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“You get what you pay for!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Royal South Beach Hotel

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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 #128 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here 2 outta five prepaid days. Thought I got a deal but rest assured I got bottom dollar. The web pics aren't even close. After the second night we checked out lost out on three days and paid three days at best western. It's just the boutique hotel isn't a holiday inn, crowne plaza it is well below those standards. Rooms are small, tiny, the building is old. No parking. Just don't ourself a favor pay the extra bucks it worth it for yourself.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, BC
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

After reading everyone's reviews we were not expecting too much. First off, price was fair compared to others. Cheap parking is convenient with a public parkade just 5 minutes away. Location is amazing and felt safe. The night club downstairs runs Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Other nights were just fine. Can't imagine how noisy it is for those hotels on beach drive that has bars and clubs EVERYNIGHT.

Only complaints were the air conditioning in our unit was faulty. It was unbearably loud. Luckily we brought ear plugs and worked just fine. Front desk gave us another room option with a better AC but we were too lazy to pack our stuff and switch rooms. We found a few ants crawling around the floor and made it onto the bed. No big deal since they did not bite. Just removed it and back to sleep. We were too tired from the sun to really care about the minor details. Overall Royal South Beach did its job.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Mel F, Manager at Royal South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are sorry if your were inconvenienced in any way. We always make an effort to try to make our guests as comfortable as possible.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

The worst hotel ever I was just there July 20 when I arrive they didn't have my room they relocated me two 30 street far away from everything had two waste more money in cabs and the staff was the worst please don't stay there you will hate it looks verry run down I was a verry upset costumer. If u want a good hotel stay at the red great hotel

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mel F, Manager at Royal South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very sorry about your inconvenience. Rest assured it gives us no pleasure to have to relocate a guest. Unfortunately, there are circumstances that are beyond our control and we are forced to accomodate our guest at another location. We hoped that your stayed there was pleasant and I urge you to give us a call to discuss your situation in detail.
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Bronx, New York, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Don't ever go to that crappy place.The Hubby and I was suppose to stay there after a plane ride from NY we were tired.We were ready to call it a night just to find out when we get there they sent us to another hotel without any notce.We stood there for two hours no one asked if we wanted anything to drink.The Hubby asked if he can use the rest room and the woman working there said there wasn't any on the ground floor level. I don't recommend this hotel to anyone it's not what it seems online.The only thing they did was sent us to The Red Hotel which is a million times better then this crappy Royal South Beach Hotel...

Room Tip: Don't book here I warn you!!!!
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Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mel F, Manager at Royal South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
We are very sorry about your bad experience with us. We apologize for the inconvenience that this caused you. Unfortunately, sometimes properties are forced to relocate guests due to emergency situations, but as you stated we accommodated you at a more upscale property hoping to make this transition a little less painful. We hope you were pleased there and we wish that your next trip to South Beach is a pleasant one.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Hi all.. This is a little hotel in the heart of south beach.. The room is 4 mins walk to the beach, has a bus stop pretty much out side to downtown Miami..all really convenient..the rooms are pleasant though all in white furnishing can get a bit dirty..rooms gave cable, wifi and microwave.. There's also a balcony area with a sundeck great for sunbathing with a small jacuzzi to keep you cool... All in all very pleasant.. Just don't expect 5 star accom when it's a 2 star and you'll be satisfied!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mel F, Manager at Royal South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank so for your feedback. We are glad you found our location convenient. Thank you. We hope you visit us again.
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

This place was disgusting , the first smell when you walk in is terrible , like mould or grime , my room had 2 fridges and no stove .. Place is extreamly run down , honest spend the extra 40 a night somewhere else

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mel F, Manager at Royal South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
We are sorry you were not satisfied with the property. We really make an effort to keep the place spotless and comfortable for eveyone. We welcome your comments directly to the hotel so we may learn from our mistakes.
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Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Sitio agradable, limpio, bonito, cerca de todo en South Beach. No se arrepentirán.

Very nice place, clean, pretty, near of everything in SOBE. You wont regret your stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Mel F, Manager at Royal South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and hope you can stay with us again soon.
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Additional Information about Royal South Beach Hotel

Address: 763 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#87 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal South Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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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Also Known As:
Hotel Royal South Beach Condo

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