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“Very nice with a twist” 4 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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“Very nice with a twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We only stayed at this hotel for one night but it was a good choice. Just off Ocean Drive it was quieter and we were able to sleep. Arrival was a pleasant and efficient experience with car parking and checking in hassle free. We had two rooms (one for our daughter) both of which were fine and very relaxing. It was a bit quirky having a loo with a glass door (what purpose does that serve one asks!)
We didn't use any facilities at the hotel other than the roof top bar where service was very pleasant and efficient but from what we saw we would expect any visitor to enjoy the facilities offered. It is ideaaly situated for the restaurants on Ocean drive and the beach is two minutes away by foot. We would definitely stay there again. Compliments to the very friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Very nice indeed! Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and allowing us to take care of you and your daughter. We couldn't be happier knowing that you all had a pleasant and relaxing stay and got to experience our beautiful rooftop. All of us here at Dream look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care!
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a great hotel for couples! The rooms are cozy (teeny-tiny), but are well appointed. I went with a girlfriend to celebrate our milestone birthday, and the bathroom situation was a bit awkward. When you first walk into our room, there is a toilet and sink on the right with clear glass doors (no shade for privacy), on the left is the shower (also clear glass doors), and straight ahead was the bedroom. There are "privacy" doors to close between the bedroom and bathing area, but even those had glass cutouts. So, if one person was out of the room and came in while the other was using the toilet -- very awkward! The room could not have been smaller (we had one king bed because to upgrade to two beds was more money than we wanted to spend), but we made do. Lighting in the room is dim, but there is a sign that they will bring in more lighting if you desire. Would not go back here for another girls weekend, but would consider it with my husband.

Location is great for South Beach. One block from the beach. Close to shopping and restaurants. The staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful. We did not eat at the restaurant on site or use room service, so I can't speak to that. The pool and bar on the roof are lovely. We very much enjoyed sitting on the front porch to people watch. Quite the scene!

So, to sum it up, I would not go back here for another girls weekend, but would consider it with my husband.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, May 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your recent stay and your nice comments about our friendly staff! It is nice to know that you had a relaxing time and were able to fully experience South Beach. Great job taking advantage of our awesome rooftop and our terrace - we agree that it is perfect for people watching! Thanks again, and see you next time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Here's the deal: Stay only at the Dream South Beach if you want lovely, helpful service, a quieter SOBE experience, sleek, fashionable interiors and a very good value. Otherwise, go to one of those moody, darker looking hotels with a surly staff who snarls and a sound-deafening club that spills into the hallways and rooms. Granted, this is for people who are looking to relax and soak in the SOBE scene without partying like a Kardashian. It's also not a resort, but a boutique hotel. First off, the look of the place is fresh, beachy and chic, yet far from feeling dated like the Shore Club or Delano (which in my opinion both need an update. Don't think they got the "90s are over" memo). The staff couldn't have been nicer, including Raoul, who walked us through the tricky lights in the room. The Serafina staff was also very helpful, even suggesting fun things for us to do when it rained.The rooftop pool bar was very sleek and had Moroccan style poufs and beds, with a chic feeling that made you want to lounge there all day. Pool is the size of a postage stamp, but that's what to expect with a smaller hotel in SOBE. The location is good, but five blocks away from the hot spots/restaurants on Collins Avenue near SLS and ROYAL PALM. We preferred to stay off Ocean Drive, but it was very close to the Hotel Victor and Tides. The junior suite was a good size. The glass doors on the bathroom leave little to the imagination (couldn't they have been frosted?). But what we loved was that the rooms were noise-proof in the sense you didn't hear anyone above you, next you, etc. We did have a corner room, which helped, but thankfully, there were no all night parties going on. The food was excellent, so were the drinks, and they had a lot of deals for guests--free pizza, half price cocktails and free ones too--which made it even more of a deal. I thought for the price we paid for the rooms (an internet deal), it was an amazing place. My only gripe: pool furniture/cushions were looking a bit worn, some had cigarette burns and some of my decorative bedding pillows were stained. In a place like SOBE where a new hotel opens every minute, you need to be on top of your game. So replacing these will keep the Dream looking fresh and fab. Overall, a dreamy experience!

Room Tip: The junior suites are the way to go here. We had a queen one that was quite sizeable (330 sq feet) a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 3, 2013
Awesome! It is such a pleasure to read your review and know that you had such a lovely stay here at Dream. We realize there are many beautiful hotels for you to choose from, and we are proud to be one of your new favorites here in South Beach! Thank you for allowing us to take care of you, and we hope that you will come back and visit us again very soon. Take care!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The reviews that you read that indicate that this is a party hotel should be disregarded. Dream NYC is a more of a party hotel...Dream Miami has trendy decor and a rooftop pool, but this is not where 20 and 30 somethings are going to party. The rooms are small, but they are advertised as such. I'd estimate they are about 225 squre feet. The showers and bathroom have glass walls, so I hope you're not shy. You have to cab it to any of the clubs or bars (LIV, Story, Set, etc) but there are outdoor restaurants just down the street on Ocean Drive (1 block). The hotel is not beach front. If you're looking to stay at a hotel with pool parties, stay at the Shore Club (see my reveiw for Shore Club) or SLS. This hotel however, was exactly what we were looking for as a last minute, one night, hotel stay when Shore Club was sold our for our first nights stay. I wouldn't stay here longer than a night due to the location and size. The rooftop pool is quiet during the day, and is great for nursing a hangover. Alot of couples tend to stay here...maybe b/c its further away from the young women in bikinis?

Room Tip: I see a few reviewers stayed here for their honey moon. Don't.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, May 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your business and taking the time to share your feedback. It sounds like you had an enjoyable stay and were able to take advantage of our prime location to all the best entertainment here in South Beach. We appreciate you choosing Dream, and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Take care!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a design hotel so you cannot expect the usual hotel experience. Rooms are small but different to the usual hotel stay which is a nice experience. Location of the hotel is very good and the staff was also very attentive. We stayed 2 nights and it was to our expectations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thanks very much for your recent stay at Dream and your nice comments about our friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you both back again for your next trip to South Beach, so until then, take care!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We went to dream south beach as part of our honeymoon for 3 nights, on our booking form it said king size bed, but we were given a tiny room with a tiny bed and you could hear noise all night long!!! Also the wifi you were charged for and the pool attendants constantly asked if you were ok, which is nice up until the 5th or 6th time!! I was so excited about this trip but the hotel was a massive disappointment for us!! And they didn't acknowledge it was our honeymoon in anyway!! Which was a shame!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to apologize that you did not have a pleasant experience during your stay with us. It is distressing to know that we failed in meeting your expectations and recognizing your honeymoon. It is very important that all our guests leave our hotel feeling satisfied and excited about the possibility of returning. Although I cannot go back and erase any failures on our part, I am confident that I can help restore your faith in us. I would love an opportunity to speak with you directly about your experiences and I may be contacted directly at: johnwalbridge@dreamsouthbeach.com, or 305-673-4747.

I look forward to speaking with you soon! Take care!

Sincerely,

John Walbridge - Front Office Manager
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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:
#23 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#30 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#31 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#42 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#46 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream South Beach 4*
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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