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Edgewater South Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1410 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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“Not too great...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The location of this hotel is wonderful but our room was lacking even though it was nice, clean and the bed/bedding were very comfortable. They only offer queen-size beds so if you are looking for king-size this could be a problem. The other point of contention is there was only one night stand on the side of the bed! For our three day stay the maid did not replenish the beauty amenities like shampoo or conditioner which is a small thing but we had to ask... We wish we had our own (and ended up buying some) because what the hotel provided was not very high quality; however, we only brought carry-on bags on the plane. Our room faced an alley and another ugly building. We weren't the lucky ones who got upgraded to an ocean view! The continental breakfast area was very crowded being right in the small landing area of the elevator. People were bumping all over each other. If you are on a gluten-free diet, you can only eat the apples, bananas and oranges (not so fresh) and full fat yogurt because they mostly serve muffins, rolls and cereals. As far as the mandatory extra $18/night fee; there was no swimming pool at this hotel and the beach chairs they offer are not lounge chairs only upright chairs. So to get a lounge chair/umbrella on the beach you have to pay $18/per chair and $15 for umbrella. So for the day, for two people we paid $47 per day to sit at the beach!
Ruben the bell hop was very friendly; however, he did not call a cab when we called down for one; when we had our rental car, he put our bags in the wrong car, and the worst mistake he made was he wrote the wrong address for Enterprise to drop off our rental car. So minutes before I had to catch a plane, I drove to 108 Bay Drive instead of 108 Bay Road. An easy mistake perhaps but this mistake could have made me miss my flight!! Thank goodness, for crazy Miami taxi drivers! I would not recommend this hotel if you care about the things I cared about. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to share your stay details with us, Kimmy. We do have quite a few options when it comes to finding the right studio/suite type for our guests. Our one bedroom suites do feature a king size bed and are above the average size of suites in South Beach at 700 square feet.
Part of our resort fee is for access to beach chairs and towels, along with breakfast, happy hour, WiFi access and local calls but it looks like you might have opted for the beach service offered by a third party which we are not associated with. They do offer lounge chairs and umbrellas to any beach goer for the daily fee you paid. Our resort fee is only $18 per room per day.
We do not have anyone with the name Ruben on our staff, might have been a valet you spoke with, sorry for the confusion.
I have personally followed up with our housekeeping department about the in-room amenities not having been replenished, that is not acceptable and not the kind of service we provide.
As a select service hotel, it seems we were not a good fit for you but do hope you will give us another try in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in Miami Beach a few times in mid range hotels, and something alwats lacking. We stayed at the Edgewater for 3 nights and a perfect stay. The room was clean, comfortable and huge with an ocean view, and the staff were really helpful.

Perfect location for the beach and the night life, buf we heard little noise at night as at the quiet end of Ocean Drive.

Good value with a nice breakfast on the patio overlooking the beach. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thanks very much for choosing Edgewater for your getaway to South Beach, Kevin. We appreciate your feedback, glad to be at your service in the future.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My best friend and I were scheduled to stay at this hotel for 4 days. When we arrived it transpired that this hotel only has one double bed in each room. There are no twin beds at all on the property. The manager George refunded our money he next day without question on the basis that he hotel didn't meet our requirements, and was most understanding of the situation. George understands the meaning of customer service, as indeed does his lovely staff. Unfortunately his hotel was not for us but I cannot fault the treatment we received.
This hotel is in a superb location smack bang in the middle of all the action on South Beach.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
It was a pleasure meeting both of you, Micki. As discussed, the inconvenience you experienced could have been adverted if the consultant you used would have done proper research on Edgewater prior to confirming your reservation here. It is true, we do not have any studios or suites with 2 beds, only double, queen and king with some pull out sofas as an emergency option for a guest.
Thanks for your feedback, I hope your travels will bring you back to us at some point in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our stay:March 30th 2013 (10 nights)
Being a travel agent and seen many hotels in my life I really have to say that we received great service! The front desk was very helpful and friendly.
We had 2 small dogs and they really made us feel comfortable.
The minute we opened the door to our room we where so happy since the room looked great, clean and they even had set up dog bowels, dog bed etc.. I thought that was very nice of them.
Continental breakfast was good and exactly what a continental breakfast should be.
They make you feel at home and the bed was so comfortable I honestly didn't want to leave had a great time! Yes the 18$ per night was mandatory but when you put into account that it includes wifi, continental breakfast, chairs for the beach as far as I'm concerned its well worth it.
Thanks for everything Edgewater see you next year!
And I will definitely send my clients your way!

Melanie Racine
Voyages G Travel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you kindly for your wonderful comment, Melanie. We take great pride in the service we provide for all of our guests (including canine family), happy you appreciated it. See you next year!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We went there the last weekend, the room was very clean and the costumer service we have to say it was excellent, specially Onay, thank you for everything.
The view is fantastic, the weather was a complement.
The hotel is directly on ocean drive very close to the clubs and restaurants, and at the same time the location is peacefull.
We would really recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 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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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Onay was glad to be at your service, thank you for noticing his efforts. Nothing makes us happier than a guest telling us that we provided exactly what they came for.
Thank you for staying with us!
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed in the Edgewater for the first four nights of our honeymoon. Upon arrival we were given our room on the second floor which, while being perfectly nice, the balcony overlooked an alley. Upon enquiring about a room with a better view not only were we given a room with a view of ocean drive and the beach but we were upgraded from our deluxe studio to a one bedroom suite. Shortly afterwards Edward arrived at our room with a bottle of wine for us! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Edgewater. The location couldn't be better-right across from the beach and with towels and beach chairs provided by the hotel, we couldn't have asked for more. The continental breakfast is perfect, exactly what you need to start off your day. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. All the staff are lovely although our dealings were mainly with Joseph & Edward. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
We thank you for choosing us for your special stay in South Beach, Emily. We aim to please and impress, very happy you had a lovely stay. Congratulations on behalf of the Edgewater team, come see us again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed in a Deluxe Studio City View Guestroom. It included a queen bed, couch and a mini kitchen. The room was very nice and clean. The location was directly on Ocean Drive and within walking distance to restaurants and bars. I would definitely recommend this place. The only reason this hotel did not get a 5 stars was because the hotel did not state there was an $18 resort fee when I booked and I found out at check in. Other than that, it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Edgewater South Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Your kind words are very much appreciated, thanks for choosing Edgewater. We do our best to inform all our guests of the resort fee and have the resort fee details posted on our website and all third party websites, sorry it surprised you.
We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Address: 1410 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Edgewater South Beach 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edgewater South Beach welcomes guests to a relaxing, intimate retreat. The contemporary style and comforts of a modern boutique hotel are evident in every detail of this fully renovated Art Deco District hotel. From the contemporary vibe of the rooms and suites to the European ambiance of the private Rooftop Terrace, Edgewater South Beach is a refreshing alternative in Ocean Drive hotels.Edgewater South Beach was originally built in the heart of Miami Beach’s burgeoning Art Deco District in 1936. Constructed in the Mediterranean Revival style by renowned architect Roy F. France, this Ocean Drive hotel features a striking façade and an intimate rooftop terrace that evokes feelings of St. Tropez, Italy and the Cote d’Azur.Completely redone and renovated in 2003, Edgewater has emerged as a modern boutique hotel featuring suites and studios designed by the internationally renowned Deborah Wecselman Design firm. Located oceanfront at 1410 Ocean Drive, Edgewater South Beach offers guests an experience that blends stylish accommodations with exceptional service, all in the heart of Miami Beach. ... more   less 
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