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“Not bad, not great” 3 of 5 stars
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Ocean Reef Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1130 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #154 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Jersey outside of Philly
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2 reviews
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“Not bad, not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed here in Oct '12. The location is great, which is the main selling point. Add the fact that there is a sitting area out front, which is great for people watching and just relaxing with a drink. A definite plus for them. There is also a restaurant (didn't eat there) and a small store downstairs which shares the patio I was speaking of.

We had a suite in the same building as the front desk. Our room was over the alley so we indeed heard the trash trucks early as well. As for the room itself, it was decent. For the price we paid (great by any standards, not just MIA), I was good with it. This by no means is an upscale place, but it was comfortable. Nice little kitchenette, futon, 5 piece kitchen set with tall chairs. The bathroom could have been a bit more "polished", literally and figuratively.

Jenny at the front desk was very helpful, allowed us to check-in early and upon check-out, leave our bags in a secured room as we had a late flight. They also provided towels in the lobby area to use for the beach.

Overall, cool place...depending on the price you get. Anything upwards of $200 a night...look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We got this hotel for a good price for 3 of us and the size of the room and the facilitiesa available were good. Although a new bathroom is definitely needed. It could have been cleaner and it needed more windows but we were in Miami to party and sunbath so we hardly used the room for more than sleeping, chaging and making lunch! Location wise it is amazing! And if you want to go and experience Miami and not pa a fortune for a hotel then this is your place. The noise was low and the staff when we saw them were helpful.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We paid way too much for this place. It was good location but the walls were thin which caused the multiple noise disturbances during the late evening/early morning. We stayed on the second level so you will hear trash trucks everyday. No parking, no elevators, lack of towels in the bathrooms or shower mat. We totally were not impressed but it was a place to stay close to the beach.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
We apologize for not meeting your expectations. We wish we had known you were not fully satisfied while you were still at our hotel. That way we would have had a chance to make amends. Regarding the price, during February, March, and April our town hosts special events every week which attract lots of visitors, but also increase rates. That is everywhere, not only in our hotel. We invite you to visit us again, perhaps during a quieter time, and you will enjoy our great weather at an affordable price. Plus, returning guests get a 10% discount. Best regards.
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I really like the design of this hotel and the location is great but if you're out partying all day you would want to get a good night sleep... however, the walls are really thin which makes it almost impossible to happen... I woke up everyday @ 5 am bc of trash pick up day and a lot of noise from outside of the building ahhthh it drove me nutssssssssss !! and the curtains does not even cover the whole window which makes it so bright in the room

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We are terribly sorry to hear you had trouble sleeping. Ever since we changed the windows in the rooms facing the back and the front of our hotel, complains about noise coming from the outside stopped. Had we known you had this issue, we would have changed you to a quieter room right away. Please accept our apologies. We try to prevent inconveniences and are also quick to solve them.
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was a bit concerned seeing other negative reviews but I must say that this place worked out great for us. I would definitely stay again. The combination of the location, price, service, room were perfect for us, two adults and a teenager. We are people who do not like to plunk down alot of cash for a hotel because we spend most of the time outside and would rather spend our money on restaurants, attractions, etc. Took all of two minutes to walk to ocean avenue, the beach, and the many restaurants and taverns along that avenue. Lincoln Ave and Espanola Way were about a 10 minute walk. The room was clean and spacious. We had the AC on at night and since I never travel without my sound machine, we didn't hear a peep outside, although i imagine we would hear conversations outside and vehicle noise without those. Beds were very comfortable. I parked in a garage that was one block away which was $20 a day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We appreciate your leaving a review and hope it will help other travelers who, like you, are looking for a great place to stay at an affordable price. It was a pleasure having you as a guest.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If your looking for a nice hotel close to the action this is it... It isn't fancy but its comfy and clean.. The staff is amazing and the rooms are spacious.... I will definitely stay here again when I return to Miami in the fall

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thanks for your review. We are excited to hear you'll be visiting us again in the fall! Miami has a lot to offer all year round. The last quarter of the year has nice (not so-hot) temperatures plus, more affordable prices. Send us an email when you start planning your next trip and we will make sure to give a 10% return guest discount!
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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I love this place,close to every things ,the attention was great specially from the guy in the front desk Marcello.He took care of all our questions and help us finding all the places that we were looking for,in our vacation time!We will back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you, Lore. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Marcelo has been with us for many years and is indeed a valued member of our team. Warmest regards!
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Additional Information about Ocean Reef Suites

Address: 1130 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #154 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Reef Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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