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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 #172 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was the worst hotel I ever stayed in the only good thing was the location sand pool! I stayed for 5 days and room was only cleaned on the 2nd day I was there on top of that there was only 4 channels I find that was in English !!!!! Not a good stat but was cheap

Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has a perfect location, one block from our favorite beach, 3 blocks from Lincoln road and they have a parking place which is great.

The staff is nice the manager is very helpful but I have to congratulate specially Raphael, really nice guy always up to help us, so far the best employee of the hotel.

About the hotel its need to be renovated (but I think they already started doing that), the shower could be really good but they choose a model and the water goes everywhere but not in your head.

We felt a little bit unsafe because anyone can come in and go out very easily.

If you are looking for location for a good price than go for Carlton

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a great deal for this hotel-the service was impeccable and the location was perfect. If you want to experience South Beach this is a great option for you to stay.
First of all we stayed here after a cruise, so we arrived very very early. Our room was not yet ready however the gentlemen at the front desk was so accommodating. They kept our belongings and provided us with towels so that we could enjoy their pool. After an hour we decided to go to the beach. At this point they put up with us rummaging through our bags to get our beach items.
The beach is about a quick block and a half away from the hotel. As you are walking to the beach you will notice that the hotel has awesome colourful drawings on its side wall. It distracted me so much I almost spent five minutes just trying to read it all. The hotel is also very close to the restaurants, clubs, Miami ink (we love that show) and Lincoln road markets.
The hotel is very quaint, clean and the rooms are very refreshing. I preferred this type of hotel from the very lavish and over priced hotels for this stay. It made you really feel like you were experiencing Miami the proper way.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VERY basic room, no bells and whistles. I think it's overpriced for what you get, but cheap option for that part of town. Location is the best part, a block from Espanola Way, and a block from the beach. Really laid back staff, but helpful, would stay again next visit.

Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally not what was shown on the website and nothing but excuses! No Bar or Cafe in the lobby as told on the web. Had to fight for maids to clean my room everyday! No wash clothes! Broken AC in room! Broken Clock Radio! Broken Shower! Broken Ceiling Fan! Nothing worked there but me fixing everything that was broken!

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Where do I begin.......First of all when we arrived the room key would not unlock the door. Front desk staff came up to assist and they did open door ......but the battery in the door lock was low so you had to jiggle the handle to open it. I explained to staff that was unacceptable and we would like another room. We did get another room which was much better than the first......this one had a tub not just a shower. Only two bath towels no wash clothes......we requested more towels. The rug was dirty the air conditioner was very noisy and did not work properly. Television worked although two channels did not work at all. No coffee maker in room which they had in the first room........we asked for one it never came. The phone did not work either so I had to call about that also......The ice maker went out so there was no ice for a day or so......they only have one ice maker for the whole hotel!!!!!! Shower curtain was dirty also. The best thing about hotel was the pool...... very nice.......if you can get a pool towel......they were in short supply also. The bed linens did not fit the bed properly either. My advice check out other places.

Room Tip: Ask for the writers suite of available.......I requested it was not available.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 #172 of 206 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
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