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San Juan Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1680 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Ok for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Was in the middle of renovating..stayed on 3rd floor..room was nice and bed was comfortable..bathroom is very small..no sound on some of the tv channels..air condition was not very good..no controls in room and was too hot for me..heard others complain to front desk also..location: to far from the main portion of ocean..overall was ok..would not stay here again

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for sharing your feedback on this forum. We are glad to hear you liked our upgrades. Unfortunately, the building is quite old so while it has central air, we do have to control the a/c for the entire building from the back end. That being said, we do typically keep the hotel temperature right around 70 degrees. As for the tv channels, we have worked with DirecTv to have these issues resolved. We apologize for these inconveniences and hope you give us another chance to make it up to you. We know you will be pleased once all of our work is complete this summer!
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    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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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This hotel is in the middle of renovations. We were lucky to get a room on the third floor that had been recently renovated. It was very well done. Comfortable, king sized bed. Huge room! Nice bathroom. My sister on the other hand got a room on the second floor that wasn't very good, it was large but smelled very musty It had an old kitchenette in it. Only the bathroom was finished.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for leaving your kind feedback on our hotel here. We are so glad you liked the renovations we made to our hotel. Unfortunately, we are not done with all the rooms yet but once you and your family come back, we look forward to hosting all of you in a brand new room. We will also be adding a bar and upgrading our pool, garden and seating areas. We look forward to seeing your reaction to it all on your next visit to South Beach!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed at the San Juan for one night before our cruise. This is my second stay. My first was good stay, a decent place for a night or two (read my first review of it in Nov/13). The hotel is renovating and has completed all the rooms on the third floor. They're very nice and clean. The bed we had was a king and very comfortable. The hallway was still being worked on but (hopefully) you won't be sleeping in the hallway! Again, they are renovating.
It was a great option for a good price. Its just north of 17th St, and around the corner from
Lincoln St, which is a great place to walk through, have a drink or dinner, people watch and shop.
Book this hotel. I haven't stayed in others in that area however. I emailed ahead and asked for an upgraded room. As a past guest, I'm sure this helped fulfill my request. I'm very likely to stay there again in future visits to Miami. It just depends on what area you want to stay in.
Please email with any questions.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 3rd floor. Those are renovated.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, May 30, 2014
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on this forum. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about your positive experiences at our hotel. We are still renovating our property but hope to be done by sometime this summer. We can't wait to show off these enhancements on your next visit to South Beach. We look forward to seeing you again then!
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the San Juan last week pre and post cruise.We stayed in a newly renovated room on the 3 rd floor . The room was spacious , very clean , very comfortable, clean beds . Bathroom was lovely , large hot shower and had everything we needed.
The staff were always friendly , and very helpful , we had help with our luggage and the luggage was stored for us after we had checked out. Check- in and out was simple and quick and we were even checked in early after we returned from our cruise which was great.
The corridors and lifts are old , but the hotel is obviously being renovated and they have clearly started with the bedrooms and rightly so.
So please don't be put off by the appearance of these.
The location of this hotel is absolutely fantastic , with the Lincoln rd just round the corner with lots of shops , bars , restaurants to hand. The beach is one block away , approx 5 minute walk. South Beach is very clean and the whole area seemed safe and friendly to walk everywhere. The Airport bus number 150 stops right across the road and is 2.25 dollars per person which proved to be fantastic value for money and very easy to use.
There is also a bus to Aventura mall at the same bus stop.
I would recommend this hotel for value for money . The staff are fantastic and the location is absolutely perfect.
Hope to stay there again. Thanks to all the staff.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for sharing your great experiences at our hotel with everyone on this forum. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable, comfortable stay and that you were so pleased with our staff. I will be sure to share your kind words with them. In the meantime, we are working on the rest of the rooms and the common areas. We look forward to showing off our new product once we are complete by the end of this summer. That being said, we look forward to hosting you again the next time you travel across the pond South Beach!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stayed at the San Juan Hotel in Miami Beach, FL last week with my sister, my college daughter and her friend on their spring break. We had four people in a newly renovated room with two double beds. The room was everything that we needed...somewhere to sleep and shower. The room was decorated beautifully as was the bathroom. It had a gorgeous tile shower and modern bowl sink. The bathroom also had nice amenities. The room is your standard size hotel room but had a nice large closet with a safe in it. The hotel common areas were under renovation so they weren't the prettiest but we knew that and it was not a problem at all. I can't wait to see them once the remodel is complete. The pool was getting ready for a remodel as well. It's a small pool but with South Beach just steps away most hotels in this area don't even have pools, so this is a nice bonus. The front of the hotel had a place where you could sit outside if you wanted to. I can't say enough great things about the hotel staff. Everyone was extremely friendly! The location of this hotel was perfect. It is just a short walk to the beach, about 5 minutes or less. And around the corner is the Lincoln Road Mall. We will definitely stay at the San Juan again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, May 30, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your great feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you liked our upgrades. We pride ourselves on our guest services so I will be sure to share your kind words with our staff. We are moving along with our renovations again and hope to be done with everything a little bit later this summer. In the meantime, we look forward to hosting you once you need a break from the cold winters of Indiana!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The San Juan Hotel is located right in the center of the South Beach 'action scene'(dining, dancing, shopping,people watching and just kicking back.) The rooms were recently redone, and were clean, quiet, and comfortable. The #150 Airport Flyer bus, stops right across the street and takes you to MIA for $2.65. It was a far nicer room than what I got in New York, and it was one third the price. The staff were friendly, and helpful;someone was always at the front desk I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SanJuanHotel, General Manager at San Juan Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again the next time you make the cross-country journey to South Beach!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Spent one night here prior to boarding a cruise, and was more than pleasantly surprised with our newly-renovated room! Great bed, fabulous bathroom, new wallpaper and paint, nice pictures, new carpet and drapes. We slept like babies on the very comfortable bed. The rest of the hotel is undergoing serious renovations at this time, so hallways and such were looking a little rough, but that's to be expected. The elevator is a bit scary, but fortunately it got us up and down without any problems. Front desk staff were incredibly sweet and accommodating, and the valet service treated our car well and delivered it to us promptly and in perfect condition. The only negative we experienced was some drunk spring-breakers having an argument down the hall in the middle of the night, and hanging out in the lobby and porch area late at night. Considering all of South Beach was mobbed with college kids, we weren't surprised.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, May 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback (and pictures) on this forum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the comforts our brand new rooms. We are still in the midst of renovating but we’re really excited about how everything will turn out once the work is complete (later this summer). In the meantime, we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to South Beach.
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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 ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#74 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — San Juan Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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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