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“Art Deco Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Patchogue
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“Art Deco Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We spent 5 nights in the ocean front room, which had great views, large space, nice amenities and great location. Although we were directly above the News Cafe, a 24 hour cafe, once we closed our doors, it was very quiet. Our room included a continental breakfast, which we took at the rooftop pool Chaise lounges and towels on the beach across the street were also included. Very nice touches. The most impressive thing was that everyone at the hotel from baggage handler to check in and hotel manager was extremely helpful and genuinely interested if they could help you with anything. Would definitely return here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our 4 day stay at The Hotel! The location is within walking distance from all the attractions in South Beach.

Compared to other hotels in the area, The Hotel is well priced, but at the same time very clean and modern. The beach is very close and lounge chairs/towels are included in the price of the hotel (most hotels in the area charge about $25 per day).

The staff are amazing! We mentioned we were visiting for my birthday and were given vouchers for free drinks. The first night our air conditioning was making weird noises, keeping us up. We let the front desk know the next morning were moved (to an upgraded room!) within hours.

Only downside of The Hotel is that the walls are a bit thin. However, without a doubt I would stay again my next time in South Beach.

A tip - If you sign up for their Gold Membership on the website you are given complementary breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in October. Location is close to the beach. They provide free towel and lounge chairs on the beach. The roof top pool is a great place to while away some time. Location is one block from the madness, so you can take it or leave. South Beach is not exactly my cup of tea, but staying here made it very enjoyable. I would definitely go back here. Finally, on top of everything else I feel the cost was very fair compared to other hotels in South Beach.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

stayed at the property for a week. the hotel is very nice and well decorated. they kept the art deco style and truly adapted it to modern days.
The staff is very friendly and forthcoming. The location of the hotel is great and very convenient.
The parking of the hotel is very convenient.

Room Tip: do ask for a high floor and a room with a view. the rooms on the back have a blanked out window
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 November 3, 2012

Stayed here on golf trip with two friends. It's a superb location and such a fresh and modern hotel. Staff welcome you so well, and concierge knows his city!

Food is really good, very relaxed nothing too formal. Staff make you feel at ease and valets are great local knowledge. Rooms are exceptional.

Watch out for rooms down street, it's a few minute trek if you are expecting staying right in hotel.

Room Tip: Watch out for rooms not directly in hotel, ask when booking. They are fabulous and closer to the bea...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

My husbands request for his 50th birthday was to stay at South Beach, Miami in an Art Deco hotel... I chose The Hotel and it couldn't have been a better choice.
We flew in from the UK a little tired but very excited, we chose to valet park for convenience, slightly more unconventional than normal valet parking but the concierge assisted us and took our very heavy suitcases into the lobby.
Check in was very smooth, we received complimentary cocktail vouchers for my husbands birthday and I believe we received a better room than the one I booked. At check in the concierge, Esteban ( hope I spelt that correctly!) offered his services to locate a restaurant to fit our requirements.
Our room was lovely, everything we needed, the quirky bathroom was fun. The extractor was very weak and did not clear the condensation; because of this the full length mirror took a while to clear... Probably just a girl thing as I needed it!
Esteban met with us as we enjoyed cocktails at the bar, he talked through what we wanted for my husbands 50th birthday meal and then came over with several menus for us to browse. We went with his recommendation to Papa Ne Ro in Espanola Way. Esteban organised everything including a taxi , it was a perfect choice and we had a fabulous evening.
We used the pool, it's a small area and a small pool but it was lovely. The smallness and the bar helped us to meet others, so we had a great afternoon and my husband had lots of extra "happy birthday" wishes!
The hotel is very convenient to the beach, shops, cafes and restaurants; we liked The News Cafe.
We would happily return to this hotel again, we stayed mid week so we suffered no detriment by noise outside and the other guests may have tip toed around as we never even heard another door slam once!
Our room had a view of Kenneth Cole! The windows were not obscured and they opened!
I hope we can return soon and if possible I would love to share the experience with friends.
Thanks to Esteban, you made the stay even more special!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there as part of our honeymoon trip end Sep. Chose ocean view room directly above the news cafe, with terrace - no better location in South Beach. Service was great, staff always friendly, and pre-ordered champagne and flowers were delivered on time and perfectly set up. Room was clean, great design, modern bathroom, shower, and aircon working very well. Vs other reviews I have to say that the room is well isolated, noisy was no problem, despite ocean drive being live 24/7. Rooftop bar is nice in the evening for an aperitive, otherwise not a lot of people there and the restaurant was closed (disappointing as it had been highly recommended). Parking in a paring house close by worked very well - no need for paying the valet parking up charge. Overall, a fantastic week, will come again asap!!

Stayed September 2012
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Address: 801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1939, by master architect L. Murray Dixon, today the hotel encompasses 73 deluxe rooms and suites, a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views and Spire Bar & Lounge – a chic hot spot located rooftop behind the historic Tiffany spire. The new oceanfront addition to The Hotel of South Beach offers 20 breathtaking deluxe rooms, located at 800 Ocean Drive, bringing The Hotel of South Beach’s rooms and suites down to the ocean. ... more   less 
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