I went on a trip with friends and chose this hotel because of the price (on the lower end of the price spectrum considering location), location (in the middle of everything), and other good reviews we read about this place. Overall, the hotel was extremely disappointing. We were at the hotel for six nights and seven days. The room had one small mirror in the bathroom and one terrible night light by the beds; think dark and dim and completely impractical. Our room definitely wasn't vacuumed a single time and we had our sheets changed once, maybe. There were even days when the beds wouldn't be made by the cleaning staff. We requested for extra blankets and had to ask 3 times for them to be brought to our room. The room had an odor that only went away when you got used to it. The safe in the room didn't work, and only after speaking with the Front Desk after being there for 2 days and paying for our stay upfront when we checked in, were informed that all the safes in the hotel were out of service but we could leave our valuables with them...right. The iron that was in the room had been ruined by someone else who stayed there and ruining one of my tops because of it. The last day we had a cockroach in our bathroom, so that was awesome. The time you are in the room, it’s cramped and uncomfortable. The location is obviously very nice, since it’s in the middle of everything on Ocean Drive, however it’s never quiet. Our room was facing the alleyway between the hotel and Johnny Rockets, so between the garbage and delivery trucks waking us up every morning at 8:30 and people screaming in the streets and the hotel until the early morning, sleep was not something you could do for very long.
I would not recommend anyone to stay at this place; the pictures on the website are extremely deceiving. Spend a little bit more and find a place that’s in just as good of a spot but is actually sanitary and accommodating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most photographed Art Deco hotels along famed South Beach, The Colony Hotel is a renovated 1939 hotel that offers an intoxicating ambiance and fun in the sun for guests who just want to get away to relax and enjoy all that Miami Beach has to offer. Guests are within walking distance to South Beach boutique shops, restaurants, nightclubs, salon/spas, other world-famous sites like the former Versace Mansion and much more. We cater to visitors looking to escape the structured corporate environment and the vacationer who wants to come to relax and enjoy sun-filled days and fun filled nights. Everything that people enjoy about South Beach is literally at the doorstep of the Colony Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colony Hotel Miami Beach
- Colony Miami Beach