I used to live in Miami so for the last 4 years I visit here every year. I have had the opportunity to stay at numerous hotels in Miami over the years that range from high end (Fontainebleau) to these budget hotels (The tropics and San Juan). I've even stayed at the Holiday Inn that's next to Fontainebleau before too.
In all honesty, the only difference in all these hotels is the price you're paying for the look of the room, the beds, etc. In fact the staff at the San Juan was much more friendlier than that of the Fontainebleau (I could only imagine dealing with celebrities though and how sometimes it's probably a pain).
There were 3 of us girls who just got back last week from here and we had a blast. Everything is in walking distance which is perfect and the rooms were always cleaned right away. Anytime we asked for anything extra they left it for us. Our room had a microwave and fridge so we saved a lot of money on eating out all the time.
My big reccommendation is if you are coming to Miami to lounge by a pool and stay in a hotel the majority of your stay, then don't pick this place. Choose something more high end. But if you're coming to Miami to enjoy the BEACH, the shops, the nightlife, then this hotel more than suffices for what you need it for.
I was extremely nervous arriving here due to some of the reviews but the next time I go back (which will most likely be in August) I am planning on staying at this hotel again. :)
(oh and for the reviews that have said no one speaks english, there's only 1 guy who doesnt speak english but you rarely see him, all the other staff spoke great english!!)
I hope this helps!
- Also Known As:
- San Juan Miami
- Hotel San Juan
- San Juan Hotel Miami
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The San Juan Hotel offers the premiere choice in discount accommodations for the budget traveler. Located on Collins Avenue, the recently renovated, art deco-themed San Juan Hotel enjoys an ideal setting, right in the heart of South Beach. Directly across the street from the world-renowned Delano, Sagamore and Ritz Carlton hotels as well as Miami’s beautiful beaches - the San Juan Hotel is the perfect escape for the budget traveler seeking affordable accommodation. You can leave your car at home as the best dining, nightlife and tourist attractions in the world are just a few, short steps away from your home away from home, here at the San Juan Hotel. ... more less
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