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“Great Time Again!” 4 of 5 stars
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Tropics Hotel & Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1550 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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5 hotel reviews
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“Great Time Again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was probably my fourth time staying at the Tropics and I am never disappointed. The staff are pleasant and helpful, the rooms are basic but clean. The pool and tables by poolside are a great place to spent time after time at the beach. The location can't be beat as well as the rates are good for South Beach. I will return again to the Tropics. See you this fall!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I was in the tropics for 2 weeks and i really enjoyed my stay. I was in a private room and everything was good. 3mn from the beach or if you prefer the pool it´s just next door... The personnel was very helpfull and always ready to advice you. It´s really a good price-quality ratio if you are still hesitating for a place in south beach go there !!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed for 7 nights in a female only dorm. Room was clean & tidy with an ensuite. The window in the bathroom did not stay open by itself & as there was no fan & the window in the room did not open, we had to improvise.
No lockers in the room but you could leave valueables at reception.
Staff were friendly - was not told about the kitchen by the pool though.
If you're not going to spend much time at the hotel/hostel then I recommend this place.
Wifi is only available in the lobby.
Booked tours through the hotel. One went fine the other did not & when I complained I was fobbed off & told to talk to another person & the situation didnt get rectified before I left. Recommend booking straight with the tour company.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you are not opposed to staying in a hostel/hotel and want a great location with reasonable price, then this is the place for you! It is not fancy by all means, but within walking distance to most things in south beach and at a fraction of the cost of other hotels, so who cares if it's not fancy. My friends and I go on an annual trip to South Beach every year for Winter Music Festival and we have been staying at this hotel for the past 5 years and every year our group grows and we joke about renting out the whole hotel. Since there is a big event on the week that we go the other hotels in same vicinity are $300 and up a night. So this one which is around $120 a night for private is a steal! I'm sure rest of the year it is cheaper, as all of South Beach would be I assume.
They have hostel type rooms or private rooms for anywhere from 2-4 people. We always get a private room. The rooms have flat screen tv's and private bathroom. Some of the rooms have air conditioning but not all do. All the staff is really friendly. The walls are paper thin so expect to hear others in the hall. But it is right across the street from the beach and close to all the major hotels that put on pool parties. Close to restaurant and shops.
So if your not fussy about your room and want to be in the vibrant part of miami and near all the nightlife then I recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I wasn't expecting much after reading several reviews, but The Tropics hotel was really not that bad!

The LOCATION of the hotel is PERRRRFECT!!! You are right in the heart of it all- so close to Ocean Drive, right across from the beach, TONS of restaurants and shops all around, and you are paying astronomically less than your neighbors right across the street.

The room I got (private hotel room with queen bed) was clean and comfortable- this is an old art-deco type building so don't expect everything to look fancy, but everything was entirely functional. The carpets/hallways smelled a bit old and musty, but the things that mattered (bed and bathroom) were all clean and just fine.

The staff at the front desk was very warm and pleasant, too!

I would highly recommend this Hotel for the budget traveler. My only tip: bring your own shower stuff i.e. Shampoo/Conditioner as I only received bar soap.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My main complaint is that there are 4 tables outside by kitchen (under shade/roof). One smoker would sit at each, so a non-smoker had no choice but to share a table with smoke while eating: gross! This would be solved by having 2 tables reserved for non-smokers. We ended up eating in our room or carrying chairs out to pool, where there wasn't that much shade at midday. Next time I will mark a table non-smoking! However, the rest of the place was great. Very international clientele, good service, quiet (a miracle on South Beach!), kitchen is great, pool was freezing so could only do 12 laps at a time before my ears hurt, but it cut down on people using it! Can't beat the location, paid $111us/night, right next to beach & walking distance to everything. Parking a bit tricky but that's South Beach.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Totally agree with the 2 recent reviews for the Tropics.
We stayed in a private room at the end of March for 2 nights - The prices vary depending on day of the week - We were shocked by how expensive Miami is but think we hit the end of 'Spring Break' season.
We chose the Tropics using TripA reviews and have to say we were pleasantly surprised.
The room even though it was old and dated was perfectly clean and well presented.
The shower water pressure was really good - which is important after a day on the beach.
The multi-storey car park just around the corner is relatively good value.
The hotel location is perfect for all the tourist hotspots - all within easy walking distance.
i would recommend emailing / calling ahead to ask for a quiet room - we asked at check-in and our request was happily met.
If you are just looking for a base to sleep then the Tropics is fine.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1550 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 59 Specialty lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropics Hotel & Hostel 2*
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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