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Circa 39 Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3900 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Oceanfront)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Nice little hotel on Collins Avenue, across the street from the beach. Nice room. Nice pool. The one con: The hotel restaurant was a bit expensive and there really weren't many options in the neighborhood other than a convenience store/cafe next door and Carrabas across the street. The main South Beach drag was about a 20-minute walk in one direction and the Fontainebleu and Eden Roc were about 10 minutes going the other way. Also, there was little soundproofing between rooms, and with the wood floors, the bed rolled every time I turned in it. To the hotel's credit, they were quick to fix it when I mentioned it. They replaced the wheels with posts and that did the trick. I'd say this is more of a 31/2 star hotel, but either way, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Killarney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I stayed here a few years ago and really enjoyed my trip! lovely clean bright rooms close to the beach and a free breakfast. Very nice and helpful staff. Our beds were very comfortable, I did not care for Miami much but this hotel was a great beach side retreat!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hotel is privately owned. You do not have to take on a huge corporate infrastructure to deal with your booking. You deal directly with a person at the hotel. I requested early check in. My room was ready on arrival.

Rooms are immaculate.
Bright, tastefully decorated in soothing colours, with shuttered windows.
The air conditioning is easy to operate and effective, as is the coffee maker, the television. The free internet service was glitch free. ( You do have to log in each time you go online - but hey !)

The bedding was high quality, (with the exception of the bottom sheet which was synthetic) and the mattress was exceptionally good and exceptionally comfortable.

The room was bright and airey, spacious and comfortable with adequate closet space and a safe.

The bathroom was delightful. Clean. Freshly fitted out with a good shower and the bonus of a hand shower also. Hot water supply was never an issue, and toiletries, towells etc were refreshed each day, and all of good quality.

Staff were friendly. This is a fairly small hotel, so service was fast and personal.
The pool area was beautiful and a pleasant haven.
The hotel is about 150 yards walk from the beach.

The lobby is interesting with an intimate bar and a breakfast room. The breakfast was perhaps the only downside at $9.95 it wasn't great value for money. If it's included in the rate, it's a good deal, if not - go next door.

A cafe and mini market is next door to the hotel, and this also has an ATM machine for convenience.

The hotel is on 39th street, so little more than a 5 minute drive from the centre of the South Beach action and roadside cafes and bars.
Traffic was never an issue.
Drop off and collection at the hotel is easy with a loading bay right out front, and a taxi rank opposite the hotel had a ready supply of cabs 24/7.

The hotel has parking available. It is pricey at $20 per day, but less pricey than most other hotels in the same area. On check in, the staff at the hotel were decent enough to explain that street parking was available from 8am until 6pm daily for $1 an hour, and was free from 6pm until 8am. The very fact that they offered me a cheaper alternative made me choose to use their service for some of my stay. It is rare to experience such a level of fair play from front-desk staff, and it is certainly something in the hotel's favour.

Street parking did not prove to be difficult. Whenever a space was not available, a beachside lot was 4 short blocks walk from the hotel with adequate space.

All in all, the only minor disappointments were a synthetic bottom sheet and a less than perfect breakfast.

I travel a lot and would consider this hotel to be one of the most pleasant hotels I have ever stayed in.





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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel after reading about it on Trip Advisor . Our room was on the top floor, at the front of the building. It was a good size, clean and well furnished. The staff were really helpful and arranged for the room to be ready at 12.00, when we arrived early at 10.00am. We also had a 1 hour late-check-out, but would have appreciated the availability of a courtesy shower, as our flight wasn't until late evening . The food in the bistro restaurant was good at lunchtime, however the breakfast was poor and should be avoided, with hard croissants and inedible scrambled eggs . Instead we caught the bus to Ocean Drive, where we had a full fresh cooked breakfast for $10. The beach is a short walk away and the hotel has some beach chairs (free) and umbrellas ($10). The hotel also provides beach towels. I would recommend this hotel due to the great location on the junction of Collins Avenue and 39th Street, its staff, easy beach access and reasonable pricing. Just don't bother with the breakfast.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 303. It was on the top floor (3rd) at the front of the building and it was fine.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LarryDG
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great location with wonderful people, very reasonably priced. Room was smallest I've experienced outside of NYC, but it was clean and functional and I spent the vast majority of my time in the room asleep.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This place is a nice little gem in the Miami Beach area. Although not very close to the action, this hotel was clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet wasn't the best but served its purpose. This hotel looks to have just been remodeled and had the smell of new paint in the air. Rooms are small as is the bathroom but had new fixtures and the hardwood flooring was a nice touch. Front desk staff couldn't have been more friendly to us. Would I come back to this place? Yes.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrence KS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

First we arrived and our reservation for 2 rooms with double beds was not available. We made reservation several months ago and even had to prepay for them. We check in and the front desk was helpful and got us 4 rooms with single beds. There were two children in the group so we divided and conquered. Just not something you want to deal with at 2AM After traveling all day.

Rooms are clean, quiet, and recently remodeled. The bed was soft and comfortable. So finally got a good nights rest once checked in. Bathroom door wouldn't stay shut unless it was locked so that was frustrating too.

Decor in lobby is very nice and the pool looks nice as well. Hotel is wanting to be trendy but they need to make sure not to cut any corners along the way. The elevator is old and smelled like a fresh coat of paint was just slopped on the walls. First impressions.

All in all, a great place to stay! Close to the beach front! Staff was very accomidating and allowed us to check out late due to late arrival and such.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3900 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > Oceanfront
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#46 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#48 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Circa 39 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to enjoy good vibes, eclectic style, and positive energy at Circa 39 Hotel Miami Beach. Our employees are dedicated to providing a cozy, laid-back retreat for savvy travelers who are looking for smart, affordable vacation options. A home away from home for family and friends, a convenient place to gather, or a quiet escape from the every day.Located just across the street from Miami’s platinum-sand beaches and lucent-blue waters, you’ll enjoy the tranquility of our neighborhood as well as the originality of our décor. Recently updated, all guestrooms are fresh and comfortable embracing the hotel’s beach location featuring hues of crisp white and soothing sea-blue with views of the pool, courtyard or city. ... more   less 
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