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“Convenient to beach and Lincoln Rd.” 3 of 5 stars
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San Juan Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1680 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Flint,Mi.
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Convenient to beach and Lincoln Rd.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The hotel is in a very good location.Beach is block and a half away.Front desk was efficient at both check in/out.Room was clean but very spartan with furnishings. No coffee pot,clock phone. Bathroon was totally redone and modern.Parking in a private surface lot around back. $30.00 with in/out.Pool is out back,tight quaters,surrounded by cinder block walls. Liquor store next store.For the price, I would stay here again, but if you want to impress your mate, you may want to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for leaving your feedback on this forum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our hotel. While we try to maintain an affordable rate, we are taking steps to enhance our customer experiences as well. As a result, we are undertaing projects that can keep our rates affordable, all while still giving you the ability to impress your mate!

We urge you to come back and visit us later this year so you can see what we are talking about. We look forward to hosting you!
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This hotel was walking distance to everything (super close to Lincoln Rd.), was clean and met all our needs perfectly. The pool area deck was small, but not very busy and we had a great time swimming in the clean pool. The staff was friendly... especially housekeeping! When we got there the main lobby had a mustly smell and we were worried, but the room was clean, smelled fresh and had a beautifully upgraded bathroom. Our room was at the end of the hall on my first floor and the exhaust was pretty loud, but it turned out to be great white noise and we slept perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again or recommend

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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SanJuanHotel, Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. One of our goals this year is to enhance our poolside experience, so we do plan to renovate the pool deck to accomodate more seating/tanning areas. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. I will be sure to share this feedback with them! We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to South Beach!
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Rio de Janeiro
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It's a perfect accomodation for a low budget trip. One block away from Lincoln Road. And a 10 minutes walk up to Ocean Drive and Espanola Way. Great rate for South beach. Nice and helpful staff. Easy check in and check out. I recommend San Juan Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for leaving your kind feedback. Our location is one of our best attributes but we truly pride ourselves on our staff. We have a great team and I look forward to sharing your feedback with them. We look forward to your next visit!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My friend and I stayed there for about 5 days on and off after our trips to Key West, Bahamas and Gulf coast in Jan/Feb 2013. The staff was excellent, always helpful and responsive, especial German (He's no German though, LOL).

The location of the hotel is excellent, right opposition Ritz Carlton and other pricy ones. We walked to the beach across the road in the morning and evening. Very convenient! Lincoln Mall restaurant areas are just around the corner. It is also easily reachable via major buses.

The rooms were spacious and the bathrooms have just been renovated. They can improve on cleanliness generally and some of the electrical and bathroom fittings but we found it of very good value. I didn't find any bed bug. But it's very close to other buildings so there weren't any view.

One thing I would have liked was a heated pool. The pool in San Juan was ok but the water was a bit too cold for me.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you so much for leaving your feedback. As we continue to improve our hotel over 2013, we hope you come back and visit us so you can see some of the enhancements we aim to add to our guest experiences. As for the pool, I can assure you that for 9 out of 12 months, the temperature outside is over 80 degrees. As a result, the pool temperature usually remains the perfect temperature (warm, but still refreshingly cool).

Unfortunately, I think you caught us in the middle of a cold front, where the temperatures dropped into the high 60s/low 70s. That being said, we hope you come back again, when the weather can be a little but more cooperative!
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Red Deer, Canada
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79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Pros: The hotel is in a great location and we got a super price. The front desk staff were excellent, welcoming and very helpful. We were able to check in earlier than we anticipated which was awesome! They also arranged for a ride back to the airport for us at 4 a.m...nice driver, good price.

Cons: My roommate killed a bug of some kind when we were packing to leave...no idea what it was. The bathroom was nicely remodeled but the towels, although clean, smelled of smoke....weird! The walls were paper thin and our neighbours were extremely noisy which made getting to sleep a real challenge. You get what you pay for I guess.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for posting a review about your experiences at the San Juan Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are continuing to upgrade our property and hopefully you will have an even better experience on your next trip. One of the little things we are in the process of doing is installing window screens so that insects can’t fly into the rooms when our guests leave the windows open. This will solve the experience your roommate encountered during your visit. On your next visit, if your neighbors are too noisy, please don’t hesitate to contact the front desk so that we can ensure you get a quiet night of rest. We hope you enjoyed your visit to South Beach and look forward to hosting you again on your next visit!
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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were irritated after some tripadvisor reviews about bed bugs etc. but can NOT confirm one of the bad reviews.
The personnel at the front desk were helpful, friendly and efficient. We got an upgrade of the room (I suppose all rooms were booked) for the same rate that I reserved for a lower category. The room was excellent, clean, with kitchenette. The bathroom was very new and high standard, and clean as well. The staffs were always friendly and helpful. The pool was clean and nice although a bit more space for sunbathing would be appreciated. A hairdryer in the bathroom (for the girls with long hair ;) ) would be nice, but other than that we did not miss anything at all. This hotel is a nice, clean and affordable place to stay in Miami Beach in walking distance to Ocean drive and the beaches.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for sharing your kind feedback about our hotel on this forum. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant experience at the San Juan Hotel. Since we renovated our bathrooms, we have not completed installing all of the hair dryers in the rooms but we carry spare hair dryers at the front desk, just in case. Anyway, they should all be installed by the time you visit us. Thanks again for choosing our hotel. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to South Florida!
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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We booked this hotel at the last minute due to some unexpected changes in our itinerary. The staff at reception were very professional and helpful, so that was a good start. The room took us back to the 1970's in terms of color scheme but I must say the bathroom, towels and sheets were clean. The pool looks sad and needs some ambience, however since the location of this hotel is fantastic, we really didn't need to spend much time in our room. I rather go somehere else next time, but the hotel is ok for the money paid in high season Miami Fl.

Room Tip: Away from the road and the pool, however not a big issue.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experiences at our hotel.

We pride ourselves on our staff, location and cleanliness. Over 2013, we have many small projects planned, one of which is our pool area. While our pool is one of the larger swimming pools in South Beach, we are working with a design team to provide more room for seating and a better ambiance. We are also working on upgrades to our room design. Hopefully, you will give us another chance down the road and you can report your findings!

Thanks again for staying with us and for sharing your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again down the road!
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Additional Information about San Juan Hotel

Address: 1680 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#72 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — San Juan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally constructed by renowned architect Henry Hohauser in 1948, the San Juan Hotel was initially intended for wealthy snowbirds in the 1950s. The new design concept for the San Juan Hotel derives from a classic postwar modern style with nautical influences reminiscent of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Warm woods with brass details, luxurious marble and touches of navy and burlap have given this famously historic hotel a modern feel. The combination of vintage Miami Beach elegance matched with modern South Beach design converge to create an ambiance that truly redefines tropical luxury. Providing warmth and style, our guest rooms offer a tranquil retreat from the exuberance of South Beach. Whether you need to get some work done, get some rest or simply imbibe in subtle opulence, our rooms have been hand crafted to wow you aesthetically while spoiling you in comforts. Our pillow top mattresses, high thread count bed sheets, black out curtains, flat screen televisions and in room dining and spa services will assure you a serene and luxurious in-room experience, all in the heart of South Beach. ... more   less 
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