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Albion South Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1650 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #81 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Fuengirola, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I travelled with my mum on holiday to Miami for the 2nd time. After an excellent stay at the Albion the first time, we came back here. The rooms are nice with big TVs and clean bathrooms. But the people really make the stay so much more pleasant. Maximo is very helpful and accommodating and will do whatever he can to help. A special mention goes out to Jorge, the happiest, and most helpful staff member you can hope for. He is always full of smiles and one of the most hardworking people I have seen at the hotel. Maximo and Jorge play a major role in why my mum and I enjoy our stay here at The Albion so much, and why we will be back here again in the future.
Alexandra and Solvi Styrvold

Room Tip: King size bedrooms or twin queen size bedrooms are the best ones.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St Barthelemy, FWI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were in Miami only 24hours on transit and all we wanted to do was shop and good restaurant, so this place is perfect. Perfect location 2 sec from shopping, the room is really large almost suite, with sofa, coffee table etc so we thought that it is also great with a child. Bathroom with amenities and bathtub, nice comfy bedding, iron, mini bar and fridge. Good place

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Braga, Portugal
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in the micro rooms that everyone mentions.

It's a fact it isn't the largest room in the world but you have a choice, you only have to stay there if you want to.

We stayed in the Albion for four nights and loved it. For my wife and I it was more than enough, clean with a big TV, and a great the location. You stay at a walking distance to most of the must see spots in Miami Beach at an affordable rate.

The staff were always available to help us with everything, that a big plus for us.

In a future visit to Miami Beach the hotel we will be staying.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent a week here: a room at the back overlooking the pool. Very clean, bright and airy (with original pictures on the wall) and modern decor. We were on the 6th floor with a good view to the west.

It's a great location: one way is the beach (200m), the other way (100m) is Lincoln Mall, a pedestrian road with loads of restaurants and shops. It's between the two main roads that run up/down South Beach, off a side road, so there is not much traffic noise.

We chose this because it's a restored Art Deco building and it does retain this character. It's therefore a bit old, so if you are after something totally immaculate/modern this may not be for you. But we found it good and liked staying in a place with character.

The walls seemed to be quite thin (we clearly heard the neighbours a couple of times), but either the rooms next to us were mostly empty or people were quiet and it wasn't an issue.

The place isn't really geared-up for food (no sign of a restaurant) and we didn't try the buffet-style breakfast (plenty of great other places nearby). The bar area is a bit dark and we only had a drink there one night. They do serve drinks by the pool.

The staff were all very helpful and friendly.

There is a small exercise room at the other end of the pool and a shaded seating area beside the pool. There were always plenty of fresh towels and sun loungers, and the pool was clean.

The bath in the bathroom was very small, but that didn't bother us.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed at this Hotel in May. The room was ok overlooked the pool and we enjoyed a good quality of sleep . The room was clean. The reception and staff apart from one male receptionist who booked us in on the evening we arrived (who seemed to be having a bad day). The rest of the staff were cheerful and helpful. We didnt have breakfast it was expensive. The pool was ok but a bit tired looking and in need of repair and a good lick of paint. The beach is only a short walk from the hotel regardless to what the hotel describes it does not have its own area on the beach in fact you have to pay the standard 20 USD for a sun lounger and 15 USD for a parasol per day. The hotel has a bar but no one seem to drink there as there's no atmosphere (perhaps a happy hour would help) Valet parking per day is 35 USD which is expensive.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After numerous stays in Miami Beach and changing our original hotel reservation from another location we thought we would try Albion hotel. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. From our initial arrival the staff was pleasantly charming and eager to help from the Front desk to the maid staff. This includes George who greeted us at the door and met us each time with a contagious smile and hello.

The room was clean, good size and had ample towels as this is always a plus. The Albion also provides complementary beach towels, and showers for those who wish to go to the beach after they check out. Overall, we would gladly recommend the Albion hotel to anyone thinking about staying in South Beach or who maybe considering this location as their destination. We would gladly return to the Albion hotel on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at the Albion for 3 nights in April before joining a cruise. The rooms were very spacious, we had 409 & 410, very comfy beds, adequate bathrooms all kept clean.i didn't hear any noticeable noises so can't agree with other comments. We needed a fridge due to having speciality milk so just asked Reception and within minutes we were provided with one. Staff all very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the pool which was fairly quiet and were grateful for the pool towels they supply. Tea & Coffee are complimentary in the morning but we did not try their breakfast. The location of this hotel is perfect, not too noisy but only a five minute stroll to a big choice of restaurants and bars, South Beach and Collins Ave. There is a big CVS opposite which is very handy.
South Beach area has a very Hispanic feel due to the large Cuban population which just gives it a great atmosphere. We hired some Boris style bikes, payable by credit card by the hour, and rode along the promenade adjacent to South Beach, great fun and all very flat terrain. Great shopping experiences for us Brits, as Uggs, Nike etc all a lot cheaper than at home even after you pay their taxes. All in all a great time can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Albion South Beach

Address: 1650 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#59 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Albion South Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Albion Hotel, a hip South Beach Hotel and one of the coolest Miami Beach Hotels located directly on stylish Lincoln Road Mall. The Albion Hotel location is considered the most central to shopping, dining, and nightlife of all South Beach Hotels. The Albion Hotel South Beach is ideally situated in the heart of flashy South Beach Miami, Florida. Miles of beautiful beaches and the Miami Beach Convention Center are just one block from this Miami Beach Hotel gem. Guests at Albion, a 3.5 star South Beach Hotel enjoy convenient access to Florida tourist attractions, many of which are within walking distance to the hotel, including Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District. Miami International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from Albion Hotel South Beach. Transportation from Miami International Airport (MIA) can be arranged through the Albion Hotel Miami Beach for a fee. ... more   less 
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