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“Basic hotel with dynamite staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel18
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Bayshore)   |  
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Ranked #67 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Basic hotel with dynamite staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel 18 because of its proximity to the convention centre (we were in Miami Beach for the boat show). The hotel is nothing fancy, no amenities, no pool, not even Kleenex in the bathrooms, but it's clean and the bed was cozy.

From a hotel-ratings standard it's more like a two star, but Will, Alex and Robin are the greatest concierges we've ever met which raised this star rating considerably. Thank you to all three of them - gracias por todo!!

There are lots of nice restaurants in the immediate area, and it's just outside of the party area on a quiet street. If you're renting a car, be sure to reserve a parking spot as soon as you make the room reservation. Parking spaces for the hotel are extremely limited, and we ended up feeding the street meter for two days before a hotel space opened up. Again, we felt that the boys at the concierge were extremely helpful and were earnestly trying to get us out of our parking dilemma. First-class staff!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My husband, baby and I stayed in a one-bedroom apartment (room 207) at the hotel for 4 nights (booked through Expedia) in February and had no complaints. We would stay here again without hesitation.

Many positives:

- Any staff we came into contact with (front desk, housekeeping, etc.) were super friendly and courteous.
- All areas of the hotel were very clean (reception, steps, courtyard) and there was always a caretaker hosing and sweeping the courtyard throughout the day.
- The room was spotless and was very spacious. Decor was very modern and updated. There were nice flatscreens in both the living room and bedroom.
- A crib (playpen) was already in the room for our baby and when we asked for our bedding to be changed, they changed the bedding the playpen as well.
- The hotel was very quiet the week we were there. The bedroom was even quieter. We slept perfectly.
- The hotel has beach towels they lend out if you don't have your own.
- Location is amazing, on a quiet street just off Collins: 2 short blocks to the beach in one direction, 2-3 blocks to Lincoln Road in the other direction. We felt very safe and the surrounding streets were very clean.
- FREE wi-fi in the rooms, free PC in the reception area to print your boarding passes.
- You can come and go at your leisure through a locked gate at the side of the hotel without passing through reception.

Honestly, I can't really think of any negatives. Don't believe the previous review of this being a "poor motel standard" and something like student hostel. It is not AT ALL - at least not if you take the one-bed apartment and not just a standard room.

The bed was too soft for my liking as I prefer a firm mattress but that's more a matter of personal preference. It was still quite comfortable and we slept well.

Room Tip: Get the one bedroom apartment (we were in room 207) Ask for a room further away from the street if...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was nice & clean & included a stove & mini frig. It is close to the beach, shopping & restaurants what more could you want. The only complaint I have is that the room is kinda of small but that's usually the case for hotel rooms. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed at here 2 nights before our cruise by recommendation from our travel agent . Hotel 18 was very nice , clean and Will at reception was so good to us. We loved that it had a fridge and dishes for our leftovers. beautiful courtyard for relaxing, close to beach, Lincoln Mall and other great sites. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at Hotel 18 prior to going on our cruise. Was very nice even had a kitchenet, fridge and dishes if you chose to eat in. Nice outside area for relaxing. Would stay there again. We would use this hotel again when visiting Miami. Two blocks from the beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flint, Michigan, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I love to travel but I HATE looking for hotels because I am a germaphob...Im only comfortable with 4 star ratings. However this was a last minute trip for my husband's bday and I didn't have the money to shell out this time to stay on south beach. I was PLEASANTLY surprise when entered our room at this hotel. I admit walking in to the lobby I was a bit fearful but the room was excellent very clean and spacious. The bathroom was small but clean, bed was comfy,and the room had a full kitchen. The most amazing part the hotel is 3 blocks from the beach. Not the Ritz Carlton but for the price it was perfect. Will book again

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

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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Address: 230 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > Bayshore , City Center
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel18 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel18 is a serene aparthotel,located in the heart of South Beach. Were 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 court yard 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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