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“Funky, affordable and in a great spot” 5 of 5 stars
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The Garden Hotel South Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1050 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5018 (Formerly Wyndham Garden Hotel Miami South Beach)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Funky, affordable and in a great spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is really 5 small deco buildings fronting Washington Street. It used to be a Wyndham and is now independent. New owners have done a great job! We stayed in the first building, which has had a sleek South Beach-style makeover. The lobby is a sophisticated green and plum, while our room was two tones of miami aqua. Loved it! Rooms are small, but clean and just fine. Big bed was comfy. The location is in the heart of everything--we walked a few blocks to dinner in wonderful Espanola Way, suggested by front desk. Staff was very courteous and helpful. We booked this room late via a search engine, and thought the $131 price was great for the location. Free wifi, yay. It has a pretty little pool out front that people were enjoying. I had the buffet breakfast in one of the other little buildings of the hotel ($13) and it was yummy, including all u can eat scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, chocolate croissants, Starbucks coffee. You could eat inside or out under the trees on Washington, which was a great option. The hotel has a little area on 11th (at Washington) where you can pull up in your car to check in and unload luggage. There's no hotel parking, but there are a couple of nearby options and the desk staff can help you figure out the best one for you. (If your stay is really short, like our less than 24 hour one, the open parking lot with meters might be the best bet.) The only con I can offer is that the elevator was out of order while we were there.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gardenhotelmiami, General Manager at The Garden Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Nothing is more satisfying than the pleasure of serving. Meeting the expectations of our guests is what we strive for and work hard to achieve. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review. We hope you come back again in the future. We are making changes and hope our guests will enjoy them. Take care!
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The hotel is a set of art deco style buildings with outside entries. he rooms are large and reasonably clean but not upscale by any measure. If what you want is a comfortable bed with room to spread out than this hotel may work for you.
The room rates reflect the fact that this is not a four star venue. But if you're on a budget this is a good value.
South Beach gets pretty edgy once you leave Ocean Drive. The hotel is directly across from the Police Station so that helps. I always felt safe but I'm 6'1" and 240 lbs!
Parking is a nightmare - you will need to find a public garage and be prepared to park up to 6 blocks from the hotel!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gardenhotelmiami, General Manager at The Garden Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your thoughts and impressions of what our hotel offered you.

Take care and we hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about The Garden Hotel South Beach

Address: 1050 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5018 (Formerly Wyndham Garden Hotel Miami South Beach)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#73 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Garden Hotel South Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our boutique hotel in Miami Beach is designed as an oasis for travelers who desire an escape from the common hotel, yet still value traditional services and hospitality. With a fresh, innovative appearance, well-appointed rooms and a casually-sophisticated atmosphere, our South Beach hotel can transform your trip into a time of inspiration and renewal. Vacationers looking for lodging in South Beach can appreciate our hotel's ideal location within walking distance of the beach, the Bass Museum, beautiful Art Deco homes and Ocean Drive's many famous attractions. Upscale fashion boutiques are at your fingertips when you stay here, with the Lincoln Road Mall and Collins Avenue shopping district less than a mile from the hotel. Our Miami Beach accommodations also offer quick access to the Port of Miami, where cruise ships dock for boarding. For the very best in Miami Beach accommodations, choose the The Garden Hotel South Beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bel Aire South Beach Miami
Bel Aire South Beach Hotel

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