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“rubbish welcome” 3 of 5 stars
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Ocean Five Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   436 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Pointe)   |  
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Ranked #131 of 204 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“rubbish welcome”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we were disappointed when we arrived [tired after a long journey] to receive a curt welcome from the guy on reception. the room was clean but depressing. breakfast was included but the guy had said 'you can get coffee and toast here in the morning' indicating a machine at the desk. we didn't bother-only there for two nights. the best bit about this hotel is location to the beach and everything else on ocean drive,the neighbouring italian restaurant was also quite nice. when we checked out a different receptionist was very helpful and friendly, wish we had met him first.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This hotel is in a fantastic location across the street from South Beach. Because of how far south it is, it is pretty quiet here at night compared to some of the other hotels in the area. The breakfast was not much of a breakfast and the rooms are really small, but for the price and location it is worth it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed there 12 nights. Personal at the reception is very nice and helpful. Location is more than good. Hotel is situated right on the Ocean Drive but not in the heart of night life. All loud clubs and restaurants are aside. Beach is 2 minutes walk. Bus stop to airport and Aventura mall 5 minutes walk.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

On arrival we had a free room upgrade to a studio room so that was a great start to our trip.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Free beach towels are ideal sunbathing.
The breakfast ain't great but it was better than nothing and it's kinda what I expected for a free continental breakfast.
Only bad thing I have to say is the price of parking. Visitors can park for between $10 - $15 but people staying in the hotel need to pay $25 per night. The price seems a bit steep considering I am already paying to stay in the hotel.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Verdello, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was there for a couple of nights of my honeymoon trip around the USA and Mexico. Really nice, clean and well located hotel. The people working there were very kind and it has a good trade-off between services and prices.
If I will ever come back to Miami Beach that will be my hotel for sure

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We booked an extra night via email which was handled efficiently by Andy.

The hotel is located on the quieter part of the strip, which was good.

All of the staff were friendly and welcoming.

Our room was above the neighbouring restaurant, but that was not a problem. The room was very clean and tidy.

The buffet breakfast was OK, but nothing special, especially for the cost of a night's stay.
We also thought that $25 for car parking was steep too.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you are after basic accommodation then this is ideal. However we were travelling with friends for a big birthday and to check in on a saturday night and go to the room to find it is a square concrete box, not much bigger than the two double beds, with the blind down.....for good reason, the view was of the bins in an alley way, it was not the check in we expected. Our friends room was exactly the same. They did manage to change our rooms to "studios" which had more room (someone to lay a suitcase was all we needed) however had to pay 50 dollars a night. The studios were in a another building down the street, the otherside of the car park. Still no great view (an alleyway and the door where all the cleaners smoke) but it was slightly better. At no point did the manager ever come and find us, even though we asked to speak with him. It was a case of take your money and that's it. Unusual for America. I booked through Virgin Holidays - cannot beleive they use this hotel, not up to their standard.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Ocean Five Hotel

Address: 436 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > South Pointe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#88 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Five Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an excellent Miami Beach location on Ocean Drive, in the Art Deco District, we are steps away from South Beach shopping, gourmet dining, a chic nightlife, and miles of golden Atlantic sand beaches. At the same time, here is the surprisingly tranquil area of well-known Ocean Drive, SoFi – South of Fifth. Within our Art Deco setting (origin, 1936) we welcome guests seeking an unpretentious, uncomplicated boutique hotel with attentive service. An Authentic Experience… the Essence of South Beach!Italian travertine marble floors, original artwork and handcrafted furniture in each guestroom and suite are enhanced by rich colors. South Florida views and the warm reception by our staff please all guests, and we offer complimentary daily breakfast and WiFi Internet. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA) and 15 minutes from the Port of Miami. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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