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“All Your Dreams Come True!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dream South Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #49 of 202 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Denver, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“All Your Dreams Come True!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic customer service. Arrived early about 10 am after a cruise. They let us have our room right away. Then we had an evening flight and they let us stay late in our room to enjoy the pool and be able to take a shower before we left.
The pool area on the roof was so relaxing and the staff would bring drinks and cool washcloths and set up the umbrella. They think of everything and even provide suntan lotion and ice water in a large pitcher. The music by the pool on the roof was so relaxing. We even splurged and got a massage there.

The bar on the roof has the greatest servers. It is a quick walk to the ocean.

The only challenge is to figure out the light switch in the room.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review! We couldn't be happier reading your review and knowing that yo had such a relaxing stay here at Dream. We take great pride in providing outstanding customer service and making sure that your visit to South Beach was truly memorable. Thank you for choosing Dream, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The hotel was in a nice location, was clean, had excellent service and while my room was "cool" figuring out how to turn on the lights was like solving a reubix's cube. And it wasn't just me, several people in my company were staying there as well and couldn't figure it out. The lighting was super cool and mine was in a blue color. Instead of light switches there were panels with icons...i spend half my time convinced that there had to be a way to make the room brighter, but couldn't figure it out.
However, it wouldn't keep me from staying there again, it was a really nice, fun hotel but i would definitely ask for a tutorial on the light situation!

Room Tip: My room did not have a window, but because of the design of the room i didn't even notice.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay with us, and taking the time to share your comments. I am sorry that you encountered some challenges with the lighting design in the room, but it is great to hear that you had a nice stay! We do understand that there are some elements of our hotel which can be a little unexpected, but with the help of our friendly staff, we are always here to make you as comfortable as possible. Thank you for choosing Dream, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care!
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Denton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I took my husband on a vacation which included Miami Beach, Islamorada and Orlando. I chose to stay at higher-end hotels throughout our travels and, I must say, our favorite hotel was Dream South Beach. The customer service and ambiance of the hotel was outstanding!! The photos of the rooms on the website are just as they appear in person. The rooms have state-of-the-art lighting and ammenities. It was quite impressive! The restaurant, the staff and the food live up to the "five-star" rating as well.
For persons that travel often, Dream South Beach is our favorite hotel ever:-)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Fantastic! Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are all smiles knowing that we have the honor of being your new favorite hotel - that is a very high honor indeed! All of us here at Dream take great pride in providing outstanding service to our guests, and it sounds like you had a perfect stay. Thank you for choosing Dream, and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Take care!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great, hotel, great staff, great rooms, amazing roof terrace and bar and a great location, only thing I didn't like was the lighting in the bedrooms. Trying to do your makeup was a nightmare, The lights were dim and wouldn't go any brighter! The positives though, by far our weighed the bad lighting!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and nice comments! We love hearing that you were able to enjoy our hotel and interact with our friendly staff. We hope to see you again for your next trip to South Beach, and remember that our friendly bellmen can always bring extra lighting to your room. See you next time!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Dream South Beach was a good choice on South Beach. As you can see in the pictures, it has a very interesting (strange?) lighting system that gives the rooms a blue glow. But the rooms do feel very modern and have a cool vibe. The bed was super comfortable, and the room was very clean.

The pool is small, but is sufficient for taking a quick swim and cooling off. There are a lot of comfortable chairs/beds around the pool. It is about a 5 minute walk to the beach, and beach chairs are included in the hotel's $8/night resort fee.

Location is great. It is right by some decent restaurants and within a few blocks of a lot of the prime nightlife on south beach. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at Dream South Beach and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your great review! We are so happy to read that you were able to enjoy the hotel amenities and relax on our awesome rooftop. Thanks for choosing to stay with us, and all of us here hope to welcome you back again soon for another great stay. See you next time!
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

...I was supposed to travel to Miami with my girlfriend and expected to spend some days in this dreamy hotel, but unfortunately we have been confirmed just few days before our departure that my girlfriend's mother was seriously ill, and we decided to cancel our journey. Despite the free-of-charge-cancellation was not allowed for the reservation I have consciously made few months upfront, the hotel manager has been outstandingly kind and refunded all our money straight after my emergency call to her. I simply want to that her so much again, again, again and again, and I promise should I ever come to Miami in the future, I will come to meet and say thank you personally, and it goes without saying, I am not gonna book any hotels rather than this. I am simply sorry I couldn't remember the name of the person I have spoken to publicly thank her, albeit I hope the hotel Director could recognise and reward her appropriately for her great, outstanding, service's mindset.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
We are so pleased that we were able to help accommodate you so you that you could take care of your situation. Here at Dream, we take great pride in being able to take care of all our guests, especially when the unexpected happens. We all look forward to when you are able to make another reservation and come visit us in beautiful and sunny South Beach! Until then, take care!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I really, really REALLY wanted to love The Dream, and in some respects I did...For one, I loved the vibe of this place. It's so trendy and cute. Miami weather sucked rocks while we were there so we did not get to use the rooftop pool (or the beach chairs...grrr) but we did go up for a spell and it's really groovy up there. The staff was very friendly and check in/check out was a breeze. It's walking distance to everything cool in SOBE so you feel like you're right in the middle of "where it's at." I just wish there were a few more square feet, somewhere to store a couple of suitcases perhaps..and a little more light for those of us fumbling around in the dark. Now, I've been to SOBE before so I know the rooms are not huge by any stretch of the imagination. Or even small-ish. But this room was so. freaking. tiny. If you bring more than a single overnight bag, then you're going to be tripping over your luggage, falling face-first into your suitcase, banging your pinky toes on the bed platform over and over, squeezing by your significant other trying to get from the bed to the bathroom, and using body wash on your hair instead of shampoo because the lights are SO DIM in the shower old fogeys like us can't read the bottle. Yes, all these things happened to me and hubs. By day three I wanted to scream between the space issues and being not imaginative enough to figure out the lighting and knocking over every single item I had lined up on the vanity. Word to the wise - avoid this place if you are not super-intimate with your roommate and very familiar with their bathroom habits because you'll be sitting in his lap doing your makeup while he goes potty. Literally.
All griping aside..this is NOT a negative review, although if I had known what I know now I probably would have chosen another place based on almost comically tiny size of the room and the fact you need night vision goggles to see your feet. I am not a little slip of a person and my husband's a big guy...we just needed some wiggle room. It's very nice...Just not our cuppa tea.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks very much for choosing to stay at Dream and for sharing all the details of your experience! I am sorry that you had a few challenges during your stay, but I am very pleased to read that you were able to interact with our awesome staff and allow them to take care of you. We would love a chance to welcome you back for a future stay in one of our awesome junior suites, so please don't hesitate to call and book directly with us so we can make sure you have a fantastic return visit. Thank you again for staying with us, and take care!
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Address: 1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#33 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#38 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#53 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your loftiest dreams become a reality when you step foot in the art deco-inspired haven that is Dream South Beach. Located on Collins Avenue, our hotel is surrounded by stylish boutiques, the hottest clubs and is just 50 yards from pristine white sand beaches. Right next door is another fashionable address, once known as the famed Versace Mansion. Hospitality is reinvented at our luxury hotel in South Beach. Art Deco style meets French Moroccan chic, at Dream South Beach, which boasts 108 guestrooms and suites designed by Michael Czysz with modern amenities such as large flat screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi for a fee, fully-stocked minibars, Etro bath amenities and much more. While here, be immersed in late 70's poolside glamour at our rooftop pool and lounge, indulge in Mexican fare at Naked Taco, slip into ecstasy with a relaxing spa treatment, and enjoy an atmosphere that is both cosmopolitan and comfortable. For a stunning nightlife experience, head up to Highbar by the rooftop pool lounge and sample creative concoctions while taking in the Miami skyline. ... more   less 
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