Right on Collins Avenue, Art Deco style. Not a new building but reasonably well maintained - everything appeared to work okay. Reception staff very laid back, friendly and well informed.
It has free wifi and a nice furnished pool area, with a largish patio and a communal kitchen. There were 2 sets of 4 burners for cooking and a microwave. They supply large brown bags to put your food in, you have to write on your name and room number then stash them in one of the 3 very large fridges. They have a security camera on the fridges and it seems to work well although I must say we had a new 4 pint container of milk vanish the first night!
Our room was basic but clean enough, with comfortable beds. We were facing the pool so it could be a bit noisy at night but the access through was locked at 12.00 pm and as it was just talking, rather than music, it was not too bad really. They only supply small bars of soap in the bathroom so toiletries are needed and there wasn't a bath mat or hand towels but as it is only rated as 2 stars it was good value. The rooms were air conditioned but could not be individually adjusted.
Our room was a regular hotel type room but they also have 4 and 8 bed dorms - useful if you are in a group and on a budget, but they seemed to have communal bathrooms.
Most guests seemed to be quite young, but we pensioners did not feel out of place.
The location was excellent, five minutes away from South Beach, 3 minutes to Lincoln shopping centre and lots of restaurants and bars - no car needed! There is also a good local bus service which is quite inexpensive for getting around into downtown Miami etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the center of the South Beach Art-Deco- and Nightlife-District, just a few steps from the sandy beach. The Miami Beach Convention Center is in walking distance. Easy to get here from Miami Airport, the express bus #150 stops at the corner. There are 2 different kind of rooms: regular hotel rooms, and shared dormitory-style rooms. Very popular for travelers from all over the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropics Hotel And Hostel
- Tropics Hotel Miami Beach