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“Red and sassy” 4 of 5 stars
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Red South Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   3010 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140   |  
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Ranked #79 of 201 hotels in Miami Beach
Ottawa, Canada
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“Red and sassy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Me and my boyfriend traveled all around Florida for a week. We stayed at South Miami Beach for 2 nights and we stayed at this hotel for one night. This place has a very classy and artsy feel when we first stepped inside. It was funky and it has a style. The rooms were disappointingly small, not much space to move around but it's clean and refreshing. The rates are quite expensive but it's South Miami Beach, and this was the cheapest we could find at this time. The hotel was located around 31st street, it's a bit far from where all the "happenings"/ restaurants/bars/pubs which is mainly located around 14-20th st. But the hotel is located near the beach and the boardwalk. There's no parking in most of the hotels but there's a close public parking area thats $1 per hour from 8 am to 6pm which is cheaper compared parking around 14-20th st. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Not worth the price you have to pay!!! Very loud. Across the street construction is being done so you hear everything. No places to park. Ac doesn't work well. When someone finally came to the room after the second time of being called he wouldn't turn it to the desired temperature.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had a great stay at Red. It exceeded our expectations for what we paid ($249./night) during one of Miami’s busiest weeks due to the Ultra Music Festival and the Winter Music Conference. As you can see from traveler photos, the Red lobby has some character, albeit a quirky design element and the rooms are basic and small. However, many hotels in Miami have some type of quirky design element or tribute to Art Deco and are not nearly as put together as Red. In fact, many Miami hotels in this price range are huge disappointments and not what they seem; dirty, tacky or run down i.e. broken bath tiles etc. Red is well kept compared to many other small boutique hotels in this price range.

The staff was great. Front desk staff was friendly and accommodating. They made us feel like any request was ‘no problem.’ The pool area and bar is lovely. The beach across the street, one block away was large and Red provides decent beach towels. They say they have 'beach chairs' but they are the fold out upright camping/sports event types, nothing comfortable for beach reclining. There are umbrellas and loungers to rent for $13. and & 11. per person respectively ($ its Miami!)

There are a few restaurants nearby, nothing too exciting, but there is a small supermarket which has ample basics, a Wallgreens on 23rd and a liquor store within one block. If you don’t mind walking to the South Beach Ocean Drive area for added entertainment, Miami has the best boardwalk and it takes 15-20 min to walk to the busier part of town. We really enjoyed staying away from the busy area for a more relaxed vibe. We've had a few bad experiences staying in Miami with music blaring from hotels or and shoddy accommodations. The Red tries hard to be a chic hotel. The rooms are decent (again for price and for Miami standards). You'll pay the same or $100. more per night downtown for something not nearly as well kept or doesn’t have a nice pool. We stayed at the Claridge on 35th St. a few years ago which was another decent inexpensive hotel but liked the vibe better at Red. Red has a nice pool, and being five blocks closer to the downtown area makes a difference when walking.

PROS & CONS: We were very fortunate to be placed in a two room suite, #501 despite our reserv. for a petite queen. Suites have a kitchen area and give you a feeling of space. I recommend for the extra money if you are concerned about the small size of the bedrooms. Basically, we got lucky with the room size. Most regular rooms are quite small as you can see in the photos.

The red carpet in the living room was stained, the furniture is scuffed here and there and the baths are small but nice; recently renovated and modern. The bed was very comfortable the pillows full but some were lumpy. The towels were clean and new. There was a lot of sunlight coming in because the windows are large. They have the thick block-out plastic curtains behind the sheer panels so you won’t be awoken by the sun. Our room seemed to be noise proof. We could not hear our neighbors which is a benefit of being in an older renovated concrete building.
There was plenty of room in the closets. We had a coffee maker, good regular sized blow dryer, good size mini-fridge, and stove top with a set of dishes. There were two TV’s, one in the bedroom and one in the living area. The living area had a modern sofa that flattened into a twin bed. The air cond. worked great. The fitness center is just a regular hotel room with three old machines, not adequate for the fitness-minded.

As other reviews mentioned, there is major construction going on daily except Sat.- Sun. due to a huge condo complex going up across the street. The noise is very very loud, jackhammers and all and you really can’t sit by the pool and tune it out with headphones. We went to the beach instead. The rooms around the pool on the first floor have to deal with this so I wouldn’t recommend a pool view which faces front. The construction will probably will be going on for another 6 mo. - year (my review date is 3/25/13). Our room #501 was facing the back so we couldn’t hear it though.

Overall the photos are accurate as are most of the reviews for the Red. The restaurant and bar in the hotel are nice but a bit pricey for breakfast or lunch if you are concerned with cost. They offered us a happy hour drink for free and have ice water with oranges at the front desk which was nice after sitting on the beach.

If you are familiar with what you get in Miami, if you don’t mind a hotel right on the beach or on Ocean Drive, if you can handle minor imperfections (scuffs in furniture, dirty carpet, older elevators), Red can be quite a good deal and a pleasant stay.
If you are looking for an upscale or chain hotel experience and want that feeling of everything “just right”, looks and works perfectly i.e. The W Hotel, Wyndham…Red might not be for you.

Good boutique hotel where what you see is what you get.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

i'm from SC , and this was my first time visiting Miami..I really enjoyed my stay and also the front desk help Blair was amazing. Such a great help and very friendly!! i recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to miami beach!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great hotel, friendly staff, not bad a location about 20min walk to the main area of South Beach. Rooms are very small however the photos on the hotel website do reflect this. Decor very funky and modern I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Hi,

My wife and I were in miami for a friends wedding. We booked our trip last minute so there weren't that many hotels to choose from. We came along this hotel. Let me start by saying we are in our early thirties and been to South Beach a few times and stayed at the Palms and W hotel the last two time (Both hotels were sold out for our trip.) When we checked in there was no bellman to take our luggage in, which was ok i just brought it up the stairs myself. The lobby was ok it was modern but you can tell it was very cheap decorations, they were trying to hard. Charlie at the front desk was very nice and helpful. We got into our room right away which was right across from a hotel that was remodeling so we switched to a quieter room. The rooms were ok with very small TV's and the beds were comfortable, bathrooms very small you can only fit one person in at a time. The shades in the room for the windows looked like they went through a lawnmower they were so ripped up. The elevators in the hotel were so old they sounded like they were going to come crashing down. And every time I needed a taxi cab to go somewhere there was no one to be found, we had to walk across the street to the palms so they could get us one. And when they were there they were usually on there phone texting someone and when i said excuse me they would put it in there pocket. And I highly recommend new shirts for the employees all the logos on the back were fading looked very cheap. And the smell in the hallways was very musty and made it hard to breathe. When we were checking out the employee who brought out our luggage gave us our bags plus someone else's. I had to remind him twice that it wasn't ours because he was walking away from us in the main lobby. I don't care how cheap the room rate is to me its worth staying at a hotel thats nicer and has a staff thats more helpful for there guests.

Thanks David

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

it is a great place if you are on a budget. the front desk receptionist was nice she helped us hail a cab and get a reservation at gotham steak house. she was very insightful on what places to visit in terms of nightlight. the room was adequate we had a 2 double bed pool view room. we were 5 women and the room suited us fine. we had a decent walk in closet, fridge, safe and restroom with a line in the shower which was great for drying things privately. the room was clean and we did not have any issues while staying here except for with the elevators but that is hardly an issue. they take FOREVER to come up when you hail them.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3010 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red South Beach Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only half a block from the white sands and clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the chic Red South Beach Hotel offers guests the perfect setting to escape, entertain and rejuvenate while discovering Miami, Florida. Conveniently situated at the gateway to South Beach, the newly renovated boutique hotel artfully blends baroque elements with contemporary finishes to evoke a sense of stylish beauty and sophistication. Guests can spend the day basking in the warm Miami Beach weather at the outdoor swimming pool while enjoying delicious food and beverages from Barok, the on-site bar and restaurant. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's beach chairs and towels, daily happy hour, high speed Wi-Fi, loanable laptops, fitness room and concierge services. Offering three room types to suit traveler needs, the Red South Beach Hotel features welcoming personal service, a contemporary ambiance, brand-new furniture, comfortable pillow-top mattresses and eco-friendly toiletries. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Habana Libre Beach Hotel
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