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“Great location, limited amentities” 4 of 5 stars
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Colony Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #127 of 202 Hotels in Miami Beach
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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“Great location, limited amentities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this room based on location and price. It's an older hotel but offer modern styles and comfort. We were pleased with the room, especially the huge walk in shower. The website I booked the hotel at stated it offered a free breakfast, however it doesn't. That was the only disappointing part. It has no frills like a gym or a pool .

I'd stay here again because of the price and location, elsewhere if you want more amentities.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NASTY, DIRTY AND OLD HOTEL. The bathroom was very small and dirty you don't even get hand towels. The room was very hot and the closet door was broken. The hotel offers internet service, what a joke we were never able to connect. THE BED, OMG was horrible, it would cave to the middle and it made a lot of noise like it was 100 years old. We complained about the bed and asked to move the staff of course was not friendly and didn't care to accommodate us. Most of the staff does not speak english and are not helpful. There is no such thing as a sushi bar, and the outdoor patio is open to the public for food service. The prices are outrageous the drinks were $25 a piece no joke, read the bottom fine print before you order. PAY THE MONEY AND STAY AWAY from the ART DECO district nothing nice or cool about it. I will never visit MIAMI again!!!

Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice old building, well presented and clean. Good value for money. Noisy old air conditioning made for a poor night's sleep.

Because the rooms are fairly small, the air conditioning unit was only a foot or so away from the bed which caused a real disturbance during the night. The noise of the rattly old unit was intrusive and the proximity to the bed and rudimentary controls meant there was a cold air drought. Switching the AC off solved the problem for an hour or so, but the room quickly heated up and it became stuffy. The especially humid Miami weather and the small rooms made for a poor nights sleep.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice,very clean room. But the rest.in front of hotel had good food but very expensive. One appietizer(sampler) cost $55. And after the hosts offered drinks 2x1,they charged me $25 each because the 2x1 was per person. I told them.that what the host offered me to convice me to sit at a table, and she just told me look at the sign were it said 2x1 per person.

Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 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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