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Washington Park
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1050 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5018 (Formerly The Garden Hotel South Beach)   |  
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Ranked #139 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Stay Elsewhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place seems ok on the website but it is undoing construction and is a mess. The room we had had a ridiculously small bathroom with no exhaust fan and the windows in the whole room were sealed shut. The whole place smelled of mildew obviously due to the lack of exhaust. The internet was basically non existent and the shower would take around 10 minutes before the water turned warm. The staff we nice enough except one. It was a great location which is the only thing going for it. Just not a pleasant place to relax you would better off staying in a resort.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Loved the place, location and breakfast. We didn't know the pool was undergoing repairs so they gave us an upgrade and the room was just perfect and very clean. Only thing is that it didn't have a mini fridge so you couldn't really have any cold water or soda in your room.
Only a couple of blocks away from the beach and Ocean Drive, and 7 blocks away from Lincoln rd. and Collins ave. Great location!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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121 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for one night before a cruise. The room was small but clean & looked cheerful. The air-conditioner in the room was very noisy. There was no lift in the hotel & the corridors smelt old & musty. The internet didn’t work when we arrived (or for the whole time we were there) & the staff seemed disinterested when we let them know it wasn’t working. Breakfast was basic but adequate.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Hialeah, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Hello, Me and my Gf were a guest last weekend at this hotel. An employee name Carol Montes upgraded our room to a king suite because she saw that it was my birthday and me and my gf were celebrating it in Miami. I was extremely shocked when she helped us out with an upgrade. Carol also had an employee name Israel help us out with our luggages. If I were to complain about something it would be that the wifi wasn't working well but thank god that their is a Starbucks down the street that has great wifi connection. I noticed that the hotel was going through renovations but the noise did not disturb me and my stay was very good overall. Great hotel to stay at with great employees. I recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Prescot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

When we arrived, there was some renovation work taking place, so the pool was not available. But the staff were fantastic on reception and went the extra mile to make our visit special.

Our room was clean, tidy and had all the necessary extras to make it a comfortable stay. It was quiet, well decorated and airy. We only stayed one night as we were cruising the next day. There is a minibus service to the cruise terminal which was very reasonable. The hotel is a five minute walk, if you are walking slowly from south beach, but although there are lots of bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk, there was very little outside noise. The only problem I could see was car parking, but we dropped our hire car off within minutes of arriving.

The breakfast was basic but for a little extra, there were options available, and there is a lovely diner opposite the hotel.. All in all a lovely stay and an ideally located hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Rhode Island
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139 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Garden Hotel South Beach in February, a return trip after staying there in March of 2013. We were combining a stay in Miami with a business trip elsewhere in Florida, and unfortunately the boat show was in town during the only time we had to spend there and prices were sky-high. We paid $359 a night Feb. 14-16 and $199 on Feb. 17, the night the boat show left! The reasons we returned are the location, a couple of blocks from the beach and right in the middle of the deco district so we could walk to everything; the funky deco-ness of the small but clean and cheerful rooms; and the pool, lounging and breakfast area right on Washington Street. Also, during a normal, non-boat-show week, the price is under $200. That said, this property is undergoing massive renovation. It consists of 4 small buildings that operate as one hotel (it used to be the Wyndham until last year). Last March, we stayed at the building farthest to the north, while everything else was being worked on. We pretty much assumed construction would be done by now. Don't assume! It turns out that the owner is trying to persuade the historic district to let an additional floor be added to the back of a couple of the buildings; that approval has taken forever and in order to do it the foundations have to be shored up, one of the employees explained. The buildings are on the Deco District historic tour; the tour explains what's going on and goes inside the Coral Building, where (free) breakfast is served, and indeed it is made of coral. Last year the pool was open; this year it was closed and in the construction area. If a pool is critical, call ahead. But the beach is very close and the hotel provides towels and chairs. There are chaise longues and tables and chairs in the lounging area in front of the hotel, and we sat out there and read a couple of times. If you have a car, you can park it at a public garage about a block away for about $20 a night. It's my opinion that the hotel tries to isolate its guests from the construction, at least on the weekend; we weren't bothered by any noise. The employees are friendly and there are always free apples and oranges in the lobby. One caveat: They charged us over and above what we had agreed to through booking.com, accidentally charging us $359 instead of $199 for the final night. When I called about this the day after we left, they said they'd check on it and call me back, which they never did. I called a week later and they refunded the extra charge to my credit card, supposedly. All in all, this place is going to be awesome when and if it ever gets done, but then I probably won't be able to afford it!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Warren, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You cannot fault The Garden for their location. This area of Washington Ave. is quiet and clean, you're right across the street from the amazing Le Chic French Bakery (perfect for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner), you're a block from David's (a great spot for a Cuban or Media Noche, as well as late-night cortaditos), you're a short distance from Espanola Way, you're one minute on foot from the beach (a great way to spend the afternoon making your wife happy is walking north on the beach, doing the whole Lincoln Rd. shopping thing, and then walking south on the beach or taking Washington to see what else is open), the Wolfsonian is right across the street, a city-owned parking garage is only a block away, and you aren't too far from the A1A/mainland access for trips to Calle Ocho. The hotel itself features a nice outside patio & pool area which is great when you just want to drink a coffee, smoke a cigar, listen to some music, people watch and relax, and the rooms are clean, relatively updated in quaint SoBe decor, quiet and comfortable (you're in Miami - how much time are you really going to spend in your room?). After two straight trips of staying here, both for business and pleasure, I won't be going elsewhere... The neighborhood is great, the staff is great, the rooms are exactly what I'm looking for, and for me - mid-30s non-clubbing type - The Garden offers the sort of Miami vibe that I'm looking for.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1050 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5018 (Formerly The Garden Hotel 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:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#63 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#85 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4 star — Washington Park 4*
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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Bel Aire South Beach Miami
Bel Aire South Beach Hotel

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