From the minute we arrived at the Dorchester Hotel on South Beach (Miami) to the flawless check out five days later, everything was perfect. This hotel has an ideal location ... on Collins Avenue just two blocks from Lincoln Road with all its great shopping and dining. And Ocean Drive is just four blocks south and one block east from the Dorchester.
As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, we were greeted by Junior, the bellman. He unloaded the luggage in our car while we check-in at the front desk. We were welcomed and addressed by name. Check -in was flawless and a bellman we met a year ago recognized us and welcomed us back. The front desk team also let us know there were boxes waiting for us and the bellman would bring them to our suite. We had lots of luggage due to us travelling with two 21 year old females who were on a mission to find the hottest clubs on South Beach. Junior hauled everything to our fabulous two-bedroom suite with a smile on his face, despite the 93 degree temperatures. He then went to fetch the additional boxes of medical supplies we had shipped to the hotel.
Our suite was great, and recently renovated. We had a king bed in the master bedroom and two double beds in the second bedroom. The living room was spacious with hardwood floors. The kitchen had a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, two-burner stove, coffee maker, etc. We brought our own blender for pina coladas after the beach. All four of us had either a lap top, or tablet, but we still found plenty of free bandwidth to all get online at the same time. The only thing I missed was FOX News.
Although the hotel is not right on the beach, we simply had to walk one block down the street to the Hotel Marseilles, the sister property of the Dorchester, where we could access the beach. We picked up our beach towels from the pool attendant and proceeded to the Hotel Marseilles cabana out on the beach to get our complimentary lounge chairs (2) and umbrella.
At lunch time, we took a break from the sun and had lunch on the front patio at the Hotel Marseilles. Great food, great service, reasonable prices .. what more can you ask for.
What a great pair of hotels ... the Dorchester Suites and Hotel Marseilles. And the staff at both hotels is warm, friendly, well trained and eager to help. We look forward to returning to South Beach again in the near future. I look forward to staying with these folks again.
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August 29, 2013
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professional staff, in South Beach, who always go above
and beyond to ensure that all our guest have a great stay.
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