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Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Oceanfront)   |  
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

I go to SoBe every year and from a "veteran" I will tell you that this hotel is AWESOME! From check-in till departure, the hotel exceeded the expectations of my husband and I and there is no doubt we will definitely stay here again. We stayed April 28th through May 1. CHECK-IN: When we arrived (around Noon on Thursday), our Front Desk Agent was kind and friendly, greeted us with a smile and informed us that our room was ready. Next to us, we overheard another hotel guest who was upset and complaining over something trivial regarding her room key. The additional Front Desk Agent handled the customer's complaints and gripes with class and decorum. It speaks volumes (at least to me) when you have someone yelling at you and your response is to calm the person down and solve the problem, rather than retaliate with a raised voice of your own. To me, that says, "classy establishment." ROOM: We had a King Room with a City View on the 10th floor. Even for a city view, our view was great. Downtown Miami's skyline is so pretty at night! The Ocean View rooms are probably gorgeous. The room itself was spacious and clean, with ample closet space and a huge, comfy, king-sized bed. The bathroom was also large, clean and stocked with all the amenities one would need, including lovely-scented bath products. Great shower and plenty of hot water. Temperature-wise, the thermostat was easily adjustable and kept the room cool and comfortable. And, for someone like me who likes "white noise" to fall asleep, there is a manual fan option (which I loved). The fan was just enough soft noise to lull me to sleep. FOOD: The breakfast each morning was outstanding (best bacon I've ever had). The Tiki Bar was our favorite. We were there once (if not twice) each day for either lunch and/or cocktails. The bartenders / waitstaff are friendly and accomodating. The little nibbles were delicious (definitely a great cheeseburger, seviche and salads). We ate dinner once at the Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurant, which was delicious, and the service was outstanding. BEACH / POOL: We didn't use the pool, but each time we walked by, it was clean and sparkling (as was the hot tub). The poolside cabaña where you pick up your beach towels was always staffed with someone very kind and pleasant, and even offered cold ice water to cool off in the hot sun. The beach is directly behind the hotel. It's gorgeous and quiet. Staff members of Carrabba's restaurant will even circulate the beach area with menus and bring food / cocktails to you beachside. OVERALL IMPRESSION: If you desire staying right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Collins / Ocean Drive, then this is not the hotel for you. It is a $10 cab ride each way to the "main drag" of South Beach. But, if you want to party all night on Ocean Drive, then retreat back to a quiet sanctuary to recharge your batteries, then this is definitely the place!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

We stayed during the very busy dates of Apr. 20-24th. The hotel is an older historic hotel which has been nicely renovated with an updated look and feel. All of the staff members (front desk, indoor/outdoor restaurant staff, pool and valet staff, housekeeping and security personnel) we encountered during our stay were very friendly, polite and helpful. This hotel is in a very nice and safe area and a short walk (about three tenths of a mile) via the boardwalk to the Fontainebleau Hotel. We had really wanted to stay at the Fontainebleau but they were booked. We looked around and were very pleased with our stay at the Courtyard Marriott as the hotel was so packed the people were covering every inch of space! The Courtyard was fairly booked as well but we always managed to find a space at the pool. We also enjoyed direct access to the beach where we rented real nice chairs and an umbrella for a day.

Our room; oceanfront with balcony on the ninth floor (916) was very clean upon arrival. It’s located right beside a set of elevators that are shut down during the night so no problems with the noise. Actually, we never heard the elevators at anytime while in our room. The king bed was comfortable, the room was spacious and well decorated, the bathroom very clean and the shower had very good water pressure. Housekeeping actually left a bag with fresh towels and shower items hanging on our door every day we had the do not disturb sign out. I’ve stayed in some very nice hotels and never has housekeeping left fresh towels!

Food; Take a short four tenths of a mile walk across the little bridge and you’ll find some good eats at the “Latin Café”. We also enjoyed Carrabas (on site) outdoor cabana style restaurant several times for lunch and cold adult beverages. We drove 15 + mins. into South Beach and had dinner and drinks at the Cardozo Restaurant. They have very large drinks and the food was so good we went back for a second trip and had the Paella! It’s not on the menu; you have to ask for it…also the Paella for one was way more than enough for the two of us. We drove into Key Largo one day and had dinner at the “Fish House” we eat hear every time we come to Miami! We also had a scrumptious dinner at “Joes Stone Crab” one night. Great trip! Can’t wait to go again!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

The location was great; i.e., right on the beach and just a couple blocks away from good inexpensive Latin Cafes and last minute shopping for those catching a cruise the next day. Checking in and out of the hotel was quick and easy. The service was excellent, from the front desk staff, the attendees at the pool/lounge/ valet parking and waiters at the restaurant. The valet parking was a bit expensive but trying to find parking on the weekend in South Beach is to say the least a challenge/adventure. The room was very clean, comfortable and well decorated. We had a city view and although Collins Ave had heavy traffic throughout the night we were able to get a nice quite rest. Their breakfast buffet is quite good and reasonably priced. Overall our short stay was very enjoyable and we would definitely stay again at this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Right on boardwalk, right on beach. Rooms are pricey, but all of them are. Restaurant on premises, can eat inside or out. You can park on street & save on valet - JUST BE SURE TO PUT MONEY IN STARTING AT 8 am. Front desk staff is customer service oriented.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

My 13 year old daughter and I arrived in the evening and had no problem checking in. Our room was large and clean, with a city view. I was not sure what to expect but surprisingly, there was no noise at night besides the occasional bus, but not enough to keep us up. The hotel is a distance from the heart of South Beach, but it makes for a nice run in the morning before it gets too hot. We spent so much of our time walking around town and going to the beach, that we did not end up using the hotels' amenities very often. While a nice pool was a deal breaker for us, we did not end up going in the 3 days we were there. My advice is, if you are traveling with a family than go to Lincoln road for dinner, for a more family oriented crowd compared to the younger scene on Ocean Drive. You can always take a city bus for $2 for adults and $1 for a child, if you don't want to walk everywhere, especially at night. The rooms were large and comfortable with a nice size fridge to store left overs. The grounds were very nice and you can't beat the location right on the beach! Finally, while the food at Carrabba's is quite good it is also more expensive than what you would find on Ocean Drive. Gratuity is almost always included in the bill so don't pay it twice!!! and that goes for all restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We had such a great time at the courtyard. It was better than expected. You never know in Miami, but what a find! The hotel was so clean and had everything right there. Drinks were great and service by the pool good. Nice pool, too. We did take a cab to SOBE, but it was only $10. Parking is pricey, but it is right on the beach.

Room Tip: Loved having the oceanview. It was so beautiful.
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  • Stayed April 2011
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

A great hotel with a super location. The staff honored Marriott Platinum with a nice upgrade to Ocean front. All the staff were helpful. Valet parking was fine. Parking price is right up there but it is a prime area. Pool and lounge areas are awesome and the beach is perfect. Ate in the breakfast cafe one morning outdoors and service and food were great. For cheap eats go back into town across the bridge to the Latin Cafe-only a few blocks from the hotel-where you will realize authentic Latin fare at comfort food prices. Bottom line..........I would stay here again in a New York minute.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > Oceanfront
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#52 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#53 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront 3*
Number of rooms: 263
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