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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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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed for a quick two night stay, unfortunately it coincided with a cold front. The hotel is right on the beach, and has a nice poolside and boardwalk cafe...Carrabas. Of course everything is pricey here, it's south beach. 32 valet is a bit expensive and you have to call 20 minutes before because your car is stored off site and they need to shuttle to get your car. Hotel lobby is contemporary and clean as was the room. Bed was super comfy and they upgraded us to a suite so the kiddies had their own room. Tv was fuzzy in the master which always annoys me as it is such a simple thing. Wifi was free, surprised and a nice heated pool. Beach is beautiful, but that is anywhere along this area. Not a far drive to the main south beach area, you could walk if so inclined, it would be 30-40 mins to get to main area for most average walkers. Great wood boardwalk along the beach for the runners. Doormen and valets were very attentive and even called me after I left my cell phone in car upon returning. All in all nice comfortable place...

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear SWS4PSU,

Thank You for staying with us during your last visit to Miami Beach. I will pass your comments to the Valet team, who will be very appreciative of the feedback. We attempt to provide every guest with a problem free environment, as a result of your comments I will presonally check the TV's in each guest room suite. Also, the valet parking charge of $32 is very competitive against the rest of the hotels on Miami Beach, in fact we are inexpensive compared to most. We always strive to deliver a quick delivery of vehicles. I truly appreciate your comments and will be sure to check the TV's in the suite's.

Thank You for visiting with us, we hope to see you back on the Beach

Best Regards,

Joseph LaFleur
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed here for a few nights following a cruise around the Caribbean.
The receptionist was good enough to give us a seafront room as we arrived earlier than anticipated. the hotel was very clean and well presented.
Make use of the boardwalk along the front and try out the bar and food.
The hotel also booked us both spa sessions at the nearby Eden hotel which was fabulous.
This is a little further away from the areas like the Art Deco district but not too far in a bus or cab.
All in all good value for money and a great hotel we would return to again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear MrMRT1777,

Thank You for staying with us during your visit to Miami Beach. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you on your return visit to South Florida.
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays

-Joseph LaFleur
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed 2 nights in early December. As others have mentioned, this is a renovated property (formerly the Cadillac) and it has a deco style to it. The rooms have been recently updated and are comfortable. I had an ocean view room with a balcony, and it was worth the extra charge. The pool area and beachside bar are nice enough but are currently in the shadow of a major expansion/construction project. It's a bit of an eyesore, and the construction is quite loud between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The hotel does sit right on the beach and boardwalk, which is nice!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear JBrunecky,

Thank You for choosing our great property for your visit to Miami Beach. I am certain once the construction is completed, we will provide an even greater guest experience. I hope you consider our fantastic property for your return visit. We hope to see you soon

Thank You

Joseph LaFleur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

nice freindly hotel, expensive room, but looking is good, service freindly, wide rooms, great breakfast, i injoied with my wife, the only problem you need either to pay $ 32 for hotel parking, or park in the street, and watch the time meter, but i found this normal in Miami beach hotels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear hkheir,

Thank You for choosing our fantastic property during your visit to Miami Beach. We pride ourselves on providing kind and friendly service. I also cannot agree more regarding the parking comment. Our hotel overnight parking rates are very well positioned against other Miami Beach properties, plus we maintain a secure parking area.

We hope to see you return to the Beach

Best Regards,

Joseph LaFleur
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

It is the former Cadillac Hotel Resort from a very art deco stylish era. The interior makes you feel like you stepped back in time. The room is updated but has the "old" art deco style. The bed and pillows were very comfy (too bad we were there only one night). The shower head was small but looks were deceiving it had lots of water power for a great spray. It is located right on the waterfront so all you have to do is go out through the pool area and you can be on the beach or the very scenic boardwalk. Nice little bar area where you can watch the waves and enjoy a drink or two. Repeater if we get back there. Friendly staff to help however they can.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear JL2z,

Thank You for staying with us during your visit to Miami Beach. I appreciate the kind words about the staff, I will be sure to pass on these comments. We are fortunate to work in a historic well maintained property and I so glad you enjoyed your experience here.

Best Regards,

Joseph LaFleur
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Toronto, Canada
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Just spent a week there with my wife and again a great place. Staff are the most friendly of any hotels I've stayed at, and I stay at a lot. The construction going on doesn't effect the rooms from a noise perspective, we had an ocean view and it was quiet, but the pool area really is noisy throughout the day. Great hotel for the money overall.

The down sides; during construction they charge you $20/day for two lounge chairs on the beach and an umbrella (this should be free to guests for now IMO), Starbucks lines are long and the hotels house coffee is not very good at all (never has been for the 7 plus yrs I've been staying here).

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear Rcrumb,

Thank You for your candid feedback, your notes will be shared with the associates at the propery. We appreciate you choosing our property and hopefully we will see you back again. I will personally look into the coffee at the lobby.

Again Thank You for your feedback

Best Wishes,

Joseph LaFleur
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Wilmington, DE
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Checked in the night before a short cruise. We walked in and knew the Internet rate. Asked for that rate and was told I needed to use the computers in the lobby to book. After booking online went back to the clerk with the reservation number. She knew I was looking for a room that would accommodate the 3 of us. Gave us a room that had 2 queen size beds and a nice large sitting area. I would definitely stay here again. We walked the broad walk in morning. Had dinner in outside bar. Staff was super nice!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Joseph L, General Manager at Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear WineauxDE,

Thank You for choosing us after your cruise, I realize there are many choices in Miami Beach and we feel great you chose our property. I will pass your comments on the staff.

Best Regards,

Joseph LaFleur
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Address: 3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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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:
#47 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#52 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront 3*
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