My boyfriend and I stayed at the Tropics from 7 June to 10 June and we decided to give Tropics a try as it was recommended by Trip Advisor in their PDF brochure about Miami beach and it got quite good reviews from other guests.
However, we were super disappointed with our stay and we felt that it was not worth the money (US$80/nite). Firstly, for the price and the name (they call themselves a hotel), we expected slightly more from them. The towels that we got were thin and old and the blankets were nothing more than just a thin cotton sheet. The room is big no doubt but the bathroom is pretty old.
We are alright with the lack of basic amenities but what we are not very happy about is that we found insects such as ants and cockroaches inside the room, such as along the walls and coming out from the air conditioning. Basic hygiene should be a given esp a place which calls themselves a hotel. And i saw cockroaches throughout my stay there (maybe it's the same few cockroaches).
The staff that checked us in was also not friendly and didn't acknowledge us when we greeted him everytime we leave the place or come back at night. There was no free parking which made parking very very expensive for us each day. (there are other motels or hotels along Collins Ave which offers free parking for their guests).
The hotel's location on Collins Ave is good as it's just a short walk from the South Beach and all the action as well as Lincoln street which is the shopping district.
I guess for a hostel the tropics will be a good place cuz they have a kitchen where everyone can meet and make new friends but definitely it's not good enough to be called a hotel. I think you can pay the same price and get a better room along the other places in Collins Ave but if you're a lone traveller who just wants a bed for the night and to make some new friends, Tropics will prob be a good place for you.
- 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 Miami Beach
- Tropics Hotel And Hostel