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Dream South Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #42 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
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“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately we only are here in Miami for 1 night. We landed on a red eye flight and came straight to the hotel, obviously very early. But the room was available and they allowed us to check it way before checkin time. The room was AMAZING. The attention to detail was great. Loved every bit of it. The bed was so comfortable. The best part was the rooftop swimming pool. OMG we got a double bed next to the pool. We ended up staying there for hours. It's was perfect. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 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, September 4, 2013
Wow! Thanks so much for your outstanding review and recommendation! We love reading that you had such a great experience, and hope that you will come back and visit us again soon...hopefully for a longer stay. Thank you for choosing to stay at Dream!
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at the Dream Hotel for 3 nights at the of an extended stay in Florida. the Hotel is really lovely and is perfectly located 3mins off the beach, immediately adjacent to Versace's Mansion, and right in the middle of the Art Deco area of South Beach. I should also add South Beach Miami, is in itself an amazing place to stay.

These staff were all extremely polite and helpful and a real credit to the Manager / Management Team. There was an easy going relaxed and fun atmosphere, whilst always being very attentive to your needs. Thank you all.

I agree with others the lighting is low and a little confusing to operate, however this is easily sorted with a little study. The wives did struggle a little with make up and a nice bright light position would be a useful benefit or option (note to Management). The lighting however did add to the overall ambience and was in fitting with the Art Deco style.

Unfortunately we only ate in once (on the last night bad mistake here), the meal was absolutely beautiful, we each had perfectly cooked steak - fantastic!

The roof top bar / pool area was excellent and a welcome place to cool down & relax at the end of the day (and at any other time!). Well worth taking advantage of happy hour (17:00 - 20:00). There are many different private seated areas and we found most empty and readily available for use.

All in all an excellent stay and we would certainly not hesitate to stay here again, should we come back to Miami - Cannot recommend highly enough

  • Stayed August 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, August 28, 2013
We think your review is pretty fantastic as well! Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff here - we all had a great time taking care of you and your friends and it was great to see you all having so much fun. We greatly appreciate your high praise and recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you for many more return visits. Until next time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is just what I wanted for a little midweek stay. 4 minute walk to the beach and it's totally worth the walk. Yes the bathroom and toilet have glass doors but you can close off with other doors that lead into the bedroom area. The lights are very funky and a little confusing at first but after playing with them for a few minutes I worked everything out. The staff were all very informative and quite happy to answer any questions. Was offered a glass of bubbles on arrival which is a lo let touch. The huge bed was amazing and I would stay here again no worries.

  • Stayed August 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, August 28, 2013
Thanks very much for great review and recommendation! We love hearing that you had such an enjoyable stay, and we love even more that you would definitely come back and visit us. Thank you for your business, and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Take care!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We needed a place not far from the airport for one night before flying to the Bahamas. We decided to stay at the Dream, and we are really happy we did so. A four minute walk to the beach to watch the sunset over the South Beach strip, a rooftop pool full of young people making out or nearly so, a small but fun room, and a comfortable bed. (Don't take your preteen kids up there, they will get ideas).
All the staff were polite and eager to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was well presented but only average in terms of food quality.
the lobby is original art deco, the rooms were all gutted and renovated, but they did a nice job retaining the flavor of the original art deco concepts.
Decent pricing for the quality.
I might not like it on a weekend, because the noise level would be much higher on the street.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 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, August 27, 2013
Thank you very much for staying with us! Even though your stay was short, it sounds like you had a really nice experience and got to fully relax and enjoy yourselves. We appreciate your nice comments and hope that we can welcome you and your family back again soon. Take care!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Rooms are very small and bathroom door is glass which is beyond Art Deco and a joke. The hotel is very clean and the staff was pleasant. There is a loud bar right outside the room window so don't hope to get any sleep. The lights on the room are extremely inadequate and you need a PhD to figure out how to work them. That being said the pool is nice and the food is good. Overall all would not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, August 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

I must admit that I am a little puzzled by your review. It seems that you had very nice experiences with our friendly staff, and got to enjoy the food at Serafina and relax on our rooftop. It is very unfortunate that those positives were outweighed so strongly by some of the lighting and design elements in the hotel.

All of us here at Dream appreciate your business and for you taking the time to express yourself and your experiences. We hope that you will consider us again in the future, and so until then, take care!

Sincerely,

John Walbridge - Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

It is hard to create a truly memorable hotel experience, but Dream certainly accomplished that feat. Everything from the location right off South Beach, to the incredible hospitality to the unforgettable duplex suite, Dream is now my only destination for Miami trips. Couldn't recommend more highly!

  • Stayed August 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, August 27, 2013
Wow! Thank you so much for your stunning review and recommendation! We couldn't be happier knowing you had such a wonderful experience, and all of us here at Dream look forward to many more visits in the future. Take care!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately I only spent less than 24 hours at this hotel but I was quite charmed by it. It has a very sexy vibe. The mood lighting, big comfy bed, the see through shower would all be great for a romantic weekend. The rooftop pool was lovely. The staff was super friendly. The resort fee is half of other properties in the area.
My room was tiny but well appointed. And the lighting was a bit difficult for makeup.
I also booked on Jetsetter and the rate was fantastic.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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DreamSouthBeach, Front Office Manager at Dream South Beach, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Very nice! Thanks so much for your great review! We can't wait to welcome you back for a longer stay for your next trip to South Beach. It sounds like you had a really fun stay and got really enjoy the fun and sexy vibe we have here at Dream. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!
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Also Known As:
Dream South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Dream South Beach Hotel
Address: 1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Miami Beach
#25 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#31 On the Beach 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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