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Colony Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #130 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Vero Beach, Florida
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“Nice Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

i stayed at the Colony Hotel a few years ago and since then they have renovated it and spruced the hotel up. Nice green colors in the room. Yes the rooms are small but you don't go to South Beach Miami to stay in your room. It is located in the heart of the Art Deco district on Ocean Drive. The hotel offers a restaurant which was excellent but there are a multitude of restaurants lined up on Ocean Drive. Majority are outside dining. The valet service is excellent and the check in process was a breeze. There may be reviews complaining about the room sizes, but really, once you get to South Beach you will understand what I meant about not staying in your room!

Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is difficult to approach, as it is on Ocean in the heart of cruisers paradise. You must Valet at $25 per day. Rooms are small, but clean. No coffee maker, but there's a fridge. Although it is right in the heart of the action, the rooms are surprisingly quiet, even on the first floor. The restaurant is average.

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel for two nights after doing a cruise. The hotel is on the beach front which is a brilliant location and very busy. We arrive d at about 12 but could not check in till 4pm which after a long travel was a long time to wait to get in your room. Also early check out at 11am again very early if you are still in Miami for the day. The hotel could do with updating and also offer a area for people to have a shower and change if need be if they are in Miami for the day after the early checkout. Staff very pleasant and the restaurant outside is convenient as the hotel does not offer any breakfast. Not sure I would stay again but location is excellent for beach and shopping.

Room Tip: Back if the hotel as front quite noisy as very busy strip
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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wien
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Location !
Rooms clean and OK !
Restaurant - Food is good - a Little expensive, but that is Miami Beach ;-)

Holiday in an American Icon ;-)
Due to the Location it is a Little noisey - but not this much :-)

It would be Great, if the staff at reception could be a little More friendly !

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They claim their beds are Queen size that is a lie!! They are full size. The bathrooms are so small and there is no place to put your personal belongings. You have to place everything on the floor. No screens on the bathroom Windows, can't leave it open because all kinds of things fly in. The food is ridiculously expensive and the portions are hysterically small. The piña colada definitely not worth $45, you read it correctly, $45.00 for ONE piña colada. The wall and floors PAPER THIN!!! You can hear everything!, and YES, they can hear YOU!!!!! Hallways & your neighbors opening and closing of room doors ,Noisy as hell not even ear plugs help. Rooms with a view, two, the rest look out to someone else's window.

Room Tip: Not at the colony!!!
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Main Beach, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well positioned hotel but extremely noisy and not particularly friendly staff.
The staff at the bar was however obliging. Separate from the hotel. The bar and restaurant was good.
Hotel has noise all night between late comers, kitchen noise, re setting tables etc... non stop all night. Not very confy either but clean.

Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
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Pensacola
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay. In the middle of a great tourist area. Reasonable prices and incredible service. Definitely recommended. Very clean, nice bathrooms and an incredible view. My next trip I will definitely be staying here again.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#88 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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