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“Nice Little Hotel in SoBe” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Victor
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #73 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice Little Hotel in SoBe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Hotel Victor is one of the older Art Deco Hotels in South Beach but has recently had most of its rooms and many of the common areas remodeled. I like the location of the hotel right on Ocean Drive and across from the massive South Miami Beach.

I didn't like the way that my room was organized, and the bathrooms use the European half-glass shower over bathtub concept that I never understand - everything still gets wet. In this case for the sake of style, the old high sided tub was maintained, making it difficult to get in or out of the shower without some fear for falling. Likewise, there's just no surface space on which to put your shaving or makeup kit, even though the bath area had lots of room.

The pool area, bar area and the wonderful Bice Restaurant that's attached, are very well done and you'll like - maybe even love - the interesting food they offer. The quality is very good and it's a good choice for your breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can make many other choices nearby, but you won't find better quality.

I liked the staff, and found everyone to be helpful and friendly. I was a bit put off by the very high prices for parking my car - but then, this is SoBe and the prices for everything there are higher than normal and you ought to be prepared for it.

One last comment, every restaurant and bar in the area automatically includes a service charge, be careful that you don't double tip - as it's not the norm in the US and after making this mistake the first morning and later learning of it - I realized that no one from that time forward ever reminded me - or corrected me when I started to add an additional 18% or so onto the bill. Buyer beware.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Friend of mine stayed there one weekend, thought the accommodations were okay so since I am looking for a new place to work, I thought it may be a great place to work. They recently posted an for front desk agents. Charley, the front office mgr and other staff members did not welcome my inquiry at all, even though I have 3 yrs current hotel front desk experience. Their demeanor said it all. Was it the color of my skin???? You don't have to ever worry about me referring any guests to that hotel!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I checked into the Victor for two nights, recently. My basic thought on this hotel is that the day-to-day management is a disorganized mess. First, at 8:30AM on a Sunday, I called and asked to have some trousers laundered (there was no bag or slip in the closet). Someone arrived and took the pants away, and I was promised they would be returned later in the early evening. Later that same day, at about 2PM, the room still had not been made up. I went down to the front desk (because calling anyone on the hotel phone is pointless - no one ever answers, as other reviewers here have noted), and was told someone would be up shortly. By 6PM, no one had arrived to make up the room. I went downstairs again, and was told someone would make up the room in "two minutes." At 6:45PM, the room had still not been cleaned. I went downstairs to the front desk again, and complained (now a third time). Finally, the room was made up when I was out, but only in the most rudimentary way. The towels were replaced, yet the sheets weren't changed, nor was the bathroom cleaned. And somehow, my razor wound up on the floor. At about 9PM, I remembered about my trousers, so downstairs I went again to find out where they were. I was then called on my room phone about 15 minutes later to be told that the trousers had never been sent out. They were returned still soiled. When I checked out, I asked for an itemized bill. I was told that there was none - that it was prepaid. This seemed highly unusual to me - I travel for business and always receive an itemized bill. After I checked out, I realized from the form I was given, that the front desk guy had given me the wrong room bill. I then asked my travel agent to have them comp me one night's stay given the joke of a service they offered. They offered instead to refund parking and the "resort fee". My advice: this an expensive hotel and not worth it. Find another property in South Beach that is professionally managed, and where you are getting the services you pay for.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Had an excellent experience at the Hotel Victor in Miami Beach. The new renovation is very appealing and neat. The staff especially "Alex," the Concierge were very friendly and welcoming! We have stayed at quite a few hotels in Miami Beach, but the "Hotel Victor," has the best location, staff and accomodations. Highly Recommend this to anyone!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Strasbourg, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Nice hotel on Ocean Drive, one of the nicest
Free Wifi in the room
Choice between two breakfeast
A good place to stay in Miami
The restaurant is good
Staff is helpful
Private swimming pool on second floor

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Everything at hotel victor was simply perfect. Very nice atmosphere, the rooms are designed in a way so that everyone can see the pool, pool design and furniture choice are outstanding. Liked it a lot. The breakfast was good. Not a buffet. Would definitely come back again

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Very nice boutique hotel directly on Ocean Drive, free WiFi in room, breakfast was good (choice of Continental or American), friendly and helpful staff, baby bed was provided free of charge
Only negative point: when we arrived, we had to call housekeeping to give the carpet in the room some vacuum cleaning.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Victor

Address: 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#46 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#56 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#59 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Victor 4.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on South Beach’s famed Ocean Drive, Hotel Victor offers the ultimate in style and luxury to Miami’s traveling elite. Steps from beautiful Miami Beach, this iconic hotel originally opened in 1936 and was restored in 2013, by renowned designer Yabu Pushelberg. Hotel Victor’s lavish interior aesthetic artfully complements the architecture of its storied past, while providing guests’ their heart’s desire in state-of-the-art comforts. Hotel Victor’s labyrinth of facilities will tempt all to relax in true South Beach style, whether it be in the large, lofty lobby, on the two floors of sophisticated lounge space, or poolside, on the sunbathing deck. The hotel’s premium amenities include SpaV, a 6,000 square foot subterranean oasis of rejuvenation; open-air Vue Bar and Lounge, also designed by Jacques Garcia; as well as approximately 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor upscale meeting space. Hotel Victor is the perfect choice for any South Beach Miami leisure escape, event, or business destination. •Custom made furniture by Yabu Pushelberg•24 hour Concierge Service•On-site Spa•Year round access to 2nd floor Pool and lounge• 24 hours Business Centre• WiFi Access ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Victor Hotel Miami Beach
Hyatt Miami Beach
Hotel Victor Miami

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