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“Great Location and a Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #167 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Great Location and a Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was hard to decide which Miami hotel to pick, but we decided on the Lorraine Hotel because of the price and the location. My husband had already stayed here once, and he "warned me" somehow. Luckily, the hotel is "OK" and I was very satisfied.
We stayed one first day here, then went to other places in Florida and got back for four more nights. The first stay we had a room in the second floor overlooking a dumpster, which was not very nice, so we requested to have it changed for a room with a balcony for our second part of the trip. We didn't get the balcony (they said it had a different rate) but they gave us a room in the third floor overlooking Collins Ave, which was great! (You could not open the windows though, but it was fine).

We liked this hotel and honestly, if we went back to Miami Beach, I would consider staying here again. Yes, there are some "warnings" indeed (and although I state them as "warnings" for the travellers who may read this to be prepared and to have a full picture to decide, I also think it is an important opportunity for improvement for the hotel).

Pros:
- Right next to the Miami Beach
- Nice, big, clean rooms
- Complimentary Mineral Water on the day of arrival
- Great wifi reception in the room, Lobby and even in the Elevator!
- Daily housekeeping
- Hotel provides beach towels
- Parking: few spots on the hotel street (26th street) or you can go to the parking lot that is one block away. On both cases you have a parking meter that costs 1 USD per hour (there is a three hour limit, but you can add time)
- Breakfast is nice and filling (waffles, fruits, yoghurts, sorts of breads)
- Right below the hotel is a general grocery/deli store and a restaurant. One block away you can find a supermarket, a Subway store, other delis, etc.
- Hotel is 30 minutes aways walking from South Beach or there is a Metro Bus stop close by.
- Nice service and friendly, super helpful staff.
- They allowed us to stay an extra hour when checking out. That was super helpful to enjoy a while at the beach, bathe and then leave!

Cons:
- Rooms need maintenance and a little "color": they seem hospital rooms. Paint is ok, but there are some patches made and it shows different colors; A/C was set too cold and it was not possible to set the temperature from inside the room (my husband ended up strapping a shoe box to the vent!).
- Walls seem paper-made: you can hear the people in the rooms next to yours loud and clear (as if they were with you). Some acoustic isolation could make it work.
- Floors are creaky in the outer corridors. The wood gives an interesting look though... and in the rooms they sound too loud when you step (or the neighbours on the sides and over).
- Beds are twin size, so don't expect much space if you are sharing it. Linens and pillows are alright.
- Bathrooms definitely need updating. In the second stay, there was a fixed hole in the bathroom door (and you could still see the punch in the door).

I would recommend this hotel to other travellers, and I would even return, but have in mind that is not a 5 star hotel -but they try hard to provide a good service-. :)

Room Tip: Definitely ask for the third floor rooms and either the ones with balcony overlooking 26th street or...
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the $250+ per night stay, i feel we got taken " Hook, Line & Sinker " ! Where to begin.......the room, while big with high ceilings, there was NO A/C adjustments for the room, they said they were LOW on towels, NO ice machine ( really guys, no F***in ICE ?!?!?! ), they're so-called breakfast consisted of a coffee machine, and a juice machine that that was open from 7:30 to 10:30am ONLY, and either cereal or a waffles that you POUR your own batter. The grout had mold on it in the bathroom, the bathroom window had a broken hinge, and thw bathtub lining in the bottomnof thw tub was peeling up.
This hotel aka homeless shelter, shouldn't HAVE to have these things brought to your attention because YOUR STAFF should address these things. Thanks for robbing us of our hard earned money Lorraine Hotel......i will NEVER stay with your joke of a hotel and will let EVERYONE i know not to spend a dime with your jokers.
In closing, your Hotel is GARBAGE and a motel 6 would've been better. You should be ashamed of yourselves and condemned.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good looking suites in their pictures are only 2 renovated rooms. But even their bathrooms are rusted and dirty and falling apart, just like the rest of the establishment. TV did not function. Breakfast is decent. Walkout to the beach. Staff at front desk are friendly. For this price you can find something better. Stay away!

Stayed December 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without any question the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. To call the pictures simply "misleading" would be generous. It's a dirty dump with unhelpful and incompetent staff. Stay anywhere else (literally anywhere). I'd sleep in my car instead next time.

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

From the second I arrived at the front desk I was disappointed. The service was terrible. Very short answers when they would even answer me. The elevator was too small for two people to fit comfortably. It felt like it was about to break. The floors creek with every step and are very worn out. The room I stayed in was nothing like the pictures online. The door had gaps big enough to see through. No in room a/c. The floors were obviously not cleaned in a long time. My sheets had stains on them. The walls and ceilings had stains. Looked like there was mold on the ceiling just painted over. The electrical plug for the microwave was a fire hazard. The shades didn't close all the way and had big holes in them. The tv was actually fine. There was trash in drawers. No towels in the room. Shower barly drains. Shower head sprays everywhere, soaking the entire bathroom. Nothing was ever clean in the room during the stay. They never made the bed. Just pulled the comforter up. Do not stay at this hotel. It is filthy.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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lorrainebeach, Guest Relations Manager at Lorraine Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2014
We are terribly sorry to hear you were so unhappy with your room and we didn't have the opportunity to make it up to you by changing you to another room or perhaps, to a different hotel. We like our customers to be satisfied and we take responsibility for our mistakes. Yet, when we are not made aware there's a problem until the guests have left, there's no much we can do. Please, accept our sincere apologies. We truly wish we had a chance to help you have a better stay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed at the Loraine Hotel and really enjoyed our visit. We had an beautiful view of the ocean. The staff were very friendly and helpful with directions and places to visit. Our room was clean and comfortable. I would stay there again when visiting that area.

Room Tip: Third floor is probably the best for great views.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lorrainebeach, Guest Relations Manager at Lorraine Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2014
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. May 2015 bring happiness and perhaps, another visit to Miami!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed October 3rd and 4th. They put us in a room on the second floor with a window that looked down on the dumpster and a wall. Parking is a joke. There is no parking lot and if you happen to find a place to park, do not leave or it'll be after 11:15 PM before you can find a spot in the free parking that is located across the street and a block away. It states it's oceanside, but it fails to mention the apartments that is oceanfront.
You cannot control the temperature of the room, unless you count the ceiling fan that doesn't cool down anything.
The only good thing about this place was the price, but it's more of a hassle than a blessing.

Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
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lorrainebeach, Guest Relations Manager at Lorraine Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2014
We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We need to clarify what seems to be a misunderstanding when it comes to parking because: 1) there's no free parking anywhere in South Beach. 2) Most of the hotels in the area don't have their own parking for guests. 3) There's a public inexpensive parking lot a block away from our hotel. Hope this helps other travelers that might get confused after reading the review. Once again, please accept our apologies.
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Additional Information about Lorraine Hotel

Address: 2601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4798
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > Oceanfront
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #167 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lorraine Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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