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The Carlton South Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Carlton Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #164 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Arlington, Virginia
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17 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a dump. They tripled their rates because of the Miami boat show and my friends assumed they were booking us into a decent hotel. This place is dirty, the shower swings from scalding to freezing water, the sink was falling off the wall, the shower knob did fall off, disgusting looking pool, etc. The people who own this building should be ashamed of themselves for renting it out, especially for the rates that they charge. In addition, they charge a resort fee, a real laugh. We learned that this dump is about to be torn down, hence no effort to make it acceptable for guests.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night before a cruise. Desk clerk, Hosea, was very courteous and helpful. Room was very clean overlooking the pool area. Very nice veranda with comfortable chairs for people watching. Excellent area, close to beach, restaurants, shopping and bars. Would definitely stay there again. It's hard for me to believe this is the same hotel some other reviewers described. If I hadn't checked this place out and only went by the reviews I definitely would not have stayed there.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to book this hotel because it was very central and within our budget. Also, it stated its a 3 star hotel. It is literally a motel. The carpeting is terrible, the AC made an annoying noise that wasn't fixed, the staff is unpolished (at best). To sum it up, we were booked to stay for 4 nights, but ended up checking out after 1 night. There are definitely better hotels in the area with similar price point!

Stayed February 2015
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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night and have to say that is the most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed in, stains all over the carpets, room smelled, stains and god knows what were on the sheets. The front desk let us look at 3 rooms and we chose what we thought was the least dirty.....stay away from this place.

  • Stayed January 2015
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I came here for the summer of 2014. I was extremely disappointed. My only regret for this bad review was the extremely kind older man that works there. I'm not sure his position there but he was very helpful throughout our stay.
Our room was the worst part. It was literally four white walls with a couple beds. I found it depressing, almost. The ladies at the front desk were very snappy and not helpful. There are hidden fees which add up to a good sum at departure.
Luckily we were only there two nights. The location was awesome. Right next to the main strip, and the beach. Although you can't see it from the building. The front patio and the lobby are much nicer than the rooms, don't be deceived. I would recommend to spend the extra money to stay at a nicer place, to spare your imminent regret. Enjoy Miami!

Stayed January 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Extra cost when you check in... for amenities, like the disgusting pool chairs and towels that you have to ask for, stained bed linen, and maybe the coffee mugs with little packets of creamer and sugar but no coffee pot or coffee anywhere in sight. Musty room, sink stuck to wall with a boat load of caulk that is still braking away and pretty much no lighting in the room (must need to bring your own.) This is a poor excuse for a hotel.

  • Stayed January 2015
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was a little nervous when our cab driver hadn't heard of this place, and this was one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. We arrived around 5pm and were told our rooms were not ready yet, and check in was at 4pm. The person working looked at us like we were crazy when we asked if we could just check our bags, so we didn't have to just sit around and wait for our room to be ready. When we finally got into our room, it smelled terrible and I'm pretty sure there was urine on the walls. There were windows all over the room that were just covered up with huge nasty shades. The nozzle in the shower also fell off when I went to use it. I could hear everything outside and it was terribly annoying. We tried to avoid spending as much time in the room as possible, and I found that the bathrooms at the beach were much cleaner and nicer than at this dump.

Pay the extra money and stay somewhere else in South Beach.

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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Carlton South Beach

Address: 1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Carlton Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #164 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carlton South Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton South Beach, located in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District, is an historic hotel located close to the ocean, near great bars and eateries, and within blocks of great shopping on Lincoln Road. Hotel amenities include built in flat screens and wireless, as well as a large swimming pool adorned by tropical foliage. The lobby is filled with art exhibited in cooperation with major galleries, and has a juice bar serving fresh drinks and other light snacks. The Carlton-South Beach is a perfect destination for travelers whether they are seeking respite for business or pleasure. Parking is available on property. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Carlton Hotel Miami Beach
Carlton Hotel South Beach
Carlton Miami Beach

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