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“Great beach hotel stuck in the 70's” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Miami Beach North

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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 #167 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
New South Wales, Australia
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“Great beach hotel stuck in the 70's”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value hotel only around $100 a night and you really get what you pay for reasonable bed fairly large room the air conditioner worked well but sounded like a Mack truck bathroom hasn't been updated since the 1970's great view from the room of North Miami beach no verandah saline all a good value beach hotel to enjoy the city

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the newest hotel. Not the hottest South Beach location. But a great alternative if you do not want bad surprises for something unknown. Good hotel, good location, nice overall structure. The good classic building is just at the beach and between Bal Harbour and South Beach.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

as for miami beach very cozy and quiet place. 5 min to the ocean, breakfast average level. staff helping, but not very mush assisting. as i arriving first time, meeting home security office at the door was a bit scary experience. the window frames, and bathroom, floor would need some renovation. no complains on bed size or quality for good sleep. every time go to ocean need to pay usd 5 for sunbed. there is a tennis court just across the road, perfect for those who would like to practice during the stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the cheapest hotel on miami beach.i found a room for 100 a night with ocean view for 6 peoples.The restaurant is very coll with american classic car to get sit and get a good food.THey have a pool bar with drinks and the pool i great.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we selected this hotel to enjoy the beach, but they were not able to provide beach chair or towels whereas they charge 13$ for the same, very old construction,house keeping staff is hopeless even the staff at reception is rude, they charge extra for parking around $13 per night.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

...Who wants to stay in the room all the time in Miami anyways ..its not terrible but its not the kind of hotel you stay at to have down time at the hotel...the wifi is pretty bad but i found this at many of the Howard Johnson hotels... the food at the restaurant near the pool is awesome!!! Finally semi healthy food ..burgers that actually have salad on them...however judging from the people I traveled with don't order when they are busy! they are understaffed and you'll be waiting forever...also the rooms some have a problem with paint flaking from the roof...I personally wouldn't want to breathe that in for long..
great location..short distance to the esplanade on the beach has a pool if you need one..

Room Tip: Get a room that looks over the ocean obviously ..or there's a creepy forest view on one side of...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The hotel is looking dated although this can be excused to a certain extend due the price being pretty cheap for a reasonably good location.
When we arrived the hotel had lost our booking which eventually seemed to have been caused by a change in the franchise owner. After initially being very unhelpful the manager found us the three rooms we had originally booked.
Good location for the beach and only a short drive to a decent election of restaurants.

Stayed August 2014
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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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#101 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Miami Beach North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 225
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Dezerland Beach Miami Beach
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Dezerland Beach And Spa
Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa
Howard Johnson Miami Beach
Miami Beach Howard Johnson

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