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“TERRIBLE HOTEL MORE LIKE A BOARDING HOUSE” 1 of 5 stars
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Ocean Surf Blue
2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   7436 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141   |  
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“TERRIBLE HOTEL MORE LIKE A BOARDING HOUSE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is the worst hotel I have EVER stepped foot in. Our shower floor was black....there were stains on the counter in the little cubby whole they called a bathroom. There was only ONE elevator that could only fit two of us at a time. We left because we were scared to let our skin touch the bed!!! Horrible experience for the little bit of time we were there. They should tear this place down and completely remodel it. I promise you there is NOTHING about this hotel you would like unless you are a run away or dont have a place to live. I would give this place negative stars but thats not an option unfortunately!!! I wish I would have taken photos but I was too much in shock.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nice Art Deco hotel for the price. Clean and staff friendly. I have been there 3 times and would go back. Beach across the parking and bicycle path near. Shopping all around and close to everything. The only downside is the noise due to the age of the building build in 1940. But there is so many things to see that this is only a minor detail. Anne

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

First do not be fooled, this same hotel is called "Ocean Surf Hotel" too, and this place is horrible! The pictures displayed do not match how the hotel actually looks. The receptionists are rude, the rooms are tiny, and it is not safe. The hotel is run down, and dirty. Also smells very musky, for breakfast they serve toast, tiny prepackaged muffins and if you're lucky a small orange. It is not a family friendly hotel, it is mostly people wanting to party. It's not in a convenient area, is it across the street from the beach? Yes, but that it THE only positive thing about this hotel. To sum it up DO NOT STAY HERE!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Westernport, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Our first time in Miami,,,,and after our experience at this hotel probably our last!!!! The people at the reception desk were very rude and uncaring. Our room was filthy. We kept our shoes on to avoid walking across the carpet which was dirty, torn and pieces actually missing!! Breakfast consisted of toast and coffee...we wouldn't have wanted to eat in that place anyway. The whole place smelled terrible. We would have gladly found accomodations elsewhere but were told no refunds. Checked out early and spent time at the airport rather than staying any longer in this disgusting place. Advertisement for this hotel was false and misleading.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A terrible, run-down old hotel! The people at reception could either not speak English or were very unfriendly.
It looked like instead of cleaning, they simply painted over the dirt! The carpet was so dirty, I always wore shoes and was afraid to look under the beds'!!! Our room was small with old furniture and not very clean. The bathroom was very nostalgic....just like back in the 70´s! I don´t think anything has been updated or repaired since then. There was mold all around the bathtub and shower area. The window could not be opened, the rather old A/C unit was loud. SCAREY!
Breakfast was toast, jam in small plastic packages, pre-packaged muffins, fruit if you were early (they ran out of it fast!), coffee...that was about it! All of this served in an unfriendly atmosphere... a few folding chairs and small tables on the front porch where quickly filled, so a lot of guests just sat on the steps to eat! No attempt to improve the situation by the hotel staff. There was, however, free WiFi!
Parking was difficult...you could only park 6 hrs ( after 8am) so we had to come back to fill the meter!
Actually, the area here was not too bad...beach across the street, nice walking, jogging paths. the area seems to be up and coming....a new apt house was just finished 2 properties down....I think the owners of this hotel are just waiting for the next developer to offer them a million for thier property!
All in all.....do NOT book this hotel!! You would be better off to book at the Day´s Inn next door...at a cheaper price...it looked quite nice.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

ABSOLUTELY GROSS! I would give it 0 stars if possible. 149.00 per night and would not refund any of 4 nights...lesson learned!!! Staff did not care that we had no hot water. Lied to other expedia who we booked thru, who also did nothing to rectify situation! Had to re-book elsewhere same night as my 14 yr old son was so grossed out that even if there had been hot water...he said he would wash in ocean. NEVER AGAIN!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7436 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 60 Specialty lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Surf Blue 2*
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