Well first, no bellhop, even though there are people hanging around that could help, but that won't happen. Elevator broken, asked for first floor because of the lots of luggage we had. Still had about 8 steps to lug the luggage but. Chivalry is dead here...Our first room (hint) was tiny and the walls are paper thin. Note: housekeeping leaves the doors of all rooms open while she is cleaning them and speaks no english. She cleans them all at the same time...lock up everything valuable. After the first night we had a very energetic group move in next door, the conversations you could hear right thru the walls. We asked to be moved. The third floor has no plasma tvs. Little desk top tvs that look like flat screen computers, very strange. Went onto the second floor near the elevator which worked for about 2 hours during the entire stay. We were able to get our luggage up thru the elevator but it is scary anyway...old type with the gate you have to slam and close a door...better to walk. That room was much bigger but the a/c unit was so loud. Every room seems to have different things in them. This room had 2 fists thru the doors. One in the bathroom door and one in the closet door, which we reported but they never did fix them. The biggest problem we found was the outlets in the bathroom were extremely hot. Needless to say, the power was lost 2 days while we were there. They have different rooms on different circuit breakers and if too many people are using them, they blow. Needless to say, all in those rooms complained but it still took hours for them to get the electric back on. With the humidity it really was hot. We would go out when this would happen. The weather during out stay was not the best so we were in the room abit (rain). The best part is the location. If you have good weather, then you won't be in the hotel much but if you don't you will. The restaurants close by are good, Casablanca's and the News Cafe are within walking distance (one block). We did report the outlets being so hot, electrical nightmare. This is the main reason I would never stay here again, fire could break out unless they get it fixed. Breakfast entails, coffee or juice and danish (ice cold probably from Costco). The tvs are great but not enough to stay again. I really wanted it to be good because they are featured on almost every postcard you see and movies also. They were filming a sci fi while we were there also which closed some of the beach areas but with the weather you were not going to be swimming anyway. Good luck to you if you go.
- 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