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“Beautiful hotel but not if us trying to sleep near escalators” 4 of 5 stars
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The Raleigh Miami Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful hotel but not if us trying to sleep near escalators”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A beautiful hotel which has a retro feel, you get the sense that the walls have shared a lot of secrets!!

Stunning beach area with access to Miami beach via a private gate at the bottom of the pool area.

True Miami vibe!

Just don't sleep in room 311, 411, 511 etc... Right next to the escalator and very loud!

Room Tip: If it has 11 at the end ask to be moved!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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brian v, Manager at The Raleigh Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dearjodiefry1,

Thank you for the review! We agree, our hotel is the epitome of what it is to be a true Miami vibe. Very happy to learn your overall experience was positive and even happier to share we have repaired our elevator noise issue! We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon.

Best Regards,
Brian Vujnovic
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Common areas and grounds are really nice. Beautiful pool. Rooms need a renovation as you can clearly notice layers and layers of paint on the walls. Some of the staff is unattentive and borderline rude. For the price the room costs, one should not have to deal with this. I complained to the front desk about the rudeness of the valet and bellman..... They could care less. Thats Miami for you.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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brian v, Manager at The Raleigh Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear RIC NewYork,

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the issues you noted below during your stay. This certainly is not what we strive to achieve for all of our guests and trust your feedback is appreciated and will be handled appropriately. I would love the opportunity to speak with you and if you have a moment please reach out to me directly at the hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback and we hope you will give us another opportunity on your next visit to the South Beach Area.

Best Regards,

Brian Vuinovic
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I really love the Raleigh as I have lots of memories there over 15 years of holidays in Miami.
My last visit in january kind of disappointed me as the rooms were really too noisy and needed a lifting when you pay 400$ you expect something close to luxury. Miami has too many hotels just to be average. I hope they will change the hotel soon otherwise I will go to some other places.
Food is good and the location is just perfect but Miami beach is not that big so you have a lot of other places to pick from before picking this one.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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brian v, Manager at The Raleigh Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Jeleconiac,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. As you stated our location cannot be beat and we are thrilled you loved our food at our restaurant. We are working on several initiatives to freshen up the look and feel of our hotel, without disrupting our guest experience. We hope you give us the opportunity for another visit in the near future and come back to check out the progress made.

Best Regards,

Brian Vuinovic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and we really loved it. The art deco style is well-kept and makes you feel like you're stepping back in time. It definitely has a shabby-chic appeal to it. And some parts (the hallways, the elevator) are a little more shabby, but that didn't bother us. We were looking for the boutique old miami feel rather than a giant cheesy resort.

The room was beautiful and a good size. Very clean. We opted for a pool view room because I read the reviews warning about elevator noise on some of the other floors. We didn't have a problem with noise but I did think the walls were thin. We heard our neighbors having a conversation very clearly one day. But we were lucky not to have any noise issues at night.

The best part of the hotel is the pool area which we found incomparable in miami (and we biked around the whole strip so we saw all the other places.) Its just stunning and serene with great service. Also very conveniently located, right on the beach and walking distance to everywhere you want to go.

The staff made us feel welcome and were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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brian v, Manager at The Raleigh Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear nytraveller9,

Thank you very much for taking the share your feedback with us! We are thrilled to learn you had a positive experience at our hotel and we agree, our pool is incomparable with other properties! It is always refreshing to hear feedback like yours and I will be sure to share your praise of our staff with the entire hotel team. Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Raleigh very soon!

Best Regards,
Brian Vujnovic
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Tampa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

By FARthe worst hotel I have ever stayed at. This is a seedy low rent, run down motel, passing itself off as a shabby sheik throw back to 50s Miami.

There pricing is OUTRAGEOUS for the accommodations provided. Roms have old fashioned key locks that barely work. People smoking in halls. Paper thin walls with massive noise. AC from the 50s. Mold, dust, dirt, all for free. Rooms are 250 sq ft. If you don't know how small that is I suggest you got to your house bathroom and ask, Can I live in this space?

The hotel is a massive failure and only stays afloat by flash web prescensce that tricks the out of town guest into booking.

BE WARNED YOU WILL REGRET STAYING HERE.

Room Tip: No good rooms run from this hotel
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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brian v, Manager at The Raleigh Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Jon B,

Thank you for taking the time to post and share your feedback. We are terribly sorry we did not meet your expectations at our property. Our property is known for its art deco style for which we have become famous for over the years and our goal is to provide excellent service while keeping everything sparkly and clean. I am sorry we fell short of your expectations. We are currently working on several initiatives to enhance the look and feel of our property over the coming months and truly hope we get the chance to welcome you back again. Please call me for any future reservations and I will make sure we take care of you. It’s the least we can do to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Best Regards,

Brian Vujnovic
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I spent a fantastic week in miami in February 2013. The weather was great and the hotel was as described. Very deco with the most fantastic pool. The restaurant and bar area were beautiful and the service impeccable. We ate at the hotel on our first and last nights in Miami (valentines day) and found the food to be of a high standard although the wine list was, in our opinion, over priced.

The only problem with the hotel was the walls were paper thin. We heard every conversation and ablution of our neighbours. On one night, our neighbours came in at 3 am and decided to have a mini party in their room. We called the front desk and security came straight away (we could here them too!). Despite this the noise continued and by 5 am we gave up and asked to be moved to another room for the night. Reception were very accommodating and apologetic but they did say that the lack of sound proofing was a common complaint. We think they should put signs up in the rooms reminding guests to be considerate of their neighbours.

So, in short, fabulous hotel in many ways but we would never stay there again as I really hate hearing other people's noise. I value peace and quiet too much.

Room Tip: Try to avoid inner rooms as if you add the noise of the elevator to the problem with hearing the nei...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Raleigh is an elegant, classic South Beach hotel with probably the best pool in Miami Beach. The whole experience was very enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed with no hassles. Rooms and facilities could use some freshening/updating (which will likely happen with the hotel's purchase by SBE) but the decor and overall vibe is very low key and quintessential South Beach without the pumping music and trendy scene...and the service is friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay, mellow breakfasts and lunches by the pool or on the beach...The Raleigh is a no brainer.

Room Tip: We heard the rooms are quiet small. We had a nice sized room on the 2nd floor with a corner balcony...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#18 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#31 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raleigh Miami Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 105
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