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“Brilliant stay at Ithaca South Beach Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Ithaca of South Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Miami Beach B&B and Inns
Dorchester, Ontario
1 review
“Brilliant stay at Ithaca South Beach Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were two couples travelling together and wanted to stay overnight in Miami before joining our cruise the next day. Our flight got in very early in the morning and we wanted to do some sightseeing. We went straight to the hotel - where the staff were extremely helpful. Check-in was not until 3p.m. but they stored our luggage for us and gave us beach towels for the beach, which we took advantage of. Location is great - one block from Ocean Drive. When we returned and checked in our room - we were delighted. It was modern, clean very large and bright. There was a knock on the door and Agatha delivered champagne - nice touch. Another nice touch was the wine and cheese reception (late afternoon) and the beautiful breakfast spread. We had another full day in Miami on return from our cruise and wondered what we could do - Dion suggested a bus tour of Miami combined with a cruise of some of the Miami islands. He arranged all this for us - we were picked up and dropped off at the hotel and again they stored our luggage for us. I cannot say enough about the service and cleanliness of this hotel. Will certainly recommend to friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sharon M, Owner at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for your comments on the Ithaca Hotel on South Beach.We value your feedback and we our always trying to improve the expectation of our guest.We look forward to your next trip to Miami and hope you choose the Ithaca Hotel on South Beach as your destination.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I have just stayed at the Ithaca for 2 nights and were very disapointed with the facilities, no lobby, no breakfast room, & very noisy if you have a room where ours was, no: 110 near the stairs. You are told in no uncertain terms if you break anything its $250 or lose your key card $50 and thats before you have even unpacked !! On the Plus side , good location & rooms nice but bathroom tiny. If you dont want a 4 star hotel above a gift shop dont book here !!

Room Tip: Definately dont book room 110 and 111 as they are next to the stairs and very noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sharon M, Owner at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
thank you for your comments and we really value them. We hope that you choose to visit us again and hope we can meet all of your needs in the future.


cordially
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Ontario Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We can't say enough about the service, friendleness and overall assistance from the staff at Ithaca. They were helpful in every way possible. The room was beautiful, clean, fresh and very spacious. Breakfast and evening reception was a fab bonus. Wished we could have stayed longer. Agatha and Dion were exceptional. Great advice on what to do and where to go. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Sharon M, General Manager at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
thank you for your warm appreciation about our staff at Ithaca of south beach. We like all of our guests to feel special and to be able to have lasting memories from their stay while visiting Miami.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Just a one night whistle-stop tour of Miami South Beach. Place easy to find but could have done with a bit more info prior to arriving RE: the Valet Parking situation. Don't bother trying to find parking yourself, just pay the $25 as it will probably work out cheaper in the long run and it's much less hassle. I have only one complaint - THE CHECK IN. It was a very odd set up and it took us over an hour from arriving at the hotel until we set foot in our room which was not ideal after a long drive. Having said that Derrick was a lovely guy and genuinely wanted to offer the best service he could. We passed on the wine social (which was a nice touch) as we had a very short time in Miami and didn't want to waste time in the (very small) hotel "lobby". Derrick looked a bit offended at this, sorry Derrick - no offence intended, we were just in a rush. Room was lovely. Big google TV on wall, well stocked (though very expensive) mini bar though aren't they all. Complimentary water in Room and a few nice touches like bath robes and complimentary toothbrush holders which have changed my life in a way I can't describe. Great location just a block off Ocean Drive and right by restaurants/bars etc. Word of warning - if you lose the key card there is a hefty replacement charge. All in all I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ithaca of South Beach

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sharon M, Manager at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
thank you for your comments and we will value them and strive for excellence in our care for our guest in the future. We will continue in our efforts to grow and learn from our past experience in delivering the best customer service possible.
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We absolutely adored our stay at the Ithaca Hotel! The room is spacious, nicely and modern furnished, with google tv, big bathroom, very comfy beds and a balcony. And very very clean. I loved the extras like champagne on arrival, breakfast included, the social hour in the lobby with complementary wine & cheese, the coupon for a good italian restaurant nearby, the very helpful and fun staff, we had a great time with you, Dion. :-)

You cannot beat the location. It's situated at Collins Avenue, next to Shops, Cafés & plenty of Restaurants. And it's one block from Ocean Drive and the beach.

I would definitely stay again at Ithaca and can't wait to go back.

Cheers, Corinne

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sharon M, Front Office Manager at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for your comments on the Ithaca Hotel on South Beach.We value your feedback and we our always trying to improve the expectation of our guest.We look forward to your next trip to Miami and hope you choose the Ithaca Hotel on South Beach as your destination.
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect on arriving at the entrance to Ithaca. As soon as I entered my doubts disappeared. I was greated by the lovely Dion who made me feel very welcome. The rooms are gorgeous, huge and very stylish.
The huge google TV is a bonus.. My only disappointment was that I wasn't able to stay longer, but next time I'm in Miami I will be back

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sharon M, Manager at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for your comments on the Ithaca Hotel on South Beach.We value your feedback and we our always trying to improve the expectation of our guest.We look forward to your next trip to Miami and hope you choose the Ithaca Hotel on South Beach as your destination.Next time stay longer !!
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were very satisfied with our stay in all aspects:

- Staff very kind and helpful
- Pristine room: very nice decorated, modern, ample, great LCD
- Very quiet place
- Just a block from the beach, and walking distance from nice stores and places to lunch/dine.

Some notes:
- Derrick and Dion should definitely wear a label with their name on it. We had a couple of uncomfortable situations when talking to Derrick believing he was Dion and vice versa.
- Charging $50 for a possible lost keycard is pretty much

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sharon M, Manager at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you had a wonderful time while you stayed as our guest at Ithaca of south beach. We hope in the future if you decide to visit Miami Beach again
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Address: 601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ithaca of South Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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