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Colony Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #125 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Springdale, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great sobe stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice clean hotel right on the main strip on ocean drive. No frills but clean and very accommodating. Staff was very efficient and was a great value! I arrived early but they held my bags, gave me a beach towel and called me when room was ready. On check out day they also kept my bags so I could enjoy sobe before my flight. Super nice staff! Will be back for sure!

Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are some down sides to the Colony. The room was on the small side, and the shower was long but narrow. The bed was noisy, which is probably my biggest concern. On the other hand the floor we were on was newly painted, and while the room was smallish it was adequate. I found the staff to be polite and maybe "stiff", but never rude. I also chose this hotel because it was one of the less expensive options I could find. I would go back if I was in Miami Beach again.

There is a restaurant at the front of the hotel. Most of the hotels in this area of Ocean Drive have restaurants in front. The restaurant was good. It offered standard diner fare, as well as cocktails and drinks. It seemed to be priced consistent with other restaurants along Ocean Drive.

The location is very good, literally cross the street, walk through a small park, and you are on the beach. The hotel did not have many extras, such as a pool. On the other hand it was across the street from the beach.

I think I knew what to expect from this hotel and left generally pleased. The noisy bed was my biggest gripe, and the narrow shower. I found the staff to be helpful and polite, albeit maybe not outgoing. For the record I am content with helpful and polite.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 4 in a double bed room and it was pretty cramped. Didn't like the $20 pp extra per night fee. Great location but a tad expensive for what it is but you on right on south beach which can be a positive or negative thing depending on what you want...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival we had to walk through the restaurant and bar area which does not belong to the hotel, the reception desk is way in the back, the man that checked us in was miserable and didn't talk at all, just took passport and our name, gave us two key cards and that was it. The hotel is small, the rooms are small, the bathrooms are even smaller but you are in an ideal area with everything on the doorstep. We stayed for three nights and tried to get the staff to talk by saying hello & smiling, it didn't work. However on our last day we should have left our room at 11.00am but not due to leave until 16.30 for the airport, we went to the desk, no one there, then a woman asked " can I help you". Don't know who she was but she let us stay in the room for free right until we needed to leave and she talked to us and smiled a lot. There are a lot of hotels to choose from so do your homework before booking and try and opt for one with a pool, we wish we had!

Stayed September 2014
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Almere, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It might be the location, but the people at the frontdesk do not show any interest in their customers.
The room itself was very old. Bathroom door broken, poor water from the shower and just by touching the airco, the plastic dropped down.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is good value for money. Very simple accommodation and services, but fantastic location, beach is right across the road and you are in the centre of night life. We got what we expected for this price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked into the Colony Hotel for 2 nights on our return to Miami, We found the guy at reception Carlos i think his name was quite helpful and helped us to our room with our luggage.
The room seemed clean and fresh like it had been renovated recently which was nice, the bathroom seemed ok but the sink was a bit loose and the shower was very poor, no power to it and the thermostat on it made no difference.

All in all though the hotel did what we really needed like a comfy bed good nights sleep in an ideal location and a shower that sort of worked.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Colony Hotel

Address: 736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#84 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Colony Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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
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