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“Great location, not so great hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Starlite Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   750 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #148 of 201 hotels in Miami Beach
Riverside, California
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“Great location, not so great hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Miami at the end of July. I've been to south beach before so I had an idea of what the quality of rooms would be like in this hotel. Even then, our room was a little below what I anticipated. My main problem was that it just never felt clean. Part of this is the fact that people are coming from the beach so yes, it tends to get a little dirtier than normal, but the room just felt dingy. We kept asking for new towels because they just didn't feel fresh and you could see stains on multiple towels, sometimes lingering hairs, which just freaked me out. You can however, makes friends with the staff and ask them to please change the sheets and provide extra towels, which is what we did.
Its also a little cramped, not very many places to put your things especially in the bathroom. Not so easy for the ladies to get ready in there with absolutely no counter space. However, for the price and prime location it is not a terrible choice if you are on a budget and don't plan on staying in the room much anyway. You are steps away from everything. The staff was pretty friendly overall as well.
All in all I don't think I'd stay here again, but we still had an amazing time and it by no means spoiled our vacation. It is Miami after all :)

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed one night which was a friday so the party was on. We arrived around 1130p so getting our car valleted and getting our luggage out in the middle of all the party goers was a bit frustrating but doable. I did not care for the fact that the checking desk was in past all the tables outsides and the bar area inside.. Hard to manouver with luggage and tons of people. However, the room was great. It was clean with a fridge and they even had a diffuser in the room from Pier 1 that smelled like cinnamon. Nice touch.. I would liked to have seen some tourist type books or pamphlets as to what was around that area within walking distance because once you get your car out of the must do vallet, your done. Our room was facing the beautiful park across the street which was great during the day but at night there is no sleep due to the partying and motorcycle reving going on directly downstairs. If you want sleep get the back of the hotel... Staff was very nice and helpful. We had to call because we were running late and our lady was nice to assure us our room was good.. Great hotel depending on what your looking for....

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price and location its worth it!! If you plan on hanging out, leaving the room take it! There were all kinds of people, from couples to party goers etc. They give out coffee in the a.m. also if you want to eat everything is located walking distance. If you want to get many trips for your one plane ticket ask the receptionist at the desk it was a lady with sandy blondish brown hair really nice she got the hook up on key west, snorkling tours etc its a whole binder to choose frm.......rooms are literally rooms but hey go have fun and get out the room to explore florida!!! Me and my spouse used the room for rest, and to drink then back out to paint the town!! Have fun

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had 1 night here unfortunately but arrived very late on a Saturday night and found ourselves in the middle of party Central which was a bit disconcerting. However the rooms were plain but clean and the staff very friendly. I loved it that I found a souvenir fridge magnet with a picture of this hotel on it. My only real complaint is that we only found 1 power point to charge all our phones and that was next to the sink in the bathroom

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location!. No Pool. Don't worry the beach is feet away.. free Beach Towels. Free Wi-Fi, Ok Bedrooms, but who's going to stay in the rooms, you go here is just to power nap, change and go right back out... Great, Great Customer Service... 3rd time staying at this Hotel, Not Modern, not brand new, but clean enough to be there for days or weeks. Will go Back for my 4th time.... Not perfect hotel, Perfect Location Yes.. Not the cleanness, but like I said, you don't book this hotel for luxury stay or to relax, is just a place to keep your luggage, power-nap, change, shower, and go right back out to the fun fun.... Mangos-club, a block away, wet willies, 10 feet away, Skyline-Lounge a few block away on Washington ave, taxi service is great they get you a good taxi driver very friendly.... Does Have A/C!!... -Remember, this Hotel is perfect location for partying, and staying busy.. NOT Relaxing!. or Pool Time.. *****Beach is Right Across the Street!.

Room Tip: Any room to me is good!.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most likely it is employees etc. over riding the BAD reviews and writing good reviews,,,, NOBODY in their right mind would EVER go out of their way to write a good review on this hotel...

Although the Starlite Hotel hotel is ideal for its location considering it is right in the heart of South Beach on the main strip, It is extremely disgusting and the rooms are extremely filthy inside.
We found several hairs including pubic hair on our bed sheets and main cover,, I even found a black hair about 8 inches long on my clean towel as well...

The entire staff including the main check in counter people are VERY trashy...

The photos of the rooms on their website are as good as it gets and in person they are NOT actually even that nice...

Thats why the price is cheaper than most of the other hotels on the main strip,,, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR ! ! !

If your young and all you want to do is party and have a place to take a shower and a place to sleep uncomfortably then this place might be okay for you...

Personally speaking a good deal is getting a decent hotel at a decent fair price,,,, The Starlite hotel DOES NOT fit this description...

I'm not a hard to please person but I wanted to write this review to hopefully help future people not make the same mistake we did...

Here's a few places we have stayed in the past and were very pleased,,,
BLUE MOON HOTEL ( It's one block over from the main strip on Collins Ave. ) VERY NICE & CLEAN...

COLONY HOTEL ( On main strip located a few doors down from Starlite Hotel ) NICE...

It's true,,, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR....

Just some good advice and I hope this helps at least a few people out...

Room Tip: Do NOT stay at this hotel,,, Disgusting...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I recently stayed at the hotel on June 22-25. The female staff were very helpful and polite. The location is perfect and you can catch the bus to other locations on the strip or to downtown Miami. At first I was nervous about booking the hotel because of the reviews. The price and air flight was perfect. If you want a five star hotel stay at the Ritz. It's a budget friendly hotel. Also, the # 150 bus on Washington and 9th street will take you to the airport for 2.65 and you can catch the #150 front the airport. If your traveling solo or you have small luggage don't waste your money on a cab that cost # 35 plus tip.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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 Starlite Hotel

Address: 750 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #148 of 201 hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Starlite Hotel 2*
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