulous!!!!!! It was in great proximity to the beach, the staff is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! The complimentary drinks at 6pm were perfect!!!! The room was great! Breakfast was great, it wasn't restaurant quality but it was like lounging on the beach, so once again, it was great!!! Overall this place is great for the price and just having great people around to help you enjoy your vacation, I recommend Hotel La Flora to everyone!!!!! Enjoy your stay!!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

In March my husband and I visited Miami on route to Amelia Island for business. We had a couple of days in Miami and chose La Flora from the reviews on Tripadvisor - I am so happy I did.
This Art deco hotel has a charm all of its own, and the management and staff are fantastic. Ros the manager went out of her way to make sure we had a wonderful stay - do not hesitate to follow her recommendations for dining! and Diane the bartender shone through as well with her lovely smile and forthcoming local knowledge of places to visit. Since I do not drink alcohol, Diane came up with fantastic non alcoholic cocktails so I did not have to just drink water whilst my husband partook of the vast array of choices on offer!
Our room was upstairs and to the back so it was very quiet. It was not large, but very comfortable and clean. Parking is across the road, and very reasonable.
This hotel was a real gem and great find. I would definitely go back, but what made this place stand apart from all others was the manager Ros! - Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, AZ.
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This small, exceptionally clean and well managed hotel is a gem. Everyone from the manager Ros, to Luis at the front desk, Edna at the Bar and my cleaning lady treated me with utmost consideration. My room toward the side and back was very quiet. I can't wait to go back! The location is PERFECT.

Room Tip: 3rd floor rooms not directly on Collins Ave. are preferred, if noise bothers you. But some like the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I would like to thank the staff of La Flora, they made our stay speacial!
We booked the hotel for our honeymoon stay in Miami Beach, the hotel is great, the location is perfect - direct access to the beach, they provide to you with the beach towel, also they offer a complimentary happy hour!
Our papers and credit cards were stollen the day we arrived to Miami, when we arrived to the hotel the staff made everything in order to help us solve the situation, moreover the manager Ross offered to us a bottle of champagne so we could relax and a gentle card that helped us to overcome the situation.
We appreciated the service provided by everyone in the hotel: you are a great!
French honeymooners

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

OK, in South Beach a hotel choice is a crap shoot, but from the moment we walked in it felt right and they upgraded our room to a suite because it was our anniversary. However, the hotel has a policy for guest of free drinks between 6-7 and it isn't cheap liquors it's all the expensive names and the bartender Diane is so worth sitting and making friends with (and it isn't hard). She blends any drink you can think of old school just a shaker!

Trust us she is a great bartender, bright, articulate, very cute and the nicest personality you could imagine and a wealth of knowledge.

Just shut up and book your room, it's the place to be!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about La Flora

Address: 1238 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#13 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#21 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Flora 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Flora Hotel is one of the most breathtaking examples of Art Deco architecture in South Beach and is centrally located on Collins Avenue between 12th and 13th streets, just steps from the beautiful beaches of Miami's South Beach and within walking distance of all of the shops, restaurants, and nightlife that South Beach is famous for. Under new management since February 2012, the hotel has recently received extensive upgrades and has become one of the most noteworthy and well reviewed South Beach boutique hotels. Upon arrival at La Flora Hotel, you will notice the stunning, historic Art Deco style façade of the building. Once you step into the lobby, the original 1929 terrazzo floor and marble wainscot will further accentuate La Flora’s rich history. Our friendly staff will greet you with a warm smile and will only be focused on meeting all of your needs. The guest rooms at La Flora present a warm and inviting sanctuary for relaxation. Plush beds appointed with comfortable and luxurious white linens offer a perfect place to rest after a long day of playing and partying. New 40” flat screen televisions, refinished furniture, and new hardwood floors offer the finishing touch for a design that is consistent with the flavor and style of South Beach and the atmosphere that you would expect.South Beach is world-renowned as one of the top entertainment destinations in the world. It offers an exciting nightlife, world-class cuisine, and an appealing and stylish crowd. La Flora Hotel puts it all within comfortable reach and invites you to experience it all in style. With its ideal location, La Flora Hotel places you in the best spot for all of the South Beach action you wish to handle.With the combination of its service-oriented staff, central location, beautiful Art Deco architecture, and upgraded appointments, your stay at the La Flora is sure to be an exciting and memorable experience. ... more   less 
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