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“PAPER THIN WALLS, SMELLY, AWFUL INTERNET RECEPTION, RUDE & FILTHY POOL” 1 of 5 stars
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South Seas Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #92 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“PAPER THIN WALLS, SMELLY, AWFUL INTERNET RECEPTION, RUDE & FILTHY POOL”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I was unfortunate to stay in this hotel on the weekend of 9th November. The from beginning to end was uncomfortable for reasons mentioned in the title. Stay there at your peril then mirror my review!

One great guy there named Irwin but unfortunately one good person does not compensate for all of the above.

BTW......Its a real shame because the position is prime.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This hotel is located next to Lincoln Road which has many shops and high end stores, as well as great restaurants. The rooms really do look like the photos and the property is well kept, the staff is friendly, and my room was cleaned daily. The property is not brand new, but is also far from worn down. If you are looking for a reasonable priced stay, a great pool, and an engaged and helpful staff, then please stay at the South Seas.

Thanks, Gabriel for helping me check out quickly and very early in the morning!

Will definitely return

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The South Seas Hotel was a great experience for the whole family! We spent 3 days in Miami Beach, the hotel is nice, clean and perfectlly located. The staff is the best! I´m not use to deal with so flexible people! May be is the mixture of nationalities! All of them tried to help and find suitable options for our travel with kids. Thank you Marcia, Fabiola, Rudy, Robert and the ladies who served breakfast. We will return soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

just back from South Seas - South Beach. No complaints. If you are looking to whine about something you may find it - but if you are looking for a nice, clean place, thats not $300 a night
this will do nicely.
Anna at front desk was very helpful. Staff all friendly.
Pool is nice, easy walk to beach.
WAS GREAT for us, we are not complainers.
Halloween way fun on South Beach

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I come to Miami 2-3 times a year and it is still my favorite. I was recently in South Beach for 10 days so I figured I'd try the Richmond for 2 nights just for a change of pace. Big mistake and one I will not make again! So I spent the following 8 nights at the South Seas. First of all I feel like I'm staying at a family hotel. Anna at the front desk is always there to help. The girls at the bar are awesome. I highly recommend the happy hour..2 for one drinks! The blackened Mahi Mahi on a goat cheese salad or the sandwich are YUM! The rooms are always immaculate. The location is perfect...right on the beach...close to Lincoln Rd. Pool area s great Breakfast is included. Without a doubt..the best value on South Beach!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The staff was very rude and lazy but seems to be common in Miami. Valet finally got off his cell phone when we were past him, inside, and had carried our luggage up the stairs. Waited for a good 2-3 minutes at front desk while attendant talked to someone else working there. When we left we ordered our car for 5:45am and it showed up about 6:20am even though there were 2 valets just hanging out outside doing nothing.

But, it is a great location, the pool is nice, and from other reviews I have read it seems to be comparatively clean for Miami hotels.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Resturant was fab and priced right..pool great, employees helpful, and access to the best beach in America! Would stay there again and again!!! Great for families or anyone who wants a hotel with a peacefull island oasis feel.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about South Seas Hotel

Address: 1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South Seas Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay right on the ocean. On South Beach's hippest beachfront block, the South Seas Hotel is an A-list boutique hideaway in Miami Beach. It's within walking distance to a host of trendy shops and inviting cafes of Lincoln Road Mall and Ocean Drive. Guests also conveniently walk to south beaches hottest clubs while enjoying some of best people watching anywhere. Swimming pool & complimentary breakfast. Enjoy a bountiful breakfast overlooking the pool and sparkling sands of Miami Beach. Take a refreshing dip the turquoise ocean or relax in our palm-bordered swimming pool. Have a drink, dine poolside at our beach front café, or nap in a hammock in our shady palm garden. At night, tiki torches illuminate your romantic beach side hideaway. Sleek Art Deco-style setting. Gleaming terrazzo floors underline the mid-century modern flavor of the intimate public areas. Vintage photographs from Miami's red-hot Roaring Twenties line the corridors, linking South Florida's fascinating history with today's excitement. Bright tropical flowers frame the breezy entrance, where guests always receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff. Bright, fresh rooms. Luxurious amenities. Orchids accentuate the guest rooms, which are spacious for historic South Beach. Views may encompass the ocean, the pool, or the sparkling city lights. Flat panel TVs, iPod docks, waffle-weave robes, luxury bed and bath linens, complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. Also included in room rates are daily newspapers, business center, and beach towels. A conference room and event space is available for rental. o Oceanfront hotel in the heart of Miami Beach's South Beach o Vintage Art Deco hotel with luxurious modern amenitieso One block to the Miami Beach Convention Center o 20 minutes to Miami International Airporto Walking distance to exciting Lincoln Road Mall and concert halls o 15 minutes to the Port of Miami ... more   less 
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