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“Great location, but not everything else” 3 of 5 stars
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Aqua Hotel and Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #178 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location, but not everything else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The location of this hotel is excellent. It's right in the middle of everything and only 3 minutes on foot to the beach. The hotel is old but has an updated look and chic interior design to fit in with the whole South Beach vibe. The quality of bed, room and service are average at best. My bed was sagging in the center and the bathroom smelled like clorox. No parking space but a valet service is available. Text or call 15 min before to get your car back. You don't really know where they park your car so be sure to have every valuable with you.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Yes, maybe the rooms at the Aqua are a bit less fashionably appointed as the ones promoted by the hotel. Nevertheless, they are spacious, comfortable and clean. I've stayed at several hotels in Miami Beach over almost two decades, and this is the only one I've repeated and will keep staying at. Way less noisy (and much less expensive) than those on Ocean Drive, the Aqua is still two blocks away from all the action. The pool is tiny and you probably won't use it, since the beach is literally 100 mt away from your room. The breakfast isn't lush at all, but it is enough, and still beats not having one. Probably the Aqua's best feature is its service. Everybody goes out of their way to provide guests with every comfort they can. Especially Mei-Lin (not sure how her name is spelled), who will help guests in every possible way. If you are looking for a comfortable experience in Miami Beach, can do without any luxuries, and are travelling on somewhat of a budget, I'd say look no further.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor are quieter, especially those at the back of the property, with fewer gues...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed with a friend for about 5 days. Staff was friendly, caring and helped us with advises or directions when asked. Positive is that is really close to the beach.
We choosed the hotel after doing a research on the web and based on the pictures and the rates we decided to go there. Nothing we found was like the pictures (bathroom with absent tiles, lack of paint, poor cleaning service, breakfast place was small and hard to find a table at 7:30 am because it was full, coffee was really disgusting, room tv was 14`, etc.
Not sure we will come back, no matter the rates.

Room Tip: Close to the beach, low rates, building needs cleaning and some work.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice location but no service at all. Do not pay for breakfast there. There are no one. Just one bun and complete self-service plus the cheapest and disgusting coffee. Internal territory is very dirty. When we booking out, girl from reception tried to convince us that our room have no iron after us! After 10 minutes of explanation, she admitted, cute smile, that it probably was not there never.
Avoid this place.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My wife and I, along with our 2 year old took a trip to Miami from july 15-21st and stayed at Aqua Hotel. Our experience was amazing. All the clerks and staff were very helpful and friendly. Any questions we had about the area, they ahd an answer. The room itself was very big and comfortable. Not to mention it is priced very good for the location it is in. It is a 5minute walk to the beach and surrounded by nice dining palces. You cant beat the service and quality of life in the area. Aqua Hotel left us wanting to go back and taying with them, There was always someone available for at the hotel to accomadate us. It has a very nice balcony with several chairs to hang out and have a good time and enjoy the weather. I can honestly say we will be back and look forward to staying at Aqua Hotel in the future.

Room Tip: the master suite is amazing and very spacious with a big garden tub in the bathroom.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

To avoid !! Service for dogs. By the Latina squad. If you like cheap service this is your place
Really mean and or non respectful service even if hotel is well placed you have to show courtesy and respect customer

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed 3 nights before a cruise & we loved the 'Aqua' and felt it was close to everything for us and had no issues with the room. The staff were friendly and directed us were we wanted to go. Would stay again if in Miami!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aqua Hotel and Suites

Address: 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#178 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Hotel and Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Miami's hip South Beach, the Aqua Hotel is a refreshingly intimate and modern boutique hotel with access to the best Miami has to offer. Welcoming guests to the ultimate tropical escape, the Aqua's romantic surroundings, hip accommodations and first-class service promise to make your stay on South Beach memorable. ... more   less 
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Aqua Hotel Miami Beach

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