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“Truly A Great Experience If You Like Trendy” 4 of 5 stars
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Delano South Beach Hotel
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Delano Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Rochester, New York, United States
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“Truly A Great Experience If You Like Trendy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Delano has long been a favorite. Location is ideal for Joe DiLeo & family. Importantly, the pool area & bar are incredible to both experience & do some serious people watching.

It is a very "hip" & "trendy" property so be ready for the Miami art-deco type experience. If you are accustomed to more traditional theme/decor such as Four Seasons or Ritz the bold designs & colors are a little shocking.

We would absolutely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful white Stark designed lobby and bar and very Miami style bedrooms with white marble and furniture.
Amazing garden and swimming pool where the Miami jetset seems to enjoy some time off. Perhaps a bit bling bling ☺
The food is great with a special brilliant Sunday brunch.
Avoid bedrooms on the lowest floors and on the street because there is a lot of noise during the nights of partying. I had to change after a non sleeping Saturday night.
Except from that, an exceptional experience.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Delano at the end of a 2 week tour of Florida . We were recommended to the hotel by friends and we were not disappointed. It is very expensive and the rooms are small particularly the bathrooms but very stylish and there is everything you need . We asked at check in for a view of the beach and were moved to a partial city, partial beach view which was great. We were near the lift and I agree with other reviewers that this, the corridor and doors are all quite noisy. I found all staff to be polite , welcoming and friendly, service at the pool was excellent and the atmosphere fabulous . Our kids 17 and 13 loved it and we would all go back again, we didn't have to pay for toiletries there were small trial size available in the shower and at the sink the charge would be for full size versions and trial size were replaced as they were
used . Overall we loved the hotel , it's location and it's surroundings . Valet parking is expensive but isn't it always in a city centre hotel???

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The location and layout is great however the service is a 2 star standard. The rooms can be painfully noisy as there's not a good insulation, so expect hearing door slamming and people's steps in the hallway.
The front desk are unbelievably inflexible. I can't believe arguing with the manager in a 5 star hotel about late checkout. Most planes to Canada are late in the afternoon and late checkout should be complimentary especially when a hotel claims to be a 5 stars one. Other hotels give you up to 3-4pm, while this hotel said they would give till 1pm, which is basically the standard for a 4-5 star hotel. The manager was then arguing that the checkout is actually till 12pm but they are doing us a favor by making it till 1pm. They asked us to pay $100 for each extra hour we intended to stay after 1pm.
In summary, my wife and I were shocked that such unprofessional attitude exist in well respected hotel like the Delano.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dwight P, Guest Relations Manager at Delano South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear Mozyal,
Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. I would like to apologize about the noise you encountered while staying with us. Regarding your comment about the late check-out, it should never come to a point to where a guest has to argue to get what they are requesting, however, certain days are much busier than others. Our availability at the time of inquiry would determine whether or not we can honor a request such as this at no charge. We are sympathetic to the fact that some of our guests have flights later in the evening and we will do our best to accommodate them, but I am sorry that what was offered to you was not satisfactory. If the manager you spoke with mentioned that there would be a charge incurred if you stayed later in the room, this means that the room category you are in is very limited/sold out and in order to justify you staying in the room well beyond the 12 noon check out, we would need to charge for this. A late check-out from a limited/sold-out room category would displace a guest coming into that room and would hinder housekeeping operations. Our check out time is at 12 noon and this would have been communicated in your reservation confirmation, but I apologize if you had missed this. In a good bit of cases we are able to extend the room until 1pm at no charge as we would still be able to get the room prepared for another guest. We also offer the option of storing your baggage until you are ready to leave the hotel, and if you need to shower or freshen up, instead of paying for a late check-out you could pay an insignificant facility fee and clean up in our spa. We exhaust all efforts to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience, so please understand that if we were able to honor a complementary late check-out on the day you departed, it would have been done on the spot.
Wishing you the best,
Dwight
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I visited the Delano two weeks ago and had a great time. We have stayed all over South Beach and were excited to finally cross the Delano off the list.

We had a spacious Ocean-view room and a large bathroom (Malin and Goetz products). We like the location - above Ocean and on the water. Our one complaint was that the air-conditioning barely worked - not great when it's that hot. We had them bring up a fan which helped, and they offered to move us on our final night but it wasn't worth the hassle. I was surprised to not hear from a manager about the inconvenience. We were on a high floor so it was quiet.

Other than the one hiccup, we had a great stay. We had a lot of fun at the pool - delicious drinks and great/friendly service. I think it's a spot-on poolside menu - lots of lighter items with the obligatory burger. We spent one morning out at the beach and had a blast (did not order drinks - too hot for them to take the trip from the pool bar). We had not been to South Beach in August before - lots of European families and very warm ocean water.

Overall - Delano is a fun and trendy hotel, sometimes overpriced but that's South Beach

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a fun hotel.
The Sushi bar is a social area where you can chat with other guests.
The spa on the top floor is indulging. There is even a private sun-bathing area, where you work on your tan, as god created us.
The swimming pool is so full of fun and alcohol, that it made me feel like I was in a middle of a party.
Also - the direct access to the beach, made my husband and I strolled early in the morning, and enjoy some couple time/
W were disappointed about the small gym - so unattractive!
Our room was small and the way the towels were folded in the tiny bathroom, made them wet after 1 shower.
But it is a place, where you would like to spend more time outside your tiny room anyway.
So our experience was good.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Chef Phillip Stephenson and our server Danie were amazing! The food at Bianca was 5 star and so was the service. They were very charming and wonderful. This hotel/restaurant is a must visit. Thank you for a wonderful day:)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Delano Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#18 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#24 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#33 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Delano South Beach Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of South Beach and directly on the ocean, Delano is the ultimate world-class urban resort and self-contained destination. Boasting America's first Indoor/Outdoor Lobby, the hotel's public spaces create the feeling of an interwoven "village" with almost no separation between indoors and out. With its soaring and unforgettably beautiful Lobby, legendary white Guestrooms, lushly landscaped Orchard, breathtaking Pool, the renowned Club Essentia wellness center and spa and stunning private beach, Delano epitomizes Simple Chic for a modern world. Delano offers seasonal packages and special offers including spa, breakfast and parking packages. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Delano Hotel Miami Beach
Delano Resort Miami Beach
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