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Hotel18
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Bayshore)   |  
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Ranked #68 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The service takes it over the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was in town for a conference, and Hotel18 came to my salvation. They are blocks (like, two) away from the convention center, the Gleason center, and the beach! The rooms are sparkling clean with a well-equipped kitchenette. They're not huge by any means, but a great setup.

Despite their great location, close to all the action, the hotel is kind of on a quiet corner, which means you can get a good night's sleep.

But where Hotel 18 goes above and beyond is service - the staff was hands-down amazing and supportive, despite some challenges (my flight got cancelled, and I ended up arriving well after midnight, to start with, plus I had to modify my stay, which they were able to handle even though they were very nearly booked-up). Despite all of the hassles I threw at them, they were able to meet my every need without blinking an eye.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • 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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Hermosa Beach
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

First... Hotel 18 is in Miami Beach, not Miami. The location is good, a couple of blocks from the beach and Lincoln road, 4 blocks to Espanola Way. It looks like it was originally an small apartment building with a small courtyard.

My room was clean, with a kitchenette and furnished in shabby sheik. If you are looking for fancy, this probably isn't the place.

The hotels parking is limited so if you have a car you need to reserve ahead of time; parking in this area can be a nightmare.

Room Tip: Reserve parking ahead of time
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed just for 3 nights at Hotel 18, I have to stay that the location is perfect. It's near the beach, near Lincoln Road and half a block away from Collins Av.
The room we booked has 2 TVs, Internet, AC, kitchen, microwave, fridge and a separate bedroom. We were a party of 5 so it was perfect.
Hotel does not offer breakfest.
It has an optional parking slot (at an additional $20 per day), so if you come with your car, it's very handy, particularly in South Beach.
Something that I found convenient was that there is no key cards to enter the rooms, you are given a code to the main entrance and another one to open your rooms door, so anyone could leave the room and return whenever they wanted to without worrying about who was carrying the key card.
It's not a fancy hotel, if you're looking for that, go to Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz or a similar hotel. It's a great hotel for the money.

Pros:
- Great location
- Rooms are spacious and cozy
- Price
- Staff is extremely helpful and kind

Cons:
- Rooms could be slightly cleaner. Not serious.

Room Tip: If you come with a car, book a parking slot. Parking is a serious issue in SoBe, so pay the extra $2...
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The location is perfect, everything is in walking distance. The rooms were like small apartments and most importantly very clean. Alex at the front desk was very helpful and was kind enough to accommodate us early. Only thing that would make this hotel better would be a pool but the beach is just a few blocks away!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

What more could you ask for in a hotel? Their location is simply perfection. Located just close enough to South Beach to enjoy the beach, restaurants and clubs but with just the right amount of distance to be able to lay back in a peaceful and serene atmosphere; their fabulous courtyard is the place to do just that. It really does feel like a home away from home where you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Cleanliness is a BIG thing for me and Hotel 18 does not disappoint. I opted to stay in their one bedroom apartment which was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen loaded with all the goodies that a traveler on a budget could ask for. Our room was Miami chic and modern. Just what we were hoping for.

Check in was a breeze! Their staff was accommodating and always available to answer any questions I had. I am so pleased with my stay at Hotel 18 and would definitely it recommend to anyone! Thank you so much!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we enjoyed our stay. Will and Natasha @ the front desk staff were warm and friendly. The room was quaint and cozy. The location was awesome, parking was affordable. Will stay here again!

  • Stayed March 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed here in late January and found it to be an overall good experience. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful. The location is excellent. It is a block away from the beach and there are many good restaurants nearby. We were able to easily walk to all of the South Beach attractions. The room was clean, although we did not receive fresh towels daily. There is a nice kitchen and living room area. The bathroom was clean and the bed comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel18

Address: 230 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > Bayshore , City Center
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 201 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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