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“Excellent location, pretentious hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #77 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
New York City
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent location, pretentious hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Despite this hotels central location, close to everything in the SoBe area, they need to work on a few things....could have done without the attitude expressed by some of the sour faced, obviously not thrilled to be stuck there, less than friendly, not on the same page, front desk staff, could have done without a tub full of hair (not mine) when I got to the room, at least it's close to the ocean, and many dining/shopping options, also the bus stop on Lincoln connects pretty much everywhere. I always get a kick out of hotels that think they're special, act as though they are doing you an enormous favor, when they are not,...plastic cups? This place was much like a Super 8, Travelodge, Days Inn type establishment

Room Tip: had quiet room overlooking the pool
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AlbionManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Albion South Beach, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Clif4nyc,

We are happy to hear that you liked the location of the hotel yet we regret to hear that your experience at the help desk wasn't the best. Most of our agents have been a part of the Albion hotel for years and work hard every day to make sure every guest receives proper attention.
W strive each and every day to provide the very best in customer service and quality accommodation to our guests. Every room is inspected by two different supervisors before it is offered to the public, we are very strict when it comes to the room cleanliness.

Best Regards,

The Albion Team
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I stood her for 3 nights the 3rd week of July. Hotel is clean, and Jr. Suite was spacious. If you are looking for the modern style of a Hyatt or Hilton you will be disappointed. The room was perfect for our short stay. Pool area was nice and clean, gym was small but served its purpose. We were given breakfast vouchers and ate in only one morning- typical continental breakfast, overall not bad. Location is great.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room and for a fridge.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just returned from a visit at the Albion. We visit every year for the Miami Swim Show (probably 5th or 6th year) and the Albion has continued to offer great service, clean, clean rooms and the people. Jorge, the all around guy at the front door, remembers me and my associates with a great smile and helpful hands. Front desk people are professional and welcome you to their small, but, absolutely convenient to everything hotel. This hotel is a five minute walk to the beach and 20 steps to Lincoln Road. If you're on business at the convention center it's a 10 minute walk. The only negative is the bar has an odor of mildew. I think people would enjoy their time in the small, intimate bar, but, it's not inviting because of an odor of mold. The bartender was so nice and made great cocktails, but, unfortunately the physical environment limits the time you can spend in there. I miss their rosehips shampoos and especially body lotions, etc. I always looked forward to their bath accessories, but, a small negative. Ask for a corner junior suite room. Fabulous view up Collins and overlooks pool. I'll be back again next July or sooner if I travel overnight to Miami.

Room Tip: Ask for corner junior suite. Worth the extra money. Very quiet and good city views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Perfect located, 5 minutes walk to Miami Beach and one minute to Lincoln Avenue with super shopping and many, many restaurants. The hotel has a nice inner courtyard with a nice pool area. The rooms was quite small but big enough for a 4 person family. As all other hotels in big cities they charge a lot for the car parking.

Room Tip: We lived in room 405 and we were not disturbed by any noise from the area at night.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hotel has a real wow factor when you walk in. It was our last two days in Florida and it didn't disappoint. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room but we requested a kettle and a fridge and they were delivered to the room within minutes. BLAIR on the front desk was absolutely fantastic and very very accommodating. Free breakfast was great with toast, bagels fruit and meats and eggs done any way you wanted. The lady who served us made us feel like royalty and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were airy and light and the beds were very comfortable. Playing classical music on the radio on arrival in the room was a nice touch. A special mention for JORGE ABADI who always welcomed us into the hotel on our return and delighted us by really talking to us and asking about our day and discussing the football. Blair, Jorge and all the staff were fantastic and I would not stay anywhere else in South Beach. It is also central for everything with the beach and nice restaurants close by. It was also very quiet. Check out was 12 but we were able to leave our cases in a locked room and use all the facilities until we left, including a shower in the heated restrooms. I really wish I could give it more than 5

Room Tip: We had room 503 and the beds were Queen size and comfortable.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just Back from vacation in albion hotel
Minute walking distance of the ocean
Minute walking distance of Washington Avenue - Lincoln Road Mall

I like the attitude I got especially from Billy and George :)

LIRON ZAMIR
ISRAEL

liron1@gmail.com

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I just returned from a business/vacation in Miami. I stayed at the Albion. The location was perfect. A short walk to the convention center, a 2 block walk to the beach, a block and a half to the Lincoln mall shopping street which was ideal for shopping and dining. A very close walk to Ocean Avenue which was lined with plenty of places to eat or drink.
The room was immaculate. The shower spectacular! And most importantly the staff was both friendly and helpful. While everyone was very nice there was one individual who stood out. His name was George (Jorge). When I would arrive at the lobby he was always there with a huge smile and a kind word. He truly seems to love his job and is eager to assist the guests. I definitely would recommend this hotel and George is a big reason for that!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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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:
#43 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#55 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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