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“Just a quick getaway” 3 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 #143 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Just a quick getaway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st of all the location of this hotel is prime, right in the mix of Sobe on Ocean drive. The staff when u can find them are great, very personable an informativ and the bar tender made great drinks Although nice clean and cozy the rooms and bathrooms are small so I wouldn't recommend more than 2 to a room. The elevator seemed to ALWAY be out of service but just as quickly it went out they would have someone trying to fix it.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hello there kenKenInTheCity,

We appreciate the time you took to share your honest feedback with us, and all of our future guests!! The location of our property is definitely prime. We are in the heart of all the action. We strive to provide outstanding service to all of our guests! I am sorry to read that is not what you were given from all of our staff! I will make sure that we share this with the General Manager! WE have been having some technical issues with the elevator. We apologize for any inconveniences this caused you!

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was ok but it needs a few improvements. Not saying that the staff is rude, they're not, but they could be more courteous to guests. Maybe they're used to a much younger crowd that doesn't really care but when we spend our money at a hotel we want to be treated a bit special. Money is not easy to come by so when it's spent it should mean something. Won't stay here again:(.

Stayed July 2015
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Good Afternoon Annette M,

Our guests feedback means the world to us, and we thank you for sharing yours! We strive to provide outstanding service to all of our guests! It truly pains us to read that is not what you experienced while staying with us! I will definitely make sure that the General Manager is aware of this, so we can work to improve this. We wish that you would give us a second chance again in the future!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is rigth on ocean dr. And very close to the beach. This means a lot people, and a lot of loise and partying. I didn't mind. The room was nice and the noise from the steet was not to bad.the hotel staff was al most non existing... On saw them at checkin and out. Restaurant and bar was run by another company.. And the prices were insane. But who in their right mind want to spend 20$-50$ on a drink (even though it was kind a large)

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hello there Peter T,

Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback with us, and all of our future guests!! We are located on Ocean Drive, and in the middle of all the action. We are right across the beach, and in such a location there does tend to be more noise. The restaurant is indeed independently owned, managed and operated. Please forward all of your comments, suggestions and praise directly to the them. We wish to have to stay with us a second time! We will make sure that your time is an all-out success!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat, and it seemed to be a nice spot! The problem is the price and service ! We paid $400 for 3 persons! The food is also mediocre. Really not to return! The place is ok and the view is great! We had a good weather so we fought we will have a good time!

Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Good Evening Bernando S,

The restaurant is indeed independently owned, managed and operated. Please forward all comments directly to the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met friends for one night and was pleasantly surprised at this hotel with an old Florida feeling. It's quirky, lively, smallish, not the average American hotel. The price was just over $100 for the night for a location right on South Beach! The room had beautiful dark flooring and fully tiled bathroom, very clean but older. You may have to wait a few minutes for the desk staff but they were very helpful. We used the valet parking service $25/day. The lobby is small, I don't believe the restaurant or bar are run by the hotel. My room was quiet enough though I heard someone singing "Happy Birthday" around 2am. You are right on the South Beach so that party atmosphere is likely to be heard. If you want a real feel for the art deco/South Beach vibe this is a great choice.

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  • Stayed June 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
travelmom26, you are a dream! Thank you so much for this amazing review! I am so glad to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and can’t wait for the opportunity to do it all again. We truly appreciate the insanely kind words and hope to see you back here soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in south beach with my friends and stayed at the colony hotel... It was an amazing experience... The hotel was clean,the beach was across the street, I was in the middle of the nightlife and the staff was great especially the guy who worked at night ,Rafael, he was such a great help... I would definitely go back and also definitely recommend people to do the same... Best hotel and staff ever and I travel A LOT !!!

Stayed June 2015, traveled with friends
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
This review is fabulous, Teuta J! We really appreciate your taking the time to write and highlight our attentive team as a high point of your stay – especially our wonderful Rafael. We are so fortunate to have team members like him who genuinely care about each and every guest. SO glad you felt the love! Thank you so much and we can’t wait to see you for your next getaway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Four friends stayed at the hotel in June 2015.

We arrived early evening and had to negotiate the crowds outside with heavy bags to get into the hotel, which was a bit intimidating.

Before long we were in our nice cool air conditioned rooms. The rooms were beautiful, spacious, clean and well equipped.

The room safe is free which was great. However we could not get wifi in the rooms, only in reception which was a bit of a pain.

The location was great, in the centre of south Beach, but could be a little hectic. It was difficult to walk up or down the street, especially when you get stopped at every bar by over eager employees.

Once you got used to it, that was fine. Plus with the Columbus bay right out side the Colony doing 2-4-1 cocktails with a free shot, wet didn't have to go far anyway.

One of the reasons we picked the Colony was the advertised free VIP tickets to bars and clubs for residents. We never received any tickets or VIP access to anywhere.

All in all it was great to stay in an iconic Miami building, but maybe a bit busy and hectic for anyone looking for a chilled break!

Stayed June 2015, traveled with friends
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Eddie N, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Good Evening NeilGDoherty,

Our guests feedback means the world to us, and we thank you for sharing yours!! It's lovely to read about the positive time you had here at Colony Hotel! The location of our property is prime, as we are located in the heart of all the action. I am terribly sorry that you were not given the club passes. If we were aware of this we would have handed them over right away!!! We wish to have you stay with us again!!

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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 Business Center with Internet Access 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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