Let me point out that all we wanted was a pool and a beach to recharge our batteries after two weeks solid travel.
Arrival: We had to lug our bags up three flights of stairs and into the main foyer - which really wasn't so bad - however a ramp or something would be helpful.
As we walked in I turned to the group and asked "are we in the right place? This is amazing!' It turned out we were and we proceeded to check in. I wish I could remember the young ladies name would checked us in as she was the sweetest and most gentle person I've spoken to. She made us all feel so warm and welcome! We were also a little early and were not sure if we'd be checked in - but sure enough, our little sweetheart madeit happen and got us (4 ppl) adjoining rooms :-)
We stayed in a partial ocean 2 x queen bed room. The views were amazing and no need to pay ocean view as u isolate our view. The rooms were very large and could host a small party!
Beds: standard doubles but extremely comfy!! My partner and I Actually took a bed each to get a really good sleep - and it worked!
Bathroom: massive space however the toilet and the door going in have a close shave, but nothing any normal person needs to worry about! There was a separate powder room and then in the main room was a shower over bath along with a toilet and large sink space. All in all, fantastic bathroom!
The hotel is dated, but there's no hiding that. I thinking it gives it character! The rooms could do with a touch up of paint, but really - how on earth does that effect anyone's stay? So not a bother to me!
Moving out of the room I would have to say the pool are and walk to the beach Are what you're there for! We spent two full days by the pool and/or ocean!
DOWN SIDE - there is a great little pool bar/cafe where you can eat and drink. To my massive disappointment, every time I used my own legs to walk to the bar (not pool side service) for a drink or even take away food - 18% gratuities were added to my bill... For what I ask?! I hated is! It made my group and I feel very uncomfortable when ordering a coke at a bar as we'd have to pay another 18% for absolutely nothing!!
The second big downer were the pool boys. Are times the sun was very hot and you need shade - I erected an umbrella that was behind me and to my shock the pool boy came And put it down and told me that if I don't want sun, I should move.
Anywho - I would certainly recommend this hotel to All types, comfy and quiet with great space to relax - despite the flaws I mentioned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This distinctive Miami Beach hotel is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intra-coastal Waterway, and boasts 424 guest rooms and suites - each with amenities such as free high-speed Internet access and floor-to-ceiling Ocean and city views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Resort Spa