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“So so” 3 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Plaza Miami Beach North
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   8701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #166 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“So so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I stayed there with my dance group (15 girls) after our world championship. It was nice and clean, but I stayed without my (Hello Kitty :P) pijama..also my codancer stayed without teddybear she bought..so i think one o the staff was taking the things for her children :)))

Although I loved the pool and the bar which is built in the 50's era that I adore :) The good thing is also the nearby of the beautiful Miami beach:)

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

stayed at this with thomson it is a few miles from somewhere to eat.
got charged for parking.
bar staff not very helpful.
breakfast was not very good not much on it. had a meal by the pool in the evening was ok. everyone must order takeaways had 5 flyers pushed under door.
the room was big clean beds where lovely and clean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I am not sure how they get away with calling this a resort and spa. It is more like a motel. But for the price it is clean, the a/c worked, and the beds were comfortable. It needs and upgrade. The staff are not friendly at all and the concierge were not very helpful. Don't book any of the tours they offer, you can book the same things downtown through other companies for half the price. You need a coupon for the "free" continental breakfast and we were not given any coupons or told this until the last day. The ceiling in the diner leaked and the diner smelled like old cooking oil. Overall, for the price this is a clean place to stay and you are probably not going to be in the room much anyway. And there is a local bus stop right across from the hotel that will take you to South Beach for $2 because the hotel shuttle only runs twice a day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

No need remodeling. It needs to be demolished to build ONE brand new hotel . The staff at the front desk is not professional . I really had a very bad experience . Fortunately , I spent one night only.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Dezerland Beach And Spa
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Dezerland Beach Miami Beach
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Dezerland Beach
Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa
Howard Johnson Miami Beach
Miami Beach Howard Johnson
Address: 8701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#91 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#166 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Miami Beach North 2.5*
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