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“Clean, tidy .... great for a short stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #125 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
London, United Kingdom
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“Clean, tidy .... great for a short stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The location on 21st Street was a great location for us - a short 5 minute walk to the beach. The hotel/room was clean and tidy, some of the blue lighting in the room gave it a modern feel. The swimming pool is in the sister hotel next door and was no problem for us. Our only issue was the car parking. The option was to either park in a car park for around $20 per day or use the meters outside the hotel. We used the meters outside which have a maximum allowance of 3 hours for around $5 between 9am to 3am. Obviously a great inconvenience, but we managed to time the meter with us in and out of the hotel. We felt very comfortable at the hotel and would definitely stay again. Thanks SBH!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JimmyMouawadGM, General Manager at SBH South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for your recent visit and for sharing your feedback!

We are glad that our Modern and Clean Rooms met your expectations. We are also delighted to hear that you took advantage of our complimentary Beach Chairs which are conveniently located less than 2 blocks away. Parking is always a challenge in Miami Beach, which is why we offer a discounted rate for our guests at the parking lot behind our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you home again soon.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Mouawad
General Manager
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We occasionally travel to Miami to visit friends and family. This is the first time we chose to stay at an upper-scale style hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted with a beautiful smile by Maryrose Bird. She ensured we were entirely happy with our selection of hotel. The location was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. We will return to Miami and we will be sure to stay at SBH!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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JimmyMouawadGM, General Manager at SBH South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to share your experience.

We are thrilled you had a great stay and have shared your lovely comments with Maryrose.

We hope you will come back to visit us very soon!

Best Regards,


Jimmy Mouawad
General Manager
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Denton, Maryland
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We travel with our friends (group of "old" school friends) quite a bit, and I must say I was very impressed with the overall stay and the overall service we got, young lady there Maryrose Bird, excellent young lady, very friendly, knows what she is talking about and very, very friendly and likeable...We will be back....

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JimmyMouawadGM, General Manager at SBH South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for being our guest recently and for the review!

I will pass along your compliments to the entire team, especially to Maryrose.

We hope to welcome you home again soon.

Respectfully,

Jimmy Mouawad
General Manager
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I stayed at the SBH for one night. Then property is located across from the Bass Museum of Art and few blocks away from Lincoln mall. The property is very nice, recently renovated. The staff was very friendly at the time of check in/out. There is not restaurant on-site, but I was given a voucher to eat breakfast a restaurant called “Orange Blossom” around the corner. The rooms are very nice and clean. Very spacious compared to other boutique hotel s in the area. All the amenities and snacks in the room have a price. WI-FI is included with your stay, but the connection is not the greatest in the room. The property has limited views.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the back of the property have limited view but are quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JimmyMouawadGM, General Manager at SBH South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for being our guest recently and taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review.

I am glad to hear that our Newly Renovated Rooms, Friendly Staff and Location played a huge role in your overall Miami Beach experience!

We look forward to welcoming you home again soon. Feel free to contact me personally for your next booking.

Best Regards,

Jimmy Mouawad
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

This cozy, clean, and updated hotel fit all of my needs and more! Perfect location- next to beach, shops, restaurants. Close walk to Lincoln Road. Mary Rose and the entire staff provided excellent and friendly customer service. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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JimmyMouawadGM, General Manager at SBH South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for your recent visit and for sharing your feedback!

I am thrilled to hear that our Newly Renovated Rooms, Friendly Staff and Location exceeded your expectations. We have sent Maryrose your compliments on her excelled customer service and she says Thank You!

We take pride with our team members and appreciate you for taking the time to recognize them.

We hope to welcome you home again soon!

Respectfully,

Jimmy Mouawad
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

While the rooms were nice and the hotel is fine overall, the housekeeping was inadequate. They failed to empty trash, vacuum, and only made the beds half the time. We had to repeatedly ask for more toilet paper and enough towels. And when we checked out, we were charged $45 for "room damage", which turned out to be "make up on the towels". We think they just targeted several young women in a room and took advantage of our seeming youth.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just got back from my stay at SBH. I will adnit I was a bit scared before my trip because I had read the hotel was under construction. I was so glad to find out they were done by the time I arrived. Rooms were very modern, clean and spacious with an awesome "rain" type showerhead in the bathroom with plenty of hot water (I read some complaints about very little hot water down the thread) and plenty of space to keep toiletries. Beds were very comfy and the linens were soft. Got plenty of towels too. The hotel itself is only 2 floors but it's kept well and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I read some people complain that the hotel doesn't really have a pool (because they give guests access to the Boulan pool next door) but to me that was a non-issue. I thought it was great that the hotels shared the rooftop pool which was also very nice and relaxing. SBH also gives complimentary breakfast vouchers for the Charles St restaurant around the corner (though the menu for the voucher is limited) and the grounds are very well cared for. Its location is in a much more relaxed area away from all the annoying spring breakers and noise of Ocean Drive and Collins below 19th st. You also got vouchers for beach chairs to enjoy the sun and surf. All in all, my experience was positive. If I had to pick one negative, it is that the overhead light did not work. Tried the switch more than a few times and still nothing. Still, it wasn't a big deal enough for me to fuss about or call for maintenance. The room got plenty of light during the day and the table lamps and lamp over the desk area gave off plenty of light during the evenings.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Additional Information about SBH South Beach Hotel

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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #125 of 200 hotels 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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Also Known As:
Hotel South Beach
South Beach Hotel Miami
Miami Beach South

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