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Lorraine Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4798 (Oceanfront)   |  
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Ranked #178 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Better than we expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We wanted an inexpensive hotel as a base for a short "get acquainted" visit to Miami Beach. Both the Lorraine Hotel and Miami Beach surprised us. Both were more interesting and less American than we expected. For starters, the hotel is only steps from one of the Airport Flyer (a public express bus from the airport to Miami Beach with a $2.30 fare) bus stops. It is on the beach side of Collins Ave with easy access to the boardwalk. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was plenty to keep us going until lunch. The guests were a lively mix of ages and nationalities. Friendly and unpretentious is what we look for in a hotel and we found it in spades at the Lorraine. Don't stay here, if you want to be pampered; but, if you are looking for good value and a bit of local color, you'd be hard pressed to make a better choice.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Midwest USA
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

Located right by the boardwalk, the location is as good as you can get for a reasonable price. Each room has different furniture but it isn't high end...it's like they bought bedroom sets at garage sales and then say it's "boutique". The hotel itself is very old and the halls are noisy and echo. Creaky floors...you will know when someone walks down the hallway. Rooms have small kitchenettes and full closets so I wonder if the hotel used to be studio apartments. Bathrooms are not updated (like from the 50s) but they are clean. Wifi is terrible in the rooms so you need to sit in the lobby to get a connection. I would consider staying again because it was clean but I would look at other options first.

Stayed January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Lorraine hotel. We stayed there for 3 nights. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The hotel is old - the elevator was slow but the room was clean. Location wise this hotel is close to the beach, but about a mile away from the "action" - south beach, restaurants, Lincoln ave. but we took a couple of nice walks back on the boardwalk and on the street, and buses run regularly to all the places we want to go to ($2/pp). It wasn't noisy at all and we had a good nights sleep. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel if proximity to the nightlife/south beach is not a huge issue.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Reason you stay here: On the beach. Decent continental breakfast. Rooms are comfortable (and include a kitchenette). Air conditioned and has a fan over the beds to help keep the room cool. The conditioning shampoo and moisturizer were surprisingly good quality. They charge you $6.25 a day (per room) for their "resort fee" which is not included in your room rate. They say this is what pays for the "free" wi-fi, your continental breakfast and the beach towels they provide. (Didn't think this was bad as we had 3 people in our room and the breakfast had bagels, croissants, banana bread, yogurt, banana's, etc. However we could NOT get our smart phones to connect to their wi-fi to save our life. Had to use the roaming 4g and the computer in the lobby wouldn't connect either. Annoying) It was loud in our room because we were on the Collins Ave side, but I knew this from the reviews and brought ear plugs. (problem solved) I will also note that this hotel feels sort of more like a hostel or a boarding house. Very economy. It worked for the 2 nights we were there but I would NOT stay here for more time than that. Also worth noting if this is your first time in Miami than you want to be on Collins Ave. This hotel is on 26th street. All the action is happening starting at 17th (where Lincoln/Washington Mall is) going down from there. So I would suggest staying below 17th. It wasn't too bad for us as it was $6 a cab ride to go the 10 blocks. (again split amongst 3 people it's nothing)

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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
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stayed last week during the wine and food fest, the hotels was really crowded with nice and young crowd. The rooms are nice and clean, (had no problems with the floor like other fellow reviewers) they have fresh fruits for breakfast and yogurt.
The hotel is very well located on almost the ocean. The staff was nice and very helpful.
Will go back again with my family soon.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lorrainebeach, Public Relations Manager at Lorraine Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking your time to gives us your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

When you walk into this lobby you think the rooms are going to be cute and nice...No! The rooms are dirty! Wear socks do not walk around bare footed...I wore my flip flops in the shower bc I felt like I was a gym locker room. The service is not good at all. The best and only reason this hotel gets a 3 is bc the beach is so very close...I will never ever ever stay here again...you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Winona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This was 4th yr in a row that we have stayed here.....price is rite...good location and a decent brkfst....However had cold showers 2 out of 5 nites...room safe did not work.....even tho it was adverised in their amenities we had no HBO on tv and even had a HBO tv guide in room also no clock radio in room.....Staff is very nice but when we complained they didnt seem to care.....Will prbly stay their again next yr as long as price is reasonable.........

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4798
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > Oceanfront
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #178 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lorraine Hotel 2.5*
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