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“Nice hotel, excellent staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1437 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #7 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
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Windsor, Canada
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“Nice hotel, excellent staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided on staying at Z Ocean after reading through so many mixed trip advisor reviews for hotels in South Beach. While initially put off by the entrance to the hotel, we did find that it was really well situated for getting around South Beach. The hotel isn't directly on the beach but there was beach access quite literally 3 minutes walk away and great beach services that were shared with the Betsy hotel. The hotel itself had a good restaurant for breakfast and lunch (not too pricey either) and had a nice calm pool area with very friendly and attentive staff. In general, we were very impressed by the level of service offered by everyone at the hotel. The hotel concierge, Mickey, was great for finding tickets to the Miami Heat and for suggesting other things to do in the area. The rooms themselves were nice and clean, with balconies offering sun loungers. The bathroom, which wasn't perhaps private enough for our own liking all the time, did have a lovely wet room/shower. The few minor issues (one unclean pillowcase at arrival and a fellow guest talking loudly by the pool area at 2am) were dealt with very quickly and professionally by the staff. Having never stayed in South Beach before, I can't really comment on the value of the hotel with regards to price but I think it was fair with regards to rooms and services and would definitely recommend the hotel strongly based on our experiences with its staff.

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking the pool area which was mostly very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Good Afternoon NoName311,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us. We are extremely thrilled that you found our staff to be excellent. We are glad Mickey was able to help with the Miami Heat tickets. Hopefully we see you soon here at the Z Ocean. We hope we were able to create fond memories of your stay with us.

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

fantastic hotel and friendly, helpful staff. also recommend the front porch café for a lazy breakfast (French toast =om nom nom)
the room was really cool, great size and the hot tub was like icing on a cake. the view from our room wasn't amazing (a/c units) but the morning parrots made up for that!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Good Afternoon cavyclaire,

We are extremely happy you enjoyed that French Toast at the Front Porch Cafe. It is absolutely delicious! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The room with the hot tub is a very enjoyable room. Hopefully you return to the Z Ocean in the future to enjoy it once more!

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This hotel does not have the greatest entrance ,which is not helped by the road repairs ongoing when we visited .However once inside the Z hotel is wonderful . Very well staffed ,who are helpful and knowledgeable .the rooms are superb, make sure you are at least on the second or third floors . One thing you simply must do is visit the hotels cafe/restaurant and have a plateful of their green eggs ......delicious with super service.

Room Tip: Get a high room
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Good Afternoon Ellen1331,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Z Ocean Hotel. We are hopefully the city of Miami finishes the road construction sooner rather then later. The Front Porch Cafe is such a treat and those Green Eggs are one of the best selling plates they have. Hopefully we see you soon here at the Z Ocean Hotel.

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My fiancé and I stayed at the Z Ocean Hotel for 4 nights Fri 03-21 to 03-24...we had never stayed here before but as a IHG platinum member I wanted to give it a try. We had a partial ocean rooftop suite and it was absolutely fantastic! Your own patio off the bedroom and a spiral staircase to a spacious rooftop area with a hot tub and sun beds overlooking the ocean and city-the most unique hotel room we have ever stayed at and we have stayed at some very nice ones. In addition to the room the entire staff was friendly every day and greeted you with a warm smile and friendly hello. The Front Porch Cafe was very nice and convenient...very good food...great happy hour with drink specials and half priced appetizers. They close around 11pm but if you want to grab a drink there are numerous places within a short walk if you want to head out or go up and enjoy a drink in your room. We walked the beach a lot and checked the other hotels down the beach and we were so glad that we picked the Z Ocean Hotel-we thought it was by far the nicest hotel with the best location. When we come back to South Beach we will stay here again without question!

Room Tip: Choose the rooftop suite!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Good Afternoon Mark H,

We are extremely thrilled to hear that your fiance and yourself considered the Z Ocean Hotel as a "Great Hotel". First , thank you for taking the time to write a review on your past stay with us. Second, thank you for being such a loyal IHG Platinum Rewards Member. We are glad you enjoyed our best seller room the partial ocean view rooftop room. Hopefully when you do return to South Beach we are going to be your number one choice! Please be assured that your review will be shared with the entire staff. Anything we can assist you with in the future, please do not hesitate to contact a representative of the Z Ocean Hotel! Welcome to the Z Ocean family!

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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Dublin, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Cool little boutique hotel right in the middle of all the South Beach drama.
But you would never know it if you just wanted to hang out in your cozy King bed or sit out on the Lanai and take a quick dip in the pool a few steps away.
Kudos to whoever designed the walls.
Aside from a few doors closing about the only thing I ever heard was one screaming pi**ed off little infant who wanted his breakfast ... NOW. As you know the little ones can approach decibel levels on par with your average jetliner when motivated lol. Aside from that blissful peace and quiet.
Even had a party going in the room next door most of one night. Barely even heard the base from the stereo.
And when you're ready to plunge into the mad circus that is South Beach it is literally steps outside your door.
What's not to like ?
... well the minibar is very well stocked with enough alcoholic beverages to stage your very own "club nite" but it could benefit from a few Diet Cokes for the sundrenched beachgoer to come home to .... and puh-leeze make sure you keep ahead on restocking those made for midnight snacking Peanut M&M's
I'll be back to check ... thank uuuuu ....... ;)

Room Tip: Lanai suite. Check in to your room and be at the pool in five minutes flat.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Good Afternoon Michael C,

We would like to thank you for writing such a wonderful review for us! We truly do hope that you return to see if the minibar is stocked to your liking! Hopefully next time there will not be a screaming little infant. We are glad you enjoyed your King Suite room and the pool. Welcome to the Z Ocean Family. Anything we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact the hotel directly.

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Concierge was great, he made tour and dining reservations for us. Hallways were freezing. Rooms are spacious & clean. Very close to the beach where lounge chairs & towels are available for hotel guests. Starbucks across the street, shopping & dining are walking distance. The only drawback was the noise on Ocean Blvd at night.

Room Tip: Rooms on Ocean Street are noisy at night.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Good Morning Catherine C,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us here at the Z Ocean Hotel. We are delighted that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The Z Ocean is ideally located with the beach being very close as well as dining options. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have stayed here a few times either for several nights or as in this case just passing through.

This hotel always manages to excel. The rooms are slick, full of style and class and the small size of the hotel means privacy and none of the noise and distractions can pierce the calm of the poolside.

The restaurant is so good that the concierge in another hotel we stayed at actually recommended it for breakfast over his own establishment! Lunches and dinners are simple and well made with nice flavours.

We will be back without a doubt. Top notch and we love the attention to detail like a suite with a Jacuzzi on the balcony. Truly this place made us feel special.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ZFOM, Front Office Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Good Morning FrequentTraveller921,

We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Z Ocean. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant and room. We take your word on it that you will be back. We would love to see you back at the Z Ocean Hotel.

Warm Regards,
Z Ocean Hotel Management
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Address: 1437 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#5 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Z Ocean Hotel South Beach 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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