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“Close to beach and nightlife, clean, comfortable and courteous staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel18
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 18th Street, corner of James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #76 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Close to beach and nightlife, clean, comfortable and courteous staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We checked in on Thursday early afternoon the clerk was courteous, well kept and spent a lot of time telling us about the area and answering questions. The street outside was undergoing construction, but no too bad. Lobby clean and nicely furnished with computer and printer- free. The room was large, with a full kitchen, living room and bedroom. It was nicely furnished, the bed comfortable, very clean and homey. Plenty of hot water, ATM on premises, lots of stores and restaurants very close by, great food, safe neighborhood, 3 minute walk to ocean. They arranged for a taxi to take us to the airport and it was on time. Did not clean floor in the 4 days we were there, did not change bed linens during the stay, did not swap out all of the towels each day even if damp.

But, would highly recommend it and stay there again, but will make they clean floor and change towels daily, and linens at least every other day while we are there

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Very poor motel standard, but clean to stay, at a good location, with decent guests. More of student hostel profile with private rooms. Security is very good and staff are very helpful and friendly. Also to be fair most of South Beach Hotels had the same moderate 60's style small hotels with the exceptions of few fancy ones.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ontario, canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We (wife, self and 2 other couples) stayed one night pre-cruise, had a wonderful time. Very clean and comfortable, good location, close to beach, Lincoln Rd mall, great shops and food. Nothing fancy, but very good value for money. A big plus is the central courtyard for a quite evening drink with friends, or to just check your e-mail. Safe area for walking at night. "Will" at the front desk arranged for taxi's to Port on our departure and was very helpful with restaurant suggestions. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

There are multiple aspects to staying in any hotel. The main things I look for are: clean, quiet, good location, and price. I don't care if the place has a piano in the entrance.

POSITIVE:
The place was quite clean, the location was very good, the manager was helpful. But in terms of service, how do you give it 4 or 5 stars when no one is there after 8PM??

NEGATIVE:
Most workmanship in the room was very shoddy (paint on the blinds, cabinets that don't fit with doors askew, poor plastering). The 2 single beds were not comfortable at all (very cheap). Air conditioner was a bit loud.

But as for quiet - it was awful. It appeared that the windows didn't fit properly and sound passed through them as if they weren't even there. There was traffic noise, and the most annoying was other guests in the courtyard yelling/talking to each other until 2:30 in the morning. The courtyard acted like an echo chamber amplifying the sound. And as others indicated (and I confirmed), there is no service desk after 8pm.

Ultimately, if I can't get to sleep in a hotel room - for me it's primary purpose - I can't recommend it, and thus the low overall rating. I've tried to be very specific in what I liked and didn't like so you can make up your own mind, but I can't believe the people who indicated the place was quiet.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is more of a 4.5 star review. We had 5 friends staying in a 1 bedroom apartment at Hotel 18 and it fit us all very comfortably. There was a queen size bed, a pullout couch, and a rollaway bed, along with plenty of room to sleep on the floor if you needed. The rooms were very clean, and had a fridge and full kitchen for long stays if you needed to cook anything. The only minor quip was the bathrooms were a little smallService was great, Wilfredo was helpful with everything you needed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Amazing location, heart of South Beach, easily accessible to Lincoln Road, Collins, Ocean Drive, the beach, and Washington Avenue.

Decor is great, rooms were clean and had everything we needed and the kitchenette was a great feature, microwaves in hotel rooms should be a necessity everywhere!

Service was great too, the check-in receptionist was very friendly and helpful. We disembarked very early from our cruise ship (around 10am) and headed straight to the hotel and were granted our request of early check in! We had the room a mere hour later, 4 hours earlier than the 3pm official check in time. Very accomodating.

All in all, a solid bet for South Beach on a budget without compromising anything (except a pool), and would definitely stay here again and recommend to all

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Cozy. Updated. Furnished. Centralized location. Good service. Great value/rate. GM is very efficient and personable. Kitchenette. Separate, private bedroom. Complete bathroom. Full living room. Homey. Mostly young students from overseas. You get your own parking spot.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel18

Address: 230 18th Street, corner of James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center , Nautilus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel18 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel18 is a serene apart hotel, located in the heart of South Beach. We're a friendly environment is always at your disposal by way of reserving any of our clean and comfortable standard studios, deluxe studios or one bedroom apartments. All of the apartments are set around a courtyard setting that leads to a private guest entrance facing James Avenue. Hotel18 also offers free WiFi, beach towels, communal laundry facilities, self-parking (reservations and fee required) computer station and printer! ... more   less 
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