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SBH South Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   236 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
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“Wonderful Place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Moved from the Delores to South Beach hotel because of a 10$ price difference. Best 10$ i've spent, rooms were clean and spacious and the staff was great. The location is about 2 blocks away from all the action which is a big plus if you want to get sleep. I would definatly stay here again and you should too.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The hotel was nice,clean & comfortable although we checked in and got our room then when we got in our room and we had no towels. The hotel isn't close to ocean drive(south beach) you have to walk approximately several blocks. Very old building it seemed like, the room keys are actual keys & to use a bathroom in the lobby you have to get a key from the receptionist. Make sure you put exactly how many people are in the room when you reserve a room or else they charge you extra. Receptionists not too friendly also. Then at night you can hear people walking upstairs and then you can hear people outside coming back to their hotels or wherever at all times of the night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The South Beach Hotel is your basic hotel. Check in went smoothly. Our room, on the corner of the first floor, was spacious, but the TV was small and perched up on a corner. The problem with our room location is that it faces out towards the streets and the windows aren't well sealed or double paned - you hear all the noise going on outside.

The bathroom was on the smaller side and no counter space; just a little ledge. In my opinion, hotel bathrooms should offer plenty of counter space.

Other nits are the spotty wi-fi, which is complimentary in the hotel and no a/c in our room. I know we're close to the ocean and all, but a/c should just be a given.

We paid too much for this room (~$250/night). If you're able to get it for much less, then it's worth it.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

In south beach for the BCS National championship game. Bathroom was filthy, service was terrible and barely understood English. Also, we prepaid online via hotels.com yet they insisted upon getting a copy of all occupants driver's licenses and the payor's credit card, which upon check out they refused to relinquish or destroy. The guy at the desk stated to us and the other patrons in line that they keep it on file for security.??????? Also the couple ahead of us showed us the bed bugs bite they had from the night earlier. I would not recommend ever going there it seemed very sketchy from the first interaction with the front desk let alone the security risk with their keeping copies of credit card and licenses after payment was processed and approved.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

i happily stayed here during art basel. the location was perfect - close to the fair, close to the beach, but off collins so i could avoid the late night crowds/noise. the rooms are pretty basic/not fancy, but mine was really clean and had everything i could need or want. the wifi was free and worked well, and the staff were friendly. if you're expecting a luxury hotel, go elsewhere, but if you want a good value for your money in the heart of south beach, this is the spot for you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SBH South Beach Hotel

Also Known As:
South Beach Hotel
Hotel South Beach
South Beach Hotel Miami
Miami Beach South
Address: 236 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#120 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SBH South Beach Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique contemporary boutique hotel is located in the heart of South Beach's Art deco District. Walking distance to world famous Ocean Drive, Lincoln Rd Mall restaurants, nightlife and sandy beaches. Renovated in a contemporary style that provides all the conveniences required by today's travelers. ... more   less 
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