When you book an eco-hotel you expect a certain spa- like ambiance. This place has no feel of relaxation, class or caring (about the environment or he customer). When we arrived someone was having a row with reception staff because the valet had lost his car. And after that every time we passed there was someone complaining for one reason or another. The staff gave no welcome. Just took our name, gave us the key and told us it would be an extra $13.50 + tax per day for the resort fee. Many of the facilities advertised were still not available the first week in march '10. No laundry service, breakfast, bar. The $13.50 + tax resort fee covers the free local calls, nightclub passes (never heard anything about these), wifi access and beach towels and chairs. When we asked if there was the possibility of a late check out we were told the computer automatically charged after 1pm. No other suggestion or even apology.
The rooms are pretty spacious by European standards. I quite liked the red lighting and general decor of the rooms. And the shower was fantastic. We were lucky and had quiet neighbours for all but one of our 5 nights. But I did hear several people complain about noise.
It's well situated on Collins right in the heart of south beach, but no noise from outside.
My general advice for Miami is to spend as much as you can afford. We did a 3 week road trip across the States, stayed in 8 hotels and b and b's. This was by far the most expensive and by far the worst.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clifton Hotel was recently transformed so guests can enjoy a classic boutique experience that is fresh, hip and eco-friendly. We looked at all aspects of updating our 35 room Art Deco historic building using resource conserving technology and selecting environmentally friendly materials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clifton Hotel Miami Beach