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“Great Location!” 3 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 #156 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
New York City, New York
“Great Location!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Starlite is an affordable hotel at a great location. Our room was rather small but it came with a refrigerator and served it's purpose. We only needed to sleep and shower there. My only complaint is that I wish there was a 24 hour housekeeping staff on the premises. We had to go buy toilet tissue.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 2 weeks ago

Moved here after our previous hotel had bumped up its prices for the weekend, beyond our budget. For its Ocean Drive location, the Starlite is great value. Steps from the beach, bars and restaurants, you couldn't be any closer to the action.

But that also means some noise from revellers, but you knew that right, otherwise you wouldn't be staying in SoBe! Light sleepers beware... That said, some guests are downright disrespectful; hollering in the hallways in the early morning hours, and every time we left our room the corridors/elevator stank of weed and or cigarettes, mostly weed. So this is party central - you have been warned.

The front desk staff are no-nonsense rather than friendly but I don't blame them given the clientele they mostly deal with.

The room itself was spacious enough for a one night stay, and clean, as was the bathroom. For $85 inc. tax for an Ocean Drive location, in peak summer season, it was a very fair deal. Especially as they are one of the few hotels NOT charging the exorbitant, ridiculous "resort fee" that most properties charge PER DAY for so-called "free" wifi, "free" watered down "cocktails" and "free" airport shuttle (that you don't necessarily use if you're not staying there at the beginning or end of your trip). This alone means I'm a fan of the Starlite, even if the hotel is far from perfect.

Had breakfast at the sidewalk Starlite Cafe once which is under separate management. Service was slow and the waitresses were young, inexperienced and seemed to have no idea what was going on.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Griswold, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was booking this hotel I was looking for something simple, cheap, and right in the action. I booked through expedia and this was one of the cheaper hotels. Seeing how it was one of the cheaper ones I was a little nervous how it was going to be in person. Arriving at the hotel I was like where exactly do I go? The entrance of the hotel is kind of hidden but its there! The front desk lady was very helpful(forgot her name!). We got to our room and it didn't look that bad at all. For the price, room was doable! The view from the window was the ally way which I knew could happen from reading reviews. That was no big deal because I didn't go on vacation to look out the window all day. Location of this hotel is KEY! This hotel is right on Ocean Drive, right in the middle of the action for the bars, restaurants, and beach.

In the end, this hotel offers a cheap price though you won't getting something amazing. Window view may not be spectacular but then again your not spending your trip in the hotel 24/7. Best part is the location of the hotel!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is definitely for anyone that is looking to have a good time on ocean drive and take in the Miami sun. It is primarily located in a party scene area. With the beach just steps a way, literally across the street from the hotel. Sleeping is less than likely because of the location and thin walls. The room was sufficient, wool sheets in Miami is something I would not consider ideal.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stood with my thirteen year old son after a cruise. Read many mixed reviews and went with an open mind. The room was basic, yet had the essentials including a fridge and a microwave. I did not put the microwave to use, but it's nice to have. Being there weekend of 4th of July I expected not to sleep, no complaints there, did not hear a sound. The doors are thin the walls appear to be good enough to let you sleep. The bed was comfortable as were the pillows, the room appears clean, however it doesn't seem like they mopped prior to my arrival. The floors were full of sand....a broom and a mop can go a long way.

The hotel didn't not charge a resort fee so I would return based on location, and price. The receptionist in the morning was really nice.

Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we stay in Miami we usually stay at the Colony Hotel, they were booked so we stayed here!!! We were greeted by Patty a 13 year employee she was nice and checked us in early. The Hotel is clean and the room was awesome. I don't understand the negative reviews I've read for this place. We had a TV fridge and Microwave. I think we've found our new South Beach Hotel. It was right where we like it on Ocean Drive. I think the problem is with negative reviewers are that they are expecting Hilton- type Hotels on the strip.

  • Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I went for my honeymoon around June 1st or so of 2014. IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE EVER!! The lady at the front desk spoke spanish and she was beyond friendly and amazing. I kid you not! We had reserved a room but she was able to get us a Honeymoon suite, which made our honeymoon so special. It meant so much for us that she blessed us. The room was amazing and had a great view and the bed....THE BED...ITS WAS SO COMFY. We DID NOT HAVE ANY ISSUES with staff or hotel. Hotel was clean, and in the middle of the beach and stores and music and EVERYTHING! Love love love this hotel!!! THANK YOU AGAIN STARLITE!!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #156 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Starlite Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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