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“Great location, great price!” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal South Beach Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   763 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #125 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Enfield, Connecticut
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12 hotel reviews
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“Great location, great price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Royal just one night on our way down to Key West. We arrived before check in at around 11am. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We were allowed to leave our bags "locked up" while we went to lunch and waited for a room to be ready to check in to. The only problem with this was that the bags are "locked up" with what is essentially a bike lock right near the front door. This would certainly stop a thief from running off with your bags, but not from opening them. We made sure to take everything of value out of our bags and keep it with us. Other than this minor detail, this hotel was great. Friendly staff, clean room, and a good location. We were able to walk to all of our favorite spots on Washington and to the Lincoln Rd Mall area.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Unfortunately booked before reading reviews.Read before arrival to reviews about noise of late night club on ground floor. Arrived early (11am) to check room booked by easy to book reserved for 15.00. Offered last left (over nightclub). Receptionship agreed it would be noisy but nothing she could do as Spring break and VERY busy. Requested to cancel, told her she could relet the room and it was agreed we would find another place to stay. However, told we would have to reclaim from easyto book.com as she couldn't authorize a refund. She gave us their internet access code to cancel with easy book as we only had a UK mobile. Their email reply was 'charged due to no show'. As we booked in Florida but live in UK I wrote on return to request a refund as the full amount of $142.62 was taken from our bank account despite giving them full details of our reasons. To date neither the hotel or easy to book has bothered to reply to my complaints. Very poor customer service. We travel a great deal and will never use easy tobook again and have warned all our friends in UK too.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

People this is a great Hotel. Especially the working crew overthere. I was verry happy with all their help. Nothing was too much. Advices in restaurants, cabs, clubs shops etc. etc. Great Great People. Greetings from Thierry, Amsterdam

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Went to the Royal South Beach Hotel 3/27-30th, and had a good time! The hotel is situated approx. 3 blocks from the beach, 2 blocks from Ocean Dr. and close to everything happening in South beach. The hotel staff (especially Ms. Mel) was helpful and nice and the bed and shower were comfortable. The hotel is 'historic', don't expect a four- star hotel at these affordable prices! Really, what more could you ask for at the price and LOCATION!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012 via mobile

Best bang for your buck! best location, clean rooms, but especially very friendly and helpfull staff! Never changing Hotel if I wanna go to Miami again!

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Stayed March 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Me and my husband stayed here last month the day before we left to go on our cruise thinking we were getting a good place at a good price. What a JOKE!! The pictures dont do it justice..the picture fabricate this beautiful place when it was in reality a dump. Luckily for us it is located in a really good area so we didnt spend to much time in the room just enough to catch a few hours of sleep after partying all night. Right across the street from the Dash store, a few blocks from the Love and Hate tattoo shop and on the same street as the famous Madonna club. According to our reservation we were supposed to have just a queen bed..when we arrived there was also a daybed in the room and the comforter i am assuming was to be white but was actually brown. Our door was located in the stair well on your way out to the solarium. The so called kitchenette is a cabinet in the corner with a microwave, an electric burner, and some dishes. Oh and as for the resturaunt on site...um ya we asked the girl at the front desk and she had no idea what i was talking about. There is alot of noise due to the location of the hotel but i think i drank too much to really notice. I was so disapponted i highly considered looking for another room but considering we were there to party before going on our cruise. It was a place to sleep. BEWARE!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We recently returned from a Florida trip and stayed three nights here, three nights in Tampa and two nights in another hotel in Miami. I don't know how this hotel gets as many good ratings as it does. This is a terrible hotel with the one ABOVE AVERAGE aspect of very good front desk people. The room itself was not good. Like I said we were there three nights. The room was not cleaned after the first night and it was then that we found a door knob hanger that said to have the room cleaned you had to put the hanger on the outside of the door. So we did that and still the room wasn't cleaned the next day. So we were there three days, two nights, and the room was never cleaned. There was hair all over the place---bathroom and sheets, and that was BEFORE we slept in the bed. There was mildly warm water in the shower but I have to be generous to say it was even warm--almost cool. There was no water pressure--I mean the shower water almost just drained out. The bed was awful, soft, lumpy, like sleeping on lumpy dough. Yes, it WAS a pretty inexpensive place to stay in relation to the area, but it was not worth the savings. Oh yes, the windows are thin and we heard partying on the streets and arguements on the sidewalks all night.....and I was awake til about 2-3 a.m. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT--and not by choice. Not a good experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royal South Beach Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Royal South Beach Condo
Address: 763 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #125 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal South Beach Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An newly restored ultra hip historic hotel in the heart of the Art Deco District. Rooms feature unique, futuristic furnishings. Hotel is featured in "Best Designed Hotels in North & South America." Italian marble floors, tile bathrooms, high quality down bedding, refrigerators, CD players, flat screen TV w/cable, etc. We now have kitchenettes and high speed Internet access in our rooms. ... more   less 
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