I found out about Winter Haven through Groupon. I read the reviews first and then decided to purchase the deal. I'm glad I did.
First and foremost, the location was amazing. Away from the "craziness", but close enough to walk to it. My last visit to Miami, I stayed on 7th and Ocean and once we walked out of the hotel, we were in the mix of everything.
Upon my arrival, which wasn't until about 11pm, I was greeted by two friendly male employees. The guy checking me in made a face that made me nervous. I asked if I was getting a bad room and he said that I was actually getting one of the two rooms in the hotel that has a balcony, room 618. That news definitely kicked my stay off to a good start!
The room and bedroom were on the smaller side; perfect for my needs. It was perfectly air conditioned and there was a ceiling fan. The tv responded to the remote slowly and the service cut out one day when it rained for a bit.
The balcony was a great addition. I couldn't find the switch to turn on the light during the night; if the light was in fact functional. It was so peaceful that I fell asleep out there one night. The sunroof deck was nice as well. I noticed that it wasn't used very much; which was fine with me because it wasn't noisy when I was outside.
I did not eat at the restaurant nor did I get a drink from the bar.
I will definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renovated 1939 Art Deco property located in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive. Rooftop terrace offering breathtaking ocean views, sun loungers and full food and beverage service. Fresh Florida seafood at Rock Lobster and finely crafted cocktails in the lobby bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Winterhaven South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Winterhaven South Beach Miami