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“We enjoyed our stay and would return” 4 of 5 stars
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The Garden Hotel South Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1050 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5018 (Formerly Wyndham Garden Hotel Miami South Beach)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our stay and would return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited to meet up with fmaily and have a vacation. So please we booked this hotel, we June 2013 - stayed in the Taft building our room was very clean. The only thing I would say there was no where to hang dry out wet clothes (no balconies) but apart from that the hoetl was fine and the service very good. I would recommed having the upgrade in breakfast for 4 dollars you cant complain!! I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Maria and Chan who served breakfast with a big smile everyday !! lovely ladies.......

The resort if fab some places can be a little expensive so shop around. I would recommed a visit to Mangos (FAB!!!) Fit dancers. If you do get a change definately visit Key West (3hrs away by car) We will definately be returning next year !!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GardenHotelMiami, General Manager at The Garden Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your review of our property. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, that our staff was helpful and you were able to take advantage of the breakfast buffet upgrade! Take care.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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36 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I booked this room on Hotwire and as such, Hotwire did not reveal the hotel until after I purchased. Based on the photos I saw on TripAdvisor, I thought it'd be a nice place to stay. Overall, I'm happy to have stayed here. The location is great with many restaurant options along Washington Ave as well as being only a 5-7 minute walk from the beach.

I did have the fortune of not running into any critters during my stay, but that just might be a SoBe thing. Not to digress too much, my friend stayed at the much more luxurious King & Grove Tides and saw a roach in his room.

Checking in took all of about five minutes. The hotel is actually several buildings of rooms. I stayed in the Davis Building. During my stay, the lobby area of the Davis Building smelled of mildew, but the smell didn't go past the staircase and into the rooms.

Our room was cosy, but very comfortable...the decor is quirky but works very well with the ambiance of the hotel.

Breakfast comes in two options: a basic continental option (pastries, yoghurt and coffee) and for $4.75 more, you can opt for the warm buffet (eggs, bacon, etc).

All in all, I'd stay here again given the price and location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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GardenHotelMiami, General Manager at The Garden Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thanks for the review and detailing your experience. We are sure this review will help other travelers looking to stay with us. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our location and breakfast upgrades during your time here and we are happy you chose The Garden for your stay. Should you choose to return to Miami Beach, be sure to email us at sales@gardenhotelmiami.com and let us know you are a returning guest. We'd love to see you again.
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Miami Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We are Miami locals, for our staycation we searched for a hotel on Miami Beach that would give us great value and still maintain a nice establishment. The Garden was a perfect escape to the beach for the weekend. The service was very personable and the rooms were well kept. Very satisfied with the overall experience and value of the hotel. Location is probably the best feature of the hotel. Located across the street from the MB police department and old town hall square. Walking distance to everything!! Planning on escaping there again soon.

Room Tip: We got a room in Kenmore. Wasn't too fond of the smell of the old building but you only deal wi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GardenHotelMiami, General Manager at The Garden Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted you had a wonderful couples vacation and appreciate the feedback. Please visit us again soon!
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Hotel in great location. Rooms could do with improving bathrooms very small shaving plug looked a bit dangerous as it was hanging part way off the wall. Corridor outside room smelt very musty Beds very comfy though and nice pool and patio area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, July 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. As we use these reviews to help improve our accommodations and services, we are also taking the time to make the necessary improvements to our rooms and common areas. I'm happy to see that you were able to enjoy the benefits of our location and relaxing pool area. Should you want to return, please send us an email at sales@gardenhotelmiami.com and let us know you are a returning guest.
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Munich, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Apart the location there is nthing really nice in this hotel. the rooms are dirty and full of ants. i was even afraid to ake my clothes out of my luggage keeping in mind they could run between my clothes.
the bathroom was very small and not really nice. everything seems so much used already in this hotel. there is always a strange smell and the air co in the rooms is from the last 20 years i guess.
it was so loud you count really sleep.
breakfast is poor. if you want to use the whole buffett you should pay 4 dollar although i paid for my stay INCLUDING breakfast. i really cant recommend this hotel, if you go for a holiday where you want to relax. the location of course in the middle of south beach means that the weekends are all over party people and it is very loud. not to forget if you rent a car there is NO official parking place provided by the hotel. there is a parking garage next to the police building, opposite of the hotel, were you have to pay at least 20 dollar for a night. really expensive. no possibilty to park on the street as all over tow away zone or you pay a hell for 30min.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 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, July 9, 2013
We apologize for not meeting your expectations and understand there are specific things we should be taking care of at this time. As the summer months approach us, we are taking this time to make the necessary improvements, cosmetic and beyond. I did want to address the parking. Unfortunately there is no free parking in the City of Miami Beach, However, our hotel now offers valet for guests. We do hope that you were able to enjoy the benefits of our location and the upgraded breakfast during your stay. Should you want to speak further about this please feel free to email us at sales@gardenhotelmiami.com .
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The Garden hotel is a cute little hotel but it needs major improvements! I stayed here June 6-10 2013 the first room I stayed in had a crack on the counter in the bathroom.. The chair to the desk was completely damaged and need to be thrown out! We had to switch rooms because there were bugs all over the desk couldn't tell what they were! The guy at the front desk was very quick to get if another room but the same issues occurred with the bugs! There were no elevators as well! I don't think it was worth the $600 at all and that was the sell price!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, July 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. As summer approaches we are taking this time to make the necessary improvements you spoke of in your review. We apologize for the issues you may have had but are proud of our front desk team for handling them to the best of their ability. If you would like to speak further about this please feel free to email us at sales@gardenhotelmiami.com. We would love an opportunity to show you a better future stay at a discounted rate.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Despite the need for property upgrades, the staff were friendly, honest and responsive. We enjoyed our stay and will consider again largely because of the professionals who make every effort to provide a quality experience. Kudos to Mildred and Chan, these women go the extra mile with a smile...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GardenHotelMiami, General Manager at The Garden Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear guest:

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are happy to hear our staff was able to meet or exceed your expectations and contribute to your overall experience. Please visit us 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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#77 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Garden Hotel South Beach 3.5*
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
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