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“Outstanding Stay - Great Staff and Location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Italia Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   354 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #46 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Outstanding Stay - Great Staff and Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We just came back from an outstanding stay at the Villa Italia Hotel. The front desk manager Carl is one of the best in the industry. He is extremely knowledgeble on the south beach area, where to go, what to do and when. This hotel is perfect for couples looking for a quiet place to stay, just outside the Ocean Drive craziness, but without the noise and headaches. Party animals go elsewhere...this hotel is one best kept secret and will hopefully stay that way. Carl and his friendly staff run a first-rate hotel operation - all for an excellent value. Rooms are very clean, well stocked and come with a 42in Samsung TV's and great channel line-up. Hotel is in a great location, safe, just south of the Ocean Drive area, but within easy walking distance of everything, including the Miami Inlet/Harbor area, where you can go watch the cruise ships head out on the weekends.

For couples, must do's are Happy Hour or dinner at Smith & Wollensky's, Joe's Stonecrab (A must do) and a walk down to Monty's for Hap Hour, overlooking the Miami Yachtclub. We saw some of the largest yacht's in the world, including the Aviva (#80 on the top 100 largest yacht's!).

They serve a very nice lite breakfast every morning. outdoor tables. All rooms and front gate have easy-swipe key cards for easy entrance. We stayed in the hotel, room was a bit smaller than I expected, but no biggie at all. I am sure the house is even better!

Great place to stay for quiet couples looking to enjoy SoBe!

Room Tip: Our room was on the West side of the hotel and was very quiet, although I think all of the rooms ap...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We enjoyed the stay very much. The people at the front desk were very helpful in sorting out car parking for us after we had checked out and provided a discounted voucher for the big, open top bus tours. The room was really large, modern and very clean. The location was just a short walk from the main hub of South Beach, so "close to all the action" but without all the noise!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Jersey CI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

There was so much choice for SoBe accommodation but Villa Italia ticked a few boxes for us based upon previous Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed, we had a great weekend.

Ideal location SoFi (South of Fifth) mean it was quieter than being in the middle of the action yet only 5 mins walk to Ocean Drive. The SoBe bus stopped right outside with a bargain 25c fare to the whole of South Beach. We stayed in the Villa, so much space with 2 beds, lounge with bed settee, full kitchen. A bargain compared to having 2 rooms for the 3 of us - couple plus a friend.

The weather was almost perfect so sitting in the courtyard for breakfast as a great start to the day. Staff were excellent, not only did they give advice but they were happy to look info up for us and also checked with us the next day to see if we had got what we needed. A nice touch.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms quiet, Villa worked for us with party of 3.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We enjoyed the stay very much.
The people at the desk were very helpful in organizing NBA tickets, restaurant recommendations ...
The room was really large and very clean.
The breakfast was American continental standard (a little simple, mainly the coffee).
The beach and the Art Deco district were very close and reachable by a short walk.
Only parking was pretty expensive (25$ per night for valet parking).

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed here a few months ago. We enjoyed the stay. The staff was excellent and very accommodating and attentive. The location is great. You're just a few blocks from the beach and a block from shopping and food on Collins. You're in walking distance to all the bars and not far from Nikki Beach (which is so-so in my opinion). The room was clean, which is key. It wasn't overly luxurious or spacious but it's definitely worth the value.

The hotel provides towels (and even a bag) for the beach. They may give you a free drink coupon for an Italian restaurant that's on the corner not far away (Fratelli la Bufala I think). The food at that restaurant is average. It's not something I'd rave about but not bad either. Back to the point though - like the title says decent rooms, great service, and a great location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Helsinki, Finland
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We found Villa Italia on South Beach to be of really good value. The sympathetic manager and his collegue even got a long way out to help us solve an issue with our travel documents . Our room in this tiny hotel was spotless, and most comfortable. Masses of Art Deco targets, the beach and many restaurants are within a nice walking distance. There is even a local bus stop right in front of the door.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Florianópolis
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The only thing I didn´t like was the wi-fi signal inside my room, which was terrible. And free wi-fi was one of the things why I chose this hotel. So, I was disapointed with it.

Juliana, the receptionist, was great, very attentive! But the two men who were working during the morning shifts were too serious and seemed impatient.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kgera, Manager at Villa Italia Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for choosing Villa Italia Hotel. I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay besides having a weak WiFi signal in your guest suite.

In addition to Free WiFi we also provided FREE wired internet. All our guest suites are equipped with a desk and chair and wired internet to assist the many business travelers that attend the Miami Beach Convention center.

We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Additional Information about Villa Italia Hotel

Address: 354 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Italia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Italia Hotel is Miami Beach's brand new boutique hotel, located in the heart of South Beach where everything from restaurants to nightlife are within walking distance.Our hotel features 12 uniquely furnished tranquil guestrooms and 1 magnificant Villa Suite; each comes equipped with a 42-inch LCD Television with free premium movie channels. Other in-room amenities include minibar, in-room electronic safe, soundproof system, speaker phones and conference call capability, Ipod docking stations. All our suites are equipped with large glass enclosed showers. All guestrooms have new central air conditioning and non-smoking. To ensure the quality of your stay, our signature bedding has pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, and triple sheeting. All of our rooms at Villa Italia feature a private bathroom with shower, bathrobes, deluxe toiletries, and hair dryer. Guests can also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free unlimited internet (both wired & Wi-Fi), local and toll free dialing, daily newspaper, free on-demand premium movie channels, snacks & beverages throughout the day and daily beach towels & umbrellas. ... more   less 
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