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“Friendly staff, quiet location, but basic accommodations” 4 of 5 stars
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Century Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Pointe)   |  
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Ranked #151 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, quiet location, but basic accommodations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This location is good if you want to be close to a beach access, within walking distance of the action, but far enough away that you can get some sleep if you want to. Beach and park are across the street as well as a Starbucks if you need to nurse your addiction.

I stayed at this hotel after a cruise to enjoy South Beach for an additional few days and found the staff to be amazingly warm and accommodating. If you have a wish, they will do everything they can to make it happen. This is also one of the very few hotels that offers some sort of breakfast, a little extra bonus if you stay. I also enjoyed the bathroom amenities-high quality shampoo, conditioner & soap-citrus scent so both men & women can use (just a tip to help you reduce packing additional liquids if traveling by air).

Room location is important, we were in room 103 & had noise from the hotel ice machine all night and the condensation line drained directly into our bathroom plumbing so it sounded like the toilet was running loudly constantly. The window in this room also faces the adjacent restaurant patio, so we had commotion until about 2 am. This will not bother people who are staying in odd numbered rooms beyond 105. At the time of our stay in January 2014, there appeared to be the beginnings of a foundation being prepared for new construction on a building to the even numbered room side-nothing was happening during our visit, but you may want to inquire prior to booking your reservation for noise purposes.

Would I stay here again? Yes, but not in room 103.
Was it a good bargain? It was one of the most affordably priced in South Beach and on Ocean Drive, so yes.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Location is nice.. Rooms werent very clean. Attitude of staff was terrible. Expect zero customer service. They try to smile but do NOTHING. My family had a remeber who felt sick and needed additional blanket for night - the response I got was " this is miami...people dont cover as its hot" - they are running Mickey mouse business with 1 cleaning lady, and no service to offer to people. Terrible attitude and NO HELP from staff. I regret spending the night... Breakfast was limited and terrible as usual. I would HIGHLY recommend spend extra $60 and spend night at marriot accross the street. If you dont need service, just want to come, dump stuff, go to beach, this is a hotel for you, only because of location. Dont expect any service - have kids? Choose a different hotel!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a long weekend and chose the Century Hotel for it's price and location. We had a great time, everything worked, it was clean and the front of house staff we're friendly and helpful (the valet even fetched some shoes I'd left in my car)!
There was No Blind in the bathroom. They should change that.
There was also no elevator and they don't offer to help you with your bags, but for us that was fine. If you want luxury this probably isn't the place, if you want a clean, safe, bright room that's next to the SoBe nightlife and the beach, this is it!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgeport, WV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed here the night before departing miami for a cruise. We wanted to be on the main drag but didnt want to spend a fortune. The century filled that need. It wasnt plush, but it was clean. It was in a great location too. Within walking distance of many restaurants. Beach is right across the street and theres a starbucks right there too. We would stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Long Island City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Poor poor conditions, dirty room, unfriendly people, I tried to move to other room but they never have time for customers. I will never stay in this dump again. There are so many hotels in the area, there is no need to pay that much for bad service. Best advise, stay away!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

- poor breakfast (plasatic spoon and forks);
- room conditons were in they best 50 years ago;
- conditioner is very noisy.
Location (South Beach) is only advantage.
Rate was too expensive.
Good place to make shopping.



  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Perfect spot right across the street from Starbucks... We were there during a marathon and got trapped across the street for over an hour watching the runners go by... Then... We ran when saw an opening... My friend did a face plant and two runners stopped to help...
Decent breakfast
Near the beach (right across the street) room was basic and we only needed to lay our head down before we headed out on a cruise.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Century Hotel

Address: 140 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > South Pointe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #151 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Century Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Striking Art Deco Hotel situated on Ocean Drive, across street from Atlantic Ocean. ... more   less 
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